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Famous York University Alumni

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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?”
  • Rachel McAdams1


    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

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

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  • Malin Åkerman2

    Malin Åkerman

    Television producer, Model


    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

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

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  • Laura Vandervoort3


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

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

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  • Jay Manuel4

    Jay Manuel

    Art Director, Model


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Illinois, United States of America

    Jay Manuel (born August 14, 1972) is an American-born Canadian TV host, Creative Director and...  more
  • Scott Thompson5

    Scott Thompson

    Comedian, Film Producer


    BirthplaceNorth Bay, Canada

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  • Rachel Perry6
    Rachel Perry (born January 20, 1976) is a Canadian- born TV personality working in the United...  more
  • Thea Gill7

    Thea Gill

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Thea Louise Gill (; born April 5, 1970) is a Canadian actress best known for her starring role...  more
  • Shyam Selvadurai8

    Shyam Selvadurai

    Novelist, Writer


    BirthplaceColombo, Sri Lanka

    Shyam Selvadurai (born 12 February 1965) is a Sri Lankan Canadian novelist who wrote Funny Boy...  more
  • Daniel David Moses9

    Daniel David Moses

    Writer, Playwright


    BirthplaceOhsweken, Ontario, Canada

    Daniel David Moses (born February 18, 1952) is a First Nations poet and playwright from...  more
  • Melyssa Ford10

    Melyssa Ford

    Fashion Model, Actor


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Melyssa Savannah Ford (born November 7, 1976) is a Canadian media personality, actress, and...  more
  • Scott Speedman11


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Robert Scott Speedman (born September 1, 1975) is a British-Canadian film and television...  more
  • Steve MacLean12

    Steve MacLean

    Physicist, Astronaut


    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Steven Glenwood MacLean (born December 14, 1954) is a Canadian astronaut. He was the...  more
  • Trish Stratus13

    Trish Stratus

    Wrestler, Model


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

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  • Spencer Rice14

    Spencer Rice

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Spencer Nolan "Spenny" Rice (born April 14, 1963) is a Canadian writer, director, producer,...  more
  • Ian Scott15

    Ian Scott


    AgeDec. at 72 (1934-2006)

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Ian Gilmour Scott, (July 13, 1934 – October 10, 2006) was a Canadian politician and lawyer in...  more
  • Sergio Marchionne16

    Sergio Marchionne

    Accountant, Businessperson


    BirthplaceChieti, Italy

    Sergio Marchionne (Italian: [ˈsɛrdʒo marˈkjɔnne]; June 17, 1952 – July 25, 2018) was an...  more
  • Orville Lloyd Douglas17

    Orville Lloyd Douglas

    Journalist, Writer


    Orville Lloyd Douglas (born September 26, 1976) is a Canadian essayist, poet and writer....  more
  • Henry Czerny18


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Henry Czerny ( CHAIR-nee; born February 8, 1959) is a Canadian film, stage and television...  more
  • Victoria Pratt19

    Victoria Pratt

    Model, Author


    BirthplaceChesley, Ontario, Canada

    Victoria Ainslie Pratt (born December 18, 1970) is a Canadian actress, author, and fitness...  more
  • Belinda Stronach20

    Belinda Stronach

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

    Belinda Caroline Stronach, (born May 2, 1966) is a Canadian businesswoman, philanthropist and...  more
  • Stacey Farber21


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Stacey Farber (born August 25, 1987) is a Canadian actress. She is known for playing Ellie...  more
  • John Tory22

    John Tory

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    John Howard Tory, (listen; born May 28, 1954) is a Canadian politician serving as the 65th...  more
  • Conrad Black23

    Conrad Black

    Publisher, Businessperson


    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, KCSG (born August 25, 1944), is a...  more
  • Gordon O'Connor24

    Gordon O'Connor

    Soldier, Consultant


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Gordon James O'Connor, (born May 18, 1939) is a retired Brigadier-General, businessman,...  more
  • Tim Crane25

    Tim Crane

    Educator, Philosopher


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