Discover the notable alumni of Northwestern University. The list includes people like Zooey Deschanel, David Schwimmer, Meghan Markle, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Ann-Margret. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, media personalities, leaders, writers and musicians etc.
Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
17 January 1980, American
Actress
Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
13 January 1961, American
Actress

Zach BraffZach Braff
06 April 1975, American
Actor, Director

Jerry ReinsdorfJerry Reinsdorf
25 February 1936, American
Chairman of the Chicago Bulls

David SchwimmerDavid Schwimmer
02 November 1966, American
Actor

Stephen ColbertStephen Colbert
13 May 1964, American
American comedian
Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926, American
Founder of Playboy Magazine

Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
04 October 1923, American
Actor

Warren BeattyWarren Beatty
30 March 1937, American
Actor
Ann-MargretAnn-Margret
28 April 1941, Swedish, American
Actress

Dermot MulroneyDermot Mulroney
31 October 1963, American
Actor
Cindy CrawfordCindy Crawford
20 February 1966, American
 

Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
30 April 1926, American
Comedian, Actress

Shelley LongShelley Long
23 August 1949, American
Actress

Kristen SchaalKristen Schaal
24 January 1978, American
Actress

Charlie BakerCharlie Baker
13 November 1956, American
72nd Governor of Massachusetts
Meghan MarkleMeghan Markle
04 August 1981, American
Actress

Seth MeyersSeth Meyers
28 December 1973, American
American Comedian

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944, British, American
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News

Robert Philip HanssenRobert Hanssen
18 April 1944, American
Former FBI Agent & Spy for the Soviet Union
Paul LyndePaul Lynde
13 June 1926, American
 

James R. Jim JarmuschJim Jarmusch
22 January 1953, American
American film director
Richard KindRichard Kind
22 November 1956, American
Actor

Marg HelgenbergerMarg Helgenberger
16 November 1958, American
Actress

Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones
02 March 1919, American
Actress
Adlai Stevenson IIAdlai Stevenson II
05 February 1900, American
 

Aneta CorsautAneta Corsaut
03 November 1933, American
Actress, Writer
Noah WyleNoah Wyle
04 June 1971, American
Actor

William Jennings BryanWilliam Jennings Bryan
19 March 1860, American
Former United States Secretary of State

McLean StevensonMcLean Stevenson
14 November 1927, American
Actor
Anne DudekAnne Dudek
22 March 1975, American
Actress

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Claude AkinsClaude Akins
25 May 1926, American
Actor
Richard BenjaminRichard Benjamin
22 May 1938, American
Actor

Peter StraussPeter Strauss
20 February 1947, American
Actor

Saul Bellow Saul Bellow
10 June 1915, American
Novelist

Brent MusburgerBrent Musburger
26 May 1939, American
Sportscaster
Maulik PancholyMaulik Pancholy
18 January 1974, American
Actor
Cheddi JaganCheddi Jagan
22 March 1918, Guyanese
Guyana's Father of Nation

Allan CarrAllan Carr
27 May 1937, American
American Producer

Virginia SatirVirginia Satir
26 June 1916, American
American author

James R. ThompsonJames R. Thompson
08 May 1936, American
Lawyer, Politician
Charles Horace MayoCharles Horace Mayo
19 July 1865, American
Surgeon

George Joseph StiglerGeorge Joseph Stigler
17 January 1911, American
Economist

James GunnJames Gunn
23 July 1923, American
Writer

Kathryn HahnKathryn Hahn
23 July 1973, American
Actress

Clancy BrownClancy Brown
05 January 1959, American
Film actor
Nicolle WallaceNicolle Wallace
04 February 1972, American
Political Commentator

Anna GunnAnna Gunn
11 August 1968, American
Actress
Billy EichnerBilly Eichner
18 September 1978, American
Comedian

Rahm EmanuelRahm Emanuel
29 November 1959, American
Politician

Jeffrey HunterJeffrey Hunter
25 November 1926, American
Actor
William DanielsWilliam Daniels
31 March 1927, American
Actor

Robert ReedRobert Reed
19 October 1932, American
Actor
Robert ConradRobert Conrad
01 March 1935, American
Actor

Aimee GarciaAimee Garcia
28 November 1978, American
Actress

Brad HallBrad Hall
21 March 1958, American
Actor

Nicole SullivanNicole Sullivan
21 April 1970, American
Actress

Brian d'Arcy JamesBrian d'Arcy James
29 June 1968, American
Actor
Robin Lord TaylorRobin Lord Taylor
04 June 1978, American
Actor

Anita BryantAnita Bryant
25 March 1940, American
Singer

Denis O'HareDenis O'Hare
17 January 1962, American
Actor

Zach GilfordZach Gilford
14 January 1982, American
Actor
Greg BerlantiGreg Berlanti
24 May 1972, American
Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer,

Gillian FlynnGillian Flynn
24 February 1971, American
Writer
John Cameron MitchellJohn Cameron Mitchell
21 April 1963, American
Actor

Patti DavisPatti Davis
21 October 1952, American
Actress

Harry LennixHarry Lennix
16 November 1964, American
Actor
James KeachJames Keach
07 December 1947, American
Actor

George NewbernGeorge Newbern
30 December 1964, American
Actor
Ira GlassIra Glass
03 March 1959, American
Radio producer, Radio personality, Actor

Pramila JayapalPramila Jayapal
21 September 1965, Indian
Politician

Andrew BirdAndrew Bird
11 July 1973, American
Musician
Sidney SheldonSidney Sheldon
11 February 1917, American
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright, Film

Steve AlbiniSteve Albini
22 July 1962, American
Record producer, Singer, Engineer, Audio engineer,
Ginni RomettyGinni Rometty
29 July 1957, American
Businesswomen

Kathy ReichsKathy Reichs
07 July 1948, American
Writer

Bonnie BartlettBonnie Bartlett
20 June 1929, American
Actress

Jaime Ray NewmanJaime Ray Newman
02 April 1978, American
Actress
Fred WilliamsonFred Williamson
05 March 1938, American
Actor
Craig SagerCraig Sager
29 June 1951, American
Journalist

Claire CoffeeClaire Coffee
14 April 1980, American
Actress

Edgar BergenEdgar Bergen
16 February 1903, American
Actor, Radio personality

Shawn FanningShawn Fanning
22 November 1980, American
Computer scientist, Programmer
Kirsten NelsonKirsten Nelson
03 October 1970, American
Actress

Jayne AtkinsonJayne Atkinson
18 February 1959, British, American
Actress

Michael WestonMichael Weston
25 October 1973, American
Actor

Martha HyerMartha Hyer
10 August 1924, American
Actress

Howard Warren BuffettHoward Warren Buffett
14 October 1983, American
Professor
David BoiesDavid Boies
11 March 1941, American
Lawyer

Veronica RothVeronica Roth
19 August 1988, American
Novelist
Jennie EisenhowerJennie Eisenhower
15 August 1978, American
Actress

Rich EisenRich Eisen
24 June 1969, American
Journalist
Craig BierkoCraig Bierko
18 August 1964, American
Actor
Michael WilbonMichael Wilbon
19 November 1958, American
Sports Commentator

Northwestern University or NU is a private research university based out of Evanston, Illinois. The university has branched out to touch more lives with its quality education, with its branches in Chicago, San Francisco and Doha. The university traces its foundation back to the mid 1800’s and has striven to attain its current position of having the tenth largest university endowment in the United States of America. Being on the sustainable side, Northwestern University was also listed as one of the top 10 universities in the country purchasing renewable power, as per the Green Power Partnership in 2009. The university offers way over 2100 bachelor’s degrees, 3000 master’s degrees, 500 doctoral degrees and 400 professional degrees in several areas of study. Selection process and admissions are characterized as “most selective” as per the U.S. News & World Report, with an elite group of handpicked students who make the cut every year. With the student body comprising of 21,000 students from over 100 countries, the university is a mix of diverse cultures, which perfectly blend to provide an ideal learning environment. The notable board of faculty includes an esteemed list of individuals who have gone to accomplish great things in their areas of study. Some of its prominent alumni include David Schwimmer, Stephen Colbert, Julia-Louis-Dreyfus, Saul Bellow and so on. Presenting to you, a detailed list of outstanding achievers born out of Northwestern University.