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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
Hunter S. Thompson Journalist, Novelist, Author
Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, to a middle-class family. He was unable to formally finish high school as he was incarcerated for 60 ...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
Tiffany Fallon 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