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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 Beverly Johnson is an American model, actress, and businesswoman. She made history when she rose to fame as the first African-American model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August ...more

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Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Voice acting Jane Therese Curtin is an American actress and comedian. She is sometimes referred to as "Queen of the Deadpan"; The Philadelphia Inquirer once called her a "refreshing drop of ...more

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Patrice O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter Patrice Lumumba Malcolm Oneal Jr., usually credited as Patrice O'Neal, was an American stand-up comedian, radio personality, and actor.

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Damien Fahey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Comedian, Musician, VJ Damien Fahey is a radio DJ, television host, former MTV VJ, comedian and drummer. In 2002, he replaced Carson Daly as the host of MTV's Total Request Live after Daly left the network to host his ...more

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Albert Sacco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Professor, Astronaut Albert Sacco, Jr. 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, Massachusetts, Sacco ...more

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Rebecca Ward is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Rebecca Ward brings to Tealeaf a wealth of experience in managing and growing technology businesses. She joins Tealeaf after most recently serving as entrepreneur in residence at Foundation ...more

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Gordon Fox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Gordon Dennis Fox is an American politician from Providence, Rhode Island and formerly the Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. A Democrat, he was first elected to the ...more

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Urvashi Vaid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Writer Urvashi Vaid is an Indian-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 Wendy Williams-Hunter, better known by her maiden name Wendy Williams, is an American media personality, actress, comedian, author, and a day time host. She hosts a syndicated television talk ...more

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Walter Skowronski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
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 Mary Doria Russell is an American writer of speculative fiction novels.

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Tom Magliozzi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Voice acting, Mechanic

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Danielle DiLorenzo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni

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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
James Franklin Jeffrey is a former senior American diplomat and an expert in political, security, and energy issues in the Middle East, Turkey, Germany, and the Balkans. He has held senior ...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
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
John Patrick Higgins was an officer in the United States Navy, chemist, attorney, and U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. John P. Higgins was born in Boston, Massachusetts, where he attended ...more

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Hadassah Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Politician, Lobbyist, Counselor Hadassah Lieberman is the second wife of former United States Senator Joe Lieberman.

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Shawn Fanning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur Shawn Fanning is an American computer programmer, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor. He developed Napster, one of the first popular peer-to-peer file sharing platforms, in 1998. The ...more

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Ernie Anastos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Author Ernie Anastos is an American New York City television news anchor. He was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, and has worked for several television stations in New York City during his career.

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Steven Langton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Bobsleigher, Athlete Steven Daniel Langton 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 FIBT World ...more

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Richard Egan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Engineer Richard John Egan was an American businessman, political fundraiser and US Ambassador to Ireland.

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Lyndon LaRouche is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Politician, Social activist Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche, Jr. is a controversial American political activist and founder of the LaRouche movement. He has written on economic, scientific, and political topics, as well as on ...more

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Nat Hentoff is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Journalist, Historian, Author Nathan Irving "Nat" Hentoff is an American historian, novelist, jazz and country music critic, and syndicated columnist for United Media and writes regularly on jazz and country music ...more

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Reggie Lewis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Basketball player Reggie Lewis was an American professional basketball player for the NBA's Boston Celtics from 1987 to 1993.

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Chris Nilan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player Christopher John Nilan is a retired professional ice hockey player and current radio host. Nilan played 688 National Hockey League regular season games as a right-wing for the Montreal ...more

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Lizzie Grubman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Businessperson, Publicist Elizabeth "Lizzie" Grubman is an American publicist and socialite. She is the daughter of entertainment lawyer Allen Grubman and his first wife, the late Yvette Grubman. In 2002, ...more

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Gregory Jarvis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Engineer Gregory Bruce Jarvis was an American engineer who died during the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51-L, where he was serving as Payload Specialist.

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Larry O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Politician Lawrence Francis "Larry" O'Brien, Jr. was one of the United States Democratic Party's leading electoral strategists for more than two decades. He served as Postmaster General in the ...more

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Biz Stone is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Businessperson, Software Engineer Christopher Isaac "Biz" Stone is a co-founder of Twitter, Inc and also helped to create and launch Xanga, Odeo, The Obvious Corporation and Medium. In 2012, Stone co-founded a start-up ...more

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Terry Carter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Actor Terry Carter is an American actor and filmmaker, known for his roles as Sgt. Joe Broadhurst on the seven-year TV series McCloud and as Colonel Tigh on the original Battlestar Galactica.

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Barbara Kopple is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Barbara Kopple is an American film director known primarily for her documentary work.

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Erez Ofer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Venture capitalist Erez joined Greylock in 2005. Erez has been the visionary behind some of the most strategic moves of EMC Corporation - one of today's most admired technology firms, including EMC's transition ...more

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Carlos Peña is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Baseball player Carlos Felipe Peña is a Dominican-American former professional baseball first baseman. He played in Major League Baseball for the Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Boston ...more

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Chanda Gunn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player Chanda Leigh Gunn is an American ice hockey player. She won a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics. At the games in Turin, she played close to 250 minutes and had 50 saves with a save ...more

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Tim Jerman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni

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Dan Ross is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
American football player Daniel R. Ross was a professional American football tight end who played for the Cincinnati Bengals, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Green Bay Packers. He also played for the New Orleans/Portland ...more

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Dan McGillis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Daniel Stewart McGillis is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played nine seasons in the National Hockey League for the Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, ...more

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Richard I. Neal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Richard I. Neal is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general who served as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1996 to 1998.

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David Marciano is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Actor David Marciano is an American actor best known for his roles as Detective Raymond Vecchio in the television series Due South and Detective Steve Billings in the FX police drama The Shield. ...more

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Jewelle Gomez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Poet, Author, Writer Jewelle Gomez is an American author, poet, critic and playwright. She lived and worked in New York City for twenty-two years working in public television, theatre as well as philanthropy before ...more

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George Chamillard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Businessperson, Electrical engineer, Engineer George W. Chamillard is an American business executive who served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Teradyne, a manufacturer of automatic test equipment for semiconductor devices, from ...more

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Jeff Clarke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Businessperson Jeff Clarke is an American businessman. Currently he is the CEO of Kodak, and a member of the Compuware and Red Hat boards of directors.

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Alex García is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Chef Alex García is a Cuban American chef who helped popularize a version of Cuban food at several New York City restaurants and on the Food Network. Born in Havana, García attended ...more

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Robert J. Dolan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Robert J. Dolan is mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts, sworn in on January 7, 2002. He graduated from Melrose High School, received his BA in political science from Fordham University, his Masters ...more

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Mark L. Vachon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Businessperson http://www.ge.com/company/leadership/bios_exec/mark_vachon.html

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John O. Pastore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Politician John Orlando Pastore was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator from Rhode Island from 1950 to 1976. He previously served as ...more

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Sharon Tomiko Santos is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Northeastern University Alumni
Politician Sharon Tomiko Santos, American politician, is a Washington State representative representing the 37th legislative district.