California State University, Fullerton

Discover the notable alumni of California State University, Fullerton. The list includes people like Adam Lambert, Gwen Stefani, James Cameron, Kevin Costner & T. J. Dillashaw. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as singers, musicians, film & theater personalities, sportspersons and miscellaneous etc.
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Gwen Stefani
(Co-founder of Band 'No Doubt')
Gwen Stefani
105
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, United States

The co-founder of the popular band No Doubt, Gwen Stefani is a famous singer, songwriter, and record producer. One of the most decorated singer-songwriters, Stefani was ranked 13th in VH1's list of 100 Greatest Women in Music in 2012. Having sold over 30 million albums worldwide, she is also one of the most successful female artists.

 2 
Kevin Costner
(American Actor and Director Known for His Academy-Award Winning Movie 'Dances with Wolves')
Kevin Costner
65
Birthdate: January 18, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States

Actor, film director, and producer, Kevin Costner, is a much-decorated Hollywood with two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards to his name. Even though he never dreamed of a career in films as a youngster, fate ultimately led him to Hollywood where he made a successful career. He is also a singer in a country rock band.

 3 
James Cameron
(Canadian Filmmaker Best Known for His Films: 'The Terminator', 'Titanic' and 'Avatar')
James Cameron
33
Birthdate: August 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kapuskasing, Canada

Canadian film director, producer, and screenwriter James Cameron is best known for making science fiction and epic films. He is the co-founder of the production companies Lightstorm Entertainment and Digital Domain. Time magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012. He is also an environmentalist.

 4 
Reggie Miller
(Basketball player)
Reggie Miller
8
Birthdate: August 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 5 
Adam Lambert
(Singer-Songwriter Known for His Dynamic Vocal Performances)
Adam Lambert
67
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

American singer-songwriter and actor, Adam Lambert, serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ community; he became the first openly gay musician to top the U.S. Billboard 200 charts with the release of his second studio album Trespassing. Also a well-known philanthropist, Adam Lambert helps raise money for various charitable causes.

 6 
T. J. Dillashaw
(American Retired Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
T. J. Dillashaw
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sonora, California, United States

Mixed martial artist T. J. Dillashaw is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion. Interested in wrestling from a young age, he made his professional debut in 2010 and went on to achieve much success. He tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2019 and was suspended for two years.

 7 
Eva Marie
(Actress & Professional Wrestler, Best Known for Her Tenures in WWE)
Eva Marie
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California, United States

Eva Marie is an American actress, professional wrestler, model, and fashion designer. She achieved popularity after appearing in WWE and the popular reality TV series, Total Divas. In 2015, she launched her own line of hair extensions and followed it up by launching a fashion line called NEM Fashion the next year. Eva Marie has also won several fashion competitions.

 8 
Kirsten Vangsness
(Actress and Writer Known for Her Role as ‘Penelope Garcia’ in the TV Series ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’)
Kirsten Vangsness
12
Birthdate: July 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Kirsten Vangsness is best known as Penelope Garcia from the series Criminal Minds and its spin-offs, Suspect Behavior and Beyond Borders. Apart from writing a few episodes of Criminal Minds, she has also written for the Los Angeles Times. She has also appeared I movies such as In My Sleep.
 9 
David Casta
(Actor)
David Casta
10
Birthdate: October 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, United States

Best known for his performance as Diego Hargreeves in The Umbrella Academy, David Castañeda is an American-born actor who was raised in Mexico. While initially aspiring to be a civil engineer, he later switched to studying film production. He has also been part of films such as El Chicano and The Guilty.

 10 
Brian Tee
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Ethan Choi’ in the TV Series ‘Chicago Med’)
Brian Tee
9
Birthdate: March 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Okinawa, Japan

Brian Tee is a Japanese American actor. He is best known for playing Dr. Ethan Choi in the popular medical drama TV series, Chicago Med. Tee has reprised his role as Ethan in spin-off series, such as Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. He has also appeared in popular films like The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Jurassic World

 11 
Justin Turner
(Baseball player)
Justin Turner
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Ashley Force Hood
(American Racing Driver)
Ashley Force Hood
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States

Ashley Force Hood is a former Top Fuel Funny Car (TF/FC) drag racer associated with John Force Racing. She is the daughter of  John Force, who is a 16-time NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car national champion. She and her father raced together in April 2007. She became the president of John Force Entertainment in 2012. 

 13 
Nadya Suleman
(Media personality)
Nadya Suleman
37
Birthdate: July 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, United States

Nadya Suleman is an American media personality who started hogging the limelight in January 2009 after giving birth to octuplets. She became known as the Octomom as the media went about sensationalizing her case, which involved assisted reproductive technology (ART). Her popularity increased when she started appearing in TV shows, such as The Oprah Winfrey Show.

 14 
Kato Kaelin
(American Actor Who Was a Witness in the O. J. Simpson Murder Case)
Kato Kaelin
6
Birthdate: March 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
Yuji Okumoto
(Actor)
Yuji Okumoto
2
Birthdate: April 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 16 
Roy Choi
(Chef who gained prominence as the creator of the gourmet Korean-Mexican taco truck Kogi)
Roy Choi
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: February 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 17 
Tony Kanal
(Musician)
Tony Kanal
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingsbury, London, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
Brittany Force
(American Racing Driver)
Brittany Force
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States
 19 
Bruce Bowen
(Basketball player)
Bruce Bowen
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Merced, California, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 20 
Kelsie Whitmore
(American Professional Baseball Pitcher and Outfielder)
Kelsie Whitmore
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
 21 
Cedric Ceballos
(Basketball player)
Cedric Ceballos
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maui, Hawaii, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 22 
Brianne Tju
(She is known for her roles as Riley Marra in the MTV series Scream)
Brianne Tju
6
Birthdate: June 14, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chino Hills, California, United States
 23 
Khris Davis
(Baseball player)
Khris Davis
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lakewood, California, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 24 
Michael Shermer
(Science Writer, Historian of Science and Founder of the 'Skeptic' Magazine)
Michael Shermer
1
Birthdate: September 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Michael Shermer is an American historian of science and science writer. He is credited with founding The Skeptics Society, a nonprofit organization that aims at promoting scientific skepticism. He also serves as the editor-in-chief of the organization's magazine Skeptic. From 2001 to 2019, he was a major contributor to Scientific American magazine.

 25 
Patrick Nagel
(Artist)
Patrick Nagel
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dayton
Died: February 4, 1984
 26 
Matthew Libatique
(Cinematographer)
Matthew Libatique
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Birthdate: July 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Elmhurst

Matthew Libatique is a cinematographer. He studied at California State University and later trained in cinematography at AFI Conservatory. He began his career with music videos and branched out into films as well. He often collaborates with director Darren Aronofsky. He received the Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography for his work in the horror film Black Swan.   

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Jessica Penne
(Mixed martial artist)
Jessica Penne
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 28 
Rene Liu
(Singer)
Rene Liu
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 29 
Howard Bach
(American Badminton Player Who Was the 2005 World Champion in the Men’s Doubles)
Howard Bach
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 30 
Dustin Garneau
(Baseball player)
Dustin Garneau
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 31 
D. J. Seeley
(Basketball player)
D. J. Seeley
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Redding, California, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Stephane Gauger
(American Film Director, Screenwriter and Cinematographer)
Stephane Gauger
0
Birthdate: August 30, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saigon, Vietnam
Died: January 11, 2018
 33 
Shay Spitz
(New Zealand Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Shay Spitz
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 34 
Eddie Soto
(Former American Soccer Player Who Played as a Forward)
Eddie Soto
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Artesia, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)