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Famous Georgia State University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 15.1k views60 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age53

    BirthplaceSmyrna, Georgia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 (1990),  ...more

    In 1991, Julia Roberts Left Kiefer Sutherland At The Altar For Jason Patric#40 of 349 The Best Actresses In Film History#27 of 201 The Best Actresses Working Today

  • 2
    Wrestler, Model

    Age46

    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 2000  ...more

    #67 of 448 The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time#69 of 183 The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time#3 of 146 The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time

  • 3
    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 for at  ...more

    #34 of 61 The Scariest Serial Killers In History#25 of 44 The Heights Of The Most Notorious Killers

  • 4
    Wrestler, Actor

    Age46

    BirthplaceWiesbaden, Germany

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 5
    Businessperson

    Age83

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 CEO of  ...more
  • 6
    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 serve in that  ...more
  • 7

    Age58

    BirthplaceGeorgia

    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 artistes such as  ...more
  • 8
    Rapper, Entrepreneur

    Age44

    BirthplaceChampaign, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Screen  ...more

    The Best Songs Feat. Ludacris#16 of 50 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010#56 of 238 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

  • 9
    Businessperson, Banker

    Age74

    BirthplaceMeridian, Mississippi

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 asset in the  ...more
  • 10
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age76

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 the  ...more
  • 11
    Professor, Author

    Age63

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 12
    TV Meteorologist

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Rick Reichmuth is a meteorologist for the Fox News Channel.  ...more
  • 13
    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 was as  ...more
  • 14
    Songwriter, Actor

    Age42

    BirthplaceTakoma Park, Maryland, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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. Post  ...more
  • 15
    Author, Pastor

    Age63

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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.  ...more
  • 16
    Writer

    Age75

    BirthplaceBrunswick, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Went,  ...more
  • 17
    Businessperson, Politician

    Age80

    BirthplaceHodge, Jackson Parish, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 18
    Basketball player

    Age56

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 League  ...more
  • 19
    Songwriter, Singer-songwriter

    Age82

    BirthplaceGeorgia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 "Everything Is  ...more

    #102 of 193 The Best Male Country Singers of All Time#21 of 117 The Best Musical Artists From Georgia#18 of 52 The Best Country Singers From Georgia

  • 20
    Musician, Composer

    Age41

    BirthplaceHahira, Georgia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lizz Wright (born January 22, 1980) is an American jazz and gospel singer.  ...more
  • 21
    Politician

    Age72

    BirthplaceMillen, Georgia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 2011 he  ...more
  • 22
    Activist, Model

    Age43

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Taj Anwar is a community organizer and promoter. She has worked with the FTP Movement, Mothers of Black/Brown Babies, and Crew Love.  ...more
  • 23
    Teacher

    Age74

    BirthplaceDeKalb, 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.  ...more
  • 24

    Age74

    BirthplaceJohnson City, Tennessee

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 others.   ...more
  • 25
    Musician, Singer

    Age40

    BirthplaceDecatur, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America

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