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

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

List ranges from Bradley Cooper to Marlon Brando and more.

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

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Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Actor
Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor and film director. He is hailed for bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential ...more

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Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Author
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her ...more

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Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Film Producer, Actor
Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, three for acting and one for producing. He was named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by ...more

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Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
Marc Jacobs is an American fashion designer. He is the head designer for Marc Jacobs, as well as Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, with over 200 retail stores in 80 countries. He was the ...more

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Ani DiFranco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Poet, Guitarist, Songwriter
Ani DiFranco is an American singer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, poet and songwriter. She has released more than 20 albums and is widely considered a feminist icon. DiFranco has received ...more

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Tennessee Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright
Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III was an American playwright and author of many stage classics. Along with Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller he is considered among the three ...more

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James Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Activist, Poet, Novelist
James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son, explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of ...more

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Tony Curtis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Painter, Actor
Tony Curtis was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in more than 100 films in roles covering a ...more

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Veronica Webb is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Journalist, Model, Actor
Veronica Webb is an American model, actress, writer, and television personality. The first African-American to have a major cosmetics contract, Webb has appeared on covers of Vogue, Essence and ...more

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Peter Falk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Certified Public Accountant, Television producer, Actor
Peter Michael Falk was an American actor, best known for his role as Lt. Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films such as The Princess Bride, The Great Race and ...more

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Harry Belafonte is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Songwriter, Television producer, Film Producer
Harry Belafonte is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist. One of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" ...more

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Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer
Thomas Carlyle "Tom" Ford is an American fashion designer and film director. He gained international fame for his turnaround of Gucci and the creation of the Tom Ford label before ...more

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John Popper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Singer
John Popper is an American musician and songwriter. He is most famous for his role as frontman of rock band Blues Traveler performing harmonica, guitar and vocals. He is widely considered a ...more

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Jonah Hill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Jonah Hill Feldstein, better known as Jonah Hill, is an American actor, filmmaker, and comedian. He is a two-time Academy Award nominee, for his performances in the films Moneyball and The Wolf ...more

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John Cage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Film Score Composer, Musician, Author
John Milton Cage Jr. was an American composer, music theorist, writer, and artist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage ...more

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James Lipton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Pilot, Television producer, Screenwriter
James Lipton is an American writer, composer, actor and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City. He is the executive producer, writer and host of the ...more

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Soleil Moon Frye is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Actor
Soleil Moon Frye is an American actress, director and screenwriter. She began her career as a child actor at the age of 2. When she was 7 years old, Frye won the role of Penelope ...more

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Shelley Winters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Actor
Shelley Winters was an American actress who appeared in dozens of films, as well as on stage and television; her career spanned over 50 years until 2006. Winters won Academy Awards for The Diary ...more

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Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Fashion Model, Actor
Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann is an American fashion model, and socialite of Italian, Swedish, French and German descent. She is the daughter of Italian actress and model Isabella Rossellini and ...more

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Bea Arthur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Singer
Beatrice "Bea" Arthur was an American actress, comedian, and singer whose career spanned seven decades. Arthur achieved fame as the character Maude Findlay on the 1970s sitcoms All in ...more

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Jesse Eisenberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Playwright
Jesse Adam Eisenberg is an American actor, playwright and humorist. He made his debut role with the comedy-drama television series Get Real. After his first leading role in the comedy-drama film ...more

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Narciso Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer
Narciso Rodriguez is an American fashion designer.

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Elaine Stritch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer
Elaine Stritch was an American actress and singer, best known for her work on Broadway. She appeared in numerous stage plays and musicals, feature films and many television programs. She was ...more

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Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Comic book creator, Songwriter, Comedian
Kevin Smith is a film producer.

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Donna Karan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous The New School Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer
Donna Karan, also known under the alias "DK", is an American fashion designer and the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels.