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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.