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Famous George Mason University Alumni

Updated July 7, 2020 23.2k views128 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Commentator, Businessperson

    Age70

    BirthplaceDenver, 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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  • 2
    Businessperson, Astronaut

    Age55

    BirthplaceMashhad, 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 accomplishments...  more
  • 3

    Age47

    BirthplaceUSA, Hunker, Pennsylvania

    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....  more
  • 4
    Bodybuilder

    Age49

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    Shahriar Kamali (Persian: شهریار کمالی‎), known as King Kamali (born March 29, 1972 in Masjed soleyman), is a retired IFBB professional bodybuilder....  more
  • 5
    Comedian, Television producer

    Age68

    BirthplacePennsville, New Jersey, United States of America

    Ritchie A. "Ritch" Shydner (born December 3, 1952) is an American stand-up comedian, comic writer, and actor....  more
  • 6
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age53

    BirthplaceEdison, 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 works...  more
  • 7

    Age59

    BirthplaceBryan, 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 published...  more
  • 8
    Economist

    Age61

    BirthplaceRahway, 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 BB&T...  more
  • 9
    Journalist

    Age51

    BirthplaceSeattle, 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
  • 10
    Model, Actor

    Age40

    BirthplaceFort Belvoir

    John Edmund Driscoll (born June 27, 1981 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia) is an American television and soap opera actor....  more
  • 11
    Sareh Nouri is a Persian-American fashion designer known for couture wedding gowns and bridal sashes....  more
  • 12
    Spokesperson, Personal trainer

    Age46

    BirthplaceVirginia Beach, USA, Virginia

    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 the...  more
  • 13
    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
  • 14
    Basketball player

    Age38

    BirthplaceAberdeen, 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, Maryland....  more
  • 15
    Actor, Voice acting

    Age48

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    Paige Moss (born January 30, 1973 in Bowie, Maryland) is an American stage, film and television actress....  more
  • 16
    Professor, Author

    Age59

    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. He...  more
  • 17
    Author, Preacher

    Age56

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

    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 Congressional...  more
  • 18
    Novelist, Writer

    Age76

    BirthplaceFort 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 novels,...  more
  • 19
    Basketball player

    Age56

    BirthplaceRochester, 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....  more
  • 20
    Novelist, Author

    Age76

    BirthplaceSouth 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 both...  more
  • 21
    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. ...  more
  • 22
    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...  more
  • 23
    Baseball player

    Age50

    BirthplaceWilmington, 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
  • 24

    Age52

    BirthplaceBaghdad, 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 Eyes...  more
  • 25
    Editor, Commentator

    Age61

    BirthplaceChicago, 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 is a...  more