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Famous Skidmore College Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Skidmore College and be of some renown.

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

Items on this list include Lake Bell and Evan Dando.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Skidmore College?” and “Which celebrities are Skidmore College alumni?”
  • 1

    Cynthia Carroll

    Businessperson, Petroleum geologist


    BirthplaceNew Jersey

    Cynthia Blum Carroll (born November 13, 1956) is a British businesswoman. She was the chief executive officer of Anglo American PLC, a British mining company, which, among other things, is the...  more
  • 2

    Lake Bell

    Television director, Film Producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Lake Siegel Bell (born March 24, 1979) is an American actress, director, and screenwriter. She has starred in various television series, including Boston Legal (2004–2006), Surface (2005–2006), How...  more

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  • 3

    Evan Dando

    Guitarist, Songwriter


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Evan Griffith Dando (born March 4, 1967) is an American musician and frontman of the Lemonheads. He has also embarked on a solo career and collaborated on songs with various artists. In December 2015...  more

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  • 4

    Jane Roberts

    Author, Writer

    AgeDec. at 55 (1929-1984)

    BirthplaceSaratoga Springs, New York City, New York

    Dorothy Jane Roberts (May 8, 1929 – September 5, 1984) was an American author, poet, self-proclaimed psychic, and spirit medium, who claimed to channel an energy personality who called himself...  more
  • 5

    Webster Tarpley

    Journalist, Historian


    BirthplacePittsfield, Massachusetts

    Webster Griffin Tarpley (born September 1946) is an American author, historian, journalist, lecturer and critic of U.S. foreign and domestic policy. Tarpley is a founder of the Tax Wall Street...  more
  • 6

    Ariana Richards

    Painter, Actor


    BirthplaceHealdsburg, California, United States of America

    Ariana Clarice Richards (born September 11, 1979) is an American actress and painter. She is best known for her role as Lex Murphy in the blockbuster film Jurassic Park. Richards won several Young...  more

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  • 7

    Justin Henry

    Businessperson, Child Actor


    BirthplaceRye, New York, USA

    Justin Henry (born May 25, 1971) is an American actor, known for playing the object of the titular custody battle in the 1979 film Kramer vs. Kramer, a debut role that earned him a nomination for the...  more
  • 8

    Lori Delgado

    Journalist, Newsreader
    Lori Delgado was a news anchor for WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There she was the weekday co-anchor of NBC 10 News Today with Terry Ruggles and was also a general assignment reporter for NBC...  more
  • 9


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Edmund Patrick "Eddie" Cahill (born January 15, 1978) is an American actor best known for portraying "Miracle on Ice" goalie Jim Craig in the movie Miracle, and for playing the roles of Tag Jones in...  more

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  • 10

    AgeDec. at 71 (1906-1978)

    BirthplaceBenson, New York

    Helen Corbitt (1906–1978) was an American chef and cookbook author. Corbitt was born in New York but spent nearly 40 years in Texas promoting gourmet cuisine with new and unusual flavor combinations...  more
  • 11

    Benjamin Bolger

    Educator, Professor


    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    Benjamin Bradley Bolger (born 1975) is a perpetual student who has earned 14 degrees and claims to be the second-most credentialed person in modern history after Michael W. Nicholson (who has 30...  more
  • 12

    Laura Anne Gilman

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceNew Jersey

    Laura Anne Gilman (born 1967, New Jersey) is an American fantasy author....  more
  • 13

    Miranda Bailey

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceVail, Colorado, United States of America

    Miranda Bailey is a film producer, actress and film director....  more
  • 14


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    Jonathan Edward Bernthal (born September 20, 1976) is an American actor. Bernthal began his career in minor roles on Broadway and theatre before guest starring on various television shows. He gained...  more

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  • 15

    Ashley Peldon

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Ashley Peldon (born April 2, 1984) is an American television and film actress....  more
  • 16

    Molly McGrann

    Poet, Novelist
    Molly McGrann is an American literary critic, poet, and novelist. She is an alumna of Skidmore College and New York University. She lives in England....  more
  • 17

    Joseph Bruno



    BirthplaceGlens Falls, New York, United States of America

    Joseph Louis Bruno (born April 8, 1929) is an American businessman and Republican politician from upstate New York. Bruno served in the New York State Senate from 1977 to 2008, and was Senate...  more
  • 18

    Andy Barsh

    Television director
    Television Director for the Talk show "The Jane Pauley Show" Directed entire first year of 141 episodes for the program. He also directed several episodes from the long running program "The Daily...  more
  • 19

    Elizabeth LeCompte

    Theatre Director, Actor


    Elizabeth LeCompte (born April 28, 1944) is an American director of experimental theater, dance and media. A founding member of The Wooster Group, she has directed that ensemble since its emergence...  more
  • 20


    BirthplaceLancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

    Rya Kihlstedt (born July 23, 1970) is an American actress. She is known for co-starring in the 1997 comedy film Home Alone 3, and for her recurring roles as Dr. Michelle Ross in the Showtime crime...  more
  • 21


    BirthplaceBronxville, New York

    Lesley Dill (born 1950) is an American contemporary artist. Her work, using a wide variety of media including sculpture, print, performance art, music, and others, explores the power of language and...  more
  • 22

    Richard Laxer

    Richard Laxer is president and CEO of GE Corporate Financial Services, GE's principal corporate lending business and a leading provider of innovative financing solutions for companies across North...
  • 23

    Mary Jane Auch

    Illustrator, Author

    BirthplaceMineola, New York

    Mary Jane Auch is an author and illustrator of children's books, including One Plus One Equals Blue, Ashes of Roses, The Road to Home, Journey to Nowhere and the I was a Third Grade ... series of...  more
  • 24

    Arwa Damon



    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Arwa Damon is an American journalist who is a senior international correspondent for CNN, based in Istanbul. From 2003, she covered the Middle East as a freelance journalist, before joining CNN in...  more
  • 25

    Anne Wexler


    AgeDec. at 79 (1930-2009)

    Anne Levy Wexler (February 10, 1930 – August 7, 2009) was an American influential Democratic political consultant, public policy advisor and later, the first woman to head a leading lobbying firm in...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Skidmore College and be of some renown.