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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?”
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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

Age: 51

Birthplace: Mill Basin, New York City, New York, United States of America

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 ...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

Age: 39

Birthplace: South 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 ...more

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Arianny Celeste is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 33

Birthplace: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area, Nevada, United States of America

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 ...more

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Janu Tornell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni

Age: 53

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

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, ...more
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Kevin Rose is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Entrepreneur

Age: 42

Birthplace: Las 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 ...more
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George J. Maloof, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 54

Birthplace: Albuquerque, 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 ...more
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John Ensign is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Politician, Veterinarian

Age: 60

Birthplace: Roseville, California, USA

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
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Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 40

Birthplace: Waukegan, 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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Kenny King is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Wrestler

Age: 37

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
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Gina Carano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Mixed Martial Artist, Model, Actor

Age: 36

Birthplace: Texas, 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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Ryan Ross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Backing vocalist

Age: 32

Birthplace: Summerlin, 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 ...more

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Suge Knight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Bodyguard, Promoter, American football player

Age: 53

Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States of America

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 ...more

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Jo Koy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Comedian

Age: 47

Birthplace: Tacoma, 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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Ronnie Vannucci Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Drummer

Age: 43

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

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 ...more
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David Parks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Politician

Age: 75

Birthplace: Boston, 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 ...more
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Isaiah Rider is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 47

Birthplace: Oakland, 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 ...more

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Adam Scott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Golfer

Age: 38

Birthplace: Adelaide, 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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Napoleon D'umo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Choreographer

Age: 50

Birthplace: Victorville, California, United States of America

Napoleon D'umo is a choreographer.
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Shelley Berkley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 68

Birthplace: New 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 ...more
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Guy Fieri is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
TV chef, Restaurateur, Actor

Age: 51

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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 ...more

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James Bilbray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 80

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

James Hubert Bilbray (born May 19, 1938) is an American politician and lawyer from Nevada.
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Greg Anthony is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Basketball player, Sports analyst

Age: 51

Birthplace: Las 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 ...more

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Eric Whitacre is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Conductor, Lecturer, Composer

Age: 49

Birthplace: Nevada

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
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James Oh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
James Oh Professional golfer

Age: 36

Birthplace: Los 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 ...more
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Keenan McCardell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni
Keenan McCardell Coach, American football player

Age: 45

Birthplace: Houston, 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 ...more

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