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

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Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Woody Allen Film Score Composer, Comedian, Musician Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American actor, writer, director, comedian and playwright, whose career spans more than 50 years. He worked as a comedy writer in the 1950s, writing jokes ...more

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Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Alec Baldwin Television producer, Film Producer, Author Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III is an American actor, producer, and comedian. As a member of the Baldwin family, he is the oldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all well-known actors. ...more

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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Billy Crystal Television presenter, Comedian, Film Producer William Edward "Billy" Crystal is an American actor, singer, writer, producer, director, comedian, and television host. He gained prominence in the 1970s for playing Jodie Dallas on ...more

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Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Angelina Jolie Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter Angelina Jolie Pitt is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as ...more

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Lady Gaga Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter. She initially performed in theater, appearing in high school plays, and ...more

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Martin Scorsese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Martin Scorsese Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Martin Charles Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian. Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most ...more

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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Anne Hathaway Actor, Voice acting Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress, singer, and producer. After several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series Get Real. She came to prominence after playing ...more

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Sean Hannity is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Sean Hannity Commentator, Author, Radio personality Sean Patrick Hannity is an American television host, author, and conservative political commentator. He is the host of The Sean Hannity Show, a nationally syndicated talk radio show that airs ...more

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Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Sarah Silverman Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer Sarah Kate Silverman is an American stand-up comedian, writer, producer and actress. Her satirical comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism, sexism and religion, ...more

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Oliver Stone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Oliver Stone Television director, Soldier, Television producer William Oliver Stone is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and military veteran. Stone came to public prominence between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s for writing and ...more

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Perez Hilton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Perez Hilton Actor, Writer, TV Personality Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr., known professionally as Perez Hilton, is an American blogger, columnist and television personality. His blog, PerezHilton.com, is known for posts covering gossip ...more

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Alexis Bledel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Alexis Bledel Film Producer, Model, Actor Kimberly Alexis Bledel is an American actress, model and producer. She is known for her role as Rory Gilmore in The WB/The CW comedy-drama Gilmore Girls. She has since starred in films including ...more

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Bai Ling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Bai Ling Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Bai Ling is a Chinese-American actress known for her work in films such as The Crow, Red Corner, Crank: High Voltage, Three... Extremes, Wild Wild West, and Anna and the King, and TV shows ...more

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Ashley Olsen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Ashley Olsen Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer Ashley Fuller Olsen is an American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman. She co-founded luxury fashion brands The Row, Elizabeth and James, and the more affordable ...more

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Lucy Liu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Lucy Liu Painter, Film Producer, Model Lucy Alexis Liu is an American actress, model, artist, and occasional producer and director. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television ...more

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Meg Ryan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Meg Ryan Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, known professionally as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and film producer. After playing minor roles in film and television, Ryan's breakout role came with the ...more

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Mary-Kate Olsen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Mary-Kate Olsen Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer Mary-Kate Olsen is an American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman. She co-founded luxury fashion brands The Row, Elizabeth and James, and the more affordable lines ...more

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Steven J. Bensinger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Steven J. Bensinger Steven J. Bensinger has been Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Vice President of American International Group Inc (AIG) since March 2005. Mr. Bensinger served as Treasurer of American ...more

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Alan Greenspan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Alan Greenspan Businessperson, Politician, Scientist Alan Greenspan is an American economist.

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Jamie Lynn Sigler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Jamie Lynn Sigler Actor, Singer Jamie-Lynn Sigler is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Meadow Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos.

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Fred P. Hochberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Fred P. Hochberg Fred P. Hochberg is an American businessman who has played leadership roles in government, non-profit and academic organizations. He is currently chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank ...more

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Dakota Fanning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Dakota Fanning Actor, Voice acting Hannah Dakota Fanning is an American actress who rose to prominence after her breakthrough performance at age seven in the 2001 film I Am Sam. Her performance earned her a nomination for a ...more

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Danielle Steel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Danielle Steel Novelist, Author, Writer Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel, better known by the name Danielle Steel, is an American novelist, currently the best selling author alive and the fourth bestselling author of all ...more

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Selma Blair is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Selma Blair Actor, Voice acting Selma Blair is an American film, television and theater actress. Since Blair made her professional acting debut in 1995, she has starred in a variety of film genres, including several commercial ...more

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Paul Levy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Paul Levy Real estate entrepreneur

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Monica Keena is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Monica Keena Actor Monica C. Keena is an American actress, known for her roles as Abby Morgan on Dawson's Creek, Rachel Lindquist on the short-lived comedy Undeclared, Kristen on HBO's Entourage, and as Lori ...more

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Aaron Bell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Aaron Bell Samuel Aaron Bell was an American jazz double-bassist. As a child, Bell played piano, and learned brass instruments in high school. He attended Xavier University, where he began playing bass, ...more

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Melissa Joan Hart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Melissa Joan Hart Television director, Businessperson, Television producer Melissa Joan Hart is an American actress, television director, and television producer. Hart is known for her title roles in the television series Clarissa Explains It All, the live action ...more

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Ahron Soloveichik is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Ahron Soloveichik Rabbi Ahron Soloveichik; was a renowned scholar of Talmud, Halakha and a Rosh Yeshiva; known especially within circles of Orthodox Judaism.

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Marisa Tomei is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Marisa Tomei Actor, Voice acting Marisa Tomei is an American and Italian actress and producer. In a career spanning three decades, she had initial success in movies as a young actress, followed by a series of unsuccessful ...more

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John F. Kennedy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Pilot, Businessperson, Journalist John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., often referred to as JFK Jr. or John-John in the press, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was the only surviving son of U.S. President ...more

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Demetri Martin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Demetri Martin Film Score Composer, Humorist, Comedian Demetri Evan Martin is an American comedian, actor, artist, musician, writer, and humorist. Martin is best known for his work as a stand-up comedian, being a contributor on The Daily Show and ...more

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Cybill Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Cybill Shepherd 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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Debra Messing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Debra Messing Comedian, Television producer, Actor Debra Lynn Messing is an American actress. She is known for her television roles in Will & Grace, The Starter Wife, Smash and The Mysteries of Laura. Following her graduation from New York ...more

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Russell Simmons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Russell Simmons Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer Russell Wendell Simmons is an American business magnate. He cofounded the hip-hop music label Def Jam and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics. ...more

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Anthony Rapp is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Anthony Rapp Author, Actor, Singer Anthony Deane Rapp is an American stage and film actor and singer best known for originating the role of Mark Cohen in the Broadway production of Rent in 1996 and later for reprising the role in ...more

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Brett Ratner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Brett Ratner Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Brett Ratner is an American filmmaker and music video director. He is known for directing the Rush Hour film series, The Family Man, Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Tower Heist. He was ...more

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John Cusack is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
John Cusack Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor John Paul Cusack is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter.

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Adam Wasserman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Adam Wasserman Adam Wasserman is a founder of ExamSoft, an examination software used nationwide for law school and state bar examinations. Wasserman first co-designed and developed ExamSoft examination ...more

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Hilarie Burton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Hilarie Burton VJ, Film Producer, Actor Hilarie Ross Burton is an American actress and producer. A former host of MTV's Total Request Live, she portrayed Peyton Sawyer on the WB/CW drama One Tree Hill for six seasons. Burton gained ...more

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Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Colin Powell Statesman, Politician, Soldier Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. ...more

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Gina Gershon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Gina Gershon Television producer, Author, Actor Gina L. Gershon is an American film, television and stage actress, singer and author. She is known for her roles in the films Cocktail, Showgirls, Bound, Face/Off, The Insider, Demonlover, P.S. ...more

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Howard Zinn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Howard Zinn Historian, Author, Writer Howard Zinn was an American historian, author, playwright, and social activist. He was a political science professor at Boston University. Zinn wrote more than 20 books, including his ...more

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Rudy Giuliani is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Rudy Giuliani Public speaker, Businessperson, Politician Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani is an American lawyer, businessman, former politician, and public speaker from New York. Politically a Democrat and then an Independent in the ...more

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Jeff Conaway is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Jeff Conaway Model, Actor, Singer Jeffrey Charles William Michael "Jeff" Conaway was an American actor known for his roles in the movie Grease and two US television series Taxi and Babylon 5. Conaway was also featured ...more

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Dave Attell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Dave Attell Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Dubbed a “comedian’s comedian” by his peers, Dave Attell’s sardonic wit made him famous in comedy clubs across the country. A New Yorker through and through, Attell rose to fame on the improv ...more

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Robert Jarvik is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Robert Jarvik Researcher, Inventor, Scientist Robert Koffler Jarvik, M.D. is an American scientist, researcher and entrepreneur known for his role in developing the Jarvik-7 artificial heart.

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Alan Landsburg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Alan Landsburg Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter Alan William Landsburg was an American television writer, producer, and director. He was the founder and CEO of the Landsburg Company and was involved in producing over fifty movies of the week. ...more

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Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Tom Ford Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer Thomas Carlyle "Tom" Ford is an American fashion designer and film director. He gained international fame for his turnaround of Gucci and the creation of the Tom Ford label before ...more

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Tony Kushner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Tony Kushner Screenwriter, Author, Writer Anthony Robert "Tony" Kushner is an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National ...more