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Famous California State University, Northridge Alumni

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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 Mendes1

    Eva Mendes

    Spokesperson, Businessperson


    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Miami

    Eva de la Caridad Méndez (born March 5, 1974), known professionally as Eva Mendes (), is an...  more

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  • Paula Abdul2

    Paula Abdul

    Television producer, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceSan Fernando, California, United States of America

    Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American dancer, choreographer, singer, actress,...  more

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  • Alyson Hannigan3


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Alyson Lee Hannigan (born March 24, 1974) is an American actress and television presenter. She...  more

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  • Mia St. John4

    Mia St. John

    Businessperson, Model


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Mia Rosales St. John (born June 24, 1967) is an American Mexican professional boxer and former...  more

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    #544 of 670 Rank the Sexiest Current Female Athletes#10 of 74 The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time

  • Cheech Marin5

    Cheech Marin

    Comedian, Film Producer


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marín (born July 13, 1946) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,...  more

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  • Jenny Shimizu6

    Jenny Shimizu

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceSan Jose, USA, California

    Jenny Lynn Shimizu (born June 16, 1967) is an American model and actress from San Jose,...  more

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    #125 of 131 The Hottest California Models of All Time#35 of 54 Famous Lesbian Actresses

  • Richard Dreyfuss7

    Richard Dreyfuss

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (; né Dreyfus; born October 29, 1947) is an American actor best known...  more

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  • Cindy Margolis8

    Cindy Margolis

    Pin-up girl, Model


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

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

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  • Teri Garr9

    Teri Garr

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceLakewood, Ohio, United States of America

    Teri Ann Garr (born December 11, 1944) is a retired American actress, singer, comedian, voice...  more

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  • Jenna Elfman10

    Jenna Elfman

    Television producer, Actor


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Jennifer Mary "Jenna" Elfman (née Butala; born September 30, 1971) is an American actress,...  more

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  • Phil Hartman11

    Phil Hartman

    Comedian, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 50 (1948-1998)

    BirthplaceBrantford, Canada

    Philip Edward Hartmann (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-American actor,...  more

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  • Morris Chestnut12

    Morris Chestnut

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceCerritos, California, United States of America

    Morris Lamont Chestnut Jr. (born January 1, 1969) is an American actor. He first came to...  more

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    #1761 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#29 of 191 The Greatest Black Actors in Film History

  • Deanne Bray13


    BirthplaceCanoga 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...  more
  • Larry Wilcox14

    Larry Wilcox

    Businessperson, Film Producer


    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    Larry Dee Wilcox (born August 8, 1947) is an American actor known for his role as California...  more
  • Gene Baur15

    Gene Baur

    Activist, Entrepreneur
    Gene Baur (born July 24, 1962), formerly known as Gene Bauston, is an author and activist in...  more
  • Rory Markas16

    Rory Markas


    AgeDec. at 55 (1955-2010)

    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California

    Rory Markas (December 20, 1955 – January 4, 2010) was an American sportscaster best known as...  more
  • Jillian Michaels17

    Jillian Michaels

    Talk show host, Television producer


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Jillian Michaels (born February 18, 1974) is an American personal trainer, businesswoman,...  more

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  • Ralph Larkin18
    Ralph Wild Larkin (born May 27, 1940) is an American sociologist and research consultant. He...  more
  • Andy Summers19

    Andy Summers

    Record producer, Guitarist


    BirthplacePoulton-le-Fylde, United Kingdom

    Andrew James Somers (born 31 December 1942), known professionally as Andy Summers, is an...  more

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    #461 of 603 The Best Rock Vocalists#113 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

  • Rodolfo Acuña20


    BirthplaceBoyle Heights, Los Angeles, California

    Rodolfo Francisco Acuña, Ph.D., (born May 18, 1932) is an American historian, professor...  more
  • Kristen Cloke21


    BirthplaceVan Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Kristen Ann Cloke (born September 2, 1968) is an American actress. She appeared in Space:...  more
  • Jimmy Delshad22

    Jimmy Delshad



    BirthplaceShiraz, Iran

    Jamshid "Jimmy" Delshad (Persian: جمشید دلشاد‎) is an Iranian-American politician in the state...  more
  • Ron Insana23

    Ron Insana

    Ron Insana (born March 31, 1961) is a reporter for Market Score Board Report with Ron Insana,...  more
  • Robert Englund24

    Robert Englund

    Television director, Actor


    BirthplaceGlendale, California, United States of America

    Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, singer, and...  more

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  • Kate McNeil25

    Kate McNeil

    Actor, Teacher


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Kate McNeil (born August 17, 1959) is an American actress. She starred in the CBS daytime soap...  more