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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Miami University and be of some renown.

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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  • 1
    Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Miami University

    Ben Roethlisberger

    Actor, Athlete


    BirthplaceLima, Ohio, United States of America

    Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr. (; born March 2, 1982), nicknamed Big Ben, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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    #23 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#64 of 119 The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time

  • 2
    Nick Lachey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Miami University

    Nick Lachey

    Songwriter, Television producer


    BirthplaceHarlan, Kentucky, USA

    Nicholas Scott Lachey ( lə-SHAY; born November 9, 1973) is an American actor, singer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Paul Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Miami University

    Paul Ryan



    BirthplaceJanesville, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Paul Davis Ryan (born January 29, 1970) is an American politician who served as the 54th... more on Wikipedia

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    #217 of 659 The Scariest Threats to the United States#79 of 107 Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With

  • 4
    Tina Louise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Miami University

    Tina Louise

    Author, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Tina Louise (born February 11, 1934) is an American actress best known for playing movie star... more on Wikipedia

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    #24 of 99 The Most Beautiful Women Of The '60s#15 of 20 List of Famous Jewish Models

  • 5
    The Miz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Miami University

    The Miz

    Media Personality, Announcer


    Michael Gregory Mizanin (born October 8, 1980) is an American professional wrestler, actor and... more on Wikipedia

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    #561 of 580 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time#19 of 231 The Best 'The Challenge' Cast Members Ever, Ranked

  • 6
    Christine Chubbuck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Miami University

    Christine Chubbuck

    Journalist, TV Journalist

    AgeDec. at 30 (1944-1974)

    BirthplaceHudson, Ohio

    Christine Chubbuck (August 24, 1944 – July 15, 1974) was an American television news reporter... more on Wikipedia

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    #3 of 25 The Most Unexpected Things to Ever Happen on Live TV#13 of 13 Deaths Broadcast On Live TV

  • 7
    Enrique Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Miami University

    Enrique Iglesias

    Record producer, Musician


    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (born 8 May 1975) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Samuel Laws is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Miami University

    Samuel Laws


    AgeDec. at 97 (1824-1921)

    Samuel Spahr Laws (March 23, 1824 – January 9, 1921) was an American minister, professor,... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Mojo Nixon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Miami University
    Mojo Nixon (born Neill Kirby McMillan, Jr.; August 2, 1957) is an American psychobilly... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Alan Shepard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Miami University

    Alan Shepard

    Pilot, Astronaut

    AgeDec. at 75 (1923-1998)

    BirthplaceDerry, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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    #1424 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#13 of 27 27 Famous Christian Scientists

  • 11
    Benjamin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Miami University

    Benjamin Harrison

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 68 (1833-1901)

    BirthplaceNorth Bend, Ohio, United States of America

    Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was an American politician and lawyer who... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Art Clokey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Miami University

    Art Clokey

    Screenwriter, Animator

    AgeDec. at 89 (1921-2010)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Arthur "Art" Clokey (born Arthur Charles Farrington; October 12, 1921 – January 8, 2010) was... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Katie Lee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Miami University

    Katie Lee

    Cook, Author


    BirthplaceHuntington, West Virginia, United States of America

    Katherine "Katie" Lee (born September 14, 1981) is an American cookbook author, television... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    C. Michael Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Miami University

    C. Michael Armstrong



    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    C Michael Armstrong (born October 18, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American business... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Brian Pillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Miami University

    Brian Pillman

    Wrestler, American football player

    AgeDec. at 35 (1962-1997)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Brian William Pillman (May 22, 1962 – October 5, 1997) was an American professional wrestler... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Allan Sandage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Miami University

    Allan Sandage

    Scientist, Astronomer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1926-2010)

    BirthplaceIowa City, Iowa

    Allan Rex Sandage (June 18, 1926 – November 13, 2010) was an American astronomer. He was Staff... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    John Shoemaker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Miami University

    John Shoemaker

    John Shoemaker (born August 18, 1956 in Chillicothe, OH, USA) is a former minor league... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    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.
  • 19
    P. J. O'Rourke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Miami University

    P. J. O'Rourke

    Journalist, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceArea codes 419 and 567, Ohio, Area code 419, United States of America, United States

    Patrick Jake O'Rourke (born November 14, 1947) is an American political satirist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    John Shaw Billings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Miami University

    John Shaw Billings

    Librarian, Physician

    AgeDec. at 75 (1838-1913)

    BirthplaceCotton Township, Indiana

    John Shaw Billings was an American librarian and surgeon best known as the modernizer of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Whitelaw Reid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Miami University

    Whitelaw Reid

    Publisher, Politician

    AgeDec. at 75 (1837-1912)

    BirthplaceOhio, United States, with Territories, Greene County, Cedarville

    Whitelaw Reid (October 27, 1837 – December 15, 1912) was an American politician and newspaper... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Patricia B. Morrison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Miami University

    Patricia B. Morrison



    Patricia B. Morrison has been the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of...
  • 23
    Bo Schembechler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Miami University

    Bo Schembechler

    American Football coach, American football player

    AgeDec. at 77 (1929-2006)

    BirthplaceBarberton, Ohio, United States of America

    Glenn Edward "Bo" Schembechler Jr. ( SHEM-bek-lər; April 1, 1929 – November 17, 2006) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Miami University

    Jim Kelly

    Actor, American football player


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    James Edward Kelly (born February 14, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who... more on Wikipedia

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    #17 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#12 of 64 The Best Miami Football Players of All Time

  • 25
    Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Miami University

    Ron Harper

    Basketball player, Coach


    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio

    Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964) is an American retired professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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    #149 of 762 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#71 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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