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Famous York University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 13.2k views251 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to York University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from York University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from York University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished York University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended York University 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 York University.

This list below has a variety of graduates, like Angelina Jolie and Lady Gaga, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to York University?” and “Which celebrities are York University alumni?”
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  • 1
    Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Age37

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    Rachel Anne McAdams (born November 17, 1978) is a Canadian actress and activist. After... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Malin Åkerman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Malin Åkerman

    Television producer, Model

    Age37

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Malin Maria Åkerman (born 12 May 1978) is a Swedish-American actress, model and singer. Born... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Laura Vandervoort is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Age36

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Laura Dianne Vandervoort (born September 22, 1984) is a Canadian actress. She is best known... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Jay Manuel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Jay Manuel

    Art Director, Model

    Age48

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Illinois, United States of America

    Jay Manuel (born August 14, 1972) is an American-born Canadian TV host, Creative Director and... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Scott Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Scott Thompson

    Comedian, Film Producer

    Age61

    BirthplaceNorth Bay, Canada

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  • 6
    Rachel Perry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous York University Alumni
    Rachel Perry (born January 20, 1976) is a Canadian- born TV personality working in the United... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Thea Gill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Thea Gill

    Actor, Singer

    Age50

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Thea Louise Gill (; born April 5, 1970) is a Canadian actress best known for her starring role... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Shyam Selvadurai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Shyam Selvadurai

    Novelist, Writer

    Age55

    BirthplaceColombo, Sri Lanka

    Shyam Selvadurai (born 12 February 1965) is a Sri Lankan Canadian novelist who wrote Funny Boy... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Daniel David Moses is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Daniel David Moses

    Writer, Playwright

    Age68

    BirthplaceOhsweken, Ontario, Canada

    Daniel David Moses (born February 18, 1952) is a First Nations poet and playwright from... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Melyssa Ford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Melyssa Ford

    Fashion Model, Actor

    Age43

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Melyssa Savannah Ford (born November 7, 1976) is a Canadian media personality, actress, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Scott Speedman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Age45

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Robert Scott Speedman (born September 1, 1975) is a British-Canadian film and television... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Steve MacLean is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Steve MacLean

    Physicist, Astronaut

    Age65

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Steven Glenwood MacLean (born December 14, 1954) is a Canadian astronaut. He was the... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Trish Stratus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Trish Stratus

    Wrestler, Model

    Age44

    Patricia Anne Stratigeas (; born December 18, 1975) better known by her wrestling stage name... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Spencer Rice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Spencer Rice

    Television director, Television producer

    Age58

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Spencer Nolan "Spenny" Rice (born April 14, 1963) is a Canadian writer, director, producer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Ian Scott is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Ian Scott

    Politician

    AgeDec. at 72 (1934-2006)

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Ian Gilmour Scott, (July 13, 1934 – October 10, 2006) was a Canadian politician and lawyer in... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Sergio Marchionne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Sergio Marchionne

    Accountant, Businessperson

    Age68

    BirthplaceChieti, Italy

    Sergio Marchionne (Italian: [ˈsɛrdʒo marˈkjɔnne]; June 17, 1952 – July 25, 2018) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Orville Lloyd Douglas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Orville Lloyd Douglas

    Journalist, Writer

    Age44

    Orville Lloyd Douglas (born September 26, 1976) is a Canadian essayist, poet and writer.
  • 18
    Henry Czerny is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Age61

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Henry Czerny ( CHAIR-nee; born February 8, 1959) is a Canadian film, stage and television... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Victoria Pratt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Victoria Pratt

    Model, Author

    Age49

    BirthplaceChesley, Ontario, Canada

    Victoria Ainslie Pratt (born December 18, 1970) is a Canadian actress, author, and fitness... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Belinda Stronach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Belinda Stronach

    Businessperson, Politician

    Age54

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

    Belinda Caroline Stronach, (born May 2, 1966) is a Canadian businesswoman, philanthropist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Stacey Farber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Age33

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Stacey Farber (born August 25, 1987) is a Canadian actress. She is known for playing Ellie... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    John Tory is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    John Tory

    Businessperson, Politician

    Age66

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    John Howard Tory, (listen; born May 28, 1954) is a Canadian politician serving as the 65th... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Conrad Black is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Conrad Black

    Publisher, Businessperson

    Age76

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, KCSG (born August 25, 1944), is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Gordon O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Gordon O'Connor

    Soldier, Consultant

    Age81

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Gordon James O'Connor, (born May 18, 1939) is a retired Brigadier-General, businessman,... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Tim Crane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous York University Alumni

    Tim Crane

    Educator, Philosopher

    Age58

    Timothy Martin "Tim" Crane is a philosopher who works mostly on the philosophy of mind and... more on Wikipedia
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