10 Superstars You Never Knew Attended Georgia State University

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.

10 Superstars You Never Knew Attended Georgia State University

2. Ludacris

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?

10 Superstars You Never Knew Attended Georgia State University

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.

10 Superstars You Never Knew Attended Georgia State University

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.

10 Superstars You Never Knew Attended Georgia State University

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.

10 Superstars You Never Knew Attended Georgia State University

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.

10 Superstars You Never Knew Attended Georgia State University

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.

10 Superstars You Never Knew Attended Georgia State University

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.

10 Superstars You Never Knew Attended Georgia State University

9. Mark Mori

Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, television producer, and screenwriter, Mark Mori received his B.A in 1982 from Georgia State.

10 Superstars You Never Knew Attended Georgia State University

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.

10 Superstars You Never Knew Attended Georgia State University

 

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