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Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 6.0k 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?”
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  • 1
    Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Anne Hathaway

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age37

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • 2
    Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Don Rickles

    Comedian, Actor

    Age94

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Robert Redford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Robert Redford

    Activist, Businessperson

    Age83

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

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

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  • 4
    Kim Cattrall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Kim Cattrall

    Spokesperson, Television producer

    Age64

    BirthplaceMossley Hill, United Kingdom

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

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  • 5
    Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Lauren Bacall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Johnny Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Johnny Knoxville

    Stunt Performer, Comedian

    Age49

    BirthplaceTennessee, USA, Knoxville

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

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  • 9
    Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Danny DeVito

    Television director, Businessperson

    Age75

    BirthplaceNeptune City, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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  • 10
    John Cassavetes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Kirk Douglas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Kirk Douglas

    Businessperson, Soldier

    Age103

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, New York, United States of America

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

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  • 12
    Anne Bancroft is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Anne Bancroft

    Actor, Voice acting

    AgeDec. at 74 (1931-2005)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Anna Maria Louisa Italiano (September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005), known professionally as Anne... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Cecil B. DeMille is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Cecil B. DeMille

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 78 (1881-1959)

    BirthplaceAshfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

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  • 14
    Spencer Tracy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Florence Henderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Florence Henderson

    Television producer, Actor

    Age86

    BirthplaceCarter Township, Dale, Indiana, United States of America

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

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  • 16
    Kate Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Kate Jackson

    Television director, Television producer

    Age71

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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

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  • 17
    Loretta Swit is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Loretta Swit

    Television presenter, Actor

    Age82

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

    Loretta Jane Swit (born November 4, 1937) is an American stage and television actress known... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Stephen Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Stephen Baldwin

    Film Producer, Model

    Age54

    BirthplaceMassapequa, New York, United States of America

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

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  • 19
    Edward G. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    AgeDec. at 80 (1893-1973)

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

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

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  • 20
    Jennifer Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    AgeDec. at 90 (1919-2009)

    BirthplaceUSA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

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

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  • 21
    Claire Trevor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Hayley Marie Norman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Age31

    BirthplaceAgoura Hills, California, United States of America

    Hayley Marie Norman is an American actor, writer, and creator best known for her roles in... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Carrie-Anne Moss is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Carrie-Anne Moss

    Model, Actor

    Age53

    BirthplaceBurnaby, Canada

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

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  • 24
    Agnes Moorehead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Agnes Moorehead

    Radio personality, Actor

    AgeDied at 74 (1900-1974)

    BirthplaceClinton, Massachusetts, USA

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

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  • 25
    Sarah Paulson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Alumni

    Age45

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida, United States of America

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

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