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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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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