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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Warehouse 13, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Reba
Jack Kenny is an American writer, director, actor, and producer.