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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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Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Comedian, Musician

Age: 83

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

Heywood "Woody" Allen (born December 1, 1935) is an American director, writer, actor, and comedian whose career spans more than six decades. He began his career as a comedy writer in ...more

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Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Author

Age: 60

Birthplace: USA, New York, Amityville

Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian, and liberal political activist. A member of the Baldwin family, he is the eldest ...more

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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Television presenter, Comedian, Film Producer

Age: 70

Birthplace: Upper East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America

William Edward Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, and television host. He gained prominence in the 1970s and 80s for television roles as ...more

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Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter

Age: 43

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Angelina Jolie (; née Voight, formerly Jolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of such accolades as an Academy Award and three ...more

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson

Age: 32

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

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is known for her unconventionality, provocative ...more

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Martin Scorsese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 73

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Martin Charles Scorsese (, Italian: [skorˈseːze; -eːse]; born November 17, 1942) is an American-Italian filmmaker and historian, whose career spans more than 50 years. Scorsese's body of work ...more

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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 36

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2015, she has received multiple awards, including an Academy Award, a ...more

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Sean Hannity is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Commentator, Author, Radio personality

Age: 57

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

Sean Patrick Hannity (born December 30, 1961) is an American talk show host and conservative political commentator. Hannity is the host of The Sean Hannity Show, a nationally syndicated talk ...more

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Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 48

Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States of America

Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, singer, producer, and writer. Her comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism, ...more

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Oliver Stone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Television director, Soldier, Television producer

Age: 72

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

William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American filmmaker, director, writer and conspiracy theorist.Stone won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as writer of Midnight ...more

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Perez Hilton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Actor, Writer, TV Personality

Age: 40

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr. (born March 23, 1978), known professionally as Perez Hilton is an American blogger, columnist, and media personality. His blog, PerezHilton.com (formerly ...more

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Alexis Bledel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Actor

Age: 37

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

Kimberly Alexis Bledel ( blə-DEL; born September 16, 1981) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Rory Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007), ...more

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Bai Ling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 52

Birthplace: Chengdu, China

Bai Ling (Chinese: 白灵, born October 10, 1966) 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, Anna ...more

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Ashley Olsen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer

Age: 32

Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Ashley Fuller Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American fashion designer, businesswoman, author, and former actress and producer. She began her acting career one year after her birth, sharing ...more

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Lucy Liu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Painter, Film Producer, Model

Age: 47

Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York City, New York, USA

Lucy Liu (born December 2, 1968) is an American actress, voice actress, director, and artist who is known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series ...more

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Meg Ryan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 57

Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America

Meg Ryan (born Margaret Mary Emily Hyra; November 19, 1961) is an American actress and producer. Ryan began her acting career in 1981 in minor roles before joining the cast of the CBS soap opera ...more

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Mary-Kate Olsen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer

Age: 32

Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Mary-Kate Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American fashion designer, actress and producer. She began her acting career one year after her birth, sharing the role of Michelle Tanner with her ...more

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Steven J. Bensinger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
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
Businessperson, Politician, Scientist

Age: 93

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

Alan Greenspan (; born March 6, 1926) is an American economist who served as Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. He currently works as a private adviser and ...more

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Jamie Lynn Sigler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Actor, Singer

Age: 37

Birthplace: Jericho, USA, New York

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

Age: 67

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

Fred Philip Hochberg (born February 3, 1952) is an American businessman and civic leader. After nearly two decades as an executive at the Lillian Vernon Corporation, he served in various ...more
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Dakota Fanning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 24

Birthplace: Conyers, Georgia, United States of America

Hannah Dakota Fanning (born February 23, 1994) is an American actress. She rose to prominence at the age of seven for her performance as Lucy Dawson in the drama film I Am Sam (2001), for which ...more

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Danielle Steel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 71

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

Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel (born August 14, 1947) is an American writer, best known for her romance novels. She is the bestselling author alive and the fourth bestselling ...more

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Selma Blair is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous New York University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 46

Birthplace: Southfield, Michigan, USA

Selma Blair Beitner (born June 23, 1972) is an American actress. She played a number of small roles in films and on television before obtaining recognition for her leading role in the film ...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