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Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni

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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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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Nevada, Las Vegas?” and “Which celebrities are University of Nevada, Las Vegas alumni?”
  • 1

    Jimmy Kimmel

    Talk show host, Comedian


    BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA

    James Christian Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is the host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show...  more

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  • 2

    Lamar Odom

    Basketball player, Actor


    BirthplaceSouth Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Lamar Joseph Odom (born November 6, 1979) is an American professional basketball player. As a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA), he won NBA championships...  more

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  • 3

    Arianny Celeste

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, USA

    Arianny Celeste (born Penelope López Márquez on November 12, 1985) () 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...  more

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  • 4
    The Miss Nevada USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Nevada in the Miss USA pageant. While Nevada did well in the early years of the Miss USA pageant, they...  more
  • 5

    Kevin Rose



    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

    Robert Kevin Rose (born February 21, 1977) 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...  more
  • 6

    George J. Maloof, Jr.

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    George Joseph Maloof Jr. (born September 2, 1964) is an American entrepreneur and businessman. He is the former owner of the Sacramento Kings, the former owner of the now defunct Sacramento Monarchs,...  more
  • 7

    John Ensign

    Politician, Veterinarian


    BirthplaceRoseville, California, United States of America

    John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is an American veterinarian and former politician based in Las Vegas, Nevada. A member of the Republican Party, Ensign was a Congressman and United States...  more
  • 8

    Shawn Marion

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceWaukegan, Illinois, United States of America

    Shawn Dwayne Marion (born May 7, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Marion finished his career as a...  more

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  • 9

    Kenny King



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Kenny Layne (born July 22, 1981) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Kenny King. He is currently signed to Ring of Honor (ROH), where he is a former one-time ROH...  more
  • 10

    Gina Carano

    Mixed Martial Artist, Model


    BirthplaceTexas, United States of America

    Gina Joy Carano (born April 16, 1982) is an American actress, television personality, fitness model and a former mixed martial artist. Carano began training in Muay Thai before transitioning to...  more

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  • 11

    Ryan Ross

    Guitarist, Songwriter


    BirthplaceSummerlin, Nevada

    George Ryan Ross III (born August 30, 1986) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter best known for his work as the lead guitarist and primary songwriter of the band Panic! at the Disco before...  more

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  • 12

    Suge Knight

    Bodyguard, Promoter


    BirthplaceLynwood, California, USA

    Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight Jr. (; born April 19, 1965) is an American record producer, music executive, former American football player and convicted felon. He is best known as the co-founder and...  more

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  • 13

    Jo Koy



    BirthplaceTacoma, Washington, United States of America

    Joseph Glenn Herbert (born June 2, 1971), known professionally as Jo Koy, is an American stand-up comic. He was a frequent panelist on E!'s late night show Chelsea Lately. Jo has gained a large...  more

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  • 14

    Ronnie Vannucci Jr.

    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, USA

    Ronald Vannucci Jr. (born February 15, 1976) is an American drummer. He is best known for being the drummer for the American rock band The Killers. Vannucci is also involved in a side project called...  more
  • 15

    David Parks



    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    David Parks (born December 22, 1943) 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...  more
  • 16

    Isaiah Rider

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Isaiah Rider Jr., nicknamed J.R. (born March 12, 1971), is an American former professional basketball player. Rider was born in Oakland, California, and was raised in nearby Alameda. He starred in...  more
  • 17


    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Adam Derek Scott (born 16 July 1980) 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 29...  more

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  • 18

    Napoleon D'umo



    BirthplaceVictorville, California, United States of America

    Napoleon D'umo is a choreographer....  more
  • 19

    Shelley Berkley

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Rochelle "Shelley" Berkley (born Rochelle Levine; January 20, 1951) served as U.S. Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district, from 1999 to 2013. In 2012, she was an unsuccessful...  more
  • 20

    Guy Fieri

    TV chef, Restaurateur


    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio, USA

    Guy Ramsay Fieri (US: , Italian: [ˈfjɛːri]; né Ferry; born January 22, 1968) is an American restaurateur, author, game show host, and an Emmy Award winning television personality. He co-owns three...  more

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  • 21

    James Bilbray

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

    James Hubert Bilbray (born May 19, 1938) is an American politician and lawyer from Nevada....  more
  • 22

    Greg Anthony

    Basketball player, Sports analyst


    BirthplaceLas Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area, Nevada, United States of America

    Gregory Carlton Anthony (born November 15, 1967) is an American former professional basketball player who is a television analyst for NBA TV and Turner Sports. He played 12 seasons in the National...  more
  • 23

    Eric Whitacre

    Conductor, Lecturer



    Eric Edward Whitacre (born January 2, 1970) is an American composer and conductor, and speaker, known for his choral, orchestral and wind ensemble music. In March 2016, he was appointed as Los...  more
  • 24

    James Oh

    Professional golfer


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    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 month...  more
  • 25

    Keenan McCardell

    Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Keenan Wayne McCardell (; born January 6, 1970) is a former American football wide receiver who played 17 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University...  more
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