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Famous University Of Louisville Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 17.7k views234 items

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

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

A list made up of graduates like Johnny Unitas and Wes Unseld.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Louisville?” and “Which celebrities are University of Louisville alumni?”
  • Diane Sawyer1

    Diane Sawyer

    Journalist, Newsreader


    BirthplaceGlasgow, Kentucky, United States of America

    Lila Diane Sawyer (born December 22, 1945) is an American television journalist. Sawyer has...  more

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    #69 of 568 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures#127 of 131 The Most Annoying TV Hosts

  • Carroll Hubbard2


    BirthplaceMurray, Kentucky, United States of America

    Carroll Hubbard, Jr. (born July 7, 1937) is an American former politician. A Democrat, he...  more
  • 3

    Erik Watts

    Wrestler, American football player


    BirthplaceAmarillo, Texas, USA

    Erik Watts (born December 19, 1967) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler. He is...  more
  • Warren Oates4

    AgeDec. at 54 (1928-1982)

    BirthplaceUSA, Depoy, Kentucky, Kentucky

    Warren Mercer Oates (July 5, 1928 – April 3, 1982) was an American actor best known for his...  more
  • 5

    Edwin Kagin

    Social activist

    AgeDec. at 74 (1940-2014)

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina

    Edwin Frederick Kagin (November 26, 1940 – March 28, 2014) was an attorney at law in Union,...  more
  • Butch Beard6

    Butch Beard

    Basketball player, Coach


    BirthplaceHardinsburg, Kentucky

    Alfred "Butch" Beard Jr. (born May 5, 1947) is a former professional basketball player and...  more
  • Mike Ward7

    Mike Ward



    BirthplaceWhite Plains, New York, United States of America

    Michael Delavan "Mike" Ward (born January 7, 1951) is a former congressman of the United...  more
  • Robert Nardelli8

    Robert Nardelli



    BirthplaceOld Forge, Pennsylvania

    Robert Louis Nardelli (born May 17, 1948) is an American businessman. He was the chairman and...  more
  • James B. Edwards9

    James B. Edwards

    Politician, Dentist


    BirthplaceHawthorne, Florida, United States of America

    James Burrows Edwards (June 24, 1927 – December 26, 2014) was an American politician and...  more
  • Keith Fitzgerald10

    Keith Fitzgerald

    Politician, Professor


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Ohio

    Keith Fitzgerald is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives,...  more
  • 11

    Chang-Lin Tien

    Scientist, Mechanical engineer

    AgeDec. at 67 (1935-2002)

    BirthplaceWuhan, China

    Chang-lin Tien (traditional Chinese: 田長霖; simplified Chinese: 田长霖; pinyin: Tián Chánglín;...  more
  • David Akers12

    David Akers

    American football player


    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky

    David Roy Akers (; born December 9, 1974) is a former American football placekicker. He played...  more
  • Chris Dodd13

    Chris Dodd

    Politician, Lobbyist


    BirthplaceWillimantic, Connecticut, United States of America

    Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944) is an American lobbyist, lawyer, and Democratic...  more
  • David L. Williams14

    David L. Williams

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceBurkesville, Kentucky, United States of America

    David or Dave Williams may refer to:...  more
  • Howard Fineman15

    Howard Fineman

    Editor, Journalist


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Howard David Fineman (born November 17, 1948) is an American journalist who is global...  more
  • Deion Branch16

    Deion Branch

    American football player


    BirthplaceAlbany, Georgia, United States of America

    Anthony Deion Branch, Jr. (born July 18, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver of...  more
  • Jason Spitz17

    Jason Spitz

    American football player


    BirthplaceBoardman, Ohio

    Jason Spitz (born December 19, 1982) is a former American football center who last played for...  more
  • Kerry Rhodes18

    Kerry Rhodes

    Actor, American football player


    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    Kerry Rhodes (born August 2, 1982) is an American actor and former American football safety in...  more
  • Norman Jay Coleman19

    Norman Jay Coleman


    AgeDec. at 84 (1827-1911)

    BirthplaceRichfield Springs, New York, United States of America

    Norman Jay Colman (May 16, 1827 – November 3, 1911) was a politician, attorney, educator,...  more
  • Maggie Lawson20


    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, USA

    Margaret Cassidy "Maggie" Lawson (born August 12, 1980) is an American actress who is best...  more

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    #47 of 163 The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses#25 of 115 The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40

  • Mark Gregory Clayton21

    Mark Gregory Clayton

    American football player


    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Mark Gregory Clayton (born April 8, 1961) is a former American football wide receiver who...  more


    #85 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#93 of 95 The Best Baltimore Ravens of All Time

  • Michael C. Kerr22

    Michael C. Kerr

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 49 (1827-1876)

    BirthplaceTitusville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Michael Crawford Kerr (March 15, 1827 – August 19, 1876) was a Prosecuting Attorney in the...  more
  • Mitch McConnell23

    Mitch McConnell

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceSheffield, Alabama, United States of America

    Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. (born February 20, 1942) is an American politician serving as...  more
  • Romano L. Mazzoli24

    Romano L. Mazzoli

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceLouisville metropolitan area, Kentucky, Area code 502, Jefferson County, United States of America

    Romano Louis Mazzoli (born November 2, 1932) represented Kentucky's Third Congressional...  more
  • Amobi Okoye25

    Amobi Okoye

    American football player


    BirthplaceAnambra State, Nigeria

    Amobi Okoye (born June 10, 1987) is a former Nigerian player of American football. He was...  more