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.
Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
13 January 1961, American
Actress
Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
17 January 1980, American
Actress

David SchwimmerDavid Schwimmer
02 November 1966, American
Actor

Meghan MarkleMeghan Markle
04 August 1981, American
Actress

Stephen ColbertStephen Colbert
13 May 1964, American
American comedian

Warren BeattyWarren Beatty
30 March 1937, American
Actor
Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926, American
Founder of Playboy Magazine

Dermot MulroneyDermot Mulroney
31 October 1963, American
Actor

Cindy CrawfordCindy Crawford
20 February 1966, American
 

Ann-MargretAnn-Margret
28 April 1941, Swedish, American
Actress
Noah WyleNoah Wyle
04 June 1971, American
Actor

Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
04 October 1923, American
Actor
James R. Jim JarmuschJim Jarmusch
22 January 1953, American
American film director

Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
30 April 1926, American
Comedian, Actress

Seth MeyersSeth Meyers
28 December 1973, American
American Comedian
Shelley LongShelley Long
23 August 1949, American
Actress

Kristen SchaalKristen Schaal
24 January 1978, American
Actress
Robert Philip HanssenRobert Hanssen
18 April 1944, American
Former FBI Agent & Spy for the Soviet Union

Zach BraffZach Braff
06 April 1975, American
Actor, Director

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944, British, American
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News
Paul LyndePaul Lynde
13 June 1926, American
 

Marg HelgenbergerMarg Helgenberger
16 November 1958, American
Actress
Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones
02 March 1919, American
Actress

Richard KindRichard Kind
22 November 1956, American
Actor

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

Adlai Stevenson IIAdlai Stevenson II
05 February 1900, American
 
Aneta CorsautAneta Corsaut
03 November 1933, American
Actress, Writer
Claude AkinsClaude Akins
25 May 1926, American
Actor

Anne DudekAnne Dudek
22 March 1975, American
Actress

Charlie BakerCharlie Baker
13 November 1956, American
72nd Governor of Massachusetts

Peter StraussPeter Strauss
20 February 1947, American
Actor
Saul Bellow Saul Bellow
10 June 1915, American
Novelist

Richard BenjaminRichard Benjamin
22 May 1938, American
Actor

Maulik PancholyMaulik Pancholy
18 January 1974, American
Actor

Allan CarrAllan Carr
27 May 1937, American
American Producer

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Virginia SatirVirginia Satir
26 June 1916, American
American author
Charles Horace MayoCharles Horace Mayo
19 July 1865, American
Surgeon

Cheddi JaganCheddi Jagan
22 March 1918, Guyanese
Guyana's Father of Nation
James R. ThompsonJames R. Thompson
08 May 1936, American
Lawyer, Politician

George Joseph StiglerGeorge Joseph Stigler
17 January 1911, American
Economist

Richard Benjamin HarrisonRichard Benjamin Harrison
04 March 1941, American
Businessperson
Jeffrey HunterJeffrey Hunter
25 November 1926, American
Actor

Robert ConradRobert Conrad
01 March 1935, American
Actor
Anita BryantAnita Bryant
25 March 1940, American
Singer

Nicole SullivanNicole Sullivan
21 April 1970, American
Actress

David BoiesDavid Boies
11 March 1941, American
Lawyer

Greg BerlantiGreg Berlanti
24 May 1972, American
Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer,

James KeachJames Keach
07 December 1947, American
Actor
Steve AlbiniSteve Albini
22 July 1962, American
Record producer, Singer, Engineer, Audio engineer,

Sidney SheldonSidney Sheldon
11 February 1917, American
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright, Film

Ira GlassIra Glass
03 March 1959, American
Radio producer, Radio personality, Actor

Bonnie BartlettBonnie Bartlett
20 June 1929, American
Actress
Edgar BergenEdgar Bergen
16 February 1903, American
Actor, Radio personality

Fred WilliamsonFred Williamson
05 March 1938, American
Actor
Shawn FanningShawn Fanning
22 November 1980, American
Computer scientist, Programmer

Craig BierkoCraig Bierko
18 August 1964, American
Actor

Jayne AtkinsonJayne Atkinson
18 February 1959, British, American
Actress
Mara Brock AkilMara Brock Akil
27 May 1970, American
ScreenWriter

Ralph BuncheRalph Bunche
1904 AD, American
 
George StiglerGeorge Stigler
17 January 1911, American
Economist

John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
10 August 1947, American
Banker, Financier

Debi ThomasDebi Thomas
25 March 1967, American
Figure skater
Sheldon HarnickSheldon Harnick
30 April 1924, American
Poet, Writer, Songwriter, Librettist

Herschell Gordon LewisHerschell Gordon Lewis
15 June 1929, American
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter,
Juan ColeJuan Cole
23 October 1952, American
Historian, Blogger, University teacher

Dick TufeldDick Tufeld
11 December 1926, American
Actor, Television actor

Thomas StarzlThomas Starzl
11 March 1926, American
Physician

Ali BabacanAli Babacan
04 April 1967, Turkish
Politician, Diplomat
Ned RoremNed Rorem
23 October 1923, American
Composer, Diarist, Writer, University teacher,
Todd MartinTodd Martin
08 July 1970, American
Tennis player, Tennis coach

Matt GreversMatt Grevers
26 March 1985, American
Swimmer

Chester GouldChester Gould
20 November 1900, American
Cartoonist

Margaret WalkerMargaret Walker
07 July 1915, American
novelist, poet, university teacher, writer
David IvesDavid Ives
11 July 1950, American
Playwright

Daniel PetrieDaniel Petrie
26 November 1920, Canadian
Film director, Film producer

Al FromAl From
31 May 1943, American
 

Arthur Joseph GoldbergArthur Joseph Goldberg
Politician, Lawyer

James R. JarmuschJames R. Jarmusch
22 January 1953, American
Film Score Composer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
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.