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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
Activist, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 50

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Gillian Leigh Anderson, (born August 9, 1968) is an American-English film, television and theatre actress and activist. Her credits include the roles of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the ...more

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Pete Wentz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Bassist, Businessperson, Guitarist

Age: 39

Birthplace: Wilmette, Illinois, United States of America

Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III (born June 5, 1979) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record executive. He is best known for being the bassist, lyricist, and backing vocalist for ...more

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John Barrowman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Actor, Singer, Writer

Age: 51

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Glasgow, United Kingdom

John Scot Barrowman (born 11 March 1967) is a Scottish-American actor, singer, presenter, author, and comic book writer. Born in Glasgow, Barrowman moved to the U.S. with his family in 1975. ...more

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Elizabeth Perkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 58

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Elizabeth Ann Perkins (born November 18, 1960) is an American actress. Her film roles have included About Last Night... (1986), Big (1988), The Flintstones (1994), Miracle on 34th Street (1994), ...more

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Tom Bosley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Radio personality, Actor

Age: Dec. at 83 (1927-2010)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Thomas Edward Bosley (October 1, 1927 – October 19, 2010) was an American actor, voice artist, television personality, and entertainer. Bosley is best known for portraying Howard Cunningham on ...more

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Ray Manzarek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter

Age: Dec. at 74 (1939-2013)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Raymond Daniel Manzarek Jr. (né Manczarek; February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013) was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and author, best known as a member of The Doors ...more

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Karl Malden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 97 (1912-2009)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Karl Malden (born Mladen George Sekulovich; March 22, 1912 – July 1, 2009) was an American actor. He was primarily a character actor who "for more than 60 years brought an intelligent ...more

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Judy Greer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Television producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 43

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Judith Therese Evans (born July 20, 1975), known professionally as Judy Greer, is an American actress and author. She is primarily known as a character actor, who has appeared in supporting ...more

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Lili Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Actor

Age: 52

Birthplace: Glencoe, USA, Illinois

Lili Anne Taylor (born February 20, 1967) is an American actress notable for her appearances in such award-winning indie films as Mystic Pizza (1988), Say Anything... (1989), Dogfight (1991), ...more

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John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 53

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, singer, voice actor, screenwriter, and producer who made his film debut in Brian De Palma's war film Casualties of War ...more

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Betsy Palmer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Actor

Age: 92

Birthplace: East Chicago, Indiana, United States of America

Betsy Palmer (born Patricia Betsy Hrunek; November 1, 1926 – May 29, 2015) was an American actress, known as a regular supporting movie and Broadway actress and television guest star, as a ...more
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Michael Shannon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Musician, Actor

Age: 44

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Michael Corbett Shannon (born August 7, 1974) is an American actor and musician. He has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in Revolutionary Road ...more

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Monique Coleman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Entrepreneur, Actor, Singer

Age: 38

Birthplace: USA, South Carolina, Orangeburg

Adrienne Monique Jordan (née Coleman; born November 13, 1980), known professionally as Monique Coleman, is an American actress, dancer, singer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist best known ...more
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Richard J. Daley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 74 (1902-1976)

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was an American politician who served as the Mayor of Chicago from 1955 to his death and the chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party ...more

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

Age: Dec. at 85 (1925-2010)

Angelo John Poffo (April 10, 1925 – March 4, 2010) was an American professional wrestler and wrestling promoter. He ran International Championship Wrestling for a number of years, holding cards ...more
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Sean Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Psychotherapist, Motivational speaker

Age: 39

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

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
Film Score Composer, Theatre Director, Musician

Age: Dec. at 85 (1924-2009)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Tom O'Horgan (May 3, 1924 – January 11, 2009) 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 ...more
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Ramsey Lewis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Radio personality, Composer

Age: 83

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis Jr. (born May 27, 1935) is an American jazz composer, pianist and radio personality. Ramsey Lewis has recorded over 80 albums and has received five gold records and three ...more

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Joe Mantegna is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 71

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Joseph Anthony Mantegna (, Italian pronunciation: [manˈteɲɲa]; born November 13, 1947) is an American actor, producer, writer, and director. Mantegna began his career on stage in 1969 with the ...more

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George Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 68

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
Businessperson

Age: 80

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Samuel Knox Skinner (born June 10, 1938) is an American politician, lawyer, and businessman. Skinner served as U.S. Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff under President ...more
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Marjorie Vincent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Journalist, TV Journalist

Age: 54

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois

Marjorie Judith Vincent (born 21 November 1964) is an American journalist and former beauty contestant who was crowned Miss America 1991.
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Richard M. Daley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician

Age: 76

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Richard Michael Daley (born April 24, 1942) is an American politician who served as the 54th Mayor of Chicago, Illinois from 1989 to 2011. Daley was elected mayor in 1989 and was reelected five ...more
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Wilson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 31

Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan

Wilson Chandler (born May 10, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has previously played for Zhejiang ...more

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Mark Aguirre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous DePaul University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach

Age: 59

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Mark Anthony Aguirre (born December 10, 1959) is an American retired basketball player in the National Basketball Association. Aguirre was chosen as the first overall pick of the 1981 NBA draft ...more

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