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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 drama The Closer. Sedgwick's role in the series won her a ...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 (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) was an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and performance artist. She was best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia. She ...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 thriller films. He directed successful ...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