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

 Items here include famous Seminoles from Jim Morrison to Deion Sanders and beyond.

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

Take a look at this list of notable Florida State University alumni.

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, poet and songwriter best remembered as the lead vocalist of the Doors. Due to his songwriting, baritone voice, wild personality and ...more

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Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. was an American actor, director and producer. He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke and Dan August. His breakout film role was as ...more

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Hunter S. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Author Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, to a middle-class family, Thompson had a turbulent youth after the death of his father left the ...more

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Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Commentator, Baseball player, Athlete Deion Luwynn Sanders, Sr. is an American former football and baseball player, who works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on ...more

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Cheryl Hines is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer Cheryl Ruth Hines is an American actress, comedian, producer and director, known for her role as Larry David's wife Cheryl on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, for which she was nominated for two Emmy ...more

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Faye Dunaway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor Dorothy Faye Dunaway is an Academy Award-winning American actress who rose to prominence in the late 1960s with the films Bonnie and Clyde and The Thomas Crown Affair. She began her acting ...more

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Richard Simmons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Voice acting, Writer Milton Teagle Simmons, better known as Richard Simmons, is an American fitness personality and actor. Simmons promotes weight-loss programs, prominently through his Sweatin' to the Oldies line ...more

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Robert Urich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor Robert Michael Urich was an American film, television and stage actor and television producer. Over the course of his 30-year career, Urich starred in a record 15 television series. Urich began ...more

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Scott Stapp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician Scott Alan Stapp is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the post-grunge band Creed, of which he is a founding member. ...more

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Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Athlete, American football player Randy Gene Moss is a retired American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League. He holds the NFL single-season touchdown reception record, the NFL ...more

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Tony La Russa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Manager, Baseball player, Coach Anthony "Tony" La Russa, Jr. is an American professional baseball player, manager, and executive. He is best known for his tenures as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland ...more

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Alan Ball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Alan E. Ball is an American writer, director, and producer for television, film, and theatre. He is particularly notable for writing American Beauty and True Blood and for creating Six Feet ...more

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Gabrielle Reece is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Volleyball player, Model, Actor Gabrielle Allyse Reece is an American professional volleyball player, sports announcer, fashion model and actress.

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Courtney Hansen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Author Courtney Hansen is an American television host/personality, syndicated columnist, published author, and former fashion model.

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Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Wrestler, American football player Ronald "Ron" Simmons is a retired American professional wrestler and football player. He performed for World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling under his real ...more

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Tiffany Fallon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Nude Glamour Model, Actor Tiffany Fallon is an American model. In 2004, she was photographed by Stephen Wayda for Playboy and was named Playmate of the Month for December. She was also named Playmate of the Year for

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Norman Thagard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Astronaut, Physician Norman Earl Thagard is an American scientist and former NASA astronaut. He is the first American to ride to space on board a Russian vehicle, and can be considered the first American cosmonaut. ...more

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Nancy Kulp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Politician, Actor, Voice acting Nancy Jane Kulp was an American character actress best known as Miss Jane Hathaway on the popular CBS television series The Beverly Hillbillies.

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Traylor Howard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Actor Traylor Elizabeth Howard is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Sharon Carter on the television series Two Guys and a Girl, and as Natalie Teeger on the USA Network series Monk ...more

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Paul Gleason is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Actor, Athlete Paul Xavier Gleason was an American film and television actor, known for his roles on television series such as All My Children and films such as The Breakfast Club, Trading Places, and Die

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J. D. Drew is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Baseball player David Jonathan "J. D." Drew is a former American Major League Baseball right fielder. He is a left-handed hitter, and began his major league career in 1998 with the St. Louis ...more

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Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player David William Cowens is a retired American professional basketball player and NBA head coach. At 6'9", he played the center and occasionally the power forward position. He was inducted into ...more

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William Carney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Politician William Carney is a Republican and former member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Carney was born in Brooklyn. From 1960 until 1961 he attended Florida State ...more

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Joanna García is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Actor Joanna Lynne García, also known professionally as Joanna Garcia Swisher, is an American actress. She is known for her portrayal of Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery on The WB/The CW sitcom Reba. ...more

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Mark Tremonti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter Mark Thomas Tremonti is an American musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock bands Creed and Alter Bridge. He is a founding member of both bands, and has also ...more

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Reubin Askew is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Reubin O'Donovan Askew was an American politician, who served as the 37th Governor of the U.S. state of Florida from 1971 to 1979. He led on tax reform, civil rights, and financial transparency ...more

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Laveranues Coles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
American football player Laveranues Leon Coles is a former American football wide receiver who played eleven seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for Florida State University. He was ...more

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Barry Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Wrestler Barry Horowitz is an American professional wrestler, best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation.

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Gerald McCullouch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Singer Gerald McCullouch is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and singer. He is best known for playing Bobby Dawson on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

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Dorothy Allison is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author Dorothy Allison is an American writer, speaker, and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Her writing includes themes of class struggle, sexual abuse, child abuse, feminism and ...more

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Michelle McCool is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Wrestler, Actor Michelle Leigh Calaway is an American retired professional wrestler who is best known for her time with WWE. She is also a former two-time WWE Divas Champion and a two-time WWE Women's Champion. ...more

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Rita Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Actor Rita Coolidge is an American recording artist and songwriter. During the 1970s and 1980s, she charted hits on Billboard's pop, country, adult contemporary and jazz charts and won two Grammy ...more

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Masumi Hayashi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Photographer Dr. Masumi Hayashi was an American photographer and artist who taught art at Cleveland State University, in Cleveland, Ohio, for 24 years. She won a Cleveland Arts Prize; three Ohio Arts Council ...more

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Mark S. Wrighton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Chemist Mark Stephen Wrighton is an American academic, a chemist, and the current Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Wrighton received his BS in Chemistry ...more

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David Ross is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Baseball player David Wade Ross is an American professional baseball catcher for the Chicago Cubs in Major League Baseball. Ross played college baseball for Auburn University and the University of Florida, and ...more

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Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, three for acting and one for producing. He was named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by ...more

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Lily Afshar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Lily Afshar is an Iranian American classical guitarist.

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Rogue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Singer Rogue is a founding member and lead singer of the American goth/electropop band The Crüxshadows.

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Henry Polic II is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Actor Henry Polic II was an American stage, screen, and voice actor, best known as Jerry Silver on Webster. In the 1980s, Polic was often seen as a celebrity guest player on various game shows. His ...more

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Bob Allen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Bob Allen is a former American politician who was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 until 2007, representing Florida's 32nd district. His district included ...more

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Doug Bandow is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Doug Bandow Douglas Bandow is an American political writer. He is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and the author of a number of books on economics and politics. He writes regularly on military ...more

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Stephanie Abrams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist Stephanie Abrams is an actor.

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Jack Alves is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni

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Kay Hagan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Lawyer Janet Kay Ruthven Hagan is an American politician who served as a United States Senator from North Carolina from 2009 to 2015. Previously she served in the North Carolina Senate from 1999 to ...more

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Dina Titus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Politician, Political scientist Alice Costandina "Dina" Titus is an American politician who has been the United States Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district since 2013. She previously served as U.S. ...more

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Janice Huff is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Newsreader, TV Journalist Janice Huff is chief meteorologist for WNBC in New York City.

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Winston E. Scott is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut Winston Elliott Scott is a retired United States Navy Captain and former NASA astronaut.

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Sandy Gallant is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Meteorologist Meteorologist ' ' ' Sandy Gallant ' ' ' joined News 25 in January 2001, She Anchors the weather and news on News 25 Today, News 25 Express, News 25 Midday & News 25 at Noon, You can also ...more

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Rich Johnson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

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Darnell Dockett is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
American football player Darnell Maurice Dockett is an American football defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2004 ...more