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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
Shaquille O'Neal Basketball player, Rapper, Television producer Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is an American retired professional basketball player, former rapper, actor and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Standing 7 ft ...more

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James Carville is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
James Carville Commentator, Television producer, Author Chester James Carville, Jr. is an American political commentator and media personality who is a prominent figure in the Democratic Party. Carville gained national attention for his work as the ...more

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Hubert Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Hubert Humphrey Pharmacist, Politician, Instructor Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson, from 1965 to 1969. Humphrey twice served in ...more

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Andi Dorfman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Andi Dorfman 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
Patricia Clarkson Actor, Voice acting Patricia Davies Clarkson is an American actress. She has starred in many leading and supporting roles in films such as The Station Agent, The Green Mile, Far from Heaven, High Art, Dogville, ...more

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Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Brian Wilson Baseball player Brian Patrick Wilson is an American professional baseball relief pitcher who is a free agent. Previously, he pitched in Major League Baseball 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
Donna Brazile Commentator, Politician, Author Donna Brazile is an American author, academic, and political analyst who is Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She was the first African American to direct a major ...more

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Joanne Woodward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Joanne Woodward Television director, Theatrical producer, Television producer Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward is an American actress and producer. She is perhaps best known for her Academy Award-winning role in The Three Faces of Eve.

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John A. Lejeune is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
John A. Lejeune John Archer Lejeune was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general and the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Known as the "greatest of all Leathernecks" and the "Marine's ...more

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Mary Gauthier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Mary Gauthier Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter Mary Veronica Gauthier is an American folk singer-songwriter.

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Louis Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Louis Edmonds Actor Louis Stirling Edmonds was an American actor from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was best known for his roles in Dark Shadows and All My Children. Edmonds appeared in the musical Ernest in Love in ...more

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Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Andrew Whitworth American football player Andrew James Whitworth is an American football offensive lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. He played college football for Louisiana State University. He was ...more

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Bill Conti is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Bill Conti Conductor, Film Score Composer, Musician William "Bill" Conti is an American composer and conductor best known for his film scores, including Rocky, For Your Eyes Only, Dynasty and The Right Stuff, the latter of which earned ...more

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Claire Lee Chennault is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Claire Lee Chennault Pilot Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault was an American military aviator best known for his leadership of the American "Flying Tigers" and the Republic of China Air Force in World War ...more

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Edwin Edwards is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Edwin Edwards Politician, Lawyer Edwin Washington Edwards is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 7th congressional district from 1965 to 1972 and as ...more

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Marquise Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Marquise Hill American football player Marquise Hill 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 round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He ...more

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Wes Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Wes Brown Footballer Wesley Michael "Wes" Brown is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Sunderland. Before joining Sunderland, Brown had spent his entire career at Old Trafford, having joined ...more

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Edwin Newman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Edwin Newman Journalist, Newsreader, Author Edwin Harold Newman was an American newscaster, journalist, and author. After beginning his career with the wire services and serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Newman worked in radio ...more

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Matt Flynn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Matt Flynn American football player Matthew Clayton "Matt" Flynn is an American football quarterback who is a free agent. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played ...more

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

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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 Kevin Griffin is an American guitarist, vocalist, producer, and songwriter. Griffin formed the alternative rock band Better Than Ezra in 1988. The band had great success in the 1990s with hits ...more

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Bennett Johnston, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Bennett Johnston, Jr. Politician, Lobbyist, Lawyer John Bennett Johnston, Jr., usually known as J. Bennett Johnston, Jr., is an American lobbyist and a Democrat who represented Louisiana in the United States Senate from 1972 to 1997.

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JaMarcus Russell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
JaMarcus Russell American football player JaMarcus Trenell Russell is a former American football quarterback. Russell played college football for the LSU Tigers where he finished 21–4 as a starter and was named MVP of the 2007 Sugar ...more

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John N. Bahcall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
John N. Bahcall Astronomer John Norris Bahcall was an American astrophysicist, best known for his contributions to the solar neutrino problem, the development of the Hubble Space Telescope and for his leadership and ...more

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Speedy Long is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Speedy Long Judge, Politician, Lawyer Speedy Oteria Long was a Jena lawyer who was a Democratic U.S. Representative from central Louisiana between 1965 and 1973. Prior to his tenure in the since disbanded Eighth Congressional ...more

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Anthony Randolph is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Anthony Randolph Basketball player Anthony Erwin Randolph, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Lokomotiv-Kuban of the VTB United League. Born in Germany to two parents who served in the ...more

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Kevin Faulk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Kevin Faulk American football player Kevin Troy Faulk is a former American football running back who spent his entire 13-year career playing for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted by the ...more

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Russell B. Long is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Russell B. Long Politician, Lawyer Russell Billiu Long was an American Democratic politician and United States Senator from Louisiana from 1948 until 1987, and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee for fifteen years from 1966 ...more

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Mary Landrieu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Mary Landrieu Businessperson, Politician Mary Loretta Landrieu is an American politician and former United States Senator from the state of Louisiana. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Born in Arlington, Virginia, Landrieu was ...more

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Don Lemon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Don Lemon Journalist, TV Journalist Don Lemon is an American journalist and television news anchor. He is based in New York and currently hosts CNN Tonight.

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Glen Davis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Glen Davis Basketball player Ronald Glen Davis is an American professional basketball power forward who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of National Basketball Association. Formerly a college basketball player ...more

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Alan Faneca is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Alan Faneca American football player Alan Joseph Faneca, Jr. is a former American college and professional football player who was a guard in the National Football League for thirteen seasons. He played college football for ...more

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Charles Boustany is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Charles Boustany Politician, Surgeon Charles William Boustany, Jr., is an American politician and physician who has served as the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district since 2013. He has served in Congress ...more

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Dwayne Bowe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Dwayne Bowe American football player Dwayne Lorenzo Bowe is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He played college football at LSU and was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in ...more

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Jacques Roy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Jacques Roy Politician, Lawyer Jacques Maurice Roy is the twenty-third mayor of Alexandria, the parish seat of Rapides Parish in Central Louisiana. A Democrat, Roy is the son of Christopher Roy, Sr., an ad hoc judge of the ...more

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Parker Griffith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Parker Griffith Businessperson, Physician Rolf Parker Griffith, Jr., M.D. is an American retired radiation oncology physician, mathematics teacher, Army Reserve officer, entrepreneur and politician who served in the Alabama State Senate ...more

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John Cooksey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
John Cooksey Politician, Physician, Ophthalmology John Charles Cooksey, M.D. is an ophthalmologist who was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana from 1997 to 2003.

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Mose Allison is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Mose Allison Jazz Pianist, Pianist, Singer Mose John Allison, Jr. is an American jazz blues pianist, singer and songwriter.

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Jim McCrery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Jim McCrery Politician, Lawyer James Otis "Jim" McCrery, III, is an American lawyer, politician and lobbyist who served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1988 to 2009. He ...more

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Billy Tauzin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Billy Tauzin Politician, Lobbyist, Lawyer Wilbert Joseph "Billy" Tauzin II is an American lobbyist and politician. He was President and CEO of PhRMA, a pharmaceutical company lobby group. He was also a member of the United ...more

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Michael Clayton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Michael Clayton Athlete, American football player Michael Rashard Clayton is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played ...more

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John Breaux is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
John Breaux Politician, Lawyer John Berlinger Breaux is a former United States senator from Louisiana who served from 1987 until 2005. He was also a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1972 to 1987. He ...more

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Michael Papajohn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Michael Papajohn Stunt Performer, Actor, Athlete Michael Papajohn is an American actor, stuntman and former college baseball player for the LSU Tigers baseball team.

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Corey Webster is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Corey Webster American football player Corey Jonas Webster is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Giants in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

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Rudy Niswanger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Rudy Niswanger American football player Rudolph Nelson "Rudy" Niswanger is a former American football center. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at

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Tony Perkins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Tony Perkins Activist, Politician, Journalist Anthony Richard "Tony" Perkins is president of the Family Research Council, a conservative policy and lobbying organization based in Washington, D.C. Perkins was previously a police ...more

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Will Wright is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Will Wright Video game development, Scientist, Video game designer William Ralph "Will" Wright is an American video game designer and co-founder of the ex game development company Maxis, and then part of Electronic Arts. In April 2009, he left EA to ...more

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Kevin Mawae is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Kevin Mawae American football player Kevin James Mawae is a retired American football center who played in the National Football League for sixteen seasons. He played college football for Louisiana State University, where he was a ...more

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Billy Cannon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Billy Cannon Dentist, American football player William Abb "Billy" Cannon is an All-American, 1959 Heisman Trophy winner and 2008 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and ...more

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Claude Wroten is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
Claude Wroten American football player Claude James Wroten is an American football defensive tackle for the Nebraska Danger of the Indoor Football League. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. ...more