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

List features graduates like Eva Mendes, Alyson Hannigan and other famous CSUN alumni. That's what CSUN is known for!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to California State University, Northridge?” and “Which celebrities are California State University, Northridge alumni?”

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Eva Mendes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Eva Mendes Spokesperson, Businessperson, Model Eva Mendes is an American actress, model, singer and designer. She began acting in the late 1990s, and after a series of roles in B movies such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror and ...more

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Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Paula Abdul Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Choreographer Paula Julie Abdul is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality. She is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. She began her ...more

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Alyson Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Alyson Hannigan Actor Alyson Lee Hannigan is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lily Aldrin on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your ...more

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Mia St. John is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Mia St. John Businessperson, Model, Professional Boxer Mia Rosales St. John is a Mexican-American professional boxer and former WBC champion in the super welterweight division. She is also the IBA and IFBA lightweight champion. She is also a model, ...more

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Cheech Marin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Cheech Marin Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter Cheech Marin is an comedian, actor and screenwriter.

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Jenny Shimizu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Jenny Shimizu Model, Actor Jenny Lynn Shimizu is a Japanese American model and actress from San Jose, California.

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Richard Dreyfuss is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Richard Dreyfuss Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Richard Stephen Dreyfuss is an American actor best known for starring in a number of film, television, and theater roles since the late 1960s, including the films American Graffiti, Jaws, Close ...more

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Cindy Margolis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Cindy Margolis Pin-up girl, Model, Supermodel Cynthia Dawn "Cindy" Margolis is an American glamour spokesmodel and actress.

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Teri Garr is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Teri Garr Actor, Voice acting, Dancer Terry Ann "Teri" Garr is an American actress and dancer best known for her film roles in Young Frankenstein; Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Oh, God!; Mr. Mom; After Hours; The ...more

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Jenna Elfman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Jenna Elfman Television producer, Actor, Voice acting Jennifer Mary "Jenna" Elfman is an American television and film actress. She is best known for her roles as Dharma on the 1997–2002 American television sitcom Dharma & Greg and as ...more

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Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Phil Hartman Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman was a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family moved to the United States ...more

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Morris Chestnut is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Morris Chestnut Film Producer, Actor Morris L. Chestnut is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the films Boyz n the Hood, The Best Man and its sequel, The Brothers, Two Can Play That Game, Like Mike, Ladder 49, The ...more

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Deanne Bray is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Deanne Bray Actor Deanne Bray is an American actress. Bray was born deaf and is bilingual in American Sign Language and English. She is best known for her role as Sue Thomas in the show Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye. She ...more

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Larry Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Larry Wilcox Businessperson, Film Producer, Actor Larry Dee Wilcox is an American actor, best known for his role as Officer Jonathan "Jon" Baker in CHiPs, an American television series. He is a decorated Marine veteran, accomplished ...more

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Gene Baur is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Gene Baur Activist, Entrepreneur, Author Gene Baur is an activist, author, and president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, a farm animal rescue organization. He is vegan and has been involved with animal rights since he founded the ...more

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Rory Markas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Rory Markas Announcer Rory Markas was an American sportscaster best known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's play-by-play broadcaster for eight seasons, and as the radio voice of the University of Southern ...more

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Jillian Michaels is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Jillian Michaels Talk show host, Television producer, Film Producer Jillian Michaels is an American personal trainer, businesswoman, author and television personality from Los Angeles, California. Michaels is best known for her appearances on NBC's The Biggest ...more

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Ralph Larkin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Ralph Larkin Ralph Wild Larkin is an American sociologist and research consultant. He is the author of Suburban Youth in Cultural Crisis, Beyond Revolution: A New Theory of Social Movements, and ...more

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Andy Summers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Andy Summers Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter Andrew "Andy" James Summers is an English multi-instrumentalist, born in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire. Best known as the guitarist for rock band The Police, he has also recorded twelve ...more

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Rodolfo Acuña is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Rodolfo Acuña Writer Rodolfo Francisco Acuña, Ph.D., is an American historian, professor emeritus, and one of various scholars of Chicano studies, which he teaches at California State University, Northridge. ...more

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Kristen Cloke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Kristen Cloke Actor Kristen Ann Cloke is an American actress. She is best known for her work in Space: Above and Beyond, and has acted in several small parts of other TV series as well as a role in Final

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Jimmy Delshad is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Jimmy Delshad Politician Jamshid "Jimmy" Delshad is an Iranian-American politician in the state of California. He became Mayor of Beverly Hills on March 21, 2007 and again on March 16, 2010. He is the first ...more

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Ron Insana is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Ron Insana Ron Insana is a reporter for Market Score Board Report with Ron Insana, syndicated by Compass, and a Senior Analyst and Commentator at CNBC. He was Managing Director of Insana Capital Partners ...more

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Robert Englund is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Robert Englund Television director, Actor, Voice acting Robert Barton Englund is an American actor, voice-actor, singer, and director, best known for playing the fictional serial killer Freddy Krueger, in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He ...more

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Kate McNeil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Kate McNeil Actor, Teacher Kate McNeil is an American television actress. She began her acting career on the soap opera As the World Turns in 1981. In 1982, she appeared in the low-budget comedy Beach House, billed as ...more

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Andy Luckey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Andy Luckey Illustrator, Television director, Television producer Andrew A. Luckey is an American writer, director and producer, primarily of animated works. He also writes and illustrates children's books and Bible studies. Luckey has produced over 300 hours ...more

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Serj Tankian is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Serj Tankian Record producer, Poet, Guitarist Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian–American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist. He is best known as the lead vocalist, ...more

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Linda Lingle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Linda Lingle Publisher, Politician Linda Lingle is an American politician, who was the sixth Governor of Hawaii from 2002 until 2010. She was the first Republican elected governor of Hawaii since the departure of William F. Quinn ...more

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Scott J. Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Scott J. Horowitz Astronaut Scott Jay "Doc" Horowitz is a retired American astronaut and a veteran of four space shuttle missions.

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David Mullich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
David Mullich Programmer David Mullich is an American game producer and designer best known for creating the cult classic 1980 adventure game The Prisoner, producing the 1995 adaptation I Have No Mouth, and I Must ...more

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Leland Sklar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Leland Sklar Bassist, Singer-songwriter, Actor Leland Bruce "Lee" Sklar is an American musician and film score composer. A prominent electric bassist, Sklar has contributed to over 2,000 albums as a session musician. He has ...more

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Charles Noski is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Charles Noski Charles H. Noski retired from Bank of America, September 1, 2012 .

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Utt Panichkul is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Utt Panichkul VJ, Model, Actor Utt, born Greg Uttsada Panichkul, on September 3, 1973, in California, is a Thai-American actor, host and model based in Singapore. He was a VJ for MTV Asia for over 15 years, making him one of ...more

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Joan Chen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Joan Chen Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Joan Chen is a Chinese-American actress, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. She became famous in China for her performance in the 1979 film Little Flower and came to international ...more

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Charles Martin Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Charles Martin Smith Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter Charles Martin Smith is an American film actor, writer, and director. He is best known for his roles in American Graffiti, Never Cry Wolf, Starman, and The Untouchables and for writing and ...more

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Wendi Deng Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Wendi Deng Murdoch Businessperson Wendi Murdoch is a film producer.

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Robert Fick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Robert Fick Baseball player Robert Charles Fick is a former Major League Baseball first baseman. In 2002, he was named to the American League All-Star Team.

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Harry Northup is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Harry Northup Poet, Actor Harry Northup is an American actor and poet.

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Mike Curb is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Mike Curb Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter Michael "Mike" Curb is an American musician, record company executive, and NASCAR car owner. A Republican, he served as the 42nd Lieutenant Governor of California from 1979 to 1983 ...more

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Tuan Le is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Tuan Le Tuan Le is a Vietnamese-American professional poker player, known for his aggression and risk-taking. Of Vietnamese ancestry, Le was raised in Kansas City, USA, but by middle school age he was ...more

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Jennifer Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Jennifer Tisdale Actor, Singer Jennifer Kelly Tisdale is an American actress and singer who known for being the sister of High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale and for roles in films like Bring It On: In It to Win It.

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Bill Handel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Bill Handel Radio personality, Lawyer William Wolf Handel is the director and founder of the Center for Surrogate Parenting and an AM radio personality in Los Angeles, California. William Handel currently hosts two radio programs on ...more

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Florence Griffith Joyner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Florence Griffith Joyner Actor, Track and field athlete Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner, also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the fastest woman of all time based on the fact that the world records she set ...more

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Marcus Brady is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Marcus Brady American football player Marcus Brady is a former professional Canadian football quarterback and the current offensive coordinator of the Toronto Argonauts. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Toronto ...more

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Adam Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Adam Kennedy Baseball player Adam Thomas Kennedy is an American former Major League Baseball second baseman. He played for the Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners, Los ...more

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Don Hahn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Don Hahn Film Producer, Artist, Film Director Don Hahn is an American film producer who is credited with producing some of the most successful animated films in recent history including The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, the first ...more

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Lyman Bostock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Lyman Bostock Baseball player Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr. was an American professional baseball player. He played Major League Baseball for four seasons, as an outfielder for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels. He ...more

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Drew Allan Cicconi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni

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Kameron Loe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Kameron Loe Baseball player Kameron David Loe is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He previously pitched in Major League Baseball for the Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, ...more

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Caroline Pal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Caroline Pal Caroline "Caz" Pal is a cocktail waitress who is dating Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps.