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Famous Northeastern University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 29.7k 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?”
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    Beverly Johnson

    Businessperson, Television producer

    Age67

    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

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    #27 of 50 The Greatest Black Female Models#76 of 100 The Most Beautiful Women Of The '70s

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    Jane Curtin

    Comedian, Actor

    Age73

    BirthplaceCambridge, USA, Massachusetts

    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

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    #5 of 22 Unicef Goodwill Ambassadors For The United States#148 of 300 The 100+ Funniest People Of All Time

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    Patrice O'Neal

    Screenwriter, Actor

    AgeDec. at 42 (1969-2011)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    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

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    #54 of 229 The Funniest Stand-Up Comedians Of All Time#27 of 279 American Stand-Up Comedians: The Best Comics In the USA

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    Damien Fahey

    Comedian, Musician

    Age40

    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

    Age71

    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
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    Gordon Fox

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age58

    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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    Age61

    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

    Age56

    BirthplaceAsbury Park, New Jersey, USA

    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

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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
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    Mary Doria Russell

    Novelist, Author

    Age70

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

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

    Voice acting, Mechanic

    Age83

    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Hadassah Lieberman

    Politician, Lobbyist

    Age72

    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

    Age39

    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
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    Ernie Anastos

    Journalist, Newsreader

    Age77

    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

    Age37

    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)

    BirthplaceDorchester, 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)....  more
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    Lyndon LaRouche

    Politician, Social activist

    Age98

    BirthplaceRochester, 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