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Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 6.1k views76 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to American Academy of Dramatic Arts and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from American Academy of Dramatic Arts, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from American Academy of Dramatic Arts include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished American Academy of Dramatic Arts alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Anne Hathaway and Robert Redford are included on this list along with many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to American Academy of Dramatic Arts?” and “Which celebrities are American Academy of Dramatic Arts alumni?”
  • Anne Hathaway1

    Anne Hathaway

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the...  more

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  • Don Rickles2

    Don Rickles

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Donald Jay Rickles (May 8, 1926 – April 6, 2017) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and...  more

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  • Robert Redford3

    Robert Redford

    Activist, Businessperson


    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Charles Robert Redford Jr. (born August 18, 1936) is an American retired actor, director,...  more

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  • Kim Cattrall4

    Kim Cattrall

    Spokesperson, Television producer



    Kim Victoria Cattrall (; born 21 August 1956) is a British-Canadian actress. She is best known...  more

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  • Katharine Hepburn5

    AgeDec. at 96 (1907-2003)

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, United States of America

    Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress. Known for...  more

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  • Lauren Bacall6

    Lauren Bacall

    Spokesperson, Model

    AgeDec. at 90 (1924-2014)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Lauren Bacall (, born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014) was an American...  more

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    #10 of 186 The Greatest Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)#237 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Grace Kelly7

    Grace Kelly

    Fashion Model, Actor

    AgeDec. at 53 (1929-1982)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American film actress who...  more

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  • Johnny Knoxville8

    Johnny Knoxville

    Stunt Performer, Comedian


    BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Philip John Clapp (born March 11, 1971), known professionally by his stage name Johnny...  more

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  • Danny DeVito9

    Danny DeVito

    Television director, Businessperson


    BirthplaceNeptune City, New Jersey, United States of America

    Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor, director, producer,...  more

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  • John Cassavetes10

    John Cassavetes

    Television director, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 60 (1929-1989)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    John Nicholas Cassavetes (; December 9, 1929 – February 3, 1989) was an American actor, film...  more

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  • Kirk Douglas11

    Kirk Douglas

    Businessperson, Soldier


    BirthplaceAmsterdam, New York, United States of America

    Kirk Douglas (December 9, 1916-February 5, 2020) was an American actor, filmmaker, and author....  more

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  • Anne Bancroft12

    Anne Bancroft

    Actor, Voice acting

    AgeDec. at 74 (1931-2005)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Anna Maria Louisa Italiano (September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005), known professionally as Anne...  more

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  • Cecil B. DeMille13

    Cecil B. DeMille

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 78 (1881-1959)

    BirthplaceFranklin County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Massachusetts

    Cecil Blount DeMille (; August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an American filmmaker. Between...  more

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    #694 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#53 of 743 The Greatest Directors In Movie History

  • Spencer Tracy14

    AgeDec. at 67 (1900-1967)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was an American actor, noted for his...  more

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  • Florence Henderson15

    Florence Henderson

    Television producer, Actor


    BirthplaceDale, Carter Township, Indiana, USA

    Florence Agnes Henderson (February 14, 1934 – November 24, 2016) was an American actress and...  more

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  • Kate Jackson16

    Kate Jackson

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, USA

    Lucy Kate Jackson (born October 29, 1948) is an American actress, director, and producer,...  more

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  • Loretta Swit17

    Loretta Swit

    Television presenter, Actor


    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

    Loretta Jane Swit (born November 4, 1937) is an American stage and television actress known...  more
  • Stephen Baldwin18

    Stephen Baldwin

    Film Producer, Model


    BirthplaceMassapequa, New York, USA

    Stephen Andrew Baldwin (born May 12, 1966) is an American actor, producer, director, author,...  more

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  • Edward G. Robinson19

    AgeDec. at 80 (1893-1973)

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    Edward G. Robinson (born Emanuel Goldenberg; Yiddish: ײמאַנועל גאָלדענבערג‎; December 12, 1893...  more

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  • Jennifer Jones20

    AgeDec. at 90 (1919-2009)

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Jennifer Jones (born Phylis Lee Isley; March 2, 1919 – December 17, 2009), also known as...  more

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  • Claire Trevor21

    AgeDec. at 90 (1910-2000)

    BirthplaceBensonhurst, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Claire Trevor (born Claire Wemlinger; March 8, 1910 – April 8, 2000) was an American...  more
  • Hayley Marie Norman22


    BirthplaceAgoura Hills, California, United States of America

    Hayley Marie Norman is an American actor, writer, and creator best known for her roles in...  more
  • Carrie-Anne Moss23

    Carrie-Anne Moss

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceBurnaby, Canada

    Carrie-Anne Moss (born August 21, 1967) is a Canadian actress. Following early roles on...  more

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  • Agnes Moorehead24

    Agnes Moorehead

    Radio personality, Actor

    AgeDied at 74 (1900-1974)

    BirthplaceUSA, Massachusetts, Clinton

    Agnes Robertson Moorehead (December 6, 1900 – April 30, 1974) was an American actress whose...  more

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  • Sarah Paulson25


    BirthplaceTampa, Florida, United States of America

    Sarah Catharine Paulson (born December 17, 1974) is an American actress. She has received...  more

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