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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

Age: 44

Birthplace: USA, Florida, Miami

Eva de la Caridad Méndez (born March 5, 1974), known professionally as Eva Mendes (), is an American actress, model and businesswoman. Her acting career began in the late 1990s, with a ...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

Age: 56

Birthplace: San Fernando, California, United States of America

Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American dancer, choreographer, singer, actress, and television personality. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the ...more

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Alyson Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Actor

Age: 44

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Alyson Lee Hannigan (born March 24, 1974) is an American actress and television presenter. She is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer ...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

Age: 51

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Mia Rosales St. John (born June 24, 1967) is an American Mexican professional boxer and former World Boxing Council (WBC) champion in the super welterweight division. She is also the IBA and ...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

Age: 72

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marín (born July 13, 1946) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, writer and activist who gained recognition as part of the comedy act ...more

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Jenny Shimizu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 51

Birthplace: San Jose, USA, California

Jenny Lynn Shimizu (born June 16, 1967) is an 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

Age: 71

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

Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (; né Dreyfus; born October 29, 1947) is an American actor best known for starring in popular films between the 1970s and 1990s, including American Graffiti, ...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

Age: 53

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Cynthia Dawn "Cindy" Margolis (born October 1, 1965) is an American glamor 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

Age: 71

Birthplace: Lakewood, Ohio, United States of America

Teri Ann Garr (born December 11, 1944) is a retired American actress, singer, comedian, voice artist and dancer. She frequently appeared in comedic roles throughout her career, which spans four ...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

Age: 47

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: Dec. at 50 (1948-1998)

Birthplace: Brantford, Canada

Philip Edward Hartmann (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family moved to ...more

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Morris Chestnut is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: 50

Birthplace: Cerritos, California

Morris Lamont Chestnut Jr. (born January 1, 1969) is an American actor. He first came to attention for his role in the 1991 film Boyz N The Hood. He has appeared in feature films and on ...more

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Deanne Bray is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Actor

Age: 47

Birthplace: Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Deanne Bray (born 14 May 1971) 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 ...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

Age: 71

Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

Larry Dee Wilcox (born August 8, 1947) is an American actor known for his role as California Highway Patrol Officer (later Captain) Jonathan "Jon" Baker in television series CHiPs, ...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 (born July 24, 1962), formerly known as Gene Bauston, is an author and activist in the animal rights and food movement. He’s been called the "conscience of the food movement" ...more
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Rory Markas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Announcer

Age: Dec. at 55 (1955-2010)

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Rory Markas (December 20, 1955 – January 4, 2010) 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 ...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

Age: 45

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Jillian Michaels (born February 18, 1974) is an American personal trainer, businesswoman, author and television personality from Los Angeles, California. Michaels is best known for her ...more

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Ralph Larkin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni

Age: 78

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

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Andy Summers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: 76

Birthplace: Poulton-le-Fylde, United Kingdom

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Rodolfo Acuña is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Writer

Age: 86

Birthplace: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California

Rodolfo Francisco Acuña, Ph.D., (born May 18, 1932) is an American historian, professor emeritus, and one of various scholars of Chicano studies, which he teaches at California State ...more
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Kristen Cloke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Actor

Age: 50

Birthplace: Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Kristen Ann Cloke (born September 2, 1968) is an American actress. She appeared in Space: Above and Beyond, and has acted in several small parts of other TV series as well as a role in Final ...more
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Jimmy Delshad is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Politician

Age: 78

Birthplace: Shiraz, Iran

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Ron Insana is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Ron Insana

Age: 57

Ron Insana (born March 31, 1961) 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 ...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

Age: 71

Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA

Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, singer, and director, best known for playing the infamous serial killer Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street ...more

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Kate McNeil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni
Actor, Teacher

Age: 59

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Kate McNeil (born August 17, 1959) is an American actress. She starred in the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns from 1981 to 1984, and in 1983 had the leading role in the slasher film ...more