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Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 150.3k views90 items

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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  • 1
    Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Will Ferrell

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age53

    BirthplaceIrvine, California, United States of America

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

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  • 2
    Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Robert Zemeckis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Robert Zemeckis

    Pilot, Television director

    Age68

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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

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  • 4
    Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Tom Selleck

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age75

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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

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  • 5
    George Lucas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    George Lucas

    Television producer, Entrepreneur

    Age76

    BirthplaceModesto, California, USA

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

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  • 6
    O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    O. J. Simpson

    Film Producer, Actor

    Age73

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

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

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  • 7
    Ron Howard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Ron Howard

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age66

    BirthplaceDuncan, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard first... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Forest Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Forest Whitaker

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age59

    BirthplaceLongview, Texas, United States of America

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

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  • 9
    Judd Apatow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Judd Apatow

    Television director, Comedian

    Age52

    BirthplaceFlushing, New York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • 10
    Laura Dern is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Laura Dern

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age53

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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

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  • 11
    Daryl Hannah is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Daryl Hannah

    Activist, Businessperson

    Age59

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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

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

    Spencer Pratt

    TV Personality

    Age37

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

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

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  • 13
    Don Weis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    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.
  • 14
    Kelly Preston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Kelly Preston

    Model, Actor

    Age57

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    Kelly Kamalelehua Smith (October 13, 1962 - July 12, 2020), better known by her stage name... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    John Wayne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Whitney Port is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Whitney Port

    Fashion designer, Designer

    Age30

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

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

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

    Joe Francis

    Entrepreneur

    Age47

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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

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  • 18
    Charles Braverman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Charles Braverman

    Television director, Television producer

    Age76

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    Charles "Chuck" Dell Braverman (born March 3, 1944 in Los Angeles, California) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Rob Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Rob Kardashian

    Socialite, Model

    Age33

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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

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  • 20
    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...
  • 21
    Brody Jenner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Brody Jenner

    Television presenter, Television producer

    Age37

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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

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  • 22
    Cybill Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Cybill Shepherd

    Activist, Television producer

    Age70

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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

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  • 23
    Nick Lachey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Nick Lachey

    Songwriter, Television producer

    Age46

    BirthplaceHarlan, Kentucky, USA

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

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  • 24
    Matthew Weiner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Matthew Weiner

    Television director, Television producer

    Age55

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Matthew Hoffman Weiner () (born June 29, 1965) is an American writer, producer, director,... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Sophia Bush is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Southern California Alumni

    Sophia Bush

    Spokesperson, Television director

    Age38

    BirthplacePasadena, California, USA

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