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Famous Georgia State University Alumni

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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

Age: 51

Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia, United States of America

Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an American actress and producer. She established herself as a leading lady in Hollywood after headlining the romantic comedy film Pretty Woman ...more

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Amy Dumas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Wrestler, Model, Singer

Age: 43

Amy Christine Dumas (born April 14, 1975), better known by her ring name Lita, is an American professional wrestler, animal welfare activist and singer. She performed as a wrestler with WWE from ...more

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Wayne Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni

Age: 60

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Wayne Bertram Williams (born May 27, 1958) is an American murderer serving life imprisonment for the 1981 killing of two adult men in Atlanta, Georgia, and believed by police to be responsible ...more
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Daffney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Wrestler, Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany

Shannon Claire Spruill (born July 17, 1975) is an American retired professional wrestler and valet, better known by her ring name, Daffney. She is best known for her appearances with World ...more
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W. Frank Blount is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 80

William Frank Blount, AM (born July 26, 1938) is an American businessman, and currently the chairman and CEO of venture capital firm JI Ventures, Inc. Blount previously served as chairman and ...more
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Jody Powell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 66 (1943-2009)

Birthplace: Cordele, Georgia, United States of America

Joseph Lester "Jody" Powell, Jr. (September 30, 1943 – September 14, 2009) was White House Press Secretary during the presidency of Jimmy Carter, the fourteenth person in history to ...more
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Sonny Emory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Drummer

Age: 56

Birthplace: Georgia

Sonny Emory (born December 23, 1962) is an American singer, songwriter, drummer and percussionist. Emory is a former member of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. As well he has worked with ...more
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Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Rapper, Entrepreneur, Film Producer

Age: 41

Birthplace: USA, Champaign, Illinois

Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), known professionally as Ludacris (), is an American rapper and actor. Ludacris is the founder of Disturbing tha Peace. Ludacris has won ...more

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Ken Lewis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Businessperson, Banker

Age: 71

Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi

Kenneth D. "Ken" Lewis (born April 9, 1947) is the former CEO, president, and chairman of Bank of America, the second largest bank in the United States and twelfth largest by total ...more
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Jim Martin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 73

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

James Francis Martin (born August 22, 1945) is an American politician and former Democratic Party member of the Georgia General Assembly. Martin opposed incumbent U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss in ...more
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Henry Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Professor, Author

Age: 60

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Henry Jenkins III (born June 4, 1958) is an American media scholar and Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts, a joint professorship at the University of Southern ...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.

Age: Dec. at 75 (1932-2007)

Birthplace: South Carolina

Lieutenant General Henry Doctor Jr. (August 23, 1932 – December 7, 2007) was the Commanding General, 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth United States Army, based in South Korea. His last assignment ...more
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Tamyra Gray is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Songwriter, Actor, Singer

Age: 39

Birthplace: Takoma Park, Maryland, United States of America

Tamyra Monica Gray (born July 26, 1979) is an American actress, singer and songwriter, who finished fourth place on the first season of the musical reality competition American Idol in 2002. ...more
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Louie Giglio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Author, Pastor, Writer

Age: 60

Louie Giglio (pronounced GIG-leo) 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

Age: 72

Birthplace: Brunswick, Georgia

Mary Hood (born September 16, 1946 in Brunswick, Georgia) is an award-winning fiction writer of predominantly Southern literature, who has authored three short story collections - How Far She ...more
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Jerry Huckaby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Jerry Huckaby Businessperson, Politician

Age: 77

Birthplace: Hodge, Jackson Parish, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Thomas Jerald Huckaby, usually known as Jerry Huckaby (born July 19, 1941), is a retired American businessman and politician who served from 1977 to 1993 as a Democratic U.S. Representative from ...more
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Lanard Copeland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 53

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Lanard Copeland (born July 26, 1965) is an American-Australian former professional basketball player. He currently serves as an assistant coach for the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball ...more
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Ray Stevens is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Singer

Age: 80

Birthplace: Georgia, United States of America

Harold Ray Ragsdale (born January 24, 1939), known professionally as Ray Stevens, is an American country and pop singer-songwriter and comedian, known for his Grammy-winning recordings ...more

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Lizz Wright is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Musician, Composer, Singer

Age: 39

Birthplace: Hahira, Georgia, United States of America

Lizz Wright (born January 22, 1980) is an American jazz and gospel singer.
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Max Burns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Max Burns Politician

Age: 70

Birthplace: Millen, Georgia, United States of America

O. Maxie Burns (born November 8, 1948) is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 2003 to 2005, representing Georgia's 12th congressional district. Since ...more
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Taj Anwar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Activist, Model

Age: 40

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

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

Age: 72

Birthplace: DeKalb, Illinois

Kathy B. Ashe was a Democratic member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the 56th district from 1991 until 2012. She served as 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

Age: 71

Birthplace: Johnson City, Tennessee

Mark Jacoby (born May 21, 1947) 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 ...more
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Ryan Shaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Georgia State University Alumni
Musician, Singer

Age: 38

Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia

Ryan Christopher Shaw (born December 25, 1975) is a soul musician from Georgia, USA.