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Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni

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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

Age: 61

Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, United States of America

Ellen Lee DeGeneres ( də-JEN-ər-əs; born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and ...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

Age: 74

Birthplace: Plainview, Texas

James Henry Clark (born March 23, 1944) is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist. He founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., ...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

Age: 62

Birthplace: Milan

Artis Wayne Cooper (born November 16, 1956) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was born in Milan, Georgia. Cooper was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the second ...more

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Allison Harvard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Model, Actor, Artist

Age: 31

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

Allison Elizabeth Harvard (born January 8, 1988) 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 ...more
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Nicholas Payton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Musician, Trumpeter

Age: 45

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Nicholas Payton (born September 26, 1973) 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 ...more

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Jim Donelon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 74

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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

Age: 58

Joel Thomas Chaisson, II (born August 21, 1960) is an American Democratic politician who is currently the District Attorney in St. Charles Parish in suburban New Orleans, Louisiana. Chaisson is ...more
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Ervin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 51

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Ervin Johnson (born December 21, 1967) is an American retired professional basketball center who played in the National Basketball Association from 1993 to 2006. He currently resides in Colorado ...more
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Harry Watters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Musician, Bandleader, Trombonist

Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama

Harry Watters (born in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.) is a noted jazz trombonist. He has performed across the United States with many jazz artists including Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Shirley Jones, ...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

Age: 33

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Taryn Nicole Dryden (née Terrell; born December 28, 1985) is a ring announcer, referee, model, actress, stunt woman and retired professional wrestler . She is best known for her time with ...more

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Melinda Schwegmann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Businessperson, Politician

Age: 72

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Melinda B. Schwegmann (born October 25, 1946) is a former lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of Louisiana. With service from 1992 to 1996, she is the first woman to have held the position. ...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

Age: 79

Carl Norman Crane (born October 28, 1939) is a Republican former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives in which he served from 1982 to 2008. He represented District 70 in East Baton ...more
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Ruben Armiñana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Ruben Armiñana

Age: 71

Birthplace: Cuba

Ruben Armiñana (born May 15, 1947) is a political scientist who served as the sixth president of Sonoma State University from 1992 to 2016. He is the first Cuban-American to head a campus ...more
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Tony Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Tony Harris

Age: 51

Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana

Tony Dwayne Harris (born May 13, 1967) is a retired American basketball player. After spending high school at Roosevelt in East Chicago, he later went to University of New Orleans. Harris ...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

Age: 58

Birthplace: Arabi, Louisiana, United States of America

Walter Joseph Boasso (born May 10, 1960) is an American businessman and Democratic former state senator from Chalmette, the seat of government of St. Bernard Parish in south Louisiana. He was ...more
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Wilbur Holland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Wilbur Holland

Age: 67

Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia

Wilbur Holland (born November 8, 1951) is a retired American basketball player. A 6'0" guard from Columbus, Georgia, Holland played college basketball at the University of New Orleans, ...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

Age: 65

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Humberto Fontova (born 1954) is a Cuban-American author, blogger, political commentator, and conservative polemicist. A critic of the Cuban government, many of his works are aimed at correcting ...more
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Héctor Romero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Héctor Romero

Age: 39

Birthplace: Barcelona, Venezuela

Héctor Orlando Romero Rivas (born January 3, 1980) is a Venezuelan former professional basketball player.
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Andy Seigle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni

Age: 46

Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania

Andrew John Seigle (born May 15, 1972 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is a Filipino-American retired professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association. He was also a member of ...more
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Mike Quade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Manager, Coach

Age: 61

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois

Gregory Mike Quade (pronounced: KWAH-dee) (born March 12, 1957) is an American professional baseball coach and manager. The manager of the Rochester Red Wings, Triple-A farm system affiliate of ...more
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Charles Foti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Sheriff, Lawyer

Age: 81

Charles Carmen Foti, Jr. (born November 30, 1937), is a lawyer in New Orleans and a politician who served a single term from 2004 to 2008 as the Democratic Attorney General of the U.S. state of ...more
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Peter Halley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Artist

Age: 65

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Peter Halley (born September 24, 1953) is an American artist and a central figure in the Neo-Conceptualist movement of the 1980s. Known for his Day-Glo geometric paintings, Halley is also ...more
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Max Hardberger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Max Hardberger

Age: 70

Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Florian Max Hardberger (born November 19, 1948) is an American adventurer, ship captain, aviator, ship recovery specialist, admiralty lawyer and author of maritime fiction and non-fiction
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Michael L. Kurtz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of New Orleans Alumni
Historian, Professor

Age: 78

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Age: 48

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

Jeremy Davenport (born 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American jazz trumpeter and singer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jeremy Davenport was born in St. Louis, Missouri into a family of ...more