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List of famous alumni from Boston College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Boston College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Boston College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Boston College 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 Boston College.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, like Amy Poehler and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Boston College?” and “Which celebrities are Boston College alumni?”
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Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Ice Hockey Player

Age: 50

Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas

Brian Joseph Leetch (born March 3, 1968) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 18 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons with the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple ...more

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Author, Actor, Presenter

Age: 41

Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island, United States of America

Elisabeth DelPadre Hasselbeck (née Filarski; born May 28, 1977) is a retired American television personality and talk show host. Hasselbeck was born and raised in Cranston, Rhode Island. ...more

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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer

Age: 47

Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Amy Meredith Poehler (; born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, director, producer, and writer. After studying improv at Chicago's Second City and ImprovOlympic in the early ...more

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Amanda Hearst is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Fashion Model

Age: 35

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Amanda Randolph Hearst (born January 5, 1984) is an American socialite, activist, fashion model, and heiress to the Hearst Corporation, William Randolph Hearst's media conglomerate. She is an ...more
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Leonard Nimoy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Poet, Songwriter, Actor

Age: 87

Birthplace: West End, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Leonard Simon Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer, and songwriter. He was known for playing Spock in the Star Trek ...more

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Ed McMahon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Spokesperson, Announcer, Comedian

Age: Dec. at 86 (1923-2009)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American announcer, game show host, comedian, trapeze artist, police officer, actor and singer. McMahon and Johnny Carson ...more

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Tip O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Writer

Age: Dec. at 82 (1912-1994)

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill Jr. (December 9, 1912 – January 5, 1994) was an American politician who served as the 47th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1977 ...more
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Clinton Kelly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

Age: 50

Birthplace: Panama City, Panama

Clinton Kelly (born February 22, 1969) is an American fashion consultant and media personality known for his role as co-host on What Not to Wear, a reality program that featured fashion ...more
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Maile Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 53

Birthplace: USA, Honolulu, Hawaii

Maile Flanagan (born May 19, 1965) is an American actress and voice actress, best known for her roles as Naruto Uzumaki in the English dub of Naruto and Terry Perry on Lab Rats. She has also had ...more
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John Wieners is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Poet, Writer

Age: Dec. at 68 (1934-2002)

Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts

John Joseph Wieners (January 6, 1934 – March 1, 2002) was an American poet.
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John McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Editor, Commentator, Speechwriter

Age: 91

Birthplace: Rhode Island, United States of America

John Joseph McLaughlin (; March 29, 1927 – August 16, 2016) was an American television personality and political commentator. He created, produced, and hosted the political commentary series The ...more
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Cheryl Jacques is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician

Age: 57

Cheryl Ann Jacques (born February 17, 1962) is an American politician and attorney who served six terms in the Massachusetts Senate, was the president of the Human Rights Campaign for 11 months, ...more
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Chris O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Television producer, Model, Actor

Age: 48

Birthplace: Winnetka, Illinois, United States of America

Christopher Eugene O'Donnell (born June 26, 1970) is an American actor and former model. He played Charlie Simms in Scent of a Woman, Chris Reece in School Ties, D'Artagnan in The Three ...more

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John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Spokesperson, Prosecutor, Politician

Age: 75

Birthplace: Aurora, Colorado, USA

John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American politician who served as the 68th United States Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously ...more

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Paul Hodes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 67

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Paul William Hodes (born March 21, 1951) is an American attorney, musician, and former U.S. Representative for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district, serving from 2007 until 2011. He is a ...more
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John F. Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 87 (1863-1950)

Birthplace: East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald (February 11, 1863 – October 2, 1950) was an American politician, father of Rose Kennedy and maternal grandfather of President John F. Kennedy. ...more
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Paul Sally is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Mathematician

Age: Dec. at 80 (1933-2013)

Birthplace: Roslindale, Boston, Massachusetts

Paul Joseph Sally, Jr. (January 29, 1933 – December 30, 2013) was a professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago, where he was the Director of Undergraduate Studies for 30 years. His ...more
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Michael E. Capuano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 67

Birthplace: 02143, Middlesex County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Michael Everett Capuano (; born January 9, 1952) is an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts from 1999 to 2019. A Democrat, his district included the ...more
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Christopher George Kenne... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 55

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Christopher George "Chris" Kennedy (born July 4, 1963) is an American businessman, politician, and Chair of Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, Inc. He is a son of former U.S. Senator ...more
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Timothy Stack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 62

Birthplace: USA, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Timothy Stack (born November 21, 1954) is an American actor, producer and screenwriter.
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Edward J. King is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, American football player, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 81 (1925-2006)

Birthplace: Chelsea, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Edward Joseph King (May 11, 1925 – September 18, 2006) was an American politician who served as the 66th Governor of Massachusetts from 1979 to 1983. A member of the Democratic Party until 1985, ...more
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Thomas Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Venture capitalist
Tom Stephenson focused on software and services investments. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 1988, Tom spent 22 years with Fidelity Investments in Boston where he helped found Fidelity ...more
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Salvatore DiMasi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 73

Birthplace: North End, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Salvatore Francis "Sal" DiMasi (born 1945) is a former Democratic state representative in Massachusetts. The former Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives originally ...more
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George V. Higgins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Professor, Novelist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 60 (1939-1999)

Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts

George V. Higgins (November 13, 1939 – November 6, 1999) was an American author, lawyer, newspaper columnist, raconteur and college professor. He authored 29 books, including Bomber's Law, Trust ...more
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Stephen Lynch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 63

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Stephen Francis Lynch (born March 31, 1955) is an American politician who has served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts since 2001. He is a Democrat representing ...more