New York University Notable Alumni

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.

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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 1 Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actress, Filmmaker, Activist
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 2 Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga.
48
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 3 Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg.
72
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Chief Executive Officer of Facebook
Birthdate: May 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 4 Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 5 Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 6 Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman.
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 7 Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman.
8
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fairport, New York, United States
Died: February 2, 2014
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 8 Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman.
5
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: December 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 9 Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney.
20
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer, Activist
Birthdate: February 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 10 Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen.
35
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 11 Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan.
6
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 12 Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani.
13
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Former Mayor of New York City
Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East Flatbush, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 13 Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell.
7
Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: July 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 14 Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond.
4
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: January 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza
6
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 16 Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard.
9
Famous As: Film Actress
Birthdate: March 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 17 Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning.
11
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Conyers, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 18 Pedro Pascal

Pedro Pascal
17
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 19 Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson.
8
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 20 Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei.
9
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 21 Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci.
13
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 22 Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier.
3
Birthdate: February 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, U.S.
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 23 John F. Kennedy Jr.

John F. Kennedy Jr..
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Son of John F. Kennedy
Birthdate: November 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington D.C.
Died: July 16, 1999
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 24 Tom Ford

Tom Ford.
4
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: American fashion designer
Birthdate: August 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Austin
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 25 Natalia Dyer

Natalia Dyer.
6
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 26 Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton.
9
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: February 25, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 27 Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster.
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan
Died: October 20, 1994

 28 Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress, Fashion Designer
Birthdate: June 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 29 Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu.
4
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 30 Ashley Olsen

Ashley Olsen.
11
Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: June 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 31 John Cusack

John Cusack.
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 32 Rick Rubin

Rick Rubin.
2
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: March 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lido Beach
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 33 M Night Shyamalan

M Night Shyamalan.
11
Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: August 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mahé, Puducherry, India
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 34 Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler.
7
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actor, Director, Model, Painter
Birthdate: March 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Las Vegas
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 35 Billie Lourd

Billie Lourd.
13
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 36 Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson.
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 37 Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari.
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 38 Haley Joel Osment

Haley Joel Osment.
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 39 Rachel Brosnahan

Rachel Brosnahan.
3
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 40 Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall.
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 41 Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey.
6
Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: CEO of Twitter Inc.
Birthdate: November 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 42 Bridget Fonda

Bridget Fonda.
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 43 Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira.
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grinnell, Iowa
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 44 Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller.
5
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Former Director of FBI, Attorney
Birthdate: August 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 45 Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone.
8
Famous As: Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Birthdate: September 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 46 John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo.
2
Famous As: Actor, Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: July 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 47 Alan Greenspan

Alan Greenspan.
2
Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: March 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York, United States

 48 Sterling K. Brown

Sterling K. Brown.
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 49 Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson.
3
Famous As: Writer, Actress
Birthdate: July 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Burbank, California
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 50 Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk.
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Medical researcher
Birthdate: October 28, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 23, 1995
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.