New York University Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of New York University. The list includes people like Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Bell, Anne Hathaway & Mark Ronson. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, writers, media personalities, miscellaneous and musicians etc.
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 1 
Angelina Jolie
(Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actress In Her Hey Days)
Angelina Jolie
177
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 2 
Anne Hathaway
(Academy Award-Winning Actress Known for Her Films: 'Les Misérables', 'The Devil Wears Prada', 'Rachel Getting Married')
Anne Hathaway
60
Birthdate: November 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 3 
Martin Scorsese
(Director, Producer and One of the Major Figures of the 'New Hollywood' Era)
Martin Scorsese
15
Birthdate: November 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Flushing, New York, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 4 
Meg Ryan
(One of the Top Actresses of 1990s & Early 2000s)
Meg Ryan
38
Birthdate: November 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 5 
Sarah Silverman
(Comedian, Actress, and Writer)
Sarah Silverman
32
Birthdate: December 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 6 
Elizabeth Olsen
(Best Known for Her Role of 'Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Superhero Films)
Elizabeth Olsen
75
Birthdate: February 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 7 
Timothée Chalamet
(American Actor Known for His Films: 'Call Me by Your Name' and 'Beautiful Boy')
Timothée Chalamet
152
Birthdate: December 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
 8 
Donald Glover
(Rapper & Actor)
Donald Glover
37
Birthdate: September 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Aubrey Plaza
(Actress Best Known for Her Roles in the Series: 'Parks and Recreation' and 'Legion')
Aubrey Plaza
37
Birthdate: June 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 10 
Amal Clooney
(Lebanese-British Barrister Specialising in International Law and Human Rights & the Wife of Actor George Clooney)
Amal Clooney
50
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 11 
Mark Ronson
(DJ, Songwriter, Record Producer)
Mark Ronson
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Pedro Pascal
57
Birthdate: April 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 13 
Dakota Fanning
(Actress, Youngest Nominee in SAG History)
Dakota Fanning
39
Birthdate: February 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Conyers, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 14 
Bryce Dallas Howard
21
Birthdate: March 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 15 
Andy Samberg
(Actor, Comedian and Former Cast Member of Comedy-Sketch Show 'Saturday Night LIve')
Andy Samberg
34
Birthdate: August 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 16 
Cole Sprouse
102
Birthdate: August 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Arezzo, Italy
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Natalia Dyer
(Actress)
Natalia Dyer
22
Birthdate: January 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 18 
Miles Teller
( Actor Known for His Films: 'Whiplash', 'Top Gun: Maverick' and 'Divergent' Film Series)
Miles Teller
18
Birthdate: February 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 19 
Joel Coen
(Director, Writer and Producer Known for Films ‘No Country For Old Men’, ‘Fargo’, and ‘The Big Lebowski’)
Joel Coen
9
Birthdate: November 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 20 
Billie Lourd
(Known for Her Roles in the TV Series 'Scream Queens', 'American Horror Story' and 'Star Wars' Sequel Trilogy)
Billie Lourd
19
Birthdate: July 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 21 
Natasha Lyonne
(Known for Her Role of ‘Nicky Nichols’ on the Comedy Series ‘Orange Is the New Black’)
Natasha Lyonne
19
Birthdate: April 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 22 
Karlie Kloss
(American Fashion Model and Former Victoria's Secret Angel)
Karlie Kloss
13
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 23 
Lucy Liu
(Famous for Her Role in TV Series 'Ally McBeal' and Two 'Charlie's Angels' films.)
Lucy Liu
14
Birthdate: December 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 24 
John F. Kennedy Jr.
(Son of John F. Kennedy)
John F. Kennedy Jr.
35
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: July 16, 1999
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
Tiffany Haddish
(Stand-Up Comic and Actress - The First Black Female Stand-up Comic to Host 'Saturday Night Live')
Tiffany Haddish
29
Birthdate: December 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 26 
J. D. Salinger
(American Author Best Known for His Novel 'The Catcher in the Rye')
J. D. Salinger
18
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: January 27, 2010
 27 
Rainn Wilson
(Best Known for His Role as 'Dwight Schrute' on the NBC sitcom 'The Office')
Rainn Wilson
20
Birthdate: January 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 28 
Oliver Stone
(Film Director and Producer Known for His Films "Platoon," "Born on the Fourth of July" and "JFK")
Oliver Stone
12
Birthdate: September 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 29 
M Night Shyamalan
(American Filmmaker Known for His Contemporary Supernatural Plots and Twist Endings)
M Night Shyamalan
24
Birthdate: August 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mahé, Puducherry, India
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 30 
Matthew Gray Gubler
(Actor, Director, Model, Painter)
Matthew Gray Gubler
33
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Las Vegas
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 31 
Forest Whitaker
(Best Known for His Role in 'The Last King of Scotland')
Forest Whitaker
15
Birthdate: July 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Longview, Texas, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 32 
Michael C. Hall
13
Birthdate: February 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 33 
Margaret Qualley
35
Birthdate: October 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kalispell, Montana, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 34 
Rachel Brosnahan
11
Birthdate: July 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 35 
Camila Mendes
(Actress and Singer)
Camila Mendes
28
Birthdate: June 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 36 
Rooney Mara
(Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' and 'Carol')
Rooney Mara
30
Birthdate: April 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bedford, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 37 
Rudy Giuliani
(Former Mayor of New York City)
Rudy Giuliani
36
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East Flatbush, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 38 
Haley Joel Osment
14
Birthdate: April 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 39 
Bridget Fonda
(Actress and Singer)
Bridget Fonda
5
Birthdate: January 27, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 40 
Rick Rubin
(Record Producer)
Rick Rubin
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lido Beach
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 41 
Melissa Fumero
12
Birthdate: August 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: North Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 42 
Danai Gurira
(Actress and Playwright)
Danai Gurira
16
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grinnell, Iowa, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 43 
Sterling K. Brown
(Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘The People V. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story’)
Sterling K. Brown
7
Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 44 
AnnaSophia Robb
(Best Known for Playing the Lead Role in the TV Series 'The Carrie Diaries')
AnnaSophia Robb
23
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 45 
Jack Dorsey
(The Co-Founder & Former CEO of 'Twitter')
Jack Dorsey
51
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 46 
Regina Hall
(Actress)
Regina Hall
16
Birthdate: December 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 47 
Nick Robinson
55
Birthdate: March 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 48 
Jonas Salk
(Medical researcher)
Jonas Salk
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 28, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 23, 1995
 49 
Nastia Liukin
(American Former Artistic Gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Nastia Liukin
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 50 
Katherine Waterston
3
Birthdate: March 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Apart from its great reputation, the fact that it is situated in one of the world’s best cities, makes ‘New York University’ a favorite among students from all over the world. Popular magazines like ‘U.S News & World Report’ and ‘Times Higher Education’ have rated ‘New York University’ as one among the 35 top educational institutions in the world. Apart from two additional campuses at Shanghai and Abu Dhabi, several academic centers of the University are situated in cities like Madrid, Buenos Aires, Washington D.C and London. Many graduates of New York University have bagged the prestigious Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Prize and even Academy Award honors. Of course, the university is known for imparting education of impeccable quality, but there’s another reason why NYU is popular – its notable alumni. Some of the students who spent their academic years at ‘New York University’ are legendary filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen, Hollywood actresses Angelina Jolie and Anna Hathaway as well as pop icon Lady Gaga. Martin Scorsese is undoubtedly one of the greatest icons of cinema who has produced outstanding movies like ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Departed’, ‘The Aviator’ and ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie has not just impressed the masses with her acting skills, but has also been praised for being socially responsible. Lady Gaga is the current poster girl of world music and has joined the league of several yesteryear greats like Michael Jackson and Madonna. Here’s a compilation consisting of the names of several noteworthy celebrities who have made New York University quite proud.