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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Louisiana at Lafayette and be of some renown.

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

Examples of graduates on this list: Ali Landry, Daniel Sunjata and many more.

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

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Ali Landry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Model, Actor Ali Germaine Landry is an American actress, model and beauty queen who won Miss USA 1996 She is perhaps best known as the Doritos Girl from her 1998 Super Bowl commercial, for her portrayal of ...more

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Richard Simmons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Voice acting, Writer Milton Teagle Simmons, better known as Richard Simmons, is an American fitness personality and actor. Simmons promotes weight-loss programs, prominently through his Sweatin' to the Oldies line ...more

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Daniel Sunjata is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Actor Daniel Sunjata is an American actor who performs in film, television and theater. He is best known for his role as Franco Rivera in the FX television series Rescue Me. Sunjata currently stars as ...more

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Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Baseball player Ronald Ames Guidry, nicknamed "Louisiana Lightning" and "Gator", is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. He played his entire 14-year baseball career for the ...more

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Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
American football player Jake Christopher Delhomme is a former American football quarterback. Delhomme played college football at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette before being signed by the New Orleans Saints as ...more

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Kathleen Blanco is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Marketing Consultant, Politician, Teacher Kathleen Babineaux Blanco served from January 2004 to January 2008 as the 54th governor of the U.S. state of Louisiana. A Democrat, she is the first woman to have been elected as governor of ...more

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Albert H. Crews is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer Albert Hanlin "Al" Crews, Jr., is a former American chemical and aeronautical engineer, and U.S. Air Force astronaut, who was briefly included in the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.

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Charles Boustany is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Politician, Surgeon Charles William Boustany, Jr., is an American politician and physician who has served as the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district since 2013. He has served in Congress ...more

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James Lee Burke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Author James Lee Burke is an American author of mysteries, best known for his Dave Robicheaux series. He has won an Edgar Award for Black Cherry Blues and Cimarron Rose, and has also been presented ...more

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J. Rayburn Bertrand is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Business J. Rayburn "Ray" Bertrand was a businessman, civic leader, and decorated World War II veteran who served as the Democratic mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana, from 1960 to 1972. During ...more

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John Breaux is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Politician, Lawyer John Berlinger Breaux is a former United States senator from Louisiana who served from 1987 until 2005. He was also a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1972 to 1987. He ...more

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Michael J. Michot is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Real Estate Broker Michael John Michot, known as Mike Michot, is a Republican former member of the Louisiana State Senate, having represented District 23 from 2000 to 2012. He formerly was the chairman of the ...more

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Bob Angelle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Farmer Robert Joseph Angelle, known as Bob Angelle, was a businessman and politician from Breaux Bridge in St. Martin Parish, who was the Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives from ...more

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Charles D. Lancaster, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Charles Doerr Lancaster, Jr., is a Metairie attorney who was until January 14, 2008, the then longest-serving Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He represented what has ...more

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Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
American football player Charles "Peanut" Tillman is an American football cornerback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Louisiana at ...more

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Joey Durel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Politician, Business Lester Joseph Durel, Jr., known as Joey Durel, is the mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana. Elected in 2003, he became only the second Republican mayor of his city and the second person elected as ...more

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Christi Orgeron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
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J. Lomax Jordan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Politician, Lawyer J. Lomax Jordan, Jr., known as Max Jordan, is a Lafayette attorney who was a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate from 1992 to 2000. He was unseated for the District 23 seat in the ...more

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Roderick Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Roderick Luke "Rod" Miller was a Lafayette attorney and a pioneer in the development of the Republican Party in Louisiana. He was the third Republican since Reconstruction to be ...more

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Roy R. Theriot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Roy R. Theriot, Sr., was the Democratic state comptroller of Louisiana from 1960-1973. From 1954 to 1960, he was the mayor of Abbeville, the seat of Vermilion Parish in southwestern Louisiana.

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David Thibodaux is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Activist, Politician, Professor David Glenn Thibodaux was a respected English professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for 27 years, a member and officer of the Lafayette Parish School Board for twelve years, and ...more

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Jefferson Caffery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Jefferson Caffery was a distinguished American diplomat. He served as U.S. ambassador to El Salvador, Colombia, Cuba, Brazil, France, and Egypt.

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Leigh Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Stunt Performer, Gymnast, Actor Leigh Hennessy is a world trampoline champion who runs the trampoline Website Trampoline Pundit. In addition to being the Trampoline Pundit, she also enjoys a career as an actress and stunt ...more

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Chris Cagle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
American football player Christian "Red" Keener Cagle was a professional American football halfback and quarterback from 1930 to 1934, who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954.

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Louis J. Michot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Banker Louis Joseph Michot, Jr. was an American businessman, philanthropist, and a politician from Lafayette, Louisiana. The entrepreneur of the former Burger Chef restaurant chain, he served as a ...more

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Barry Jean Ancelet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Writer Barry Jean Ancelet is a Cajun folklorist and expert in Cajun music and Cajun French. He has written several books, and under the pseudonym Jean Arceneaux he has written Cajun French poetry and ...more

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Ike Taylor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
American football player Ivan "Ike" Taylor is a retired American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft, and spent his entire 12-year career in ...more

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C. C. Brown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
C. C. Brown American football player Ceandris Nehemiah Brown is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana-Lafayette, ...more

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Jack Breaux is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Politician Jack Louis Breaux, Sr. was the Republican mayor of Zachary, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish for nearly fourteen years — from his first election in 1966 until his death of a brain tumor. He ...more

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Kenny Bowen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Music, Businessperson, Politician Kenneth Francis "Kenny" Bowen, Sr. was a three-term Democratic mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana, the fourth largest city in the state, according to the 2000 census. His tenure, which some ...more

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D'Anthony Batiste is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
D'Anthony Batiste American football player D'Anthony Batiste is an American football offensive tackle of Haitian descent, who is currently a member of the Edmonton Eskimos.

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Anthony Clement is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
American football player Anthony George Clement is a former American football offensive tackle. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

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Charlie Melancon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Politician Charles Joseph "Charlie" Melançon was the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district, serving from 2005 to 2011, and the unsuccessful 2010 Democratic nominee ...more

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Dud Lastrapes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Journalist William Dudley Lastrapes, Jr., known as Dud Lastrapes, is a Lafayette businessman who from 1980 to 1992 was the first Republican since Reconstruction to have served as mayor of his city, the ...more

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Roy Bourgeois is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Priest, Priesthood, Peace activist Roy Bourgeois is a laicized Roman Catholic priest; and an American activist and founder, in 1990, of the human rights group School of the Americas Watch. Ordained to the priesthood in 1972 in ...more

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Ashton J. Mouton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Business Ashton Joseph Mouton, Sr., was a United States businessman and politician who became, at thirty-one, the youngest mayor in the history of Lafayette, Louisiana. A Democrat, Mouton was elected ...more

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Carl A. Brasseaux is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Historian, Writer Carl Anthony Brasseaux is a retired historian of French Colonial North America, and particularly of Louisiana and the Cajun people. He helped to pioneer the field of Cajun history, and his ...more

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Jimmy Hayes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Jimmy Hayes Politician, Lawyer James Allison "Jimmy" Hayes is a Republican politician from the state of Louisiana. Born in Lafayette, Hayes graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He served in the ...more

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Cindy Courville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Diplomat Dr. Cindy Lou Courville was the U.S. Ambassador to the African Union from 2006 to 2008. Previously she was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the ...more

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Joseph Parnes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Businessperson, Stock broker Joseph Parnes is an American businessperson and registered Investment Advisor notable for his involvement in short selling. He is president of Technomart Investment Advisors and editor of the ...more

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Tinka Milinović is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur Tinka Milinović is a Bosnian television star and personality, opera singer, recording artist, best-selling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, actress, and model who appeared on the covers of ...more

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Brandon Stokley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
American football player Brandon Stokley is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana-Lafayette. ...more

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Weldon Humble is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
American football player Weldon Gaston "Hum" Humble was an American football guard who played five seasons in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League for the Cleveland Browns and ...more

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Michael Adams is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Michael Adams American football player Michael Wayne Adams, Jr. is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football ...more

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James R. Domengeaux is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Politician, Lawyer James R. Domengeaux, known as Jimmy Domengeaux, was a Lafayette attorney, U.S. representative, and Cajun cultural activist who is best remembered for his efforts to preserve the French language ...more

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Adrianne Frost is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Comedian, Author, Actor Adrianne Frost is an American comedian, author, and actress. She is best known for her work on Comedy Central's The Daily Show and VH1's Best Week Ever. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. but ...more

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Lether Frazar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Politician, Teacher Lether Edward Frazar was the Democratic lieutenant governor of Louisiana under Governor Earl Kemp Long from 1956–1960, who had earlier, as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from ...more

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Orien Greene is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Basketball player Orien Randolph Greene II is an American professional basketball player. His first two professional seasons were spent with the NBA's Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers, respectively. He played ...more

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Paul Bako is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Baseball player Gabor Paul Bako II is a retired catcher in Major League Baseball. Bako is an example of a baseball "journeyman", having played for 11 different major league teams during his 12-year ...more

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Paul Hardy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Alumni
Paul Hardy Politician, Lawyer Paul Jude Hardy is an American attorney from Baton Rouge, in the U.S. state of Louisiana, who was the first Republican to have been elected lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of Louisiana ...more