East Lansing, Michigan - Notable People

Notable People

  • Spencer Abraham: former US Senator and Secretary of Energy under President George W. Bush.
  • Joel Higgins: actor who graduated from Michigan State University.
  • Robert D. Alexander: public policy activist.
  • Chuck Bullough: former NFL Player and current Defensive coordinator for UCLA.
  • Jim Cash: screenwriter of films such as Top Gun, Legal Eagles, Dick Tracy, and Anaconda, was a long-time resident of East Lansing and a professor at MSU. Born in Boyne City, MI.
  • Magic Johnson: Basketball Hall of Famer and current owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Born in Lansing, MI.
  • Richard Lenski: evolutionary biologist at MSU, winner of MacArthur Fellowship (1996), Guggenheim Fellow (1991).
  • Malcolm X: lived in the Urbandale neighborhood in Lansing Township, a short distance west of East Lansing, and wrote about his East Lansing experiences in his autobiography.
  • Todd Martin: tennis pro. 1988 graduate of ELHS.
  • Julie Mehretu: graduate of ELHS, artist, and recipient of MacArthur Fellowship ("genius award") (2005).
  • Ryan Miller: Hobey Baker winner at MSU, NHL goalie for the Buffalo Sabres, an NHL All-Star in 2007, and goalie for the U.S. hockey team in the 2010 Winter Olympics.
  • Drew Miller: Wing player for the Detroit Red Wings. Brother of Ryan Miller.
  • Larry Page: CEO and co-founder of Google Inc. and the 13th richest person in America in 2012 according to Forbes.
  • Wally Pleasant, comedic folk singer.
  • Ben Poquette: NBA basketball player.
  • Susan May Pratt: actress.
  • Nate Silver: statistician-journalist; named one of "The World's 100 Most Influential People" by TIME Magazine.
  • The Verve Pipe: post-grunge band.
  • Roy Zimmerman: Composer, music educator (Italy)

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