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Famous Tufts University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 26.0k views363 items

List RulesPeople 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

    Comedian, Television producer
    Dominick DeLuise (August 1, 1933 – May 4, 2009) was an American actor, voice actor, comedian,...  more

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    Ram Dass

    Psychologist, Author
    Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert; April 6, 1931) is an American spiritual teacher, former...  more
  • 3

    Rainn Wilson

    Television director, Comedian
    Rainn Dietrich Wilson (born January 20, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, writer,...  more

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    Pierre Omidyar

    Programmer, Businessperson
    Pierre Morad Omidyar (Persian: پیر مراد امیدیار‎, Persian pronunciation: [piːjeɾ moɾɑːd...  more
  • 5

    Bill Richardson

    Politician, Diplomat
    William Blaine Richardson III (born November 15, 1947) is an American politician, author, and...  more
  • 6

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    Sociologist, Politician
    Daniel Patrick "Pat" Moynihan (March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003) was an American politician,...  more

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    William Hurt

    Actor, Voice acting
    William McChord Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American actor, director, producer, and...  more

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    Bernard Marshall Gordon

    Businessperson, Inventor
    Bernard Marshall Gordon (born 1927 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is an American engineer,...  more
  • 9

    Elihu Thomson

    Inventor, Electrical engineer
    Elihu Thomson (March 29, 1853 – March 13, 1937) was an English-born American engineer and...  more
  • 10
    Nicole Fiscella (born September 15, 1979) is an American actress and model, of Indian and St...  more
  • 11
    Frederick Hamilton "Rick" Hauck (pronounced "Howk"; born April 11, 1941) is a retired Captain...  more
  • 12

    Joi Ito

    Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist
    Joichi "Joi" Ito (伊藤 穰一, Itō Jōichi, born June 19, 1966) is a Japanese activist, entrepreneur,...  more
  • 13
    Stephen Robert Macht (born May 1, 1942) is an American television and film actor. He is also...  more
  • 14

    Carl Sciortino

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  • 15

    James Dimon

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur
    Jamie Dimon (; born March 13, 1956) is an American business executive. He is Chairman and CEO...  more
  • 16

    Hank Azaria

    Comedian, Television producer
    Henry Albert Azaria ( ə-ZAIR-ee-ə; born April 25, 1964) is an American actor, voice actor,...  more

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    Ameesha Patel

    Film Producer, Actor
    Ameesha Patel (pronounced [əˈmiːʂaː pəˈʈeːl]; born Amisha Amit Patel) is an Indian actress and...  more
  • 18

    Ben Silverman

    Television producer, Film Producer
    Benjamin Noah Silverman (born August 15, 1970) is an American media executive. He is the...  more
  • 19

    Dov Charney

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  • 20
    Roderick MacKinnon (born 19 February 1956) is a professor of Molecular Neurobiology and...  more
  • 21

    Peter Gallagher

    Musician, Screenwriter
    Peter Killian Gallagher (born August 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician and writer....  more


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    Steve Tisch

    Businessperson, Television producer
    Steven Elliot Tisch (born February 14, 1949) is an American film producer and businessman. He...  more
  • 23

    Michelle Kwan

    Figure Skater
    Michelle Wingshan Kwan (born July 7, 1980) is a retired American figure skater. She is a...  more

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    Deema Shehabi

    Poet, Artist
    Deema Shehabi (born 1970) is a Kuwaiti-born poet and writer. She has widely published in...  more
  • 25

    Tracy Chapman

    Musician, Singer-songwriter
    Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast...  more

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