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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Hampshire College and be of some renown.

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

Alumni include Elliott Smith, Liev Schreiber and many additional graduates as well.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Hampshire College?” and “Which celebrities are Hampshire College alumni?”

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Jessamyn West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Librarian Jessamyn Charity West is an American librarian and blogger, best known as the creator of librarian.net and for her unconventional views on her profession. She is a former member of the American ...more

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Liev Schreiber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Isaac Liev Schreiber is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He became known during the late 1990s and early 2000s, having appeared in several independent films, and later ...more

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Eugene Mirman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter Eugene Boris Mirman is a Russian-born American comedian and writer. Mirman is known for playing Yvgeny Mirminsky on Delocated, and voicing Gene Belcher on the animated comedy Bob's Burgers.

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Elliott Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and lived for much of his life in Portland, ...more

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Xander Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Sculptor, Painter, Television producer Alexander "Xander" Harper Berkeley is an American actor. He is best known for his television roles of George Mason on the political thriller series 24, Percy Rose on the action ...more

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S. Bear Bergman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Writer S. Bear Bergman is a trans man, author, poet, playwright, and theater artist whose gender identity is a main focus of his artwork.

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Dennis Boutsikaris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Actor Dennis Boutsikaris is an American character actor who has won the Obie Award twice. He is also a narrator of audiobooks and for which he has won an Audie Award.

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Jeff Fry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Software Tester Jeff Fry is a lead software test engineer for Freebase.com at Google, serves on the board of directors for the Association for Software Testing, and blogs about testing at ...more

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Jeph Jacques is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Cartoonist, Writer Jeffrey Paul "Jeph" Jacques writes and illustrates the webcomic Questionable Content. He was born in Rockville, Maryland, and graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in music. ...more

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Ken Burns is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Kenneth Lauren "Ken" Burns is an American director and producer of documentary films, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs. His most widely known documentaries ...more

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Jon Krakauer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Journalist, Author, Writer Jon Krakauer appeared in the 2010 documentary film Sons of Perdition.

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Tooker Gomberg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Tooker Gomberg Politician Tooker Gomberg was a Canadian politician and environmental activist. A native of Montreal, Quebec and a liberal-arts graduate of Hampshire College, Gomberg founded one of Canada's first curbside ...more

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Lee Smolin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Physicist Lee Smolin is an American theoretical physicist, a faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, an adjunct professor of physics at the University of Waterloo and a member ...more

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Christopher Young is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Actor, Orchestrator Christopher Young is an American music composer for both film and television. Many of his music compositions are for horror films, including Hellraiser, Tales from the Hood, A Nightmare on Elm ...more

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James Crown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Businessperson James Crown is a businessman and president of Henry Crown and Company, a private investment company.

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Daniel Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Lawyer Daniel Aaron Horowitz is an American defense attorney who has represented several high-profile clients including talk show host Michael Savage and is a frequent commentator in the media on ...more

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Steve Bearman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Counselor, Counseling Teacher, Social Psychologist

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Naomi Wallace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Poet, Screenwriter, Playwright Naomi Wallace is a playwright, screenwriter and poet from Kentucky, United States. She is widely known for her plays, receiving several distinguished awards for her works.

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Sarah Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter Sarah Goldfinger was a television writer/producer for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Brothers and Sisters, Hawaii Five-0, and Grimm.

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Edward Humes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Journalist, Author, Writer Edward Humes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and non-fiction writer.

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Timothy George Maden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Timothy George Maden

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Le Thi Diem Thuy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Le Thi Diem Thuy Novelist, Writer Lê Thị Diễm Thúy is a Vietnamese American poet, novelist, and performer. Her pen name is lowercase: lê thị diễm thúy.

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Heather Boushey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Economist Heather Marie Boushey is the executive director and chief economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, a U.S. think tank.

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Peter Friedman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Actor Peter Friedman is an American stage, film and television actor.

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David Moscow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor David Raphael Moscow is an American actor. He is best known for his role as the young Josh Baskin in the 1988 film Big, in which his character was magically transformed into an adult played by ...more

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Jeff Sharlet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Jeff Sharlet Journalist, Author, Writer Jeff Sharlet is an American journalist and author. He is a contributing editor for Harper's and Rolling Stone. His work has also appeared in Lapham's Quarterly, Oxford American, The Washington ...more

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Suzanne Daley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Suzanne Daley Journalist Suzanne M. Daley is an American journalist who was the national editor for The New York Times from 2005 to 2010. In early 2010 she returned to reporting with responsibility for special ...more

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John Falsey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter John Henry Falsey, Jr. is an American television writer and producer.

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Peter Orvetti is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Peter Orvetti Journalist Peter Orvetti is an American journalist who ran Orvetti.com, a political news report and blog from 1997 through 2002. An early internet-based journalist, Orvetti was called "a talented ...more

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Carolyn Coman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Carolyn Coman is an American writer best known for children's books. Her novels What Jamie Saw and Many Stones were among the runners-up for major annual awards by the American Library ...more

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Jeff Maguire is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Screenwriter Jeff Maguire is an American screenwriter. Regarded for his talent for writing sports films, Jeff Maguire got his first screenwriting break with his script Escape to Victory, a film about soccer ...more

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Rolfe Kanefsky is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Rolfe Kanefsky Television director, Screenwriter, Actor Rolfe Kanefsky is an American film writer/director who specializes in horror films.

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Dan Tamberelli is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Comedian, Musician, Actor Daniel "Danny" Tamberelli is an American actor, comedian and musician.

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Sonya Sones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Sonya Sones Clothing designer, Film Editor, Writer Sonya Sones is an American poet and author. She has written four young adult novels in verse, as well as a novel in verse for adults and a picture book.

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Joshua Beckman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Joshua Beckman Joshua Beckman is an American poet.

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Ellis Henican is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Journalist, Author, Voice acting Ellis Henican is a columnist at Newsday and AM New York as well as a political analyst on the Fox News Channel. He hosts a nationally syndicated weekend show on Talk Radio Network, is author of ...more

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Erica Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Erica Wheeler Singer Erica Wheeler is an American folk singer-songwriter. She currently lives in western Massachusetts. Growing up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., she was exposed to traditional folk and ...more

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Gideon Bok is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Gideon Bok Gideon Bok is an American painter who lives and works in Maine. He earned his B.A. from Hampshire College and his M.F.A. from Yale University. He has gone on to teach painting and drawing at ...more

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Gary Marcus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Professor, Author Gary F. Marcus is a research psychologist whose work focuses on language, biology, and the mind. Dr. Marcus is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at New York University and Director of ...more

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Jeffrey Hollender is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Jeffrey Hollender Entrepreneur, Author Jeffrey Hollender is an American entrepreneur, author, and activist. He is known for his roles as co-founder and CEO of Seventh Generation Inc., a distributor of all-natural cleaning, paper, and ...more

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Daniel Asia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Daniel Asia is an American composer. Daniel Asia was born in Seattle, Washington, in the United States of America. He received a B.A. degree from Hampshire College and a M.M. from the Yale ...more

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David Callahan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Journalist, Author David Callahan is founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy, a digital media site. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow at Demos, a public policy group based in New York City that he co-founded in ...more

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Stephen Hannock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Painter, Artist Stephen Hannock is an American painter known for his atmospheric landscapes––compositions of flooded rivers, nocturnes and large vistas––which often incorporate text inscriptions that relate to ...more

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Leah Hager Cohen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Leah Hager Cohen Writer Leah Hager Cohen is an American author who writes both fiction and nonfiction. Cohen's father was superintendent of the Lexington School for the Deaf in Queens, New York, and she became fluent ...more

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Sander Thoenes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Sander Thoenes Journalist, Presenter Sander Thoenes was a Dutch journalist who was killed, near Dili in East Timor, by soldiers of Indonesian army. He was shot when their paths crossed on a road as the Indonesians withdrew from the ...more

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Lee Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Lee Hirsch is a documentary filmmaker. Hirsch is a graduate of The Putney School in Vermont and Hampshire College, in Amherst, Massachusetts. He wrote and directed the documentary Amandla!: A ...more

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Aaron Lansky is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Cultural Preservationist Aaron Lansky is the founder of the Yiddish Book Center, an organization he created to help salvage Yiddish language publications. When he began saving books in the early 1980s, most experts ...more

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Mike Ladd is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Record producer, Rapper Mike Ladd is an American hip hop artist from Boston, Massachusetts. The Guardian described him as "the king of the hip-hop concept." He has released several collaborative albums with ...more

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Chuck Collins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Chuck Collins Author Chuck Collins is an author.

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Neil Gust is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Hampshire College Alumni
Neil Gust Neil Jacob Gust is an American musician. He is best known for co-founding Heatmiser with Elliott Smith in 1992.