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Famous Emerson College Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 9.7k views154 items

List RulesPeople 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

    Jay Leno

    Television presenter, Television producer

    Age70

    BirthplaceNew Rochelle, New York, United States of America

    James Douglas Muir Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an American comedian, actor, writer,... more on Wikipedia

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    #138 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World#119 of 198 Celebrities Who Should Run for President

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    David Cross is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    David Cross

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age56

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    David Cross (born April 4, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, and... more on Wikipedia

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    #247 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time#73 of 165 The Best Hot Ones Guests Ever

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    Denis Leary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    Denis Leary

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age63

    BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Denis Colin O'Leary (born August 18, 1957) is an American actor, comedian, singer, writer and... more on Wikipedia
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    Steven Wright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    Steven Wright

    Comedian, Musician

    Age64

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Steven Alexander Wright (born December 6, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,... more on Wikipedia

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    #7 of 22 The Best Male Stand Up Comedians of the '80s#3 of 31 The Funniest Deadpan Comedians of All Time

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    Maria Menounos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    Maria Menounos

    Wrestler, Journalist

    Age42

    BirthplaceMedford, Massachusetts, USA

    Maria Menounos (; born June 8, 1978) is an American entertainment reporter, television... more on Wikipedia

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    #15 of 289 The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked#5 of 51 Famous People Of Greek Descent

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    Gina Gershon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    Gina Gershon

    Television producer, Author

    Age58

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    Gina L. Gershon (born June 10, 1962) is an American actress, singer, and author. She had roles... more on Wikipedia

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    #220 of 256 The Best Actresses Working Today#382 of 853 The Best Actresses in Film History

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    Henry Winkler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    Henry Winkler

    Television director, Television producer

    Age74

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    Henry Franklin Winkler OBE (born October 30, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, director,... more on Wikipedia
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    Mario Cantone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    Mario Cantone

    Screenwriter, Actor

    Age60

    BirthplaceUSA, Massachusetts, Stoneham

    Mario Cantone (born December 9, 1959) is an American comedian, writer and actor, with numerous... more on Wikipedia

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    #8 of 23 The Funniest Gay Comedians of All Time#46 of 315 American Stand-Up Comedians: The Best Comics In the USA

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    Norman Lear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    Norman Lear

    Television director, Television producer

    Age98

    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an American television writer and producer who... more on Wikipedia

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    #22 of 595 Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'#40 of 64 The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '70s

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

    Max Mutchnick

    Television producer, Screenwriter

    Age54

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Jason Nidorf "Max" Mutchnick (born November 11, 1965) is an American television producer. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Spalding Gray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    Spalding Gray

    Performer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 63 (1941-2004)

    BirthplaceUSA, Providence, Rhode Island

    Spalding Gray (June 5, 1941 – January 11, 2004) was an American actor and writer. He is best... more on Wikipedia
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    Andrea Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    Andrea Martin

    Comedian, Screenwriter

    Age73

    BirthplacePortland, Maine, United States of America

    Andrea Louise Martin (born January 15, 1947) is a Canadian-American actress, singer, author... more on Wikipedia

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    #217 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time#126 of 282 The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time

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

    Bill Schulz

    Journalist, Comedian

    Age45

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    William Dawes "Bill" Schulz (born August 14, 1975) is an American journalist, writer, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Paul Thomas Anderson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    Paul Thomas Anderson

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age50

    BirthplaceStudio City, California, United States of America

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    The Best Paul Thomas Anderson Movies#133 of 342 The Greatest American Writers of All Time

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

    Jessie Ward

    Wrestler

    Age40

    Jessie Lynn Whitney (née Ward; born December 16, 1979) is an American television producer and... more on Wikipedia
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    Jennifer Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    Jennifer Coolidge

    Comedian, Actor

    Age59

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Jennifer Audrey Coolidge (born August 28, 1961) is an American actress, comedian and activist.... more on Wikipedia

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    #1038 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#274 of 348 The Best American Actresses Working Today

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

    Brandon Lee

    Actor, Martial artist

    AgeDec. at 28 (1965-1993)

    BirthplaceOakland, USA, California

    Brandon Bruce Lee (February 1, 1965 – March 31, 1993) was an American actor and martial... more on Wikipedia

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    #670 of 1,030 The Best Actors in Film History#64 of 149 The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

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

    Amir Mokri

    Cinematographer

    Age64

    BirthplaceIran

    Amir M. Mokri (Persian: امیر مکری‎; born June 11, 1956) is an Iranian-American cinematographer... more on Wikipedia
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    Joely Fisher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    Age52

    BirthplaceBurbank, California, United States of America

    Joely Fisher (born October 29, 1967) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for... more on Wikipedia

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    #117 of 163 The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses#103 of 115 The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40

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    John Sencio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    John Sencio

    Television producer, VJ

    BirthplaceHolliston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    John Sencio is an American television host, producer, radio personality and journalist. Mr.... more on Wikipedia
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    Elaine Noble is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    Elaine Noble

    Politician

    Age76

    BirthplaceNew Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Elaine Noble (born January 22, 1944) is an American politician and LGBT activist who served in... more on Wikipedia
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    Lance Norris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    Lance Norris

    Comedian, Writer

    Age58

    BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa, United States of America

    Lance Norris (born August 9, 1962) is an American actor/writer/director/stand-up... more on Wikipedia
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    Bill Burr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    Bill Burr

    Comedian, Film Producer

    Age52

    BirthplaceCanton, Massachusetts, USA

    William Frederic Burr (born June 10, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and... more on Wikipedia

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    #315 of 580 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time#10 of 68 The Best Celebrity Podcasts, Ranked

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    Dan Finnerty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Emerson College Alumni

    Dan Finnerty

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age50

    BirthplaceUSA, 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

    Richard Libertini

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age87

    BirthplaceUSA, Massachusetts, East Cambridge

    Richard Joseph Libertini (May 21, 1933 – January 7, 2016) was an American stage, film and... more on Wikipedia
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