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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
Eliza Patricia Dushku is an American actress known for her television roles, including starring as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel. She starred in two Fox series, ...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
Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III is an American actor, producer, and comedian. As a member of the Baldwin family, he is the oldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all well-known actors. ...more

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Editor
Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency. Five years ...more

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Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Soldier
Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. ...more

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Larry Craig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician
Larry Edwin Craig is a former Republican politician from the U.S. state of Idaho. He served 18 years in the U.S. Senate, preceded by 10 years in the U.S. House, representing Idaho's first ...more

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Brian Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Editor, Firefighter, Journalist
Brian Douglas Williams is an American journalist best known for his ten years as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network. Nine ...more

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Merce Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Choreographer, Dancer
Mercier Philip "Merce" Cunningham was an American dancer and choreographer who was at the forefront of the American modern dance for more than 50 years. He is also notable for his ...more

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Anousheh Ansari is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Businessperson, Astronaut, Engineer
Anousheh Ansari is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom ...more

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Rachel Zoe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Television producer, Designer
Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig better known as Rachel Zoe, is an American fashion stylist best known for working with celebrities, fashion houses, beauty firms, advertising agencies, and magazine ...more

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Dina Merrill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Businessperson, Model, Actor
Dina Merrill is an American actress, socialite, businesswoman and philanthropist.

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Patricia Roberts Harris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Diplomat
Patricia Roberts Harris served in the American administration of President Jimmy Carter as United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and United States Secretary of Health, ...more

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Mike Lawlor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
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
Donna Lynn Dixon is an American actress.

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John Foster Dulles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer
John Foster Dulles served as U.S. Secretary of State under Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1959. He was a significant figure in the early Cold War era, advocating an ...more

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Charles Camarda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Astronaut, Aerospace Engineering
Charles Joseph "Charlie" Camarda is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut who flew his first mission into space on board the Space Shuttle mission STS-114.

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Rooney Mara is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Actor
Patricia Rooney Mara is an American actress. She made her acting debut in 2005, and has gone on to star in films, such as the remake A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Social Network and Trash. In ...more

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Michael Coats is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Astronaut
Michael Lloyd Coats is a former NASA astronaut, raised in Riverside, California. From December 2005 to December 2012, he served as Director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

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Harry Reid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Harry Mason Reid is an American politician and the senior United States Senator from Nevada, in office since 1987. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served as the Senate Minority Leader ...more

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Robert P. Casey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey, Sr. was an American politician from Pennsylvania. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 42nd Governor of Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1995. He ...more

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Kerry Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Actor, Narrator, Voice acting
Kerry Marisa Washington is an American actress. Since 2012, Washington has gained wide public recognition for starring in the ABC drama Scandal, a Shonda Rhimes series in which she plays Olivia ...more

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Casey Affleck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt is an American actor, film director, screenwriter and producer. He first came to attention for his performances in Gus Van Sant's films To Die For, Good Will ...more

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L. Ron Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Religious Leader, Novelist, Author
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, better known as L. Ron Hubbard and often referred to by his initials, LRH, was an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology. After establishing a ...more

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Chuck Todd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Actor
Charles David "Chuck" Todd is an American journalist who is the 12th moderator of Meet the Press. He also serves as the Political Director for NBC News. Prior to taking the helm of ...more

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Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician, Professor, Author
Elizabeth Ann Warren is an American academic and politician who is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. She was previously a Harvard Law ...more

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Mary Schapiro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician
Mary Schapiro is the Lead Director of the Kraft Foods Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Before assuming her ...more