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

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Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pepperdine University Alumni
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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