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Famous Tufts University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 25.4k 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?”
  • Dom DeLuise1

    Dom DeLuise

    Comedian, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 76 (1933-2009)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

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

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    #238 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#42 of 78 Catholic Celebrities

  • Ram Dass2

    Ram Dass

    Psychologist, Author


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

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

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    #49 of 69 The Most Psychedelic People Ever#8 of 149 Celebrities Who Died In 2019

  • Rainn Wilson3

    Rainn Wilson

    Television director, Comedian


    BirthplaceUSA, Washington, Seattle

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

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  • Pierre Omidyar4

    Pierre Omidyar

    Programmer, Businessperson


    BirthplaceParis, France

    Pierre Morad Omidyar (Persian: پیر مراد امیدیار‎, Persian pronunciation: [piːjeɾ moɾɑːd...  more
  • Bill Richardson5

    Bill Richardson

    Politician, Diplomat


    BirthplaceCalifornia, Contiguous United States, Area code 626, United States of America, United States

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

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    #10 of 76 Famous People of Mexican Descent#11 of 28 28 Famous People of Spanish Descent

  • Daniel Patrick Moynihan6

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    Sociologist, Politician

    AgeDec. at 76 (1927-2003)

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

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

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    #23 of 137 Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery#32 of 249 Famous Irish Americans

  • William Hurt7

    William Hurt

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

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

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    #127 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History#171 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever

  • 8

    Bernard Marshall Gordon

    Businessperson, Inventor



    Bernard Marshall Gordon (born 1927 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is an American engineer,...  more
  • Elihu Thomson9

    Elihu Thomson

    Inventor, Electrical engineer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1853-1937)

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    Elihu Thomson (March 29, 1853 – March 13, 1937) was an English-born American engineer and...  more
  • Nicole Fiscella10
    Nicole Fiscella (born September 15, 1979) is an American actress and model, of Indian and St...  more
  • Frederick Hauck11


    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Frederick Hamilton "Rick" Hauck (pronounced "Howk"; born April 11, 1941) is a retired Captain...  more
  • Joi Ito12

    Joi Ito

    Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist


    BirthplaceKyoto, Keihanshin, Japan

    Joichi "Joi" Ito (伊藤 穰一, Itō Jōichi, born June 19, 1966) is a Japanese activist, entrepreneur,...  more
  • Stephen Macht13


    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Stephen Robert Macht (born May 1, 1942) is an American television and film actor. He is also...  more
  • Carl Sciortino14

    Carl Sciortino



    Carl Michael Sciortino Jr. ( shor-TEE-noh; born July 6, 1978) is an American politician...  more
  • James Dimon15

    James Dimon

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Jamie Dimon (; born March 13, 1956) is an American business executive. He is Chairman and CEO...  more
  • Hank Azaria16

    Hank Azaria

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceForest Hills, New York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • Ameesha Patel17

    Ameesha Patel

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    Ameesha Patel (pronounced [əˈmiːʂaː pəˈʈeːl]; born Amisha Amit Patel) is an Indian actress and...  more
  • Ben Silverman18

    Ben Silverman

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplacePittsfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Benjamin Noah Silverman (born August 15, 1970) is an American media executive. He is the...  more
  • Dov Charney19

    Dov Charney



    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Dov Charney (born January 31, 1969) is a Canadian businessman. He is best known for founding...  more
  • Roderick MacKinnon20


    BirthplaceBurlington, Massachusetts

    Roderick MacKinnon (born 19 February 1956) is a professor of Molecular Neurobiology and...  more
  • Peter Gallagher21

    Peter Gallagher

    Musician, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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


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  • Steve Tisch22

    Steve Tisch

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplaceLakewood, New Jersey, USA

    Steven Elliot Tisch (born February 14, 1949) is an American film producer and businessman. He...  more
  • Michelle Kwan23

    Michelle Kwan

    Figure Skater


    BirthplaceUSA, California, Torrance

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

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    #372 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#97 of 240 The Best Female Athletes of All Time

  • 24

    Deema Shehabi

    Poet, Artist



    Deema Shehabi (born 1970) is a Kuwaiti-born poet and writer. She has widely published in...  more
  • Tracy Chapman25

    Tracy Chapman

    Musician, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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

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