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List Rules People on this list must have gone to California State University and be of some renown.

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?”
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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Musician
Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin is an American comedian, actor, musician, writer, and producer. Martin came to public notice as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later ...more
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James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Environmentalist, Television producer, Film Producer
James Francis Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer who has directed the two biggest box office films of all time. He first found major ...more
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Chris Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Chris Carter is an American television and film producer, director and writer. Born in Bellflower, California, Carter graduated with a degree in journalism from California State University, Long ...more
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Peter Moore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Peter Moore is a British business executive best known for his former positions as Corporate Vice-President of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division, overseeing the Xbox and ...more
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Alfonso Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Game Show Host
Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro, Sr. is an American actor, television director, dancer, and game show host. Ribeiro played Alfonso Spears on the sitcom Silver Spoons, and Carlton Banks on the NBC sitcom ...more
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Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician
Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi is United Arab Emirates Minister for Foreign Trade. In November 2004, she became the first woman in the countrys history to assume a cabinet position, appointed to manage ...more
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Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Businessperson
Eduardo Murphy Cojuangco, Jr., also known as Danding Cojuangco, is the chairman of San Miguel Corporation, the largest food and beverage corporation in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, former ...more
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Wendi Deng Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Businessperson
Wendi Murdoch is a film producer.
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Michael S. Harper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Poet, Professor, Author
Michael Steven Harper is an American poet from Brooklyn, who was the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island from 1988 to 1993. He has published ten books of poetry, two of which - Dear John, Dear ...more
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Bob Marshall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Consultant
Robert Gerald "Bob" Marshall is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 13th District, currently serving his 11th term. His district includes portions ...more
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Paul Cameron is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Psychologist
Paul Drummond Cameron is an American psychologist and sex researcher. While employed at various institutions including the University of Nebraska he conducted research on passive smoking, but he ...more
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Janet E. Grove is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
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 ...more
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Lori Wolf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Lori Wolf Author
Lori Wolf is the partner of Carol Leifer, an American comedienne, writer, producer and actor.
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Robert S. Woods is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Vietnam veteran, Actor
Robert Sosebee Woods 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.
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Fernando Cheung is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Politician
Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung is a Hong Kong politician, the vice-chairman of the Labour Party, he is a member of the Legislative Council. Cheung worked in the United States from 1988, and became a ...more
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Romi Haan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Romi Haan Businessperson
Romi Haan started the Haan Corporation in 1999.
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Doug Chapman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Stunt Performer, Actor
Doug Chapman is a stunt performer and actor, a member of Stunts Canada, who works in film and television.
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Deborah Voigt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Actor, Singer
Deborah Voigt is an American operatic soprano. Voigt regularly performs in opera houses and concert halls worldwide.
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Fernando Chui is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Politician
Fernando Chui Sai On is the current Chief Executive of Macau, he was the Secretary for Social and Cultural Affairs from 1999 to 2009. Chui was born in 1957 to local construction tycoon Chui Tak ...more
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Kris Nagel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
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 ...more
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Bonnie G. Hill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
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.
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Stephen Namara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Artist
Stephen Namara is an American Contemporary figurative artist.
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Michael O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Actor
Michael O'Leary is an American actor.
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Paul C. Dali is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
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 ...more
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Terrence Roberts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Terrence Roberts
Terrence James Roberts 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 Central High School ...more