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Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 10.8k views53 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Columbia College Chicago and be of some renown.

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

List features Michelle Monaghan, Nelsan Ellis and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Columbia College Chicago?” and “Which celebrities are Columbia College Chicago alumni?”
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  • 1
    Matt Skiba is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Matt Skiba

    Guitarist, Songwriter

    Age44

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Matthew Thomas Skiba (born February 24, 1976) is an American musician, singer and songwriter... more on Wikipedia

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    #379 of 639 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time#83 of 105 The Best Musical Artists From Illinois

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    Michelle Monaghan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Michelle Monaghan

    Fashion Model, Film Producer

    Age44

    BirthplaceWinthrop, Iowa, United States of America

    Michelle Lynn Monaghan (born March 23, 1976) is an American actress. She is best known for her... more on Wikipedia

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    #1805 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#135 of 348 The Best American Actresses Working Today

  • 3
    Andy Richter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Andy Richter

    Announcer, Comedian

    Age53

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

    Paul Andrew Richter (born October 28, 1966) is an American actor, voice actor, writer,... more on Wikipedia

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    #26 of 26 Celebrities Who Are Doing Their Best To Lift Your Spirits During The Pandemic#1 of 16 The Best Late Night TV Sidekicks

  • 4
    Erica Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Erica Hubbard

    Film Producer, Model

    Age41

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Erica Hubbard (born January 2 1979) is an American actress and model. Hubbard is best known... more on Wikipedia
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    Pat Sajak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Pat Sajak

    Talk show host, Television producer

    Age73

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Pat Sajak ( SAY-jak, born Patrick Leonard Sajdak; October 26, 1946) is an American television... more on Wikipedia

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    #82 of 101 The Most Beloved US Veterans#122 of 131 The Most Annoying TV Hosts

  • 6
    Jake Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Age31

    BirthplaceFort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

    Jake Matthew Lloyd, also known as Jake Broadbent, (born March 5, 1989) is an American former... more on Wikipedia

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    #9 of 15 Famous People Who Turned Their Back On Fame And Just Work Normal Jobs Now#4 of 22 '90s Stars Who Quit Acting

  • 7
    Genndy Tartakovsky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Genndy Tartakovsky

    Television director, Television producer

    Age50

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Genndy Tartakovsky (; born January 17, 1970) is a Russian-American animator, director,... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Kyle Kinane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Kyle Kinane

    Comedian, Screenwriter

    Age43

    Kyle Christian Kinane (born December 23, 1976) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and... more on Wikipedia

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    #229 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time#129 of 165 The Best Hot Ones Guests Ever

  • 9
    Janusz Kamiński is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Janusz Kamiński

    Cinematographer, Film Director

    Age61

    BirthplaceZiębice, Poland

    Janusz Zygmunt Kamiński (Polish: [ˌjanuʂ kaˈmiɲskʲi]; born June 27, 1959) is a Polish... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Ducis Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Ducis Rodgers

    Journalist, TV Journalist
    Ducis Rodgers is an American sportscaster for WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. Prior to joining the... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Nelsan Ellis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Nelsan Ellis

    Film Producer, Actor

    Age41

    BirthplaceHarvey, Illinois, United States of America

    Nelsan Ellis (November 30, 1977 – July 8, 2017) was an American actor and playwright. He... more on Wikipedia

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    #24 of 29 All The Insanely Famous People Who Guest Starred On Veronica Mars#12 of 18 All the Actors Who Have Played Martin Luther King, Jr., Ranked

  • 12
    Rhymefest is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Rhymefest

    Rapper

    Age43

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Che Smith (born July 6, 1977), better known by his stage name Rhymefest, is an American hip... more on Wikipedia

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    #65 of 74 The Best Chicago Rappers#36 of 41 The Very Best Muslim Rappers

  • 13
    John McNaughton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    John McNaughton

    Television director, Film Director

    Age70

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    John McNaughton (born January 13, 1950) is an American film and television director,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Larry Heinemann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Larry Heinemann

    Memoirist, Novelist

    Age76

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Larry Heinemann (born 1944) is an American novelist born and raised in Chicago. His published... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Mauro Fiore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Mauro Fiore

    Cinematographer

    Age56

    BirthplaceMarzi, Italy

    Mauro Fiore (born November 15, 1964) is an Italian-American cinematographer. He was born in... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Scott Adsit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Scott Adsit

    Television director, Comedian

    Age54

    BirthplaceUSA, Northbrook, Illinois

    Robert Scott Adsit (born November 26, 1965) is an American comedian, actor and writer. Born on... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Jim Zulevic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Jim Zulevic

    Comedian, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 41 (1965-2006)

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Jim Zulevic (February 20, 1965 – January 7, 2006) was an American actor, improvisational... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    J.A. Konrath is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    J.A. Konrath

    Novelist, Writer

    Age50

    BirthplaceSkokie, Illinois

    Joseph Andrew Konrath (born 1970 in Skokie, Illinois) is a fiction writer working in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Jeremih is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Jeremih

    Record producer, Singer-songwriter

    Age33

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Jeremy P. Felton (born July 17, 1987), better known by his stage name Jeremih (pronunciation:... more on Wikipediaspotify buy button

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    #18 of 50 The Best R&B Artists Of 2019, Ranked#13 of 46 The Best R&B Artists Of 2020, Ranked

  • 20
    Jay Johnston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Jay Johnston

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age51

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Jay Johnston (born October 22, 1968) is an American actor and comedian best known for his work... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Brant Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Brant Daugherty

    Actor

    Age35

    BirthplaceMason, Ohio, United States of America

    Brant David Daugherty (born August 20, 1985) is an American actor, known for his recurring... more on Wikipedia

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    #905 of 1,030 The Best Actors in Film History#26 of 44 Celebrities Who Got Married In 2019

  • 22
    Joe Meno is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Joe Meno

    Novelist, Author

    Age46

    Joe Meno (born 1974) is a novelist, writer of short fiction, playwright, and music journalist... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Brian Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Brian Ulrich

    Photographer

    Age49

    BirthplaceNorthport, Huntington, New York

    Brian Ulrich (born 1971) is an American photographer known for his photographic exploration of... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Rashid Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Rashid Johnson

    Photographer

    Age43

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Rashid Johnson (born 1977) is an American artist who produces conceptual post-black art.... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Matthew Santos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni

    Matthew Santos

    Painter, Musician

    Age37

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota

    Matthew Santos is an American rock and folk singer-songwriter, musician and painter. His... more on Wikipedia
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