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

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

Vin Diesel and Cybill Shepherd are included on this list along with many more.

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

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Vin Diesel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Mark Sinclair, better known by his stage name Vin Diesel, is an American actor, filmmaker and producer. He first became known for appearing in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. He is best ...more

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Cybill Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Activist, Television producer, Film Producer Cybill Lynne Shepherd is an American actress, singer and former model. Shepherd's better known roles include Jacy in The Last Picture Show, Kelly in The Heartbreak Kid, Betsy in Taxi Driver, ...more

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Constance Ford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Model, Actor Constance Ford was an American actress and model. She is best known for her long-running role as Ada Hobson on the daytime soap opera Another World.

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Ellen Barkin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Businessperson, Film Producer, Actor Ellen Rona Barkin is an American actress, known for her roles in the films Buckaroo Banzai, The Big Easy, Sea of Love and Switch. She won an Emmy Award in 1997, for Before Women Had Wings and a ...more

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Ruby Dee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Activist, Poet, Journalist Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and activist. She is perhaps best known for co-starring in the films A Raisin in the Sun, Do the Right Thing, and ...more

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Leigh Lezark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Model Leigh Lezark is an American DJ and model. She is one-third of the New York City-based collective The Misshapes.

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Edward Burns is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Edward Fitzgerald Burns is an American actor, film producer, writer, and director best known for appearing in several films including Saving Private Ryan and One Missed Call. Burns made his ...more

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Eleanor Clift is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Commentator, Journalist, Author Eleanor Clift is an American liberal political reporter, television pundit, and author. She is currently a contributor to MSNBC and blogger for The Daily Beast. She is a regular panelist on the ...more

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Patricia Bath is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Physician, Ophthalmology Patricia Era Bath is an American ophthalmologist, inventor and academic. She has broken ground for women and African Americans in a number of areas. Prior to Bath, no woman had served on the ...more

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Audre Lorde is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Activist, Librarian, Poet Audre Lorde was a Caribbean-American writer, radical feminist, womanist, lesbian, and civil rights activist. Lorde served as an inspiration to women worldwide, one of her most notable efforts ...more

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Hugh Downs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Journalist, Television producer, Game Show Host Hugh Malcolm Downs is a long-time American broadcaster, television host, news anchor, TV producer, author, game show host, and music composer. He is perhaps best known for his roles as co-host ...more

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Esther Rolle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Actor Esther Elizabeth Rolle was an American actress. She is best known for her role as Florida Evans, a no-nonsense wife and mother on the CBS television sitcom Maude for two seasons and its spin-off ...more

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Dreya Weber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor Dreya Weber is an American actress, producer and aerialist.

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Robert R. Davila is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Dr. Robert Davila served as the ninth president of Gallaudet University, the world's only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of ...more

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Bess Myerson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Politician, Model, Actor Bess Myerson was an American model and television actress who was crowned Miss America in 1945. She became a city commissioner in 1969, beginning a prominent New York political career. In the ...more

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Elena Kagan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Professor, Law professor, Lawyer Elena Kagan is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Kagan is the Court's 112th justice and fourth female justice. Kagan was born and raised in New York City. After ...more

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Rhea Perlman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Rhea Jo Perlman is an American actress, best known for her role as Carla Tortelli in the sitcom Cheers, for which she won four Emmy Awards.

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Bella Abzug is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Politician, Actor, Social activist Bella Savitsky Abzug, nicknamed "Battling Bella", was an American lawyer, U.S. Representative, social activist and a leader of the Women's Movement. In 1971, Abzug joined other leading ...more

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Gertrude B. Elion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Chemist, Scientist Gertrude Belle Elion was an American biochemist and pharmacologist, and a 1988 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Working alone as well as with George H. Hitchings, Elion ...more

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Natasha Leggero is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Comedian, Actor Natasha Leggero is an American actress and former frequent roundtable panelist on friend Chelsea Handler's late-night talk show Chelsea Lately. Her stand-up television appearances include ...more

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Valerie Harper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Actor Valerie Kathryn Harper is an American actress known for her roles as Rhoda Morgenstern in the 1970s television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda, and later as Valerie ...more

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Judy Reyes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor Judy Reyes is an American television actress, best known for her roles as Carla Espinosa on the NBC sitcom Scrubs, and as Zoila Diaz in the Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids.

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Richard Jeni is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Comedian, Actor Richard John Colangelo, better known by the stage name of Richard Jeni, was an American stand-up comedian and actor.

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Nick Valensi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Guitarist, Musician Nick Valensi is an American musician, guitarist of the American rock band The Strokes, in which he primarily plays lead guitar and occasionally rhythm guitar.

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Ned Vizzini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Novelist, Author Ned Vizzini was an American writer. He was the author of four books for young adults including It's Kind of a Funny Story, which NPR named #56 of the "100 Best-Ever Teen Novels" of all ...more

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Jean Stapleton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Comedian, Actor Jean Stapleton was an American character actress of stage, television and film. Stapleton is best known for having portrayed Edith Bunker, the long-suffering, yet devoted wife of Archie Bunker ...more

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Pamela Tiffin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Model, Actor Pamela Tiffin is a retired American film actress.

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Nikolai Fraiture is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Bassist, Musician Nikolai Philippe Fraiture is an American musician and bassist for American rock band The Strokes.

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Gabrielle Kirk McDonald is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Judge Gabrielle Anne Kirk McDonald is an American lawyer and jurist who currently serves as one of three American arbitrators on the Iran – United States Claims Tribunal seated in The Hague. She is a ...more

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Grace Paley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Poet, Author, Political Activist Grace Paley was an American short story writer, poet, teacher, and political activist.

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Ethel K. Myers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Sculptor, Painter, Artist Ethel K. Myers (1881 - 1960) was an American sculptor and painter. She was born Lillian Cochran in Brooklyn, New York in 1881, and later given the name "Mae Ethel Klinck" after she was ...more

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Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Conductor, Arranger, Songwriter Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. is an American singer, musician and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the ...more

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Jack Alves is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni

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Jason T. Morrow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Editor, Screenwriter

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Henriette Avram is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Librarian, Computer scientist Henriette Davidson Avram was a computer programmer and systems analyst who developed the MARC format, the international data standard for bibliographic and holdings information in libraries. ...more

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Bobby Darin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor Bobby Darin was an American singer, songwriter, and actor of film and television. He performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock'n'roll, folk, and country. He started as a ...more

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Mildred Dresselhaus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Physicist, Professor, Engineer Mildred Dresselhaus, known as the "queen of carbon science", is an institute professor and professor of physics and electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of

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Rosalyn Sussman Yalow is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Physicist, Scientist Rosalyn Sussman Yalow was an American medical physicist, and a co-winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for development of the radioimmunoassay technique. She was the second ...more

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Robert Morris is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Artist Robert Morris is an American sculptor, conceptual artist and writer. He is regarded as one of the most prominent theorists of Minimalism along with Donald Judd but he has also made important ...more

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Julianne Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Model, Actor Julianne Nicholson is an American actress. She played Det. Megan Wheeler on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and more recently appeared in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire and Showtime's Masters ...more

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Chad Hunt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Pornographic actor Chad Hunt is a former gay pornographic film actor, who has also appeared on the cover of Badpuppy, Jock, Honcho, All Man and Unzipped magazines. In 2009, he was 5'10" and weighs 160 pounds. ...more

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Arlie Petters is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Physicist, Professor Arlie O. Petters, MBE is a Belizean American mathematical physicist, who is the Benjamin Powell Professor and Professor of Mathematics, Physics, and Business Administration at Duke University. ...more

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Denisse Oller is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader Denisse Oller is a chef, broadcaster, journalist, newspaper columnist, and a former Emmy award winning and acclaimed national news anchor for Univision Network and Telemundo Network. Born and ...more

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Suheir Hammad is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Poet, Author, Actor Suheir Hammad is an American poet, author and political activist. She was born in Amman, Jordan. Her parents were Palestinian refugees who immigrated along with their daughter to Brooklyn, New ...more

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Murray Sabrin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Murray Sabrin is a professor of finance in the Anisfield School of Business, Ramapo College of New Jersey. In 2008 he was a candidate for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate ...more

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Alice Aycock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Artist Alice Aycock is an American sculptor and installation artist.

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Barbara McMartin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Author, Writer Barbara McMartin was an American mathematician who became an environmentalist and author of books on the Adirondack Mountains.

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Maurice Berger is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Art critic, Curator, Writer Maurice Berger is an American cultural historian, curator, and art critic.

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Al Santos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Actor Alfredo Luis "Al" Santos is an American actor, producer and former model. Santos studied at Hunter College. He is best known for playing the character of Johnny Bishop in the WB TV ...more

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Sonia Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Hunter College Alumni
Poet, Author, Writer Sonia Sanchez is an African-American poet most often associated with the Black Arts Movement. She has authored over a dozen books of poetry, as well as plays and children's books. She was a ...more