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

List ranges from Olivia Munn to famous Sooners like Adrian Peterson and more! Boomer Sooner! 

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

Check out these notable Oklahoma alumni who are proud to rock the red and white for life.
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Olivia Munn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Television presenter, Comedian, Model

Age: 38

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Lisa Olivia Munn (born July 3, 1980) is an American actress and activist. She began her professional career in television journalism before becoming an actress. In 2006, Munn starred as Mily ...more

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James Garner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Soldier, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: Dec. at 86 (1928-2014)

Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America

James Garner (born April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014) was an American actor, producer, and voice artist. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including popular roles ...more

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Melissa Rycroft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Cheerleader

Age: 35

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

Melissa Katherine Rycroft-Strickland (born March 11, 1983) is an American television personality, host, and dancer. She is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. She participated as a bachelorette ...more

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Shannon Lucid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Biochemist, Astronaut

Age: 76

Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid (born January 14, 1943) is an American biochemist and a retired NASA astronaut. At one time, she held the record for the longest duration stay in space by an ...more

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Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Athlete, American football player

Age: 30

Birthplace: Palestine, Texas, United States of America

Adrian Lewis Peterson (born March 21, 1985) is an American football running back for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma and was ...more

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Dennis Weaver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Pilot, Television director, Actor

Age: Died at 82 (1924-2006)

Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, USA

William Dennis Weaver (June 4, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor best known for his work in television and films from the early 1950s until not long before his death in 2006. ...more

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Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 64 (1931-1995)

Birthplace: Spavinaw, Oklahoma, United States of America

Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995), nicknamed The Commerce Comet and The Mick, was an American professional baseball player. Mantle played his entire Major League ...more

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Fred Haise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 85

Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States of America

Fred Wallace Haise Jr. ( HAYZ; born November 14, 1933) is an American former NASA astronaut, fighter pilot with the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force and test pilot. He is one of only 24 ...more
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Huey Long is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 42 (1893-1935)

Birthplace: Winnfield, Louisiana, USA

Huey Pierce Long Jr. (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935), nicknamed "The Kingfish", was an American politician who served as the 40th governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and was ...more

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Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Commentator, Announcer, American football player

Age: 49

Birthplace: West Covina, California, United States of America

Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966) is a former American football quarterback who played for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League (NFL). The number one overall draft pick ...more

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Wayman Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Bassist, Basketball player, Musician

Age: Dec. at 45 (1964-2009)

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Wayman Lawrence Tisdale (June 9, 1964 – May 15, 2009) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and a smooth jazz bass guitarist. A three-time ...more

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Frederick W. Leslie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Scientist

Age: 67

Birthplace: Ancón, Panama

Fred Weldon Leslie is an American scientist who flew on the NASA STS-73 Space Shuttle mission as a payload specialist.
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Jason Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 39

Birthplace: Mountain View, California

Jason Alan Bartlett (born October 30, 1979) is a Filipino American former professional baseball shortstop. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays, and ...more

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"Dr. Death" St... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Wrestler

Age: Dec. at 49 (1960-2009)

Birthplace: Lakewood, Colorado, United States of America

Steven Williams (May 14, 1960 – December 29, 2009) was an American professional wrestler, author, former collegiate football player, and amateur wrestler at the University of Oklahoma. Williams ...more

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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Basketball player, Athlete

Age: 29

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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Ed Harris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 68

Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America

Edward Allen Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. His performances in Apollo 13 (1995), The Truman Show (1998), Pollock (2000) and The ...more

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J.C. Watts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, American football player

Age: 61

Birthplace: Eufaula, Oklahoma, United States of America

Julius Caesar Watts Jr. (born November 18, 1957) is an American politician, clergyman, and athlete. Watts was a college football quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners and later played ...more

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Van Heflin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Soldier, Actor

Age: Dec. at 61 (1910-1971)

Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Walters

Emmett Evan "Van" Heflin Jr. (December 13, 1908 – July 23, 1971) was an American theatre, radio and film actor. He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but ...more

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Dick Armey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Economist

Age: 78

Birthplace: Cando, North Dakota, United States of America

Richard Keith "Dick" Armey (; born July 7, 1940) is an American economist and politician. He was a U.S. Representative from Texas's 26th congressional district (1985–2003) and House ...more
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Wahoo McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Wrestler, American football player

Age: Died at 64 (1938-2002)

Birthplace: Bernice, Oklahoma, United States of America

Edward McDaniel (June 19, 1938 – April 18, 2002) was a Choctaw-Chickasaw Native American who achieved fame as a professional American football player and later as a professional wrestler. He is ...more

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Big Van Vader is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Wrestler

Age: 63

Leon Allen White (May 14, 1955 – June 18, 2018), better known by his ring names Big Van Vader or simply Vader, was an American professional wrestler and professional football player. He ...more

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Azar Nafisi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Professor, Author, Writer

Age: 63

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Azar Nafisi (Persian: آذر نفیسی‎; born 1948) is an Iranian writer and professor of English literature. She has resided in the United States since 1997 and became an American citizen in ...more
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Jack Brisco is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Jack Brisco Wrestler

Age: Dec. at 69 (1941-2010)

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Mookie Blaylock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 51

Birthplace: Garland, Texas

Daron Oshay "Mookie" Blaylock (born March 20, 1967) is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent 13 years in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the New ...more

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Thad Luckinbill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Thad Luckinbill Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: Enid, Oklahoma, United States of America

Thaddeus Rowe Luckinbill (born April 24, 1975) is an American actor and producer best known for playing J.T. Hellstrom on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, from August 1999 to ...more