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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