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Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

Updated June 16, 2020 35.3k views458 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Carnegie Mellon University and be of some renown.

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

This is a list that features graduates like Cote de Pablo and Matt Bomer.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Carnegie Mellon University?” and “Which celebrities are Carnegie Mellon University alumni?”
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    Ted Danson

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    Albert Brooks

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    Blair Underwood

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    Jack Plotnick

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    Holly Hunter

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    Ethan Hawke

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    Steven Bochco

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    George Peppard

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    Patrick Wilson

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    Jack Klugman

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    Barbara Feldon

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    Ken Goldberg

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    Shari Belafonte

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    Robert Dennard

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    Robert Dennard (born September 5, 1932) is an American electrical engineer and...  more
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    Michael McKean

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    Stephanie Kwolek

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    Rob Marshall

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    Earl Wild

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    Bruce Weitz

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    Vinod Khosla

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    Zachary Quinto

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    Josh Groban

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