Famous People Who Went To Fordham University

There are tons of famous people who went to Fordham University. From politicians to athletes and beyond. Here are a few famous faces who attended the UWS school.

Alan Alda

The award-winning actor was in the class of 1956 as an English major, and was on television before he graduated (performing with his father, Robert Alda).  Alan Alda still lives on the Upper West Side (at the Park Millenium at 101 West 67th Street).

Alan Alda

Alda in the 1960s. Photo by Friedman-Abeles

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Denzel Washington

Denzel graduated from Fordham with a bachelors degree in theater in 1977. He served on the school’s board of trustees from 1994 to 2000. He is also known to make appearances on campus on occasion. And, the famous actor has gifted the school generous donations in excess of $2 million.

Denzel Washington Early Years

Denzel in 1990. Photo by Alan Light

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried was supposed to graduate in 2003, but when offered a role in Mean Girls, she left. That’s understandable.

Amanda Seyfried

photo taken by Flickr user GabboT (from 2014)

Dylan McDermott

Dylan McDermott graduated as a drama major in 1983.

Dylan McDermott

Taken in 2012. Photo credit: Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV

Faith Evans

Faith Evans studied marketing at Fordham in 1991. But, she left after a year to have her daughter with music producer Kiyamma Griffin.

Faith Evans

Photo taken in 1998. Photo credit: Kingkongphoto & www.celebrity-photos.com

David Copperfield

The famous magician attended Fordham in 1975 at the Rose Hill Campus …. for three weeks. He was still allowed to give a graduation speech to the class of 1999.

David Copperfield

Photo by ABC Television [Public domain]

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Susan Lucci

Susan Lucci attended Marymount and is a member of the Butler Society, which is given to students who have achieved the highest honors. She graduated in 1968.

Susan Lucci

Lucci in 1977

Taylor Schilling

Taylor Schilling graduated as a theater major in 2006. Afterwards, Schilling went to NYU, but dropped out after two years.

Taylor Schilling

Photo taken in 2014 by Dominick D

Lana Del Rey

Philosophy major Lana Del Ray graduated from Fordham in 2005. She was apparently a bit of a loner.

Lana Del Rey

Taken in 2012. Photo credit: Mike Monaghan

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