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Famous Northeastern University Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Northeastern University and be of some renown.

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including Jane Curtin and Danielle DiLorenzo.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Northeastern University?” and “Which celebrities are Northeastern University alumni?”
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Beverly Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Fashion Model

Age: 66

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Beverly Ann Johnson (born October 13, 1952) is an American model, actress, singer, and businesswoman. Johnson rose to fame when she became the first African-American model to appear on the cover ...more

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Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 71

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Jane Therese Curtin (born September 6, 1947) is an American actress and comedian. She is sometimes referred to as "Queen of the Deadpan"; The Philadelphia Inquirer once called her a ...more

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Patrice O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter

Age: Dec. at 42 (1969-2011)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Patrice Malcolm O'Neal (December 7, 1969 – November 29, 2011) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and radio host. He grew up in Boston and developed an interest in stand-up comedy at a ...more

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Damien Fahey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Comedian, Musician, VJ

Age: 38

Birthplace: Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States of America

Damien Richard Fahey (; born June 1, 1980) is a writer and voice actor for Family Guy, radio DJ, television host, former MTV VJ, comedian, and drummer. In 2002, he replaced Carson Daly as the ...more
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Albert Sacco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Professor, Astronaut

Age: 69

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Albert Sacco Jr. (born May 3, 1949) is an American chemical engineer who flew as a Payload Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia on Shuttle mission STS-73 in 1995. Born in Boston, ...more
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Rebecca Ward is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni

Age: 29

Birthplace: Beaverton, Oregon, United States of America

Rebecca "Becca" Ward (born February 7, 1990) is an American sabre fencer. She won the gold medal at the sabre 2006 World Fencing Championships after beating Mariel Zagunis 15–11 in the ...more
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Gordon Fox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 57

Gordon Dennis Fox (born December 21, 1961) is an American attorney and politician from Providence, Rhode Island. He served formerly as the Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, ...more
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Urvashi Vaid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Writer

Age: 60

Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Urvashi Vaid (born 8 October 1958) is an American LGBT rights activist.
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Wendy Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Journalist, Film Producer, Author

Age: 54

Birthplace: Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States of America

Wendy Joan Williams Hunter (born July 18, 1964) is an American television and radio presenter, businesswoman, writer, actress, fashion designer, and media personality. She has hosted the ...more

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Walter Skowronski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni

Age: 70

Birthplace: Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Walt Skowronski serves as senior vice president of The Boeing Company, and president of Boeing Capital Corporation, a wholly owned Boeing subsidiary that is primarily responsible for arranging, ...more
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Mary Doria Russell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 68

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Mary Doria Russell (born August 19, 1950) is an American novelist.
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Tom Magliozzi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Voice acting, Mechanic

Age: 81

Birthplace: East Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Thomas Louis "Tom" Magliozzi (June 28, 1937 – November 3, 2014) and his brother Raymond Francis "Ray" Magliozzi (born March 30, 1949) were the co-hosts of NPR's weekly radio ...more
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Danielle DiLorenzo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni

Age: 37

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Survivor is an American reality television show, based on the Swedish program, Expedition Robinson. Contestants are referred to as "castaways", and they compete against one another to ...more

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Stephen M. Kohn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Lawyer
Stephen Martin Kohn is an attorney for Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, a Washington, D.C., law firm specializing in employment law. The author of the first legal treatise on whistleblowing, Kohn is ...more
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James Franklin Jeffrey ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni

Age: 72

James Franklin Jeffrey (born February 8, 1946) currently serves as the United States Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIL. He ...more
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Howard I. Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
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Jeffrey P. McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Jeff McCarthy is a General Partner with North Bridge Venture Partners. Prior to joining North Bridge, he was the president and CEO of New Oak Communications, a leading provider of extranet ...more
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Faisal Alam is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni

Age: 41

Faisal Alam is a gay Pakistani American who founded the Al-Fatiha Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing the cause of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Muslims.Alam arrived in ...more
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John Patrick Higgins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 62 (1893-1955)

Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States of America

John Patrick Higgins (19 February 1893 – 2 August 1955) was an officer in the United States Navy, chemist, attorney, and U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. John P. Higgins was born in ...more
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Hadassah Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Politician, Lobbyist, Counselor

Age: 70

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Hadassah Lieberman (born March 28, 1948) is the second wife of former United States Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.
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Shawn Fanning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 38

Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Shawn Fanning (born November 22, 1980 in Brockton, Massachusetts) is an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, and angel investor. He developed Napster, one of the first popular ...more
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Ernie Anastos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Author

Age: 75

Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire, United States of America

Ernie Anastos (born July 12, 1943) is an American news anchor. He anchors the news at 6 p.m. on Fox 5 NY WNYW in New York City, where he brings viewers unique and positive news stories. He ...more
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Steven Langton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Bobsleigher, Athlete

Age: 35

Birthplace: Melrose, Massachusetts

Steven Daniel Langton (born April 15, 1983) is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2007. On February 19, 2012 Steven Langton with pilot Steven Holcomb won the two-man event at the 2012 ...more
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Richard Egan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 73 (1936-2009)

Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Richard John Egan (February 28, 1936 – August 28, 2009) was an American business executive, political fundraiser, and United States Ambassador to Ireland (2001–2003).
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Lyndon LaRouche is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Politician, Social activist

Age: 96

Birthplace: Rochester, New Hampshire, United States of America

Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche Jr. (September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2019) was an American political activist, convicted fraudster and founder of the LaRouche movement, whose main organization was the ...more