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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
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