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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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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