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

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

Items include everything from Jessica Biel to William Hurt.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Tufts University?” and “Which celebrities are Tufts University alumni?”
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Dom DeLuise is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Author

Age: Dec. at 76 (1933-2009)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Dominick DeLuise (August 1, 1933 – May 4, 2009) was an American actor, voice actor, comedian, director, producer, chef and author. He was the husband of actress Carol Arthur and the father of ...more

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Ram Dass is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Psychologist, Author, Actor

Age: 87

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert; April 6, 1931) is an American spiritual teacher, former academic and clinical psychologist, and author of many books, including the 1971 book Be Here Now. He is ...more

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Rainn Wilson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer

Age: 53

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Rainn Dietrich Wilson (born January 20, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, businessman, and producer. He is best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on the NBC sitcom The ...more

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Pierre Omidyar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 51

Birthplace: Paris, France

Pierre Morad Omidyar (Persian: پیر مراد امیدیار‎, Persian pronunciation: [piːjeɾ moɾɑːd omiːdjɑːɾ] born June 21, 1967) is an American billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the ...more
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Bill Richardson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Management consulting

Age: 71

Birthplace: California, Contiguous United States, Area code 626, United States of America, United States, + more

William Blaine Richardson III (born November 15, 1947) is an American politician, author, and diplomat, who served as the 30th governor of New Mexico from 2003 to 2011. He was also U.S. ...more

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Daniel Patrick Moynihan ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Sociologist, Politician

Age: Dec. at 76 (1927-2003)

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Daniel Patrick "Pat" Moynihan (March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003) was an American politician, sociologist, and diplomat. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented New York in the ...more

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William Hurt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 68

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

William McChord Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He received his acting training at the Juilliard School and began acting on stage in the ...more

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Bernard Marshall Gordon ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Businessperson, Inventor, Computer scientist

Age: 92

Birthplace: Massachusetts

Bernard Marshall Gordon (born 1927 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is an American engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is considered "the father of high-speed ...more
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Elihu Thomson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 84 (1853-1937)

Birthplace: Manchester, United Kingdom

Elihu Thomson (March 29, 1853 – March 13, 1937) was an English-born American engineer and inventor who was instrumental in the founding of major electrical companies in the United States, the ...more
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Nicole Fiscella is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni

Age: 39

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

Nicole Fiscella (born September 15, 1979) is an American actress and model, of Indian and St Lucian ancestry, who rose to fame through the book-based TV series Gossip Girl as Isabel Coates.
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Frederick Hauck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 77

Birthplace: Long Beach, California

Frederick Hamilton "Rick" Hauck (pronounced "Howk"; born April 11, 1941) is a retired Captain in the United States Navy, a former fighter pilot and NASA astronaut. He piloted ...more
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Joi Ito is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist

Age: 52

Birthplace: Kyoto, Keihanshin, Japan

Joichi "Joi" Ito (伊藤 穰一, Itō Jōichi, born June 19, 1966) is a Japanese activist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and director of the MIT Media Lab. Ito is a professor of the practice ...more
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Stephen Macht is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Actor

Age: 76

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stephen Robert Macht (born May 1, 1942) is an American television and film actor. He is also father of actor Gabriel Macht.
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Carl Sciortino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Politician

Age: 40

Carl Michael Sciortino Jr. ( shor-TEE-noh; born July 6, 1978) is an American politician serving as executive director of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. A Democrat from ...more
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James Dimon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Banker

Age: 62

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Jamie Dimon (; born March 13, 1956) is an American business executive. He is Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, the largest of the big four American banks, and previously served on the board of ...more
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Hank Azaria is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Actor

Age: 54

Birthplace: New York City, USA, Forest Hills, New York

Henry Albert Azaria ( ə-ZAIR-ee-ə; born April 25, 1964) is an American actor, voice actor, singer, comedian and producer. He is known for his voice characterizations as a variety of characters ...more

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Ameesha Patel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: 39

Birthplace: India, Mumbai

Ameesha Patel (pronounced [əˈmiːʂaː pəˈʈeːl]; born Amisha Amit Patel) is an Indian actress and model who predominantly appears in Bollywood films. She has also appeared in a few Telugu and Tamil ...more
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Ben Silverman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 48

Birthplace: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

Benjamin Noah Silverman (born August 15, 1970) is an American media executive. He is the Co-CEO and Chairman of the entertainment production company Propagate. From 2007-2009, Silverman served ...more
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Dov Charney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 50

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Dov Charney (born January 31, 1969) is a Canadian businessman. He is best known for founding American Apparel, where he served as the CEO from 1989 until 2014. He later founded Los Angeles ...more
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Roderick MacKinnon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Scientist

Age: 63

Birthplace: Burlington, Massachusetts

Roderick MacKinnon (born 19 February 1956) is a professor of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics at Rockefeller University who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Peter Agre in 2003 ...more
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Peter Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Peter Gallagher Musician, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 63

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Peter Killian Gallagher (born August 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician and writer. Since 1980, Gallagher has played roles in numerous Hollywood films. He is best known for starring as ...more

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Steve Tisch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 70

Birthplace: Lakewood, New Jersey, United States of America

Steven Elliot Tisch (born February 14, 1949) is an American film producer and businessman. He is the chairman, co-owner and Executive Vice President of the New York Giants, the NFL team co-owned ...more
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Michelle Kwan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Figure Skater

Age: 38

Birthplace: USA, California, Torrance

Michelle Wingshan Kwan (born July 7, 1980) is a retired American figure skater. She is a two-time Olympic medalist (silver in 1998, bronze in 2002), a five-time World champion (1996, 1998, 2000, ...more

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Deema Shehabi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Poet, Artist

Age: 49

Birthplace: Kuwait

Deema Shehabi (born 1970) is a Kuwaiti-born poet and writer. She has widely published in journals and wrote her first book of poetry in 2011. It was followed by an anthology which she co-edited ...more
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Tracy Chapman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Tufts University Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer

Age: 54

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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