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
211
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
77
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
21
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
46
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
54
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
91
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
184
Birthdate: December 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
 8 
Donald Glover
(Rapper & Actor)
Donald Glover
44
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
48
Birthdate: June 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 10 
Pedro Pascal
64
Birthdate: April 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 11 
Dakota Fanning
(Actress, Youngest Nominee in SAG History)
Dakota Fanning
43
Birthdate: February 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Conyers, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 12 
Mark Ronson
(DJ, Songwriter, Record Producer)
Mark Ronson
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 13 
Andy Samberg
(Actor, Comedian and Former Cast Member of Comedy-Sketch Show 'Saturday Night LIve')
Andy Samberg
46
Birthdate: August 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Bryce Dallas Howard
(Actress and Director)
Bryce Dallas Howard
24
Birthdate: March 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 15 
Amal Clooney
(Lebanese-British Barrister Specialising in International Law and Human Rights & the Wife of Actor George Clooney)
Amal Clooney
58
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 16 
Miles Teller
( Actor Known for His Films: 'Whiplash', 'Top Gun: Maverick' and 'Divergent' Film Series)
Miles Teller
20
Birthdate: February 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Cole Sprouse
(Actor and Photographer Known for His TV Series ‘The Suite Life of Zack & Cody’)
Cole Sprouse
109
Birthdate: August 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Arezzo, Italy
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 18 
Natalia Dyer
(Actress)
Natalia Dyer
31
Birthdate: January 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 19 
Joel Coen
(Director, Writer and Producer Known for Films ‘No Country For Old Men’, ‘Fargo’, and ‘The Big Lebowski’)
Joel Coen
12
Birthdate: November 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 20 
John F. Kennedy Jr.
(Son of John F. Kennedy)
John F. Kennedy Jr.
39
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)
 21 
Natasha Lyonne
(Known for Her Role of ‘Nicky Nichols’ on the Comedy Series ‘Orange Is the New Black’)
Natasha Lyonne
24
Birthdate: April 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 22 
Lucy Liu
(Famous for Her Role in TV Series 'Ally McBeal' and Two 'Charlie's Angels' films.)
Lucy Liu
20
Birthdate: December 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 23 
Billie Lourd
(Known for Her Roles in the TV Series 'Scream Queens', 'American Horror Story' and 'Star Wars' Sequel Trilogy)
Billie Lourd
23
Birthdate: July 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 24 
J. D. Salinger
(American Author Best Known for His Novel 'The Catcher in the Rye')
J. D. Salinger
20
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: January 27, 2010
 25 
Tiffany Haddish
(Stand-Up Comic and Actress - The First Black Female Stand-up Comic to Host 'Saturday Night Live')
Tiffany Haddish
36
Birthdate: December 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 26 
Matthew Gray Gubler
(Actor, Director, Model, Painter)
Matthew Gray Gubler
41
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Las Vegas
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 27 
Ashley Olsen
(American Businesswoman, Fashion Designer and Former Actress)
Ashley Olsen
37
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 28 
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)
 29 
Rainn Wilson
(Best Known for His Role as 'Dwight Schrute' on the NBC sitcom 'The Office')
Rainn Wilson
29
Birthdate: January 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 30 
Karlie Kloss
(American Fashion Model and Former Victoria's Secret Angel)
Karlie Kloss
21
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 31 
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)
 32 
Margaret Qualley
(Actress and Model)
Margaret Qualley
38
Birthdate: October 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kalispell, Montana, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 33 
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)
 34 
Michael C. Hall
(Actor and Singer Best Known for His Role as ‘Dexter Morgan’ in the TV Series ‘Dexter’)
Michael C. Hall
16
Birthdate: February 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 35 
Camila Mendes
(Actress and Singer)
Camila Mendes
36
Birthdate: June 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 36 
Rachel Brosnahan
13
Birthdate: July 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 37 
Bridget Fonda
(Actress and Singer)
Bridget Fonda
6
Birthdate: January 27, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 38 
Rooney Mara
(Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' and 'Carol')
Rooney Mara
33
Birthdate: April 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bedford, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 39 
Melissa Fumero
15
Birthdate: August 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: North Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 40 
Danai Gurira
(Actress and Playwright)
Danai Gurira
23
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grinnell, Iowa, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 41 
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)
 42 
Haley Joel Osment
17
Birthdate: April 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 43 
AnnaSophia Robb
(Best Known for Playing the Lead Role in the TV Series 'The Carrie Diaries')
AnnaSophia Robb
31
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 44 
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)
 45 
Regina Hall
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Brenda Meeks’ in ‘Scary Movie’ Film Series)
Regina Hall
24
Birthdate: December 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 46 
Nick Robinson
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Simon Spier’ in the Film ‘Love, Simon’)
Nick Robinson
58
Birthdate: March 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 47 
Jonas Salk
(Medical researcher)
Jonas Salk
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 28, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 23, 1995
 48 
Dylan Sprouse
(Known for His Role as ‘Zack Martin’ on the TV Sitcom ‘The Suite Life of Zack & Cody’)
Dylan Sprouse
46
Birthdate: August 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: rezzo, Italy
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 49 
Matthew Morrison
10
Birthdate: October 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Ord, California Fort Ord, California, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 50 
Ang Lee
(Best Director for his work on the American films Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi)
Ang Lee
7
Birthdate: October 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chaozhou, Pingtung, Taiwan
Height: 5'7" (170 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.