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Famous Columbia High School Alumni

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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?”
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Zach Braff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Columbia High School Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 43

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

Zachary Israel Braff (born April 6, 1975) is an American actor, director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his role as J. D. on the television series Scrubs (2001–2010), for which ...more

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Chris Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Columbia High School Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Stand-up comedian

Age: 47

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Christopher Tucker (born August 31, 1971) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and book writer. He is known for playing the role of Smokey in F. Gary Gray's Friday and as Detective James ...more

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Roy Scheider is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Columbia High School Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 76 (1932-2008)

Birthplace: Orange, New Jersey, United States of America

Roy Richard Scheider (November 10, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was an American actor and amateur boxer. Scheider gained fame for his leading and supporting roles in several iconic films from the ...more

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Joel Silver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Columbia High School Alumni
Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer

Age: 66

Birthplace: USA, South Orange, New Jersey

Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is an American film producer, most well known for action films including the Lethal Weapon series, The Matrix trilogy, the first two Die Hard films and the first ...more
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Elisabeth Shue is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Columbia High School Alumni
Actor

Age: 55

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America

Elisabeth Judson Shue (born October 6, 1963) is an American actress, best known for her starring roles in the films The Karate Kid (1984), Adventures in Babysitting (1987), Cocktail (1988), Back ...more

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Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Columbia High School Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper

Age: 43

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

Lauryn Noelle Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter and rapper, known for being a member of Fugees, and for her solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which won many ...more

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Andrew Shue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Columbia High School Alumni
Entrepreneur, Actor, Footballer

Age: 52

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America

Andrew Eppley Shue (born February 20, 1967) is an American actor, known for his role as Billy Campbell on the television series Melrose Place (1992–1999). He was on the Board of Directors for Do ...more

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Frank Langella is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Columbia High School Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 81

Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

Frank A. Langella Jr. (; born January 1, 1938) is an American stage and film actor. He has won four Tony Awards, two for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performances as Richard Nixon in the ...more

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Ahmed Best is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Columbia High School Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Musician

Age: 45

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

Ahmed Best (born August 19, 1973) is an American actor, voice actor, and musician. He gained recognition in 1999 for providing motion capture and voice of the character of Jar Jar Binks in the ...more
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Hazel Clark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Columbia High School Alumni

Age: 41

Birthplace: Livingston, New Jersey, USA

Hazel Mae Clark (born October 3, 1977) is an American middle-distance runner who specializes in the 800 meters middle distance race. She was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 2000, 2004 and ...more
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Gwen Torrence is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Columbia High School Alumni

Age: 53

Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia

Gwendolyn Lenna Torrence (born June 12, 1965) is a retired American sprinter and Olympic gold medalist. She was born in Decatur, Georgia. She attended Columbia High School and the University of ...more
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Emily Davies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Columbia High School Alumni
Emily Davies

Age: 31