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Famous University Of Kentucky Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 45.4k views73 items

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?”
  • Story Musgrave1

    Story Musgrave

    Biophysicist, Public speaker


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Franklin Story Musgrave, M.D. (born August 19, 1935) is an American physician and a retired...  more
  • Ashley Judd2

    Ashley Judd

    Etymologist, Spokesperson


    BirthplaceGranada Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Ashley Judd (born April 19, 1968) is an American actress, and a political activist. She grew...  more

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  • Wynonna Judd3

    Wynonna Judd

    Songwriter, Television producer


    BirthplaceAshland, Kentucky, United States of America

    Wynonna Ellen Judd (; born Christina Claire Ciminella; May 30, 1964) is a multi award-winning...  more

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    #596 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time#146 of 291 The Top Country Artists of All Time

  • Pat Riley4

    Pat Riley

    Basketball Coach, Coach


    BirthplaceRome, New York, United States of America

    Patrick James Riley (born March 20, 1945) is an American professional basketball executive,...  more


    The Best Pat Riley Quotes#127 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative

  • William Windom5

    William Windom

    Actor, Voice acting

    AgeDec. at 89 (1923-2012)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    William Windom (September 28, 1923 – August 16, 2012) was an American actor. He played a wide...  more
  • Ernesto Scorsone6

    Ernesto Scorsone

    Judge, Politician


    BirthplaceKentucky, United States of America

    Ernesto Scorsone is a notable LGBT advocate, American lawyer, politician and judge from...  more
  • Steve Flesch7


    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Stephen J. Flesch (born May 23, 1967) is an American professional golfer and TV golf...  more
  • Kristen Cornett8

    Kristen Cornett

    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist


    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky

    Meteorologist ' ' 'Kristen Cornett' ' ' joined the 4 Warn Storm Team in October 2007, She...  more
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan9
    Thomas Hunt Morgan (September 25, 1866 – December 4, 1945) was an American evolutionary...  more
  • Paul E. Patton10

    Paul E. Patton

    Politician, Corporate officer


    BirthplaceKentucky, United States of America

    Paul Edward Patton (born May 26, 1937) is an American politician who served as the 59th...  more
  • Tim Mars11


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

  • Rajon Rondo12

    Rajon Rondo

    Basketball player, Athlete


    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

    Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    #157 of 258 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#22 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

  • Miss Elizabeth13

    AgeDec. at 43 (1960-2003)

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

    Elizabeth Ann Hulette (November 19, 1960 – May 1, 2003), best known in professional wrestling...  more

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    #69 of 468 The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time#11 of 86 The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

  • James W. Holsinger14


    BirthplaceKansas City, Kansas, United States of America

    James Wilson Holsinger Jr., (born May 11, 1939) is an American physician. A former major...  more
  • Tayshaun Prince15

    Tayshaun Prince

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceCompton, California, United States of America

    Tayshaun Durell Prince (born February 28, 1980) is an American professional basketball...  more

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  • Kelenna Azubuike16

    Kelenna Azubuike

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Kelenna David Azubuike (born 16 December 1983) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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    #94 of 141 The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time#104 of 107 The Best Foreign NBA Players of All Time

  • William J. Fields17

    William J. Fields

    Real Estate Broker, Farmer

    AgeDec. at 80 (1874-1954)

    BirthplaceKentucky, United States of America

    William Jason Fields (December 29, 1874 – October 21, 1954) was an American politician from...  more
  • David L. Williams18

    David L. Williams

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceBurkesville, Kentucky, United States of America

    David or Dave Williams may refer to:...  more
  • Ron Lewis19

    Ron Lewis



    BirthplaceSouth Shore, Kentucky, United States of America

    Ronald E. "Ron" Lewis (born September 14, 1946) is an American retired politician who was a...  more
  • George Blanda20

    George Blanda

    American football player

    AgeDied at 83 (1927-2010)

    BirthplaceYoungwood, Pennsylvania

    George Frederick Blanda (September 17, 1927 – September 27, 2010) was an American football...  more

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    #37 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#138 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • Glenn Holt21

    Glenn Holt

    American football player


    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Glenn Holt, Jr. (born July 31, 1984) is a former American football wide receiver. He was...  more
  • Martha Layne Collins22


    BirthplaceBagdad, Kentucky, United States of America

    Martha Layne Collins (née Hall; born December 7, 1936) is an American former businesswoman and...  more
  • Dewayne Robertson23

    Dewayne Robertson

    American football player


    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    Dewayne Jamar Robertson (born October 16, 1981) is a former defensive tackle in the National...  more
  • Happy Chandler24

    Happy Chandler

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 93 (1898-1991)

    BirthplaceCorydon, Kentucky, United States of America

    Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler Sr. (July 14, 1898 – June 15, 1991) was an American...  more
  • Jared Lorenzen25

    Jared Lorenzen

    American football player


    BirthplaceCovington, Kentucky

    Jared Raymond Lorenzen (February 14, 1981 – July 3, 2019) was an American football quarterback...  more