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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 Emma Rose Roberts is an American actress and singer. After small roles in films such as Blow, she rose to prominence with her role as Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon television series ...more

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Julianna Margulies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Television producer, Actor Julianna Luisa Margulies is an American actress and producer. After several small television roles, Margulies achieved both critical and commercial success in her role as Nurse 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 Barbara Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows Today and The View, the television news magazine 20/20, ...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 Yoko Ono, is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, and peace activist. She is the widow and second wife of John Lennon and is also known for her work in avant-garde art, music, and filmmaking. ...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 Kyra Minturn Sedgwick is an American actress. She is best known for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama The Closer. Sedgwick's role in the series won ...more

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Carrie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Spokesperson, Novelist, Screenwriter Carrie Frances Fisher is an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and performance artist. She is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, and will ...more

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Alice Walker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author Alice Malsenior Walker is an American author and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. ...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 Carly Elisabeth Simon 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. hits include ...more

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Robin Givens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Model, Actor Robin Simone Givens is an American stage, television, and film actress. Givens began her acting career after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1984. In 1986, she won the role of Darlene ...more

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Larisa Oleynik is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Actor Larisa Romanovna Oleynik is an American actress. She is best known for starring in the title role of the children's television series, The Secret World of Alex Mack during the mid-1990s. She has ...more

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Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer Vera Ellen Wang is an American fashion designer based in New York City and former figure skater. She is known for her wide range of haute couture bridesmaid gowns and wedding gown collections, ...more

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Lauren Holly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Actor Lauren Michael Holly is an American-Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the TV series Picket Fences, as Mary Swanson in the 1994 film Dumb & ...more

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Téa Leoni is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni, better known by her stage name Téa Leoni, is an American actress and producer. In early career, Leoni starred in the television sitcoms Flying Blind and ...more

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

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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 Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward is an American actress and producer. She is perhaps best known for her Academy Award-winning role in The Three Faces of Eve.

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Allan Gurganus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author 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 Guinevere Jane Turner is an American actress and screenwriter. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She is best known as the screenwriter of such films as American Psycho and The Notorious ...more

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Melora Hardin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Acting Coach, Actor, Singer Melora Diane Hardin 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 in recurring role on ...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 Jeffrey Jacob "J. J." Abrams is an American director, producer, writer, actor, and composer, best known for his work in the genres of action, drama, and science fiction. Abrams wrote ...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 Brian Russell De Palma is an American film director and screenwriter. In a career spanning over 40 years, he is probably best known for his suspense and crime thriller films. He directed ...more

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Rahm Emanuel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Politician, Strategist Rahm Israel Emanuel is an American politician who serves as the 55th Mayor of Chicago. A member of the Democratic Party, Emanuel was elected in 2011, becoming Chicago's first Jewish mayor. He ...more

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Eric Mabius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Actor Eric Harry Timothy Mabius is an American actor, known for his work as Daniel Meade on the ABC comedy-drama series Ugly Betty. He also worked on the Showtime series The L Word and in the films ...more

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Jill Clayburgh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Actor Jill Clayburgh was an American actress. She was a two-time Best Actress Academy Award nominee and won the Best Actress Award at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival. Clayburgh made her Broadway debut ...more

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Yancy Butler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Actor Yancy Victoria Butler is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Natasha Binder in the 1993 film Hard Target and Detective Sara Pezzini on the TNT supernatural drama series

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Lesley Gore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Singer Lesley Sue Gore was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. At the age of 16, in 1963, she recorded the pop hit "It's My Party", and followed it up with other hits ...more

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Tovah Feldshuh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Actor, Singer, Playwright Tovah Feldshuh is an American actress, singer and playwright. She has been a Broadway star for more than four decades, earning four Tony Award nominations. She has also received two Emmy Award ...more

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Jennifer Salt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor Jennifer Salt is an American producer, screenwriter, and former actress.

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Dalia Sofer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Author, Writer Dalia Sofer is an Iranian-born American writer. Born in Tehran, Iran was raised in a Jewish family during revolutionary Iran, she eventually moved to New York City when she was 11. She attended ...more

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Jonathan Penner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Jonathan Lindsay Penner is an American actor, writer and film producer known for starring in The Last Supper and the television series Rude Awakening and The Naked Truth, as well as for his ...more

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JD Samson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer Jocelyn Rachel "JD" Samson is an American musician, producer, songwriter and DJ best known as a member of the bands Le Tigre and MEN.

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Lucy Grealy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Writer Lucinda Margaret Grealy was an American poet and memoirist who wrote Autobiography of a Face in 1994. This critically acclaimed book describes her childhood and early adolescence experience with ...more

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Jean Erdman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Choreographer, Dancer Jean Erdman is a dancer and choreographer of modern dance as well as an avant-garde theater director.

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Golden Brooks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Dance Instructor, Actor Golden Ameda Brooks is an American actress, best known for her role as Maya Wilkes on the UPN/CW comedy series Girlfriends from 2000 to 2008.

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Holly Robinson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Actor, Singer, Presenter Holly Elizabeth Robinson Peete is an American actress, model and singer. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Judy Hoffs on the Fox TV police drama 21 Jump Street, Vanessa Russell on the ...more

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Adam Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter Adam Charles Goldberg is an American actor, director, producer, and musician.

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Judith Roitman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Mathematician Judith "Judy" Roitman is a mathematician, currently a professor at the University of Kansas. She specializes in set theory, topology, Boolean algebra, and mathematics education.

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Cary Elwes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Cary Elwes, is an English-American actor, screenwriter, producer and best-selling author known for his roles in The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Days of Thunder, Bram Stoker's ...more

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David Lindsay-Abaire is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Screenwriter, Lyricist, Writer David Lindsay-Abaire is an American playwright, lyricist and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007 for his play Rabbit Hole, which also earned several Tony Award

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Louise Glück is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Poet Louise Elisabeth Glück is an American poet. She was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2003, after serving as a Special Bicentennial Consultant three ...more

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Ann Patchett is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Ann Patchett is an American author. She received the Orange Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2002 for her novel Bel Canto. Patchett's other novels include Run, The Patron Saint of ...more

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Jessica Harper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Author, Actor, Composer Jessica Harper is an American actress and producer, as well as a singer and author of children's music and books.

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Susan Meiselas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Film Producer, Photojournalist, Film Director Susan Meiselas is an American documentary photographer. She has been associated with Magnum Photos since 1976 and a full member since 1980. She has published several books of her own photographs ...more

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David Krakauer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Composer, Clarinetist David Krakauer is an American clarinetist raised and based in New York, NY. He is known for his work in klezmer music as well as classical music and avant-garde improvisation. He is also ...more

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Elisabeth Röhm is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Writer Elisabeth Röhm is a German-American television and film actress. She is best known for playing Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn in the American TV series Law & Order and ...more

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Elisabeth Young-Bruehl is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Novelist Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, born Elisabeth Bulkley Young, was an American academic and psychotherapist, who from 2007 until her death had resided in Toronto, Canada. She published a wide range of ...more

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Janine Antoni is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Sculptor, Installation Artist, Artist Janine Antoni is a contemporary artist, who creates work in performance art, sculpture, and photography. Antoni's works focus mostly on process and the transitions between the making and ...more

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Sarah Kernochan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Documentary Filmmaker, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer Sarah Marshall Kernochan is an American documentarian, film director, screenwriter and producer from the United States.

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Misti Traya is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Actor Misti Traya is an American actress. She landed her first prime time television series regular role playing 15-year-old Allison Reeves in The WB's comedy Living with Fran. She is the daughter of ...more

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Nancy Cantor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Psychologist Nancy Cantor is the chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark, in Newark, New Jersey.

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Sue W. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni
Politician Sue Weisenbarger Kelly was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2007, representing New York's 19th District. She is a Republican. She took over fellow Republican ...more