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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
Nicole Kidman Film Producer, Actor, Singer Nicole Mary Kidman, AC is an Australian actress and film producer. Kidman's breakthrough film role was in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm. After appearing in several films in the early 1990s, she ...more

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Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Tom Selleck Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Thomas William "Tom" Selleck is an American actor and film producer. He is best known for his starring role as the private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum, ...more

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Chace Crawford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Chace Crawford Model, Actor, Voice acting Christopher Chace Crawford, known professionally as Chace Crawford, is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of Nate Archibald on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl.

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Kelly Hu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Kelly Hu Activist, Professional Poker Player, Model Kelly Ann Hu is an American actress, voice artist and former fashion model. She was Miss Teen USA 1985 and Miss Hawaii USA 1993. Hu starred as Dr. Rae Chang on the American television soap opera ...more

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Brandy Norwood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Brandy Norwood Record producer, Songwriter, Television producer Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), known professionally as Brandy, is an American R singer-songwriter, record producer, television entertainer, actress, and film producer. In 2009, ...more

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Casey Reinhardt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Casey Reinhardt Model, Actor Casey Beau Reinhardt is an American television personality, actress, model, and entrepreneur. Born in Beverly Hills, California, she competed in numerous beauty pageants as a teenager. In 2005, ...more

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Jon McBride is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Jon McBride Astronaut, Fighter pilot Jon Andrew McBride is retired United States Navy officer and a former NASA astronaut.

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Michelle Fields is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Michelle Fields 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
Molefi Kete Asante Editor, Author, Writer Molefi Kete Asante is an African-American professor. He is a leading figure in the fields of African-American Studies, African Studies and Communication Studies. He is currently Professor in the ...more

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Montell Jordan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Montell Jordan Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor Montell Jordan is an American former singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for his 1995 single "This Is How We Do It". Jordan was the primary male solo artist on Def Jam's ...more

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John Lasseter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
John Lasseter Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter John Alan Lasseter is an American animator, film director, screenwriter, producer and the chief creative officer at Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and DisneyToon Studios. He is also the ...more

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Tia Mowry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Tia Mowry Television producer, Actor, Voice acting Tia Dashon Mowry-Hardrict, known by her maiden name Tia Mowry, is a German-born American actress and model. She first gained fame for her teen role as Tia Landry on the ABC/WB sitcom Sister, ...more

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Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Dennis Johnson Basketball player, Coach Dennis Wayne Johnson, nicknamed "DJ", was an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics and ...more

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Michael Shermer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Michael Shermer Editor, Author Michael Brant Shermer is an American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and Editor in Chief of its magazine Skeptic, which is largely devoted to investigating ...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 Tamera Darvette Mowry-Housley, known by her maiden name Tamera Mowry, is a German-born American actress and model. She first gained fame for her teen role as Tamera Campbell on the ABC/WB sitcom ...more

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Kim Fields is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Kim Fields Television director, Television producer, Actor Kim Victoria Fields is an American actress, model, singer, and television director. She is known for her roles as Tootie Ramsey on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life, and as Regine Hunter on the ...more

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James Read is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
James Read Actor James Christopher Read is an American actor, best known for his role of George Hazard in the North and South television miniseries.

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Mike Leach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Mike Leach American Football coach Michael Charles "Mike" Leach is an American college football coach. He is the head coach of the Washington State Cougars football team. Previously, he was head coach of the Texas Tech ...more

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Carrie Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Carrie Hamilton Actor, Singer, Playwright Carrie Louise Hamilton was an American actress, singer, and playwright. She was the daughter of comedienne Carol Burnett and producer Joe Hamilton.

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George Schlatter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
George Schlatter Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter George Schlatter 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 television, Schlatter ...more

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Bill Weir is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Bill Weir Journalist, Newsreader, Screenwriter William Francis Weir is an American television journalist and anchor for CNN. He is the former co-anchor of Nightline on ABC television network in the United States. Before Nightline, he was a ...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
David N. Weiss Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice acting David N. Weiss 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 Neutron: Boy ...more

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Brad Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Brad Gilbert Tennis player, Commentator, Coach Brad Gilbert is an American tennis coach, a television tennis commentator, an author and former professional tennis player. He was born in Oakland, California and graduated from Piedmont High ...more

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Matt Fong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Matt Fong Politician Matthew Kipling Fong was a Republican who served as the 30th California State Treasurer and was also the adopted son of Democrat March Fong Eu, the 25th California Secretary of State. Born in ...more

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Liam E. McGee is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Liam E. McGee Businessperson Liam E. McGee is president of the Consumer Small Business Bank for Bank of America.

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Fiona Ma is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Fiona Ma Accountant, Politician, Author Fiona Ma is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who has represented the second district on the California Board of Equalization since 2015. She previously served on the San ...more

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Richard V. Kahn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Richard V. Kahn Professor, Writer, Social activist

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Bernard C. Parks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Bernard C. Parks Politician, Police officer Bernard C. Parks is an American politician. He is a member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 8th District in South Los Angeles. He served as chief of the Los Angeles Police ...more

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Eric Christian Olsen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Eric Christian Olsen Actor, Voice acting Eric Christian Olsen is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayals of Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles, and of Austin in the film Not ...more

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Neil Clark Warren is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Neil Clark Warren Clinical psychologist, Psychologist Neil Clark Warren is a clinical psychologist, Christian theologian, seminary professor, chairman and co-founder of the online relationship sites eHarmony and Compatible Partners. Warren earned a ...more

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Doug Reinhardt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Doug Reinhardt Baseball player, Actor, Sports agent Douglas Francis Reinhardt is an American baseball player, sports agent, and television personality. He is best known for playing baseball for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Baltimore ...more

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Alex Acker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Alex Acker Basketball player Alex Maurice Acker is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for ASVEL Basket of the LNB Pro A.

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Dan Haren is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Dan Haren Baseball player Daniel John Haren is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball. Haren has also played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, Arizona ...more

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Bui Simon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Bui Simon Model Porntip Bui Simon is a Thai beauty queen and actress who has held the title Miss Universe 1988. She became the second woman from Thailand to win the Miss Universe crown, the first being Apasra ...more

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Tahj Mowry is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Tahj Mowry Actor, Voice acting, Singer Tahj Dayton Mowry is an American actor, dancer, and singer best known for his role as T.J. Henderson on The WB sitcom, Smart Guy, and as Wade on the animated comedy, Kim Possible on the Disney ...more

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Yakhouba Diawara is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Yakhouba Diawara Basketball player Yakhouba Diawara is a French professional basketball player who plays for Pallacanestro Varese. He is a 6 ft 7 in and 225 lb shooting guard/small forward. He started his career with French team ...more

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Douglas M. Stone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Douglas M. Stone Douglas M. Stone is a Major General, United States Marine Forces Reserve, Retired. He recently relinquished the position of Deputy Commanding General, Detainee Operations, Multi-National ...more

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Jason Gore is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Jason Gore Golfer Jason William Gore is an American professional golfer.

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Terrence R. Dake is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Terrence R. Dake Terrence R. Dake is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general who served as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2000.

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Edwin Moses is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Edwin Moses Edwin Corley Moses is an American former track and field athlete, who won gold medals in the 400 m hurdles at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics. Between 1977 and 1987, Moses won 107 consecutive finals ...more

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Ashley Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Ashley Jones Film Producer, Actor Ashley Aubra Jones is an American television actress. She is best known for her roles in soap operas as Megan Dennison on The Young and the Restless and as Dr. Bridget Forrester on The Bold and ...more

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Todd Russell Platts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Todd Russell Platts Politician, Lawyer Todd Russell Platts is an American attorney and Republican Party politician who serves as a Judge on the York County Court of Common Pleas and is a former U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's ...more

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David Newhan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
David Newhan Baseball player David Matthew Newhan is a former Major League Baseball player. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. After serving three seasons as the hitting coach for the Lake Elsinore Storm, he was ...more

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Doug Christie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Doug Christie Basketball player Douglas Dale Christie is a retired American professional basketball player who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 6 in, he played the shooting guard

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Jim Everett is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Jim Everett American football player James Samuel Everett III is a retired professional American football quarterback who played for twelve seasons in the National Football League. Everett attended Purdue University and was ...more

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Simon Aspelin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Simon Aspelin Tennis player Simon Aspelin is a former professional tennis doubles player from Sweden who turned professional in 1998. His success mainly came in doubles, winning 12 titles and reaching World No. 7 in March ...more

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Shana Morrison is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Shana Morrison Singer-songwriter Shana Morrison, born Shana Caledonia Morrison, on April 7, 1970, in Kingston, New York, is an American singer-songwriter and the daughter of Northern Irish singer-songwriter, Van Morrison, and ...more

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Michelle Park Steel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Michelle Park Steel Politician Michelle Eunjoo Park Steel is an American Republican government official. She is a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and a former member of the California State Board of

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Victoria Pynchon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
Victoria Pynchon Author, Writer, Lawyer Victoria "Vickie" Pynchon is an American lawyer, attorney mediator, speaker and author based in Los Angeles.