There’s a good chance that one of your favorite movies or TV shows features a former NCAA athlete. In fact, some of the biggest stars ever used to lace ’em up and compete on the field, court or hardwood during their college days.

Here are some former NCAA athletes who starred on television and in the movies. As you might expect, there’s no shortage of former NCAA athletes who attended college in California who later got into the acting business.

Uzo Aduba

School: Boston University
Sport: Track and Field
Years: 1999-2003
Known for: Orange is the New Black

Aduba has won two Primetime Emmy Awards (and she was nominated for a third) for her role in Orange is the New Black, and she has also been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. But before she was an award-winning actress, she was a track and field athlete at Boston University.

Mahershala Ali

School: St. Mary’s
Sport: Basketball
Years: 1992-96
Career stats: 3.6 points per game
Known for: Moonlight, House of Cards, Luke Cage, True Detective

Ali is a two-time Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actor, but before he was a world-renowned actor, he was a guard for St. Mary’s in the mid-1990s.

The 6-foot-4 Ali scored a total of 348 points in his four seasons. He was most productive his senior season, when he averaged seven points per game along with 1.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists. St. Mary’s went 12-15 that season. When Ali played, St. Mary’s had its best season his junior year, when it finished 18-10.