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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
Will Ferrell 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
Neil Armstrong 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
Robert Zemeckis 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
Tom Selleck 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
George Lucas 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
O. J. Simpson Film Producer, Actor, American football player Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson, also nicknamed "The Juice", is a retired American football player, broadcaster, actor, and convicted felon currently incarcerated in Nevada. ...more

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Ron Howard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Ron Howard 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
Forest Whitaker 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
Judd Apatow 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
Laura Dern 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
Daryl Hannah 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 and Kill Bill. She is also an ...more

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Spencer Pratt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Spencer Pratt 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
Don Weis 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
Kelly Preston 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
John Wayne 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
Whitney Port 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
Joe Francis 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
Charles Braverman 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
Rob Kardashian 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
Brody Jenner 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
Cybill Shepherd 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
Nick Lachey 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
Matthew Weiner 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
Sophia Bush 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

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Kyra Sedgwick is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Kyra Sedgwick Television producer, Film Producer, Actor Kyra Minturn Sedgwick is an American actress. She is best known for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama The Closer. Sedgwick's role in the series won ...more

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Milo Ventimiglia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Milo Ventimiglia Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Milo Anthony Ventimiglia is an American actor best known for his role as Peter Petrelli on the NBC television series Heroes. Ventimiglia's first career break was in the Fox series Opposite Sex, ...more

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Lily Collins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Lily Collins Model, Actor Lily Jane Collins is a British-American actress and model. She is best known for her roles in the films The Blind Side, Abduction, and Mirror Mirror. She portrayed Clary Fray in the fantasy film ...more

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Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Reggie Bush Film Producer, Athlete, Footballer Reginald Alfred "Reggie" Bush, Jr. is an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of ...more

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Mort Sahl is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Mort Sahl Comedian, Actor Morton Lyon "Mort" Sahl is a Canadian-born American comedian and actor, widely considered the first modern stand-up comedian. He was the first comedian to dress casually and speak ...more

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Drew Pinsky is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Drew Pinsky Television producer, Radio personality, Physician David Drew Pinsky, best known as Dr. Drew, is an American board-certified internist, addiction medicine specialist, and media personality. He has hosted the nationally syndicated radio talk show ...more

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Fess Parker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Fess Parker Businessperson, Actor, Winemaker Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. was an American film and television actor best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in the Walt Disney 1955–1956 TV mini-series and as Daniel Boone in a television ...more

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Bryan Singer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Bryan Singer Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Bryan Jay Singer is an American film and television director, film and television producer, story writer, screenwriter, and actor. He is the founder of Bad Hat Harry Productions and he has ...more

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Timothy Olyphant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Timothy Olyphant Television producer, Actor, Voice acting Timothy David Olyphant is an American actor. He is best known for his television work as Sheriff Seth Bullock in Deadwood, and Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in the series Justified. He has ...more

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John Ritter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
John Ritter Comedian, Actor, Voice acting Jonathan Southworth "John" Ritter was an American actor, comedian, and voice-over artist. Ritter was best known for playing Jack Tripper on the hit ABC sitcom Three's Company, for ...more

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Patti Davis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Patti Davis Author, Actor Patti Davis is an American actress and author. She is the daughter of U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Reagan's second wife, First Lady Nancy Reagan. While her father is heralded as a ...more

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Brian Grazer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Brian Grazer Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer Brian Thomas Grazer is an American film and television producer. He co-founded Imagine Entertainment in 1986, with Ron Howard. The films they produced have grossed over $13 billion. The movies ...more

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LeVar Burton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
LeVar Burton Television director, Television producer, Author Levardis Robert Martyn Burton, Jr., professionally known as LeVar Burton, is an American actor, presenter, director, producer, and author. Burton is best known for his roles as the young Kunta ...more

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Robert Stack is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Robert Stack Actor, Voice acting, Presenter Robert Stack was an American actor and television host. In addition to acting in more than 40 feature films, he starred in the 1959–63 ABC-TV hit television series The Untouchables, for which he ...more

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H. R. Haldeman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
H. R. Haldeman Advertising Executive, Businessperson, Politician Harry Robbins "Bob" Haldeman was an American political aide and businessman, best known for his service as White House Chief of Staff to President Richard Nixon and his consequent ...more

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Gregg Araki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Gregg Araki Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Gregg Araki is an American independent filmmaker and film director involved heavily with New Queer Cinema. His film Kaboom was the first ever winner of the Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm ...more

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Dorothea Church is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Dorothea Church Model Dorothea Towles Church was the first successful black fashion model in Paris.

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Bob Saget is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Bob Saget Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter Robert Lane "Bob" Saget is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Although he is best known for his family-friendly roles as Danny Tanner on Full House and the ...more

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John August is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
John August Film Producer, Screenwriter, Script doctor John August is an American screenwriter and film director. He writes and maintains the popular screenwriting blog johnaugust.com, and develops screenwriter-targeted software. He is a member of ...more

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Penn Dayton Badgley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Penn Dayton Badgley Film Producer, Actor, Singer Penn Dayton Badgley is an American actor. He is known for his role as Dan Humphrey on The CW's series Gossip Girl and has also starred in a number of films, including John Tucker Must Die, The ...more

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Alex Stepheson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Alex Stepheson Alex Stepheson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for İstanbul BB of the Turkish Basketball League. He is a 6'10" tall forward-center.

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Kona Carmack is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Kona Carmack Nude Glamour Model, Actor

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Tammy Bruce is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Tammy Bruce Commentator, Author, Radio personality Tammy K. Bruce is an American radio host, author, and political commentator. Her nationally syndicated talk show, The Tammy Bruce Show, airs live 4–6pm and 10am-12pm Pacific time online via ...more

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Earl Holliman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Earl Holliman Actor Henry Earl Holliman is an American actor. He most notably portrayed the role of Police Sergeant Bill Crowley on the television police drama Police Woman throughout its 1974 - 1978 run.

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Michael Landon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni
Michael Landon Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter Michael Landon (October 31, 1936 – July 1, 1991) was an American actor, writer, director, and producer, who starred in three popular NBC TV series that spanned three decades. He is widely known ...more