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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Basketball player, Rapper, Television producer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Shaquille Rashaun "Shaq" O'Neal ( shə-KEEL; SHAK; born March 6, 1972) is a retired professional American basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the ...more

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James Carville is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Commentator, Television producer, Author

Age: 74

Birthplace: Carville, Louisiana, United States of America

Chester James Carville Jr. (born October 25, 1944) is an American political commentator, media personality, and lawyer who is a prominent figure in the Democratic Party. Nicknamed the Ragin' ...more

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Hubert Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Pharmacist, Politician, Instructor

Age: Dec. at 67 (1911-1978)

Birthplace: Wallace, South Dakota, United States of America

Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who served as the 38th vice president of the United States from 1965 to 1969. He twice served in the ...more

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Andi Dorfman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

Age: 31

Andi Jeanette Dorfman is an American television personality and former Assistant District Attorney from Fulton County, Georgia. She is notable for being a contestant on the eighteenth season of ...more

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Patricia Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 59

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Patricia Davies Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an American actress. She has starred in numerous leading and supporting roles in a variety of films, ranging from independent features to ...more

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Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Winchester, Massachusetts

Brian Patrick Wilson (born March 16, 1982) is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles ...more

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Donna Brazile is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Commentator, Politician, Author

Age: 59

Birthplace: Kenner, Louisiana, United States of America

Donna Lease Brazile (; born December 15, 1959) is an American political strategist, campaign manager, political analyst, author, and Fox News contributor. She was formerly a CNN contributor ...more
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Joanne Woodward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Television director, Theatrical producer, Television producer

Age: 89

Birthplace: Thomasville, Georgia, United States of America

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (born February 27, 1930) is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her performance in The Three Faces of Eve (1957), which ...more

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John A. Lejeune is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 75 (1867-1942)

Birthplace: Louisiana

John Archer Lejeune (; January 10, 1867 – November 20, 1942) was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general and the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Lejeune had nearly 40 years service ...more
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Mary Gauthier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 56

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

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

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Louis Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 78 (1923-2001)

Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

Louis Stirling Edmonds (September 24, 1923 – March 3, 2001) was an American actor from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was best known for his roles in Dark Shadows and All My Children. Edmonds ...more
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Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana

Andrew James Whitworth (born December 12, 1981) is an American football offensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU and was ...more

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Bill Conti is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Conductor, Film Score Composer, Musician

Age: 76

Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island

William Conti (born April 13, 1942) is an American composer and conductor best known for his film scores, including Rocky (and four of its sequels), Karate Kid (and all of its sequels), For Your ...more

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Claire Lee Chennault is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Pilot

Age: Dec. at 65 (1893-1958)

Birthplace: Commerce, Texas

Claire Lee Chennault (September 6, 1890 – July 27, 1958) was an American military aviator best known for his leadership of the "Flying Tigers" and the Republic of China Air Force in ...more

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Edwin Edwards is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 91

Birthplace: USA, Marksville, Louisiana

Edwin Washington Edwards (born August 7, 1927) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 7th congressional district from ...more
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Marquise Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
American football player

Age: Dec. at 25 (1982-2007)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Marquise Hill (August 7, 1982 – May 28, 2007) was an American football defensive end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Patriots in the second ...more
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Wes Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Footballer

Age: 39

Birthplace: Longsight, United Kingdom

Wesley Michael Brown (born 13 October 1979) is an English professional footballer who last played as a defender for Indian club Kerala Blasters. Brown began his career with Manchester United, ...more
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Edwin Newman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Author

Age: Dec. at 91 (1919-2010)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Edwin Harold Newman (January 25, 1919 – August 13, 2010) was an American newscaster, journalist, and author. After beginning his career with the wire services and serving in the U.S. Navy during ...more

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Matt Flynn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 30

Birthplace: Tyler, Texas

Matthew Clayton Flynn (born June 20, 1985) is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He was a member of the ...more

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Thomas McGrath is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Poet, Screenwriter, Writer

Age: Dec. at 74 (1916-1990)

Birthplace: North Dakota

Thomas Matthew McGrath, (November 20, 1916 near Sheldon, North Dakota – September 20, 1990, Minneapolis, Minnesota) was a celebrated American poet and screen writer of documentary films.McGrath ...more
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Kevin Griffin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Kevin Griffin Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 50

Kevin Michael Griffin (born October 1, 1968) is an American guitarist, vocalist, producer, and songwriter.Griffin formed the alternative rock band Better Than Ezra in 1988. The band had great ...more
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Bennett Johnston, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Politician, Lobbyist, Lawyer

Age: 86

Birthplace: Shreveport, Area code 318, Caddo Parish, United States of America, United States, + more

John Bennett Johnston Jr. (born June 10, 1932) is an American attorney and politician in the Democratic Party and later lobbyist. He represented Louisiana in the United States Senate from 1972 ...more
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JaMarcus Russell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 30

Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama

JaMarcus Trenell Russell (born August 9, 1985) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at LSU, where he finished 21–4 as a starter and was named MVP of the 2007 ...more

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John N. Bahcall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Astronomer

Age: Dec. at 71 (1934-2005)

Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana

John Norris Bahcall (December 30, 1934 – August 17, 2005) was an American astrophysicist, best known for his contributions to the solar neutrino problem, the development of the Hubble Space ...more
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Speedy Long is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 78 (1928-2006)

Birthplace: Tullos, Louisiana, United States of America

Speedy Oteria Long (June 16, 1928 – October 5, 2006) was an American politician who served in the United States House of Representatives for Louisiana's 8th congressional district from January ...more