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Famous George Mason University Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to George Mason University and be of some renown.

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

This list below has a variety of graduates, like Karl Rove and Ken Cuccinelli, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to George Mason University?” and “Which celebrities are George Mason University alumni?”
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Karl Rove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Commentator, Businessperson, Political writer

Age: 68

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is an American Republican political consultant and policy advisor. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush ...more

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Anousheh Ansari is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Businessperson, Astronaut, Engineer

Age: 49

Birthplace: Mashhad, Iran

Anousheh Ansari (Persian: Anuŝe Ansāri‎; née Raissyan; born September 12, 1966) is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business ...more

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Sarah Kozer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Actor

Age: 45

Birthplace: Hunker, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Sarah Ann Kozer (born December 16, 1973) is a television personality best known for her appearance in the reality television series Joe Millionaire, finishing as the runner-up to Zora Andrich.
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King Kamali is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Bodybuilder

Age: 46

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Shahriar Kamali (Persian: شهریار کمالی‎), known as King Kamali (born March 29, 1972 in Masjed soleyman), is a retired IFBB professional bodybuilder.
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Ritch Shydner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 66

Birthplace: Pennsville, New Jersey, United States of America

Ritchie A. "Ritch" Shydner (born December 3, 1952) is an American stand-up comedian, comic writer, and actor.
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Ken Cuccinelli is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 50

Birthplace: Edison, New Jersey, United States of America

Kenneth Thomas Cuccinelli II ( KOO-chi-NEL-ee; born July 30, 1968) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 46th attorney general of Virginia from 2010 until 2014, and currently ...more
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Mark Winegardner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Writer

Age: 57

Birthplace: Bryan, Ohio

Mark Winegardner (born November 24, 1961) is an American writer born and raised in Bryan, Ohio. His novels include The Godfather Returns, Crooked River Burning, and The Veracruz Blues. He ...more
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Peter Boettke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Economist

Age: 59

Birthplace: Rahway, New Jersey

Peter Joseph Boettke (; born January 3, 1960) is an American economist of the Austrian School. He is currently a University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University; the ...more
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Hala Gorani is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Journalist

Age: 48

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington

Hala Basha-Gorani (born 1 March 1970) in Seattle, Washington, USA, was raised for a time in St. Louis, Missouri, then moved to Algeria with her family, but spent most of her childhood with her ...more
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John Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 37

Birthplace: Fort Belvoir

John Edmund Driscoll (born June 27, 1981 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia) is an American television and soap opera actor.
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Rebecca Cardon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Spokesperson, Personal trainer

Age: 43

Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States of America

Rebecca Lynn Cardon (born June 10, 1975) is a film and television actress, personal trainer, and product spokesperson.Cardon appeared on several reality-TV shows — and in 2013 she self-published ...more
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Bruce Klein is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Businessperson
Bruce Klein is senior vice president of Cisco's U.S. Public Sector organization. He led the U.S. Federal organization since he joined Cisco in 2004, and was responsible for building a vision, ...more
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Jai Lewis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Aberdeen, Maryland

Jai Lamar Lewis (born February 13, 1983) is an American former basketball player who last played for Sabios de-Manizales in Colombia. He now works as a Behavioral Specialist in Parkville,
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Paige Moss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 46

Birthplace: Bowie, Maryland, United States of America

Paige Moss (born January 30, 1973 in Bowie, Maryland) is an American stage, film and television actress.
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Tyler Cowen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Professor, Author, Economist

Age: 57

Tyler Cowen (; born January 21, 1962) is an American economist, who is an economics professor at George Mason University, where he holds the Holbert C. Harris chair in the economics department. ...more
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Eric Schansberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Author, Preacher

Age: 53

Birthplace: Louisville metropolitan area, Kentucky, Area code 502, Jefferson County, United States of America, + more

David Eric "Eric" Schansberg (born March 19, 1965) is a professor of economics at Indiana University Southeast, an author, and a two-time Libertarian candidate for Indiana's 9th ...more
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Richard Bausch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Novelist, Writer

Age: 73

Birthplace: Fort Benning, Georgia

Richard Bausch (born April 18, 1945) is an American novelist and short story writer, and Professor in the Writing Program at Chapman University in Orange, California. He has published twelve ...more
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Robert Rose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Robert Rose Basketball player

Age: 54

Birthplace: Rochester, New York

Robert Rose (born December 27, 1964) is a retired American-Australian professional basketball player who played the majority of his career in the Australian National Basketball League.
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Sharon Creech is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 73

Birthplace: South Euclid, Ohio

Sharon Creech (born July 29, 1945) is an American writer of children's novels. She was the first American winner of the Carnegie Medal for British children's books and the first person to win ...more
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Angela Orebaugh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Computer scientist
Angela Orebaugh is a cyber technology and security author and researcher. She is known for her work on National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) security initiatives.
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John O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni

Age: 37

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

John O'Hara (1905–1970) was an American writer of Appointment in Samarra, Butterfield 8, and many short stories. John O'Hara may also refer to: John O'Hara (Brooklyn politician), American lawyer ...more
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Chris Widger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Chris Widger Baseball player

Age: 47

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware

Christopher Jon Widger (born May 21, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher. He played in MLB from 1995-2006 with the Seattle Mariners, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, St. Louis ...more
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Zainab Salbi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Writer

Age: 49

Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq

Zainab Salbi (Arabic: زينب سلبي; born 1969) is the Founder of Women for Women International, Author of several books including her latest Freedom is an Inside Job, and EP and Host of Through Her ...more
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Stephen Moore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Stephen Moore Editor, Commentator, Businessperson

Age: 59

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Stephen Moore (born February 16, 1960) is an American writer and television commentator on economic issues. He co-founded and served as president of the Club for Growth from 1999 to 2004. Moore ...more
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Alex Tabarrok is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Professor, Economist

Age: 53

Alexander Taghi Tabarrok (born November 11, 1966) is a Canadian-American economist and co-author, with Tyler Cowen, of the economics blog Marginal Revolution. Tabarrok and Cowen have also ...more