Fordham University Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of Fordham University. The list includes people like Donald Trump, Denzel Washington, Alan Alda, Adam Smith & Annie Parisse. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as media personalities, film & theater personalities, miscellaneous, writers and business people 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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Denzel Washington
36
Birthdate: December 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 2 
Lana Del Rey
(Singer & Songwriter)

Lana Del Rey
36
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 3 
Dylan McDermott
(Actor known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the legal drama series The Practice)

Dylan McDermott
4
Birthdate: October 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 4 
Alan Alda
(Actor)

Alan Alda
18
Birthdate: January 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 5 
Regina Hall
(Actress)

Regina Hall
10
Birthdate: December 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 6 
Taylor Schilling
(Actress known for her role as Piper Chapman on the Netflix original comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019))

Taylor Schilling
4
Birthdate: July 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 7 
Faith Evans
(R&B Singer Known for Her Albums 'Faith', 'Keep the Faith' and 'Faithfully')

Faith Evans
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 8 

Patricia Clarkson
4
Birthdate: December 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 9 

David Copperfield
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 16, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Metuchen, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 10 
Betty Gilpin
(Actress)

Betty Gilpin
4
Birthdate: July 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 11 
Vince Lombardi
(American football player)

Vince Lombardi
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 3, 1970

 12 
Raul Julia
(Actor)

Raul Julia
6
Birthdate: March 9, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Floral Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: October 24, 1994
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 13 
Geraldine Ferraro
(Politician)

Geraldine Ferraro
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 26, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States
Died: March 26, 2011

 14 
Vin Scully
(Sports Commentator)

Vin Scully
1
Birthdate: November 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 15 
Annie Parisse
(Actress)

Annie Parisse
7
Birthdate: July 31, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 16 
Andrew Cuomo
(56th Governor of New York (2011-21))

Andrew Cuomo
82
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 17 
Chris Cuomo
(Television journalist)

Chris Cuomo
16
Birthdate: August 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 18 
James B. Donovan
(Negotiator)

James B. Donovan
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: January 19, 1970

 19 

Jonathan Harris
1
Birthdate: November 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: November 3, 2002
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 20 

Michaela McManus
2
Birthdate: May 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 21 

G. Gordon Liddy
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 22 
Jerrold Nadler
(Politician)

Jerrold Nadler
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 13, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

 23 
Edmond O'Brien
(Director, Actor)

Edmond O'Brien
0
Birthdate: September 10, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 9, 1985
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 24 
John N. Mitchell
(67th Attorney General of the United States (1969-72))

John N. Mitchell
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 15, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: November 9, 1988

 25 

Ilyasah Shabazz
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Queens

 26 

Tommy Dorfman
12
Birthdate: May 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 27 

Mary Higgins Clark
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: January 31, 2020

 28 
Don DeLillo
(Writer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Novelist, Essayist, Journalist)

Don DeLillo
1
Listed In:
Birthdate: November 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City

 29 
Julie White
(Film actress)

Julie White
0
Birthdate: June 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Diego, California, U.S.
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 30 
John O Brennan
(Former Director of CIA)

John O Brennan
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Bergen, New Jersey, United States

 31 

Kether Donohue
1
Birthdate: October 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, USA
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 32 
Hunter Tylo
(Actress)

Hunter Tylo
4
Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 33 
Frankie Frisch
(Baseball Player)

Frankie Frisch
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: March 12, 1973

 34 
Julia Cameron
(Screenwriter, Film director, Novelist, Poet)

Julia Cameron
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Libertyville

 35 
Paddy Chayefsky
(Screenwriter)

Paddy Chayefsky
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 1, 1981

 36 
Jazmin Grace Grimaldi
(Albert II, Prince of Monaco's Daughter, Actress)

Jazmin Grace Grimaldi
3
Birthdate: March 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Palm Springs, California, United States

 37 

Robert Munsch
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 38 
Kamie Crawford
(Model, Television Host)

Kamie Crawford
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 39 
Michael Kay
(Broadcaster)

Michael Kay
0
Birthdate: February 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

John Benjamin Hickey
2
Birthdate: June 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plano, Texas, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 41 

Pat Harrington Jr.
0
Birthdate: August 13, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: January 6, 2016
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 42 

Virginia Williams
1
Birthdate: March 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 43 
Wellington Mara
(Sports executive)

Wellington Mara
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: October 25, 2005

 44 
Rosa DeLauro
(Politician)

Rosa DeLauro
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

 45 
Amanda Hearst
(Socialite, Model)

Amanda Hearst
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 46 
P. J. Carlesimo
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)

P. J. Carlesimo
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 47 
Tom Leykis
(Radio personality)

Tom Leykis
0
Birthdate: August 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Bronx
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 48 
Mike Breen
(Sports commentator)

Mike Breen
1
Birthdate: May 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City

Tony Reali
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 50 
Smush Parker
(Basketball player)

Smush Parker
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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