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Famous Northeastern University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 28.7k views185 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Beverly Johnson1

    Beverly Johnson

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Beverly Ann Johnson (born October 13, 1952) is an American model, actress, singer, and...  more

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    #22 of 46 The Greatest Black Female Models#85 of 100 The Most Beautiful Women Of The '70s

  • Jane Curtin2

    Jane Curtin

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Jane Therese Curtin (born September 6, 1947) is an American actress and comedian. She is...  more
  • Patrice O'Neal3

    Patrice O'Neal

    Screenwriter, Actor

    AgeDec. at 42 (1969-2011)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Patrice Malcolm O'Neal (December 7, 1969 – November 29, 2011) was an American stand-up...  more

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    #63 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time#16 of 25 Dead Comedians Who Left Great Stand Up Behind

  • Damien Fahey4

    Damien Fahey

    Comedian, Musician


    BirthplaceChicopee, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Damien Richard Fahey (; born June 1, 1980) is a writer and voice actor for Family Guy, radio...  more
  • Albert Sacco5

    Albert Sacco

    Professor, Astronaut


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Albert Sacco Jr. (born May 3, 1949) is an American chemical engineer who flew as a Payload...  more
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    Rebecca "Becca" Ward (born February 7, 1990) is an American sabre fencer. She won the gold...  more
  • Gordon Fox7

    Gordon Fox

    Politician, Lawyer


    Gordon Dennis Fox (born December 21, 1961) is an American attorney and politician from...  more
  • Urvashi Vaid8


    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India

    Urvashi Vaid (born 8 October 1958) is an American LGBT rights activist....  more
  • Wendy Williams9

    Wendy Williams

    Journalist, Film Producer


    BirthplaceAsbury Park, New Jersey, United States of America

    Wendy Joan Williams Hunter (born July 18, 1964) is an American television and radio presenter,...  more

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    #348 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#7 of 131 The Most Annoying TV Hosts

  • Walter Skowronski10
    Walt Skowronski serves as senior vice president of The Boeing Company, and president of Boeing...  more
  • Mary Doria Russell11

    Mary Doria Russell

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Mary Doria Russell (born August 19, 1950) is an American novelist....  more
  • Tom Magliozzi12

    Tom Magliozzi

    Voice acting, Mechanic


    BirthplaceUSA, Massachusetts, East Cambridge

    Thomas Louis "Tom" Magliozzi (June 28, 1937 – November 3, 2014) and his brother Raymond...  more
  • Danielle DiLorenzo13
    Survivor is an American reality television show, based on the Swedish program, Expedition...  more

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    #82 of 170 The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played#19 of 33 The Most Days Played on Survivor

  • Stephen M. Kohn14
    Stephen Martin Kohn is an attorney for Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, a Washington, D.C., law firm...  more
  • James Franklin Jeffrey15
    James Franklin Jeffrey (born February 8, 1946) currently serves as the United States Special...  more
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    Jeff McCarthy is a General Partner with North Bridge Venture Partners. Prior to joining North...  more
  • Faisal Alam18
    Faisal Alam is a gay Pakistani American who founded the Al-Fatiha Foundation, an organization...  more
  • John Patrick Higgins19
    John Patrick Higgins (19 February 1893 – 2 August 1955) was an officer in the United States...  more
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    Hadassah Lieberman

    Politician, Lobbyist


    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Hadassah Lieberman (born March 28, 1948) is the second wife of former United States Senator...  more
  • Shawn Fanning21

    Shawn Fanning

    Programmer, Businessperson


    BirthplaceBrockton, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Shawn Fanning (born November 22, 1980 in Brockton, Massachusetts) is an American computer...  more
  • Ernie Anastos22

    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....  more
  • Steven Langton23

    Steven Langton

    Bobsleigher, Athlete


    BirthplaceMelrose, Massachusetts

    Steven Daniel Langton (born April 15, 1983) is an American bobsledder who has competed since...  more
  • Richard Egan24

    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,...  more
  • Lyndon LaRouche25

    Lyndon LaRouche

    Politician, Social activist


    BirthplaceRochester, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche Jr. (September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2019) was an American political...  more