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Famous Emerson College Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 9.8k 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?”
  • Jay Leno1

    Jay Leno

    Television presenter, Television producer


    BirthplaceUSA, New York, New Rochelle

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

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  • David Cross2

    David Cross

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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

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  • Denis Leary3

    Denis Leary

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Denis Colin O'Leary (born August 18, 1957) is an American actor, comedian, singer, writer and...  more

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  • Steven Wright4

    Steven Wright

    Comedian, Musician


    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

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  • Maria Menounos5

    Maria Menounos

    Wrestler, Journalist


    BirthplaceMedford, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

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  • Gina Gershon6

    Gina Gershon

    Television producer, Author


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

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

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  • Henry Winkler7

    Henry Winkler

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Henry Franklin Winkler OBE (born October 30, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, director,...  more

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  • Mario Cantone8

    Mario Cantone

    Screenwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, Massachusetts, Stoneham

    Mario Cantone (born December 9, 1959) is an American comedian, writer and actor, with numerous...  more
  • Norman Lear9

    Norman Lear

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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


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  • Max Mutchnick10

    Max Mutchnick

    Television producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Jason Nidorf "Max" Mutchnick (born November 11, 1965) is an American television producer. He...  more
  • Spalding Gray11

    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
  • Andrea Martin12

    Andrea Martin

    Comedian, Screenwriter


    BirthplacePortland, Maine, United States of America

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

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  • Bill Schulz13

    Bill Schulz

    Journalist, Comedian


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    William Dawes "Bill" Schulz (born August 14, 1975) is an American journalist, writer, and...  more
  • Paul Thomas Anderson14

    Paul Thomas Anderson

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceUSA, California, Studio City

    Paul Thomas Anderson (born June 26, 1970) is an American film director, producer and...  more

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  • Jessie Ward15

    Jessie Ward



    Jessie Lynn Whitney (née Ward; born December 16, 1979) is an American television producer and...  more
  • Jennifer Coolidge16

    Jennifer Coolidge

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

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

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  • Brandon Lee17

    Brandon Lee

    Actor, Martial artist

    AgeDied at 28 (1965-1993)

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

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

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  • Amir Mokri18

    Amir Mokri




    Amir M. Mokri (Persian: امیر مکری‎; born June 11, 1956) is an Iranian-American cinematographer...  more
  • Joely Fisher19


    BirthplaceBurbank, California, United States of America

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

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  • John Sencio20

    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
  • Elaine Noble21

    Elaine Noble



    BirthplaceNew Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Elaine Noble (born January 22, 1944) is an American politician and LGBT activist who served in...  more
  • Lance Norris22

    Lance Norris

    Comedian, Writer


    BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa, United States of America

    Lance Norris (born August 9, 1962) is an American actor/writer/director/stand-up...  more
  • Bill Burr23

    Bill Burr

    Comedian, Film Producer


    BirthplaceCanton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

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  • Dan Finnerty24

    Dan Finnerty

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Rochester

    Dan Finnerty (born January 22, 1970) is an American comedian, actor and singer....  more
  • Richard Libertini25

    Richard Libertini

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceUSA, Massachusetts, East Cambridge

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