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Famous Ryerson University Alumni

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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?”
  • Kenny Hotz1

    Kenny Hotz

    Television director, Businessperson


    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

  • J. Timothy Hunt2

    J. Timothy Hunt

    Journalist, Author


    BirthplaceLynwood, California

    James Timothy Hunt (born April 1, 1959) is an American-Canadian author and journalist. He has... more on Wikipedia
  • Jeremy Podeswa3

    Jeremy Podeswa

    Television director, Film Producer


    BirthplaceCanada, Ontario, Toronto, Americas

    Jeremy Podeswa (born 1962) is a Canadian film and television director. He is best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • Gail Kim4

    Gail Kim

    Wrestler, Model


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Gail Kim (born February 20, 1977) is a retired Canadian-American professional wrestler,... more on Wikipedia
  • Nina Dobrev5

    Nina Dobrev

    Gymnast, Model


    BirthplaceSofia, Bulgaria

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

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  • Tanya Huff6

    Tanya Huff

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceHalifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

    Tanya Sue Huff (born 1957) is a Canadian fantasy author. Her stories have been published since... more on Wikipedia
  • Tyler Stewart7

    Tyler Stewart

    Musician, Drummer


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Tyler Joseph Stewart (born September 21, 1967) is the drummer for the Canadian music group... more on Wikipedia
  • Charlotte Arnold8


    BirthplaceAjax, Canada

    Charlotte Arnold (born July 27, 1989) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles... more on Wikipedia
  • Nia Vardalos9

    Nia Vardalos

    Television producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

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

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    #505 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#831 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • Jessica Holmes10

    Jessica Holmes

    Comedian, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Jessica Holmes (born August 29, 1973) is a Canadian comedian and actress. She is best known... more on Wikipedia
  • Mary Walsh11

    Mary Walsh

    Comedian, Television producer


    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
  • Sabrina Jalees12

    Sabrina Jalees

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Sabrina Jalees (born April 19, 1985) is a Canadian comedian from Toronto, Ontario, now based... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert J. Sawyer13

    Robert J. Sawyer

    Novelist, Author


    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
  • Cathy Crowe14


    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

    Cathy Crowe, (born 1952) is a Canadian "street nurse", educator, author, social justice... more on Wikipedia
  • Natalie Glebova15
    Natalie Glebova (born Natalya Vladimirovna Glebova; 11 November 1981) is a Russian-Canadian... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Beatrice Politi

    Journalist, TV Journalist


    BirthplaceGreater Sudbury, Canada

    Beatrice Politi is a Canadian television journalist who works for Global Television... more on Wikipedia
  • Bill Reid17

    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
  • David James Elliott19


    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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  • Omar Alghabra20


    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



    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Brian Stewart, (born April 21, 1942) is a Canadian journalist. Stewart is best known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • Monita Rajpal22

    Monita Rajpal



    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Monita Rajpal (born February 20, 1974 in Hong Kong) is a Canadian CNN International news... more on Wikipedia
  • Christie Blatchford23


    BirthplaceRouyn-Noranda, Canada

    Christie Blatchford (born May 20, 1951) is a Canadian newspaper columnist, journalist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Liane Balaban24


    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


    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