Brandeis University

Discover the notable alumni of Brandeis University. The list includes people like Angela Davis, Debra Messing, Tyne Daly, Thomas Friedman & Christie Hefner. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, intellectuals & academics, scientists, media personalities and engineers etc.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Debra Messing

Debra Messing
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Famous As: Actresses
Birthdate: August 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 2 Angela Davis

Angela Davis
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: January 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham

 3 Abbie Hoffman

Abbie Hoffman
11
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Anti-War Activist, Social activist
Birthdate: November 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 12, 1989

 4 Tony Goldwyn

Tony Goldwyn
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 20, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 5 Tyne Daly

Tyne Daly
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 6 Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 7 Christie Hefner

Christie Hefner
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Former CEO of Playboy
Birthdate: November 8, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wilmette, Illinois, United States
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 8 Gates McFadden

Gates McFadden
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 9 Louise Lasser

Louise Lasser
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 10 Leslie Lamport

Leslie Lamport
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Computer scientist, Programmer, Engineer, Writer
Birthdate: February 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City

 11 Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman
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Famous As: Journalist & Author
Birthdate: July 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN

 12 Jeffrey Lurie

Jeffrey Lurie
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Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: September 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 13 Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States

 14 Sidney Blumenthal

Sidney Blumenthal
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago

 15 Robin Weigert

Robin Weigert
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 16 Alexander Gould

Alexander Gould
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 17 Marta Kauffman

Marta Kauffman
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

 18 Karen Lynn Gorney

Karen Lynn Gorney
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 19 Steven Culp

Steven Culp
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 3, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Jolla, California, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 20 Patricia Hill Collins

Patricia Hill Collins
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Famous As: Philosopher, Sociologist, University teacher, American Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Book Award
Birthdate: May 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia

 21 Barry Newman

Barry Newman
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: November 7, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 22 Kathy Acker

Kathy Acker
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: November 30, 1997

 23 Jack Abramoff

Jack Abramoff
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Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: February 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

 24 Veronica Taylor

Veronica Taylor
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Famous As: Voice Actress
Birthdate: December 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 25 Paul L. Smith

Paul L. Smith
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Everett, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 25, 2012
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 26 Allan Lichtman

Allan Lichtman
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: April 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brownsville, New York, United States

 27 Jerry Douglas

Jerry Douglas
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warren, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 28 Gary David Goldberg

Gary David Goldberg
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Famous As: Writer, Television producer
Birthdate: June 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 22, 2013

 29 Sam Shankland

Sam Shankland
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: October 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

 30 Fatema Mernissi

Fatema Mernissi
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: September 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fes, Morocco
Died: November 30, 2015

 31 Ha Jin

Ha Jin
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: China

 32 Jon Landau

Jon Landau
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: record producer, music critic, talent manager, composer, journalist
Birthdate: May 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: United States of America

 33 Elaine Showalter

Elaine Showalter
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Famous As: Literary critic
Birthdate: January 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 34 Seyla Benhabib

Seyla Benhabib
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Famous As: Philosopher, Writer
Birthdate: September 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

 35 Geir Haarde

Geir Haarde
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 23rd Prime Minister of Iceland
Birthdate: April 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 36 Arjun Appadurai

Arjun Appadurai
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Famous As: anthropologist, sociologist
Birthdate: February 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mumbai

 37 George Saitoti

George Saitoti
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maasailand, Kenya
Died: June 10, 2012

 38 Allen Grossman

Allen Grossman
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: June 27, 2014

 39 Oscar Handlin

Oscar Handlin
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: September 29, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 20, 2011

 40 James Miller

James Miller
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Famous As: Writer, Philologist
Birthdate: February 28, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 41 Bernard Coard

Bernard Coard
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of Grenada (14 October 1983 – 19 October 1983)
Birthdate: August 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Victoria, Grenada

 42 Haile Menkerios

Haile Menkerios
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Diplomat who has served as the Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU)
Birthdate: October 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Eritrea

 43 Aafia Siddiqui

Aafia Siddiqui
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: March 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 44 Malidoma Patrice Somé

Malidoma Patrice Somé
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: West African writer and workshop leader, primarily in the field of spirituality
Birthdate: 1956 AD
Birthplace: Dano, Burkina Faso

 45 Esther Rome

Esther Rome
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 8, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Norwich, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 24, 1995