Discover the notable alumni of Yale University. The list includes people like George H. W. Bush, Jennifer Connelly, James Franco, Liev Schreiber & Hillary Clinton. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, intellectuals & academics, miscellaneous, media personalities and film & theater personalities etc.
Jennifer ConnellyJennifer Connelly
12 December 1970, American
Actress
George H. W. BushGeorge H. W. Bush
12 June 1924, American
41st U.S. President

James FrancoJames Franco
19 April 1978, American
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher

Jodie FosterJodie Foster
19 November 1962, American
Actress & Director

Tom SteyerTom Steyer
27 June 1957, American
Banker

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton
26 October 1947, American
Former First Lady, Political Leader
Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967, American
Journalist

Edward NortonEdward Norton
18 August 1969, American
Actor

Alan DershowitzAlan Dershowitz
01 September 1938, American
Lawyer

Liev SchreiberLiev Schreiber
04 October 1967, American
Actor
Claire DanesClaire Danes
12 April 1979, American
American actress

Lance ReddickLance Reddick
31 December 1962, American
Actor
David DuchovnyDavid Duchovny
07 August 1960, American
 

Reginald Claypoole VanderbiltReginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
14 January 1880, American
Millionaire, Equestrian

John KerryJohn Kerry
11 December 1943, American
Politician
Oliver StoneOliver Stone
15 September 1946, American
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Vincent priceVincent Price
27 May 1911, American
Actor
Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951, American
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon

David Hyde PierceDavid Hyde Pierce
03 April 1959, American
Actor

Sonia SotomayorSonia Sotomayor
25 June 1954, American
Judge
Clarence ThomasClarence Thomas
23 June 1948, American
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the

Brian DennehyBrian Dennehy
09 July 1938, American
Actor
Ronan FarrowRonan Farrow
19 December 1987, American
Journalist, Activist, Human Rights Lawyer

Kellie MartinKellie Martin
16 October 1975, American
Actress

Stacy KeachStacy Keach
02 June 1941, American
Actor

Chris NothChris Noth
13 November 1954, American
Actor
Grace HopperGrace Hopper
09 December 1906, American
Computer Scientist
Cole PorterCole Porter
09 June 1891, American
Composer, Songwriter

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck
10 February 1964, American
CEO of TheBlaze

Dick Cavett Dick Cavett
11 November 1936, American
Television Personality

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian
Writer
Elia KazanElia Kazan
07 September 1909, Greek, Turkish, American
Director, Actor, Producer

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Mark RothkoMark Rothko
25 September 1903, American
Painter

Bronson PinchotBronson Pinchot
20 May 1959, American
Actor

Pat RobertsonPat Robertson
22 March 1930, American
Evangelist, Media Mogul

Camille PagliaCamille Paglia
02 April 1947, American
Cultural critic
Wendi Deng Murdoch Wendi Deng Murdoch
08 December 1968, American
Businesswoman, Actress

Ben SteinBen Stein
25 November 1944, American
Writer, Actor, Lawyer
Tom WolfeTom Wolfe
02 March 1931, American
American author

Bruce H. MannBruce H. Mann
27 April 1950, American
Professor

Nathan HaleNathan Hale
06 June 1755, American
American Martyr
Sinclair LewisSinclair Lewis
07 February 1885, American
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

David McCulloughDavid McCullough
07 July 1933, American
Author, Historian
Allen DullesAllen Dulles
07 April 1893, American
Former Diplomat & Head of CIA

Frederick Law OlmstedFrederick Law Olmsted
26 April 1822, American
Landscape Architect

Joy BryantJoy Bryant
18 October 1974, American
Actress

Mina KimesMina Kimes
08 September 1985, American
Journalist

Jay RockefellerJay Rockefeller
18 June 1937, American
Political Leader
Eli WhitneyEli Whitney
08 December 1765, American
American inventor

James Fenimore CooperJames Fenimore Cooper
15 September 1789, American
Writer

Kevin OlusolaKevin Olusola
05 October 1988, American
Beatboxer

Reinhold NiebuhrReinhold Niebuhr
21 June 1892, American
Theologian
Suzanne CryerSuzanne Cryer
13 January 1967, American
Actress

Murray Gell-MannMurray Gell-Mann
15 September 1929, American
Physicist
Chuck CloseChuck Close
05 July 1940, American
Painter

Maya LinMaya Lin
05 October 1959, American
Designer

Samuel P. HuntingtonSamuel P. Huntington
18 April 1927, American
 
John LindsayJohn Lindsay
24 November 1921, American
Politician, Former Mayor of New York City

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
11 January 1887, American
 
Benjamin TallmadgeBenjamin Tallmadge
25 February 1754, American
Military Leader

Charles IvesCharles Ives
20 October 1874, American
Composer

Noah WebsterNoah Webster
16 October 1758, American
Lexicographer
A. Bartlett GiamattiA. Bartlett Giamatti
04 April 1938, American
Academician, Scholar, Commissioner of Major League

Ernest LawrenceErnest Lawrence
08 August 1901, American
Physicist
Potter StewartPotter Stewart
23 January 1915, American
Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of

Kurt Hugo SchneiderKurt Hugo Schneider
07 September 1988, American
Filmmaker, Singer-songwriter

Maulik PancholyMaulik Pancholy
18 January 1974, American
Actor

James L. BuckleyJames L. Buckley
09 March 1923, American
Former United States Senator
Jonathan EdwardsJonathan Edwards
05 October 1703, American
American preacher
John HerseyJohn Hersey
17 June 1914, American
American writer

Norman Robert Foster Norman Foster
01 June 1935, British
Architect

Lyman BeecherLyman Beecher
12 October 1775, American
Clergyman

William VickreyWilliam Vickrey
21 June 1914, American
Nobel Prize Winner in Economics
Francis GrecoFrancis Greco
1968 AD, Canadian
Ex-husband of Lauren Holly

Elise JordanElise Jordan
22 June 1990, American
Journalist

Alan DundesAlan Dundes
08 September 1934, American
Folklorist

Paul TaylorPaul Taylor
29 July 1930, American
One of the foremost American choreographers of the

Monique TruongMonique Truong
13 May 1968, American
Writer
Cash WarrenCash Warren
10 January 1979, American
Film Producer

W. Edwards DemingWilliam Edwards Deming
14 October 1900, American
Statistician, Electrical Engineer
Efrem Zimbalist JrEfrem Zimbalist Jr
30 November 1918, American
Actor

David Morris LeeDavid Morris Lee
20 January 1931, American
Physicist

Zeljko IvanekZeljko Ivanek
15 August 1957, Slovenian, American
Actor
Kathryn HahnKathryn Hahn
23 July 1973, American
Actress

Zoe KazanZoe Kazan
09 September 1983, British, American
Actress
Patricia ClarksonPatricia Clarkson
29 December 1959, American
Actress

Ron LivingstonRon Livingston
05 June 1967, American
Actor

Don GummerDon Gummer
12 December 1946, American
Sculptor

Shawn LevyShawn Levy
23 July 1968, Canadian, American
Director
Henry Ford IIHenry Ford II
04 September 1917, American
Businessman

Ernie HudsonErnie Hudson
17 December 1945, American
Actor
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
24 January 1967, American
Stand-up comedian, Actor, Film director,

Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman
28 February 1953, American
Columnist, Economist, Essayist, Blogger,
Dylan BakerDylan Baker
07 October 1959, American
Actor

Fareed ZakariaFareed Zakaria
20 January 1964, American
Journalist, Reporter, Essayist, Writer, Economist
Ken HowardKen Howard
28 March 1944, American
Actor

The Yale University, situated in the United States, is one of the most reputed educational institutions in the world, which has been attracting students from several countries every year. It is believed that the name of the university has been derived from Elihu Yale, a governor of the East India Company, known for his generosity. He apparently donated a lot to the university and the name Yale was the institution’s way of paying tribute to the late governor. The infrastructure of the university is simply outstanding. The dining hall and the library, in particular, deserve a special mention. The remarkable Goth architecture and the breathtaking campus might remind you of the ‘Hogwarts’ school from the ‘Harry Potter’ movie franchise. Several noteworthy public figures were once students of this remarkable institution. Democrat leader Hillary Clinton is an alumnus of the notable Yale University and apparently visits her alma mater quite often. Her husband Bill Clinton, who was the 42nd President of the United States, known for his outstanding leadership skills, had studied here too. Former American President George W Bush, Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep and noted journalist Anderson Cooper are a few other famous personalities among Yale’s alumni. The university is also notable for producing several students who went on to become a part of the American intelligence agency ‘CIA’. In addition, there are several rumors of this university being a hotbed for creepy secret societies. Here is a list of notable Yale alumni who have made a mark in various spheres of life and inspired others to follow suit!