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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 Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter and poet, who served as the lead vocalist of the rock band the Doors. Due to his poetic lyrics, ...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. (February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018) was an American actor, director and producer. He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke ...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 (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author, and the founder of the gonzo journalism movement. He first rose to prominence with 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. (; born August 9, 1967), nicknamed "Prime Time" and "Neon Deion", is a retired American football player, baseball player and sports analyst who ...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 (born September 21, 1965) is an American actress, director and comedian who played the role of Larry David's wife, Cheryl, on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, for which she was ...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 (born January 14, 1941) is an American actress. She has won an Academy Award, three Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and an Emmy, and was the first recipient of a Leopard Club Award ...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 "Richard" Simmons (born July 12, 1948) is an American fitness instructor, actor, and video producer. He promotes weight-loss programs, most prominently through his ...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 (December 19, 1946 – April 16, 2002) was an American film, television, stage actor, and television producer. Over the course of his 30-year career, he starred in a record 15 ...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 Stapp (born Anthony Scott Flippen, August 8, 1973) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Stapp is best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Creed. He has ...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 (born February 13, 1977) is a television sports analyst and former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He holds 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 La Russa, Jr. (; born October 4, 1944) is the former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox and a former American professional baseball player. He's ...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 Erwin Ball (born May 13, 1957) is an American writer, director, and producer for television, film, and theater. He wrote the screenplay for American Beauty, for which he earned an Academy ...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 (born January 6, 1970) 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 Simmons (born May 15, 1958) is an American retired professional wrestler and football player. He performed for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) ...more
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Tiffany Fallon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Tiffany Fallon Nude Glamour Model, Actor
Tiffany Fallon (born May 1, 1974 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is an American model. In 2004, she was photographed by Stephen Wayda for Playboy and was named Playmate of the Month for December. ...more
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Norman Thagard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Astronaut, Physician
Norman Earl Thagard (born July 3, 1943), (Capt, USMC, Ret.), is an American scientist and former U.S. Marine Corps officer and naval aviator and NASA astronaut. He is the first American to ride ...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 (August 28, 1921 – February 3, 1991) was an American character actress best known as Miss Jane Hathaway on the 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 (born June 14, 1966) is an American actress. She is known for playing Sharon Carter on the television series Two Guys and a Girl, and Natalie Teeger on the USA Network ...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 (May 4, 1939 – May 27, 2006) 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, ...more
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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 (born November 20, 1975) is an American former Major League Baseball right fielder. He is a left-handed hitter, and began his major league career in 1998 ...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 (born October 25, 1948) is an American retired professional basketball player and NBA head coach. At 6'9", he played the center position and occasionally played power ...more
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William Carney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Politician
William Carney (July 1, 1942 – May 22, 2017) was an American politician. He served one term in the Suffolk County Legislature and four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Carney was a ...more
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Joanna García is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Florida State University Alumni
Actor
JoAnna García Swisher (born JoAnna Garcia on August 10, 1979) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Sam in Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1993–96), Vicki Appleby in Freaks ...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 (born April 18, 1974) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock bands Creed and Alter Bridge. He is a ...more