Famous Alumni of New York University - Celebrities from New York University

Apart from its great reputation, the fact that it is situated in one of the world’s best cities, makes ‘New York University’ a favorite among students from all over the world. Popular magazines like ‘U.S News & World Report’ and ‘Times Higher Education’ have rated ‘New York University’ as one among the 35 top educational institutions in the world. Apart from two additional campuses at Shanghai and Abu Dhabi, several academic centers of the University are situated in cities like Madrid, Buenos Aires, Washington D.C and London. Many graduates of New York University have bagged the prestigious Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Prize and even Academy Award honors. Of course, the university is known for imparting education of impeccable quality, but there’s another reason why NYU is popular – its notable alumni. Some of the students who spent their academic years at ‘New York University’ are legendary filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen, Hollywood actresses Angelina Jolie and Anna Hathaway as well as pop icon Lady Gaga. Martin Scorsese is undoubtedly one of the greatest icons of cinema who has produced outstanding movies like ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Departed’, ‘The Aviator’ and ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie has not just impressed the masses with her acting skills, but has also been praised for being socially responsible. Lady Gaga is the current poster girl of world music and has joined the league of several yesteryear greats like Michael Jackson and Madonna. Here’s a compilation consisting of the names of several noteworthy celebrities who have made New York University quite proud.

Check out the list of notable New York University (NYU) alumni. Some of the notable New York University students are Elizabeth Olsen, Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway and Adam Sandler.

The Most Famous Alumni of New York University

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Sean HannityDecember 30, 1961AmericanSean Hannity is a television host and political commentator best known for the talk show ‘The Sean Hannity Show’
Morgan FreemanJune 1, 1937AmericanMorgan Freeman is an Academy Award winning actor known for his work in movies like ‘Street Smart’, ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ and ‘Million Dollar Baby’
Marin HinkleMarch 23, 1966AmericanMarin Hinkle is an actress known for her role in the sitcom ‘Two and a Half Men.’
Lucy LiuDecember 2, 1968AmericanLucy Alexis Liu is an American actress, model and an occasional film producer
Lady GagaMarch 28, 1986AmericanLady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) is a popular world pop icon, known for songs like ‘Poker Face’
Sidney PoitierFebruary 20, 1927AmericanSidney Poitier is an actor, director and diplomat who was the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor
Matthew Gray GublerMarch 9, 1980AmericanMatthew Gray Gubler is a popular American actor, director, painter and model
Brizzy VoicesSeptember 13, 1991AmericanBrizzy Voices is a YouTuber who does funny impressions of animation characters
Jack LordDecember 30, 1920AmericanJack Lord is an American artist, actor and philanthropist famous for his role in ‘Hawaii Five-O’ as Detective Steve McGarrett
Frank GrilloJune 8, 1965AmericanFrank Grillo is an Italian American actor popularly known for his roles in movies like ‘Warrior’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’
John F. Kennedy Jr.

John F. Kennedy Jr.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., also referred to as JFK Jr

Sean O'Donnell

Sean O’Donnell is an American Instagram star, model and social media personality

AmericanMay 28, 1996113 views

Frederick Reines

Frederick Reines was an American physicist who won a share of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics

AmericanMarch 16, 1918100 views

Henry Taube

Henry Taube was a Canadian-born American chemist who received the 1983 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

CanadianNovember 30, 1915128 views

Gertrude B. Elion

Gertrude B

AmericanJanuary 23, 1918114 views

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow was an American biochemist and a medical physicist who received Nobel Prize in 1977

AmericanJuly 19, 192196 views

George Wald

George Wald was an American scientist and Nobel Laureate who is known for his work with pigments in the retina

AmericanNovember 18, 1906123 views

Julius Axelrod

Julius Axelrod was an American biochemist who was one of winners of 1970 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

AmericanMay 30, 1912113 views

Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster was one of the most brilliant actors of the American film industry

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is one of the most celebrated film stars all around the world

AmericanJune 4, 1975137 views