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Famous American University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 18.1k views336 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to American University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from American University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from American University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished American University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended American University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from American University.

Examples include Goldie Hawn and Paul Ryan.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to American University?” and “Which celebrities are American University alumni?”
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    Goldie Hawn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Goldie Hawn

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age74

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an American actress, producer, and singer. She... more on Wikipedia

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    Star Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Star Jones

    Talk show host, Journalist

    Age58

    BirthplaceBadin, North Carolina, United States of America

    Starlet Marie Jones (born March 24, 1962) is an American lawyer, journalist, television... more on Wikipedia

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    Paul Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Paul Ryan

    Politician

    Age50

    BirthplaceJanesville, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Paul Davis Ryan (born January 29, 1970) is an American politician who served as the 54th... more on Wikipedia

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    Florence King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Florence King

    Novelist, Writer

    Age84

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Florence Virginia King (January 5, 1936 – January 6, 2016) was an American novelist, essayist... more on Wikipedia
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    Parvez Sharma is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Parvez Sharma

    Journalist, Film Producer

    BirthplaceIndia

    Parvez Sharma is a New York-based Indian filmmaker, author, and journalist. He is a recipient... more on Wikipedia
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    Giuliana Rancic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Giuliana Rancic

    Journalist, Television producer

    Age46

    BirthplaceNaples, Italy

    Giuliana Rancic (; née DePandi; born August 17, 1974) is an Italian-American entertainment... more on Wikipedia

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    Alice Stokes Paul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 92 (1885-1977)

    BirthplaceMount Laurel Township, New Jersey

    Alice Stokes Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977) was an American suffragist, feminist, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Adam Ebbin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Adam Ebbin

    Politician

    Age56

    BirthplaceHuntington, New York

    Adam Paul Ebbin (born November 10, 1963) is an American politician from the Commonwealth of... more on Wikipedia
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    Henry Rollins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Henry Rollins

    Journalist, Comedian

    Age59

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Henry Lawrence Garfield (born February 13, 1961), better known as Henry Rollins, is an... more on Wikipedia

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    Judy Sheindlin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Judy Sheindlin

    Judge, Author

    Age77

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Judith Susan Sheindlin (née Blum; October 21, 1942), known professionally as Judge Judy, is an... more on Wikipedia

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    George Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    George Johnson

    Journalist, Author

    Age68

    BirthplaceFayetteville, Arkansas

    George Johnson (born January 20, 1952) is an American journalist and science writer.
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    Robert Byrd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Robert Byrd

    Statesman, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 93 (1917-2010)

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, North Wilkesboro

    Robert Carlyle Byrd (born Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr.; November 20, 1917 – June 28, 2010) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Dan Mathews is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous American University Alumni
    Dan Mathews (born October 24, 1964) is the Senior Vice President of People for the Ethical... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Brian Dannelly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Brian Dannelly

    Television director, Television producer

    BirthplaceWürzburg, Germany

    Brian Dannelly is an American film director and screenwriter best known for his work on the... more on Wikipedia
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    Alisyn Camerota is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous American University Alumni
    Alisyn Lane Camerota (born June 21, 1966) is an American journalist and anchor of CNN's... more on Wikipedia

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    Connie Morella is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Connie Morella

    Politician

    Age89

    BirthplaceSomerville, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Constance Morella (; née Albanese; born February 12, 1931) is a Republican who represented... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Michael Weatherly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Michael Weatherly

    Television director, Screenwriter

    Age52

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Michael Manning Weatherly Jr. (born July 8, 1968) is an American actor, producer, and director... more on Wikipedia

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    Ed Schrock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Age79

    BirthplaceMiddletown, Ohio, United States of America

    Edward Lee Schrock (born April 6, 1941) is a retired naval officer (1964–1988) and Republican... more on Wikipedia
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    Kantathi Suphamongkhon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Kantathi Suphamongkhon

    Politician, Diplomat

    Age68

    BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    Kantathi Suphamongkhon (Thai กันตธีร์ ศุภมงคล, born April 3, 1952) is a Thai diplomat,... more on Wikipedia
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    Petra Kelly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Petra Kelly

    Politician

    AgeDec. at 45 (1947-1992)

    BirthplaceGünzburg, Germany

    Petra Karin Kelly (29 November 1947 – c. 1 October 1992) was a German Green politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Jeff Gill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous American University Alumni
    Jefferson Morris Gill (born December 22, 1960) is Distinguished Professor of Government,... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Henepola Gunaratana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Henepola Gunaratana

    Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is a Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist monk. He is often affectionately... more on Wikipedia
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    Barry Josephson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Barry Josephson

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age64

    Barry Josephson (born April 2, 1956) is an American film producer and former music manager.
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    Matthew J. Amorello is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous American University Alumni

    Age62

    Matthew John Amorello (born March 15, 1958) is a former Massachusetts state senator and former... more on Wikipedia
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    Alfonso Arana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous American University Alumni
    Alfonso Meléndez Arana (1927–2005) was a Puerto Rican painter. Arana was born in New York City... more on Wikipedia
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