Georgia State University has produced many talented individuals throughout its 100 years. Here’s a list of 10 superstars you never knew attended Georgia State University.
1. Julia Roberts
Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts was born in Smyrna, Georgia and legend says she briefly attended Georgia State after graduating from Smyrna’s Campbell High School. Roberts is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood.
Grammy Award-winning artist, actor, and entrepreneur Ludacris studied music management while attending Georgia State. You can check Ludacris out in Fast & Furious 7 when it hits theatres in 2015. Did you know scenes from the Fast & Furious 7 where filmed on Georgia State’s campus?
3. Kat Cole
CEO to the billion-dollar company Cinnabon, earned her MBA from Georgia State — without a bachelors degree– two months after she started at Cinnabon.
4. Melissa Ordway
Renowned actress and model Melissa Ordway attended Georgia State where she became a member of the Delta Zeta sorority. While at Georgia State, Melissa was participated in and won MTV’s reality show, The Assistant. Melissa also appears in Ted, which is one of my favorite movies.
5. D.W. Pine
Design director for the cover of the most recognizable magazine on the planet, Time Magazine, D.W. Pine was editor-in-chief of Georgia State’s weekly student newspaper, The Signal.
6. Coy Bowles
Member of the Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band, Coy Bowles changed his major from biology to pursue his passion for music and was later accepted into Georgia State’s Jazz Studies Program.
7. Christina Warren
Mashable’s Senior Tech Analyst, and Georgia State graduate, Christina Warren has been featured on CNN, Fox News, USA Today, NPR, and Bloomberg for her coverage on trends in technology.
8. Amy Dumas
WWE Hall of Fame inductee Amy Dumas, better known by her stage name Lita, majored in education at Georgia State before pursuing her dreams of wrestling on the biggest stage in America.
9. Mark Mori
Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, television producer, and screenwriter, Mark Mori received his B.A in 1982 from Georgia State.
10. William DuVall
This lead vocalist for Alice in Chains, a Grammy-nominated rock band, earned his B.A from Georgia State. Alice in Chains have sold 25 million albums world-wide.
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