Northeastern University Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of Northeastern University. The list includes people like Wendy Williams, Jane Curtin, Kathryn Morris, Clu Gulager & Shawn Fanning. 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, writers, fashion and critics & connoisseurs etc.
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Patrice O'Neal
(Stand-up Comedian)
Patrice O'Neal
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Birthdate: December 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 29, 2011
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Jane Curtin
(Actress)
Jane Curtin
5
Birthdate: September 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jane Curtin is an American comedian and actress. Dubbed the Queen of Deadpan, Curtin won two consecutive Emmy Awards for playing Allison Lowell in the sitcom Kate & Allie. In 1986, she was named in the Top Prime Time Actors and Actresses of All Time list. She has also hosted events like the Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards.

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Eddie George
(American Football Players)
Eddie George
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 4 
Toby Fox
(Video Game Developer and Composer Known for His Games: ‘Undertale’ and ‘Deltarune’)
Toby Fox
40
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

Video game developer and composer Toby Fox is best known for developing the video games Deltarune and Undertale. He started composing music for webcomics while still in high school. As a video game developer, he created the video game Undertale independently and also released a number of unused musical tracks from the same.

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Clu Gulager
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Birthdate: November 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Holdenville, Oklahoma, United States
Died: August 5, 2022
Clu Gulager is best known as Billy The Kid from the series The Tall Man. He has also appeared in several horror films, such as The Feast franchise, A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2, and The Return of the Living Dead, and directed a Palme d'Or-nominated short film.
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Beverly Johnson
(Film producer, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Model)
Beverly Johnson
4
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buffalo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 7 
Reggie Lewis
(Basketball player)
Reggie Lewis
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Died: July 27, 1993
 8 
Wendy Williams
(TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author)
Wendy Williams
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Birthdate: July 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey

Wendy Williams is an American media personality, businesswoman, television host, and author. She was the subject of a TV series titled The Wendy Williams Experience, which chronicles her work as a radio show host and her on-air spats with celebrities. As a businesswoman, Williams has created several product lines, including a jewelry collection, a fashion line, and a wig line.

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Biz Stone
(Entrepreneur)
Biz Stone
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Carlos Pena
(Baseball first baseman)
Carlos Pena
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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J. J. Barea
(Former Puerto Rican Basketball Player Who Played as a Point Guard )
J. J. Barea
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Kendall Coyne Schofield
(American Professional Ice Hockey Forward)
Kendall Coyne Schofield
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Palos Heights, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 13 
Shawn Fanning
(Computer scientist, Programmer)
Shawn Fanning
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brockton

Computer programmer and entrepreneur Shawn Fanning revolutionized the world of information technology by developing a program that let users share MP3 copies of music from their personal computers with others on the internet. His invention led to the formation of Napster and got him featured on the cover of Time.

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Lyndon LaRouche
(American Political Activist and Founder of the 'LaRouche Movement')
Lyndon LaRouche
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rochester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: February 12, 2019

Once a management consultant, Lyndon LaRouche was also a Marxist who later launched the LaRouche movement and the NCLC. He ran for the president of the USA in all elections from 1976 to 2004. He also spent quite a few years in the 1990s behind bars for mail fraud and conspiracy.

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Maggie Hassan
(Politician)
Maggie Hassan
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
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Shaun Tomson
(South African Professional Surfer)
Shaun Tomson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
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Maura Healey
(Politician)
Maura Healey
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
 18 
Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark
(Actress)
Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark
3
Birthdate: June 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
 19 
Jim Calhoun
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Jim Calhoun
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
 20 
Jamie Oleksiak
(Ice hockey player)
Jamie Oleksiak
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Don Orsillo
(Announcer)
Don Orsillo
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Birthdate: December 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
 22 
William Proxmire
(Politician)
William Proxmire
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lake Forest, Illinois, U.S
Died: December 15, 2005
 23 
Gregory Jarvis
(Engineer, Astronaut, Officer)
Gregory Jarvis
20
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: January 28, 1986
 24 
Terry Carter
(Actor)
Terry Carter
3
Birthdate: December 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Nat Hentoff
(Historian, Writer, Music historian, Record producer, Composer, Children's writer, Journalist)
Nat Hentoff
0
Birthdate: June 10, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston
Died: January 7, 2017
 26 
Nikesh Arora
(Former President & COO of SoftBank Corp)
Nikesh Arora
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Shawn James
(Former Basketball player power forward and center position)
Shawn James
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berbice, Guyana
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Earle Brown
(Composer)
Earle Brown
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lunenburg, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 2, 2002
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Raj Saini
(Politician)
Raj Saini
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Himachal Pradesh, India
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Steven Langton
(American Bobsledder)
Steven Langton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Sean Jones
(American Football player)
Sean Jones
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Herbert Philbrick
(An FBI Spy Who Spied on the US Communist Party)
Herbert Philbrick
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rye, New Hampshire, United States
Died: August 16, 1993

American spy Herbert Philbrick worked for the FBI and conducted intelligence operations on the Communist Party in the US. While working for the Massachusetts Youth Council, he suspected them of having Communist links and soon began spying on them for the government. He later penned the bestseller I Led Three Lives.

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Frances Horwich
(Educator and television host)
Frances Horwich
1
Birthdate: July 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ohio, United States
Died: July 22, 2001
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Rebecca Ward
(American Sabre Fencer)
Rebecca Ward
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Cameron Buchan
(Rower)
Cameron Buchan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dunipace, Denny, Scotland
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Dechen Wangmo
(Bhutanese Politician)
Dechen Wangmo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1976 AD
Birthplace: Bhutan

Dechen Wangmo is a Bhutanese politician and the current Minister for Health. She is best known as a founding member of a non profit organization called Bhutan Cancer Society. Dechen Wangmo is also known for her service as the director of PIE Solutions.

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The Rev. Gérard Jean-Juste
(Priest)
The Rev. Gérard Jean-Juste
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cavaillon, Haiti
Died: May 27, 2009
The ‘Northeastern University’ is probably one of the most talked about research institutions in the world. According to the ‘Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’ the ‘Northeastern University’ is an R1 institution. That is typically a place which offers the highest research activities. With graduate and undergraduate programs, Northern Universities in one of the most sought after institutions by most students. The satellite campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, Seattle, Washington, and Silicon Valley, California not only makes this institution very unique but also makes it safe and secure for all the students. As per a reliable source this educational institution has about 18,000 undergraduate students and 7,000 graduate students, with most of the student living on the beautiful campus itself. One of the most attractive features of this university is that not only does it preach theoretical knowledge but also promotes professional experience though ‘cooperative education program’. Most of the alumni of this institution have made a big name for themselves in every single field. Be it sports, entertainment, business, the alumni of Northern University have gone out of their way to uphold the name of their institution. Some of the most notable alumnus of this prestigious university are, the popular television host, Wendy Williams, the unstoppable basketball player, Reggie Lewis, the football player, Dan Ross and the famous programmer, Shawn Fanning. These people have carved a niche for themselves making not only themselves proud but also the university they have graduated from.