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Famous New York University Alumni

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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga and many other famous NYU Bobcats.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to New York University?” and “Which celebrities are New York University alumni?” Take a look some of the most famous NYU alumni.

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  • 1

    Woody Allen

    Film Score Composer, Comedian
    Heywood "Woody" Allen (born December 1, 1935) is an American director, writer, actor, and...  more

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    Alec Baldwin

    Television producer, Film Producer
    Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an American actor, writer, producer,...  more

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  • 3

    Billy Crystal

    Television presenter, Comedian
    William Edward Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer,...  more

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    #164 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers Of All Time#80 of 309 Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100

  • 4

    Angelina Jolie

    Film Producer, Model
    Angelina Jolie (; née Voight, formerly Jolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress,...  more

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  • 5

    Lady Gaga

    Fashion designer, Record producer
    Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga,...  more

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  • 6

    Martin Scorsese

    Television director, Television producer
    Martin Charles Scorsese (, Italian: [skorˈseːze; -eːse]; born November 17, 1942) is an...  more

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  • 7

    Anne Hathaway

    Actor, Voice acting
    Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the...  more

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  • 8

    Sean Hannity

    Commentator, Author
    Sean Patrick Hannity (born December 30, 1961) is an American talk show host and conservative...  more

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  • 9

    Sarah Silverman

    Comedian, Television producer
    Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actress,...  more

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  • 10

    Oliver Stone

    Television director, Soldier
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  • 11

    Perez Hilton

    Actor, Writer
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  • 12

    Alexis Bledel

    Film Producer, Model
    Kimberly Alexis Bledel ( blə-DEL; born September 16, 1981) is an American actress and model....  more

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  • 13

    Bai Ling

    Film Producer, Screenwriter
    Bai Ling (Chinese: 白灵, born October 10, 1966) is a Chinese-American actress known for her work...  more

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  • 14

    Ashley Olsen

    Fashion designer, Businessperson
    Ashley Fuller Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American fashion designer, businesswoman,...  more

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  • 15

    Lucy Liu

    Painter, Film Producer
    Lucy Liu (born December 2, 1968) is an American actress, voice actress, director, and artist...  more

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  • 16

    Meg Ryan

    Film Producer, Actor
    Meg Ryan (born Margaret Mary Emily Hyra; November 19, 1961) is an American actress and...  more

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  • 17

    Mary-Kate Olsen

    Fashion designer, Businessperson
    Mary-Kate Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American fashion designer, actress and producer....  more

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  • 19

    Alan Greenspan

    Businessperson, Politician
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  • 20

    Jamie Lynn Sigler

    Actor, Singer
    Jamie-Lynn Sigler (born May 15, 1981) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for...  more

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  • 21

    Fred P. Hochberg

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  • 22

    Dakota Fanning

    Actor, Voice acting
    Hannah Dakota Fanning (born February 23, 1994) is an American actress. She rose to prominence...  more

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  • 23

    Danielle Steel

    Novelist, Author
    Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel (born August 14, 1947) is an American writer,...  more

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  • 24

    Selma Blair

    Actor, Voice acting
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  • 25

    Paul Levy

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