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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.

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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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Matt Skiba is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician Matthew Thomas Skiba is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known for his role as the co-lead vocalist and guitarist of the punk rock band Alkaline Trio, with whom he has recorded ...more

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Michelle Monaghan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Fashion Model, Film Producer, Actor Michelle Lynn Monaghan is an American actress known for her roles in Mission: Impossible III and Ghost Protocol, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Gone Baby Gone, Made of Honor, The Heartbreak Kid, Eagle ...more

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Andy Richter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Announcer, Comedian, Television producer Paul Andrew "Andy" Richter is an American actor, writer, comedian, and late night talk show announcer. He is best known for his role as the sidekick of Conan O'Brien on each of the ...more

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Erica Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Actor Erica Hubbard is an American film and television actress and model. She was one of the lead characters in the series Lincoln Heights on ABC Family. She is also the voice of Abbey for the TV ...more

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Pat Sajak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Talk show host, Television producer, Game Show Host This person is an American television personality, former weatherman, actor and talk show host, best known as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune.

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Jake Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Actor Jake Matthew Lloyd is an American former actor who gained worldwide fame when he was chosen by George Lucas to play the young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom ...more

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Genndy Tartakovsky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter Gennadiy Borisovich Tartakovsky is a Russian-born American animator, director and producer. He is best known for creating the Cartoon Network animated television series Dexter's Laboratory, ...more

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Kyle Kinane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor Kyle Christian Kinane is an American stand-up comedian from Addison, Illinois.

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Janusz Kamiński is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Cinematographer, Film Director Janusz Zygmunt Kamiński is a Polish cinematographer and film director who started his career in the United States. He rose to fame in the 1990s following Cool as Ice and Schindler's List. Since ...more

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Ducis Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Journalist, TV Journalist, Sports commentator

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Nelsan Ellis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Playwright Nelsan Ellis is an American film and television actor and playwright. He is well known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds in the HBO series True Blood, which he played from 2008 until the ...more

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Rhymefest is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Rapper Che Smith, known by the stage name of Rhymefest, is an American hip hop artist, philanthropist, and politician from Chicago, Illinois whose first official album, Blue Collar, was released on ...more

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John McNaughton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Television director, Film Director John McNaughton is an American film and television director, originally from Chicago, Illinois.

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Larry Heinemann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Memoirist, Novelist Larry Heinemann is an American novelist born and raised in Chicago. His published work—three novels and a memoir—is primarily concerned with the Vietnam War.

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Mauro Fiore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Cinematographer Mauro Fiore is a film cinematographer.

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Scott Adsit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer Robert Scott Adsit is an American actor, writer, voice actor and improvisational comedian. Born on the North Shore, Adsit joined the mainstage cast of Chicago's The Second City in 1994 after ...more

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Jim Zulevic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Radio personality Jim Zulevic was an American actor, improvisational comedian, television writer, and radio host. He died suddenly, most likely due to a heart attack, at age 40.

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J.A. Konrath is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Novelist, Writer Joseph Andrew Konrath is a fiction writer working in the mystery, thriller, and horror genres. He writes as J. A. Konrath and Jack Kilborn. In 2011 Konrath was named one of the "5 eBook ...more

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Jeremih is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Record producer, Singer-songwriter Jeremih Felton, who performs under the mononym Jeremih, is an American recording artist and producer signed to Def Jam. Jeremih's debut single, "Birthday Sex", peaked at number four on ...more

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Jay Johnston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Jay Johnston is an American actor and comedian best known for his work as a writer and cast member on the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show and for playing the role of Officer Jay McPherson on ...more

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Brant Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Actor Brant David Daugherty is an American actor, best known for his recurring role as Noel Kahn on the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars. He also has a recurring role as Brian in the long-running ...more

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Joe Meno is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Joe Meno Novelist, Author, Writer Joe Meno is a novelist, writer of short fiction, playwright, and music journalist based in Chicago.

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Brian Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Photographer Brian Ulrich is an American photographer known for his photographic exploration of consumer culture. Born in Northport, New York, Ulrich lives in Richmond, Virginia. In 2001 in response to a ...more

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Rashid Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Rashid Johnson Photographer Rashid Johnson is an African-American socio-political photographer who produces conceptual post-black art. Johnson first received critical attention when examples of his work were included in ...more

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Matthew Santos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Columbia College Chicago Alumni
Painter, Musician, Singer-songwriter Matthew Santos is an American rock and folk singer-songwriter, musician and painter. His music was used in a series of two Radio ads, for American Family Insurance. He is best known for his ...more