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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Montclair State University and be of some renown.

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

This list below has everything from Bruce Willis to Dania Ramirez and other famous Montclair state alumni!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Montclair State University?” and “Which celebrities are Montclair State University alumni?”

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Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Musician

Age: 63

Birthplace: Idar-Oberstein, West Germany

Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor, producer, and singer. Born to a German mother and American father in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, he moved to the United States with ...more

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Allen Ginsberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Poet, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 71 (1926-1997)

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Irwin Allen Ginsberg (; June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet, philosopher and writer. He is considered to be one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation during the 1950s ...more

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Dania Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Actor

Age: 39

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Dania Jissel Ramirez (born November 8, 1979) is a Dominican television and film actress. Her credits include the roles of Maya Herrera in Heroes, Alex in Entourage, and Blanca during the last ...more

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Mike Fratello is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Journalist, Coach

Age: 72

Birthplace: Hackensack, New Jersey, United States of America

Michael Robert Fratello (born February 24, 1947) is an American sports broadcaster and a professional basketball coach. Fratello is currently an analyst for NBA TV and for nationally televised ...more
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Warren Farrell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Political scientist, Author

Age: 75

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Warren Thomas Farrell (born June 26, 1943) is an American educator, activist and author of seven books on men's and women's issues. Farrell initially came to prominence in the 1970s as a ...more
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Melba Moore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 73

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Beatrice Melba Hill (born October 29, 1945), known by her stage name, Melba Moore is an American singer, actress, voice actress, and entertainer. Moore is the daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill ...more
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Wendy Coakley-Thompson ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Wendy Coakley-Thompson (born Wendy Cecille Thompson on December 27, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York), is a mainstream fiction author. Coakley-Thompson's work is part of emerging millennial ...more
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Marge Roukema is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Politician, Teacher

Age: 89

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Margaret "Marge" Roukema (née Scafati; September 19, 1929 – November 12, 2014) was an American politician who represented New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives for ...more
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Scott Garrett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Politician

Age: 59

Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America

Ernest Scott Garrett (born July 9, 1959) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 5th congressional district, serving from 2003 to 2017. He is a member of the ...more
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Joan Voss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni

Age: 78

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

Joan M. Voss (born August 21, 1940) is an American Democratic Party politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2004 until 2012, representing the 38th Legislative District. ...more
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Sharpe James is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Politician, Teacher

Age: 83

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

Sharpe James (born February 20, 1936) is an American Democratic politician from New Jersey, who served as State Senator for the 29th Legislative District and was 35th Mayor of Newark, New ...more
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Barbara Buono is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Politician

Age: 65

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Barbara A. Buono (born July 28, 1953) is an American politician who served in the New Jersey Senate from 2002-2014, where she represented the 18th Legislative District. She is a member of the ...more
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Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Coach, American football player

Age: Died at 46 (1959-2005)

Birthplace: Neptune City, New Jersey

Samuel Davis Mills Jr. (June 3, 1959 – April 18, 2005) was an American football linebacker who played twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the New Orleans Saints and Carolina ...more

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Robert M. Price is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Robert M. Price Writer

Age: 64

Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi

Robert McNair Price (born July 7, 1954) is an American New Testament scholar who argues against the existence of a historical Jesus (the Christ myth theory). He taught theology and religious ...more
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Andrew R. Ciesla is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni

Age: 65

Andrew R. Ciesla (born July 24, 1953) is an American Republican Party politician who served in the New Jersey Senate, where he represented the 10th legislative district from 1992 to 2012. From ...more
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Connie Myers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Connie Myers Politician

Age: 74

Connie Myers (born November 14, 1944) is an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1996 to 2006, where she represented the 23rd Legislative ...more
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Lorene Scafaria is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Singer

Age: 40

Birthplace: Holmdel, New Jersey, United States of America

Lorene Scafaria (born May 1, 1978) is an American screenwriter, playwright, actress, singer, and film director. She is best known for her work on the films Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist ...more
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Ma Anand Sheela is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni

Age: 69

Birthplace: Vadodara, India

Ma Anand Sheela (born 28 December 1949 as Sheela Ambalal Patel in India, also known as Sheela Birnstiel) is an Indian-born American–Swiss former spokeswoman of the Rajneesh movement (aka Osho ...more
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Robert Thomas Ward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Robert Thomas Ward

Age: Dec. at 83 (1920-2003)

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Camille Grammer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter

Age: 50

Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, United States of America

Camille Grammer-Meyer (née Donatacci) (born September 2, 1968) is an American television personality, most known for starring in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She started her ...more

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Steve Covino is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Radio personality, Disc jockey

Age: 42

Birthplace: Union, New Jersey

Steve Covino a.k.a. "el Covino", raised in Union Township, Union County, New Jersey, is a Television/Radio Talk Show Host/Disc Jockey heard daily on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
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Jane Holl Lute is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Montclair State University Alumni
Jane Holl Lute

Age: 63

Birthplace: New Jersey, United States of America

Jane Holl Lute (born 1956) is the UN special envoy on the Cyprus dispute. She served as the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 through 2013, after having been confirmed by the U.S. ...more