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Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 15.3k 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?”
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    Emma Roberts is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

    Emma Roberts

    Model, Actor

    Age29

    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 Margulies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

    Julianna Margulies

    Television producer, Actor

    Age54

    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 Walters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

    Barbara Walters

    Talk show host, Journalist

    Age91

    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 Ono is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

    Yoko Ono

    Film Score Composer, Musician

    Age87

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

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

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    Kyra Sedgwick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

    Kyra Sedgwick

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age55

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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

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

    Carrie Fisher

    Spokesperson, Novelist

    Age63

    BirthplaceBeverly Hills, Los Angeles, 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 Walker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

    Alice Walker

    Poet, Novelist

    Age76

    BirthplaceEatonton, Georgia, United States of America

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

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    #28 of 208 The Greatest Living Writers & Most Famous Authors Today#419 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time

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    Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

    Carly Simon

    Film Score Composer, Guitarist

    Age75

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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

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    #87 of 603 The Best Rock Vocalists#46 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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

    Robin Givens

    Model, Actor

    Age55

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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

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

    Age39

    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 Wang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

    Vera Wang

    Fashion designer, Designer

    Age71

    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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    #139 of 154 The Most Influential People in Fashion#24 of 69 The Most Influential Fashion Designers Of All Time

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

    Age56

    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 Leoni is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

    Téa Leoni

    Film Producer, Actor

    Age54

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

    Age59

    BirthplacePhoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

    Gabrielle Anne Carteris (born January 2, 1961) is an American actress and trade union leader.... more
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    Joanne Woodward is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

    Joanne Woodward

    Television director, Theatrical producer

    Age90

    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 Gurganus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

    Allan Gurganus

    Novelist, Screenwriter

    Age73

    BirthplaceRocky Mount, North Carolina, United States of America

    Allan Gurganus is an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist whose work, which... more
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    Guinevere Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

    Guinevere Turner

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age52

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Guinevere Jane Turner (born May 23, 1968) is an American actress and screenwriter. She has... more
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    Melora Hardin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

    Melora Hardin

    Acting Coach, Actor

    Age53

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Houston

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

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    J.J. Abrams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

    J.J. Abrams

    Film Score Composer, Television director

    Age54

    BirthplaceNew 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... more

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    Brian De Palma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

    Brian De Palma

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age80

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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

    Rahm Emanuel

    Politician, Strategist

    Age60

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Rahm Israel Emanuel (; born November 29, 1959) is an American politician who served as the... more

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

    Age49

    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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    #51 of 146 The Best Hallmark Channel Actors#161 of 310 Hallmark Channel Actors and Actresses

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

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

    Yancy Butler

    Actor

    Age50

    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
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    Lesley Gore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Sarah Lawrence College Alumni

    Age74

    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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