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Famous Pepperdine University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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 Kidman1

    Nicole Kidman

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

    Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress and producer. She has...  more

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  • Tom Selleck2

    Tom Selleck

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor, film producer, and...  more

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  • Chace Crawford3

    Chace Crawford

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceLubbock, Texas, United States of America

    Chace Crawford (born July 18, 1985) is an American actor, known for his portrayal of Nate...  more

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    #87 of 242 The Hottest Men Of 2019, Ranked#489 of 568 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

  • Kelly Hu4

    Kelly Hu

    Activist, Professional Poker Player


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

    Kelly Ann Hu (born February 13, 1968 simplified Chinese: 胡凯丽; traditional Chinese: 胡凱麗;...  more

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  • Brandy Norwood5

    Brandy Norwood

    Record producer, Songwriter


    BirthplaceMcComb, Mississippi, United States of America

    Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), known professionally by her mononym Brandy, is...  more

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  • Casey Reinhardt6

    Casey Reinhardt

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceBeverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Casey Beau Brown (née Reinhardt) (born July 1, 1986) is an American television personality,...  more
  • Jon McBride7

    Jon McBride

    Astronaut, Fighter pilot


    BirthplaceCharleston, West Virginia

    Jon Andrew McBride (born August 14, 1943), (Capt, USN, Ret.), is a retired American naval...  more
  • Michelle Fields8

    Michelle Fields

    Michelle Joann Fields is an American libertarian political journalist and a Fox News...  more
  • Molefi Kete Asante9

    Molefi Kete Asante

    Editor, Author


    BirthplaceValdosta, Georgia, United States of America

    Molefi Kete Asante (; born Arthur Lee Smith Jr.; August 14, 1942) is an African-American...  more
  • Montell Jordan10

    Montell Jordan

    Record producer, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Montell Du'Sean Barnett (born December 3, 1968), known professionally as Montell Jordan, is...  more
  • John Lasseter11

    John Lasseter

    Television director, Film Producer


    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    John Alan Lasseter (; born January 12, 1957) is an American animator, filmmaker, and former...  more
  • Tia Mowry12

    Tia Mowry

    Television producer, Actor


    BirthplaceGelnhausen, Germany

    Tia Dashon Mowry-Hardrict (born July 6, 1978) is an American actress. She first gained...  more

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  • Dennis Johnson13

    Dennis Johnson

    Basketball player, Coach

    AgeDec. at 53 (1954-2007)

    BirthplaceSan Pedro, Los Angeles, California

    Dennis Wayne Johnson (September 18, 1954 – February 22, 2007), nicknamed "DJ", was an American...  more

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    #151 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#9 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

  • Michael Shermer14

    Michael Shermer

    Editor, Author


    BirthplaceGlendale, California, United States of America

    Michael Brant Shermer (born September 8, 1954) is an American science writer, historian of...  more
  • Tamera Mowry15

    Tamera Mowry

    Television producer, Actor


    BirthplaceGelnhausen, Germany

    Tamera Darvette Mowry-Housley (; née Mowry, born July 6, 1978) is an American actress. She...  more


    #73 of 225 The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time#73 of 81 Biracial Celebrities List

  • Kim Fields16

    Kim Fields

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Kim Victoria Fields (born May 12, 1969) is an American actress and television director. Fields...  more

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  • James Read17


    BirthplaceUSA, Buffalo, New York

    James Christopher Read (born July 31, 1953) is an American actor. He played the role of...  more
  • Mike Leach18

    Mike Leach

    American Football coach


    BirthplaceSusanville, California

    Michael Charles Leach (born March 9, 1961) is an American college football coach, the head...  more

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  • Carrie Hamilton19

    Carrie Hamilton

    Actor, Singer

    AgeDec. at 39 (1963-2002)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Carrie Louise Hamilton (December 5, 1963 – January 20, 2002) was an American actress, singer,...  more
  • George Schlatter20

    George Schlatter

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    George Schlatter (born December 31, 1932) is an American television producer and director,...  more
  • Bill Weir21

    Bill Weir

    Journalist, Newsreader


    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    William Francis "Bill" Weir (born December 19, 1967) is an American television journalist, a...  more
  • Colleen Graffy22

    Colleen Graffy

    Colleen Graffy is a former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public...  more
  • David N. Weiss23

    David N. Weiss

    Television producer, Screenwriter
    David Nathan Weiss (born 1960) is an American writer, lecturer and labor leader. He is a...  more
  • Brad Gilbert24

    Brad Gilbert

    Tennis player, Commentator


    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Brad Gilbert (born August 9, 1961) is an American tennis coach and former professional tennis...  more
  • Matt Fong25

    Matt Fong


    AgeDec. at 58 (1953-2011)

    BirthplaceAlameda, California, United States of America

    Matthew Kipling Fong Chinese: 鄺傑靈 (November 20, 1953 – June 1, 2011) was a Republican who...  more