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Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

Updated December 9, 2019 53.6k views84 items

List of famous alumni from Louisiana State University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Louisiana State University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Louisiana State University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Louisiana 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 Louisiana State University.

This list below has a variety of graduates, like Shaquille O'Neal, Pete Maravich, and many other famous LSU Tigers.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Louisiana State University?” and “Which celebrities are Louisiana State University alumni?”

Check out this list of notable LSU alumni now and find out who rocks the purple and gold for life!
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    Shaquille O'Neal

    Basketball player, Rapper
    Shaquille Rashaun "Shaq" O'Neal ( shə-KEEL; SHAK; born March 6, 1972) is a retired...  more

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    #8 of 269 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#1158 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time

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    James Carville

    Commentator, Television producer
    Chester James Carville Jr. (born October 25, 1944) is an American political commentator, media...  more

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    #48 of 160 The Most Ridiculous Political Pundits#52 of 80 80 Famous People with ADHD

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    Hubert Humphrey

    Pharmacist, Politician
    Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who...  more
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    Andi Jeanette Dorfman is an American television personality and former Assistant District...  more
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    Patricia Clarkson

    Actor, Voice acting
    Patricia Davies Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an American actress. She has starred in...  more

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    #105 of 201 The Best Actresses Working Today#244 of 349 The Best Actresses In Film History

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    Brian Wilson

    Baseball player
    Brian Patrick Wilson (born March 16, 1982) is an American former professional baseball relief...  more

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    #388 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#72 of 219 The Greatest Relief Pitchers of All Time

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    Donna Brazile

    Commentator, Politician
    Donna Lease Brazile (; born December 15, 1959) is an American political strategist, campaign...  more
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    Joanne Woodward

    Television director, Theatrical producer
    Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (born February 27, 1930) is an American actress, producer,...  more

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    John Archer Lejeune (; January 10, 1867 – November 20, 1942) was a United States Marine Corps...  more
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    Mary Gauthier

    Songwriter, Musician
    Mary Veronica Gauthier ( GOH-shay; born March 11, 1962) is a Grammy Nominated American folk...  more

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    #431 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#151 of 160 The Top Female Country Singers

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    Louis Stirling Edmonds (September 24, 1923 – March 3, 2001) was an American actor from Baton...  more
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    Andrew Whitworth

    American football player
    Andrew James Whitworth (born December 12, 1981) is an American football offensive tackle for...  more

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    #618 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#12 of 146 The Best LSU Football Players of All Time

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    Bill Conti

    Conductor, Film Score Composer
    William Conti (born April 13, 1942) is an American composer and conductor best known for his...  more

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    #75 of 104 The Best One-Hit Wonders of the 1970s#30 of 75 The Best Musical Artists From Rhode Island

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    Claire Lee Chennault (September 6, 1890 – July 27, 1958) was an American military aviator best...  more
  • 15

    Edwin Edwards

    Politician, Lawyer
    Edwin Washington Edwards (born August 7, 1927) is an American politician and member of the...  more
  • 16

    Marquise Hill

    American football player
    Marquise Hill (August 7, 1982 – May 28, 2007) was an American football defensive end for the...  more
  • 17

    Wes Brown

    Footballer
    Wesley Michael Brown (born 13 October 1979) is an English professional footballer who last...  more
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    Edwin Newman

    Journalist, Newsreader
    Edwin Harold Newman (January 25, 1919 – August 13, 2010) was an American newscaster,...  more

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    Matt Flynn

    American football player
    Matthew Clayton Flynn (born June 20, 1985) is a former American football quarterback. He was...  more

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    Thomas McGrath

    Poet, Screenwriter
    Thomas Matthew McGrath, (November 20, 1916 near Sheldon, North Dakota – September 20, 1990,...  more
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    Kevin Griffin

    Record producer, Songwriter
    Kevin Michael Griffin (born October 1, 1968) is an American guitarist, vocalist, producer, and...  more
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    Bennett Johnston, Jr.

    Politician, Lobbyist
    John Bennett Johnston Jr. (born June 10, 1932) is an American attorney and politician in the...  more
  • 23

    JaMarcus Russell

    American football player
    JaMarcus Trenell Russell (born August 9, 1985) is a former American football quarterback. He...  more
  • 24

    John N. Bahcall

    Astronomer
    John Norris Bahcall (December 30, 1934 – August 17, 2005) was an American astrophysicist, best...  more
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    Speedy Long

    Judge, Politician
    Speedy Oteria Long (June 16, 1928 – October 5, 2006) was an American politician who served in...  more