‘God Friended Me’ star inspires Greenville students


GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) — Anderson native and star of the CBS show “God Friended Me” is in Greenville to receive a special award this week.

After attending Pendleton High School and the Governor’s School of the Arts and Humanities, he attended The Julliard School and starred in shows like The Mayor, Search Party and now God Friended Me.

Thursday the Governor’s School of the Arts and Humanities will present him with the President’s Alumni Award for showing commitment to the arts while embodying the school’s values.

While in town, he’s teaching Master Acting Classes to students eager to follow in his footsteps.

“I kept telling them this is such a special place,” Hall said. “Everything they’re learning here is going to carry them forward for the rest of their lives.”

Governor’s School senior Raekwon Fuller says Hall taught him to be himself on stage. “Being an African American male and seeing someone of my color doing what they set out to do and following their dreams and being supported and coming back, and influencing us… is always just such a great experience,” he says.

As God Friended Me writers are busy working on season 2, Hall shared some of his own theories on the show with his fans. “I think Miles is never going to convert,” he says. “Miles and Cara will probably end up together at some point, and… Miles and his dad are going to finally have a very whole relationship.”

Hall will receive the President’s Alumni Award Thursday, April 25th during the school’s Artists in Bloom event at Avenue. Ticket holders can meet him there. For more information, click here.

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