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Famous George Washington University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Eliza Dushku1

    Eliza Dushku

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplaceUSA, Massachusetts, Watertown

    Eliza Patricia Dushku (; born December 30, 1980) is an American actress, model and producer,...  more

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  • Alec Baldwin2

    Alec Baldwin

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceAmityville, New York, United States of America

    Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an American actor, writer, producer,...  more

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  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis3

    AgeDec. at 65 (1929-1994)

    BirthplaceSouthampton, New York, United States of America

    Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis (née Bouvier ; July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was First Lady of...  more

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  • Colin Powell4

    Colin Powell

    Statesman, Politician


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

    Colin Luther Powell (; born April 5, 1937) is an American politician and retired four-star...  more

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  • Larry Craig5

    Larry Craig



    BirthplaceCouncil, Idaho, United States of America

    Larry Edwin Craig (born July 20, 1945) is a retired American politician from the state of...  more
  • Brian Williams6

    Brian Williams

    Editor, Firefighter


    BirthplaceRidgewood, New Jersey, United States of America

    Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is an American journalist at NBC News, currently...  more

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  • Merce Cunningham7

    Merce Cunningham

    Choreographer, Dancer

    AgeDec. at 90 (1919-2009)

    BirthplaceCentralia, Washington, United States of America

    Mercier Philip "Merce" Cunningham (April 16, 1919 – July 26, 2009) was an American dancer and...  more
  • Anousheh Ansari8

    Anousheh Ansari

    Businessperson, Astronaut


    BirthplaceMashhad, Iran

    Anousheh Ansari (Persian: Anuŝe Ansāri‎; née Raissyan; born September 12, 1966) is an...  more
  • Rachel Zoe9

    Rachel Zoe

    Television producer, Designer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig (born September 1, 1971) is an American fashion designer, businesswoman,...  more

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  • Dina Merrill10

    Dina Merrill

    Businessperson, Model


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Dina Merrill (born Nedenia Marjorie Hutton; December 29, 1923 – May 22, 2017) was an American...  more

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  • Patricia Roberts Harris11

    AgeDec. at 61 (1924-1985)

    BirthplaceMattoon, Illinois, United States of America

    Patricia Roberts Harris (May 31, 1924 – March 23, 1985) served in the American administration...  more

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  • Mike Lawlor12

    Mike Lawlor

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut

    Michael P. Lawlor is an American politician, criminal justice professor, and lawyer from...  more
  • Donna Dixon13

    Donna Dixon

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Donna Lynn Dixon (born July 20, 1957) is a retired American actress and former beauty queen....  more
  • John Foster Dulles14

    John Foster Dulles

    Politician, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 71 (1888-1959)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    John Foster Dulles (; February 25, 1888 – May 24, 1959) was an American diplomat. A...  more
  • Charles Camarda15

    Charles Camarda

    Astronaut, Aerospace Engineering


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Charles Joseph "Charlie" Camarda (born May 8, 1952 in Queens, New York) is an American...  more
  • Rooney Mara16


    BirthplaceBedford, New York, United States of America

    Patricia Rooney Mara (born April 17, 1985) is an American actress. She began her career in...  more

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  • Michael Coats17

    Michael Coats



    BirthplaceSacramento, California

    Michael Lloyd Coats (born January 16, 1946) is a former NASA astronaut (three spaceflights),...  more
  • Harry Reid18

    Harry Reid

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceSearchlight, Nevada, United States of America

    Harry Mason Reid (; born December 2, 1939) is a retired American attorney and politician who...  more

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  • Robert P. Casey19

    Robert P. Casey

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 68 (1932-2000)

    BirthplaceJackson Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert Patrick Casey Sr. (January 9, 1932 – May 30, 2000) was an American lawyer and...  more

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  • Kerry Washington20

    Kerry Washington

    Actor, Narrator


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Kerry Marisa Washington (born January 31, 1977) is an American actress, producer, and...  more

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  • Casey Affleck21

    Casey Affleck

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceFalmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt (born August 12, 1975) is an American actor and director. He...  more

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  • L. Ron Hubbard22

    L. Ron Hubbard

    Religious Leader, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 75 (1911-1986)

    BirthplaceTilden, Nebraska

    Lafayette Ronald Hubbard ( HUB-ərd;  March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986) was an American author...  more

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  • Chuck Todd23

    Chuck Todd

    Editor, Journalist


    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    Charles David Todd (born April 8, 1972) is an American television journalist who is the 12th...  more
  • Elizabeth Warren24

    Elizabeth Warren

    Politician, Professor


    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Elizabeth Ann Warren (née Herring; born June 22, 1949) is an American politician and former...  more

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  • Mary Schapiro25

    Mary Schapiro

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceContiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Mary L. Schapiro (born June 19, 1955) served as the 29th Chair of the U.S. Securities and...  more