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Famous Florida State University Alumni

Updated November 22, 2019 95.5k views82 items

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 Morrison1

    Jim Morrison

    Film Score Composer, Poet

    AgeDec. at 28 (1943-1971)

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Florida, United States of America

    James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter...  more

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    #5 of 29 Members of The 27 Club#436 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time

  • Burt Reynolds2

    Burt Reynolds

    Television director, Television producer

    Age79

    BirthplaceLansing, Michigan, United States of America

    Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018) was an American actor,...  more

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    Unbelievably Macho Tales Of Burt Reynolds From His Heyday#254 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History

  • Hunter S. Thompson3

    Hunter S. Thompson

    Journalist, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 68 (1937-2005)

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

    Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and...  more

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    Hunter S. Thompson Spent A Year With The Hells Angels And This Is What Happened#192 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time

  • Deion Sanders4

    Deion Sanders

    Commentator, Baseball player

    Age53

    BirthplaceFort Myers, Florida, United States of America

    Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr. (; born August 9, 1967), nicknamed "Prime Time" and "Neon Deion", is...  more

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    #132 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#28 of 106 The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time

  • Cheryl Hines5

    Cheryl Hines

    Television director, Comedian

    Age55

    BirthplaceMiami Beach, Florida, USA

    Cheryl Ruth Hines (born September 21, 1965) is an American actress, director and comedian who...  more

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    #79 of 101 Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s#17 of 19 Stories of Celebrities Who Are Awful To Their Assistants

  • Faye Dunaway6

    Faye Dunaway

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age79

    BirthplaceBascom, Florida, United States of America

    Dorothy Faye Dunaway (born January 14, 1941) is an American actress. She has won an Academy...  more

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    The Best Faye Dunaway Movies#641 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021

  • Richard Simmons7

    Richard Simmons

    Voice acting, Writer

    Age72

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Milton Teagle "Richard" Simmons (born July 12, 1948) is an American fitness instructor, actor,...  more

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    #25 of 69 Celebrities with the Weirdest Middle Names#20 of 20 David Letterman's 20 Most Controversial Interviews

  • Robert Urich8

    Robert Urich

    Television producer, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 56 (1946-2002)

    BirthplaceToronto, Island Creek Township, Ohio, United States of America

    Robert Michael Urich (December 19, 1946 – April 16, 2002) was an American film, television,...  more

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    #108 of 461 The Best TV Actors of All Time#87 of 600 Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

  • Scott Stapp9

    Scott Stapp

    Record producer, Songwriter

    Age47

    BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States of America

    Scott Stapp (born Anthony Scott Flippen, August 8, 1973) is an American singer, songwriter,...  more

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    #351 of 1,019 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time#14 of 15 Rock Stars of the 1990s: Where Are They Now?

  • Randy Moss10

    Randy Moss

    Athlete, American football player

    Age43

    BirthplaceRand, West Virginia

    Randy Gene Moss (born February 13, 1977) is a television sports analyst and former American...  more

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    #2 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#33 of 80 The Best NFL Player Nicknames

  • Tony La Russa11

    Tony La Russa

    Manager, Baseball player

    Age76

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida, United States of America

    Anthony La Russa, Jr. (; born October 4, 1944) is the former manager of the St. Louis...  more

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    #198 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame#18 of 44 The Best MLB Managers of All Time

  • Alan Ball12

    Alan Ball

    Television director, Television producer

    Age63

    BirthplaceArea code 678, Area code 404, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Alan Erwin Ball (born May 13, 1957) is an American writer, director, and producer for...  more
  • Gabrielle Reece13

    Gabrielle Reece

    Volleyball player, Model

    Age50

    BirthplaceLa Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

    Gabrielle Allyse Reece (born January 6, 1970) is an American professional volleyball player,...  more

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    #43 of 131 The Hottest California Models of All Time#477 of 670 Rank the Sexiest Current Female Athletes

  • Courtney Hansen14

    Age45

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    Courtney Hansen is an American television host/personality, syndicated columnist, published...  more
  • Ron Simmons15

    Ron Simmons

    Wrestler, American football player

    Age62

    BirthplacePerry, Georgia, United States of America

    Ronald Simmons (born May 15, 1958) is an American retired professional wrestler and football...  more

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    #68 of 468 The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time#51 of 69 The Best WWE Superstars of the '90s

  • Norman Thagard16

    Norman Thagard

    Astronaut, Physician

    Age77

    BirthplaceMarianna, Florida

    Norman Earl Thagard (born July 3, 1943), (Capt, USMC, Ret.), is an American scientist and...  more
  • Nancy Kulp17

    Nancy Kulp

    Politician, Actor

    AgeDec. at 70 (1921-1991)

    BirthplaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Nancy Jane Kulp (August 28, 1921 – February 3, 1991) was an American character actress best...  more
  • Traylor Howard18

    Age54

    BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States of America

    Traylor Elizabeth Howard (born June 14, 1966) is an American actress. She is known for playing...  more
  • Paul Gleason19

    Paul Gleason

    Actor, Athlete

    AgeDec. at 67 (1939-2006)

    BirthplaceUSA, New Jersey, Jersey City

    Paul Xavier Gleason (May 4, 1939 – May 27, 2006) was an American film and television actor,...  more
  • J. D. Drew20

    J. D. Drew

    Baseball player

    Age44

    BirthplaceValdosta, Georgia

    David Jonathan "J. D." Drew (born November 20, 1975) is an American former Major League...  more
  • Dave Cowens21

    Dave Cowens

    Basketball Coach, Basketball player

    Age71

    BirthplaceNewport, Kentucky

    David William Cowens (born October 25, 1948) is an American retired professional basketball...  more

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    #129 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#86 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History

  • William Carney22

    William Carney

    Politician

    Age78

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States

    William Carney (July 1, 1942 – May 22, 2017) was an American politician. He served one term...  more
  • Joanna García23

    Age41

    BirthplaceTampa, USA, Florida

    JoAnna García Swisher (born JoAnna Garcia on August 10, 1979) is an American actress. She is...  more

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    #311 of 349 The Best American Actresses Working Today#31 of 100 The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses

  • Mark Tremonti24

    Mark Tremonti

    Record producer, Guitarist

    Age46

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Mark Thomas Tremonti (born April 18, 1974) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and...  more
  • Reubin Askew25

    Reubin Askew

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1928-2014)

    BirthplaceMuskogee, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Reubin O'Donovan Askew (September 11, 1928 – March 13, 2014) was an American politician, who...  more