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

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

The list you're viewing contains graduates like Maria Menounos and Jay Leno.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Emerson College?” and “Which celebrities are Emerson College alumni?”
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Jay Leno is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Television presenter, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 68

Birthplace: USA, New York, New Rochelle

James Douglas Muir Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and television host. After doing stand-up comedy for years, he became the host of NBC's The ...more

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David Cross is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 51

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

David Cross (born April 4, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, and writer, known primarily for his stand-up performances, the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show (1995–1999), ...more

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Denis Leary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 61

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Denis Colin O'Leary (born August 18, 1957) is an American actor, comedian, singer, writer and producer. Leary was the star and co-creator of Rescue Me, which ended its seventh and final season ...more

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Steven Wright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Comedian, Musician, Film Producer

Age: 63

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Steven Alexander Wright (born December 6, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and film producer. He is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ...more

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Maria Menounos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Wrestler, Journalist, Film Producer

Age: 40

Birthplace: Medford, Massachusetts, USA

Maria Menounos (; born June 8, 1978) is an American entertainment reporter, television personality, professional wrestler, actress, and businesswoman. She has hosted Extra and E! News, and ...more

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Gina Gershon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Television producer, Author, Actor

Age: 56

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Gina L. Gershon (born June 10, 1962) is an American actress, singer, and author. She had roles in the films Cocktail (1988), Showgirls (1995), Bound (1996), Face/Off (1997), The Insider (1999), ...more

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Henry Winkler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 70

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Henry Franklin Winkler OBE (born October 30, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, and author. He played the role of greaser Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, the ...more

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Mario Cantone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 59

Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Stoneham

Mario Cantone (born December 9, 1959) is an American comedian, writer and actor, with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including Chappelle's Show. He also played Anthony Marentino on Sex ...more

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Norman Lear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Norman Lear Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 96

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an American television writer and producer who produced many 1970s sitcoms such as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The ...more

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Max Mutchnick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 53

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Jason Nidorf "Max" Mutchnick (born November 11, 1965) is an American television producer. He has received an Emmy Award, a People's Choice Award, and several Golden Globe Award
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Spalding Gray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Performer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: Dec. at 63 (1941-2004)

Birthplace: USA, Providence, Rhode Island

Spalding Gray (June 5, 1941 – January 11, 2004) was an American actor and writer. He is best known for the autobiographical monologues that he wrote and performed for the theater in the 1980s ...more
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Andrea Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 72

Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States of America

Andrea Louise Martin (born January 15, 1947) is a Canadian-American actress, singer, author and comedian, best known for her work in the television series SCTV and Great News. She has appeared ...more

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Bill Schulz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Journalist, Comedian

Age: 43

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

William Dawes "Bill" Schulz (born August 14, 1975) is an American journalist, writer, and television personality, best known for being on the Fox News late-night show Red Eye w/ Greg ...more
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Paul Thomas Anderson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 48

Birthplace: Studio City, California, United States of America

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Jessie Ward is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Wrestler

Age: 39

Jessie Lynn Whitney (née Ward; born December 16, 1979) is an American television producer and retired professional wrestler.
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Jennifer Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 57

Birthplace: Boston, USA, Massachusetts

Jennifer Audrey Coolidge (born August 28, 1961) is an American actress, comedian and activist. She is best known for playing Jeanine Stifler (Stifler's Mom) in the American Pie franchise ...more

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Brandon Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Actor, Martial artist

Age: Dec. at 28 (1965-1993)

Birthplace: Oakland, USA, California

Brandon Bruce Lee (February 1, 1965 – March 31, 1993) was an American actor and martial artist. He was the first child of martial artist and actor Bruce Lee and teacher Linda Lee Cadwell ...more

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Amir Mokri is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Cinematographer

Age: 62

Birthplace: Iran

Amir M. Mokri (Persian: امیر مکری‎; born June 11, 1956) is an Iranian-American cinematographer known for his work on blockbuster action films such films as Bad Boys II, Fast & Furious, Man ...more
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Joely Fisher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Actor

Age: 51

Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States of America

Joely Fisher (born October 29, 1967) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her work on television as Paige Clark on the ABC sitcom Ellen as well as Joy Stark in the Fox sitcom ...more

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John Sencio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Television producer, VJ, Actor

Birthplace: Holliston, Massachusetts, United States of America

John Sencio is an American television host, producer, radio personality and journalist. Mr. Sencio is also a 2-time cancer survivor and motivational speaker. He currently resides in Los Angeles ...more
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Elaine Noble is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Politician

Age: 75

Birthplace: New Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Elaine Noble (born January 22, 1944) is an American politician and LGBT activist who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for two terms starting in January 1975. She was the ...more
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Lance Norris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Comedian, Writer

Age: 56

Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America

Lance Norris (born August 9, 1962) is an American actor/writer/director/stand-up comic/critic/mentalist.
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Bill Burr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 50

Birthplace: Canton, Massachusetts, USA

William Frederic Burr (born June 10, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and podcaster. Outside of stand-up, Burr is known for playing Patrick Kuby in the AMC crime drama series ...more

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Dan Finnerty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer

Age: 49

Birthplace: USA, New York, Rochester

Dan Finnerty (born January 22, 1970) is an American comedian, actor and singer.
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Richard Libertini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 85

Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, East Cambridge

Richard Joseph Libertini (May 21, 1933 – January 7, 2016) was an American stage, film and television actor. He was known for playing character roles and his ability to speak in numerous accents. ...more