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List Rules People 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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Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Actor Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, she initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as ...more

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Malin Åkerman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Television producer, Model, Actor Malin Maria Åkerman is a Swedish Canadian actress, model and singer. She is best known as an actress, first making appearances in several Canadian productions. In the early 2000s, she had ...more

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Laura Vandervoort is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Actor Laura Dianne Vandervoort is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Sadie Harrison in the Canadian TV series Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun Killer" Cogan in the sci-fi ...more

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Jay Manuel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Art Director, Model, Photographer Jay Manuel is a Canadian American make-up artist. He is most recognizable as the director of photo shoots on the popular reality television show America's Next Top Model. Manuel is also the host ...more

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Scott Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter Scott Thompson is a Canadian television actor and comedian, best known for his time as a member of the comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall.

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Rachel Perry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Rachel Perry is a Canadian TV personality working in the United States. The former MuchMusic VJ is the host of All Access on VH1, and is the narrator for Web Junk 20, and the host of "The ...more

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Thea Gill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Actor, Singer Thea Louise Gill is a Canadian actress best known for her starring role as Lindsay Peterson in the Showtime television series Queer as Folk.

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Shyam Selvadurai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Novelist, Writer Shyam Selvadurai is a Sri Lankan Canadian novelist who wrote Funny Boy, which won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and Cinnamon Gardens. He currently lives in Toronto with his partner ...more

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Bruce LaBruce is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Pornographic actor, Bassist, Film Producer Bruce LaBruce is a Canadian writer, filmmaker, photographer and underground adult director based in Toronto, Ontario. His films explore themes of sexual and interpersonal transgression against ...more

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Daniel David Moses is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Writer, Playwright Daniel David Moses is a First Nations poet and playwright from Canada. Moses, of Delaware descent, was born in Ohsweken, Ontario, and raised on a farm on the Six Nations of the Grand River. He ...more

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Melyssa Ford is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Fashion Model, Actor Melyssa Savannah Ford is a Canadian video model and actress. She attended York University and studied in the field of forensic psychology. Ford's father is Afro-Barbadian and her mother is ...more

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Scott Speedman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Actor Robert Scott Speedman, better known as Scott Speedman, is a Canadian film and television actor. He is best known for playing Ben Covington in the coming-of-age drama television series Felicity ...more

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Steve MacLean is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Physicist, Astronaut Steven Glenwood MacLean FRCGS is a Canadian astronaut. He was the President of the Canadian Space Agency, from September 1, 2008 to February 1, 2013. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and is ...more

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Trish Stratus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Wrestler, Model Patricia Anne Stratigeas is a Canadian retired professional wrestler, former fitness model, and fitness guru, actress and television personality, better known by her stage name and former ring ...more

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Spencer Rice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter Spencer Nolan "Spenny" Rice is a Canadian writer, director, producer, musician and comedian. He was the co-star of Kenny vs. Spenny along with Kenny Hotz.

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Ian Scott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Politician Ian Gilmour Scott, OC was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1985 to 1992 who represented the downtown Toronto ridings of St. ...more

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Sergio Marchionne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Accountant, Businessperson Sergio Marchionne is an Italian-Canadian executive widely known for his turnaround of the Italian automotive group Fiat and, more recently, for managing the US automotive group Chrysler from ...more

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Orville Lloyd Douglas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Journalist, Writer Orville Lloyd Douglas is a Canadian, essayist, poet, and writer.

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Henry Czerny is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Actor Henry Czerny is a Canadian film, stage and television actor, best known for his role as Conrad Grayson on the ABC primetime soap opera Revenge. He has received Theatre World Award and two Gemini ...more

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Victoria Pratt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Model, Author, Actor Victoria Ainsle Pratt is a Canadian actress and fitness model. Her television roles include Xena: Warrior Princess, Cleopatra 2525, Mutant X, and Day Break.

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Belinda Stronach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Philanthropist Belinda Caroline Stronach, PC is a Canadian businesswoman, philanthropist and politician. She was a Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons from 2004 to 2008. Originally elected as ...more

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Stacey Farber is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Actor Stacey Anne Farber is a Canadian actress who is best known for playing Eleanor "Ellie" Nash in seasons 2 through 7 of the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. In May 2008, ...more

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John Tory is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Lobbyist John Howard Tory OOnt is a Canadian politician, the 65th and current mayor of Toronto. After a successful career as a lawyer, political strategist, and businessman, Tory ran as a mayoral ...more

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Conrad Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Publisher, Businessperson, Investor Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, KSG is a Canadian-born British former newspaper publisher and writer. Black controlled Hollinger International, once the world's third-largest ...more

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Gordon O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous York University Alumni
Soldier, Consultant Gordon James O'Connor, PC OMM CD MP is a retired Brigadier-General, businessman, lobbyist, and current Canadian Member of Parliament. He was a cabinet minister from 2006 until his demotion in ...more