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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, and Do the Right Thing. She ...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