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Famous Florida State University Alumni

Updated November 22, 2019 97.0k 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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  • 1

    Jim Morrison

    Film Score Composer, Poet
    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#24 of 489 The Best Rock Vocalists

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    Burt Reynolds

    Television director, Television producer
    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#265 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History

  • 3

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

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    14 Bizarre Stories From Hunter S. Thompson's Life#186 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time

  • 4

    Deion Sanders

    Commentator, Baseball player
    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#988 of 1,424 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • 5

    Cheryl Hines

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

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

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    Faye Dunaway

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

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    #27 of 349 The Best Actresses In Film History#44 of 272 The Best American Actresses Working Today

  • 7

    Richard Simmons

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

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    #100 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#20 of 20 David Letterman's 20 Most Controversial Interviews

  • 8

    Robert Urich

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

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    #111 of 349 The Best TV Actors And Actresses Of All Time#87 of 605 Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

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    Scott Stapp

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

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

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    Randy Moss

    Athlete, American football player
    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#4 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

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    Tony La Russa

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

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

  • 12

    Alan Ball

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

    Gabrielle Reece

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

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    #44 of 131 The Hottest California Models of All Time#19 of 40 The Hottest Models From Florida

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    Courtney Hansen is an American television host/personality, syndicated columnist, published...  more
  • 15

    Ron Simmons

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

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    #66 of 448 The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time#51 of 69 The Best WWE Superstars of the '90s

  • 16

    Norman Thagard

    Astronaut, Physician
    Norman Earl Thagard (born July 3, 1943), (Capt, USMC, Ret.), is an American scientist and...  more
  • 17

    Nancy Kulp

    Politician, Actor
    Nancy Jane Kulp (August 28, 1921 – February 3, 1991) was an American character actress best...  more
  • 18
    Traylor Elizabeth Howard (born June 14, 1966) is an American actress. She is known for playing...  more
  • 19

    Paul Gleason

    Actor, Athlete
    Paul Xavier Gleason (May 4, 1939 – May 27, 2006) was an American film and television actor,...  more
  • 20

    J. D. Drew

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

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    #326 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History#92 of 146 The Best Boston Red Sox Of All Time

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    Dave Cowens

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

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    #114 of 269 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#11 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

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    William Carney

    Politician
    William Carney (July 1, 1942 – May 22, 2017) was an American politician. He served one term...  more
  • 23
    JoAnna García Swisher (born JoAnna Garcia on August 10, 1979) is an American actress. She is...  more

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    #31 of 100 The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses#19 of 20 20 Celebrities Who Were Homecoming Queen

  • 24

    Mark Tremonti

    Record producer, Guitarist
    Mark Thomas Tremonti (born April 18, 1974) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and...  more
  • 25

    Reubin Askew

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