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

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Jimmy Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel is an American television host, producer, writer, comedian, voice actor, musician and radio personality. He is the host and executive producer of Jimmy ...more

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Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Basketball player, Actor Lamar Joseph Odom is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011 and won the 2009 and 2010 NBA championship with ...more

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Veronica Hart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Pornographic actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter Jane Esther Hamilton is an American former pornographic film actress and current pornographic film director who performed under the stage name Veronica Hart during the 1980s. She is sometimes ...more

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Arianny Celeste is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Model, Actor Penelope Lopez, known professionally as Arianny Celeste, is an American ring girl and model. She is best known for being a ring girl for the UFC. She is also a co-host on TV Show Overhaulin'.

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Kimberly Fisher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Model, Actor Kimberly Fisher is a film actress.

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Janu Tornell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Janu Tornell is an American reality show contestant and former Las Vegas showgirl and beauty pageant contestant of Cuban descent.

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Kevin Rose is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Entrepreneur Robert Kevin Rose is an American Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Revision3, Digg, Pownce, and Milk. He also served as production assistant and co-host at TechTV's The Screen Savers. From ...more

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Destiny Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Nude Glamour Model, Model

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George J. Maloof, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur George Joseph Maloof, Jr., is an American entrepreneur and businessman. He is the former owner of the Sacramento Kings, the former owner of the now defunct Sacramento Monarchs, and minority ...more

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John Ensign is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Politician, Veterinarian John Eric Ensign is an American veterinary physician and former politician. He was a United States Senator from Nevada, serving from January 2001 until he resigned amid an investigation of an ...more

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Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Basketball player Shawn Dwayne Marion is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Born in Waukegan, Illinois, Marion ...more

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Kenny King is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Wrestler Kenny D. Layne is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Kenny King, currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling where he is the current X Division Champion in ...more

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Gina Carano is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Mixed Martial Artist, Model, Actor Gina Joy Carano is an American actress, television personality, fitness model, and former mixed martial artist. Carano began her training with straight Muay Thai to competitive MMA where she had ...more

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Ryan Ross is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Backing vocalist George Ryan Ross III is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter most known for his work as the lead guitarist, backup vocalist and main songwriter for the band Panic! at the Disco, before ...more

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Suge Knight is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Bodyguard, Promoter, American football player Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight, Jr. is a former American record producer and music executive. He is the founder and CEO of Black Kapital Records and co-founder and former CEO of Death Row ...more

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Jo Koy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Comedian Jo Koy is an American stand-up comic. He is currently touring the college circuit as a featured comedian and performs in clubs across the country. He is often a panelist on E!'s late night show ...more

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Ronnie Vannucci Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Drummer Ronald "Ronnie" Vannucci, Jr. is the drummer for the American rock band The Killers. He is also involved in a side project called Big Talk.

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David Parks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Politician David Parks is an American politician from Las Vegas, Nevada. A Democrat, he is a member of the Nevada Senate, representing the state's 7th district in Clark County. He was elected to the Senate ...more

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Isaiah Rider is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Basketball player Isaiah Rider, Jr., nicknamed J.R., is an American retired professional basketball player. Rider was born in Oakland, California, and was raised in nearby Alameda. He starred in both baseball and ...more

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Adam Scott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Golfer Adam Derek Scott is an Australian professional golfer who plays mainly on the PGA Tour. He was the World No. 1 ranked golfer, from mid-May to August 2014. He has won 27 professional tournaments ...more

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Napoleon D'umo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Choreographer Napoleon D'umo is a choreographer.

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Shelley Berkley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Rochelle "Shelley" Berkley was the U.S. Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district, serving since 1999 until 2013. In 2012, she was an unsuccessful candidate for U.S. ...more

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Guy Fieri is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
TV chef, Restaurateur, Actor Guy Fieri is an American restaurateur, author, game host, and television personality currently working for Food Network. He co-owns five restaurants in California and is known for his television ...more

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James Bilbray is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer James Hubert Bilbray is an American politician and lawyer from Nevada. Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Bilbray graduated from Las Vegas High School and attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, ...more

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Greg Anthony is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Basketball player, Sports analyst Gregory Carlton "Greg" Anthony is an American former National Basketball Association basketball player and was a television analyst for CBS Sports. Anthony also contributes to Yahoo! ...more

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Eric Whitacre is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Conductor, Lecturer, Composer Eric Whitacre is a Grammy-winning American composer and conductor, known for his choral, orchestral and wind ensemble music. He is also known for his "Virtual Choir" projects, bringing ...more

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James Oh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
James Oh Professional golfer James Oh is an American professional golfer. Oh was born in Los Angeles, California. In 1996, he became the youngest golfer to qualify for U.S. Amateur, age 14 years, 4 months, 20 days, One ...more

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Keenan McCardell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Coach, American football player Keenan Wayne McCardell is a former American football wide receiver who played 17 seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He ...more

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Louis Amundson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Basketball player Louis Gabriel "Lou" Amundson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association.

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Eric Wright is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
American football player Eric Cortez Wright is a former American professional football player who was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2nd round of the 1981 NFL Draft. Before that, the 6'1", 183 lbs. ...more

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Ashlyn Gere is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Pornographic actor, Screenwriter, Actor Ashlyn Gere is the stage name of an American former pornographic actress who performed in both heterosexual and lesbian films and also an actress in mainstream film and television. For her adult ...more

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Chad Campbell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Golfer David Chad Campbell is an American professional golfer.

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Andra Davis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
American football player Andra Raynard Davis [pronounced André] is an American former college and professional football player who was a linebacker for ten seasons in the National Football League. He played ...more

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Keon Clark is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Basketball player Arian Keon Clark is an American former National Basketball Association player. After a collegiate career at two different junior colleges and UNLV, Clark was selected 13th overall by the Orlando ...more

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Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
American football player Randall W. Cunningham is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League and current football coach, pastor and mentor who lives in Las Vegas, NV. After playing college ...more

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Barbara Buckley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Lawyer Barbara Buckley is an attorney and Democratic Party politician who served as a member of the Nevada Assembly, representing Clark County District 8 from 1994 to 2011. She served as Assembly ...more

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Flo Rida is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Songwriter, Rapper, Musician Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida, is an American rapper. He is known for hit songs such as "Low", featuring T-Pain, which was a number 1 hit for 10 weeks ...more

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Adam Seward is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Adam Seward American football player Adam Hartford Seward is a retired American football linebacker and the Defensive Coordinator at Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round of ...more

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Ickey Woods is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
American Football coach, American football player Elbert L. "Ickey" Woods is a former American football fullback who played his entire NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football at UNLV. He is best remembered ...more

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J.Son Dinant is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
J.Son Dinant Comedian, Actor Jason "J.Son" Dinant is an American comedian, actor, and Reality TV personality best known for his appearances on MTV's Fear and A&E's Inked as well as his online series

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Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Basketball player, Actor Larry Demetric Johnson is a retired American basketball player who spent his professional career in the National Basketball Association with the Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks. He was ...more

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Tommy Marth is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Musician, Actor Thomas Christian "Tommy" Marth, Jr. was an American saxophone player, best known for his recordings and live performances with The Killers. He toured widely with the band in 2008–2009, ...more

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Chris Riley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Chris Riley Golfer Chris J. Riley is an American professional golfer. Riley was born in San Diego, California. He attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he became the first four-year All-American in ...more

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Reggie Theus is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Coach Reginald Wayne Theus is an American retired basketball player and the current head coach of Cal State Northridge. He formerly served as head coach for the NBA's Sacramento Kings and New Mexico ...more

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Francis J. Beckwith is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Professor, Writer, Philosopher Francis J. "Frank" Beckwith is an American philosopher, Christian apologist, scholar, and lecturer who is currently an associate professor of Church-State Studies at Baylor University ...more

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Anthony E. Zuiker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Anthony E. Zuiker is the creator and executive producer of the American television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He produces all four editions of the CSI franchise: CSI: Crime Scene ...more

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Vu Tran is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Vu Tran Writer Vu Hoang Tran is a Vietnamese American short story writer.

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Joel Anthony is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Basketball player Joel Vincent Anthony is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He is also a member of the Canadian national ...more

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Rod Chandler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Politician Rodney Dennis "Rod" Chandler was a U.S. Representative from Washington. He is the great-great-grandnephew of long-time U.S. Senator Zachariah Chandler of Michigan. Rod Chandler ...more

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Sam Brandon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
American football player Samuel Terrill "Sam" Brandon is a former American football safety. He was drafted in 2002 in the fourth round by the Denver Broncos after playing college football for UNLV. He played ...more