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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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Monica Keena is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, and X-Men: The Last Stand. He was also a producer ...more
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John Cusack is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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