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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

Age: 51

Birthplace: Irvine, California, United States of America

John William Ferrell (; born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer and businessman. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch ...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

Age: Dec. at 82 (1930-2012)

Birthplace: USA, Ohio

Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, ...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

Age: 66

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Robert Lee Zemeckis (; born May 14, 1952) is an American director, film producer and screenwriter frequently credited as an innovator in visual effects. He first came to public attention in the ...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

Age: 74

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor, film producer, and California Army National Guard veteran. He is most known for starring as private investigator Thomas ...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

Age: 74

Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States of America

George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. Lucas created the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises and founded Lucasfilm, LucasArts and Industrial ...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

Age: 68

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), nicknamed "the Juice", is an American former football running back, broadcaster, actor, advertising spokesman, and defendant in what has ...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

Age: 64

Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Duncan

Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard first came to prominence as a child actor, guest starring in several television series, most notably in an ...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

Age: 57

Birthplace: Longview, Texas, United States of America

Forest Steven Whitaker III (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director who has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird, The Crying ...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

Age: 51

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Flushing

Judd Apatow (; born December 6, 1967) is an American filmmaker, actor and comedian. He is the founder of Apatow Productions, through which he produced and developed the television series Freaks ...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

Age: 52

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Laura Elizabeth Dern (born February 10, 1967) is an American actress, director, and producer. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including four Golden Globe Awards and a Primetime Emmy ...more

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Daryl Hannah is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Activist, Businessperson, Environmentalist

Age: 58

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American actress and environmental activist. She made her screen debut in Brian De Palma's supernatural horror film The Fury (1978). She is ...more

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Spencer Pratt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
TV Personality

Age: 35

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Spencer William Pratt (born August 14, 1983) is an American television personality. In 2007, he began dating Heidi Montag, a primary cast member of the reality television series The Hills. ...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

Age: Dec. at 78 (1922-2000)

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Don Weis (May 13, 1922 – July 26, 2000) was an American film and television director.
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Kelly Preston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 56

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Kelly Kamalelehua Smith (born October 13, 1962), better known by her stage name Kelly Preston, is an American actress and former model. She has appeared in more than sixty television and film ...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

Age: Dec. at 72 (1907-1979)

Birthplace: Winterset, USA, Iowa

Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor, filmmaker, and Presidential ...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

Age: 33

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Whitney Eve Port (born March 4, 1985) is an American television personality, fashion designer, and author. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she attended Crossroads School in Santa ...more

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Joe Francis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Entrepreneur

Age: 45

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Joseph R. Francis (born April 1, 1973) is an American entrepreneur, film producer and was the founder and creator of the Girls Gone Wild entertainment brand. Francis worked as a production ...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

Age: 74

Birthplace: California

Charles "Chuck" Dell Braverman (born March 3, 1944 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film director, collage animator , documentary filmmaker and producer. He was nominated for ...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

Age: 31

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Robert Arthur Kardashian (born March 17, 1987) is an American television personality and businessman. He is known for appearing on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, a reality television series ...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

Age: 35

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Sam "Brody" Jenner (born August 21, 1983) is an American television personality, disc jockey and model. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. In 2005, Jenner appeared in ...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

Age: 69

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Cybill Lynne Shepherd (born February 18, 1950) is an American actress, singer, and former model. Shepherd's better-known roles include Jacy in The Last Picture Show (1971), Kelly in The ...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

Age: 45

Birthplace: USA, Harlan, Kentucky

Nicholas Scott Lachey ( lə-SHAY; born November 9, 1973) is an American actor, singer, and television personality. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the multi-platinum-selling boyband 98 ...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

Age: 53

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Matthew Hoffman Weiner () (born June 29, 1965) is an American writer, producer, director, actor and author, best known as the creator of the television series Mad Men and The Romanoffs. He is ...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

Age: 36

Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States of America

Sophia Anna Bush (born July 8, 1982) is an American actress, activist, director, and producer. She starred as Brooke Davis in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill (2003–2012). She also starred ...more

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