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

List of famous alumni from California State University, Los Angeles, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from California State University, Los Angeles include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished California State University, Los Angeles alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended California State University, Los Angeles 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, Los Angeles.

List features Cheryl Tiegs, Robert Vaughn and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to California State University, Los Angeles?” and “Which celebrities are California State University, Los Angeles alumni?”
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Carlos Mencia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter
Carlos Mencia, born Ned Arnel Mencia, is a Honduran-born American comedian, writer, and actor. His style of comedy is often political and involves issues of race, culture, criminal justice, and ...more
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Edward James Olmos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Edward James Olmos is an American actor and director. Among his most memorable roles are William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, Lt. Martin Castillo in Miami Vice, teacher Jaime ...more
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Cheryl Tiegs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Pin-up girl, Model, Supermodel
Cheryl Rae Tiegs is an American model, actress, designer, author, and entrepreneur. Frequently described as the first American supermodel, Tiegs is best known for her multiple appearances on the ...more
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Billie Jean King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Tennis player, Film Producer
Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. King won the ...more
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Robert Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Actor
Robert Francis Vaughn is an American actor noted for his stage, film and television work. His best-known TV roles include suave spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; ...more
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Geri Glass is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Nude Glamour Model
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Samuel T. Durrance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Physicist, Scientist, Science writer
Samuel Thornton Durrance is an American scientist who flew aboard two NASA Space Shuttle missions as a payload specialist.
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Walter E. Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Journalist, Professor, Author
Walter Edward Williams is an American economist, commentator, and academic. He is the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, as well as a syndicated ...more
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Maxine Waters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Politician, Teacher
Maxine Moore Waters is the U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district, and previously the 35th and 29th districts, serving since 1991. She is a member of the Democratic ...more
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Diane Watson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
College Administrator, Politician, Diplomat
Diane Edith Watson is a former US Representative for California's 33rd congressional district, serving from 2003 until 2011. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is located ...more
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James A. Bell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Businessperson
James A. Bell was formerly the President, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Boeing Company. He served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Boeing on ...more
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Rosie Tran is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Writer
Rosie Tran is an American stand-up comedian, model, actress, writer, and podcast host.
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Isaac Larian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Film Producer
Isaac Larian is the Chief Executive Officer of MGA Entertainment, the biggest privately owned toy company in the world.
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Jaime Escalante is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Teacher
Jaime Alfonso Escalante Gutierrez was a Bolivian educator known for teaching students calculus from 1974 to 1991 at Garfield High School, East Los Angeles, California. Escalante was the subject ...more
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Joseph Wambaugh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer
Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh, Jr. is a bestselling American writer known for his fictional and non-fictional accounts of police work in the United States. Several of his first novels were set in Los ...more
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Mitch Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
American football player
Mitchell Allen Johnson is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Rams and the Cleveland Browns. He ...more
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Sal Castro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Teacher
Salvador B. Castro was a Mexican-American educator and activist. He was most well known for his role in the 1968 East Los Angeles high school walkouts, a series of protests against unequal ...more
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Iliana Alcántar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
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Alejandro Briseno is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Professor
Alejandro Briseno is Assistant Professor in Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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Daniel Knauf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Comic book creator, Television producer, Screenwriter
Daniel Knauf, sometimes credited under the pseudonyms Wilfred Schmidt and Chris Neal, is an American screenwriter, comic book writer, director and producer best known for his creation of the ...more
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Julian C. Dixon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Julian C. Dixon Politician
Julian Carey Dixon was an American politician from the state of California.
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Juanita Millender-McDonald is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Politician, Teacher
Juanita Millender-McDonald was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1996 until her death in 2007, representing California's 37th ...more
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Earl G. Yarbrough is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Earl G. Yarbrough Educator
Dr. Earl Glenn Yarbrough Sr. was the president of the Savannah State University from May 30, 2007 until May 8, 2011.
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Robin Shou is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Actor, Martial artist
Shou Wan Por, known professionally as Robin Shou, is a Hong Kong martial artist and actor. In 1971, he and his family moved to southern California, where he attended Palm Springs High School. ...more
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Frank Zane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California State University, Los Angeles Alumni
Bodybuilder, Actor, Teacher
Frank Zane is an American former professional bodybuilder and teacher.