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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Georgia State University and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Julia Roberts and Ludacris.

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

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman, which grossed $464 million worldwide. After winning two ...more

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Amy Dumas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Wrestler, Model, Singer Amy Christine Dumas, better known by the stage name/ring name Lita, is an American former professional wrestler, and singer. She performed with WWE from 2000 to 2006, and has since made ...more

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Wayne Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Wayne Bertram Williams is a convicted murderer who has been blamed for committing most of the Atlanta Child Murders of 1979 through 1981. In 1982 he was tried and convicted of killing two adult ...more

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Daffney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Wrestler, Actor Shannon Claire Spruill is an American professional wrestler and valet. She is best known for her appearances with World Championship Wrestling between 1999 and 2001 under the ring name Daffney ...more

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W. Frank Blount is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Businessperson W. Frank Blount is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JI Ventures, Inc. He has served in various executive positions for ATT, including Group President of the Communications ...more

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Jody Powell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Joseph Lester "Jody" Powell, Jr. was the White House Press Secretary during the presidency of Jimmy Carter. He later founded a public relations firm.

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Sonny Emory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Drummer Sonny Emory is a freelance touring and studio drummer. He has worked with many famous acts, including Earth, Wind & Fire, Steely Dan, Bruce Hornsby, and the B-52's.

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Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Rapper, Entrepreneur, Film Producer Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and actor. Along with his manager, Chaka Zulu, Ludacris is the ...more

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Ken Lewis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Businessperson, Banker Kenneth D. Lewis is the past Chairman, CEO, and President of Bank of America, one of the largest banks in the United States, positions he has held since 2001.

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Jim Martin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer James Francis "Jim" Martin is an American politician and former Democratic Party member of the Georgia General Assembly. Martin opposed incumbent U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss in the ...more

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Henry Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Professor, Author Henry Jenkins III is an American media scholar and currently a Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts, a joint professorship at the USC Annenberg School for ...more

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Rick Reichmuth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist Rick Reichmuth is a meteorologist for the Fox News Channel.

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Henry Doctor, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Henry Doctor, Jr. Lieutenant General Henry Doctor, Jr. was the Commanding General, 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth United States Army, based in the Republic of Korea. His last assignment was as an Inspector General ...more

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Tamyra Gray is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Songwriter, Actor, Singer Tamyra Monica Gray is an American actress, singer and songwriter, who finished fourth place on the first season of the musical reality competition American Idol in 2002. Record and television ...more

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Louie Giglio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Author, Pastor, Writer Dr. Louie Giglio is the pastor of Passion City Church, located in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also a public speaker, author, and the founder of the Passion Movement.

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Mary Hood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Writer Mary Hood is an award-winning fiction writer of predominantly Southern literature, who has authored three short story collections - How Far She Went, And Venus is Blue and A Clear View of the ...more

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Jerry Huckaby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Jerry Huckaby Businessperson, Politician Thomas Jerald Huckaby, usually known as Jerry Huckaby, is a retired businessman who served from 1977 to 1993 as a Democratic U.S. Representative from Louisiana's 5th congressional district, at ...more

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Lanard Copeland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Basketball player Lanard Copeland is a retired American-born Australian professional basketball player. He played in the NBL from 1992-2008. A 6'6" guard from Georgia State University, Copeland played ...more

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Ray Stevens is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Singer Harold Ray Ragsdale, known professionally as Ray Stevens, is an American country and pop singer-songwriter and comedian.

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Lizz Wright is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Musician, Composer, Singer Lizz Wright is an American jazz/R&B singer and composer.

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Max Burns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Max Burns Politician O. Maxie "Max" Burns is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 2003 to 2005, representing Georgia's 12th congressional district. Since 2011 he ...more

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Taj Anwar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Activist, Model Taj Anwar is a community organizer and promoter. She has worked with the FTP Movement, Mothers of Black/Brown Babies, and Crew Love.

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Kathy Ashe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Teacher Kathy B. Ashe is a Democratic member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the 56th district since 1991. She is currently Minority Caucus Secretary.

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Mark Jacoby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Mark Jacoby Actor Mark Jacoby is an American musical theatre performer. He has achieved fame from his leading roles on Broadway in Show Boat, The Phantom of the Opera and Ragtime, among others. He has also ...more

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Ryan Shaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Musician, Singer Ryan Christopher Shaw is a soul musician from Georgia, USA.

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Melissa Ordway is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Model, Actor Melissa Pam Ordway is an American actress and model. She has modeled in many campaigns and acted in such films as 17 Again and on television in Privileged. She currently portrays the character ...more

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Mackey J. McDonald is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Mackey J. McDonald Mackey J. McDonald has been a board member of Wachovia since 1997. McDonald retired from a 25-year career with VF Corporation, that included 11 years as CEO and 10 years as Chairman, on August ...more

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Jeff Kipnis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Jeff Kipnis Jeffrey Kipnis is an architectural critic, theorist, designer, film-maker, curator, and educator.

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Andy Stanley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Pastor, Writer Andy Stanley is the son of Charles Stanley.

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Travis Hunter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Travis Hunter Songwriter, Writer A native of Florence, South Carolina, Travis Hunter is the author of seven novels of urban fiction. As an author, songwriter, motivational speaker and father, Travis self-published his first ...more

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Dom Totino is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Musician, Entertainer Musician

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Meri Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Songwriter, Singer Meri Wilson Edgmon known professionally as Meri Wilson was a model, songwriter, and an American popular music singer, best known for singing double entendre novelty songs.

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James E. Copeland, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
James E. Copeland, Jr. James E. Copeland, Jr., 63, CEO of Deloitte Touche USA, and its parent company, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, from 1999 to 2003. A director of Coca-Cola Enterprises and Equifax since 2003. A ...more

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Steven Byess is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Steven Byess Steven Byess is an American orchestral conductor.

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Wanda Shelley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Wanda Shelley Television producer Wanda Shelley is an American producer, best known as one of the pioneers of urban reality television, is a 10-year production veteran and Vice-President/ Co Owner of Simmons-Shelley ...more

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Abrar Hasan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Abrar Hasan Abrar Hasan is a prominent lawyer and a constitutional expert based in Karachi, Pakistan. His law firm, Abrar Hasan and Company, has been in business since 1962. Abrar Hasan often appears on TV ...more

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Chris Verene is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Photographer Christopher Phillip Verene is an American fine arts and documentary photographer and performance artist.

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Ellia English is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Pianist, Actor, Singer Ellia English is an American singer, dancer, stage and film actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Helen "Aunt Helen" King on the comedy sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show which ...more

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Helge Boes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Helge Boes Helge Boes was an operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency.

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David Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
David Brown Lawyer David Brown is a lawyer, radio personality and journalist who hosted the nationally syndicated Marketplace radio program from American Public Media from September 2003 to August 2005. Prior to ...more

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Bruce Yandle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Professor, Economist Bruce Yandle is Dean Emeritus of Clemson University's College of Business and Behavioral Science and Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Clemson. He is a Distinguished ...more

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Matthew Hilger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Matthew Hilger Matthew Hilger is an American professional poker player and author from Atlanta, Georgia. He also operates his own poker-related website.

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Supreme Understanding is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Supreme Understanding Activist, Author Supreme Understanding, also known as Dr. Sujan Dass, is an American author. He is best known for the book How to Hustle and Win but has published other titles aiming to help better intercity ...more

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Glenn Richardson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Glenn Richardson Lawyer Glenn Richardson is the former Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, in the United States state of Georgia. Following a suicide attempt, he announced in 2009 that he would resign as ...more

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Charles Vernon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Charles Vernon Trombonist Charles "Charlie" Vernon is the bass trombonist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and serves as professor of trombone at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.

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Todd Stansbury is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Todd Stansbury Todd Stansbury is a Canadian–American university sports administrator and former college athlete. Stansbury is currently the athletic director for the UCF Knights Division I sports program of ...more

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David Adelman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Lawyer David I. Adelman was the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore from 2010 to 2013. He is currently a partner at Reed Smith LLP, working out of the firm's New York office and ...more

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Lynn Austin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Lynn Austin is the Chief Management Officer, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response in the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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Chip Rogers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Chip Rogers Businessperson William "Chip" Rogers, born May 3, 1968, is a former American politician from the state of Georgia. He is a Republican and was first elected in 2002 to the Georgia General Assembly to ...more

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Beth Van Fleet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Beth Van Fleet Beth Van Fleet is a female beach volleyball player from the United States who won the silver medal at the NORCECA Circuit 2009 at Guatemala playing with Saralyn Smith. She also participated in ...more