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Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

Updated December 9, 2019 53.2k 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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  • 1
    Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Basketball player, Rapper

    Age48

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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    #9 of 762 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#902 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • 2
    James Carville is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    James Carville

    Commentator, Television producer

    Age75

    BirthplaceCarville, Louisiana, United States of America

    Chester James Carville Jr. (born October 25, 1944) is an American political commentator, media... more on Wikipedia

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

  • 3
    Hubert Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    Hubert Humphrey

    Pharmacist, Politician

    AgeDec. at 67 (1911-1978)

    BirthplaceWallace, South Dakota, United States of America

    Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who... more on Wikipedia

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    #187 of 433 The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History#127 of 269 The Most Influential Politicians in American History

  • 4
    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... more on Wikipedia

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    #13 of 16 Every Star Of 'The Bachelorette,' Ranked#75 of 77 All the Couples from The Bachelor: Where Are They Now?

  • 5
    Patricia Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    Patricia Clarkson

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age60

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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

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    #249 of 853 The Best Actresses in Film History#97 of 256 The Best Actresses Working Today

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

    Brian Wilson

    Baseball player

    Age38

    BirthplaceWinchester, Massachusetts

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

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    #478 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#69 of 115 The Funniest Professional Athletes

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

    Donna Brazile

    Commentator, Politician

    Age60

    BirthplaceKenner, Louisiana, United States of America

    Donna Lease Brazile (; born December 15, 1959) is an American political strategist, campaign... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Joanne Woodward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    Joanne Woodward

    Television director, Theatrical producer

    Age90

    BirthplaceThomasville, Georgia, United States of America

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

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    #570 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#33 of 76 The Best Actresses to Ever Win Oscars for Best Actress

  • 9
    John A. Lejeune is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni
    John Archer Lejeune (; January 10, 1867 – November 20, 1942) was a United States Marine Corps... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Mary Gauthier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    Mary Gauthier

    Songwriter, Musician

    Age58

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

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

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    #443 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#157 of 158 The Top Female Country Singers

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

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Andrew Whitworth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    Andrew Whitworth

    American football player

    Age38

    BirthplaceMonroe, Louisiana

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

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    #12 of 146 The Best LSU Football Players of All Time#684 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • 13
    Bill Conti is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    Bill Conti

    Conductor, Film Score Composer

    Age78

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island

    William Conti (born April 13, 1942) is an American composer and conductor best known for his... more on Wikipedia

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    #75 of 104 The Best One-Hit Wonders of the 1970s#51 of 75 The Best Musical Artists From Rhode Island

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

    AgeDec. at 65 (1893-1958)

    BirthplaceCommerce, Texas

    Claire Lee Chennault (September 6, 1890 – July 27, 1958) was an American military aviator best... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Edwin Edwards is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    Edwin Edwards

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age93

    BirthplaceUSA, Marksville, Louisiana

    Edwin Washington Edwards (born August 7, 1927) is an American politician and member of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Marquise Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Wes Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    Wes Brown

    Footballer

    Age40

    BirthplaceLongsight, United Kingdom

    Wesley Michael Brown (born 13 October 1979) is an English professional footballer who last... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Edwin Newman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    Edwin Newman

    Journalist, Newsreader

    AgeDec. at 91 (1919-2010)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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    #33 of 48 The Best Today Show Hosts#114 of 595 Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

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

    Matt Flynn

    American football player

    Age35

    BirthplaceTyler, Texas

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

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    #220 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#143 of 286 The Best Green Bay Packers Of All Time

  • 20
    Thomas McGrath is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Kevin Griffin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    Kevin Griffin

    Record producer, Songwriter

    Age52

    Kevin Michael Griffin (born October 1, 1968) is an American guitarist, vocalist, producer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Bennett Johnston, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    Bennett Johnston, Jr.

    Politician, Lobbyist

    Age88

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 23
    JaMarcus Russell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    JaMarcus Russell

    American football player

    Age35

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama

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

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

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

    John N. Bahcall

    Astronomer

    AgeDec. at 71 (1934-2005)

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

    John Norris Bahcall (December 30, 1934 – August 17, 2005) was an American astrophysicist, best... more on Wikipedia
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    Speedy Long is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Louisiana State University Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia
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