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Famous Northeastern University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 29.9k views185 items

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

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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?”
  • 1

    Beverly Johnson

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA

    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 of...  more

    #152 of 161 Beautiful Celebrity Women Aging the Most Gracefully#29 of 50 The Greatest Black Female Models#81 of 100 The Most Beautiful Women Of The '70s

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    Jane Curtin

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    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 "refreshing drop...  more

    #5 of 22 Unicef Goodwill Ambassadors For The United States#13 of 250 The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time#935 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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    Patrice O'Neal

    Screenwriter, Actor

    AgeDec. at 41 (1969-2011)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Alternative NamePatrice ONeal, Patrice Oneal

    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 young...  more

    #380 of 391 The 100+ Funniest People Of All Time#52 of 247 The Funniest Stand-Up Comedians Of All Time#17 of 279 American Stand-Up Comedians: The Best Comics In the USA

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    Damien Fahey

    Comedian, Musician


    BirthplaceLongmeadow, Massachusetts, USA

    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 host of...  more
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    Albert Sacco

    Professor, Astronaut


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    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, Massachusetts,...  more
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    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 final, and...  more
  • 7

    Gordon Fox

    Politician, Lawyer


    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, before...  more
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    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India

    Urvashi Vaid (born 8 October 1958) is an American LGBT rights activist....  more
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    Wendy Williams

    Journalist, Film Producer


    Alternative NameWendy Williams

    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 nationally...  more

    #436 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#42 of 58 The Best Female Talk Show Hosts on TV#8 of 28 The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History

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    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
  • 11

    Mary Doria Russell

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Mary Doria Russell (born August 19, 1950) is an American novelist....  more
  • 12

    Tom Magliozzi

    Voice acting, Mechanic

    AgeDec. at 77 (1937-2014)

    BirthplaceEast Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    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 show Car Talk, where they...  more
  • 13
    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 become the...  more
  • 14
    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
  • 15
    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 is a...  more
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    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 access...  more
  • 18
    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 the...  more
  • 19
    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 Boston,...  more
  • 20

    Hadassah Lieberman

    Politician, Lobbyist


    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Hadassah Lieberman (born March 28, 1948) is the second wife of former United States Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut....  more
  • 21

    Shawn Fanning

    Programmer, Businessperson


    BirthplaceBrockton, 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 peer-to-peer...  more
  • 22

    Ernie Anastos

    Journalist, Newsreader


    BirthplaceNashua, 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 formerly...  more
  • 23

    Steven Langton

    Bobsleigher, Athlete


    BirthplaceMelrose, 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 FIBT...  more
  • 24

    Richard Egan

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    AgeDec. at 73 (1936-2009)

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Boston, New England, United States of America, Dorchester

    Richard John Egan (February 28, 1936 – August 28, 2009) was an American business executive, political fundraiser, and United States Ambassador to Ireland (2001–2003)....  more
  • 25

    Lyndon LaRouche

    Politician, Social activist


    BirthplaceRochester, New Hampshire, USA

    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