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List of famous alumni from Miami University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Miami University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Miami University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Miami 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 Miami University.

This list includes Paul Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Miami University?” and “Which celebrities are Miami University alumni?”

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Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Miami University
Actor, Athlete, American football player
Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr., nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Miami ...more
Nick Lachey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Miami University
Songwriter, Television producer, Screenwriter
Nicholas Scott "Nick" Lachey is an American singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and television personality. Lachey rose to fame as the lead singer of the multi-platinum selling boy ...more
Paul Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Miami University
Paul Davis Ryan Jr. (born January 29, 1970) is an American politician serving as the 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2015. He was the Republican Party nominee ...more
Tina Louise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Miami University
Author, Actor, Singer
Tina Louise is an American actress, singer, and author. She is best known for her role as the movie star Ginger Grant in the situation comedy, Gilligan's Island.
The Miz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Miami University
Media Personality, Announcer, Wrestler
Michael Gregory "Mike" Mizanin is an American professional wrestler, reality television star, and actor. He is signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name The Miz. Mizanin ...more
Christine Chubbuck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Miami University
Journalist, TV Journalist
Christine Chubbuck was an American television news reporter who worked for WTOG and WXLT-TV in Florida during her career. She is noted for committing suicide during a live television broadcast.
Enrique Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Miami University
Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, simply known as Enrique Iglesias is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Iglesias started his career in the mid-1990s on an American ...more
Samuel Laws is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Miami University
The Rev. Dr. Samuel Spahr Laws was an American minister, professor, physician, college president, businessman and inventor best known today as the inventor of the Laws Gold Indicator, a ...more
Mojo Nixon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Miami University
Mojo Nixon is an American musician, known for playing psychobilly music. He has officially retired from playing live and recording, though he does host several radio shows on Sirius Satellite ...more
Alan Shepard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Miami University
Pilot, Astronaut, United States Naval Aviator
Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in 1961 ...more
Benjamin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Miami University
Politician, Lawyer
Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States; he was the grandson of the ninth President, William Henry Harrison. Harrison had become a prominent local attorney, Presbyterian ...more
Art Clokey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Miami University
Screenwriter, Animator, Film Director
Arthur "Art" Clokey was an American pioneer in the popularization of stop motion clay animation, best known as the creator of the character Gumby. Clokey's career began in 1955 with a ...more
Katie Lee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Miami University
Cook, Author, Food critic
Zealand Katherine Rebekah "Katie" Lee is an American cookbook author, television food critic, cook, and novelist.
C. Michael Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Miami University
C Michael Armstrong is an American business executive and former AT&T chairman and CEO. He tried to reestablish AT&T as an end-to-end carrier but, due to the dot-com bust and various ...more
Brian Pillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Miami University
Wrestler, American football player
Brian William Pillman was an American football player and professional wrestler best known for his appearances in World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling and the World ...more
Allan Sandage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Miami University
Scientist, Astronomer
Allan Rex Sandage was an American astronomer. He was Staff Member Emeritus with the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California. He determined the first reasonably accurate values for the ...more
John Shoemaker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Miami University
John Shoemaker
John Shoemaker is a former minor league baseball player and manager of the Ogden Raptors. Shoemaker attended Waverly High School and Miami University before he was drafted in the 35th round of ...more
Louis E. Strigari is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Miami University
Louis Strigari is a research associate in KIPAC at Stanford University.
P. J. O'Rourke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Miami University
Journalist, Screenwriter, Satirist
Patrick Jake "P. J." O'Rourke is an American political satirist, journalist, writer, and author. O'Rourke is the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute and is a regular ...more
John Shaw Billings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Miami University
Librarian, Physician, Surgeon
John Shaw Billings was an American librarian and surgeon best known as the modernizer of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office of the Army and as the first director of the New York Public ...more
Whitelaw Reid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Miami University
Publisher, Politician, Diplomat
Whitelaw Reid was a U.S. politician and newspaper editor, as well as the author of a popular history of Ohio in the Civil War. He was the grandfather of prominent journalist and New York Herald ...more
Patricia B. Morrison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Miami University
Patricia B. Morrison has been the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Motorola Inc. since July 25, 2005. In this role, Ms. Morrison oversees all strategic, operational and ...more
Bo Schembechler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Miami University
American Football coach, American football player
Glenn Edward "Bo" Schembechler, Jr. was an American football player, coach, and athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Miami University from 1963 to 1968 and ...more
Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Miami University
Actor, American football player
James Edward Kelly is a retired American football player, a quarterback in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and in the United States Football League for the Houston Gamblers. ...more
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Miami University
Basketball player, Coach
Ronald "Ron" Harper is a retired American professional basketball player whose career spanned from 1986 to 2001 with four teams in the NBA. At 6-foot-6-inches, his position was ...more