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Famous California State University Alumni

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List of famous alumni from California State University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from California State University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished California State University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended California State University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from California State University.

This list is made up of graduates like Eva Mendes and Tom Hanks.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to California State University?” and “Which celebrities are California State University alumni?”
  • 1

    Steve Martin

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, United States of America

    Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, filmmaker, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy...  more

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  • 2

    James Cameron

    Environmentalist, Television producer


    BirthplaceCanada, Kapuskasing, Americas

    James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian filmmaker and environmentalist who currently lives in New Zealand and the United States. After working in special effects, he found major...  more

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  • 3

    Chris Carter

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceBellflower, California, USA

    Christopher Carl Carter (born October 13, 1956) is an American television and film producer, director and writer. Born in Bellflower, California, Carter graduated with a degree in journalism from...  more
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    Peter Moore (born 1955) is a British/American business executive best known for his former positions as Senior VP of Global Sports Marketing at Reebok, President of Sega of America, and Corporate...  more
  • 5

    Alfonso Ribeiro

    Television director, Comedian


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Sr. (born September 21, 1971) is an American actor, comedian, dancer, director, game show host and television personality. He played Alfonso Spears on the sitcom Silver...  more

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  • 6

    Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceDubai, United Arab Emirates

    HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, (born 4 February 1962) is an Emirati politician and member of the ruling family of Sharjah and the niece to His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad...  more
  • 7


    BirthplacePaniqui, Tarlac, Philippines

    Eduardo "Danding" Murphy Cojuangco Jr. (born June 10, 1935) is a Filipino businessman and politician. He is the chairman of San Miguel Corporation, the largest food and beverage corporation in the...  more
  • 8

    Wendi Deng Murdoch



    BirthplaceJinan, China

    Wendi Deng Murdoch (simplified Chinese: 邓文迪; traditional Chinese: 鄧文迪; pinyin: Dèng Wéndí) is a Chinese-born American entrepreneur, investor, movie producer and collector of Chinese contemporary art....  more
  • 9

    Michael S. Harper

    Poet, Professor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Michael Steven Harper (March 18, 1938 – May 7, 2016) was an American poet and English professor at Brown University, who was the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island from 1988 to 1993. His poetry was...  more
  • 10

    Bob Marshall



    BirthplaceTakoma Park, Maryland

    Robert Gerald Marshall (born May 3, 1944) is an American businessman, author and politician, who was a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates who represented the 13th District. His...  more
  • 11

    Paul Cameron



    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Paul Drummond Cameron (born November 9, 1939) is an American psychologist and sex researcher. While employed at various institutions, including the University of Nebraska, he conducted research on...  more
  • 12
    Janet E. Grove has been a member of the board of directors of Safeway since 2004, and serves as chairman of the Macy's Merchandising Group (MMG), a position she has held since 1998. She began her...  more
  • 13

    Lori Wolf

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  • 14

    Robert S. Woods

    Vietnam veteran, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, California, Maywood

    Robert Sosebee Woods (born March 13, 1948) is an American actor best known for playing Bo Buchanan on the ABC soap One Life to Live, a role for which he won a 1983 Daytime Emmy Award for Lead Actor....  more
  • 15

    Fernando Cheung



    BirthplaceMacau, China

    Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung (張超雄; born 23 February 1957, in Macau) is a Hong Kong politician, the vice-chairman of the Labour Party, he is a member of the Legislative Council. ...  more
  • 16

    Romi Haan



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  • 17

    Doug Chapman

    Stunt Performer, Actor
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  • 18

    Deborah Voigt

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceWheeling, Illinois

    Deborah Voigt (born August 4, 1960) is an American dramatic soprano who has sung roles in operas by Wagner and Richard Strauss....  more
  • 19

    Fernando Chui



    BirthplacePortuguese Macau

    Fernando Chui Sai On (Chinese: 崔世安; Jyutping: Ceoi1 Sai3 On1; born 13 January 1957) is the second and current Chief Executive of Macau since 2009. He served as Secretary for Social and Cultural...  more
  • 20
    Kris Nagel is Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Mu Security. Previously, he was vice president of sales at SS8 Networks where his responsibilities included overall management of the global sales...  more
  • 21
    Bonnie G. Hill is President of B. Hill Enterprises, LLC, Los Angeles, California, a consulting company, and Co-Founder of Icon Blue, Inc., Los Angeles, California, a brand marketing company....  more
  • 22



    Stephen Namara (born February 28, 1953 in Kenya) is an American Contemporary figurative artist....  more
  • 23


    BirthplaceUSA, Minnesota, Saint Paul

    Michael O'Leary (born March 27, 1958) is an American actor. He is perhaps known for playing Rick Bauer in the soap opera Guiding Light, for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 1985....  more
  • 24

    Paul C. Dali

    Paul Dali is a founder and the Managing General Partner of KeyNote Ventures. His emphasis is on investing in enterprise software, storage and security systems. Past investments and Board seats are:...
  • 25

    Terrence Roberts

    Terrence James Roberts (born December 3, 1941) was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock...  more