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Famous American University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 18.7k 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

    Television producer, Film Producer
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    Star Jones

    Talk show host, Journalist
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    Paul Ryan

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    Florence King

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    Florence Virginia King (January 5, 1936 – January 6, 2016) was an American novelist, essayist...  more
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    Parvez Sharma

    Journalist, Film Producer
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    Giuliana Rancic

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

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    Adam Ebbin

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    Henry Rollins

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    Judy Sheindlin

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    George Johnson

    Journalist, Author
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    Robert Byrd

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    Robert Carlyle Byrd (born Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr.; November 20, 1917 – June 28, 2010) was an...  more
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    Brian Dannelly

    Television director, Television producer
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    Connie Morella

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    Michael Weatherly

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

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    Kantathi Suphamongkhon

    Politician, Diplomat
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    Petra Kelly

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    Henepola Gunaratana

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    Barry Josephson

    Television producer, Film Producer
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    Matthew John Amorello (born March 15, 1958) is a former Massachusetts state senator and former...  more
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    Alfonso Meléndez Arana (1927–2005) was a Puerto Rican painter. Arana was born in New York City...  more