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Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

Updated June 16, 2020 33.7k 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?”
  • Andy Warhol1

    Andy Warhol

    Sculptor, Illustrator

    AgeDec. at 59 (1928-1987)

    BirthplaceAllegheny County, Pennsylvania, Area code 412, Contiguous United States, United States of America

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  • Ted Danson2

    Ted Danson

    Activist, Film Producer


    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, USA

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  • Albert Brooks3

    Albert Brooks

    Television director, Comedian


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America

    Albert Lawrence Brooks (born Albert Lawrence Einstein; July 22, 1947) is an American actor,...  more

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  • Blair Underwood4

    Blair Underwood

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceTacoma, Washington, USA

    Blair Erwin Underwood (born August 25, 1964) is an American television, film, and stage actor...  more

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  • Jack Plotnick5

    Jack Plotnick

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceWorthington, Ohio, USA

    Jack Stuart Plotnick (born October 30, 1968) is an American film and television actor, writer,...  more
  • Holly Hunter6

    Holly Hunter

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceConyers, Georgia, United States of America

    Holly Hunter (born March 20, 1958) is an American actress and producer. For her performance as...  more

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  • James Cromwell7


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) is an American actor. Some of his more notable...  more

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  • Ethan Hawke8

    Ethan Hawke

    Theatre Director, Novelist


    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, USA

    Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an American actor, writer, and director. He has...  more

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  • Cherry Jones9


    BirthplaceParis, Tennessee, USA

    Cherry Jones (born November 21, 1956) is an American actress. A five-time Tony Award nominee...  more

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    Steven Bochco

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Steven Ronald Bochco (December 16, 1943 – April 1, 2018) was a television producer and writer....  more
  • George Peppard11

    George Peppard

    Film Producer, Actor

    AgeDec. at 66 (1928-1994)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    George Peppard Jr. (; October 1, 1928 – May 8, 1994) was an American film and television...  more

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  • Patrick Wilson12

    Patrick Wilson

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Patrick Joseph Wilson (born July 3, 1973) is an American actor and singer. He spent his early...  more

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  • Jack Klugman13

    Jack Klugman

    Television director, Comedian

    AgeDied at 90 (1922-2012)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Jack Klugman (April 27, 1922 – December 24, 2012) was an American stage, film, and television...  more

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  • Barbara Feldon14

    Barbara Feldon

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceButler, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Barbara Feldon (born March 12, 1933) is an American character actress who works mostly in the...  more

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    Ken Goldberg

    Professor, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceIbadan, Nigeria

    Kenneth Y. Goldberg (born 1961) is an American artist, writer, inventor, and researcher in the...  more
  • Shari Belafonte16

    Shari Belafonte

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Shari Lynn Belafonte (born September 22, 1954) is an American actress, model, writer and...  more
  • Robert Dennard17

    Robert Dennard

    Inventor, Electrical engineer


    BirthplaceTerrell, Texas

    Robert Dennard (born September 5, 1932) is an American electrical engineer and...  more
  • Michael McKean18

    Michael McKean

    Film Score Composer, Television director


    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, and musician, known for...  more

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  • Stephanie Kwolek19

    Stephanie Kwolek

    Chemist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 91 (1923-2014)

    BirthplaceNew Kensington, Pennsylvania

    Stephanie Louise Kwolek (July 31, 1923 – June 18, 2014) was an American chemist who is known...  more


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  • Rob Marshall20

    Rob Marshall

    Theatre Director, Film Producer


    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin

    Robert Doyle Marshall Jr. (born October 17, 1960) is an American film and theater director,...  more
  • Earl Wild21

    Earl Wild


    AgeDec. at 95 (1915-2010)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Earl Wild (November 26, 1915 – January 23, 2010) was an American pianist known for his...  more

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  • Bruce Weitz22

    Bruce Weitz

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceNorwalk, USA, Connecticut

    Bruce Peter Weitz (born May 27, 1943) is an American actor who is perhaps best known for his...  more
  • Vinod Khosla23

    Vinod Khosla

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceDelhi, India

    Vinod Khosla (born 28 January 1955) is an Indian American billionaire businessman and venture...  more
  • Zachary Quinto24

    Zachary Quinto

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Zachary John Quinto (; born June 2, 1977) is an American actor and film producer. He is known...  more

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  • Josh Groban25

    Josh Groban

    Record producer, Musician


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Joshua Winslow Groban (born February 27, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and...  more

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