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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Pepperdine University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Pepperdine University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Pepperdine University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Pepperdine University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Pepperdine 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 Pepperdine University.

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Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Singer

Age: 51

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Nicole Mary Kidman (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian-American actress and producer. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and five ...more

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Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 74

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor, film producer, and California Army National Guard veteran. He is most known for starring as private investigator Thomas ...more

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Chace Crawford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Model, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 30

Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Chace Crawford (born July 18, 1985) is an American actor, known for his portrayal of Nate Archibald on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl. He is also known for starring in the films The ...more

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Kelly Hu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Activist, Professional Poker Player, Model

Age: 47

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Kelly Ann Hu (born February 13, 1968 simplified Chinese: 胡凯丽; traditional Chinese: 胡凱麗; pinyin: Hú Kǎilì) is an American actress, voice artist, former fashion model and beauty ...more

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Brandy Norwood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Television producer

Age: 40

Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, USA

Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), known professionally by her mononym Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Born into a musical family in McComb, ...more

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Casey Reinhardt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 32

Birthplace: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Casey Beau Brown (née Reinhardt) (born July 1, 1986) is an American television personality, actress, model, and entrepreneur. Born in Beverly Hills, California, she competed in numerous ...more

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Jon McBride is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot

Age: 75

Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia

Jon Andrew McBride (born August 14, 1943), (Capt, USN, Ret.), is a retired American naval officer and aviator, fighter pilot, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and a former NASA astronaut.
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Michelle Fields is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Journalist
Michelle Joann Fields is an American libertarian political journalist and a Fox News contributor. Upon graduating from Pepperdine University in 2011, she gained attention after having a ...more
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Molefi Kete Asante is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Editor, Author, Writer

Age: 76

Birthplace: Valdosta, Georgia, United States of America

Molefi Kete Asante (; born Arthur Lee Smith Jr.; August 14, 1942) is an African-American professor and philosopher. He is a leading figure in the fields of African-American studies, African ...more
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Montell Jordan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Age: 50

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Montell Du'Sean Barnett (born December 3, 1968), known professionally as Montell Jordan, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and pastor best known for his 1995 single "This ...more

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John Lasseter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 62

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

John Alan Lasseter (; born January 12, 1957) is an American animator, filmmaker, and former chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar and Disneytoon Studios. He was also the ...more
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Tia Mowry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Television producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 40

Birthplace: Gelnhausen, Germany

Tia Dashon Mowry-Hardrict (born July 6, 1978) is an American actress. She first gained recognition for her starring role as Tia Landry in the sitcom Sister, Sister (1994–1999), opposite her ...more

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Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach

Age: Dec. at 53 (1954-2007)

Birthplace: San Pedro, Los Angeles, California

Dennis Wayne Johnson (September 18, 1954 – February 22, 2007), nicknamed "DJ", was an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Seattle ...more

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Michael Shermer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Editor, Author

Age: 64

Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States of America

Michael Brant Shermer (born September 8, 1954) is an American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and editor-in-chief of its magazine Skeptic, which is largely ...more
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Tamera Mowry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Tamera Mowry Television producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 40

Birthplace: Gelnhausen, Germany

Tamera Darvette Mowry-Housley (; née Mowry, born July 6, 1978) is an American actress. She first gained fame for her teen role as Tamera Campbell on the ABC/WB sitcom Sister, Sister ...more

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Kim Fields is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Actor

Age: 49

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Kim Victoria Fields (born May 12, 1969) is an American actress and television director. Fields is known for her roles as Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life ...more

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James Read is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Actor

Age: 65

Birthplace: USA, Buffalo, New York

James Christopher Read (born July 31, 1953) is an American actor. He played the role of George Hazard in the North and South television miniseries. and had a recurring role as Victor Bennett on ...more
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Mike Leach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
American Football coach

Age: 57

Birthplace: Susanville, California

Michael Charles Leach (born March 9, 1961) is an American college football coach, the head coach at Washington State University in Pullman since 2012. Previously, he was the head coach Texas ...more
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Carrie Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Actor, Singer, Playwright

Age: Dec. at 39 (1963-2002)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Carrie Louise Hamilton (December 5, 1963 – January 20, 2002) was an American actress, singer, and playwright. She was the daughter of comedian Carol Burnett and producer Joe Hamilton.
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George Schlatter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 86

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

George Schlatter (born December 31, 1932) is an American television producer and director, best known for Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and founder of the American Comedy Awards. For his work on ...more
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Bill Weir is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Screenwriter

Age: 51

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

William Francis "Bill" Weir (born December 19, 1967) is an American television journalist, a correspondent and anchor for CNN and the creator and host of the global documentary series ...more
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Colleen Graffy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Colleen Graffy
Colleen Graffy is a former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy for Europe and Eurasia, and associate professor of law and Director of Global Programs at ...more
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David N. Weiss is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice acting
David Nathan Weiss (born 1960) is an American writer, lecturer and labor leader. He is a screenwriter of films, including All Dogs Go to Heaven, The Rugrats Movie, Shrek 2, Clockstoppers, Jimmy ...more
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Brad Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Tennis player, Commentator, Coach

Age: 57

Birthplace: Oakland, California

Brad Gilbert (born August 9, 1961) is an American tennis coach and former professional tennis player. During his career he won 20 singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of ...more

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Matt Fong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 58 (1953-2011)

Birthplace: Alameda, California, United States of America

Matthew Kipling Fong Chinese: 鄺傑靈 (November 20, 1953 – June 1, 2011) was a Republican who served as the 30th California State Treasurer. He was a government appointee, finance industry director, ...more