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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

Age: Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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 ...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

Age: 59

Birthplace: South Orange, New Jersey, United States of America

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. ...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

Age: 93

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

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 ...more

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Kelsey Grammer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Cheers, Toy Story 2, Anastasia

Age: 64

Birthplace: Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands

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

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Miles Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Zodiac, Collateral, The Talented Mr. Ripley

Age: Dec. at 65 (1926-1991)

Birthplace: USA, Alton, Illinois

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 ...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

Age: 71

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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 ...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

Age: 41

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States of America

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 ...more

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Val Kilmer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Heat, Batman Forever, Top Gun

Age: 59

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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

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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

Age: 56

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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 ...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

Age: Dec. at 52 (1952-2004)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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 ...more

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Morena Baccarin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Homeland, V, Serenity

Age: 39

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 ...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

Age: Dec. at 77 (1902-1979)

Birthplace: Arverne, New York City, New York, United States of America

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 ...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

Age: 63

Birthplace: Paris, France

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. ...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

Age: 87

Birthplace: Floral Park, New York, United States of America

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 ...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

Age: 40

Birthplace: Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States of America

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), ...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

Age: 59

Birthplace: Madison, USA, Wisconsin

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 ...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

Age: 68

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

William McChord Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He received his acting training at the Juilliard School and began acting on stage in the ...more

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Kelly McGillis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Top Gun, Witness, North

Age: 61

Birthplace: USA, California, Newport Beach

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

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Adam Shankman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Modern Family, Glee, Scream 2

Age: 54

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

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 ...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

Age: 58

Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, United States of America

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 ...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

Age: 55

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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

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Marcia Cross is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Desperate Housewives, Melrose Place, Another World

Age: 56

Birthplace: Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States of America

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 ...more

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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

Age: 39

Birthplace: London, Canada

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 ...more

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Sid Caesar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Juilliard School Alumni
Grease, It's a Mad, Mad

Age: Dec. at 92 (1922-2014)

Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, United States of America

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

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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

Age: 60

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Jack Kenny is an American writer, director, actor, and producer.