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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Trinity College and be of some renown.

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

List features graduates like Courtney Love, Oscar Wilde and more!

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

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Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Evangelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter
William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr., KBE is an American evangelical Christian evangelist, ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, who rose to celebrity status in 1949 reaching a core ...more

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George Will is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Commentator, Journalist, Author
George Frederick Will is an American newspaper columnist, journalist, and author. He is a Pulitzer Prize–winner best known for his conservative commentary on politics. In 1986, The Wall Street ...more

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Kelly Killoren Bensimon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Editor, Socialite, Entrepreneur
Kelly Killoren Bensimon is an American former model, author, socialite and former editor of Elle Accessories. She has appeared on the Bravo television series The Real Housewives of New York City ...more

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Edward Albee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Screenwriter, Author, Writer
Edward Franklin Albee III is an American playwright who is known for works such as The Zoo Story, The Sandbox, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. His works are considered well-crafted, often ...more

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Mary McCormack is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Television producer, Actor
Mary Catherine McCormack is an American actress. She has had leading roles as Justine Appleton, as Deputy National Security Adviser Kate Harper in The West Wing and as Mary Shannon in In Plain

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Jane Swift is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Politician
Jane Maria Swift is an American politician, who served as the 69th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1999 to 2003 and Acting Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2001 to ...more

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Richard Barthelmess is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Actor
Richard Semler "Dick" Barthelmess was an American film actor. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1928.

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David Gottesman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
David Gottesman Businessperson
David Sanford "Sandy" Gottesman is an American businessman and billionaire.

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Mike Kellin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Soldier, Military Officer, Actor
Mike Kellin was an American actor.

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Ari Graynor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Photographer
Ariel Geltman "Ari" Graynor is an American actress, known for her roles in TV series such as The Sopranos and Fringe, in stage productions such as Brooklyn Boy and The Little Dog ...more

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Loel Guinness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Pilot, Business magnate, Socialite
Loel Patrick Guinness is a philanthropist, film producer and adventurer. He is descended from Samuel Guinness, a Dublin goldsmith, the younger brother of the Guinness brewery's founder Arthur ...more

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Thomas S. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Businessperson, Banker
Mr. Johnson retired in September 2004 as Chairman and CEO of GreenPoint Financial Corp. following the acquisition of GreenPoint by North Fork Bancorporation. Mr. Johnson had held the offices of ...more

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Cathleen Black is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Publisher, Businessperson
Cathleen Prunty "Cathie" Black is a former New York City Schools Chancellor. On April 7, 2011, Black stepped down from her position after 95 days on the job. Her appointment to replace ...more

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David Chang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Actor, Chef
David Chang is a Korean-American chef and entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Momofuku restaurant group, which includes Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Má Pêche, ...more

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Jim D. DeVries is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Businessperson
James DeVries is senior vice president, human resources for the Allstate Insurance Company and is a member of Allstate's senior management team. As senior vice president human resources, DeVries ...more

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Jim Shepard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Poet, Professor, Author
Jim Shepard is an American author and professor of creative writing and film at Williams College.

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Rodney Frelinghuysen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Politician
Rodney Procter Frelinghuysen is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 11th congressional district, serving since 1995. The district includes most of Morris County, an affluent suburban county ...more

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Joseph Cross is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Guitarist, Actor
Joseph Michael Cross is an American actor. He began work as a child actor, and starred in three 1998 films, Desperate Measures, Wide Awake, and Jack Frost. More recently, he headlined the film ...more

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Stephen Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Television director, Poet, Television producer
Stephen Roark Gyllenhaal is an American film director and poet.

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Kevin Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Kevin Sullivan Politician
Kevin B. Sullivan, a Democrat, was Connecticut's 86th Lieutenant Governor, from 2004 to 2007. He was elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 1986 and served as Senate President Pro Tempore ...more

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Jimmy G. Tharpe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

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A. E. Douglass is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Astronomer
A. E. Douglass was an American astronomer. He discovered a correlation between tree rings and the sunspot cycle, and founded the discipline of dendrochronology, which is a method of dating wood ...more

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John James McCook is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
John James McCook Chaplain
John James McCook, Jr. was a chaplain in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and postbellum lawyer, professor, and theologian. He was a member of the Fighting McCooks, a family of ...more

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Charles McLean Andrews is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Historian, Professor, Author
Charles McLean Andrews was one of the most distinguished American historians of his time as a leading authority on American colonial history. He wrote 102 major books and scholarly articles, as ...more

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Thomas Joseph Meskill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Lawyer
Thomas Joseph Meskill was a longtime judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He previously served as the 82nd Governor of Connecticut, as a U.S. Congressman from ...more