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Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

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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.
  • 1

    Will Ferrell

    Comedian, Television producer
    John William Ferrell (; born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer...  more

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    Neil Armstrong

    Professor, Astronaut
    Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and...  more

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    Robert Zemeckis

    Pilot, Television director
    Robert Lee Zemeckis (; born May 14, 1952) is an American director, film producer and...  more

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    Tom Selleck

    Television producer, Film Producer
    Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor, film producer, and...  more

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  • 5

    George Lucas

    Television producer, Entrepreneur
    George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. Lucas...  more

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    O. J. Simpson

    Film Producer, Actor
    Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), nicknamed "the Juice", is an American former...  more

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  • 7

    Ron Howard

    Television producer, Film Producer
    Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard first...  more

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  • 8

    Forest Whitaker

    Television producer, Film Producer
    Forest Steven Whitaker III (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director...  more

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  • 9

    Judd Apatow

    Television director, Comedian
    Judd Apatow (; born December 6, 1967) is an American filmmaker, actor and comedian. He is the...  more

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  • 10

    Laura Dern

    Television producer, Film Producer
    Laura Elizabeth Dern (born February 10, 1967) is an American actress, director, and producer....  more

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  • 11

    Daryl Hannah

    Activist, Businessperson
    Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American actress and environmental...  more

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  • 12

    Spencer Pratt

    TV Personality
    Spencer William Pratt (born August 14, 1983) is an American television personality. In 2007,...  more

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  • 13

    Don Weis

    Television director, Film Director
    Don Weis (May 13, 1922 – July 26, 2000) was an American film and television director....  more
  • 14

    Kelly Preston

    Model, Actor
    Kelly Kamalelehua Smith (October 13, 1962 - July 12, 2020), better known by her stage name...  more

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  • 15

    John Wayne

    Businessperson, Film Producer
    Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known...  more

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  • 16

    Whitney Port

    Fashion designer, Designer
    Whitney Eve Port (born March 4, 1985) is an American television personality, fashion designer,...  more

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  • 17

    Joe Francis

    Joseph R. Francis (born April 1, 1973) is an American entrepreneur, film producer and was the...  more

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  • 18

    Charles Braverman

    Television director, Television producer
    Charles "Chuck" Dell Braverman (born March 3, 1944 in Los Angeles, California) is an American...  more
  • 19

    Rob Kardashian

    Socialite, Model
    Robert Arthur Kardashian (born March 17, 1987) is an American television personality and...  more

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    Marie L. Knowles

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  • 21

    Brody Jenner

    Television presenter, Television producer
    Sam "Brody" Jenner (born August 21, 1983) is an American television personality, disc jockey...  more

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  • 22

    Cybill Shepherd

    Activist, Television producer
    Cybill Lynne Shepherd (born February 18, 1950) is an American actress, singer, and former...  more

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  • 23

    Nick Lachey

    Songwriter, Television producer
    Nicholas Scott Lachey ( lə-SHAY; born November 9, 1973) is an American actor, singer, and...  more

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  • 24

    Matthew Weiner

    Television director, Television producer
    Matthew Hoffman Weiner () (born June 29, 1965) is an American writer, producer, director,...  more
  • 25

    Sophia Bush

    Spokesperson, Television director
    Sophia Anna Bush (born July 8, 1982) is an American actress, activist, director, and producer....  more

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