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List Rules People on this list must have gone to DePaul University and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Gillian Anderson and George Mikan.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to DePaul University?” and “Which celebrities are DePaul University alumni?”

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Gillian Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Gillian Anderson Activist, Actor, Voice acting Gillian Leigh Anderson is an American actress. After beginning her career on stage, Anderson achieved international recognition for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on the American ...more

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Pete Wentz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Pete Wentz Bassist, Businessperson, Guitarist Peter Lewis Kingston "Pete" Wentz III, known professionally as Pete Wentz, is an American musician best known for being the bassist, primary lyricist and backing vocalist for the ...more

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John Barrowman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
John Barrowman Actor, Singer, Writer John Scot Barrowman, MBE, is a Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer, presenter and writer who holds both British and American citizenship. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he emigrated to the ...more

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Elizabeth Perkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Elizabeth Perkins Actor, Voice acting Elizabeth Ann Perkins is an American actress. Her film roles have included Big, The Flintstones, Miracle on 34th Street, About Last Night..., and Avalon. She is known for her role as Celia Hodes ...more

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Tom Bosley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Tom Bosley Radio personality, Actor Thomas Edward "Tom" Bosley was an American actor. Bosley is best known for portraying Howard Cunningham on the long-running ABC sitcom Happy Days, and the titular character on the ...more

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Ray Manzarek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Ray Manzarek Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr., known as Ray Manzarek, was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and author, best known as a founding member and keyboardist of The Doors from 1965 ...more

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Karl Malden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Karl Malden Actor Karl Malden was an American actor. Malden was primarily a character actor who "for more than 60 years brought an intelligent intensity and a homespun authenticity to roles in theater, film ...more

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Judy Greer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Judy Greer Television producer, Actor, Voice acting Judy Greer is an American actress and author, best known for portraying a string of supporting characters, including Kitty Sanchez on the Fox/Netflix series Arrested Development and Cheryl Tunt ...more

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Lili Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Lili Taylor Actor Lili Anne Taylor is an American actress notable for her appearances in such award-winning indie films as Mystic Pizza, Say Anything..., Short Cuts and I Shot Andy Warhol, as well as the ...more

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John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
John C. Reilly Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter John Christopher Reilly is an American actor, singer, producer and screenwriter. Making his film debut in Casualties of War, Reilly is one of several actors whose careers were launched by Brian ...more

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Betsy Palmer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Betsy Palmer Actor Betsy Palmer is an American actress, best known as a regular panelist on the game show I've Got a Secret, and later for playing Pamela Voorhees in the slasher film Friday the 13th.

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Michael Shannon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Michael Shannon Musician, Actor Michael Corbett Shannon is an American actor and musician. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Revolutionary Road. He was a regular on the HBO ...more

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Monique Coleman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Monique Coleman Entrepreneur, Actor, Singer Adrienne Monique Coleman, known professionally as Monique Coleman, is an American actress, dancer, singer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist best known for her co-starring role in Disney's High ...more

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Richard J. Daley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Richard J. Daley Politician, Lawyer Richard Joseph Daley was an American politician who was the Mayor of Chicago for 21 years and chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee for 23 years, holding both positions until ...more

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Angelo Poffo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Angelo Poffo Wrestler Angelo Poffo was a wrestler.

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Sean Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Sean Stephenson Psychotherapist, Motivational speaker Sean Clinch Stephenson is an American therapist, self-help author and motivational speaker. Because he was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, Stephenson stands just three feet tall, has fragile ...more

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Tom O'Horgan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Tom O'Horgan Film Score Composer, Theatre Director, Musician Tom O'Horgan was an American theatre and film director, composer, actor and musician. He is best known for his Broadway work as director of the hit musicals Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar. ...more

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Ramsey Lewis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Ramsey Lewis Jazz Pianist, Radio personality, Composer Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis, Jr. is an American jazz composer, pianist and radio personality. Ramsey Lewis has recorded over 80 albums and has received seven gold records and three Grammy Awards so ...more

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Joe Mantegna is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Joe Mantegna Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Joseph Anthony "Joe" Mantegna, Jr. is an American actor, producer, writer, director, and voice actor. He is best known for his roles in box office hits such as Three Amigos, The ...more

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George Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
George Muñoz Businessperson George Muñoz is president and co-founder of Muñoz Investment Banking Group. The firm is primarily focused on financing and investments in the Emerging Markets Countries as well as ...more

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Samuel K. Skinner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Samuel K. Skinner Businessperson Samuel Knox Skinner is an American politician, lawyer and businessman. Skinner served as U.S. Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush.

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Marjorie Vincent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Marjorie Vincent Journalist, TV Journalist Marjorie Judith Vincent is a former journalist and beauty contestant who was crowned Miss America 1991. Vincent's parents, Lucien and Florence Vincent of Cap-Haïtien, Haiti migrated to the ...more

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Richard M. Daley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Richard M. Daley Businessperson, Politician Richard Michael Daley is an American politician and former Mayor of Chicago, Illinois. Daley was elected mayor in 1989 and was re-elected five times until declining to run for a seventh term. At ...more

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Wilson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Wilson Chandler Basketball player Wilson Chandler is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He has previously played for Zhejiang Guangsha of ...more

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Mark Aguirre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Mark Aguirre Basketball player, Coach Mark Anthony Aguirre is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association. Aguirre played from 1981–1994 and won two championships with the Detroit Pistons after being ...more

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Jack M. Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Jack M. Greenberg Certified Public Accountant, Businessperson Jack M. Greenberg was Chairman and CEO of McDonald's Corporation from 1999 through 2002, when he was replaced by James Richard Cantalupo. He was promoted to CEO in 1998, succeeding Michael R. ...more

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Kwame Raoul is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Kwame Raoul Politician, Lawyer Kwame Raoul is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 13th district since his appointment to fill the seat vacated by Barack Obama in 2004. He is ...more

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Rod Strickland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Rod Strickland Basketball player Rodney "Rod" Strickland is a retired American NBA player. Strickland played college basketball at DePaul University, where he was awarded All-American honors. He then enjoyed a long ...more

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Michael Muhney is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Michael Muhney Actor Michael Muhney is an American actor. Muhney is best known for his role as Sheriff Don Lamb on Veronica Mars, as well as his role as Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless. He is the second ...more

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George Perle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
George Perle Music Theorist, Composer George Perle was a composer and music theorist.

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Patrick J. Moore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Patrick J. Moore Businessperson Patrick J. Moore served as chairman of the board, president, and CEO of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation. He emerged in leadership positions after beginning at Jefferson Smurfit. Known for ...more

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John Linton Roberson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni

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James Pankow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
James Pankow Arranger, Songwriter, Musician James Carter "Jimmy" Pankow is an American trombone player, songwriter and brass instrument arranger best known as a founding member of the rock band Chicago.

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Quentin Richardson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Quentin Richardson Basketball player Quentin L. Richardson is a retired American professional basketball player, currently serving as the director of player development for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball ...more

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Arthur Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Arthur Goldberg Politician, Lawyer Arthur Joseph Goldberg was an American statesman and jurist who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Supreme Court Justice and Ambassador to the United Nations.

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George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
George Mikan Basketball player George Lawrence Mikan, Jr., nicknamed Mr. Basketball, was an American professional basketball player for the Chicago American Gears of the National Basketball League and the Minneapolis Lakers ...more

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Michael Leavitt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Michael Leavitt Theatrical producer Mick Leavitt, also known as Michael Leavitt, is a Tony Award-winning producer of theatrical productions, including Thoroughly Modern Millie starring Sutton Foster, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's ...more

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Bobby Simmons is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Bobby Simmons Basketball player Bobby Simmons is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He last played for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. He won the NBA Most ...more

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Sean Gunn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Sean Gunn Actor Sean Gunn is an American actor, most famous for his role as Kirk Gleason on the television show Gilmore Girls. He is the younger brother of writer, director, producer, actor, and musician James

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Leonard Roberts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Leonard Roberts Actor Leonard Roberts is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Sean Taylor in Drumline and for playing Forrest Gates in the fourth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and DL Hawkins in ...more

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Phil Foglio is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Phil Foglio Cartoonist Philip "Phil" Foglio is an American cartoonist and comic book artist best known for his humorous science fiction and fantasy art.

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Steven Hunter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Steven Hunter Basketball player Steven Deon Hunter is an American professional basketball player. He is listed as a center / forward. He most recently played for Dinamo Sassari.

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Tony Yalda is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Tony Yalda Actor, Singer Tony Yalda, sometimes credited as Anthony Yalda is an Assyrian actor.

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Robert Plomin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Robert Plomin Psychologist Robert J. Plomin is an American psychologist best known for his work in twin studies and behavior genetics.

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Adeline Geo-Karis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Adeline Geo-Karis Politician Adeline Jay Geo-Karis was a Republican politician and a member of the Illinois Senate for the 31st District, where she served for over 25 years. Prior to her election as Senator, she was in the ...more

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Amy Pietz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Amy Pietz Film Producer, Actor Amy Pietz is an American film and television actress.

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James William Guercio is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
James William Guercio Record producer, Songwriter, Film Producer James William Guercio is an American music producer, musician and songwriter. He is well known for his work as the producer of Chicago's early albums as well as early recordings of The ...more

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Jim O'Rourke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Jim O'Rourke Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician Jim O'Rourke is an American musician and record producer. He was long associated with the Chicago experimental and improv scene. Around 2000, he relocated to New York before moving on to Tokyo, ...more

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Michael Howlett is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Michael Howlett Politician Michael J. Howlett, Sr. was a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Illinois, who was elected several times to statewide office.

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Tarell Alvin McCraney is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Tarell Alvin McCraney Actor, Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney is an American playwright and actor. He is a member of Teo Castellanos/ D Projects Theater Company in Miami and in 2008 became RSC/Warwick International Playwright in ...more