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Famous University Of Mississippi Alumni

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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?”
  • 1
    Kate Jackson

    Kate Jackson

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    Lucy Kate Jackson (born October 29, 1948) is an American actress, director, and producer,... more on Wikipedia

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    #386 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#31 of 100 The Most Beautiful Women Of The '70s

  • 2
    Ruth Ford

    Ruth Ford

    Salonnieres, Model

    AgeDec. at 98 (1911-2009)

    BirthplaceBrookhaven, Mississippi, United States of America

    Ruth Ford (July 7, 1911, Brookhaven, Mississippi – August 12, 2009, New York City) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Jon Hinson

    Jon Hinson


    AgeDec. at 53 (1942-1995)

    BirthplaceTylertown, Mississippi, United States of America

    Jon Clifton Hinson (March 16, 1942 – July 21, 1995) was a Republican U.S. representative for... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Karen Graham


    BirthplaceGulfport, Mississippi

    Karen Ann Graham is an American former model from the 1970s and the 1980s and is a respected... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Shepard Smith

    Shepard Smith

    Journalist, Broadcaster


    BirthplaceHolly Springs, Mississippi, United States of America

    Shepard "Shep" Smith (born David Shepard Smith Jr.; January 14, 1964) is an American... more on Wikipedia

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    #122 of 160 The Most Ridiculous Political Pundits#64 of 65 The Most Influential News Anchors of All Time

  • 6
    Gerald McRaney

    Gerald McRaney

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceUSA, Mississippi, Collins

    Gerald Lee McRaney (born August 19, 1947) is an American television and movie actor. McRaney... more on Wikipedia

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    #294 of 461 The Best TV Actors of All Time#129 of 428 Here's a List of Every Known Republican Celebrity

  • 7
    Eli Manning

    Eli Manning

    American football player


    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Elisha Nelson Manning IV (born January 3, 1981) is an American football quarterback for the... more on Wikipedia

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    #1038 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#49 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time

  • 8
    Mary Ann Mobley


    BirthplaceUSA, Mississippi, Brandon

    Mary Ann Mobley (February 17, 1937 – December 9, 2014) was an American actress, television... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Josh Kelley

    Josh Kelley

    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, United States of America

    Joshua Bishop Kelley Sr. (born January 30, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter. Kelley has... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Todd Wade

    Todd Wade

    American football player


    BirthplaceGreenwood, Mississippi

    Todd McLaurin Wade (born October 30, 1976) is a real estate investor and former American... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Tate Taylor

    Tate Taylor

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceJackson, Mississippi, United States of America

    Tate Taylor is an American actor, screenwriter, film producer and director. He is best known... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Abby Mcgrew
    Abby Mcgrew is the wife of Elli Manning.
  • 13
    Angela McGlowan

    Angela McGlowan



    BirthplaceOxford, Mississippi

    Angela McGlowan (born March 2, 1970) is an American political commentator, best selling... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Sylvester John Hemleben

    Educator, Author

    AgeDec. at 89 (1902-1991)

    BirthplaceLa Crosse, Wisconsin

    Sylvester John Hemleben was born February 25, 1902, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a descendant of... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Patrick Willis

    Patrick Willis

    American football player


    BirthplaceBruceton, Tennessee, United States of America

    Patrick L. Willis (born January 25, 1985) is a former American football linebacker who played... more on Wikipedia

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    #61 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History#17 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

  • 16
    Mose Allison

    Mose Allison

    Jazz Pianist, Pianist


    BirthplaceMississippi, United States of America

    Mose John Allison Jr. (November 11, 1927 – November 15, 2016) was an American jazz and blues... more on Wikipedia

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    #414 of 603 The Best Rock Vocalists#107 of 164 The Greatest Jazz Pianists of All Time

  • 17
    Patricia Jessamy


    BirthplaceHollandale, Mississippi, United States of America

    Patricia Coats Jessamy is a former chief prosecutor for the City of Baltimore, Maryland. She... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    Marcus Johnson

    American football player


    BirthplaceCoffeeville, Mississippi

    Marcus Johnson may refer to:
  • 19
    Stacy Andrews

    Stacy Andrews

    American football player


    BirthplaceCamden, Arkansas

    Stacy Dewayne Andrews (born June 2, 1981) is a former American football offensive guard. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Kendrick Clancy

    Kendrick Clancy

    American football player


    BirthplaceTuscaloosa, Alabama

    Lakendrick Tridel Clancy (born September 17, 1978) is a former American football defensive... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Martin L. Clardy

    Martin L. Clardy

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 70 (1844-1914)

    BirthplaceFarmington, Missouri, United States of America

    Martin Linn Clardy (April 26, 1844 – July 5, 1914) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Derrick Burgess

    Derrick Burgess

    American football player


    BirthplaceLake City, South Carolina

    Derrick Lee Burgess (born August 12, 1978) is a former professional American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Ansu Sesay

    Ansu Sesay

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceGreensboro, North Carolina

    Ansu Martin Sesay, Jr. (born July 29, 1976) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Michael Oher

    Michael Oher

    Athlete, American football player


    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    Michael Jerome Oher (; né Williams Jr.; born May 28, 1986) is an American football offensive... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    James Eastland
    James Oliver Eastland (November 28, 1904 – February 19, 1986) was an American politician... more on Wikipedia