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Famous Juilliard School Alumni

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People on this list must have gone to Juilliard School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Juilliard School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Juilliard School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Juilliard School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Juilliard School 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 Juilliard School.

This list contains notable and often famous Juilliard alumni like Robin Williams and Jessica Chastain.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Juilliard School?” and “Which celebrities are Juilliard School alumni?”

Take a look at this list of Juilliard School alums and famous Juilliard School students.
  • Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Born in Chicago, Williams began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the ...more
  • Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, producer, and singer. Spacey began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He ...more
  • Alan Greenspan (; born March 6, 1926) is an American economist who served as Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. He currently works as a private adviser and provides ...more
  • Allen Kelsey Grammer (born February 21, 1955) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, singer, producer, director, writer and activist, best known for his two-decade-long portrayal of ...more
  • Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and ...more
  • Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an American actor and singer. He has won an Academy Award and three Tony Awards and is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.Kline began his ...more
  • Jessica Michelle Chastain (born March 24, 1977) is an American actress and producer. She is known for her portrayals of strong-willed women in films with feminist themes. Chastain's accolades include ...more
  • Val Edward Kilmer (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. Originally a stage actor, Kilmer became popular in the mid-1980s after a string of appearances in comedy films, starting with Top ...more
  • Andre Keith Braugher (; born July 1, 1962) is an American actor. He is most known for his television role as Frank Pembleton on the series Homicide: Life on the Street and its companion television ...more
  • Christopher D'Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor who played DC comic book superhero Superman, beginning with the acclaimed Superman (1978), for which he won a ...more
  • Morena Baccarin (; Portuguese: [moˈɾenɐ ˈbakaɾĩ]; born June 2, 1979) is a Brazilian-American actress known for portraying Inara Serra in the sci-fi series Firefly and the follow-up film Serenity; ...more
  • Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was an American composer of music, with over 900 songs and 43 Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant composers ...more
  • Yo-Yo Ma (born October 7, 1955) is a Chinese-American cellist. Born in Paris, he spent his schooling years in New York City and was a child prodigy, performing from the age of four and a half. He ...more
  • John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. Widely regarded as one of the greatest American composers of all time, he has composed some of the most ...more
  • Wesley Cook Bentley (born September 4, 1978) is an American actor known for blockbusters and independent films. Bentley is best known for his roles as Ricky Fitts in American Beauty (1999), which ...more
  • Bradley Whitford (born October 10, 1959) is an American actor and political activist. He portrayed White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman in the NBC television drama The West Wing, for which he ...more
  • William McChord Hurt (March 20, 1950 – March 13, 2022) was an American actor. He studied at the Juilliard School and began acting on stage in the 1970s. Hurt's film debut was in Ken Russell's ...more
  • Kelly Ann McGillis (born July 9, 1957) is an American actress widely known for her film role as Rachel Lapp in Witness (1985) with Harrison Ford, for which she received Golden Globe and BAFTA ...more
  • Adam Michael Shankman (born November 27, 1964) is an American film director, producer, dancer, author, actor, and choreographer. He was a judge on seasons 3-10 of the television program So You Think ...more
  • Kyle Richard Gass (born July 14, 1960) is an American musician and actor best known for being a member of Tenacious D, winner of a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, alongside longtime friend ...more
  • Phoebe Belle Cates (born July 16, 1963) is an American former film actress, singer and model known primarily for her roles in several 1980s films, most notably Fast Times at Ridgemont High and ...more
  • Marcia Anne Cross (born March 25, 1962) is an American actress. She began her career on daytime soap operas such as The Edge of Night, Another World, and One Life to Live before moving to primetime ...more
  • Thomas Luke Macfarlane (born January 19, 1980) is a Canadian actor and singer. He is known for playing Scotty Wandell on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011) and RAC Agent D'avin ...more
  • Isaac Sidney Caesar (September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2014) was an American comic actor and writer, best known for two pioneering 1950s live television series: Your Show of Shows, which was a ...more
  • Jack Kenny is an American writer, director, actor, and producer.