Duke Ellington School of the Arts Famous Duke Ellington School Of The Arts Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Duke Ellington School of the Arts and be of some renown.

Famous alumni from Duke Ellington School of the Arts; graduates who have achieved stature in their field. Photos are included in this notable Duke Ellington School of the Arts alumni list. Prominent alums from this institution include celebrities, politicians, business people, and more. This list of distinguished Duke Ellington School of the Arts alumni is loosely ordered by relevance and sortable by column if you need to search by specific criteria. You can also search and filter the list to find a specific person or name. Please note that this directory is not just composed of graduates of this school; you can find any famous people who attended this school for at least a semester here. This list of successful alumni may even include a few celebrities who attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

List is made up of graduates like Dave Chappelle and Meshell Ndegeocello.

This list answers the questions “who are the most famous alumni from Duke Ellington School of the Arts?” and “what is a list of big names that went to Duke Ellington School of the Arts?”

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Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Duke Ellington School Of The Arts Alumni
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David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle is an American comedian, screenwriter, television and film producer, and actor. After beginning his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights, he landed minor roles in box office hits including The Nutty Professor, Con Air, and Blue ...more

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Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Age: 43

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Credits: Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show, Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth

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#28 on The Funniest People of All Time

#56 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#30 on Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?

#5 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

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Meshell Ndegeocello is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Duke Ellington School Of The Arts Alumni
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Meshell Ndegeocello is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist, and vocalist. Her music incorporates a wide variety of influences, including funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae and rock. She has received significant critical acclaim throughout her career, and has had ten career Grammy Award ...more

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Profession: Bassist, Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Musician, + more

Age: 48

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Credits: Standing in the Shadows of Motown

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#23 on The 50+ Best Lesbian Singers of All Time

#77 on The Greatest Black Female Singers

#11 on The Best Lesbian Rappers

#49 on The Greatest Black Female Musicians

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Mary Timony is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Duke Ellington School Of The Arts Alumni
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Mary B. Timony is an American independent singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, and violist. She has been a member of the bands Helium, Autoclave and Wild Flag, and currently fronts Ex Hex. ...more

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Profession: Guitarist, Singer

Age: 45

Birthplace: Washington^! D.C., United States of America

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Johnny Gill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Duke Ellington School Of The Arts Alumni
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Johnny Gill is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He is the sixth and final member of the R&B/pop group New Edition, and was also a member of the supergroup called LSG; with Gerald Levert and Keith Sweat. He is currently in the new group Heads of State with New Edition members Bobby Brown and ...more

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Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer, + more

Age: 50

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Credits: Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion, Hopelessly in June, Perfect Combination, Lord All Men Can't Be Dogs, A Mother's Prayer, + more

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