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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
James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, voice actor and television host. Leno was the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to ...more

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David Cross is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer
David Cross is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, and voice artist, known primarily for his standup work, the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, and his role as Tobias ...more

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Denis Leary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer
Denis Colin Leary is an actor and comedian. He was the star and co-creator of Rescue Me, which ended its seventh and final season on September 7, 2011. Leary has starred in many motion pictures, ...more

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Steven Wright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Comedian, Musician, Film Producer
Steven Alexander Wright is an American comedian, actor and writer. He is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical and sometimes nonsensical ...more

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Maria Menounos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Wrestler, Journalist, Film Producer
Maria Menounos is an American actress, journalist, TV hostess, and occasional professional wrestling personality. She is known in the United States for her appearances as a TV correspondent for ...more

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Gina Gershon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Television producer, Author, Actor
Gina L. Gershon is an American film, television and stage actress, singer and author. She is known for her roles in the films Cocktail, Showgirls, Bound, Face/Off, The Insider, Demonlover, P.S. ...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
Henry Franklin Winkler, OBE is an American actor, director, comedian, producer and author. Winkler is best known for his role as Arthur Fonzarelli in the 1970s American sitcom Happy Days. ...more

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Mario Cantone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
Mario Cantone is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor, with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including Chappelle's Show. He also played Anthony Marentino on Sex and the City. ...more

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Norman Lear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Norman Milton Lear is an American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude. ...more

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Max Mutchnick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter
Jason Nidorf "Max" Mutchnick is an American television producer. He has received an Emmy Award, a People's Choice Award, and several Golden Globe Award nominations.

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Spalding Gray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Performer, Screenwriter, Actor
Spalding Rockwell Gray was an American actor and writer. He is known for the autobiographical monologues that he wrote and performed for the theater in the 1980s and 1990s. Theater critics John ...more

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Andrea Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
Andrea Louise Martin is an American actress and comedian. She has appeared in films such as Black Christmas, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, on stage in productions such as ...more

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Bill Schulz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Journalist, Comedian
William Dawes "Bill" Schulz is an American journalist, writer, and television personality, best known for being on the Fox News late-night show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. Schulz is also ...more

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Paul Thomas Anderson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Paul Thomas Anderson is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Interested in film-making at a young age, Anderson was encouraged by his father Ernie Anderson to become a ...more

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Jessie Ward is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Wrestler
Jessie Lynn Ward 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
Jennifer Audrey Coolidge is an American actress and comedian, known for playing "Stifler's mom", a role prominent in the American Pie films; Paulette, the manicurist in Legally Blonde ...more

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Brandon Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Actor, Martial artist
Brandon Bruce Lee was an American actor and martial artist. He was the son of martial arts film actor Bruce Lee, the grandson of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-chuen, and brother of Shannon Lee. ...more

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Amir Mokri is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Cinematographer
Amir M. Mokri is an Iranian cinematographer known for his work on such films as Man of Steel and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Mokri was born in Iran and emigrated to the United States in ...more

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Joely Fisher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Actor
Joely Fisher is an American actress best known for her work on television as Paige Clark on Ellen as well as Joy Stark in the Fox sitcom 'Til Death, and most recently as a guest judge on ...more

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John Sencio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Television producer, VJ, Actor
John Sencio is an American television host, producer, and journalist, as well as a former MTV VJ. Mr. Sencio is also a 2-time cancer survivor and motivational speaker. He currently resides in ...more

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Elaine Noble is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Politician
Elaine Noble 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 first openly lesbian or gay ...more

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Lance Norris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Comedian, Writer
Lance Norris 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
William "Bill" Burr is an American comedian, writer, and actor. He is best known for his stand up comedy specials. He also has a weekly Monday podcast that can be found at

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Dan Finnerty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer
Dan Finnerty is an American actor and singer.

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Richard Libertini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Richard Libertini is an American stage, film and television actor known for playing character roles and his ability to speak in numerous accents.