Columbia University alumni

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    Columbia Lions athletes

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    Barnard College alumni

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  3. Columbia Business School alumni 21 views

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  8. Columbia University School of General Studies alumni 4 views

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    Columbia Law School alumni

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  13. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons alumni 30 views

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  1. Jake Gyllenhaal
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    Jake Gyllenhaal

    1,250,194 views

    Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal (/ˈɪlənhɔːl/ JIL-ən-hawl; born December 19, 1980) is an American actor. The son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting at the age of ten. Following his first lead role in October Sky (1999), he starred in the indie cult hit Donnie Darko (2001), in which he played a psychologically troubled teenager alongside his older sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal. In 2002, he starred in another indie film, The Good Girl. In 2004, he appeared in the climate fiction-disaster film The Day After Tomorrow, portraying a student caught in a cataclysmic climate event.


  2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt (/ˌsəf ˈɡɔrdən ˈlɛvɨt/; born February 17, 1981) is an American actor and filmmaker. As a child star, he appeared in the films A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield and 10 Things I Hate About You, and as Tommy Solomon in the TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun. He took a break from acting to study at Columbia University, but dropped out in 2004 to pursue acting again. He has since starred in 500 Days of Summer, Inception, Hesher, 50/50, Premium Rush, The Dark Knight Rises, Brick, Looper, The Lookout, Manic, Lincoln, Mysterious Skin and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. He also founded the online production company hitRECord in 2004 and has hosted his own TV series, HitRecord on TV, since January 2014. In 2013, Gordon-Levitt made his feature film directing and screenwriting debut with Don Jon, a comedy film in which he also stars. He previously directed and edited two short films, both of which were released in 2010: Morgan M. Morgansen's Date with Destiny and Morgan and Destiny's Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo. He stars as Edward Snowden in the upcoming Oliver Stone film Snowden, set for release in December 2015.


  3. James Franco
    #3

    James Franco

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    James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, filmmaker, and teacher. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He played Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007). He is also known for his roles in the films Flyboys (2006), Pineapple Express (2008), Milk (2008), 127 Hours (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Spring Breakers (2013), This Is the End (2013), and The Interview (2014). He had a recurring role in the ABC soap opera General Hospital. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), Franco was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2014, he made his Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men.


  4. Alicia Keys
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    Alicia Keys

    614,628 views

    Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Fallin'" becoming the second American recording artist to win five Grammys in one night. Her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003 and was also another success worldwide, selling eight million copies. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States. She became the first female to have an MTV Unplugged album to debut at number one and the highest since Nirvana in 1994.


  5. Katie Holmes
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    Katie Holmes

    703,201 views

    Kate Noelle "Katie" Holmes (born December 18, 1978) is an American actress and model who first achieved fame for her role as Joey Potter on The WB television teen drama Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2003. She appeared in 1998's Disturbing Behavior, a thriller, which won her an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. In 2000 Holmes featured in Wonder Boys which got positive attention from many leading critics. Holmes hosted Saturday Night Live on February 24, 2001.


  6. Julia Stiles
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    Julia Stiles

    502,154 views

    Julia O'Hara Stiles (born March 28, 1981) is an American actress. She first gained prominence for her lead roles in teen films such as 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) for which she won MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, Down to You (2000) and Save the Last Dance (2001) winning the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress. Her career progressed to starring in films such as The Business of Strangers (2001), Mona Lisa Smile (2003) and The Omen (2006). She guest starred as Lumen Pierce in the fifth season of the Showtime series Dexter (2010), a role that earned her Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Most recently, Stiles had a supporting role in Silver Linings Playbook (2012), and also appears in Blue, a web series from WIGS (2012–present). Other film roles include romantic comedy The Prince and Me (2004), noir-inspired drama-thriller A Little Trip to Heaven (2005), supernatural horror The Omen (2006), British-Canadian co-production The Cry of the Owl (2009), Between Us (2012) and Out of the Dark (2014). She also played the supporting character Nicky Parsons in the Bourne film series (2002–2007), a role which she will reprise in 2016.


  7. Emmy Rossum
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    Emmy Rossum

    372,683 views

    Emmanuelle Grey "Emmy" Rossum (born September 12, 1986) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her acting in the hit series Shameless, where she portrays the character Fiona, she has starred in movies including Songcatcher (2000), An American Rhapsody, (2001) and Passionada (2002). Her role in Mystic River (2003) garnered her wider recognition. She starred in the science-fiction film The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and received critical acclaim for her performance in the leading role of Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera (2004). She has since starred in Poseidon (2006), Dragonball: Evolution (2009), Dare (2009) Beautiful Creatures (2013), Before I Disappear (2014), You're Not You (2014) and Comet (2014).


  8. Barack Obama
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    Barack Obama

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    Barack Hussein Obama II (i/bəˈrɑːk hˈsn ɵˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he served as president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney and taught constitutional law at University of Chicago Law School between 1992 and 2004. He served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000 to Bobby Rush.


  9. Anson Mount
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    Anson Mount

    294,176 views

    Anson Adams Mount IV (born February 25, 1973) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Cullen Bohannon in the AMC show Hell on Wheels. He also played Jim Steele on the short-lived NBC series Conviction and appeared in the film Tully.


  10. Anna Paquin
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    Anna Paquin

    251,004 views

    Anna Helene Paquin (/ˈpækwɪn/; born 24 July 1982) is a Canadian-born New Zealand actress. Her first film was The Piano, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in March 1994 at the age of 11, making her the second youngest winner in Oscar history. She later appeared in a number of successful films, including Fly Away Home, She's All That, Almost Famous, The Squid and the Whale, 25th Hour and the X-Men franchise as Rogue from Marvel Comics. Paquin is also known for her role as Sookie Stackhouse in the HBO series True Blood, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama in 2009.


  11. Famke Janssen
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    Famke Janssen

    216,849 views

    Famke Beumer Janssen (/ˈfɑːmkə ˈjɑːnsən/; born 1964) is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter and former fashion model. She played Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye (1995), Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men film series (2000–present), Ava Moore on Nip/Tuck and Lenore Mills in Taken (2008) and its sequels, Taken 2 (2012) and Taken 3 (2015). In 2008, she was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity by the United Nations. She made her directorial debut with Bringing Up Bobby in 2011.


  12. Rachel Nichols
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    Rachel Nichols

    189,509 views

    Rachel Emily Nichols (born January 8, 1980) is an American actress and model. Nichols began modeling while attending Columbia University in New York City in the late 1990s. She transitioned into television and film acting in the early 2000s; she had a part in the romantic drama film Autumn in New York (2000) and a one-episode role in Season 4 of the show Sex and the City (2002).


  13. Jonathan Taylor Thomas
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    Jonathan Taylor Thomas

    113,665 views

    Jonathan Taylor Thomas (born Jonathan Taylor Weiss on September 8, 1981) is an American actor, voice actor, former child star, and teen idol. He is known for his roles as the middle child Randy Taylor in the ABC TV series Home Improvement (1991-98), and as the voice of the young Simba in the Disney film The Lion King (1994).


  14. Amanda Peet
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    Amanda Peet

    115,575 views

    Amanda Peet (born January 11, 1972) is an American actress who has appeared in film, stage, and television. After studying with Uta Hagen at Columbia University, Peet began her career in television commercials, and progressed to small roles on television, before making her film debut in 1995. Featured roles in the 2000 comedy film The Whole Nine Yards brought her wider recognition.


  15. Laurie Holden
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    Laurie Holden

    114,739 views

    Heather Laurie Holden (born December 17, 1969), better known as Laurie Holden, is an American actress, producer, model, and human rights activist. She is perhaps best recognized for her roles as Marita Covarrubias in The X-Files, Adele Stanton in The Majestic, Cybil Bennett in Silent Hill, Amanda Dumfries in The Mist, Olivia Murray in The Shield, Dr. Hannah Tramble in Chicago Fire, and Andrea in The Walking Dead.


  16. Rachel Williams
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    Rachel Williams

    106,255 views

    Rachel Williams (born April 29, 1967) is an American model, TV presenter, and landscape designer.


  17. Kari Wuhrer
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    Kari Wuhrer

    95,499 views

    Kari Samantha Wuhrer (born April 28, 1967) is an American actress and singer. Wuhrer is best known for her roles as Maggie Beckett in the television series Sliders and as Sheriff Samantha Parker in the comedy film Eight Legged Freaks.


  18. Frances Bavier
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    Frances Bavier

    79,987 views

    Frances Elizabeth Bavier (December 14, 1902 – December 6, 1989) was an American stage and television actress. Originally from New York theatre, Bavier worked in film and television from the 1950s. She is best known as the role of Aunt Bee on The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D. from 1960 to 1970. Aunt Bee logged more Mayberry years (ten) than any other character. Bavier won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Comedy Actress for the role in 1967.


  19. Maggie Gyllenhaal
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    Maggie Gyllenhaal

    77,748 views

    Margalit Ruth "Maggie" Gyllenhaal (/ˈɪlənhɔːl/; born November 16, 1977) is an American actress. She started her career as a child actress in films directed by her father, Stephen Gyllenhaal. Her younger brother is actor Jake Gyllenhaal.


  20. Liesel Matthews
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    Liesel Matthews

    66,398 views

    Liesel Pritzker Simmons (born Liesel Anne Pritzker on March 14, 1984), stage name Liesel Matthews, is an American former child actress, heiress to the Hyatt Hotels fortune, and philanthropist. She starred as Sara Crewe in A Little Princess, a 1995 film adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic, and as Alice Marshall in Air Force One. She is a member of the wealthy Pritzker family.


  21. Kelsey Asbille
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    Kelsey Asbille

    82,034 views

    Kelsey Asbille Chow (born September 9, 1991) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Mikayla in the Disney XD sitcom Pair of Kings. From 2005 to 2009, she had a recurring role as Gigi Silveri on the drama One Tree Hill. She portrayed Tracy Stewart in MTV's Teen Wolf in 2015-2016.


  22. Vanessa Carlton
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    Vanessa Carlton

    58,392 views

    Vanessa Lee Carlton (born August 16, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter. Upon completion of her education at the School of American Ballet, Carlton chose to pursue singing instead, performing in New York City bars and clubs while attending university. Three months after recording a demo with producer Peter Zizzo, she signed with A&M Records. She began recording her album, which was initially unsuccessful until Ron Fair took over.


  23. Sofia Vassilieva
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    Sofia Vassilieva

    49,526 views

    Sofia Vladimirovna Vassilieva (born October 22, 1992) (Russian: София Владимировна Васильева) is an American actress. Her most notable roles include the children's book heroine Eloise in Eloise at the Plaza and Eloise at Christmastime, Ariel DuBois in the Emmy-winning TV series Medium, and teenage cancer patient Kate Fitzgerald in the 2009 film adaptation of My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.


  24. Skylar Satenstein
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    Skylar Satenstein

    46,234 views

    Skylar Satenstein (born June 23, 1971) is an American physician and cosmetic surgeon. She holds degrees from Harvard and Columbia University and is also known for her relationships with actor Matt Damon, football player O.J. Simpson, and her former husband, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.


  25. James Cagney
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    James Cagney

    46,814 views

    James Francis Cagney, Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986) was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film, though he had his greatest impact in film. Known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive vocal style, and deadpan comic timing, he won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of performances. He is best remembered for playing multifaceted tough guys in movies such as The Public Enemy (1931), Taxi! (1932), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), and White Heat (1949) and was even typecast or limited by this view earlier in his career. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him eighth among its list of greatest male stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema. Orson Welles said of Cagney, "[he was] maybe the greatest actor who ever appeared in front of a camera", and Stanley Kubrick considered him to be one of the best actors of all time.


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