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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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  • 1

    Nicole Kidman

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress and producer. She has received an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards. She was listed among the...  more

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  • 2

    Tom Selleck

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    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 Magnum in...  more

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  • 3

    Chace Crawford

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceLubbock, Texas, USA

    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 Covenant...  more

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  • 4

    Kelly Hu

    Activist, Professional Poker Player


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    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 queen who was Miss Teen...  more

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  • 5

    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 an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Born into a musical family in McComb,...  more

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  • 6

    Casey Reinhardt

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, USA

    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 beauty...  more
  • 7

    Jon McBride

    Astronaut, Fighter pilot


    BirthplaceCharleston, 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....  more
  • 8

    Michelle Fields

    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 confrontation...  more
  • 9

    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 professor and philosopher. He is a leading figure in the fields of African-American studies, African studies...  more
  • 10

    Montell Jordan

    Record producer, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    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 Is How We...  more
  • 11

    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 chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar and Disneytoon Studios. He was also the...  more

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  • 12

    Tia Mowry

    Television producer, Actor


    BirthplaceGelhausen, West Germany

    Alternative NameTia Mowry, Tia Mowry-Hardrict

    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 identical...  more

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  • 13

    Dennis Johnson

    Basketball player, Coach

    AgeDec. at 52 (1954-2007)

    BirthplaceSan 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 SuperSonics,...  more

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  • 14

    Michael Shermer

    Editor, Author


    BirthplaceGlendale, 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
  • 15

    Tamera Mowry

    Television producer, Actor


    BirthplaceGelnhausen, Germany

    Alternative NameTamera Mowry

    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 (opposite her...  more


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  • 16

    Kim Fields

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Alternative NameKim Fields Freeman, Kim Fields, Kim Fields Franklin

    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 (1979–88), and as...  more

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  • 17


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    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 the...  more
  • 18

    Mike Leach

    American Football coach


    BirthplaceSusanville, 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 Tech...  more
  • 19

    Carrie Hamilton

    Actor, Singer

    AgeDec. at 38 (1963-2002)

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    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....  more
  • 20

    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, best known for Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and founder of the American Comedy Awards. For his work on...  more
  • 21

    Bill Weir

    Journalist, Newsreader


    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

    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 "The Wonder...  more
  • 22

    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 Pepperdine...  more
  • 23

    David N. Weiss

    Television producer, Screenwriter
    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
  • 24

    Brad Gilbert

    Tennis player, Commentator


    BirthplaceOakland, 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 World...  more

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  • 25

    Matt Fong


    AgeDec. at 57 (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 served as the 30th California State Treasurer. He was a government appointee, finance industry director, and...  more