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List Rules People on this list must have gone to North Carolina School of the Arts and be of some renown.

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

Items here include everything from Jada Pinkett Smith to Mary-Louise Parker.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to North Carolina School of the Arts?” and “Which celebrities are North Carolina School of the Arts alumni?”

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Jada Pinkett Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Jada Pinkett Smith Businessperson, Television producer, Singer-songwriter Jada Koren Pinkett Smith is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman. She began her career in 1990, when she made a guest appearance in the short-lived sitcom True Colors. She ...more

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Jeff Conaway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Jeff Conaway Model, Actor, Singer Jeffrey Charles William Michael "Jeff" Conaway was an American actor known for his roles in the movie Grease and two US television series Taxi and Babylon 5. Conaway was also featured ...more

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Mary-Louise Parker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Mary-Louise Parker Actor Mary-Louise Parker is an American actress. Best known for her lead role on Showtime's television series Weeds portraying Nancy Botwin, she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in ...more

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David LaChapelle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
David LaChapelle Artist, Film Director, Photographer David LaChapelle is an American commercial photographer, fine-art photographer, music video director, film director, and artist. He is best known for his photography, which often references art ...more

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Missi Pyle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Missi Pyle Actor, Singer Andrea Kay "Missi" Pyle is an American actress and singer. She has appeared in several films, including the Academy Award-winning film The Artist, Galaxy Quest, Dodgeball: A True ...more

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Kristin Chenoweth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Kristin Chenoweth Author, Actor, Voice acting Kristin Dawn Chenoweth is an American actress and singer, with credits in musical theatre, film and television. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good ...more

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Diedrich Bader is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Diedrich Bader Comedian, Actor, Voice acting Karl Diedrich Bader is an American actor and comedian who has done supporting roles in comedies such as Office Space, Napoleon Dynamite, The Drew Carey Show and the Outsourced TV series. He is ...more

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Bridget Regan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Bridget Regan Theatrical producer, Fiddler, Actor Bridget Regan is an American actress and producer known for portrayals such as Kahlan Amnell in the television series Legend of the Seeker and Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner in White Collar.

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Judge Reinhold is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Judge Reinhold Actor, Voice acting Edward Ernest "Judge" Reinhold, Jr. is an American actor, known for co-starring in movies such as Beverly Hills Cop, Ruthless People, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and The Santa Clause

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Julianne Morris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Julianne Morris Actor Julianne Morris is an American actress. She played Amy Wilson on the soap opera The Young and the Restless from November 18, 1994 to May 22, 1996. After leaving Y&R, Morris returned to ...more

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Jody Hill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Jody Hill Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Jody Hill is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. In 2006, he directed, co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in his first film The Foot Fist Way, which he based on his ...more

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Jennifer Ehle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Jennifer Ehle Actor Jennifer Anne Ehle is an American actress of stage and screen. She is perhaps best known for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the successful 1995 miniseries Pride and Prejudice, which won her the ...more

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Terrence Mann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Terrence Mann Theatre Director, Songwriter, Choreographer Terrence Vaughan Mann is an American actor, director, singer, songwriter and dancer who has been prominent on the Broadway stage for the past three decades. He is a distinguished professor in ...more

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Tom Hulce is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Tom Hulce Theatre Director, Theatrical producer, Film Producer Tom Hulce is an actor, film producer, theatrical producer, theatre director and voice actor.

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Chris Parnell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Chris Parnell Comedian, Musician, Actor Thomas Christopher "Chris" Parnell is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He is best known as a cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1998–2006 and for his role as Dr. Leo ...more

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Anthony Mackie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Anthony Mackie Entrepreneur, Actor 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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Danny McBride is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Danny McBride Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Daniel Richard "Danny" McBride is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and stand-up comedian.

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Will Patton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Will Patton Actor, Voice acting William Rankin "Will" Patton is an American actor. He currently stars as Colonel Dan Weaver in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies. He also appeared in films such as Remember ...more

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Brian Sidney Bembridge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Brian Sidney Bembridge Scenic Designer, Lighting designer Brian Sidney Bembridge is an American scenic, lighting, and costume designer for theater and film. His work has been seen on stages and screens throughout the country and Internationally in ...more

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John P. Kee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
John P. Kee Songwriter, Musician, Pastor John P. Kee is an American gospel singer and pastor.

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Shauna Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Shauna Reynolds Bassist, Musician Sean Yseult is an American rock musician. She has played various instruments with different bands over the years, most notably her bass work with the band White Zombie. Her father, Michael S. ...more

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Catherine Dent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Catherine Dent Actor Catherine Grace Dent is an American actress. She is best known for the role of Danielle "Danny" Sofer in the FX series The Shield.

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Tim Orr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Tim Orr Cinematographer Tim Orr is an American cinematographer known mostly for his work with director, David Gordon Green. Orr graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1998. He has worked as the ...more

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Debbie Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Debbie Allen Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Debbie Allen is an author.

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Peter Hedges is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Peter Hedges Novelist, Screenwriter, Author Peter Simpson Hedges is an American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and film director.

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Rhoda Griffis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Rhoda Griffis Actor Rhoda Griffis is an American actress, perhaps best known for playing supporting roles both in independent and mainstream films and television.

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Samantha Shelton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Samantha Shelton Actor, Singer Samantha Sky Shelton is an American actress and singer.

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David Gordon Green is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
David Gordon Green Television director, Television producer, Film Producer David Gordon Green is an American filmmaker. He has directed dramas such as George Washington, All the Real Girls, and Snow Angels, as well as the thriller Undertow, all of which he wrote or ...more

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Paul Schneider is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Paul Schneider Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director Paul Andrew Schneider is an American film actor. Schneider portrayed Mark Brendanawicz on the first two seasons of Parks and Recreation. He won a Best Actor in a Narrative Feature award at the ...more

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Shawn Batten is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Shawn Batten Actor Susan Shawn Batten is an American actress most known for her role as the second Sara Cummings in NBC's soap opera Sunset Beach and Natalia Carlisle on Spyder Games. Besides a one episode ...more

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Tim Guinee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Tim Guinee Actor, Voice acting Timothy S. "Tim" Guinee is an American stage, television, and feature film actor.

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Klea Scott is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Klea Scott Actor Klea Scott is a Panamanian-born Canadian actress. She is known for her role as Emma Hollis on the Fox television series Millennium. Her most notable films are Minority Report and Collateral.

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Tim Sparks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Tim Sparks Guitarist Tim Sparks is an American acoustic guitar player, singer, arranger and composer.

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Gillian Murphy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Gillian Murphy Ballet Dancer, Actor, Dancer Gillian Murphy is a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Royal New Zealand Ballet.

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Jacob Brent is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Jacob Brent Theatre Director, Choreographer, Actor Jacob 'Jazzy' Brent is an American stage actor who is most famous for his role as the Magical Mr. Mistoffelees in the video production of CATS. He graduated from the North Carolina School of the ...more

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Matthew Ashford is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Matthew Ashford Film Producer, Actor Matthew Nile Ashford is an American actor best known for the long-running role of Jack Deveraux on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives.

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Aaron Katz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Aaron Katz Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor Aaron Katz is an award-winning independent American filmmaker from Portland, Oregon.

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Nick Searcy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Nick Searcy Actor Nick Searcy is an American actor who currently portrays Chief Deputy United States Marshal Art Mullen on FX's Justified. He also had a major role in the Tom Hanks-produced miniseries From the ...more

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Anna Camp is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Anna Camp Rapper, Actor, Singer Anna Ragsdale Camp is an American actress. She is known for her role as Jill Mason in the 2008 Broadway revival of Equus and as Sarah Newlin in the second, sixth and seventh seasons of True ...more

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Dane DeHaan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Dane DeHaan Actor Dane William DeHaan is an American actor. He is known for playing Jesse on the HBO series In Treatment, and for his roles in the films Chronicle, Kill Your Darlings, The Place Beyond the Pines, ...more

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Bill English is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Bill English Bill English, birth name William Andrew English, an American actor. He is best known as playing the role of "Joel" in the ABC television series Cavemen.

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Celia Weston is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Celia Weston Actor Celia Weston is an American character actress. Weston received a Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance in Dead Man Walking, and also had supporting roles in the more than 40 ...more

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Stephen Henderson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Stephen Henderson Actor Stephen McKinley Henderson is an American actor.

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Billy Magnussen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Billy Magnussen Songwriter, Musician, Actor William Gregory "Billy" Magnussen is an American actor.

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Paul Tazewell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Paul Tazewell Costume Designer Paul Tazewell is a costume designer for the theatre, dance, and opera. He has received five Tony Award nominations for costume design, three Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Costume Design, ...more

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Trieste Kelly Dunn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Trieste Kelly Dunn Actor Trieste Kelly Dunn is an American actress, born in Provo, Utah.

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Matt Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Matt Kendrick Matt Kendrick is a double bassist and composer. Born in Greenville, North Carolina, U.S., he currently lives in Winston-Salem. Kendrick graduated from High School in Winston-Salem, where his ...more

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Mark Freiburger is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Mark Freiburger Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Stephen Mark Freiburger is an American filmmaker. Freiburger grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, attending Providence High School and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. At ...more

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Ashley Gardner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Ashley Gardner Actor, Voice acting Ashley Gardner is an American stage actress. A graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, she has an extensive resume in live theatre, as well as supporting parts in various movies and ...more

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Joe Mantello is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Joe Mantello Theatre Director, Actor, Film Director Joseph Mantello is an American actor and director best known for his work on Broadway productions of Wicked, Take Me Out and Assassins, as well as earlier in his career being one of the original ...more