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

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

List contains graduates like Cynthia Nixon, Immortal Technique.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Hunter College High School?” and “Which celebrities are Hunter College High School alumni?”
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Cynthia Nixon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Cynthia Ellen Nixon (born April 9, 1966) is an American actor and activist. For her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City (1998–2004), Nixon won the 2004 Primetime Emmy ...more

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Ruby Dee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Activist, Poet, Journalist

Age: Dec. at 92 (1922-2014)

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Ruby Dee (born Ruby Ann Wallace, October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and civil rights activist. She is perhaps best known for ...more

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Ophelia DeVore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Ophelia DeVore Model

Age: Dec. at 92 (1922-2014)

Birthplace: Edgefield, South Carolina

Ophelia DeVore (August 12, 1922 – February 28, 2014) was an American businesswoman, publisher, and model. She was the first model of African-American descent in the United States. In 1946, she ...more
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Audre Lorde is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Activist, Librarian, Poet

Age: Dec. at 58 (1934-1992)

Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York

Audre Lorde (; born Audrey Geraldine Lorde; February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was an American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist. As a poet, she is best known ...more

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Judy C. Lewent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 71

Judith Carol Lewent is on the board of directors for GlaxoSmithKline since April 2011, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Motorola Solutions. She worked from 1980 to 2007 at Merck & Co. where she ...more
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Elena Kagan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Professor, Law professor, Lawyer

Age: 58

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, + more

Elena Kagan (; born April 28, 1960) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was nominated by President Barack Obama in May 2010, and confirmed by the Senate in ...more
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Diane di Prima is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Poet, Writer

Age: 84

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Diane di Prima (born August 6, 1934) is an American poet. She is also an artist, prose writer, memoirist, playwright, social justice activist, fat acceptance activist and teacher. Di Prima has ...more
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Maria Muldaur is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Actor, Singer

Age: 75

Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States of America

Maria Muldaur (born September 12, 1943) is an American folk and blues singer who was part of the American folk music revival in the early 1960s. She recorded the 1973 hit song "Midnight at ...more

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Cynthia Ozick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author

Age: 90

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Cynthia Shoshana Ozick (born April 17, 1928) is an American short story writer, novelist, and essayist.
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Sylvia Pressler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Judge

Age: Dec. at 76 (1934-2010)

Sylvia Pressler (April 10, 1934 – February 15, 2010) was an American judge who served in a number of positions within the New Jersey judicial system. She is best known for deciding a landmark ...more
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Marie Maynard Daly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Chemist

Age: Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)

Birthplace: Corona, New York City, New York

Marie Maynard Daly (April 16, 1921 – October 28, 2003) was an American biochemist. She was the first Black American woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry (awarded by Columbia ...more
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Norma Merrick Sklarek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Architect

Age: Dec. at 84 (1928-2012)

Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York

Norma Merrick Sklarek was an African-American architect who accomplished many firsts for black women in architecture.
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Immortal Technique is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Master of Ceremonies, Rapper, Social activist

Age: 41

Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Felipe Andres Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is a Peruvian American hip hop recording artist and activist. Most of his lyrics focus on ...more

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Max Kellerman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Max Kellerman Sports journalism, Commentator, Talk show host

Age: 45

Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States of America

Max Kellerman (born August 6, 1973) is an American sports television personality and boxing commentator. He is currently a co-host of ESPN talk show First Take alongside Stephen A. Smith and ...more

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Mildred Dresselhaus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Physicist, Professor, Engineer

Age: 88

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Mildred Dresselhaus (née Spiewak; November 11, 1930 – February 20, 2017), known as the "queen of carbon science", was an Institute Professor and Professor Emerita of physics and ...more
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Deborah Tannen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Professor, Author, Writer

Age: 73

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Deborah Frances Tannen (born June 7, 1945) is an American academic and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She has been a McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at ...more
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Jeannie Suk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Professor, Lawyer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Jeannie Suk Gersen is a professor of law at Harvard Law School.
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Judith Jarvis Thomson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Physician, Philosopher

Age: 89

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Judith Jarvis Thomson (born October 4, 1929) is an American moral philosopher. She was elected a Member of the American Philosophical Society in 2019.
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Martina Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Martina Arroyo Singer

Age: 82

Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York

Martina Arroyo (born February 2, 1936) is an American operatic soprano who had a major international opera career from the 1960s through the 1980s. She was part of the first generation of black ...more
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Bernadine Healy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Politician, Physician

Age: Dec. at 67 (1944-2011)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Bernadine Patricia Healy (August 4, 1944 – August 6, 2011) was an American physician, cardiologist, academic, and first female National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director. She was a professor ...more
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Steve Gilliard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Steve Gilliard

Age: Dec. at 43 (1964-2007)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Steve Gilliard (November 13, 1964 – June 2, 2007) was an American freelance journalist and left-wing political blogger who ran the website The News Blog. An outspoken and at times controversial ...more
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Young MC is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Young MC Record producer, Rapper, Singer-songwriter

Age: 51

Birthplace: England, London

Marvin Young (born May 10, 1967), better known by his stage name Young M.C., is a British-born American singer, rapper and actor. He is best known for his 1989 hit "Bust a Move". His ...more

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Jennifer 8. Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Jennifer 8. Lee Journalist

Age: 42

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Jennifer 8. Lee (Chinese name: 李競; pinyin: Lǐ Jìng; POJ: Lí Kēng) (born March 15, 1976) is an American journalist who previously worked for The New York Times. She is also the ...more
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Mollie Orshansky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Economist, Statistician

Age: Dec. at 91 (1915-2006)

Mollie Orshansky (January 9, 1915 – December 18, 2006) was an American economist and statistician who, in 1963–65, developed the Orshansky Poverty Thresholds, which are used in the United States ...more
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Helen Epstein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Hunter College High School Alumni
Helen Epstein

Age: 72

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Helen Epstein is an American writer of memoir, journalism and biography who lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, United States.