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

This list has everything from Steven Spielberg to John Wayne to many of the greatest athletes that USC has ever produced. Notable Trojans include OJ Simpson and Reggie Bush.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Southern California?” and “Which celebrities are University of Southern California alumni?”

Take a look at this list of famous USC graduates.

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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer
John William "Will" Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. Ferrell first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show ...more

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Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Professor, Astronaut, Voice acting
Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Before becoming ...more

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Robert Zemeckis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Pilot, Television director, Television producer
Robert Lee Zemeckis is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Zemeckis first came to public attention in the 1980s as the director and creator of the science fiction comedy Back ...more

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Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Thomas William "Tom" Selleck is an American actor and film producer. He is best known for his starring role as the private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum, ...more

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George Lucas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer
George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He founded Lucasfilm and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The ...more

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O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, American football player
Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson, also nicknamed "The Juice", is a retired American football player, broadcaster, actor, and is currently incarcerated in Nevada. Simpson played ...more

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Ron Howard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Ronald William "Ron" Howard is an American film director, producer and actor. He came to prominence playing Opie Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show for eight years, and later ...more

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Forest Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor
Forest Steven Whitaker III is an American actor, producer, and director. He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Lee Daniels' The Butler, Bird and Ghost ...more

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Judd Apatow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer
Judd Apatow is an American producer, director, comedian, actor, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work in comedy films, and is the founder of Apatow Productions and also developed the ...more

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Laura Dern is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Laura Elizabeth Dern is an American actress, film director, and producer. Dern has acted in such films as Mask and Smooth Talk, Blue Velvet, Fat Man and Little Boy, Wild at Heart, Jurassic Park, ...more

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Daryl Hannah is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Activist, Businessperson, Environmentalist
Daryl Christine Hannah is an American film actress. She is best known for her performances in the films Blade Runner, Splash, Roxanne, Wall Street, Steel Magnolias. She is also an environmental ...more

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Spencer Pratt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
TV Personality
Spencer William Pratt is an American television personality. In 2007, he began dating Heidi Montag, a primary cast member of the reality television series The Hills. Subsequently, he came to ...more

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Don Weis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Television director, Film Director
Don Weis was an American film and television director. Weis was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Southern California where he studied film. During World War II, ...more

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Kelly Preston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Model, Actor
Kelly Preston is an American actress and former model. She has appeared in more than 60 television and film productions, most notably including Mischief, Twins and Jerry Maguire. She is married ...more

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John Wayne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Businessperson, Film Producer, Actor
Marion Mitchell Morrison, better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director, and producer. An Academy Award-winner, Wayne was among the top box office draws for ...more

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Whitney Port is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer, Author
Whitney Eve Port is an American television personality, fashion designer, and author. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she attended Crossroads School in Santa Monica as a teenager. In ...more

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Joe Francis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Entrepreneur
Joseph R. “Joe” Francis is an American entrepreneur and film producer. He is best known as being the founder and creator of the Girls Gone Wild entertainment brand. Francis worked as a ...more

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Charles Braverman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Charles "Chuck" Dell Braverman is an American film director, documentary filmmaker and producer. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject for his 2000 ...more

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Rob Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Socialite, Model, TV Personality
Robert Arthur "Rob" Kardashian is an American television personality and businessman. He is best known for appearing on reality television shows that center upon his family, such as ...more

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Marie L. Knowles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Marie L. Knowles
Marie Knowles is a member of the board of directors of America West Holdings Corporation and its subsidiary, America West Airlines, Inc., Phelps Dodge Corporation, Mckesson and URS Corporation. ...more

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Brody Jenner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Television presenter, Television producer, Model
Sam Brody Jenner is an American television personality and model. The son of Bruce Jenner and actress Linda Thompson, he was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. In 2005, Jenner appeared ...more

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Cybill Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Activist, Television producer, Film Producer
Cybill Lynne Shepherd is an American actress, singer and former model. Shepherd's better known roles include Jacy in The Last Picture Show, Kelly in The Heartbreak Kid, Betsy in Taxi Driver, ...more

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Nick Lachey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Songwriter, Television producer, Screenwriter
Nicholas Scott "Nick" Lachey is an American singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and television personality. Lachey rose to fame as the lead singer of the multi-platinum selling boy ...more

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Matthew Weiner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter
Matthew Weiner is an American writer, director and producer. He is the creator of the AMC television drama series Mad Men. He is also noted for his work on the HBO drama series The Sopranos, on ...more

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Sophia Bush is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Spokesperson, Television director, Actor
Sophia Anna Bush is an American actress, director, spokesperson, and activist. She starred in The WB/CW television series One Tree Hill, in which she portrayed Brooke Davis from 2003 to 2012. ...more