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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.
  • Will Ferrell1

    Will Ferrell

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceIrvine, California, United States of America

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

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  • Neil Armstrong2

    Neil Armstrong

    Professor, Astronaut

    AgeDec. at 82 (1930-2012)

    BirthplaceOhio, United States of America

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

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  • Robert Zemeckis3

    Robert Zemeckis

    Pilot, Television director


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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

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  • Tom Selleck4

    Tom Selleck

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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

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  • George Lucas5

    George Lucas

    Television producer, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceModesto, California, United States of America

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

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  • O. J. Simpson6

    O. J. Simpson

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

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

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  • Ron Howard7

    Ron Howard

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceDuncan, Oklahoma, United States of America

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

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  • Forest Whitaker8

    Forest Whitaker

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceLongview, Texas, United States of America

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

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  • Judd Apatow9

    Judd Apatow

    Television director, Comedian


    BirthplaceContiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories

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

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  • Laura Dern10

    Laura Dern

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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

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  • Daryl Hannah11

    Daryl Hannah

    Activist, Businessperson


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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

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  • Spencer Pratt12

    Spencer Pratt

    TV Personality


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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

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  • Don Weis13

    Don Weis

    Television director, Film Director

    AgeDec. at 78 (1922-2000)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Don Weis (May 13, 1922 – July 26, 2000) was an American film and television director....  more
  • Kelly Preston14

    Kelly Preston

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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

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    #38 of 131 The Hottest California Models of All Time#33 of 36 36 Famous Celebrities Who Go to Church

  • John Wayne15

    John Wayne

    Businessperson, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 72 (1907-1979)

    BirthplaceWinterset, Iowa, United States of America

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

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  • Whitney Port16

    Whitney Port

    Fashion designer, Designer


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Whitney Eve Port (born March 4, 1985) is an American television personality, fashion designer,...  more
  • Joe Francis17

    Joe Francis



    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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

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  • Charles Braverman18

    Charles Braverman

    Television director, Television producer



    Charles "Chuck" Dell Braverman (born March 3, 1944 in Los Angeles, California) is an American...  more
  • Rob Kardashian19

    Rob Kardashian

    Socialite, Model


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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

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  • Marie L. Knowles20

    Marie L. Knowles

    Marie Knowles is a member of the board of directors of America West Holdings Corporation and...
  • Brody Jenner21

    Brody Jenner

    Television presenter, Television producer


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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

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  • Cybill Shepherd22

    Cybill Shepherd

    Activist, Television producer


    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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

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  • Nick Lachey23

    Nick Lachey

    Songwriter, Television producer


    BirthplaceHarlan, Kentucky, United States of America

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

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  • Matthew Weiner24

    Matthew Weiner

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Matthew Hoffman Weiner () (born June 29, 1965) is an American writer, producer, director,...  more
  • Sophia Bush25

    Sophia Bush

    Spokesperson, Television director


    BirthplacePasadena, California, USA

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

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