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Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 15.5k views162 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Emma Roberts1

    Emma Roberts

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceRhinebeck, New York, United States of America

    Emma Rose Roberts (born February 10, 1991) is an American actress and singer. After making her...  more

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  • Julianna Margulies2

    Julianna Margulies

    Television producer, Actor


    BirthplaceSpring Valley, New York, USA

    Julianna Luisa Margulies (; born June 8, 1966) is an American actress and producer. After...  more

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  • Barbara Walters3

    Barbara Walters

    Talk show host, Journalist


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist, author,...  more

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  • Yoko Ono4

    Yoko Ono

    Film Score Composer, Musician


    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    Yoko Ono (born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American multimedia artist, singer, songwriter...  more

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  • Kyra Sedgwick5

    Kyra Sedgwick

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Kyra Minturn Sedgwick (born August 19, 1965) is an American actress, producer and director....  more

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  • Carrie Fisher6

    Carrie Fisher

    Spokesperson, Novelist


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America

    Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) was an American actress, writer,...  more

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  • Alice Walker7

    Alice Walker

    Poet, Novelist


    BirthplaceEatonton, Putnam County, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Alice Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and...  more

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  • Carly Simon8

    Carly Simon

    Film Score Composer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and...  more

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  • Robin Givens9

    Robin Givens

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Robin Simone Givens (born November 27, 1964) is an American model, stage, film, and television...  more

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  • Larisa Oleynik10


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Larisa Romanovna Oleynik (; born June 7, 1981) is an American actress who became a teen idol...  more

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  • Vera Wang11

    Vera Wang

    Fashion designer, Designer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Vera Ellen Wang (Chinese: 王薇薇; born June 27, 1949) is an American fashion designer based in...  more

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  • Lauren Holly12


    BirthplaceBristol, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Lauren Michael Holly (born October 28, 1963) is an American actress. She has played the roles...  more

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  • Téa Leoni13

    Téa Leoni

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni (; born February 25, 1966), better known by her stage name Téa Leoni,...  more

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  • Gabrielle Carteris14


    BirthplacePhoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

    Gabrielle Anne Carteris (born January 2, 1961) is an American actress and trade union leader....  more
  • Joanne Woodward15

    Joanne Woodward

    Television director, Theatrical producer


    BirthplaceThomasville, Georgia, United States of America

    Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (born February 27, 1930) is an American actress, producer,...  more

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  • Allan Gurganus16

    Allan Gurganus

    Novelist, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceRocky Mount, North Carolina, United States of America

    Allan Gurganus is an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist whose work, which...  more
  • Guinevere Turner17

    Guinevere Turner

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Guinevere Jane Turner (born May 23, 1968) is an American actress and screenwriter. She has...  more
  • Melora Hardin18

    Melora Hardin

    Acting Coach, Actor


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    Melora Diane Hardin (born June 29, 1967) is an American actress and singer, known for her...  more
  • J.J. Abrams19

    J.J. Abrams

    Film Score Composer, Television director


    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Jeffrey Jacob Abrams (born June 27, 1966) is an American filmmaker. He is known for his work...  more
  • Brian De Palma20

    Brian De Palma

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, USA

    Brian Russell de Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and...  more

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  • Rahm Emanuel21

    Rahm Emanuel

    Politician, Strategist


    BirthplaceChicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States

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  • Eric Mabius22


    BirthplaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Eric Harry Timothy Mabius (born April 22, 1971) is an American actor. Born in Harrisburg,...  more

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  • Jill Clayburgh23

    AgeDec. at 66 (1944-2010)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jill Clayburgh (April 30, 1944 – November 5, 2010) was an American actress known for her work...  more

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  • Yancy Butler24

    Yancy Butler



    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Greenwich Village

    Yancy Victoria Butler (born July 2, 1970) is an American actress. She is known for her roles...  more
  • Lesley Gore25


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Lesley Sue Goldstein (May 2, 1946 – February 16, 2015), known professionally as Lesley Gore,...  more

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