California State University, Northridge

Discover the notable alumni of California State University, Northridge. The list includes people like Phil Hartman, Alyson Hannigan, Paula Abdul, Jillian Michaels & Anita Sarkeesian. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, media personalities, musicians, singers and fashion etc.
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 1 
Phil Hartman
(Former Member of the Comedy Group 'The Groundlings' and 'Saturday Night Live', Co-writer of 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure')
Phil Hartman
29
Birthdate: September 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brantford, Canada
Died: May 28, 1998

Phil Hartman was a Canadian-American actor and comedian. He is credited with helping Paul Reubens develop his famous character, Pee-wee Herman, as part of his contribution to the popular comedy group The Groundlings. After he was murdered in 1998, Hartman was honored with several awards. In 2015, Rolling Stone named him one of the greatest Saturday Night Live cast members.

 2 
Eva Longoria
(Actress and Producer Known for Her Role as ‘Gabrielle Solis’ on the ABC TV Series ‘Desperate Housewives’)
Eva Longoria
51
Birthdate: March 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

Mexican-American actress, producer and director, Eva Longoria gained global recognition after portraying Gabrielle Solis in the ABC’s hit series Desperate Housewives. Prior to this, she was also a part of the popular series, The Young and the Restless. A multitalented personality, Eva has also been a face of L'Oreal Paris, has written a cookbook and participates in numerous philanthropic activities.

 3 
Alyson Hannigan
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother' & the 'American Pie' Film Series)
Alyson Hannigan
34
Birthdate: March 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Alyson Hannigan is one of the most recognized celebrities, thanks to her role in the popular sitcom How I Met Your Mother and her role in one of the most popular sex comedy film series of all time - American Pie. She has been presenting the television show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, since 2016.

 4 
Florence Griffith Joyner
(Former Sprinter Who Won Gold Medal in 1988 Olympics)
Florence Griffith Joyner
56
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 21, 1998

Legendary American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner is still regarded as the fastest woman in the world. Her world records in both the 100m and 200m categories have still not been broken. The three-time Olympic gold medal winner was also known for her six-inch nails and her unconventional outfits.

 5 
Paula Abdul
(Her Album 'Forever Your Girl' was One of The Most Successful Albums in 1988)
Paula Abdul
35
Birthdate: June 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Fernando, California, United States

Starting her career as a cheerleader, Paula Abdul went on to choreograph music videos for Janet Jackson. She then tried her hand at singing-songwriting and released a highly successful debut studio album. Also an award-winning actress, Paula was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has also appeared in TV shows like American Idol.

 6 
Debra Winger
(Best Known for Her Academy Award Nominated Films 'An Officer and a Gentleman', 'Terms of Endearment' and 'Shadowlands')
Debra Winger
22
Birthdate: May 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cleveland Heights

Initially an aspiring criminologist, Debra Winger vowed to pursue her dream of acting after a major accident. The 3-time Academy Award-nominated actor soared to fame with films such as An Officer and a Gentleman and Shadowlands. She also delivered an Emmy-nominated role in the TV movie Dawn Anna.

 7 
Jenna Elfman
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Dharma’ on the ABC Sitcom ‘Dharma & Greg’)
Jenna Elfman
18
Birthdate: September 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Jenna Elfman is best known for her Golden Globe-winning performance as Dharma Montgomery in the series Dharma and Greg. She has also amazed audiences in the movie Keeping the Faith and the series Courting Alex, Accidentally on Purpose, and Fear the Walking Dead. She is a follower of Scientology.
 8 
Morris Chestnut
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Ricky’ in the Film ‘Boyz n the Hood’)
Morris Chestnut
21
Birthdate: January 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cerritos, California, United States

Actor Morris Chestnut is best known for his role in the film Boyz n the Hood. Beginning his career as a young man, he appeared in a few TV shows before venturing into films. He steadily evolved as an actor and went on to co-star alongside major actors in big-budget films. He has co-authored a book on health and fitness.

 9 
Teri Garr
(Actress & Comedian)
Teri Garr
18
Birthdate: December 11, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lakewood, Ohio, United States

Teri Garr is best known for her Academy Award-nominated role of Sandra Lester in Tootsie. Fans also loved her in Mr. Mom, One from the Heart, and After Hours. After revealing her long struggle with multiple sclerosis, she began raising awareness about the condition and retired from acting.

 10 
Cheech Marin
(Comedian)
Cheech Marin
6
Birthdate: July 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 11 
Robert Englund
(Actor)
Robert Englund
7
Birthdate: June 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Eve Plumb
(Actress)
Eve Plumb
7
Birthdate: April 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 13 
Andy Summers
(Guitarist)
Andy Summers
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England, UK
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 14 
Wendi Deng Murdoch
(Entrepreneur and Investor)
Wendi Deng Murdoch
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jinan, China

Chinese-born American entrepreneur, investor, and movie producer, Wendi Deng Murdoch, is an alumnus of Yale University. She is a co-founder of the online platform Artsy and was an advisor for MySpace's China operation. She was once married to media mogul Rupert Murdoch. She produced the Netflix documentary Sky Ladder that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016.

 15 
Katie Hill
(Former United States Representative)
Katie Hill
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States
 16 
Mia St. John
(Boxer)
Mia St. John
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 17 
Jillian Michaels
(Personal Trainer)
Jillian Michaels
7
Birthdate: February 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 18 
Ana Kasparian
(Political Commentator, Journalist and Host of the Online News Show ‘The Young Turks’)
Ana Kasparian
5
Birthdate: July 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ana Kasparian is an American media host, progressive political commentator, journalist, and university instructor. She achieved popularity after becoming the main host of the popular news and opinion show, The Young Turks. A multi-talented personality, Ana Kasparian is also a ballerina and performed professionally throughout her teenage years.

 19 
Joan Chen
(Actress Who Gained Fame for her Role in 'The Last Emperor')
Joan Chen
4
Birthdate: April 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Chinese-American actor Joan Chen initially came to be known for the films Little Flower and The Last Emperor and later appeared as Jocelyn 'Josie' Packard in the series Twin Peaks. She also delivered a multiple-award-winning role in The Home Song Stories and directed Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl.
 20 
Ross Bagley
8
Birthdate: December 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, United States

Former actor and comedian Ross Bagley is best known for his role as Nicky Banks in the TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Beginning his career as a child, he started acting when he was just five years old. A popular child actor during the mid-1990s, he appeared in many hit TV shows and received three Young Artist Awards.  

 21 
Charmian Carr
(Actress)
Charmian Carr
5
Birthdate: December 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: September 17, 2016
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 22 
Anita Sarkeesian
(Feminist Media Critic and Founder of 'Feminist Frequency' Website)
Anita Sarkeesian
5
Birthdate: August 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada

Born to Iraqi immigrants to Canada, Anita Sarkeesian later moved to the U.S. and soared to fame as a feminist media critic and YouTuber. Her site Feminist Frequency explores the treatment of women in socio-cultural scenarios. Her Tropes vs Women project invited serious sexist and racist attacks online.

 23 
Larry Wilcox
(Actor)
Larry Wilcox
0
Birthdate: August 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 24 
Don Stark
(Actor)
Don Stark
0
Birthdate: July 5, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 25 
Gene Haas
(Engineer)
Gene Haas
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States
 26 
Colleen Camp
(Actress)
Colleen Camp
5
Birthdate: June 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 27 
Cameron
(American Professional Wrestler and Reality Television Personality)
Cameron
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 28 
Charles Martin Smith
(Actor)
Charles Martin Smith
2
Birthdate: October 30, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Van Nuys, California, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 29 
William Hung
(Motivational Speaker and Former Singer)
William Hung
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hong Kong, China
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 30 
Jennifer Tisdale
(Actress)
Jennifer Tisdale
3
Birthdate: September 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Neptune, New Jersey, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 31 
Leland Sklar
(American Bassist and Session Musician)
Leland Sklar
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 28, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 32 
Lyman Bostock
(Baseball player)
Lyman Bostock
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Died: September 23, 1978
 33 
Mike Curb
(Composer, NASCAR team owner, Songwriter, Record producer)
Mike Curb
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Savannah
 34 
Katja Kassin
(Adult Film Star, Glamour model, Tutor)
Katja Kassin
10
Birthdate: September 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leipzig
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 35 
Rico Harris
(Basketball player)
Rico Harris
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: October 10, 2014
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 36 
Ralph Lazo
(Military personnel, Activist)
Ralph Lazo
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 1, 1992
 37 
Bobby Chacon
(Boxer)
Bobby Chacon
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pacoima, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 7, 2016
 38 
Nicole Linkletter
(Model)
Nicole Linkletter
5
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 39 
Violet Benson
(Verified Instagrammer)
Violet Benson
0
Listed In: Instagram Stars
Birthdate: November 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
 40 
Mercedes Scelba-Shorte
(Actor, Model)
Mercedes Scelba-Shorte
2
Birthdate: August 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Jersey
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 41 
Utt Panichkul
(Actor)
Utt Panichkul
0
Birthdate: September 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Fernando, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 42 
Charles A. Coulombe
(Writer, Educator known for his advocacy of monarchism)
Charles A. Coulombe
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
 43 
Michael Takahashi
(Basketball player)
Michael Takahashi
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 44 
Scott Shaw
(American Author, Martial Artist, and Filmmaker)
Scott Shaw
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 45 
Cheryl Howard
(American Actress and Writer)
Cheryl Howard
1
Birthdate: December 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
 46 
Jennifer Fopma
(American Beach Volleyball Player)
Jennifer Fopma
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 47 
Matthias
(YouTube Star, Filmmaker & Musician)
Matthias
3
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: September 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
 48 
Jen Allred
(Guamanian Former Long-Distance Runner)
Jen Allred
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 49 
Charlotte Morgan
(Former American Professional Softball Pitcher and Current Head Coach for Cal State Northridge)
Charlotte Morgan
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States
 50 
Justin Tinucci
(Actor, Skydiver)
Justin Tinucci
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 14, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)