100 Notable alumni of
California State University - Northridge

California State University - Northridge is 354th in the world, 149th in North America, and 141st in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from California State University - Northridge sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Eva Mendes

    Eva Mendes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actormodelstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Eva de la Caridad Méndez, known professionally as Eva Mendes, is an American actress, model and businesswoman. Her acting career began in the late 1990s, with a series of roles in films such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000).

  2. Eva Longoria

    Eva Longoria
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    restaurateurtelevision producerfilm actorbeauty pageant contestanttelevision actor
    Biography

    Eva Jacqueline Longoria Bastón is an American actress, director and producer. After a number of guest roles on several television series, she was recognized for her portrayal of Isabella Braña on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, on which she starred from 2001 to 2003. She is most known for her role as Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives, which ran from 2004 to 2012, and for which she received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She has also appeared in The Sentinel (2006), Over Her Dead Body (2008), For Greater Glory (2012), Frontera (2014), Lowriders (2016), and Overboard (2018). From 2015 to 2016, she starred as Ana Sofia Calderón on the short-lived NBC sitcom Telenovela, and was an executive producer for the Lifetime television series Devious Maids. She has also been an executive producer of social issue documentaries, including Food Chains and The Harvest.

  3. Alyson Hannigan

    Alyson Hannigan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    film actoractorstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Alyson Lee Hannigan is an American actress and television presenter. She is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), as Lily Aldrin in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014) for which she won a People's Choice Award in 2009, and as Michelle Flaherty in the American Pie film series (1999–2012). Since 2016, Hannigan has hosted the television show Penn & Teller: Fool Us. She also provides the voice of Claire Clancy in the Disney Junior animated series Fancy Nancy (2018–present).

  4. Phil Hartman

    Phil Hartman
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1948-1998 (aged 50)
    Enrolled in California State University - Northridge
    In 1972 studied graphic design
    Occupations
    screenwritergraphic designervoice actortelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    Philip Edward Hartman was a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic designer. Hartman was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, and his family moved to the United States when he was ten years old. After graduating from California State University, Northridge with a degree in graphic arts, he designed album covers for bands including Poco and America. In 1975, Hartman joined the comedy group The Groundlings, where he helped Paul Reubens develop his character Pee-wee Herman. Hartman co-wrote the film Pee-wee's Big Adventure and made recurring appearances as Captain Carl on Reubens' show Pee-wee's Playhouse.

  5. Paula Abdul

    Paula Abdul
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    ballet dancersingerfilm actormusic journalistcomposer
    Biography

    Paula Julie Abdul is an American singer, dancer, choreographer, actress, and television personality. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 and later became the head choreographer for the Laker Girls, where she was discovered by The Jacksons. After choreographing music videos for Janet Jackson, Abdul became a choreographer at the height of the music video era and soon thereafter she was signed to Virgin Records. Her debut studio album Forever Your Girl (1988) became one of the most successful debut albums at that time, selling seven million copies in the United States and setting a record for the most number-one singles from a debut album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "Straight Up", "Forever Your Girl", "Cold Hearted", and "Opposites Attract". Her second album Spellbound (1991) scored her two more Billboard Hot 100 chart toppers: "Rush Rush" and "The Promise of a New Day". Her six number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Ariana Grande and Diana Ross for seventh among the female solo performers who have topped the chart.

  6. Florence Griffith Joyner

    Florence Griffith Joyner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-1998 (aged 39)
    Occupations
    sprinter
    Biography

    Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner, also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She set world records in 1988 for both the 100 m and 200 m. During the late 1980s she became a popular figure due to both her record-setting athleticism and eclectic personal style.

  7. Debra Winger

    Debra Winger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    film actoractorfilm producertelevision actor
    Biography

    Debra Lynn Winger is an American actress. She starred in the films An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Terms of Endearment (1983), and Shadowlands (1993), each of which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for Terms of Endearment, and the Tokyo International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for A Dangerous Woman (1993). Her other film roles include Urban Cowboy (1980), Legal Eagles (1986), Black Widow (1987), Betrayed (1988), The Sheltering Sky (1990), Forget Paris (1995), and Rachel Getting Married (2008). In 2012, she made her Broadway debut in the original production of the David Mamet play The Anarchist. In 2014, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Transilvania International Film Festival.

  8. Jenna Elfman

    Jenna Elfman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    podcastertelevision producerfilm actortelevision actoractor
    Biography

    Jennifer Mary Elfman is an American actress and producer. She is perhaps best known for her leading role as Dharma on the ABC sitcom Dharma & Greg (1997–2002), for which she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 1999, as well as three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. After making her film debut in Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), she has appeared in Krippendorf's Tribe (1998), Dr. Dolittle (1998), EDtv (1999), Keeping the Faith (2000), Town & Country (2001), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004), and Big Stone Gap (2014).

  9. Robert Englund

    Robert Englund
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    film directorvoice actorfilm actorwritertelevision actor
    Biography

    Robert Barton Englund is an American actor and director, best known for playing the supernatural serial killer Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. Classically trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Englund began his career as a stage actor in regional theatre, and made his film debut in the 1974 drama film Buster and Billie. After supporting roles in films like Stay Hungry (1976), A Star Is Born (1976), and Big Wednesday (1977), he had his breakthrough as resistance fighter Willie in the 1983 miniseries V and its subsequent sequel series. After his performance in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), he became closely associated with the horror film genre, and is widely-regarded as one of its iconic actors.

  10. Morris Chestnut

    Morris Chestnut
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in California State University - Northridge
    Studied finance and drama
    Occupations
    film actoractorfilm producertelevision actor
    Biography

    Morris Lamont Chestnut is an American actor and producer. He first came to prominence for his role as Ricky in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood. He has appeared in feature films and on television series, including the starring role of FBI Agent Will Keaton in the NBC TV series The Enemy Within.

  11. Teri Garr

    Teri Garr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    stage actorvoice actordancerfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Teri Ann Garr is a retired American actress, comedian, dancer, and singer. She frequently appeared in comedic roles throughout her career, which spans four decades and includes over 140 credits in film and television. Her accolades include an Academy Award nomination, a BAFTA Award nomination, and a National Board of Review Award.

  12. Cheech Marin

    Cheech Marin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    art collectorscreenwriterfilm actorvoice actorwriter
    Biography

    Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marin is an American actor, musician, comedian, and activist who gained recognition as part of the comedy act Cheech & Chong during the 1970s and early 1980s with Tommy Chong and as Don Johnson's partner, Insp. Joe Dominguez, on Nash Bridges. He has also voiced characters in several Disney films, including Oliver & Company, The Lion King, the Cars series, Coco and Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

  13. Doug Emhoff

    Doug Emhoff
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    entertainment lawyer
    Biography

    Douglas Craig Emhoff is an American lawyer who is the second gentleman of the United States. He is married to the 49th vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris. As the first-ever husband of a vice president, Emhoff is the first second gentleman in American history. He is also the first Jewish spouse of a vice president.

  14. Wendi Murdoch

    Wendi Murdoch
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbusinesspersonfilm producer
    Biography

    Wendi Deng Murdoch is a Chinese-born American entrepreneur, investor, movie producer, media mogul, and collector of Chinese contemporary art.

  15. Jillian Michaels

    Jillian Michaels
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    talent agentpodcasterpersonal trainer
    Biography

    Jillian Michaels is an American personal trainer, businesswoman, author, and television personality from Los Angeles, California. Michaels is best known for her appearances on NBC, particularly The Biggest Loser. She has also made an appearance on the talk show The Doctors. In fall 2015, she hosted and co-judged a series on Spike titled Sweat, INC. In January 2016, her reality television series Just Jillian premiered on E!.

  16. Joan Chen

    Joan Chen
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm actorscreenwritertelevision actoractor
    Biography

    Joan Chen is a Chinese-American actress, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. In China she performed in the 1979 film Little Flower ("小花") and came to the attention of western audiences for her performance in the 1987 film The Last Emperor. She is also known for her roles in Twin Peaks, Red Rose, White Rose, Saving Face, and The Home Song Stories, and for directing the feature film Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl.

  17. Lauren Ridloff

    Lauren Ridloff
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    film actoractorstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Lauren Ridloff is a deaf American actress known for her roles in the TV series The Walking Dead and the film Eternals. Her breakthrough role was in 2018 with her lead performance in the Broadway play Children of a Lesser God, for which she was nominated for several awards, including a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. She was subsequently cast in The Walking Dead as Connie in its ninth season that aired in late 2018. In Eternals, released in 2021, she played the deaf superhero Makkari.

  18. Eve Plumb

    Eve Plumb
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    actorvoice actortelevision actorpainterfilm actor
    Biography

    Eve Aline Plumb is an American actress who portrayed the middle daughter Jan Brady on the sitcom The Brady Bunch.

  19. Andy Grammer

    Andy Grammer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Enrolled in California State University - Northridge
    In 2007 graduated with bachelor's degree in music industry
    Occupations
    composerstreet artistsinger-songwritersingermusician
    Biography

    Andrew Charles Grammer is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is signed to S-Curve Records.

  20. Katie Hill

    Katie Hill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Katherine Lauren Hill is an American former politician and social services administrator from Agua Dulce, California. A member of the Democratic Party, she served as the U.S. representative for California's 25th congressional district from January to November 2019. Hill is the former executive director of People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), a statewide non-profit organization working to end homelessness throughout California. She won her seat by defeating incumbent Republican Steve Knight in the 2018 midterm elections.

  21. Anita Sarkeesian

    Anita Sarkeesian
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    sociologistcommunicatormedia criticYouTuberblogger
    Biography

    Anita Sarkeesian is a Canadian-American feminist media critic and public speaker. She is the founder of Feminist Frequency, a website that hosts videos and commentary analyzing portrayals of women in popular culture. She has received particular attention for her video series Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, which examines tropes in the depiction of female video game characters.

  22. Martin Milner

    Martin Milner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2015 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    film actorstage actorvoice actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Martin Sam Milner was an American film, stage, radio, and television actor. Milner is best known for his performances on two television series: Route 66, which aired on CBS from 1960 to 1964, and Adam-12, which aired on NBC from 1968 to 1975.

  23. Ana Kasparian

    Ana Kasparian
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Enrolled in California State University - Northridge
    2004-2007 graduated with Bachelor of Journalism
    2007-2010 graduated with Master of Arts in political science
    Occupations
    radio personalityprofessorYouTubertelevision producertelevision presenter
    Biography

    Anahit Misak Kasparian is an American progressive political commentator, media host, university instructor, and journalist. She is the main host and a producer of the online news show The Young Turks, having begun working as a fill-in producer for the show in 2007. She also appeared on the television version of the show that aired on Current TV. She formerly hosted The Point on the TYT Network and currently co-hosts a Jacobin YouTube show, Weekends with Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila.

  24. Andy Summers

    Andy Summers
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    composerjazz guitaristguitaristjazz musicianphotographer
    Biography

    Andrew James Summers, known professionally as Andy Summers, is an English guitarist who was a member of the rock band the Police. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a band member in 2003. Summers has recorded solo albums, collaborated with other musicians, composed film scores, and exhibited his photography in galleries.

  25. John Densmore

    John Densmore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    actordrummerdancersongwriterfilm director
    Biography

    John Paul Densmore is an American musician, songwriter, author and actor. He is best known as the drummer of the rock band the Doors, and as such is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He appeared on every recording made by the band, with drumming inspired by jazz and world music as much as by rock and roll.

  26. Daniel S. Peña, Sr

    Daniel S. Peña, Sr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    financier
    Biography

    Daniel Steven Peña Sr. is a Mexican American businessman.

  27. Lee Soo-man

    Lee Soo-man
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    record producersingerentrepreneurcomposer
    Biography

    Lee Soo-man is a South Korean businessman, music executive and record producer who is best known for being the founder of SM Entertainment, a multinational South Korean entertainment company based in Seoul. He has also been referred to as the "president of culture", as he pioneered the Korean Wave. Lee debuted as a singer in 1971, while he was a student at Seoul National University. He founded SM Entertainment in 1989, which has since then become one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea.

  28. Larry Wilcox

    Larry Wilcox
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilotactormilitary personneltelevision producer
    Biography

    Larry Dee Wilcox is an American actor best known for his role as California Highway Patrol officer (later captain) Jonathan "Jon" Baker in the television series CHiPs, which ran from 1977 to 1983 on NBC. A Vietnam veteran, Wilcox races cars and is a private pilot.

  29. Gene Haas

    Gene Haas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    businesspersonengineerNASCAR team owner
    Biography

    Eugene Francis Haas is the American founder, president, and sole stockholder of Haas Automation, a CNC machine tool manufacturer. He also has a presence in motorsports, having founded NASCAR team Haas CNC Racing (now known as Stewart-Haas Racing) and the Formula One team, Haas F1 Team.

  30. Leland Sklar

    Leland Sklar
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    bassistfilm score composerpianistsongwritersinger
    Biography

    Leland Bruce "Lee" Sklar is an American electric bassist and session musician. He was a member of the Los Angeles-based instrumental group The Section, who served as the de facto house band of Asylum Records and were one of the progenitors of the soft rock sound prevalent on top-40 radio in the 1970s and 1980s. Besides appearing as the backing band on numerous recordings by artists such as James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Carole King, and Linda Ronstadt, The Section released three solo albums of instrumental rock. Both in The Section and separately, Sklar has contributed to over 2,000 albums as a session and touring musician. He has toured with James Taylor, Phil Collins, Toto, Lyle Lovett and other major acts. He has also been recorded on many soundtracks to motion pictures and television shows.

  31. Charles Martin Smith

    Charles Martin Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    screenwritervoice actoractortelevision actorfilm director
    Biography

    Charles Martin Smith is an American actor, writer, and director of film and television, based in British Columbia. He is known for his roles in American Graffiti (1973), The Buddy Holly Story (1978), Never Cry Wolf (1983), Starman (1984), The Untouchables (1987), Deep Cover (1992), And the Band Played On (1993), Speechless (1994) and Deep Impact (1998).

  32. Jennifer Tisdale

    Jennifer Tisdale
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    real estate agentfilm actormodeltelevision actoractor
    Biography

    Jennifer Kelly Tisdale is an American actress and singer who is known for her role as Chelsea in the comedy film Bring It On: In It to Win It.

  33. Cameron

    Cameron
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    television producerprofessional wrestler
    Biography

    Ariane Nicole Andrew is an American professional wrestler, singer, model and dancer. Andrew is best known for her time in WWE under the ring name Cameron (shortened from Cameron Lynn). Under her real name, Ariane joined the 2011 season of Tough Enough where she was the first competitor eliminated. She later signed with WWE and joined Naomi in forming The Funkadactyls. From July 2013 to March 2015, Andrew was one of the main cast members of the reality television show Total Divas.

  34. Kobe Paras

    Kobe Paras
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1997-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Kobe Lorenzo Forster Paras is a Filipino professional basketball player for Niigata Albirex BB of the Japanese B.League. Listed at 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) and 200 pounds (91 kg), he plays the small forward position. He has been a member of the Philippine national team and the national 3x3 team.

  35. Luchasaurus

    Luchasaurus
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Enrolled in California State University - Northridge
    2004-2010 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in history
    Occupations
    professional wrestlerreality television participant
    Biography

    Austin Matelson is an American professional wrestler and television personality currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he performs under the ring name Luchasaurus, and is one half of the AEW World Tag Team Champions alongside Jungle Boy in their first reign. He is also known for his work in Lucha Underground as Vibora and also works the independent circuit under the Luchasaurus gimmick. He was signed to WWE where he wrestled under the ring name Judas Devlin in NXT. He was also a house-guest on the reality competition, Big Brother 17, in which he placed 5th.

  36. Mia St. John

    Mia St. John
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    taekwondo athletemixed martial arts fighterkickboxermodelboxer
    Biography

    Mia Rosales St. John is an American professional boxer and former World Boxing Council (WBC) champion in the super welterweight division. She is also the IBA and IFBA lightweight champion. She is also a model, businesswoman, and taekwondo champion.

  37. Cindy Margolis

    Cindy Margolis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    film actorPlayboy Playmatemodel
    Biography

    Cynthia Dawn Margolis is an American glamour spokesmodel and actress.

  38. Michael Takahashi

    Michael Takahashi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Michael Takahashi, sometimes called Maikeru Takahashi, is a Japanese-born American professional basketball player who was considered in the mid-1990s to early 2000s one of the best players in Asia, a prolific scorer and rebounder, dominating the opposition through his athleticism and technique.

  39. Linda Lingle

    Linda Lingle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Linda Lingle is an American politician, who was the sixth governor of Hawaii from 2002 until 2010. She was the first Republican governor of Hawaii since 1962. Lingle was also the state's first female and first Jewish governor. Prior to serving as governor, Lingle served as Maui County mayor, council member, and chair of the Hawaii Republican Party.

  40. Nicole Avant

    Nicole Avant
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Nicole A. Avant is a former United States Ambassador to the Bahamas from 2009 to 2011.

  41. Mike Curb

    Mike Curb
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    NASCAR team ownerpoliticiansingersongwriterrecord producer
    Biography

    Michael Curb is an American musician, record company executive, motorsports car owner, and former politician. He is also the founder of Curb Records where he presently serves as the chairman. Curb also serves as Chairman of Word Entertainment. He is an inductee of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. A Republican, Curb served as the 42nd lieutenant governor of California from 1979 to 1983.

  42. Charlotte Laws

    Charlotte Laws
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Charlotte Anne Laws is an American author, talk show host, animal rights advocate, anti-revenge porn activist, former Los Angeles politician, and actress (under the stage name Missy Laws). Laws is a former BBC News contributor and was a weekly commentator on KNBC-TV's The Filter with Fred Roggin from 2009 to 2013. She was also a co-host on the Internet show Every Way Woman from 2008 - 2013 and hosted a local television show called Uncommon Sense from October 2007 to September 2010.

  43. Alexandra Grey

    Alexandra Grey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    television actorsinger
    Biography

    Alexandra Jordan Grey is an American actress, musician, and screenwriter. She is best known for her roles as Melody Barnes on the Fox music drama series Empire (2015–2020), Elizah Parks on the Amazon Studios comedy series Transparent (2014-2019), and Parker Phillip’s on the CBS action/adventure series MacGyver (2016-2021). She also portrayed Denise Lockwood on the NBC TV medical drama Chicago Med, and landed guest roles on Code Black, How to Get Away with Murder, Drunk History and the period television drama series The Alienist.

  44. Ralph Lazo

    Ralph Lazo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-1992 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Ralph Lazo was the only known non-spouse, non-Japanese American who voluntarily relocated to a World War II Japanese American internment camp. His experience was the subject of the 2004 narrative short film Stand Up for Justice: The Ralph Lazo Story.

  45. Barbara Starr

    Barbara Starr
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Barbara Starr is an American television news journalist for CNN. She is the network's Pentagon correspondent, based in Washington, DC.

  46. Robert Newman

    Robert Newman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    television actoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Robert Newman is an American actor, primarily appearing on television.

  47. Jeffrey Beall

    Jeffrey Beall
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    librarianblogger
    Biography

    Jeffrey Beall is an American librarian and library scientist, best known for drawing attention to "predatory open access publishing", a term he coined, and for creating what is now widely known as Beall's list, a list of potentially predatory open-access publishers. He is a critic of the open access publishing movement and particularly how predatory publishers use the open access concept, and is especially known for his blog Scholarly Open Access. He has also written on this topic in The Charleston Advisor, in Nature, in Learned Publishing, and elsewhere.

  48. David Gerrold

    David Gerrold
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    novelistscience fiction writerwriterscreenwriter
    Biography

    David Gerrold is an American science fiction screenwriter and novelist. He wrote the script for the original Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles", created the Sleestak race on the TV series Land of the Lost, and wrote the novelette "The Martian Child", which won both Hugo and Nebula Awards, and was adapted into a 2007 film starring John Cusack.

  49. Lyman Bostock

    Lyman Bostock
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-1978 (aged 28)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Lyman Wesley Bostock Jr. was an American professional baseball player. He played Major League Baseball for four seasons, as an outfielder for the Minnesota Twins (1975–77) and California Angels (1978), with a lifetime average of.311. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. Bostock was shot and killed as a passenger in a vehicle in his hometown of Gary, Indiana on September 23, 1978, hours after playing against the Chicago White Sox earlier in the day. His shooter was sentenced to a psychiatric hospital and released after seven months. After the shooter's release, Indiana legislators introduced the guilty but mentally ill plea so that mentally ill people would serve prison time after being released from inpatient mental health treatment.

  50. Don Hahn

    Don Hahn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    film directorexecutive producervisual artistartistscreenwriter
    Biography

    Donald Paul Hahn is an American film producer who is credited with producing some of the most successful animated films in recent history, including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (the first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture) and The Lion King.

  51. Mimi Soltysik

    Mimi Soltysik
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-2020 (aged 46)
    Enrolled in California State University - Northridge
    Graduated with Master of Public Administration
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Emidio "Mimi" Soltysik was an American socialist political activist for the Socialist Party USA. He was the party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election alongside Angela Nicole Walker, who was the party's vice-presidential nominee.

  52. Bobby Diamond

    Bobby Diamond
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-2019 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    lawyertelevision actoractor
    Biography

    Robert LeRoy Diamond was an American actor active in the 1950s and 1960s before retiring from the profession and becoming a lawyer. He is best known as the child lead in the television series Fury.

  53. Jimmy Delshad

    Jimmy Delshad
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jamshid "Jimmy" Delshad is an Iranian-American politician in the state of California. He became Mayor of Beverly Hills on March 21, 2007 when he was sworn in by Fred Hayman, and again on March 16, 2010. He is the first Iranian-American to hold public office in Beverly Hills.

  54. Sue Herera

    Sue Herera
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Sue Herera is an American journalist and business news television anchor.

  55. Karen Pendleton

    Karen Pendleton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-2019 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    television actorsinger
    Biography

    Karen Anita Pendleton was an original Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer on the ABC television series from 1955 to 1959. She was one of only nine Mouseketeers who were on the show during its entire original run.

  56. Bob Marshall

    Bob Marshall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in California State University - Northridge
    Graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert Gerald Marshall is an American businessman, author and former politician, who was a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 13th District. His district included portions of Prince William and Loudoun counties. He is known for his failed "bathroom bill" proposal, which would have forced people to use restrooms that correspond with the sex on their original birth certificates. In the November 7, 2017, general election, Marshall was defeated by nine percentage points by Democrat Danica Roem, the first openly transgender candidate elected to a state legislature in the United States.

  57. Bill Handel

    Bill Handel
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    radio personalitylawyer
    Biography

    William Wolf Handel is a Brazilian-born American radio host and attorney.

  58. Greg Palast

    Greg Palast
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    film directorinvestigative journalismjournalist
    Biography

    Gregory Allyn Palast is an author and a freelance journalist who often worked for the BBC and The Guardian. His work frequently focuses on corporate malfeasance but he has also worked with labour unions and consumer advocacy groups.

  59. Chuck Pfarrer

    Chuck Pfarrer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    military personnelnovelistwriterscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Charles Patrick Pfarrer III is an American writer, film producer, and former United States Navy SEAL. As an author, he has penned published screenplays, novels, comic book, and non-fiction works. Regardless of medium, his work usually deal with themes pertaining to the military, and he has worked on blockbuster films like Navy SEALs, Darkman, and Hard Target.

  60. Karin Anna Cheung

    Karin Anna Cheung
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    film actorsinger-songwritercomposertelevision actoractor
    Biography

    Karin Anna Cheung is an American actress, singer/songwriter, and artist.

  61. Amanda Simpson

    Amanda Simpson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilotscientistpolitician
    Biography

    Amanda Renae Simpson is vice-president for Research and Technology at Airbus Americas and was the former deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Operational Energy. Operational Energy is the energy required for training, moving, and sustaining military forces and weapons platforms for military operations. The term includes energy used by power systems, generators, logistics assets, and weapons platforms employed by military forces during training and in the field. Previously Simpson was the executive director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives (previously named the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force) leading the Army's efforts to implement large-scale renewable energy projects. Her first posting in the Army was as the special assistant to the Army Acquisition Executive. In that role she was a principal advisor to the United States assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology on all matters relating to Army acquisition, procurement, research & development and logistics. Upon her appointment to the position of senior technical advisor in the Bureau of Industry and Security in 2010, she became the first openly transgender woman political appointee of any presidential administration. Simpson worked in the United States Department of Defense. She is Jewish.

  62. Charles A. Coulombe

    Charles A. Coulombe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    Roy-Charles A. Coulombe, known as Charles Coulombe, is an American Catholic author, historian, and lecturer. Coulombe is known for his advocacy of monarchism.

  63. Gordon Goodwin

    Gordon Goodwin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    composersaxophonistpianistconductorjazz musician
    Biography

    Gordon L. Goodwin is an American pianist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and conductor. He is the leader of Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band. He has won four Grammy Awards and three Daytime Emmy Awards, and has received over twenty Grammy nominations for his compositions and arrangements.

  64. George Han Kim

    George Han Kim
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    composerrecord producersinger
    Biography

    George Han Kim, better known by his Korean name, Johan Kim (Korean: 김조한), is a Korean-American singer and record producer. He is a member of South Korean R&B/hip hop trio Solid. His song "I Want To Fall In Love" has become a mega-hit throughout the country of South Korea. He founded the girl group Unicorn.

  65. Ron Insana

    Ron Insana
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Ronald G. Insana is an American finance reporter, author and former hedge fund manager. He presents the Market Score Board Report with Ron Insana radio show, syndicated by Compass, and is a senior analyst and commentator at CNBC. Insana was the Managing Director of Insana Capital Partners from inception to dissolution. He was the anchor of CNBC's Street Signs, which aired on weekdays during stock market hours. Until December 5, 2003, he and Sue Herera co-anchored CNBC's then flagship nightly financial news program, Business Center.

  66. Brianne Siddall

    Brianne Siddall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    voice actor
    Biography

    Brianne Siddall, also known under her stage names of Jetta E. Bumpy, Ian Hawk, Murray Blue, Jetta Bird, and Brianne Brozey, is an American voice actress. She is known for voicing Tommy Himi, Koromon, Keenan Crier, and Calumon in over a hundred episodes of the popular anime Digimon and its video games, as well as for voicing Tsukasa and Elk in the anime.hack//Sign and the.hack games.

  67. Shawn Steel

    Shawn Steel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Shawn Steel is an American politician serving as the Republican National Committee Member from California since 2008. He was voted by his colleagues to the executive committee of the Republican National Committee in 2018. Steel served as Sergeant at Arm at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in 2016. In 2012, he served as Deputy Permanent Co-chairmen of the convention. He was elected as Chairman of the California Republican Party from 2001 to 2003. He is the husband of Congresswoman Michelle Park Steel, who has represented California's 48th congressional district since 2021.

  68. Gene Baur

    Gene Baur
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Gene Baur, formerly known as Gene Bauston, is an author and activist in the animal rights and food movement. He’s been called the "conscience of the food movement" by Time magazine, and opposes factory farming and advocates for what he believes would be a more just and respectful food system. Baur is president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, a farm animal protection organization. He is vegan and has been involved with animal rights since he co-founded Farm Sanctuary in 1986. Baur has authored two books and various articles.

  69. Charles Noski

    Charles Noski
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Biography

    Charles H. Noski was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo & Company from March 2020 to August 2021. He previously held a variety of positions, including the position of CFO at AT&T, Bank of America, and Northrop Grumman, as well as the positions of director and chairman of the audit committee of Microsoft.

  70. Sean Franklin

    Sean Franklin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Sean Michael Franklin is an American former soccer player who played as a defender.

  71. Marc Levine

    Marc Levine
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Marc Levine is an American politician, serving as the California State Assemblyman for the 10th district since 2012. A member of the Democratic Party, his district encompasses the North San Francisco Bay Area. Levine is the former Chairman of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus. A former member of the San Rafael City Council, Levine previously worked as a technology entrepreneur.

  72. Kansen Chu

    Kansen Chu
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kansen Chu is a Taiwanese-born American politician, formerly a computer programmer and restaurant owner. A Democrat, Chu was a member of the California State Assembly from 2014 to 2020, for the 25th Assembly District, which encompasses parts of the South and East Bay regions of the San Francisco Bay Area.

  73. Olympia LePoint

    Olympia LePoint
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    university teacherauthor
    Biography

    Olympia Ann LePoint is an American author, professional speaker and rocket scientist. LePoint helped design rockets for 28 of NASA Space Shuttle missions between 1998 and 2007. In 2007, LePoint discovered and in 2010 trademarked the condition and term Mathaphobia, a learning disability and math fear linked to the amygdala. She published the book, Mathaphobia: How You Can Overcome Your Math Fears and Become a Rocket Scientist in 2013.

  74. QUIN

    QUIN
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    QUIN, born Bianca Leonor Quiñones, is an American singer/songwriter/producer born in Los Angeles, Calif.

  75. Robert Hilburn

    Robert Hilburn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    music criticjournalistwritermusician
    Biography

    Robert Hilburn is an American pop music critic, author, and radio host. As critic and music editor at the Los Angeles Times from 1970 to 2005, his reviews, essays and profiles appeared in publications around the world. Hilburn has since written a memoir and best-selling biographies of Johnny Cash and Paul Simon. He was a member of the nominating committee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for more than 20 years and lives in Los Angeles.

  76. Robert Fick

    Robert Fick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    actorbaseball player
    Biography

    Robert Charles Fick is a former Major League Baseball first baseman. In 2002, he was named to the American League All-Star Team.

  77. David Mullich

    David Mullich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    video game producerengineer
    Biography

    David Mullich is an American game producer and designer best known for creating the cult classic 1980 adventure game The Prisoner, producing the 1995 adaptation I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream, and developing many games in the Heroes of Might and Magic franchise. With a career spanning more than twenty-five years, Mullich worked not only for some of the first video game publishers, but went on to work for some of the biggest game companies of today.

  78. Kameron Loe

    Kameron Loe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Kameron David Loe is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, and Atlanta Braves. At 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m), Loe was one of the tallest players in the long history of the game.

  79. Scott J. Horowitz

    Scott J. Horowitz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    astronautaircraft pilotmilitary officer
    Biography

    Scott Jay "Doc" Horowitz is a retired American astronaut and a veteran of four Space Shuttle missions.

  80. Stephan Hicks

    Stephan Hicks
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Stephan Keenan Hicks is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Cal State Northridge.

  81. Phil Snyder

    Phil Snyder
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Philip Charles Snyder is an American university professor, voice actor, stand-up comedian, author, animator, musician, singer-songwriter, director, screenwriter and producer.

  82. Rodolfo Acuña

    Rodolfo Acuña
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    historian
    Biography

    Rodolfo "Rudy" Francisco Acuña, Ph.D., is an American historian, professor emeritus at California State University, Northridge, and a scholar of Chicano studies. He authored the 1972 book Occupied America: A History of Chicanos, approaching history of the Southwestern United States with a heavy emphasis on Mexican Americans. An eighth edition was published in 2014. Acuña has also written for the Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Herald-Express, La Opinión, and numerous other newspapers. His work emphasizes the struggles of Mexican American people. Acuña is an activist and he has supported numerous causes of the Chicano Movement. He currently teaches an on-line history course at California State University, Northridge.

  83. Tuan Le

    Tuan Le
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    poker player
    Biography

    Tuan Le is a Vietnamese-American professional poker player.

  84. David Ascalon

    David Ascalon
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    paintersculptorartist
    Biography

    David Ascalon is an Israeli contemporary sculptor and stained glass artist, and co-founder of Ascalon Studios.

  85. Fran Pavley

    Fran Pavley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Frances J. "Fran" Pavley is an American politician who served two terms in the California State Senate and three terms in the California State Assembly. A Democrat, she last represented the 27th Senate District, which encompasses the Conejo Valley, and portions of the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. Due to term limits in California, Senator Pavley completed her legislative career in 2016. She is currently working as the Environmental Policy Director for the USC Schwarzenegger Institute.

  86. Michelle DeYoung

    Michelle DeYoung
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Michelle DeYoung is an American classical vocalist who has an active international career performing in operas and concerts.

  87. Bill Murphy

    Bill Murphy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    William R.W. Murphy is an American professional baseball left-handed pitcher. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Toronto Blue Jays, with an 0–0 record in the Major Leagues. He has also played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Chiba Lotte Marines being one of the most highly known pitchers in Japan during the 2010 season. Murphy and Yu Darvish were both the top leading Aces in Japan for the 2010 season, yet Murphy being the dominant force for his team, the Chiba Lotte Marines to win the 2010 Japan Series. He has also played in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) for the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions. Bill Murphy is the only player in Major League Baseball history to be traded three times in less than a 24-hour time period, in the Paul Lo Duca, Brad Penny, Hee-seop Choi, Juan Encarnacion and Guillermo Mota trade.

  88. Hsiao Uan-u

    Hsiao Uan-u
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hsiao Uan-u is a Taiwanese politician.

  89. Richard Alarcón

    Richard Alarcón
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Richard Anthony Alarcon is an American politician who served as a member of the Los Angeles City Council from 1993 to 1998 and again from 2007 to 2013. A Democrat, he previously served in the California State Senate and, for approximately three months, in the California State Assembly.

  90. Lorie Zapf

    Lorie Zapf
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lorie Zapf is an American politician in San Diego, California. She served as a San Diego City Council member representing City Council District 2. She was first elected to office in November 2010 serving District 6, but switched districts in 2014 due to redistricting. In 2018 Zapf lost a bid for reelection, becoming one of the first incumbent council members to lose a reelection campaign since 1992. She is a Republican, although city council positions are officially nonpartisan per California state law.

  91. Michael Klonsky

    Michael Klonsky
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    activistteacher
    Biography

    Michael Klonsky is an American educator, author, and political activist. He is known for his work with the Students for a Democratic Society, the New Communist Movement, and, later, the small schools movement.

  92. Christopher Bogdan

    Christopher Bogdan
    Occupations
    military leader
    Biography

    Christopher Carl Bogdan is a retired United States Air Force General who served as the Program Executive Officer for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office in Arlington, Virginia. Previously, he was the Deputy Program Executive Officer. Before that, he served as the Program Executive Officer and Program Director, KC-46 Tanker Modernization Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

  93. Mike Batesole

    Mike Batesole
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Michael Harold Batesole is an American baseball coach, who is the current head baseball coach of the Fresno State Bulldogs. He previously served as coach of the Cal State Northridge Matadors (1996–2002).

  94. Bill Paparian

    Bill Paparian
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    William Mihrtad Paparian is an American politician, a former mayor of Pasadena, California, serving from 1995 to 1997. He was also a member of the Pasadena City Council from 1987 to 1999, and a Green Party candidate for Congress in 2006. He was the first Armenian-American mayor of Pasadena, as well as the only Pasadena mayor to visit Cuba during his term. Paparian has been known throughout his political career as an outspoken advocate of controversial causes, including ending the trade embargo against Cuba. He attracted national media attention for dispatching a Pasadena police helicopter to issue a citation to state aircraft spraying pesticides over the city, and for his urging Rose Parade observers in 2008 to turn their backs on the Chinese float, which he called the "Beijing Float of Shame."

  95. Alice Brown

    Alice Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    sprinter
    Biography

    Alice Regina Brown is a retired American sprinter. Competing at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics she won two relay gold medals and an individual silver medal. She attended John Muir High School (Pasadena, California) and California State University, Northridge.

  96. Kalani

    Kalani
    Occupations
    percussionistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Kalani Das, also known simply as Kalani, is an American classically trained percussionist, author, and educator. He has recorded percussion with numerous artists including Yanni and Suzanne Ciani, and has won several awards, including #1 Rock/Pop Percussionist through DRUM! Magazine. He has published several instructional books and DVDs, teaching a variety of percussion instruments, including hand drums and small percussion.

  97. Ralph Larkin

    Ralph Larkin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    Ralph Wild Larkin is an American sociologist and research consultant. He is the author of Suburban Youth in Cultural Crisis (1979), Beyond Revolution: A New Theory of Social Movements (1986), and Comprehending Columbine (2007). He obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and received a master's degree in education from California State University at Northridge.

  98. Frank K. Wheaton

    Frank K. Wheaton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    actorlawyertelevision actortelevision producer
    Biography

    Frank Kahlil Wheaton is an American attorney, agent, and actor.

  99. Barry Smolin

    Barry Smolin
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    teachersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Barry Smolin, also known as Mr. Smolin, is an American radio host, teacher, composer, and writer. He is currently teaching at Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, and is the host of a radio program on KPFK.

  100. David Michael Barrett

    David Michael Barrett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    film producerwriter
    Biography

    David Michael Barrett is an American screenwriter and film producer in Los Angeles, California.