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

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

A factual list, featuring graduates like Eliza Dushku and Kerry Washington.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to George Washington University?” and “Which celebrities are George Washington University alumni?”
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Eliza Dushku is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Actor

Age: 38

Birthplace: Watertown, Massachusetts, United States of America

Eliza Patricia Dushku (; born December 30, 1980) is an American actress, model and producer, primarily known for her television roles. She starred as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its ...more

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Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Author

Age: 60

Birthplace: USA, New York, Amityville

Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian, and liberal political activist. A member of the Baldwin family, he is the eldest ...more

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onass... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Editor

Age: Dec. at 65 (1929-1994)

Birthplace: Southampton, New York, United States of America

Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis (née Bouvier ; July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was First Lady of the United States during the presidency of John F. Kennedy and was regarded then and ...more

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Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Soldier

Age: 81

Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

Colin Luther Powell (; born April 5, 1937) is an American politician and retired four-star general in the United States Army. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security ...more

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Larry Craig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician

Age: 73

Birthplace: Council, Idaho, United States of America

Larry Edwin Craig (born July 20, 1945) is a retired American politician from the state of Idaho. He served 18 years as a Republican in the United States Senate (1991–2009), preceded by 10 years ...more
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Brian Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Editor, Firefighter, Journalist

Age: 59

Birthplace: USA, Ridgewood, New Jersey

Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is an American journalist at NBC News, currently serving as the chief anchor for the network's cable news channel MSNBC and as host of the network's ...more

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Merce Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Choreographer, Dancer

Age: Dec. at 90 (1919-2009)

Birthplace: Centralia, Washington, United States of America

Mercier Philip "Merce" Cunningham (April 16, 1919 – July 26, 2009) was an American dancer and choreographer who was at the forefront of American modern dance for more than 50 years. He ...more
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Anousheh Ansari is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous George Washington 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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Rachel Zoe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Television producer, Designer

Age: 47

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig (born September 1, 1971) is an American fashion designer, businesswoman, and writer. She has been involved in the fashion industry for nearly two decades. In 2008, the ...more

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Dina Merrill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Businessperson, Model, Actor

Age: 95

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Patricia Roberts Harris ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Diplomat

Age: Dec. at 61 (1924-1985)

Birthplace: Mattoon, Illinois, United States of America

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Mike Lawlor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 62

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut

Michael P. Lawlor is an American politician, criminal justice professor, and lawyer from Connecticut. A Democrat, he served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1987 to ...more
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Donna Dixon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 61

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Donna Lynn Dixon (born July 20, 1957) is a retired American actress and former beauty queen. After meeting and starring together in the film Doctor Detroit, Dixon has worked in several movies ...more
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John Foster Dulles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 71 (1888-1959)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

John Foster Dulles (; February 25, 1888 – May 24, 1959) was an American diplomat. A Republican, he served as United States Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to ...more
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Charles Camarda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Astronaut, Aerospace Engineering

Age: 66

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Charles Joseph "Charlie" Camarda (born May 8, 1952 in Queens, New York) is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut who flew his first mission into space on board the Space Shuttle ...more
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Rooney Mara is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Actor

Age: 33

Birthplace: USA, New York, Bedford

Patricia Rooney Mara (born April 17, 1985) is an American actress. She began her career in independent films, such as the coming-of-age drama film Tanner Hall (2009), before starring as Nancy ...more

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Michael Coats is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 73

Birthplace: Sacramento, California

Michael Lloyd Coats (born January 16, 1946) is a former NASA astronaut (three spaceflights), raised in Riverside, California. From December 2005 to December 2012, he served as Director of the ...more
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Harry Reid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 79

Birthplace: Searchlight, Nevada, United States of America

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Robert P. Casey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 68 (1932-2000)

Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Kerry Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Actor, Narrator, Voice acting

Age: 42

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Casey Affleck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Falmouth

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L. Ron Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Religious Leader, Novelist, Author

Age: Dec. at 75 (1911-1986)

Birthplace: Tilden, Nebraska

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Chuck Todd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Actor

Age: 46

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Charles David Todd (born April 8, 1972) is an American television journalist who is the 12th and current moderator of NBC's Meet the Press. He also hosts MTP Daily on MSNBC and is the Political ...more

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Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician, Professor, Author

Age: 69

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Mary Schapiro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician

Age: 63

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

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