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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Columbia High School and be of some renown.

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

Examples include Lauryn Hill and Elisabeth Shue.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Columbia High School?” and “Which celebrities are Columbia High School alumni?”
Zach Braff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Columbia High School Alumni
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Zachary Israel "Zach" Braff is an American actor, director and screenwriter. Braff first became known in 2001 for his role as Dr. John Dorian on the television series Scrubs, for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2005. In 2004, Braff ...more

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Age: 42

Birthplace: South Orange, New Jersey, United States of America

Credits: Scrubs, Garden State, Chicken Little, Oz the Great and Powerfull

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#18 on The Most Overrated Directors of All Time

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Chris Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Columbia High School Alumni
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Christopher "Chris" Tucker is an American actor and comedian. He is known for playing the role of Smokey in Friday and as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker became a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. He has also appeared in Luc Besson's The Fifth ...more

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Stand-up comedian

Age: 45

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Credits: Silver Linings Playbook, The Fifth Element, Rush Hour 2, Rush Hour 3

Also Ranked

#97 on The Funniest People of All Time

#54 on The Best African American Actors in Film

#27 on The Greatest Black Actors in Film History

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Roy Scheider is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Columbia High School Alumni
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Roy Richard Scheider was an American actor and amateur boxer. He was best known for his leading roles as Police Chief Martin C. Brody in the first two Jaws movies, choreographer and film director Joe Gideon in All That Jazz, NYPD Detective Buddy "Cloudy" Russo in The French Connection, NYPD ...more

Profession: Actor

Age: Died at 76 (1932-2008)

Birthplace: Orange, New Jersey, USA

Credits: Jaws, The French Connection, 2010, All That Jazz

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#79 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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Joel Silver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Columbia High School Alumni
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Joel Silver is an American film producer, known for action films like Lethal Weapon, Die Hard and The Matrix trilogy. He is owner of Silver Pictures and co-founder of Dark Castle Entertainment. He has been a rival to Michael Eisner, former C.E.O of The Walt Disney Company, since their days at ...more

Profession: Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 64

Birthplace: USA, South Orange, New Jersey

Credits: The Matrix, Die Hard, Predator, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Lethal Weapon, + more

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