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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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Elisabeth Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Author, Actor, Presenter Elisabeth DelPadre Hasselbeck is an American television personality and talk show host. Born and raised in Cranston, Rhode Island, she attended St. Mary Academy – Bay View as a teenager and ...more

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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer Amy Meredith Poehler is an American actress, comedian, voice artist, director, producer and writer. She was raised in Burlington, Massachusetts, graduated from Boston College in 1993 and moved ...more

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Amanda Hearst is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Fashion Model Amanda Randolph Hearst is an American socialite, activist, fashion model, and heiress to the Hearst Corporation, William Randolph Hearst's media conglomerate. She is an associate market editor ...more

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Leonard Nimoy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Poet, Songwriter, Actor Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, poet, singer and songwriter. He was known for his role as Mr. Spock of the Star Trek franchise. Nimoy began his ...more

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Ed McMahon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Spokesperson, Announcer, Comedian Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. was an American comedian, game show host and announcer. He is most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson's sidekick, announcer, and ...more

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Tip O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Writer Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill, Jr. was an American politician and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. O'Neill was an outspoken liberal Democrat and influential member ...more

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Clinton Kelly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Clinton Kelly is an American fashion consultant and media personality best known for his role as co-host on What Not to Wear, a reality program that featured fashion makeovers. He shared on-air ...more

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Maile Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor Maile Flanagan is an American actress, best known for her roles as the protagonist ninja Naruto Uzumaki in Naruto, as Principal Perry on Lab Rats, and as Janet in Yes Man.

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John Wieners is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Poet, Writer John Joseph Wieners was an American poet.

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John McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Editor, Commentator, Speechwriter John McLaughlin is an American television personality and political commentator. He created, produces, and hosts the long-running political commentary series The McLaughlin Group as well as John ...more

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Cheryl Jacques is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician Cheryl Ann Jacques is a Massachusetts administrative judge in the Department of Industrial Accidents, and former politician who served six terms in the Massachusetts Senate. She also worked as ...more

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Chris O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Television producer, Model, Actor Christopher Eugene "Chris" O'Donnell is an American actor. He played Dick Grayson/Robin in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, Charlie Simms in Scent of a Woman, Finn Dandridge in ...more

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John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Spokesperson, Prosecutor, Politician John Forbes Kerry is an American politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State. He has served in the United States Senate, and was chairman of the Senate Foreign ...more

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Paul Hodes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Paul William Hodes is an attorney, musician, and the former U.S. Representative for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district, serving from 2007 until 2011. He is a member of the Democratic ...more

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John F. Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald was an American politician, father of Rose Kennedy and grandfather of President John F. Kennedy. Fitzgerald was a Democratic congressman who went ...more

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Paul Sally is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Mathematician Paul Joseph Sally, Jr. was a professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago, where he was the Director of Undergraduate Studies for 30 years. His research areas were p-adic analysis and ...more

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Michael E. Capuano is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Michael Everett "Mike" Capuano is an American politician who serves as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district. A member of the Democratic Party, his ...more

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Christopher George Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Businessperson Christopher George Kennedy is an American businessman. He is chairman of Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, Inc., and former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. Until ...more

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Timothy Stack is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Television producer, Screenwriter Timothy Stack is an American film and television actor and screenwriter.

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Edward J. King is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, American football player, Lawyer Edward Joseph "Ed" King was the 66th Governor of the U.S. state of Massachusetts from 1979 to 1983.

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Thomas Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 21 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) 22 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Salvatore F. "Sal" DiMasi is a former Democratic state representative in Massachusetts. The former Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives originally joined the state ...more

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George V. Higgins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Professor, Novelist, Writer George V. Higgins was an American author, lawyer, newspaper columnist, and college professor. He is best known for his bestselling crime novels. His full name was George Vincent Higgins II, ...more

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Stephen Lynch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Stephen Francis Lynch 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 the state's 8th ...more

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Susan J. Kelley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Nurse, Psychologist, Nursing Susan J. Kelley is the former Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences at Georgia State University. She is also currently a Professor of Nursing and the Director of the National Center ...more

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Lisa Lampanelli is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Journalist, Film Producer, Screenwriter Lisa Lampanelli is an American stand-up comedian and insult comic. She is noted for her racy and controversial style of comedy. Much of her material is ethnic humor, centering around various ...more

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Richard Siber is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Richard Siber, Founder and President of SiberConsulting LLC, has spent the last 21 years exclusively in the wireless industry. Mr. Siber recently retired as a partner in the Communications High ...more

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William F. Galvin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician William Francis Galvin is the 27th and current Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth.

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Michael F. Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician Michael F. Flaherty is an at-large member of the Boston City Council. He is a member of the United States Democratic Party. He was elected Boston City Council Vice President in 2001 and Boston ...more

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John Loftus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
John Loftus Writer John Joseph Loftus is an American author, former US government prosecutor and former Army intelligence officer. He is a president of The Intelligence Summit and president of the Florida ...more

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William O. Wheatley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Journalist William O. Wheatley, Jr. is a retired executive vice president for NBC News, responsible for domestic and international news gathering, hard-news programming, relationships with international ...more

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Linda Dorcena Forry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Manager Linda Dorcena Forry is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts Senate, representing the 1st Suffolk district since June 2013. She previously represented the 12th Suffolk District in the ...more

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Michael Faletra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

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John Charles Daly is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Game Show Host John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly, generally known as John Charles Daly or simply John Daly, was an American journalist, game show host, and radio personality, probably best known for hosting ...more

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Connie Sellecca is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Spokesperson, Model, Actor Connie Sellecca is an American actress and former model, best known for her roles on the television series The Greatest American Hero and Hotel, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe ...more

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Pat LaMarche is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Social activist, Teacher Patricia Helen "Pat" LaMarche is an American political figure and activist with the Green Party of the United States; she was the party's vice-presidential candidate in the 2004 U.S. ...more

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Kevin White is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician Kevin Hagan White was a United States politician best known as the Mayor of Boston, an office he was first elected at the age of 38, and that he held for four terms, amounting to 16 years, from ...more

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Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Ice Hockey Player Brian Joseph Leetch is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played 18 National Hockey League seasons with the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Boston Bruins. He is ...more

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Matt Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
American football player Matthew Michael Hasselbeck is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Green ...more

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Jared Dudley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Basketball player Jared Anthony Dudley is an American professional basketball swingman with the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. Dudley was born in San Diego, California.

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Phil Schiller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Businessperson Philip W. Schiller is the senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple Inc. He is a prominent figure in Apple's public presentations. He aids Apple CEO Tim Cook and has been a member of ...more

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Michael D. White is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Businessperson Michael D. White was elected to PepsiCo's Board and named Vice Chairman of PepsiCo in March 2006. He continues to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo International, a ...more

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Bill Romanowski is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Actor, American football player William Thomas "Bill" Romanowski is a former American football player. He was born in Vernon, Connecticut. A linebacker, he graduated from Rockville High School in 1984, Boston College ...more

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Margaret Heckler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Diplomat Margaret Mary Heckler is a Republican politician from Massachusetts who served in the United States House of Representatives for eight terms, from 1967 until 1983 and was later the Secretary of ...more

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Dan Koppen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
American football player Daniel Koppen is an American football center who is currently a free agent in the National Football League. He played college football for Boston College, and was drafted by the New England ...more

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Joseph Doria is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician Joseph V. Doria Jr. is an American Democratic Party politician, who served as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in the cabinet of Governor Jon Corzine from 2007 ...more

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Mark Chmura is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
American football player Mark William Chmura, is a former American football tight end, who played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers.

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Tim Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
American football player Timothy Thomas "Tim" Hasselbeck is a retired American football quarterback who is currently an analyst for ESPN. He played seven seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants, Washington ...more

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Wayne A. Budd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Lawyer Wayne Budd is senior counsel at Goodwin Procter, in the firm's Litigation Department, where he specializes in advising clients on business and commercial litigation matters. Past senior ...more

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Mike Mottau is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete Michael Joseph Mottau is an American retired professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League. He was drafted in the seventh round, 182nd overall, by the New York ...more