DePaul University

Discover the notable alumni of DePaul University. The list includes people like Joe Keery, Monique Coleman, Christine Sydelko, Terry Kath & Tom Bosley. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as musicians, film & theater personalities, media personalities, miscellaneous and singers etc.
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Stana Katic
(Known for Her Portrayal of 'Detective Kate Beckett' in the TV Series 'Castle')
Stana Katic
18
Birthdate: April 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada

Stana Katic is a Canadian-American actress known for playing Kate Beckett on the crime-comedy-drama TV series Castle. Apart from acting in films and TV series, Katic also works toward protecting the environment; in 2010, she established the Alternative Travel Project, which encourages people to abandon personal vehicles for a day to reduce the impact of personal vehicles on the environment.

 2 
Gillian Anderson
(Actress)
Gillian Anderson
76
Birthdate: August 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 3 
Joe Keery
(Actor and Musician Best Known for His Role as ‘Steve Harrington’ in the TV Series ‘Stranger Things’)
Joe Keery
78
Birthdate: April 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States

Joe Keery is an American musician and actor. Apart from playing important roles in popular web television series like Stranger Things, Joe Keery also plays a significant role as a contributing musician for the popular psychedelic rock band, Post Animal.

 4 
John C. Reilly
(Known for His Oscar-Nominated Role in 'Chicago')
John C. Reilly
19
Birthdate: May 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

American actor and comedian John C. Reilly soared to fame with his role in the war drama Casualties of War and his Academy Award-nominated role in Chicago. A musician, too, he performs with his own band. He was also nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the play True West.

 5 
Michael Rooker
(Actor Known for His Roles as Henry in 'Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer')
Michael Rooker
20
Birthdate: April 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jasper, Alabama, United States

Michael Rooker is an American actor. A black belt holder in Kyokushin style of karate, Michael Rooker often uses his martial arts skills to play his characters, such as Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy, to perfection. He is also known for his performance in popular TV series like The Walking Dead.

 6 
Joe Mantegna
(Actor)
Joe Mantegna
7
Birthdate: November 13, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 7 
Peter Wentz
(American Musician Best Known as the Bassist and Lyricist for the Rock Band ‘Fall Out Boy’)
Peter Wentz
12
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wilmette, Illinois, United States
Pete Wentz gained fame as the bassist/lyricist for the rock band Fall Out Boy and later formed the electropop group Black Cards. He owns a record label, an apparel company, and a film production company. He has hosted Best Ink and is associated with charities such as UNICEF's Tap Project.
 8 
Ray Manzarek
(Keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, an iconic rock band that was prevalent from 1965 until 1973.)
Ray Manzarek
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 20, 2013
 9 
Sean Gunn
(Actor)
Sean Gunn
17
Birthdate: May 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
Elizabeth Perkins
15
Birthdate: November 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States

Elizabeth Perkins is an American actress known for playing important roles in popular TV series like Weeds, The Moodys, and Truth Be Told. An actress who is vocal about sensitive issues, such as sexual harassment, Perkins participated in a rally against sexual harassment in 2017 when she held a sign with the hashtag #MeToo along with the name James Woods.

 11 
Harvey Korman
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Sketch Comedy Series 'The Carol Burnett Show')
Harvey Korman
7
Birthdate: February 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 29, 2008

Harvey Korman gained recognition with his acts on The Danny Kaye Show. He then soared to fame with the sketch comedy series The Carol Burnett Show, partnering with Tim Conway and winning four Emmys. He has also been part of The Flintstones franchise and several Mel Brooks comedies.

 12 
George Mikan
(Basketball Player - Center )
George Mikan
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 18, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, United States
Died: June 1, 2005
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 13 
Lauren Lapkus
(Actress)
Lauren Lapkus
11
Birthdate: September 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Lili Taylor
(Actress)
Lili Taylor
6
Birthdate: February 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glencoe, Illinois, USA
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 15 
Melinda Dillon
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘A Christmas Story’ and ‘Absence of Malice’)
Melinda Dillon
9
Birthdate: October 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, United States
Died: January 9, 2023

Melinda Dillon is an American actress whose performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which marked her Broadway debut, earned her a Tony Award nomination in 1963. She then went on to earn two Academy Award nominations for delivering powerful performances in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Absence of Malice.

 16 
John Barrowman
(Known for His Role as 'Captain Jack Harkness' in 'Doctor Who')
John Barrowman
48
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Glasgow, Scotland

John Barrowman is a Scottish-born author, comic book writer, presenter, singer, and actor. Barrowman is also known for his charity work and activism. Over the years, he has been a strong supporter of the LGBT community and has worked with organizations like Stonewall. He also has his own skincare line named HIM.

 17 
David Dastmalchian
14
Birthdate: July 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 18 
Tom Bosley
(Actor)
Tom Bosley
3
Birthdate: October 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 19, 2010
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
Karl Malden
1
Birthdate: March 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 1, 2009

Karl Malden is best remembered for his Academy Award-winning role of Harold Mitchell in A Streetcar Named Desire. He also won a BAFTA for the film Baby Doll and an Emmy for Fatal Vision. Fans also loved him as Mike Stone in The Streets of San Francisco and its spin-off.

 20 
Ann Dowd
(Best Known for Her Supporting Roles in the Films: ‘Compliance’, ‘Mass’ and ‘The Handmaid's Tale’)
Ann Dowd
5
Birthdate: January 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States

Ann Dowd is an American actress best known for portraying Aunt Lydia on the popular dystopian tragedy television series The Handmaid's Tale, for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award. She is also known for playing Sandra in the 2012 thriller film Compliance, for which she won the National Board of Review Award under the Best Supporting Actress category.

 21 
Richard Gilliland
(Actor)
Richard Gilliland
2
Birthdate: January 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
 22 
Betsy Palmer
(Actress)
Betsy Palmer
2
Birthdate: November 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: East Chicago, Indiana, USA
Died: May 29, 2015
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 23 
Todd Beamer
(Terror Victim)
Todd Beamer
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States
Died: September 11, 2001
 24 
Lois Nettleton
7
Birthdate: August 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: January 18, 2008
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 25 
W. Earl Brown
(Actor)
W. Earl Brown
3
Birthdate: September 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Murray, Kentucky, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 26 
Jaboukie Young-White
(Stand-up comedian, Actor)
Jaboukie Young-White
2
Birthdate: July 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 27 
Monique Coleman
(Actress, Singer, Dancer, Entrepreneur)
Monique Coleman
7
Birthdate: November 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orangeburg, South Carolina
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 28 
Jane Greer
(Actress)
Jane Greer
4
Birthdate: September 9, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: August 24, 2001
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 29 
Dana DeLorenzo
(Actress)
Dana DeLorenzo
2
Birthdate: January 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 30 
Gary Garland
(Basketball player)
Gary Garland
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: East Orange, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 31 
Amy Pietz
(Actress)
Amy Pietz
4
Birthdate: March 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 32 
Richard M. Daley
(Politician)
Richard M. Daley
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
 33 
Danny Seraphine
(Composer, Songwriter, Jazz musician, Record producer)
Danny Seraphine
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago
 34 
Richard J. Daley
(Former Mayor of Chicago)
Richard J. Daley
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 15, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: December 20, 1976
 35 
Quentin Richardson
(Basketball player)
Quentin Richardson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 36 
Lee Loughnane
(Musician)
Lee Loughnane
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States
 37 
Paul Dinello
(Comedian)
Paul Dinello
1
Birthdate: November 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
 38 
Wilson Chandler
(Basketball player)
Wilson Chandler
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 39 
Walter Parazaider
(Musician)
Walter Parazaider
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maywood, Illinois, United States
 40 
Sean Stephenson
(Former Self-help writer)
Sean Stephenson
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 28, 2019
Height: 3'0" (91 cm)
 41 
Ramsey Lewis
(Radio personality, Jazz musician, Pianist)
Ramsey Lewis
1
Birthdate: May 27, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago
 42 
Cynthia McWilliams
(Actress)
Cynthia McWilliams
2
Birthdate: January 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 43 
Jane Byrne
(Mayor)
Jane Byrne
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 14, 2014
 44 
Allie Quigley
(Basketball player)
Allie Quigley
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
Terry Cummings
(Basketball player)
Terry Cummings
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 46 
Tyrone Corbin
(Basketball player)
Tyrone Corbin
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 47 
Sarah Kustok
(Sports announcer, Basketball players)
Sarah Kustok
2
Birthdate: December 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orland Park, Illinois, United States
 48 
Veruca James
(Actress)
Veruca James
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 49 
John Dominic Crossan
(Irish-American New Testament Scholar, Historian of Early Christianity and Former Catholic Priest)
John Dominic Crossan
1
Birthdate: February 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland

Irish-American theologian John Dominic Crossan, who has previously been a Roman Catholic priest, was also associated with the Jesus Seminar. It is believed, he had quit Catholic priesthood to marry Margaret, his professor wife, and had then focused on teaching and writing. His written works include Who Killed Jesus?

 50 
Richard Dennis
(Floor trader)
Richard Dennis
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago