Boston College Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of Boston College. The list includes people like Amy Poehler, Leonard Nimoy, Kofi Kingston, Elisabeth Hasselbeck & Stephen F. Lynch. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as sportspersons, film & theater personalities, leaders, fashion and miscellaneous etc.
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Kofi Kingston
(Only African-Born World Champion in WWE History)
Kofi Kingston
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
Ghanaian-American wrestler Kofi Kingston plays for the WWE brand Raw. He was initially known as Kofi Nahaje Kingston and used his Jamaican identity in the wrestling circuit, but later began to be billed from Ghana. The 13-time Tag Team Champion has also won the Intercontinental and U.S. championships.
 2 
Amy Poehler
(Actress, Comedian)
Amy Poehler
44
Birthdate: September 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States

The co-founder of Upright Citizens Brigade, an improvisational-comedy troupe, Amy Poehler went on to utilize her comedic skills to establish herself as a prominent Hollywood personality. Over the years, she has played a crucial role in enhancing the popularity of American television, for which she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 3 
Matt Ryan
(American Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback)
Matt Ryan
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Exton, Pennsylvania, United States

NFL quarterback Matt Ryan, also known as "Matty-Ice,” plays for the Atlanta Falcons. He was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2008 and the NFL MVP in 2016. His $150 million extension with the team in 2018 made him the highest-paid NFL player back then.

 4 
Chris O'Donnell
(Actor)
Chris O'Donnell
6
Birthdate: June 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 5 
Doug Flutie
(American football player)
Doug Flutie
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manchester, Maryland, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 6 
Nancy Carell
(Actress, Comedian, and Writer)
Nancy Carell
11
Birthdate: July 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cohasset, Massachusetts, United States
Nancy Carell is best known for her stint on the shows Saturday Night Live, The Office, and The Daily Show. She created the comedy series Angie Tribeca, along with her husband, Steve Carell. She also lent her voice to the character Helen Goode in the animated series The Goode Family.
 7 
Luke Kuechly
(American Football player)
Luke Kuechly
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 8 
Joe Bastianich
(Restaurateur & Winemaker Who Co-owns 30 Restaurants in Four Countries)
Joe Bastianich
7
Birthdate: September 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States
Restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich co-owns 30 restaurants across four countries, with his mother, Lidia Bastianich. His ventures include the Michelin-star-rated Babbo and the Pizzeria brand of eateries in Los Angeles. He has been a judge on the MasterChef franchise and has also authored several cookbooks and a bestselling autobiography.
 9 
Eric Nam
(Singer-Songwriter and Television Personality)
Eric Nam
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Korean-American pop singer Eric Nam gained fame with his YouTube covers and soon appeared on Birth of a Great Star 2. Named to Forbes’s 30 Under 30 Asia 2017, he also earned GQ’s 2016 Man of The Year tag. He is best known for his phenomenal debut EP, Cloud 9.
 10 
Matt Hasselbeck
(Football player)
Matt Hasselbeck
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 11 
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
(Television Personality and Former Co-Host on the ABC Daytime Talk Show ‘The View’)
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
9
Birthdate: May 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island, United States

Retired TV personality and talk show host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, first gained fame as a contestant on the American version of the TV show, Survivor, in 2001. In the ensuing years, she became a co-host on the daytime talk show, The View, which further added to her popularity and earned her a  Daytime Emmy Award. She is also a published author.

 12 
Bonnie Somerville
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Roles in the TV Series: ‘Friends’, ‘NYPD Blue’ and ‘Grosse Pointe’)
Bonnie Somerville
5
Birthdate: February 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Bonnie Somerville is best known as Mona from the sitcom Friends and as Christa Lorenson from Code Black. She has also played significant roles in series such as NYPD Blue, Kitchen Confidential, and Golden Boy. She has also sung for the charity cover band Band from TV.
 13 
Brian Flores
(American football coach)
Brian Flores
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Tip O'Neill
(The 47th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1977 to 1987))
Tip O'Neill
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 9, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 5, 1994
 15 
Kerry Kennedy
(American Lawyer, Author and Human Rights Activist)
Kerry Kennedy
8
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

The daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy serves as a human rights activist. She is the president of a non-profit organization called Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, which advocates human rights. Over the years, Kerry Kennedy has worked in over 60 countries on various human rights issues like child labor, ethnic violence, indigenous land rights, and freedom of expression.

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A. J. Dillon
(American Football player)
A. J. Dillon
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New London, Connecticut, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Reggie Jackson
(Basketball player)
Reggie Jackson
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pordenone, Italy
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 18 
Kenny Florian
(American Mixed Martial Artist)
Kenny Florian
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westwood, Massachusetts, United States

Kenny Florian is an American former mixed martial artist who competed in the UFC. Florian took part in four different weight classes, becoming only one of the two fighters to do so in the history of the UFC. Florian is regarded as one of the best competitors to have never won a UFC Championship. He currently works as a commentator.

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John Connolly
(Intelligence agent, Criminal)
John Connolly
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 20 
Maeve Kennedy McKean
(Lawyer)
Maeve Kennedy McKean
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 2, 2020
 21 
Greg Poehler
(Actor & Comedian)
Greg Poehler
1
Birthdate: October 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 22 
Johnny Gaudreau
(American Professional Ice Hockey Winger)
Johnny Gaudreau
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salem, New Jersey, United States

Johnny Gaudreau, or Johnny Hockey, is the son of Guy Gaudreau and had learned playing ice hockey by following a trail of Skittles candy at the ice arena his father headed. Now part of the NHL team Calgary Flames, he has also won a gold at the World Junior Championships.

 23 
Bill Romanowski
(American Footballer)
Bill Romanowski
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vernon, Connecticut, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 24 
Brian Leetch
(American Former Professional Ice Hockey Defenseman)
Brian Leetch
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 25 
Mike Capuano
(Politician)
Mike Capuano
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
 26 
John L. Sullivan
(Boxer recognized as the first heavyweight champion of gloved boxing)
John L. Sullivan
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 2, 1918
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Joseph Shea
(Special agent)
Joseph Shea
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 20, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 4, 2005
 28 
Tom McCarthy
(Film director)
Tom McCarthy
1
Birthdate: June 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 29 
Bruce Pearl
(Basketball coach)
Bruce Pearl
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
 30 
Evan Ryan
(Diplomat)
Evan Ryan
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
 31 
Maile Flanagan
(Actor, Television actor, Stage actor)
Maile Flanagan
4
Birthdate: May 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Honolulu
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Tim Hasselbeck
(Football player)
Tim Hasselbeck
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 33 
Ed Markey
(Politician)
Ed Markey
18
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 11, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 34 
Cameron Esposito
(Stand-up Comedian)
Cameron Esposito
10
Birthdate: October 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Harry Markopolos
(American Whistleblower and Financial Fraud Investigator)
Harry Markopolos
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

Harry Markopolos is an American financial fraud and forensic accounting investigator. A former securities industry executive, Markopolos is best known for his investigation that exposed Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme much before the latter's arrest in 2008. Harry Markopolos later penned No One Would Listen as he was initially ignored by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Gina Lopez
(Philippine Environmental Activist Who Fought against Destructive Mining)
Gina Lopez
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: August 19, 2019

Philippine environmental activist and philanthropist Gina Lopez is remembered for her relentless fight against hazardous and destructive mining practices. She had led the ABS-CBN Foundation and had chaired the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission. She had also served as the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines.

 37 
Chris Herren
(Basketball player)
Chris Herren
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 38 
John Bosa
(American football player)
John Bosa
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Keene, New Hampshire, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 39 
Alex Foxen
(American Poker Player)
Alex Foxen
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States
 40 
Damien Woody
(American Football Player)
Damien Woody
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beaverdam, Virginia, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 41 
Denis O’Brien
(Entrepreneur)
Denis O’Brien
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Republic of Ireland

Irish media magnate Denis O’Brien, the owner of Communicorp and Digicel, got his first lessons in salesmanship from his father, who was pharma salesman. While in school, he excelled in rugby. Named one of the World's Top 200 Billionaires in 2015, he owns a philanthropic foundation, too.

 42 
Clinton Kelly
(Reality Star as Co-host on the Show What Not to Wear)
Clinton Kelly
0
Birthdate: February 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 43 
Megan Keller
(American Ice Hockey Defensemen)
Megan Keller
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Farmington, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 44 
Lisa Lampanelli
(Stand-up Comedians)
Lisa Lampanelli
6
Birthdate: July 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Trumbull, Connecticut, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 45 
Alexandra Carpenter
(American Ice Hockey Forward)
Alexandra Carpenter
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: North Reading, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 46 
Mike Mayock
(Former American Football Player and General Manager of the 'Las Vegas Raiders' of the National Football League)
Mike Mayock
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Initially an Emmy-nominated NFL analyst, Mike Mayock is now the third general manager of the NFL team Las Vegas Raiders. He has also previously played for teams such as the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants. He had also worked in the commercial real estate market for 18 years.

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Jennifer Welter
(American Football Player, American Football Coach)
Jennifer Welter
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 48 
Amanda Hearst
(American Socialite, Activist, Fashion Model and Heiress)
Amanda Hearst
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 49 
Will Blackmon
(American football player)
Will Blackmon
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Kevin Hayes
(American Professional Ice Hockey Player)
Kevin Hayes
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Boston College also referred to as the BC is one of the most popular Jesuit Catholic research university found in the one of the most beautiful places in the world, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. With over 9,100 full-time undergraduates and close to 5,000 graduate students making it one of the most sought after institutions in the world. Apart from offering fantastic education to their students, this reputed institution also has one of the best sports team in the world. Their sports team is called, ‘Eagles’ and the color they represent are, maroon and gold. As per the reliable ‘U.S. News & World Report’, the Boston College has been ranked 31st among the world’s best institutions offering one of the best undergraduate programs. It has also been regarded as the ‘R1: Highest Research Activity’ establishment, by the ‘Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’. Being the 40th largest university in North America, Bosto9n University is a dream institution of tons of student, who dream to graduate from this place. The Boston College has done its bit in giving the society the best in the world. The alumni of the Boston College have set all new standards for hard work and dedication. They are living examples of everything that the world needs from the youth of today. Some of the notable alumni of the Boston College are, American footballer, Doug Flutie or the American politician, John Kerry or the beautiful actress Amy Poehler.This list of notable Boston College alumni is based on the individual’s achievements and fame. We are quite certain that you will be surprised by some of the notable Boston College alumni who made it to this list.