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List Rules 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.

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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Robin Williams Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Jumanji Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy ...more

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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Kevin Spacey American Beauty, L.A. Confidential, The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known as Kevin Spacey, is an American actor, film director, writer, producer, and comedian. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, before being cast ...more

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Alan Greenspan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Alan Greenspan Who Is Cenk Uygur?, I.O.U.S.A., The Young Turks Alan Greenspan is an American economist.

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Kelsey Grammer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Kelsey Grammer Cheers, Toy Story 2, Anastasia Allen Kelsey Grammer is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, director, writer, singer and activist. Grammer is known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane ...more

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Miles Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Miles Davis Zodiac, Collateral, The Talented Mr. Ripley Miles Dewey Davis III was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, together ...more

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Kevin Kline is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Kevin Kline A Fish Called Wanda, Cry Freedom, Wild Wild West Kevin Delaney Kline is an American actor. He has won an Academy Award and two Tony Awards, and is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee. Kline began his career on stage in 1972 with The ...more

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Jessica Chastain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Jessica Chastain The Martian, Zero Dark Thirty, The Help Jessica Michelle Chastain is an American actress. Chastain began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows, before making her feature film debut in Jolene. In 2011, she ...more

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Val Kilmer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Val Kilmer Heat, Batman Forever, Top Gun Val Edward Kilmer 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 Secret!, then the cult ...more

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Andre Braugher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Andre Braugher Homicide: Life on the Street, The Mist, City of Angels Andre Braugher is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Detective Frank Pembleton on Homicide: Life on the Street from 1993 to 1998 and again in the 2000 made-for-TV film, Owen ...more

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Christopher Reeve is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Christopher Reeve Superman, The Remains of the Day, Superman II Christopher D'Olier Reeve was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author, and activist. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, in particular his motion picture ...more

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Morena Baccarin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Morena Baccarin Homeland, V, Serenity Morena Baccarin is a Brazilian American actress. She is best known for portraying Inara Serra in the series Firefly and the follow-up film Serenity, Adria in the series Stargate SG-1 and the ...more

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Richard Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Richard Rodgers The Sound of Music, The King and I, South Pacific Richard Charles Rodgers was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals. He also composed music for films and television. He is best known for his ...more

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Yo-Yo Ma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Yo-Yo Ma Yo-Yo Ma Inspired by Bach Yo-Yo Ma is a French-born 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 five. He graduated from ...more

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John Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
John Williams Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace John Towner Williams is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. In a career spanning over six decades, Williams has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in ...more

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Wes Bentley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Wes Bentley The Hunger Games, American Beauty, Interstellar Wesley Cook "Wes" Bentley is an American actor. Bentley is best known for his roles as Ricky Fitts in American Beauty, Blackheart in Ghost Rider, Thomas in P2, Seneca Crane in The ...more

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Bradley Whitford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Bradley Whitford The Cabin in the Woods, Billy Madison, Philadelphia Bradley Whitford is an American film and television actor. He has played White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on the NBC television drama The West Wing, Danny Tripp on Studio 60 on the ...more

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William Hurt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
William Hurt Into the Wild, Dark Cit, The Incredible Hulk William McChord Hurt is an American stage and film actor. He received his acting training at the Juilliard School and began acting on stage in the 1970s. Hurt made his film debut as a troubled ...more

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Kelly McGillis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Kelly McGillis Top Gun, Witness, North Kelly Ann McGillis is an American actress. She found fame for her roles in several films throughout the 1980s including her roles as Rachel Lapp in Witness for which she received Golden Globe ...more

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Adam Shankman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Adam Shankman Modern Family, Glee, Scream 2 Adam Michael Shankman is an American film director, producer, dancer, actor, and choreographer. He has been a judge on the television program So You Think You Can Dance since Season 3. He began ...more

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Kyle Gass is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Kyle Gass Almost Famous, Elf, Kung Fu Panda Kyle Richard Gass, also known as KG or Kage, is an American rock musician, singer-songwriter and actor. He fronts the comedy rock band Tenacious D, winner of a Grammy Award for Best Metal ...more

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Phoebe Cates is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Phoebe Cates Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Gremlins, Fast Times at Ridgemont High Phoebe Cates Kline, better known as Phoebe Cates, is an American film actress, model, and entrepreneur. She is known for her roles in several 1980s films, most notably Fast Times at Ridgemont ...more

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Marcia Cross is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Marcia Cross Desperate Housewives, Melrose Place, Another World Marcia Anne Cross is an American television actress known for her roles as Dr. Kimberly Shaw on Fox soap opera Melrose Place and Bree Van de Kamp on the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate

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Luke Macfarlane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Luke Macfarlane Brothers & Sisters, Kinsey, Tanner '88 Thomas Luke Macfarlane, better known as Luke Macfarlane, is a Canadian actor and musician.

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Sid Caesar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Sid Caesar Grease, It's a Mad, Mad Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar was an American comic actor and writer, best known for the pioneering 1950s live television series Your Show of Shows, a 90-minute weekly show watched by 60 ...more

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Jack Kenny is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Jack Kenny Warehouse 13, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Reba Jack Kenny is an American writer, director, actor, and producer.

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David Ogden Stiers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
David Ogden Stiers Beauty and the Beast, M*A*S*H, Pocahontas David Ogden Stiers is a voice actor.

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Doug Hutchison is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Doug Hutchison The Green Mile, Batman & Robin, Con Air Doug Anthony Hutchison is an American actor, known for playing disturbing and antagonistic characters. Such characters include Obie Jameson in the 1988 film The Chocolate War, Sproles in the ...more

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Stephen Hough is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Stephen Hough Stephen Andrew Gill Hough, CBE is a British-born classical pianist, composer and writer. He became an Australian citizen in 2005 and thus has dual nationality.

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Tatiana Thumbtzen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Tatiana Thumbtzen The Perfect Model Tatiana Yvonne "Tati" Thumbtzen is an American actress, model and dancer. She is best known for her role as the love interest of pop star Michael Jackson in the music video for his ...more

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Ned Rorem is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Ned Rorem Ned Rorem is an American composer and diarist, best known and most praised for his song settings. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1976.

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Paul Taylor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Paul Taylor Paul Taylor is widely considered to be one of the foremost American choreographers of the 20th century. Paul Taylor is among the last living members of the second generation of America’s modern ...more

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Alan Tudyk is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Alan Tudyk I, Robot, Frozen Alan Wray Tudyk is an American actor and voice artist known for his roles as Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the space western television series Firefly and movie Serenity, Alpha in the ...more

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Itzhak Perlman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Itzhak Perlman Fantasia 2000, Small Wonders, Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Choral Fantasy Itzhak Perlman is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue.

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Laura Linney is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Laura Linney The Truman Show, Mystic River, Primal Fear Laura Leggett Linney is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award nominee and three-time Tony Award nominee, she won her first Emmy Award in 2002 for Wild Iris, and had subsequent wins for ...more

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Elizabeth McGovern is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Elizabeth McGovern Kick-Ass, Downton Abbey, Once Upon a Time in America Elizabeth Lee McGovern is an American film, television, and theater actress, and musician. McGovern received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Evelyn Nesbit in the 1981 film Ragtime. ...more

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Henry Mancini is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Henry Mancini Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Pink Panther, Peter Gunn Enrico Nicola "Henry" Mancini was an American composer, conductor and arranger, who is best remembered for his film and television scores. Often cited as one of the greatest composers ...more

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Anthony Mackie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Anthony Mackie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Million Dollar Baby, The Hurt Locker Anthony D. Mackie is an American actor. He has been featured in feature films, television series, and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Drowning Crow, McReele, ...more

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Alan Jay Lerner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Alan Jay Lerner My Fair Lady, An American in Paris, Gigi Alan Jay Lerner was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, and later Burton Lane, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical ...more

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Sara Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Sara Ramirez Grey's Anatomy, Spider-Man, You've Got Mail Sara Elena Ramirez is a Mexican-American singer/songwriter and actress. She is known for her role as Dr. Callie Torres in the medical drama Grey's Anatomy, and as the original Lady of the Lake ...more

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Thomas Pasatieri is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Thomas Pasatieri Thomas Pasatieri is an American opera composer.

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Christine Baranski is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Christine Baranski The Good Wife, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Cybill Christine Jane Baranski is an American stage and screen actress. She is an Emmy Award winner and a two-time Tony Award winner. Baranski made her stage debut in 1974 and her Broadway debut in ...more

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Bernard Herrmann is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Bernard Herrmann Psycho, Taxi Driver, Citizen Kane Bernard Herrmann was an American composer known for his work in motion pictures. An Academy Award-winner, Herrmann is particularly known for his collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock, ...more

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Meredith Willson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Meredith Willson The Great Dictator, The Music Man, The Unsinkable Molly Brown Robert Meredith Willson was an American composer, songwriter, flutist, conductor and playwright, best known for writing the book, music and lyrics for the hit Broadway musical The Music Man. He ...more

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Edie Adams is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Edie Adams The Apartment, It's a Mad, Mad Edie Adams was an American businesswoman, singer, Broadway, television and film actress, and comedienne. Adams, an Emmy and Tony Award winner, "both embodied and winked at the stereotypes ...more

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Andrew Thomas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Andrew Thomas Andrew William Thomas is an American composer. He studied with Karel Husa at Cornell University, with Nadia Boulanger in Paris, and earned his M.M. and D.M.A. Degrees in Composition at The ...more

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Leslie Uggams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Leslie Uggams Roots, All My Children, Sugar Hill Leslie Uggams is an American actress and singer, known for her work in Hallelujah, Baby! and as Kizzy Reynolds in the 1977 television miniseries Roots.

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Leigh McCloskey is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Leigh McCloskey Just One of the Guys, Hamburger: The Motion Picture, Fraternity Vacation Leigh Joseph McCloskey is an American actor, artist and author.

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Stephanie Zimbalist is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Stephanie Zimbalist Remington Steele, Centennial, The Awakening Stephanie Zimbalist is an American actress best known for her role as Laura Holt in the NBC detective series Remington Steele.

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Van Cliburn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Van Cliburn The Golden Age of the Piano, Van Cliburn in Moscow: Vol. 2, Van Cliburn in Moscow: Vol. 1 Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn, Jr., was an American pianist who achieved worldwide recognition in 1958, at the age of 23, when he won the first quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Piano ...more

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Brian Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Brian Hargrove Titus Brian Hargrove is an American television writer and producer. He was a co-creator of the television series Titus, along with Christopher Titus and Jack Kenny.