Check out the list of notable New York University (NYU) alumni. Some of the notable New York University students are Elizabeth Olsen, Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway and Adam Sandler.

Apart from its great reputation, the fact that it is situated in one of the world’s best cities, makes ‘New York University’ a favorite among students from all over the world. Popular magazines like ‘U.S News & World Report’ and ‘Times Higher Education’ have rated ‘New York University’ as one among the 35 top educational institutions in the world. Apart from two additional campuses at Shanghai and Abu Dhabi, several academic centers of the University are situated in cities like Madrid, Buenos Aires, Washington D.C and London. Many graduates of New York University have bagged the prestigious Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Prize and even Academy Award honors. Of course, the university is known for imparting education of impeccable quality, but there’s another reason why NYU is popular – its notable alumni. Some of the students who spent their academic years at ‘New York University’ are legendary filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen, Hollywood actresses Angelina Jolie and Anna Hathaway as well as pop icon Lady Gaga. Martin Scorsese is undoubtedly one of the greatest icons of cinema who has produced outstanding movies like ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Departed’, ‘The Aviator’ and ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie has not just impressed the masses with her acting skills, but has also been praised for being socially responsible. Lady Gaga is the current poster girl of world music and has joined the league of several yesteryear greats like Michael Jackson and Madonna. Here’s a compilation consisting of the names of several noteworthy celebrities who have made New York University quite proud.
Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
(Actress)

16 February 1989

Sherman Oaks

American

Aquarius

Lady GagaLady Gaga
(Singer-songwriter)

28 March 1986

New York City

American

Aries

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
(Actress, Filmmaker, Activist)

04 June 1975

Los Angeles, California, U.S

American

Gemini

Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway
(Actress)

12 November 1982

Brooklyn

American

Scorpio

Haley Joel OsmentHaley Joel Osment
(Actor)

10 April 1988

Los Angeles, California, United States

American

Aries

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter and Film Producer)

09 September 1966

Brooklyn

American

Virgo

Bryce Dallas HowardBryce Dallas Howard
(American film actress)

02 March 1981

Los Angeles, California, U.S.

American

Pisces

Woody AllenWoody Allen

01 December 1935

The Bronx, New York City

American

Sagittarius

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
(Actor, Director & Producer)

23 July 1967

02 February 2014

Fairport, New York, U.S

American

Cancer

Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman

01 June 1937

Memphis

American

Gemini

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman
(Stand-up Comedian)

01 December 1970

Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Kristen BellKristen Bell
(Actress, Singer)

18 July 1980

Huntington Woods

American

Cancer

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
(Actor, Producer, Comedian)

03 April 1958

Amityville, New York, U.S.

American

Aries

Lucy LiuLucy Liu
(Actress)

02 December 1968

Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, United States

American

Sagittarius

John CusackJohn Cusack

28 June 1966

Evanston

American

Cancer

Ashley OlsenAshley Olsen

13 June 1986

Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.

American

Gemini

Dakota FanningDakota Fanning
(Actress)

23 February 1994

Conyers

American

Pisces

Meg RyanMeg Ryan
(Actress)

19 November 1961

Fairfield

American

Scorpio

Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei
(Actress)

04 December 1964

Brooklyn, New York, U.S

American

Sagittarius

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
(Co-Founder of Twitter)

19 November 1976

St. Louis

American

Scorpio

Michael C. HallMichael C. Hall
(Actor)

01 February 1971

Raleigh

American

Aquarius

Matthew Gray GublerMatthew Gray Gubler
(Actor, Director, Model, Painter)

09 March 1980

Las Vegas

American

Pisces

Colin PowellColin Powell
(65th United States Secretary of State)

05 April 1937

New York City

American

Aries

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier

20 February 1927

Miami, Florida, U.S.

Bahamian,American

Pisces

Rainn WilsonRainn Wilson
(Actor, Director, Writer, Art Collector)

20 January 1966

Seattle, Washington, U.S

American

Capricorn

Oliver StoneOliver Stone
(Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer)

15 September 1946

New York City

American

Virgo

J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger
(Writer)

01 January 1919

27 January 2010

New York City

American

Capricorn

Burt LancasterBurt Lancaster
(Actor)

02 November 1913

20 October 1994

Manhattan

American

Scorpio

Neil DiamondNeil Diamond
(Singer-songwriter)

24 January 1941

Brooklyn

American

Aquarius

Bill PaxtonBill Paxton

17 May 1955

25 February 2017

Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.

American

Taurus

Alan GreenspanAlan Greenspan

06 March 1926

New York City

American

Pisces

Suzanne CollinsSuzanne Collins
(Television writer)

10 August 1962

Hartford

American

Leo

Russell SimmonsRussell Simmons
(Founder of the hip-hop music label Def Jam)

04 October 1957

Queens, New York, United States

American

Libra

Jeremy PivenJeremy Piven
(Actor)

26 July 1965

Manhattan

American

Leo

Adam SavageAdam Savage
(Industrial designer)

15 July 1967

New York City

American

Cancer

Tom FordTom Ford

27 August 1961

Austin

American

Virgo

Ma Ying-jeouMa Ying-jeou
(President of Taiwan)

13 July 1950

Kwong Wah Hospital

Taiwanese

Cancer

Rudy GiulianiRudy Giuliani
(Former Mayor of New York City, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York)

28 May 1944

East Flatbush

American

Gemini

Jonas SalkJonas Salk
(Medical researcher)

28 October 1914

23 June 1995

New York City

American

Scorpio

Shimon PeresShimon Peres
(Former President of Israel)

02 August 1923

28 September 2016

Wiszniew, Poland

Israeli

Leo

Maria BartiromoMaria Bartiromo
(TV Journalist)

11 September 1967

Brooklyn

American

Virgo

John WatersJohn Waters
(Film Director, Comedian, Art Collector)

22 April 1946

Baltimore

American

Taurus

Molly ShannonMolly Shannon
(Comic Actress)

16 September 1964

Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S.

American

Virgo

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
(Novelist)

14 August 1947

New York City

American

Leo

Neil SimonNeil Simon
(Playwright & Screenwriter)

04 July 1927

The Bronx, New York, U.S.

American

Cancer

Sean HannitySean Hannity

30 December 1961

New York City

American

Capricorn

Howard CosellHoward Cosell

25 March 1918

23 April 1995

Winston-Salem

American

Aries

Amal AlamuddinAmal Alamuddin
(Lawyer, Activist)

03 February 1978

Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanese,British

Aquarius

Jack LordJack Lord
(Television actor)

30 December 1920

21 January 1998

Brooklyn

American

Capricorn

Joseph HellerJoseph Heller
(Novelist)

01 May 1923

12 December 1999

Brooklyn, New York

American

Taurus

Jerome RobbinsJerome Robbins
(Dance Choreographer)

11 October 1918

29 July 1998

Manhattan

American

Libra

Lillian HellmanLillian Hellman
(Dramatist and Screenwriter)

20 June 1905

30 June 1984

New Orleans, Louisiana

American

Gemini

Carson McCullersCarson McCullers

19 February 1917

29 September 1967

Columbus, Georgia, USA

American

Aquarius

Alvin TofflerAlvin Toffler
(Writer & Futurist)

04 October 1928

27 June 2016

New York

American

Libra

Fiorello H. La GuardiaFiorello H. La Guardia
(99th Mayor of New York City)

11 December 1882

20 September 1947

Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York, United States

American

Sagittarius

Mohamed ElBaradeiMohamed ElBaradei
(Former Director of IAEA & Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

17 June 1942

Cairo, Egypt

Egyptian

Gemini

Dylan Sprouse Dylan Sprouse
(Actor)

04 August 1992

Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

American

Leo

Fatima SiadFatima Siad
(Model)

17 December 1986

Mogadishu

Somali,Somalian

Sagittarius

Gertrude B. ElionGertrude B. Elion
(Biochemist, Pharmacologist)

23 January 1918

21 February 1999

New York City, New York, United States

American

Aquarius

Ad ReinhardtAd Reinhardt
(Abstract Painter)

24 December 1913

30 August 1967

Buffalo

American

Capricorn

George WaldGeorge Wald
(Scientist)

18 November 1906

12 April 1997

New York City, New York, United States

American

Scorpio

Frederick ReinesFrederick Reines
(Physicist)

16 March 1918

26 August 1998

Orange, California

American

Pisces

Rosalyn Sussman YalowRosalyn Sussman Yalow
(Medical Physicist)

19 July 1921

30 May 2011

New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Cancer

Chris ColumbusChris Columbus
(Director, Producer and Screenwriter)

10 September 1958

Spangler, Pennsylvania, U.S.

American

Virgo

Robert StoneRobert Stone

21 August 1937

Brooklyn

American

Leo

Henry TaubeHenry Taube
(Chemist)

30 November 1915

16 November 2005

Neudorf, Saskatchewan, Canada

Canadian,American

Sagittarius

OluchiOluchi Onweagba
(Fashion Model)

01 August 1982

Lagos, Nigeria

Nigerien

Leo

Julius AxelrodJulius Axelrod
(Biochemist)

30 May 1912

29 December 2004

New York, United States

American

Gemini

Emily Warren RoeblingEmily Warren Roebling
(Chief Engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge.)

23 September 1843

28 February 1903

Cold Spring

Virgo

Guillermo EndaraGuillermo Endara
(President of Panama)

12 May 1936

28 September 2009

Panama City

Panamanian

Taurus

Sean O’DonnellSean O’Donnell
(Instagram Star, Photographer, Model, Actor, Social Media Personality)

28 May 1996

New York

American

Gemini

Clifford ShullClifford Shull
(Physicist)

23 September 1915

31 March 2001

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

American

Virgo

Charles SimicCharles Simic
(Poet)

09 May 1938

Belgrade

American

Taurus

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
(Actress, Fashion Designer)

13 June 1986

Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States

American

Gemini

Christina Hoff SommersChristina Hoff Sommers
(Author, Philosopher)

28 September 1950

Petaluma, California, U.S.

American

Libra

Colin TrevorrowColin Trevorrow
(Film director, Screenwriter)

13 September 1976

San Francisco

American

Virgo

John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.
(Journalist, Lawyer, Writer, Publisher, Socialite)

25 November 1960

16 July 1999

Washington, D.C.

American

Sagittarius

Mark RonsonMark Ronson
(Singer, Disc jockey, Record producer, Composer)

04 September 1975

London

Virgo

Rick RubinRick Rubin
(Record producer, Musician, Screenwriter, Guitarist, Composer)

10 March 1963

Lido Beach

American

Pisces

John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo
(Actor, Voice actor, Playwright, Painter, Stage actor, Television actor)

22 July 1964

Bogota

Colombian,American

Cancer

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
(Actor, Playwright, Television actor, Stage actor)

14 February 1978

Grinnell

American

Aquarius

Chaz BonoChaz Bono
(Actor, LGBT rights activist, Songwriter)

04 March 1969

Los Angeles

American

Pisces

Jenna Bush HagerJenna Bush Hager
(Teacher, Correspondent, Writer, Children's writer)

25 November 1981

Dallas

American

Sagittarius

Vivek OberoiVivek Oberoi
(Actor, Screenwriter)

03 September 1976

Hyderabad

Indian

Virgo

Vince GilliganVince Gilligan
(Television producer, Screenwriter, Television director, Showrunner)

10 February 1967

Richmond

American

Aquarius

Paul VolckerPaul Volcker
(Economist, Banker)

05 September 1927

Cape May

American

Virgo

Rodney AlcalaRodney Alcala
(Serial killer)

23 August 1943

San Antonio

American

Leo

Talib KweliTalib Kweli
(Poet, Musician, Songwriter, Rapper, Singer)

03 October 1975

New York City

American

Libra

Bai LingBai Ling
(Actor, Soldier, Television actor, Model)

10 October 1966

Chengdu

American

Libra

Damon LindelofDamon Lindelof
(Screenwriter, Film producer)

24 April 1973

Teaneck

American

Taurus

Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
(Playwright, Political scientist, Historian of the modern age, Historian, Writer, University teacher, Pacifist, Journalist)

24 August 1922

27 January 2010

Brooklyn

American

Virgo

Demetri MartinDemetri Martin
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film actor, Television actor, Film score composer)

25 May 1973

Pennsylvania

American

Gemini

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
(Psychologist, Anthropologist, Sociologist, Non-fiction writer, University teacher)

15 February 1934

Washington, D.C.

Aquarius

Nancy GraceNancy Grace
(Journalist, Lawyer, Television presenter)

23 October 1959

Macon

American

Libra

Erich FrommErich Fromm
(Psychologist, Philosopher, University teacher, Non-fiction writer, Sociologist)

23 March 1900

18 March 1980

Frankfurt

German

Aries

Charles KushnerCharles Kushner
(Lawyer, Businessperson)

16 May 1954

Elizabeth

American

Taurus

John Harvey KelloggJohn Harvey Kellogg
(Physician, Nutritionist)

26 February 1852

14 December 1943

Tyrone Township, Livingston County, Michigan

American

Pisces

Martha NussbaumMartha Nussbaum
(Philosopher, Writer, University teacher)

06 May 1947

New York City

American

Taurus

Nastia LiukinNastia Liukin
(Artistic gymnast)

30 October 1989

Moscow

American

Scorpio

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