Wesleyan University

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Discover the notable alumni of Wesleyan University. The list includes people like Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Undertaker, Michael Bay, Joss Whedon & Clark Gregg. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, film & theater personalities, musicians, intellectuals & academics and singers etc.
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 1 
Michael Bay
(One of the Most Commercially Successful Film Directors in History)
Michael Bay
14
Birthdate: February 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 2 
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(Actor, Singer-songwriter)
Lin-Manuel Miranda
65
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 3 
Bradley Whitford
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Josh Lyman’ on the Series 'The West Wing')
Bradley Whitford
11
Birthdate: October 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 4 
Clark Gregg
9
Birthdate: April 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 5 
Dana Delany
(Actress)
Dana Delany
11
Birthdate: March 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 6 
Beanie Feldstein
18
Birthdate: June 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 7 
Mike White
(Screenwriter)
Mike White
4
Birthdate: June 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Emily Kinney
(actor, musician, singer, stage actor, television actor)
Emily Kinney
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nebraska
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 9 
Ram Dass
(Spiritual Teacher)
Ram Dass
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Died: December 22, 2019
 10 
William Christopher
(Actor & Comedian Known for His Role in TV Series ‘M*A*S*H’)
William Christopher
2
Birthdate: October 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Died: December 31, 2016
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 11 
Daniel Handler
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
 12 
Willie Garson
18
Birthdate: February 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Highland Park, New Jersey
Died: September 21, 2021
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Amanda Palmer
(Singer, Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Musician, Playwright, Blogger, Songwriter)
Amanda Palmer
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 14 
John McLaughlin
(Guitarist, Bandleader, composer)
John McLaughlin
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Doncaster
 15 
Kim Wayans
(Actress)
Kim Wayans
3
Birthdate: October 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 16 
Angela Yee
(She hosts the nationally syndicated morning show The Breakfast Club)
Angela Yee
1
Birthdate: January 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 17 
Joss Whedon
(Screenwriter, Director & Producer)
Joss Whedon
20
Birthdate: June 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
Michael Bennett
(Politician)
Michael Bennett
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
 19 
Robert Ludlum
(Author of 27 thriller novels, best known as the creator of Jason Bourne from the original The Bourne Trilogy series.)
Robert Ludlum
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: March 12, 2001
 20 
Daniel Weiss
(Television Producer)
Daniel Weiss
2
Birthdate: April 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 21 
Santigold
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her Song 'L.E.S. Artistes')
Santigold
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 22 
Elisabeth Harnois
6
Birthdate: May 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 23 
John Hickenlooper
(Geologist, Businessman and 42nd Governor of Colorado)
John Hickenlooper
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Narberth, Narberth, Pennsylvania, United States
 24 
Patricia Wettig
(Actor, Playwright, Stage actor, Television actor)
Patricia Wettig
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 25 
Kenneth Lonergan
(Screenwriter, Playwright, Director, Actor)
Kenneth Lonergan
1
Birthdate: October 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
 26 
Alex Kurtzman
(Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer)
Alex Kurtzman
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles
 27 
Ruben Fleischer
(Director)
Ruben Fleischer
1
Birthdate: October 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
 28 
Edward Thorndike
(Psychologist)
Edward Thorndike
0
Birthdate: August 31, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Williamsburg, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 9, 1949
 29 
Daniel Dennett
(Philosopher)
Daniel Dennett
6
Birthdate: March 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 30 
Matthew Weiner
0
Birthdate: June 29, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 31 
William R. Moses
0
Birthdate: November 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 32 
Akiva Goldsman
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Writer)
Akiva Goldsman
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City
 33 
Candace Nelson
(Pastry Chef)
Candace Nelson
9
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: May 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Indonesia
 34 
Eric Mangini
(Football coach)
Eric Mangini
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
 35 
Bozoma Saint John
(Chief Brand Officer at Uber)
Bozoma Saint John
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ghana
 36 
Jon Turteltaub
(Director)
Jon Turteltaub
0
Birthdate: August 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Edward M. Kennedy, Jr.
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston
 38 
Indy Neidell
(Actor, YouTuber best known for presenting the video series, The Great War on The Great War Channel)
Indy Neidell
0
Birthdate: September 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
 39 
Hari Kondabolu
(Comedian)
Hari Kondabolu
1
Birthdate: October 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queens, New York (state) New York, U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 40 
Emilio Q. Daddario
(Politician)
Emilio Q. Daddario
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newton Centre, Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 7, 2010
 41 
David McClelland
(Psychologist, University teacher, Sociologist)
David McClelland
2
Birthdate: May 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mount Vernon
Died: March 27, 1998
 42 
John Perry Barlow
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pinedale, Wyoming, USA
Died: February 7, 2018
 43 
Sebastian Junger
(American Journalist, Author and Filmmaker)
Sebastian Junger
3
Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
 44 
Jed Hoyer
(Sports Administrator)
Jed Hoyer
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States
 45 
Bobbito Garcia
(Disc jockey)
Bobbito Garcia
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City New York, New York, U.S.
 46 
David Jay
(Activist)
David Jay
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
 47 
Anuradha Sriram
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chennai
 48 
Charles Olson
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 27, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 10, 1970
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 49 
Anna Dewdney
(Author, illustrator)
Anna Dewdney
0
Birthdate: December 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 3, 2016
Prince Carlos, Duke of Parma
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nijmegen, Netherlands