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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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