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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Sarah Lawrence College and be of some renown.

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

This list has everything from Emma Roberts to Julianna Margulies.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Sarah Lawrence College?” and “Which celebrities are Sarah Lawrence College alumni?”
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Emma Roberts is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Model, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 28

Birthplace: Rhinebeck, New York, United States of America

Emma Rose Roberts (born February 10, 1991) is an American actress and singer. After making her film debut as Kristina Jung in the crime film Blow (2001), Roberts gained recognition for her lead ...more

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Julianna Margulies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Television producer, Actor

Age: 52

Birthplace: Spring Valley, New York, USA

Julianna Luisa Margulies (; born June 8, 1966) is an American actress and producer. After several small television roles, Margulies achieved wide recognition for her role as Carol Hathaway on ...more

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Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Talk show host, Journalist, Television producer

Age: 89

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. Walters has hosted a variety of television programs, including Today, The ...more

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Yoko Ono is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Musician, Film Producer

Age: 86

Birthplace: East Asia, Tokyo, Asia, Japan

Yoko Ono (Japanese: 小野 洋子, romanized: Ono Yōko, usually spelled in katakana オノ・ヨーコ; born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American multimedia artist, singer, songwriter and peace activist. Her ...more

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Kyra Sedgwick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 50

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Kyra Minturn Sedgwick (born August 19, 1965) is an American actress, producer and director. She is best known for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama ...more

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Carrie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Spokesperson, Novelist, Screenwriter

Age: 62

Birthplace: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) was an American actress, writer, and comedian. Fisher is best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, a role for ...more

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Alice Walker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author

Age: 75

Birthplace: Eatonton, Georgia, United States of America

Alice Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and social activist. In 1982, she wrote the novel The Color Purple, for which she won the National Book ...more

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Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Musician

Age: 73

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. ...more

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Robin Givens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 54

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Robin Simone Givens (born November 27, 1964) is an American model, stage, film, and television actress. She began her acting career after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1984. In 1986, ...more

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Larisa Oleynik is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Actor

Age: 37

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Larisa Romanovna Oleynik (; born June 7, 1981) is an American actress who became a teen idol in the 1990s. During her period as a teen idol, she was described as "one of America's favorite ...more

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Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer

Age: 69

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Lauren Holly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Actor

Age: 55

Birthplace: Bristol, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Lauren Michael Holly (born October 28, 1963) is an American actress. She has played the roles of Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the television series Picket Fences, Director Jenny Shepard in ...more

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Téa Leoni is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: 53

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni (; born February 25, 1966), better known by her stage name Téa Leoni, is an American actress and producer. In her early career, she starred in the ...more

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Gabrielle Carteris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Actor

Age: 58

Birthplace: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Gabrielle Anne Carteris (born January 2, 1961) is an American actress and trade union leader. Her best known acting role was as Andrea Zuckerman during the early seasons of the 1990s television ...more
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Joanne Woodward is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Television director, Theatrical producer, Television producer

Age: 89

Birthplace: Thomasville, Georgia, United States of America

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (born February 27, 1930) is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her performance in The Three Faces of Eve (1957), which ...more

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Allan Gurganus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

Age: 71

Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States of America

Allan Gurganus is an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist whose work, which includes Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and Local Souls, is often influenced by and set in ...more
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Guinevere Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 50

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Guinevere Jane Turner (born May 23, 1968) is an American actress and screenwriter. She has written such films as American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page and played the lead role of the ...more
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Melora Hardin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Acting Coach, Actor, Singer

Age: 51

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

Melora Diane Hardin (born June 29, 1967) is an American actress and singer, known for her roles as Jan Levinson on NBC's The Office and Trudy Monk on USA's Monk. More recently, Hardin appeared ...more
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J.J. Abrams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer

Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Jeffrey Jacob Abrams (born June 27, 1966) is an American filmmaker. He is known for his work in the genres of action, drama, and science fiction. Abrams wrote or produced such films as Regarding ...more

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Brian De Palma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor

Age: 78

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Brian Russell de Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and screenwriter. With a career spanning over 50 years, he is best known for his work in the suspense, psychological ...more

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Rahm Emanuel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Politician, Strategist

Age: 59

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Eric Mabius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Actor

Age: 47

Birthplace: USA, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Eric Harry Timothy Mabius (born April 22, 1971) is an American actor. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, with a degree in cinema ...more

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Jill Clayburgh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 66 (1944-2010)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Jill Clayburgh (April 30, 1944 – November 5, 2010) was an American actress known for her work in theater, television, and cinema. She won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival and was ...more

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Yancy Butler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Yancy Butler Actor

Age: 48

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Greenwich Village

Yancy Victoria Butler (born July 2, 1970) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Natasha Binder in the 1993 film Hard Target, Jess Crossman in Drop Zone, and Detective Sara ...more
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Lesley Gore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Singer

Age: 72

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Lesley Sue Goldstein (May 2, 1946 – February 16, 2015), known professionally as Lesley Gore, was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. At the age of 16 (in 1963) she recorded ...more

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