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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of New Orleans and be of some renown.

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

A factual list, featuring graduates like Ellen DeGeneres and Frank Ocean.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of New Orleans?” and “Which celebrities are University of New Orleans alumni?”

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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer
Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated talk ...more

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James H. Clark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Entrepreneur, Computer scientist
James Henry Clark is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist. He founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications ...more

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Wayne Cooper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Fashion designer, Basketball player
Artis Wayne Cooper is a retired American professional basketball player. He was born in Milan, Georgia. Cooper was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the 2nd round of the 1978 NBA Draft. A ...more

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Allison Harvard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Model, Actor, Artist
Allison Elizabeth Harvard is an American model, artist, actress, and Internet celebrity, best known as the runner-up of both cycle 12 of America's Next Top Model and America's Next Top Model: ...more

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Nicholas Payton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Musician, Trumpeter
Nicholas Payton is an American trumpet player and multi-instrumentalist. A Grammy Award winner, he is from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also a prolific and provocative writer who comments on a ...more

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Jim Donelon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Lawyer
James J. "Jim" Donelon has been the Republican insurance commissioner of Louisiana since February 15, 2006. Donelon won a full-term as commissioner in the October 20, 2007 nonpartisan ...more

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Joel Chaisson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Joel Thomas Chaisson, II, is an American Democratic politician who is currently the District Attorney in St. Charles Parish in suburban New Orleans, Louisiana. Chaisson is a former Louisiana ...more

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Ervin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Basketball player
Ervin Johnson is an American retired professional basketball center who played in the National Basketball Association from 1993 to 2006.

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Harry Watters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Musician, Bandleader, Trombonist
Harry Watters is a noted jazz trombonist. He has performed across the United States with many jazz artists including Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Shirley Jones, and many others. He has performed as a ...more

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Taryn Terrell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Stunt Performer, Wrestler, Model
Taryn Nicole Terrell is an American professional wrestler, referee, actress, and stuntwoman, currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where she is the current TNA Knockouts Champion ...more

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Melinda Schwegmann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Businessperson, Politician
Melinda B. Schwegmann was the lieutenant governor of Louisiana from 1992–1996 – the first woman to hold the position. She made an unsuccessful run for governor of Louisiana in 1995. In 1997, she ...more

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Carl Crane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Carl Crane Businessperson, Politician
Carl Norman Crane is the Republican former chairman of the Education Committee of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He served in the state House from 1982 to 2008 from District 70 in East ...more

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Ruben Armiñana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Ruben Armiñana
Ruben Armiñana is a political scientist and president of Sonoma State University. He is the first Cuban-American to head a campus in the California State University system.

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Tony Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Tony Harris
Tony Dwayne Harris is an American basketball player. After spending high school at Roosevelt in East Chicago, he later went to University of New Orleans. Harris debuted in the NBA in February ...more

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Walter Boasso is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Walter Boasso Politician, Business
Walter Joseph Boasso is a wealthy businessman and Democratic former state senator from Chalmette, the seat of government of St. Bernard Parish in south Louisiana. He was defeated in a bid for ...more

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Wilbur Holland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Wilbur Holland
Wilbur Holland is a retired American basketball player. A 6'0" guard, Holland played college basketball at the University of New Orleans, where he led his team in scoring for two seasons. ...more

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Humberto Fontova is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Humberto Fontova Commentator, Author
Humberto Fontova is a Cuban-American author, blogger, political commentator, and conservative polemicist. Ardently anti-communist, many of his works involve using historical revisionism to ...more

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Héctor Romero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Héctor Romero
Héctor Orlando Romero Rivas is a Venezuelan professional basketball player.

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Andy Seigle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Andrew John Seigle is a retired Filipino-American professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association. He was also a member of the Philippine national basketball team. He is ...more

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Mike Quade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Manager, Coach
Gregory Mike Quade is an American professional baseball coach and manager. He is the 2015 manager of the Rochester Red Wings, Triple-A farm system affiliate of the Minnesota Twins of Major ...more

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Charles Foti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Sheriff, Lawyer
Charles Carmen Foti, Jr., is lawyer in New Orleans who served a single term from 2004 to 2008 as the Democratic Attorney General of the U.S. state of Louisiana, United States. Prior to becoming ...more

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Peter Halley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Artist
Peter Halley, is an abstract artist from New York City.

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Max Hardberger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Max Hardberger
Florian Max Hardberger is an American adventurer, ship captain, aviator, ship recovery specialist, admiralty lawyer and author of maritime fiction and non-fiction adventures.

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Michael L. Kurtz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Historian, Professor
Michael L. Kurtz is an American historian. A Southeastern Louisiana University professor emeritus of history, he is known for his research into the assassination of John F. Kennedy, in which ...more

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Jeremy Davenport is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Jeremy Davenport is an American jazz trumpeter and singer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. For nearly a decade, Davenport has been a vital part of the New Orleans music scene. With original ...more