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List Rules People on this list must have gone to New York Film Academy and be of some renown.

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

Jessica Lee Rose and Sushma Reddy are only the beginning of the graduates on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to New York Film Academy?” and “Which celebrities are New York Film Academy alumni?”
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Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Comedian, Actor

Age: 34

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America

Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress, comedian and producer. She began her career performing improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She ...more

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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 40

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

William Thomas Hader Jr. (born June 7, 1978) is an American comedian, actor, voice actor, writer, producer and director. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live (2005–2013), for which he has ...more

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Camilla Luddington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 35

Birthplace: Ascot, United Kingdom

Camilla Anne Luddington (born 15 December 1983) is a British-American actress, best known for her role as protagonist Lara Croft in the video games Tomb Raider (2013), Rise of the Tomb Raider ...more
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Eve Hewson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Actor

Age: 27

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Alfonso Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Game Show Host

Age: 47

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

Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Sr. (born September 21, 1971) is an American actor, comedian, dancer, director, game show host and television personality. He played Alfonso Spears on the sitcom Silver ...more

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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Basketball player, Rapper, Television producer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Shaquille Rashaun "Shaq" O'Neal ( shə-KEEL; SHAK; born March 6, 1972) is a retired professional American basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the ...more

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Glen Hansard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 48

Birthplace: Ballymun, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Glen Hansard (born 21 April 1970) is an Irish songwriter, actor, vocalist and guitarist for the Irish group The Frames, and one half of folk rock duo The Swell Season. He is also known for his ...more
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Chord Overstreet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Musician, Actor, Composer

Age: 30

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Chord Paul Overstreet (born February 17, 1989) is an American actor and singer. He is known for his role as Sam Evans on the Fox television series Glee (2009–2015). On August 26, 2016, he ...more

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Jessica Lee Rose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Jessica Lee Rose Actor, Makeup Artist

Age: 31

Birthplace: Salisbury, USA, Maryland

Jessica Lee Rose (born April 26, 1987) is an American-New Zealand actress who first gained popularity after playing the role of lonelygirl15, a fictional teenage homeschooled character named ...more
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Somy Ali is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Journalist, Fashion Model, Model

Age: 42

Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan

Somy Ali (Urdu: سومی علی‎) (born 25 March 1974) is a Pakistan born American actress, writer, filmmaker, model and activist who has worked in Bollywood films. She runs a non-profit organization ...more
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Marina Drujko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Model, Writer

Age: 35

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Marina Drujko (born 22 November 1983, Saint-Petersburg,RU as Marina Sosnenko). Russian model and scandalous horror writer. As model she worked for famous European fashion houses (Dior, Chanel ...more
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Stephanie Okereke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Model, Actor, Film Director

Age: 36

Birthplace: Imo State

Stephanie Linus (born Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke; 2 October 1982) is a Nigerian actress, film director and model. She has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress, ...more
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Jacob Groll is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Jacob Groll Film Director

Age: 39

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Jacob Groll (* in Vienna) is an Austrian film director, screenwriter, and film producer He studied at the New York Film Academy, the European Film College and the University of Southern
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Kiran Janjani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Actor

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Kiran Janjani is an Indian actor who works in Bollywood films and television shows. He is well known for his performance as Vikas Nanda in Life OK's Hum Ne Li Hai- Shapath and as Ujjwal Mishra ...more
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Michele Lean is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Michele Lean Presenter

Age: 36

Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Michele Samantha Yi Wen Lean simplified Chinese: 连仪温; traditional Chinese: 連儀溫; pinyin: Lián Yí Wēn) (born 1 September 1982) known professionally as Michele Lean is a television ...more
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Kamie Crawford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Kamie Crawford

Age: 26

Birthplace: Potomac, Maryland

Kameran "Kamie" Crawford (born October 25, 1992) is an American actress, TV host, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2010 on July 24, 2010 at the Atlantis Paradise ...more
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Quinn Bradlee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Quinn Bradlee

Age: 36

Birthplace: Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Josiah Quinn Crowninshield Bradlee (born 29 April 1982) is an American filmmaker, author and advocate for improving the lives of disabled individuals.
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Brendan Michael Coughlin... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Brendan Michael Coughlin Actor
Brendan Michael Coughlin is a film actor.
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Sushma Reddy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
VJ, Film Producer, Model

Age: 42

Birthplace: Andhra Pradesh, India

Sushma Reddy is a film actress.
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Joseph Cole is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Joseph Cole
Joseph or Joe Cole may refer to: Joe Cole (actor) (born 1988), English actor Joe Cole (born 1981), English footballer Joe Robert Cole, American film and television director, writer, and producer ...more
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Kunle Afolayan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Kunle Afolayan

Birthplace: Nigeria

Kunle Afolayan (born 30 September 1974) is a Nigerian actor, film producer and director.
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Mykal Cushnie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Mykal Cushnie

Age: 38

Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Michael Edward Cushnie also known as Mykal Cushnie, is a Jamaican film director, film producer and editor. He is most recognized for his work on Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall - the ...more
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Jason Liles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Jason Liles Actor

Age: 31

Birthplace: Germantown, Tennessee, United States of America

Jason Liles appeared in the 2012 film Men in Black 3.
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King Bach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous New York Film Academy Alumni
Andrew B. Bachelor (born June 26, 1988), better known by his online alias and persona King Bach, is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, and internet personality, known for being the most ...more