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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Stuyvesant High School and be of some renown.

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

This list features graduates like Lucy Liu and Chris Rock.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Stuyvesant High School?” and “Which celebrities are Stuyvesant High School alumni?”

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Lucy Liu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Painter, Film Producer, Model Lucy Alexis Liu is an American actress, model, artist, and occasional producer and director. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television ...more

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Tim Robbins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Activist, Musician, Film Producer Timothy Francis "Tim" Robbins is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, activist and musician. He is known for his roles as Nuke LaLoosh in Bull Durham, Jacob Singer in ...more

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James Cagney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Actor, Dancer James Francis Cagney, Jr. was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film, though he had his greatest impact in film. Known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive ...more

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Paul Reiser is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Businessperson, Comedian, Television producer Paul Reiser is an American comedian, actor, television personality and writer, author and musician. He is most widely known for his role in the 1990s TV sitcom Mad About You. He is ranked 77th ...more

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Ron Silver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Film Producer, Social Worker, Radio personality Ronald Arthur "Ron" Silver was an American actor, director, producer, radio host and political activist.

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Thelonious Monk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Pianist, Musician, Composer Thelonious Sphere Monk was an American jazz pianist and composer. Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "'Round ...more

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Dick Morris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Commentator, Author, Strategist Richard S. "Dick" Morris is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster, political campaign consultant, and general political consultant. A friend ...more

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Brian Greene is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Physicist, Professor, Theoretical Physicist Brian Randolph Greene is an American theoretical physicist and string theorist. He has been a professor at Columbia University since 1996 and chairman of the World Science Festival since ...more

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John S. Hall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Poet, Author, Singer John S. Hall is an American poet, author, singer and lawyer perhaps best known for his work with King Missile, an avant-garde band that he co-founded in 1986 and has since led in various ...more

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Tobias Schneebaum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Anthropologist, Artist Tobias Schneebaum was an American artist, anthropologist, and AIDS activist. He is best known for his experiences living, and traveling among the Harakmbut people of Peru, and the Asmat people ...more

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Kamran Pasha is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Writer Kamran Pasha is a Hollywood screenwriter, director and novelist. He was a writer and producer on the NBC series Kings, after working as a producer on NBC's Bionic Woman. Previously, he was a ...more

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Kate Schellenbach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Television producer, Musician, Drummer Kate Schellenbach is the drummer of Luscious Jackson and was a former member of an early incarnation of the Beastie Boys. Schellenbach was born in New York City, New York. She played with the ...more

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Thomas Sowell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Journalist, Professor, Author Thomas Sowell is an American economist, social theorist, political philosopher, and author. He is currently Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Sowell was born in North ...more

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George Raft is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Actor, Dancer George Raft was an American film actor and dancer identified with portrayals of gangsters in crime melodramas of the 1930s and 1940s. A stylish leading man in dozens of movies, today George Raft ...more

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Robert Alda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Actor, Singer Robert Alda was an American theatrical and film actor and father of actors Alan and Antony Alda. A talented singer and dancer, Alda was featured in a number of Broadway productions before moving ...more

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Sheldon Leonard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Sheldon Leonard was a pioneering American film and television producer, director, writer, and actor.

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Alvin Francis Poussaint is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Psychiatrist, Professor, Author Alvin Francis Poussaint is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the author of numerous books on child psychiatry, with a particular focus on the raising of African-American ...more

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Joseph L. Mankiewicz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Joseph Leo Mankiewicz was a film director, screenwriter, and producer. Mankiewicz had a long Hollywood career, and twice won the Academy Award for both Best Director and Best Writing, ...more

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David Harbater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Mathematician David Harbater is an American mathematician at the University of Pennsylvania, well known for his work in Galois theory, algebraic geometry and arithmetic geometry.

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Robert Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Mathematician Robert Jeffrey Zimmer is an American mathematician and academic administrator. He is the 13th president of the University of Chicago and serves as Chair of the Board for Argonne National Lab, ...more

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Roy Innis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Roy Emile Alfredo Innis is an American activist and politician. He has been National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality since his election to the position in 1968. One of his sons, ...more

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Richard H. Price is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Physicist Richard H. Price is an American physicist specializing in general relativity. Price graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1960, and went on to earn a dual degree in physics and engineering ...more

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Bernie Brillstein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Talent agent, Television producer, Film Producer Bernard Jules "Bernie" Brillstein was an American film and television producer, executive producer, and talent agent.

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Ned Vizzini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Novelist, Author Ned Vizzini was an American writer. He was the author of four books for young adults including It's Kind of a Funny Story, which NPR named #56 of the "100 Best-Ever Teen Novels" of all ...more

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Joseph Nacchio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Joseph P. Nacchio, was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Qwest Communications International from 1997 to 2002. He was convicted of 19 counts of insider trading in Qwest stock ...more

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Samuel P. Huntington is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Professor, Political scientist, Author Samuel Phillips Huntington was an influential conservative political scientist from the United States of America whose works covered multiple sub-fields of political science. He gained wider ...more

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Lisa Randall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Physicist, Professor Lisa Randall is an American theoretical physicist and leading expert on particle physics and cosmology. She is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science on the physics faculty of Harvard ...more

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Eric Holder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. is the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, in office since 2009. Holder, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama, is the first African American ...more

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Bram Cohen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Programmer Bram Cohen is an American computer programmer, best known as the author of the peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol, as well as the first file sharing program to use the protocol, also known as ...more

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Len Berman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist Len Berman is the former weekday evening sports anchor on WNBC-TV. Berman was with WNBC/NBC from 1982-2009. He was previously with WCBS-TV from 1979–1982, and before that at WBZ-TV in Boston ...more

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Joshua Lederberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Microbiologist, Molecular Biologist, Scientist Joshua Lederberg, ForMemRS was an American molecular biologist known for his work in microbial genetics, artificial intelligence, and the United States space program. He was just 33 years old ...more

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Peter Lax is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Mathematician Peter David Lax is an American mathematician working in the areas of pure and applied mathematics. He has made important contributions to integrable systems, fluid dynamics and shock waves, ...more

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Jerrold Nadler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Politician Jerrold Lewis "Jerry" Nadler is an attorney and politician who serves as the U.S. Representative for New York's 10th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. ...more

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Arthur Blank is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur Arthur M. Blank is an American businessman and a co-founder of The Home Depot. Today he is known for his philanthropy and his ownership of the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League.

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Richard Axel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Scientist Richard Axel is a molecular biologist and University Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His work on the ...more

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John F. Banzhaf III is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
John Francis Banzhaf III is an American legal activist and a law professor at George Washington University Law School. He is the founder of a smoking pressure group, Action on Smoking and ...more

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Eric Lander is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Geneticist, Mathematician, Professor Eric Steven Lander is a Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, former member of the Whitehead Institute, and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and ...more

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Marshall Rosenbluth is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Physicist, Scientist Marshall Nicholas Rosenbluth was an American plasma physicist and member of the National Academy of Sciences. In 1997 he was awarded the National Medal of Science for discoveries in controlled ...more

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Martin Brest is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Martin Brest is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

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David Axelrod is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Journalist, Writer, Consultant David M. Axelrod is an American political consultant and Director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago. He is based in Chicago, Illinois, and was a top political advisor to ...more

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George Segal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Artist George Segal was an American painter and sculptor associated with the Pop Art movement. He was presented with the United States National Medal of Arts in 1999.

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Gary Shteyngart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Author, Writer Gary Shteyngart is an American writer born in Leningrad, USSR. Much of his work is satirical.

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Kai Winding is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Composer, Trombonist Kay Winding was a musician.

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John Schoenherr is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Illustrator John Carl Schoenherr was an American illustrator. He won the 1988 Caldecott Medal for U.S. children's book illustration, recognizing Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, a father-and-daughter story where ...more

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Elias M. Stein is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Mathematician Elias Menachem Stein is a mathematician and a leading figure in the field of harmonic analysis. He is a professor emeritus of Mathematics at Princeton University.

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Lewis Mumford is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Historian, Writer, Critic Lewis Mumford, KBE was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a broad ...more

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Robert Fogel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Historian, Professor, Scientist Robert William Fogel was an American economic historian and scientist, and winner of the 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. As of his death, he was the Charles R. Walgreen ...more

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Paul Levitz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Cartoonist, Writer Paul Levitz appeared in the The Phenomenon: The Comic That Changed Comics film.

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Igor Ansoff is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Mathematician, Scientist, Economist H. Igor Ansoff was a Russian American applied mathematician and business manager. He is known as the father of strategic management.

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Thomas Calabro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Television director, Actor Thomas F. Calabro is an American actor and director.