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Famous Ryerson University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 13.6k views123 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Ryerson University and be of some renown.

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

List features graduates like Nina Dobrev, Gail Kim and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Ryerson University?” and “Which celebrities are Ryerson University alumni?”
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  • 1
    Kenny Hotz

    Kenny Hotz

    Television director, Businessperson

    Age53

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Kenneth Joel Hotz (born May 3, 1967) is a Canadian producer and entertainer. Hotz is a former... more on Wikipedia

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    #11 of 97 The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time#113 of 194 Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists

  • 2
    J. Timothy Hunt

    J. Timothy Hunt

    Journalist, Author

    Age61

    BirthplaceLynwood, California

    James Timothy Hunt (born April 1, 1959) is an American-Canadian author and journalist. He has... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Jeremy Podeswa

    Jeremy Podeswa

    Television director, Film Producer

    Age58

    BirthplaceCanada, Ontario, Toronto, Americas

    Jeremy Podeswa (born 1962) is a Canadian film and television director. He is best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Gail Kim

    Gail Kim

    Wrestler, Model

    Age43

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Gail Kim (born February 20, 1977) is a retired Canadian-American professional wrestler,... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Nina Dobrev

    Nina Dobrev

    Gymnast, Model

    Age26

    BirthplaceSofia, Bulgaria

    Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva (born January 9, 1989), known professionally as Nina Dobrev (),... more on Wikipedia

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    #99 of 199 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With#239 of 250 The Best Actresses Working Today

  • 6
    Tanya Huff

    Tanya Huff

    Novelist, Author

    Age63

    BirthplaceHalifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

    Tanya Sue Huff (born 1957) is a Canadian fantasy author. Her stories have been published since... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Tyler Stewart

    Tyler Stewart

    Musician, Drummer

    Age53

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Tyler Joseph Stewart (born September 21, 1967) is the drummer for the Canadian music group... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Charlotte Arnold

    Age31

    BirthplaceAjax, Canada

    Charlotte Arnold (born July 27, 1989) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Nia Vardalos

    Nia Vardalos

    Television producer, Screenwriter

    Age58

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Antonia Eugenia "Nia" Vardalos (born September 24, 1962; Greek: Νία Βαρντάλος) is a... more on Wikipedia

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    #516 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#1032 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • 10
    Jessica Holmes

    Jessica Holmes

    Comedian, Screenwriter

    Age47

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Jessica Holmes (born August 29, 1973) is a Canadian comedian and actress. She is best known... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Mary Walsh

    Mary Walsh

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age68

    BirthplaceCanada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canada, Americas, Newfoundland

    Mary Cynthia Walsh (born May 13, 1952) is a Canadian actress, comedian, and writer. She is... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Sabrina Jalees

    Sabrina Jalees

    Comedian, Actor

    Age35

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Sabrina Jalees (born April 19, 1985) is a Canadian comedian from Toronto, Ontario, now based... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Robert J. Sawyer

    Robert J. Sawyer

    Novelist, Author

    Age60

    BirthplaceCanada, Ontario, Ottawa Valley, Ottawa, Americas

    Robert James Sawyer (born April 29, 1960) is a Canadian science fiction writer. He has had 23... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Cathy Crowe

    Age68

    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

    Cathy Crowe, (born 1952) is a Canadian "street nurse", educator, author, social justice... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Natalie Glebova
    Natalie Glebova (born Natalya Vladimirovna Glebova; 11 November 1981) is a Russian-Canadian... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Beatrice Politi

    Journalist, TV Journalist

    Age47

    BirthplaceGreater Sudbury, Canada

    Beatrice Politi is a Canadian television journalist who works for Global Television... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Bill Reid

    Bill Reid

    Sculptor, Jeweller

    AgeDec. at 78 (1920-1998)

    BirthplaceVictoria, Canada

    William Ronald "Bill" Reid Jr., OBC (12 January 1920 – 13 March 1998) (Haida) was a Canadian... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Isadore "Issy" Sharp, OC is a Canadian hotelier and writer. He is founder and chairman of Four... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    David James Elliott

    Age60

    BirthplaceMilton, Canada

    David James Elliott (born September 21, 1960) is a Canadian actor who was the star of the... more on Wikipedia

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    #62 of 146 The Best Hallmark Channel Actors#128 of 310 Hallmark Channel Actors and Actresses

  • 20
    Omar Alghabra

    Age50

    BirthplaceArabian Peninsula, Middle East, Eurasia, Asia, Arab world

    Omar Alghabra (born October 24, 1969) is a Canadian politician. He is a Liberal Member of... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Brian Stewart

    Newsreader

    Age78

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Brian Stewart, (born April 21, 1942) is a Canadian journalist. Stewart is best known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Monita Rajpal

    Monita Rajpal

    Newsreader

    Age46

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Monita Rajpal (born February 20, 1974 in Hong Kong) is a Canadian CNN International news... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Christie Blatchford

    Age69

    BirthplaceRouyn-Noranda, Canada

    Christie Blatchford (born May 20, 1951) is a Canadian newspaper columnist, journalist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Liane Balaban

    Age40

    BirthplaceNorth York, Toronto, Canada

    Liane Balaban (born June 24, 1980) is a Canadian actress. Her film debut was in New Waterford... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    Marco Brambilla

    Video Artist, Artist

    Age60

    BirthplaceLombardy, Eurasia, Italy, Milan, Province of Milan

    Marco Brambilla is an Italian-born Canadian video collage and installation artist based in New... more on Wikipedia