15 Famous Alumni From Harvard University

15 Famous Alumni From Harvard University

Harvard is the oldest university in the United States, so it’s no surprise that many students have attended the prestigious college. You might even be surprised by some of them!

1. Ashley Judd

Not only is she an amazing actress, sister to one of the great country singers and a good will ambassador, she holds a master’s degree from Harvard University.

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2. Mark Zuckerberg

Thanks to this Harvard alumnus, we can see what our third and fourth cousins are doing on a daily basis. He is the creator of Facebook, everyone’s favorite social media platform. He didn’t graduate, but we still think he’s awesome.

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3. Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff decided to take the non-traditional route and got her degree through Harvard Extension School. It’s Harvard hybrid online/on campus program. It’s tough to earn a degree online, so, you go girl!

4. Team Coco

That’s right! Our favorite late night host Conan O’Brien went to Harvard University. He graduated with a degree in United States History.

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5. Michael Crichton

You know who he is, even if you don’t known his name. He is the genius behind ‘Jurassic Park’ – it was a book before it was a movie. He earned his degree in anthropology.

6. Stockard Channing

Before she was getting a hickey from Kenickie in ‘Grease’, she was attending Radcliffe College, Harvard’s college for women.

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7. JFK

That’s right. One of the most famous presidents of the modern era was a graduate of Harvard University.

8. Obama

Speaking of presidents, our hero Barack Obama was a graduate of Harvard. His daughter, Malia is following in his footsteps and she’s attending.

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9. Inconceivable!

If you know the line, you know the man who made it famous. Wallace Shawn earned his degree in History from Harvard University.

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10. Helen Keller

If you ever needed proof that you can do ANYTHING, just look to Helen Keller. She graduated in 1904, and she was the first blind and deaf person to do so.

11. B.J. Novak

Thanks to this Harvard graduate, we have tons of Michael Scott sayings to quote. He earned his degree in literature.

12. Natalie Portman

Many of us look to her as a fashion icon and an amazing actress. She’s also wicked smart. She earned her degree in psychology in 2003. What CAN’T she do?

13. John Updike

His name may not ring a bell yet, but if you enjoyed watching Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher, and Susan Sarandon outwit the devilish Jack Nicholson, it was because of this Harvard grad. He wrote the amazing classic “The Witches of Eastwick.”

14. Scott Weinger

The voice behind Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ and DJ’s first love on ‘Full House’ is a Harvard graduate. And he’s cute, win-win.

15. Matt Damon

Our favorite Boston heartthrob was a Harvard student. He unfortunately dropped out but we don’t adore him any less.

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Which famous people do you know of who went to Harvard? Tell us in the comments!

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