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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
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
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
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
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
Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson
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
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
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
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
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, having her comic ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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