Florida State University

Discover the notable alumni of Florida State University. The list includes people like Burt Reynolds, Nancy Kulp, Christine Lahti, Stephanie Abrams & Allison Speed. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, media personalities, youtubers etc.
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 1 
Jim Morrison
(Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Doors')
Jim Morrison
96
Birthdate: December 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States
Died: July 3, 1971

Considered the prototypical rock star, Jim Morrison remains one of the most influential singer-songwriters, almost five decades after his death. Jim influenced the counterculture of the 1960s as he embodied the hippie counterculture rebellion. Due to his erratic performances and wild personality, he is regarded as one of the most iconic frontmen in rock history.

 2 
Deion Sanders
(Former American Football Player, Coach and Only Athlete to Play in Both 'Super Bowl' and 'World Series')
Deion Sanders
43
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States

American football player Deion Sanders is considered one of the strongest pass defenders of the game. He was an electrifying athlete and played in the National Football League for 14 seasons. He played for teams like Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. He is now a coach and a sports analyst. He’s also a rapper.

 

 3 
Randy Moss
(One of the Greatest and Most Talented Football Wide Receivers of All Time)
Randy Moss
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rand, West Virginia, United States
NFL wide receiver Randy Moss set a record for the highest number of receiving touchdowns in a season. The Minnesota Vikings player became the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1998 and retired after playing with the San Francisco 49ers. He gave rise to the term “getting mossed.”
 4 
Hunter S. Thompson
(Journalist, Author and Founder of the Gonzo Journalism Movement)
Hunter S. Thompson
64
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 20, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson was an American author and journalist. He is credited with creating his own subgenre of New Journalism called the gonzo journalism. The author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which was later adapted into a film, Thompson was famous for his lifelong use of drugs and alcohol. His books have had a major impact on counterculture.

 5 
Faye Dunaway
(One of the Most Beautiful and Greatest Actresses of Her Generation)
Faye Dunaway
18
Birthdate: January 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bascom, Florida, United States

Faye Dunaway is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Diana Christensen in the 1976 satirical black comedy-drama film Network, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and greatest actresses of her generation, Faye Dunaway is also considered a symbol of the New Hollywood.

 6 
Burt Reynolds
(American Actor, Considered An Icon of American Popular Culture During the 1970s & 1980s)
Burt Reynolds
38
Birthdate: February 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States
Died: September 6, 2018

Called a sex symbol, Burt Reynolds was one of the most charismatic actors to rule the silver screen. The star of movies like The Longest Yard, Boogie Nights and Best Friends was a massive box-office attraction from 1978 to 1982, with Smokey and the Bandit being his biggest hits. However, he really did not get thumbs up from movie critics.

 7 
Brooks Koepka
(American Professional Golfer)
Brooks Koepka
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Brooks Koepka is an American golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. A former world number one, Koepka won two consecutive U.S. Open titles in 2017 and 2018. In 2018 and 2019, he won the PGA Championship, becoming the first player to hold consecutive titles in two majors concurrently. He also won the 2018 CJ Cup.

 8 
Michelle McCool
(Retired Professional Wrestler)
Michelle McCool
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palatka, Florida, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 9 
Megan Boone
(American Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Elizabeth Keen’ in the TV Series ‘The Blacklist’)
Megan Boone
35
Birthdate: April 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Petoskey, Michigan, United States
Megan Boone is best known as Attorney Lauren Stanton from Law & Order: LA and as Elizabeth Keen from The Blacklist. Fans also loved her award-winning performance in the film Leave Me Like You Found Me. She has also been seen in Step Up Revolution and My Bloody Valentine 3D.
 10 
Jameis Winston
(American Football Player)
Jameis Winston
46
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 11 
Vic Morrow
(Actor and Director Best Known for His ABC Drama Series ‘Combat!’)
Vic Morrow
11
Birthdate: February 14, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: July 23, 1982
Victor Morrow, father of actor Jennifer Jason Leigh, gained fame with the ABC series Combat! He also appeared in movies such as Blackboard Jungle and King Creole. A stunt helicopter crashed on top of Morrow and two child actors, during the filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie, and killed them.
 12 
Ainsley Earhardt
(Television News Anchor, Journalist and Co-Host of News Show ‘Fox & Friends’)
Ainsley Earhardt
40
Birthdate: September 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

Ainsley Earhardt is an American journalist and television personality known for her association with Fox News. A co-host of popular daily morning news/talk program Fox & Friends, Ainsley Earhardt has been an important member of Fox News Channel since 2007. She has also had quite an impact as a writer, having published children's books, such as Take Heart, My Child.

 13 
Robert Urich
(Actor and Producer)
Robert Urich
16
Birthdate: December 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ohio, United States
Died: April 16, 2002

Robert Urich was an American actor whose contribution to the TV industry earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; he was the only person on the walk with a name starting with the alphabet U until Usher was added. Apart from his contribution to the entertainment industry, Robert Urich also worked towards raising money for cancer research.

 14 
Luis Fonsi
(Puerto Rican Singer)
Luis Fonsi
19
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi became an international sensation with the track Despacito, which was the most-watched video on YouTube till November 2020. Also known for tracks such as Aquí Estoy Yo, he has broken several Guinness records and won five Latin Grammy awards. He also supports children with cancer.
 15 
Bert Kreischer
(Stand-up comedian)
Bert Kreischer
10
Birthdate: November 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 16 
Jalen Ramsey
(American football player)
Jalen Ramsey
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Casper Van Dien
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Johnny Rico’ in the Action Film ‘Starship Troopers’)
Casper Van Dien
11
Birthdate: December 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milton, Florida, United States
Casper Van Dien is best known as Johnny Rico from the sci-fi film Starship Troopers. He had recurring roles in the soaps Beverly Hills, 90210 and One Life to Live. Fans also loved him as James Dean in Dean’s 1997 biopic and as Brom von Brunt in Sleepy Hollow.
 18 
Rita Coolidge
(Musician)
Rita Coolidge
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lafayette, Tennessee, United States
 19 
Richard Simmons
(American Fitness Instructor and Public Figure)
Richard Simmons
34
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Richard Simmons is a semi-retired American actor, fitness instructor, and video producer. Renowned for his energetic, flamboyant, and eccentric personality, Simmons has promoted several weight-loss programs. Over the years, he has been helping thousands of Americans lose weight through his aerobics videos. Often parodied for his eccentricity, Simmons has also appeared in TV shows like Late Show with David Letterman.

 20 
Ron Simmons
(American Retired Professional Wrestler and Football Player)
Ron Simmons
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Perry, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 21 
Larry Hogan
(62nd Governor of Maryland )
Larry Hogan
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Republican politician Larry Hogan has been the governor of Maryland since 2015. He has previously been the chair and vice-chair of the National Governors Association. In 2011, he established Change Maryland, an anti-tax advocacy organization. He opposed the American withdrawal from the Paris Agreement and Trump’s Mexican immigrant family-separation policy.
 22 
Nancy Kulp
(Actress)
Nancy Kulp
12
Birthdate: August 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 3, 1991

Nancy Kulp was an American actress best known for her portrayal of Miss Jane Hathaway in the popular television sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 1967. A multi-talented personality, Kulp was also renowned for her comedic skills. She also tried her hand at politics and teaching before succumbing to cancer in 1991.

 23 
Gabrielle Reece
(American Professional Volleyball Player)
Gabrielle Reece
2
Birthdate: January 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Jolla, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 24 
Sebastian Janikowski
(American footballer)
Sebastian Janikowski
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Walbrzych, Dolnoslaskie, Poland
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 25 
Paul Gleason
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Dr. David Thornton’ in TV Series ‘All My Children’)
Paul Gleason
5
Birthdate: May 4, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 27, 2006
Paul Gleason is best remembered for his performance as David Thornton in the soap All My Children. He was also appreciated for his roles in the films The Breakfast Club and Die Hard. He had played briefly with the MLB team Cleveland Indians and also attended golf events.
 26 
CJ Perry
(Professional Wrestler Known for Her Time in WWE Under the Ring Name ‘Lana’)
CJ Perry
9
Birthdate: March 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States

CJ Perry, better known by her ring name Lana, is an American professional wrestler, actress, model, singer, and dancer. She is known for her appearance in WWE, often accompanying her real-life husband and professional wrestler, Rusev. Before establishing herself in the world of wrestling, Perry worked as a backup dancer for entertainers like Usher, Akon, Pink, Keri Hilson, and Nelly.

 27 
Lauren Miller Rogen
(Actress)
Lauren Miller Rogen
4
Birthdate: July 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida, USA
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 28 
Kirby Smart
(American football coach)
Kirby Smart
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama
 29 
Dave Cowens
(Basketball player)
Dave Cowens
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newport, Kentucky, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 30 
Amanda Cerny
(American Model, Actress, and Internet Personality)
Amanda Cerny
11
Birthdate: June 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Amanda Cerny is an American model, actress, and Internet personality. She is best known for posting interesting videos on her YouTube channel. Cerny came into prominence in October 2011, when she was featured in Playboy magazine as the Playmate of the Month. Amanda Cerny has also been featured in Cardi B's song I Like It and in the sitcom Workaholics

 31 
Lee Corso
(Sports coach)
Lee Corso
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lake Mary, Florida, USA
 32 
Tony La Russa
(Baseball player)
Tony La Russa
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 33 
Polly Holliday
(Actress)
Polly Holliday
2
Birthdate: July 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jasper, Alabama, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 34 
Scottie Barnes
(Basketball player)
Scottie Barnes
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 2001
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 35 
Mack Brown
(American Football Coach)
Mack Brown
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cookeville, Tennessee, United States

Mack Brown is an American college football coach who is currently serving as the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels which represents the University of North Carolina. A former head coach for the Texas Longhorns football program, Brown is credited with reinvigorating the Texas and North Carolina football programs. He won the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award in 2006.

 36 
André Holland
9
Birthdate: December 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 37 
Jamie Linden
(American Screenwriter Best Known for His Work: ‘We Are Marshall’ and ‘Dear John’)
Jamie Linden
4
Birthdate: September 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winter Park, Florida, United States
Screenwriter Jamie Linden is best known for writing the romantic drama Dear John. He directed and wrote 10 Years and produced and wrote We Are Marshall. He was apparently inspired to work in Hollywood after winning on The Price Is Right. He is the boyfriend of Canadian actor Rachel McAdams.
 38 
Sara Blakely
(Businesswoman)
Sara Blakely
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clearwater, Florida, United States
 39 
Dalvin Cook
(American Football player)
Dalvin Cook
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 40 
Matt Gaetz
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 1st District)
Matt Gaetz
68
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 41 
Christian Ponder
(American Football player)
Christian Ponder
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 42 
Sylvia Earle
(The First Female Chief Scientist of the ‘U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’)
Sylvia Earle
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gibbstown, Greenwich Township, New Jersey, United States
Sylvia Earle is known for her research on marine algae and she was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Earle held the world record for the deepest untethered dive and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet, in 1998. She also featured in Netflix Original documentary Seaspiracy.
 43 
Warrick Dunn
(American Football Players)
Warrick Dunn
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 44 
Amy Seimetz
(Actress)
Amy Seimetz
1
Birthdate: November 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Florida, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 45 
King Bach
(Canadian-American Actor and Internet Personality)
King Bach
23
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canadian-American internet sensation King Bach soared too fame with his content on his YouTube channel BachelorsPadTv and had over 11 million followers on Vine before it went defunct. He has also appeared in The Mindy Project, Rim of the World, and To All the Boys I've Loved Before.
 46 
Anquan Boldin
(American Football Player)
Anquan Boldin
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pahokee, Florida, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 47 
Sam Cassell
(Basketball Player)
Sam Cassell
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 48 
Walter Jones
(American football player)
Walter Jones
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aliceville, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 49 
Charlie Crist
(Politician)
Charlie Crist
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
 50 
Terance Mann
(Basketball player)
Terance Mann
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)