Who is the most famous person who attended Yale? Meryl Streep tops this list. Streep earned an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama in the 1970s. Jennifer Connelly studied English at Yale from 1988-1989. She later finished out her college education by studying drama at Stanford University
Several famous men also went to Yale. George H. W. Bush graduated from Yale with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1948. While there, he was a member of the Skull and Bones secret society. Bush's son, George W. Bush, also attended Yale.
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Meryl Streep earned an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama in the 1970s.
Birthplace: USA, New Jersey, Summit
Profession: Spokesperson, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Julie & Julia
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Paul Newman studied acting at the Yale School of Drama for one year before leaving to study with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio.
Age: Died at 83 (1925-2008)
Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Racing driver, + more
Credits: Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Cars
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Angela Bassett earned a B.A. degree in African-American studies from Yale in 1980. She went on to receive her M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama.
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: Boyz n the Hood, Meet the Robinsons, Malcolm X, Olympus Has Fallen
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Jennifer Connelly studied English at Yale from 1988-1989. She later finished out her college education by studying drama at Stanford University.
Birthplace: Cairo, New York, United States of America
Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: Requiem for a Dream, A Beautiful Mind, Blood Diamond, Hulk
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