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.
Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986, American
Singer-songwriter
Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
16 February 1989, American
Actress

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist

Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway
12 November 1982, American
Actress

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980, American
Actress, Singer
Bryce Dallas HowardBryce Dallas Howard
02 March 1981, American
Film Actress

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958, American
Actor, Producer, Comedian

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
13 June 1986, American
Actress, Fashion Designer

Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei
04 December 1964, American
Actress
Robert MuellerRobert Mueller
07 August 1944, American
Former Director of FBI, Attorney

Dakota FanningDakota Fanning
23 February 1994, American
Actress
Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman
01 June 1937, American
 

Haley Joel OsmentHaley Joel Osment
10 April 1988, American
Actor

Amal AlamuddinAmal Clooney
03 February 1978, Lebanese, British
Lawyer, Activist
Bill PaxtonBill Paxton
17 May 1955, American
 

Ashley OlsenAshley Olsen
13 June 1986, American
 
Stanley TucciStanley Tucci
11 November 1960, American
Actor

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935, American
American bass guitarist

Mark RonsonMark Ronson
04 September 1975, British
Musician
Lucy LiuLucy Liu
02 December 1968, American
Actress

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967, American
Actor, Director & Producer
Dylan Sprouse Dylan Sprouse
04 August 1992, American
Actor

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
14 February 1978, American, Zimbabwean
Actress

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman
01 December 1970, American
Stand-up Comedian

John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.
25 November 1960, American
Son of John F. Kennedy
John CusackJohn Cusack
28 June 1966, American
 
Rainn WilsonRainn Wilson
20 January 1966, American
Actor, Director, Writer, Art Collector

Meg RyanMeg Ryan
19 November 1961, American
Actress

Jeff BaenaJeff Baena
29 June 1977, American
Screenwriter, Director

Mara WilsonMara Wilson
24 July 1987, American
Writer, Actress
Michael C. HallMichael C. Hall
01 February 1971, American
Actor

Jenna Bush HagerJenna Bush Hager
25 November 1981, American
Journalist

Neil DiamondNeil Diamond
24 January 1941, American
Singer-songwriter

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976, American
Co-Founder of Twitter

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John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo
22 July 1964, Colombian, American
Actor, Stand-up Comedian
Natalia DyerNatalia Dyer
13 January 1997, American
Actress

Aziz AnsariAziz Ansari
23 February 1983, American
Actor
J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger
01 January 1919, American
Writer

Matthew Gray GublerMatthew Gray Gubler
09 March 1980, American
Actor, Director, Model, Painter

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier
20 February 1927, Bahamian, American
 
Colin PowellColin Powell
05 April 1937, American
65th United States Secretary of State

Bridget FondaBridget Fonda
1964 AD, American
Actress
Tom FordTom Ford
27 August 1961, American
American fashion designer

Burt LancasterBurt Lancaster
02 November 1913, American
Actor

Neil SimonNeil Simon
04 July 1927, American
Playwright & Screenwriter

Michael McKeanMichael McKean
17 October 1947, American
Actor

John WatersJohn Waters
22 April 1946, American
Film Director, Comedian, Art Collector
LauvLauv
08 August 1994, American
Singer

Rick RubinRick Rubin
10 March 1963, American
Record Producer

Rudy GiulianiRudy Giuliani
28 May 1944, American
Former Mayor of New York City, U.S. Attorney for

Frank GrilloFrank Grillo
08 June 1965, American
Actor
Ilana GlazerIlana Glazer
12 April 1987, American
Actress, Comedian

Jeremy PivenJeremy Piven
26 July 1965, American
Actor
Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961, American
Talk Show Host

Billy CrystalBilly Crystal
14 March 1948, American
Actor

Adam F. GoldbergAdam F. Goldberg
02 April 1976, American
TV Producer
Oliver StoneOliver Stone
15 September 1946, American
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Nancy TravisNancy Travis
21 September 1961, American
Actress
Paige HowardPaige Howard
05 February 1985, American
Actress

Maura TierneyMaura Tierney
03 February 1965, American
Actress

Peter FacinelliPeter Facinelli
26 November 1973, American
Actor
Thomas GirardiThomas Girardi
03 June 1939, American
Attorney

Russell SimmonsRussell Simmons
04 October 1957, American
Founder of the hip-hop music label Def Jam
Molly ShannonMolly Shannon
16 September 1964, American
Comic Actress

Marin HinkleMarin Hinkle
23 March 1966, American
Actress

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist

Alden EhrenreichAlden Ehrenreich
22 November 1989, American
Actor
Adam SavageAdam Savage
15 July 1967, American
Industrial designer
Xosha RoquemoreXosha Roquemore
11 December 1984, American
Actress

Alan GreenspanAlan Greenspan
06 March 1926, American
American economist

Joseph HellerJoseph Heller
01 May 1923, American
Novelist

Patti ScialfaPatti Scialfa
29 July 1953, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Shimon PeresShimon Peres
02 August 1923, Israeli
Former President of Israel

Jonas SalkJonas Salk
28 October 1914, American
Medical researcher

Bryan GreenbergBryan Greenberg
24 May 1978, American
Actor

Maria BartiromoMaria Bartiromo
11 September 1967, American
TV Journalist

Chandra WilsonChandra Wilson
27 August 1969, American
Actress
Suzanne CollinsSuzanne Collins
10 August 1962, American
Television writer

Jack LordJack Lord
30 December 1920, American
Television actor
Kathryn ErbeKathryn Erbe
02 July 1966, American
Actress

Tempestt BledsoeTempestt Bledsoe
01 August 1973, American
Actress

Wally CoxWally Cox
06 December 1924, American
Actor
Vincent SchiavelliVincent Schiavelli
11 November 1948, American
Actor

Howard CosellHoward Cosell
25 March 1918, American
Journalist
Lorenzo FertittaLorenzo Fertitta
03 January 1969, American
Entrepreneur

Christina Hoff SommersChristina Hoff Sommers
28 September 1950, American
Author, Philosopher

Dana BarronDana Barron
22 April 1966, American
Actress

Sean Patrick ThomasSean Patrick Thomas
17 December 1970, American
Actor
Juliana HarkavyJuliana Harkavy
01 January 1985, American
Actress

Fiorello H. La GuardiaFiorello H. La Guardia
11 December 1882, American
99th Mayor of New York City
Royal DanoRoyal Dano
16 November 1922, American
Actor

Lillian HellmanLillian Hellman
20 June 1905, American
Dramatist and Screenwriter

Jerome RobbinsJerome Robbins
11 October 1918, American
Dance Choreographer

Carson McCullersCarson McCullers
19 February 1917, American
American novelist
Ma Ying-jeouMa Ying-jeou
13 July 1950, Taiwanese
President of Taiwan

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.