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Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

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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!
  • Shaquille O'Neal1

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Basketball player, Rapper


    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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    #1012 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#9 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time

  • James Carville2

    James Carville

    Commentator, Television producer


    BirthplaceCarville, Louisiana, United States of America

    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

  • Hubert Humphrey3

    Hubert Humphrey

    Pharmacist, Politician

    AgeDec. at 67 (1911-1978)

    BirthplaceWallace, South Dakota, USA

    Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who...  more
  • Andi Dorfman4
    Andi Jeanette Dorfman is an American television personality and former Assistant District...  more
  • Patricia Clarkson5

    Patricia Clarkson

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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

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    #245 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#102 of 222 The Best Actresses Working Today

  • Brian Wilson6

    Brian Wilson

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceWinchester, Massachusetts

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

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    #483 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#77 of 219 The Greatest Relief Pitchers of All Time

  • Donna Brazile7

    Donna Brazile

    Commentator, Politician


    BirthplaceKenner, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana

    Donna Lease Brazile (; born December 15, 1959) is an American political strategist, campaign...  more
  • Joanne Woodward8

    Joanne Woodward

    Television director, Theatrical producer


    BirthplaceThomasville, Georgia, United States of America

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

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    #72 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#401 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • John A. Lejeune9
    John Archer Lejeune (; January 10, 1867 – November 20, 1942) was a United States Marine Corps...  more
  • Mary Gauthier10

    Mary Gauthier

    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

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

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    #136 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#157 of 160 The Top Female Country Singers

  • Louis Edmonds11

    AgeDec. at 78 (1923-2001)

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

    Louis Stirling Edmonds (September 24, 1923 – March 3, 2001) was an American actor from Baton...  more
  • Andrew Whitworth12

    Andrew Whitworth

    American football player


    BirthplaceMonroe, Louisiana

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

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

  • Bill Conti13

    Bill Conti

    Conductor, Film Score Composer


    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island

    William Conti (born April 13, 1942) is an American composer and conductor best known for his...  more
  • Claire Lee Chennault14

    AgeDec. at 65 (1893-1958)

    BirthplaceCommerce, Texas

    Claire Lee Chennault (September 6, 1890 – July 27, 1958) was an American military aviator best...  more
  • Edwin Edwards15

    Edwin Edwards

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceUSA, Marksville, Louisiana

    Edwin Washington Edwards (born August 7, 1927) is an American politician and member of the...  more
  • Marquise Hill16

    Marquise Hill

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 25 (1982-2007)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Marquise Hill (August 7, 1982 – May 28, 2007) was an American football defensive end for the...  more
  • Wes Brown17

    Wes Brown



    BirthplaceLongsight, United Kingdom

    Wesley Michael Brown (born 13 October 1979) is an English professional footballer who last...  more
  • Edwin Newman18

    Edwin Newman

    Journalist, Newsreader

    AgeDec. at 91 (1919-2010)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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

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    #33 of 48 The Best Today Show Hosts#114 of 600 Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

  • Matt Flynn19

    Matt Flynn

    American football player


    BirthplaceTyler, Texas

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

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    #213 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#207 of 213 The Best Seattle Seahawks of All Time

  • Thomas McGrath20

    Thomas McGrath

    Poet, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 74 (1916-1990)

    BirthplaceNorth Dakota

    Thomas Matthew McGrath, (November 20, 1916 near Sheldon, North Dakota – September 20, 1990,...  more
  • Kevin Griffin21

    Kevin Griffin

    Record producer, Songwriter


    Kevin Michael Griffin (born October 1, 1968) is an American guitarist, vocalist, producer, and...  more
  • Bennett Johnston, Jr.22

    Bennett Johnston, Jr.

    Politician, Lobbyist


    BirthplaceShreveport, Area code 318, Caddo Parish, United States of America, United States

    John Bennett Johnston Jr. (born June 10, 1932) is an American attorney and politician in the...  more
  • JaMarcus Russell23

    JaMarcus Russell

    American football player


    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama

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

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    #53 of 53 The Best No. 1 Overall NFL Draft Picks Of All Time, Ranked#81 of 119 The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time

  • John N. Bahcall24

    John N. Bahcall


    AgeDec. at 71 (1934-2005)

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

    John Norris Bahcall (December 30, 1934 – August 17, 2005) was an American astrophysicist, best...  more
  • Speedy Long25

    Speedy Long

    Judge, Politician

    AgeDec. at 78 (1928-2006)

    BirthplaceTullos, Louisiana, United States of America

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