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

Julianne Moore and Marisa Tomei are included on this list along with many other notable BU Terriers.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Boston University?” and “Which celebrities are Boston University alumni?”

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Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Howard Stern Talk show host, Television producer, Actor

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Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Bill O'Reilly Commentator, Journalist, Television producer

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Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Rosie O'Donnell Editor, Talk show host, Comedian

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Joe Rogan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Joe Rogan Television presenter, Commentator, Announcer

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Geena Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Geena Davis Television producer, Film Producer, Model

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Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil rights activist, Writer, Minister of religion

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Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Julianne Moore Theatrical producer, Television producer, Film Producer

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Jason Alexander is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Jason Alexander Television director, Comedian, Television producer

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Marisa Tomei is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Marisa Tomei Actor, Voice acting

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Paul Reubens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Paul Reubens Television director, Comedian, Television producer

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Rob Mariano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Rob Mariano Foreman, Coach, Actor

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Faye Dunaway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Faye Dunaway Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

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Alicia Witt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Alicia Witt Songwriter, Pianist, Film Producer

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Joan Baez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Joan Baez Pacifist, Activist, Record producer

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Ginnifer Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni

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Emily Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Emily Deschanel Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

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Fred Richmond is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Fred Richmond Politician

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Bill Simmons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Bill Simmons Podcaster, Sports Columnist, Television producer

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Mariel Hemingway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Mariel Hemingway Actor, Writer

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Andy Cohen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Andy Cohen Television producer, Film Producer, Author

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Peter Paige is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Peter Paige Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor

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Howard Ashman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Howard Ashman Librettist, Musician, Film Producer

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Craig Lucas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Craig Lucas Theatre Director, Screenwriter, Author

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Gaye Adegbalola is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Gaye Adegbalola Guitarist, Singer

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Markos Moulitsas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Markos Moulitsas Publisher, Political writer, Author

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Jay Severin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Jay Severin Political Consultant

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Erica Leerhsen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni

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Robert B. Parker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Robert B. Parker Crime writer, Novelist, Writer

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Fred Allen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Fred Allen Comedian, Writer

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Janice Prishwalko is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Janice Prishwalko Fashion Model, Model

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Bill Duke is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Bill Duke Television director, Film Producer, Actor

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Craig Bierko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Craig Bierko Actor, Singer

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Christine Chubbuck is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Christine Chubbuck Journalist, TV Journalist

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Belden Bly is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni

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Carl Phillips is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Carl Phillips Poet, Professor, Writer

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Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Mickey Cochrane Baseball player

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Olivia Culpo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni

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Sasckya Porto is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni

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Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy Salesperson, Publicist

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Bonnie Hammer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Bonnie Hammer Television producer

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Joe Solmonese is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni

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Shane McMahon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Shane McMahon Businessperson, Wrestler, Screenwriter

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Michael Chiklis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Michael Chiklis Television director, Television producer, Actor

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Stephanie McMahon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Stephanie McMahon Wrestler, Screenwriter, Actor

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Rocco DiSpirito is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Rocco DiSpirito TV chef, Author, Chef

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Neal Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Neal Stephenson Novelist, Science-fiction writer, Author

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Jonny McGovern is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Jonny McGovern Comedian, Musician, Singer

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Noureen DeWulf is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni

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Thomas J. McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Thomas J. McIntyre Politician, Lawyer

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Sylvia Plath is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Boston University Alumni
Sylvia Plath Poet, Novelist, Author