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

Everything from Rajon Rondo to Ashley Judd is included on this list along with other famous people from Kentucky. The University. Go Wildcats! There is of course plenty of Kentucky basketball alumni on this list as UK is known for its men's basketball program.

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

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Story Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Story Musgrave Biophysicist, Public speaker, Physiologist Franklin Story Musgrave is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker and consultant to both Disney's Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. In 1996 ...more

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Ashley Judd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Ashley Judd Etymologist, Spokesperson, Television producer Ashley Judd is an American actress and political activist. She grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the sister of Wynonna ...more

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Wynonna Judd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Wynonna Judd Songwriter, Television producer, Musician Wynonna Ellen Judd is an American country music singer. Her solo albums and singles are all credited to the singular name Wynonna. Wynonna first rose to fame in the 1980s alongside her mother, ...more

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Pat Riley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Pat Riley Basketball Coach, Coach, American football player Patrick James "Pat" Riley is an American professional basketball executive, and a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association. He has been the team president of the ...more

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William Windom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
William Windom Actor, Voice acting William Windom was an American actor. He was perhaps best known for his work on television, including two episodes of The Twilight Zone. He portrayed Glen Morley, a fictional congressman from ...more

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Ernesto Scorsone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Ernesto Scorsone Judge, Politician, Lawyer Ernesto Scorsone is an American lawyer, politician and judge from Kentucky. He was born in Palermo, Italy, on Feb. 15, 1952; his family immigrated to the United States in 1960. Scorsone earned a ...more

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Lisa Sparks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Lisa Sparks Pornographic actor Lisa Sparxxx, is an American pornographic film actress.

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Steve Flesch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Steve Flesch Golfer Stephen J. Flesch is an American professional golfer, competing on the PGA Tour. Flesch was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky. After ...more

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Kristen Cornett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Kristen Cornett TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist Meteorologist ' ' 'Kristen Cornett' ' ' joined the 4 Warn Storm Team in October 2007, She provides the weather for weekends for News 4, Saturdays at 6 and 10 pm and Sundays at 5:30 and 10 pm, ...more

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Thomas Hunt Morgan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Thomas Hunt Morgan Thomas Hunt Morgan was an American evolutionary biologist, geneticist, embryologist, and science author who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1933 for discoveries elucidating the ...more

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Paul E. Patton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Paul E. Patton Politician, Corporate officer Paul Edward Patton is an American politician. He was the 59th Governor of Kentucky, serving from 1995 to 2003. Because of a 1992 amendment to the Kentucky Constitution, he was the first governor ...more

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Tim Mars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Tim Mars Actor

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Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Rajon Rondo Basketball player, Athlete Rajon Pierre Rondo is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He is a four-time All-Star, one-time ...more

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Miss Elizabeth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Miss Elizabeth Actor Elizabeth Ann Hulette, best known as Miss Elizabeth, was an American professional wrestling manager. She gained international fame from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s in the World Wrestling ...more

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James W. Holsinger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
James W. Holsinger Physician James Wilson Holsinger, Jr., is an American physician. A former major general in the U.S. Army Reserve, he has worked primarily in public health for over thirty years. He served as the Under ...more

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Tayshaun Prince is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Tayshaun Prince Basketball player Tayshaun Durell Prince is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. The 6'9" small forward graduated ...more

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Kelenna Azubuike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Kelenna Azubuike Basketball player Kelenna David Azubuike is an American professional basketball player. Born in London, England and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Azubuike became a standout player during his play at Victory ...more

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William J. Fields is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
William J. Fields Real Estate Broker, Farmer, Lawyer William Jason Fields was a politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. Known as "Honest Bill from Olive Hill", he represented Kentucky's Ninth District in the U.S. House of ...more

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David L. Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
David L. Williams Politician, Lawyer David Lewis Williams is an attorney, Republican politician, and judge from the U.S. state of Kentucky. From 1987 to 2012, Williams represented Senate District 16, a position he secured upon the ...more

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Ron Lewis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Ron Lewis Politician Ronald E. "Ron" Lewis is an American retired politician who was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1994 to 2009, having represented the 2nd ...more

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George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
George Blanda American football player George Frederick Blanda was a American football quarterback and placekicker. Blanda has the distinction of having played 26 seasons of professional football, the most in the sport's history, and ...more

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Glenn Holt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Glenn Holt American football player Glenn Holt, Jr. is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Kentucky. Holt was also a ...more

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Martha Layne Collins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Martha Layne Collins Teacher Martha Layne Collins is an American former businesswoman and politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky; she was elected as the state's 56th governor from 1983 to 1987, the first woman to hold ...more

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Dewayne Robertson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Dewayne Robertson American football player Dewayne Jamar Robertson is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Jets fourth overall in the 2003 NFL Draft and also played ...more

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Happy Chandler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Happy Chandler Politician, Lawyer Albert 'Happy' Chandler was an actor.

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Jared Lorenzen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Jared Lorenzen American football player Jared Raymond Lorenzen is a former professional football quarterback. Lorenzen has also been the Commissioner of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. He was signed by the New York Giants as an ...more

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Earle C. Clements is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Earle C. Clements Politician, Farmer Earle Chester Clements was an American farmer and politician. He represented the state of Kentucky in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and was its 47th Governor, ...more

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Antoine Walker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Antoine Walker Basketball player Antoine Devon Walker is an American retired professional basketball player. He was drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft out of the University of Kentucky and played in the ...more

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Bruce Lunsford is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Bruce Lunsford Businessperson, Politician, Entrepreneur William Bruce Lunsford is an American Democratic politician from Kentucky. He has served various roles in the Kentucky Democratic Party including, Party treasurer, Deputy Development Secretary, ...more

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Ernie Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Ernie Fletcher Politician, Physician Ernest Lee "Ernie" Fletcher is an American physician and politician. In 1998, he was elected to the first of three consecutive terms in the United States House of Representatives; he ...more

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Marcus A. Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Marcus A. Smith Marcus Aurelius "Mark" Smith was an American attorney and politician who served eight terms as Arizona Territorial Delegate to Congress and as one of the first two Senators from ...more

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William M. Bass is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
William M. Bass Anthropologist William Marvin Bass III is an American forensic anthropologist, best known for his research on human osteology and human decomposition. He has also assisted federal, local, and non-U.S. ...more

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Augustus Owsley Stanley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Augustus Owsley Stanley Politician, Lawyer Augustus Owsley Stanley I was a politician from the US state of Kentucky. A Democrat, he served as the 38th Governor of Kentucky and also represented the state in both the U.S. House of ...more

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Ed Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Ed Whitfield Politician, Lawyer Wayne Edward "Ed" Whitfield is the U.S. Representative of Kentucky's 1st congressional district, serving since 1995. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district covers much of ...more

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Steve Pence is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Steve Pence Politician, Lawyer Stephen B. Pence was the 53rd Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He took office with fellow Republican Ernie Fletcher in December 2003.

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Marc Cox is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Marc Cox Journalist, Newsreader, Missouri Broadcasters Association News 4 Reporter ' ' ' Marc Cox ' ' ' joined KMOV-TV in 1993 as a General Assignment Reporter and became a Weekend Anchor in the fall of 1994. In August of 1996, Marc was promoted to Co-Anchor ...more

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James G. Scrugham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
James G. Scrugham Politician James Graves Scrugham was an American politician. He was a Representative, a Senator, and the 14th Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

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Don Rosa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Don Rosa Cartoonist Keno Don Hugo Rosa, known simply as Don Rosa, is an American comic book writer and illustrator known for his stories about Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck and other Disney characters. Many of his ...more

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Bev Perdue is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Bev Perdue Politician Beverly Eaves "Bev" Perdue is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 73rd Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina. She was the first female ...more

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Daniel Mongiardo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Daniel Mongiardo Politician, Physician, Surgeon Frank Daniel Mongiardo is an American physician and politician from Kentucky. Mongiardo is a Democrat and was the 54th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky from 2007 until 2011. He was a member of ...more

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Wendell Berry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Wendell Berry Poet, Novelist, Author Wendell Berry is an American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer. A prolific author, he has written dozens of novels, short stories, poems, and essays. He is an ...more

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John Shelby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
John Shelby Baseball player, Coach John T. Shelby is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1981 to 1991. His nickname was "T-Bone" for his slight frame. He currently is a coach for the

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Emily Gimmel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Emily Gimmel Journalist, Television producer, Entrepreneur Emily Gimmel is an American journalist, entrepreneur, businesswoman, and television personality.

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Mitch McConnell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Mitch McConnell Politician, Lawyer Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell, Jr. is the senior United States Senator from Kentucky. A member of the Republican Party, he has been the Majority Leader of the Senate since January ...more

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Jamaal Magloire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Jamaal Magloire Basketball player Jamaal Dane Magloire is a Canadian former professional basketball player who last played for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He also played for the Charlotte/New ...more

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J. C. W. Beckham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
J. C. W. Beckham Politician, Lawyer John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham was the 35th Governor of Kentucky and a United States Senator from Kentucky. He was the state's first popularly elected senator following passage of the Seventeenth ...more

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Keith Bogans is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Keith Bogans Basketball player Keith Ramon Bogans is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.

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Walter Dee Huddleston is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Walter Dee Huddleston Politician Walter Darlington "Dee" Huddleston is a retired American politician. He is a Democrat from the state of Kentucky. He represented Kentucky in the United States Senate from 1973 until

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Ben Chandler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Ben Chandler Politician Albert Benjamin "Ben" Chandler III is an American politician who was the United States Representative for Kentucky's 6th congressional district from 2004 to 2013. A Democrat, Chandler ...more

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Hal Rogers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni
Hal Rogers Politician, Lawyer Harold Dallas "Hal" Rogers is the U.S. Representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district, serving since 1981. He is a member of the Republican Party.