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Famous Concordia University Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 7.2k views159 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Concordia University and be of some renown.

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

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Nathan Fillion and Rufus Wainwright.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Concordia University?” and “Which celebrities are Concordia University alumni?”
  • 1
    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceRhinebeck, New York, USA

    Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, and composer. He has recorded seven albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and film...  more

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  • 2
    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    William Emerson Arnett (born May 4, 1970) is a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, comedian and producer. He is best known for his role as George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II in the Fox/Netflix series...  more

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  • 3


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Annabelle Chvostek (born October 5, 1973) is a Canadian singer-songwriter based in Toronto....  more
  • 4
    Bassist, Record producer


    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Melissa Gaboriau Auf der Maur (; born March 17, 1972) is a Canadian musician, singer-songwriter, photographer and actress. Auf der Maur began performing in 1993 after forming the indie rock band...  more

    #123 of 168 The Best Rock Bassists of All Time#74 of 82 Celebrities Born On Saint Patrick's Day

  • 5
    Singer-songwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India

    Emily Savitri Haines (born January 25, 1974) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She is the lead singer, keyboardist and songwriter of the rock band Metric and a member of Broken Social Scene. As a...  more
  • 6
    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Brendan Joseph Beiser (born April 17, 1970) is a Canadian actor best known for his performance as Agent Pendrell in the science fiction television show The X-Files....  more
  • 7
    Screenwriter, Film Director


    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Gary Burns (born 1960) is a Canadian film writer and director. Burns studied drama at the University of Calgary before attending Concordia University, where he graduated in 1992 from the Fine Arts...  more
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    Soldier, Consultant


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Gordon James O'Connor, (born May 18, 1939) is a retired Brigadier-General, businessman, lobbyist, and was a Conservative Member of Parliament from 2004 to 2015. He served as Minister of National...  more
  • 10
    Screenwriter, Author

    AgeDec. at 70 (1931-2001)

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Mordecai Richler (January 27, 1931 – July 3, 2001) was a Canadian writer. His best known works are The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) and Barney's Version (1997). His 1970 novel St. Urbain's...  more
  • 11
    Poet, Novelist


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Ibolya "Ibi" Kaslik (born August 20, 1973) is a Canadian novelist, freelance journalist, and teacher of creative writing at the University of Toronto....  more
  • 12
    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Jonathan Goldstein (born August 22, 1969) is an American-Canadian author, humorist and radio producer. Goldstein worked on radio programs and podcasts such as Heavyweight, This American Life, and...  more
  • 13
    Singer-songwriter, Singer


    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Martha Wainwright (born May 8, 1976) is a Canadian-American folk-rock singer-songwriter. She is the daughter of American folk singer and actor Loudon Wainwright III and Canadian folk...  more
  • 14
    Television director, Film Producer


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Clark Johnson (born September 10, 1954), sometimes credited as Clark "Slappy" Jackson, Clarque Johnson, and J. Clark Johnson, is an American actor and director who has worked in both television and...  more

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  • 15
    Politician, Sheriff


    BirthplaceDetroit Lakes, Minnesota, United States of America

    David George Reichert (; born August 29, 1950) is an American politician and former sheriff who served seven terms as the U.S. Representative for Washington's 8th Congressional District. He is a...  more
  • 16
    Virginia Chow is an experienced Montreal Psychologist who provides CBT for the treatment of depression, anxiety, anger management, addictions, chronic pain relationship difficulties....  more
  • 17


    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Lawrence S. Bergman (born December 6, 1940) is a Canadian politician in Quebec, Canada. He was a minister of the government of Quebec from 2003 to 2007, the Member of National Assembly of Quebec for...  more
  • 18
    Politician, Marketer


    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

    André D. Carson (born October 16, 1974) is the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 7th congressional district, in office since a special election in 2008. The district includes the southern four-fifths...  more
  • 19


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Liane Balaban (born June 24, 1980) is a Canadian actress. Her film debut was in New Waterford Girl (1999), playing Agnes-Marie "Mooney" Pottie, and has since appeared in the films Definitely, Maybe...  more
  • 20
    Television producer, Film Producer

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Peter M. Lenkov is a Canadian TV and film writer, producer, and comic book author....  more
  • 21


    BirthplaceCacouna, Quebec, Canada

    Mario Dumont (born May 19, 1970 in Saint-Georges-de-Cacouna, Quebec) is a television personality and former politician in Quebec, Canada. He was a Member of the National Assembly of Quebec (MNA), and...  more
  • 22
    Journalist, Novelist


    BirthplaceNorwich, Connecticut

    Edna Ann Proulx (; born August 22, 1935) is an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. She has written most frequently as Annie Proulx but has also used the names E. Annie Proulx and...  more
  • 23


    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Howard Alper , (born October 17, 1941) is a Canadian chemist. He is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Ottawa. He is best known for his research of catalysis in chemistry. Born in...  more
  • 24
    Marlene Jennings (born November 10, 1951) is a former Canadian politician. She was a member of the Liberal Party of Canada in the House of Commons of Canada, and represented the riding of...  more
  • 25
    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    René Balcer (born February 9, 1954) is a Canadian-American television writer, director, producer, and showrunner....  more