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Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

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List Rules People 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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Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter

Age: Dec. at 59 (1928-1987)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Ted Danson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Activist, Film Producer, Author

Age: 71

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego

Edward Bridge Danson III (born December 29, 1947) is an American actor and producer who played the lead character Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom Cheers, Jack Holden in the films Three Men and a ...more

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Albert Brooks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Screenwriter

Age: 71

Birthplace: Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America

Albert Lawrence Brooks (born Albert Lawrence Einstein; July 22, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for ...more

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Blair Underwood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 54

Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington

Blair Erwin Underwood (born August 25, 1964) is an American television, film, and stage actor and director. He played attorney Jonathan Rollins on the NBC legal drama L.A. Law for seven years. ...more

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Jack Plotnick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 50

Birthplace: Worthington, Ohio, USA

Jack Stuart Plotnick (born October 30, 1968) is an American film and television actor, writer, and producer. Plotnick is possibly best known for his role as Edmund Kay in the 1998 period drama ...more
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Holly Hunter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 60

Birthplace: Conyers, Georgia, United States of America

Holly Hunter (born March 20, 1958) is an American actress and producer. For her performance as Ada McGrath in the 1993 drama film The Piano, she won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe ...more

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James Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Actor

Age: 79

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) is an American actor. Some of his more notable films include Babe (1995), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), L.A. Confidential (1997), The Green Mile ...more

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Ethan Hawke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Theatre Director, Novelist, Screenwriter

Age: 48

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America

Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an American actor, writer, and director. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards and a Tony Award. Hawke has directed three feature films, ...more

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Cherry Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Actor

Age: 62

Birthplace: Paris, Tennessee, USA

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Steven Bochco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 75

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Steven Ronald Bochco (December 16, 1943 – April 1, 2018) was a television producer and writer. He developed a number of television series, including Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Doogie Howser, ...more
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George Peppard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: Dec. at 66 (1928-1994)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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Patrick Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Singer

Age: 45

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Patrick Joseph Wilson (born July 3, 1973) is an American actor and singer. He spent his early career starring in Broadway musicals, beginning in 1995. He is a two-time Tony Award nominee for his ...more

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Jack Klugman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Screenwriter

Age: Died at 90 (1922-2012)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Jack Klugman (April 27, 1922 – December 24, 2012) was an American stage, film, and television actor.He began his career in 1950, and started television and film work with roles in 12 Angry Men ...more

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Barbara Feldon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Model, Actor, Writer

Age: 85

Birthplace: Butler, Pennsylvania, USA

Barbara Feldon (born March 12, 1933) is an American character actress who works mostly in the theatre, but is primarily known for her roles on television. Her most prominent role was that of ...more

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Ken Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Professor, Screenwriter, Inventor

Age: 58

Birthplace: Ibadan, Nigeria

Kenneth Y. Goldberg (born 1961) is an American artist, writer, inventor, and researcher in the field of robotics and automation. He is professor and chair of the industrial engineering and ...more
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Shari Belafonte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Model, Actor, Singer

Age: 64

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

Shari Lynn Belafonte (born September 22, 1954) is an American actress, model, writer and singer. The daughter of singer Harry Belafonte, she is known for her role as Julie Gilette on the 1980s ...more
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Robert Dennard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer

Age: 86

Birthplace: Terrell, Texas

Robert Dennard (born September 5, 1932) is an American electrical engineer and inventor. Dennard was born in Terrell, Texas, U.S.. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering ...more
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Michael McKean is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Television director, Comedian

Age: 71

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

Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, and musician, known for a variety of roles played since the 1970s. McKean's first big role was playing annoying neighbor ...more

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Stephanie Kwolek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Stephanie Kwolek Chemist, Inventor

Age: Dec. at 91 (1923-2014)

Birthplace: New Kensington, Pennsylvania

Stephanie Louise Kwolek (July 31, 1923 – June 18, 2014) was an American chemist who is known for inventing Kevlar. She was of Polish heritage and her career at the DuPont company spanned over 40 ...more
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Rob Marshall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Theatre Director, Film Producer, Choreographer

Age: 58

Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin

Robert Doyle Marshall Jr. (born October 17, 1960) is an American film and theater director, producer, and choreographer. His most notable work is the Academy Award-winning film Chicago (2002), ...more
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Earl Wild is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Pianist

Age: Dec. at 95 (1915-2010)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Bruce Weitz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 75

Birthplace: Norwalk, USA, Connecticut

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Vinod Khosla is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist

Age: 64

Birthplace: Delhi, India

Vinod Khosla (born 28 January 1955) is an Indian American billionaire businessman and venture capitalist. He is a co-founder of Sun Microsystems, and the founder of Khosla Ventures. In 2014, ...more
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Zachary Quinto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 41

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Josh Groban is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni
Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 37

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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