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

List includes Eli Manning, Patrick Willis and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Mississippi?” and “Which celebrities are University of Mississippi alumni?”
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Kate Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Kate Jackson is an American actress, director, and producer, best known for her role as Sabrina Duncan in the popular 1970s television series Charlie's Angels. She is a three-time Emmy Award ...more
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Ruth Ford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Salonnieres, Model, Actor
Ruth Ford was an American model and stage and film actress. Her brother was the bohemian surrealist Charles Henri Ford. Their parents managed the Tennessee Hotel in Clarksville, Tennessee.
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Jon Hinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Politician
Jon Clifton Hinson was a politician from the U.S. state of Mississippi.
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Karen Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Model
Karen Ann Graham was an American model during the 1970s and the 1980s and a respected fly-fishing expert. For fifteen years, she was a spokesmodel for the cosmetics company Estee Lauder, Inc.
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Shepard Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Journalist, Broadcaster
David Shepard Smith, Jr., known better as Shepard Smith or Shep Smith, is an American television news anchor. He is the former host of Fox Report with Shepard Smith and Studio B weekdays on Fox ...more
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Gerald McRaney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Actor
Gerald Lee "Mac" McRaney is an American television and movie actor. McRaney is best known as one of the stars of the television shows Simon & Simon, Major Dad, and Promised Land. ...more
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Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
American football player
Elisha Nelson "Eli" Manning is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League and is the active iron man for consecutive starts by a ...more
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Mary Ann Mobley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Actor
Mary Ann Mobley was an American actress, television personality and Miss America.
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Josh Kelley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Joshua Bishop "Josh" Kelley is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Kelley has recorded for Hollywood Records, Threshold Records and DNK Records as a pop rock artist, and has had ...more
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Todd Wade is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
American football player
Todd McLaurin Wade is a former American football offensive tackle. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Mississippi. Wade ...more
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Tate Taylor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Tate Taylor is an American actor, screenwriter, film producer and director. He is best known for directing The Help and Get On Up.
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Abby Mcgrew is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Abby Mcgrew is the wife of Elli Manning.
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Angela McGlowan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Commentator
Angela McGlowan is an American political commentator and CEO of Political Strategies & Insights, a government affairs, political strategy, public relations, and advocacy consulting firm ...more
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Sylvester John Hemleben is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Educator, Author
Sylvester John Hemleben was born February 25, 1902, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a descendant of an ancient German family which emigrated to America to practice medicine and pharmacy in pioneer ...more
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Patrick Willis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
American football player
Patrick L. Willis is a former American football linebacker who played his entire eight-year career with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the 49ers in ...more
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Mose Allison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Pianist, Singer
Mose John Allison, Jr. is an American jazz blues pianist, singer and songwriter.
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Patricia Jessamy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Lawyer
Patricia Coats Jessamy is a former chief prosecutor for the City of Baltimore, Maryland She was appointed to head the Office of the State's Attorney in 1995 and won reelection three times.
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Marcus Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
American football player
Marcus Johnson played as an American Football offensive lineman for the Ole Miss Rebels.
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Stacy Andrews is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
American football player
Stacy Dewayne Andrews is a former American football offensive guard. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ole Miss. ...more
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Kendrick Clancy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Kendrick Clancy American football player
Lakendrick Tridel Clancy is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2000, having also played for the New York Giants, Arizona Cardinals and New ...more
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Martin L. Clardy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Martin Linn Clardy was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer and railroad executive from Missouri.
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Derrick Burgess is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
American football player
Derrick Lee Burgess is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Mississippi. ...more
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Ansu Sesay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Basketball player
Ansu Martin Sesay, Jr. is an American former professional basketball player.
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Michael Oher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
Athlete, American football player
Michael Oher played as an American Football offensive lineman for the Ole Miss Rebels.
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James Eastland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni
James Oliver Eastland was an American politician from Mississippi who served in the United States Senate as a Democrat in 1941; and again from 1943 until his resignation December 27, 1978. From ...more