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Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni

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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
Businessperson, Television producer, Singer-songwriter

Age: 47

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Jada Pinkett Smith (born September 18, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, singer-songwriter, screenwriter and businesswoman. She began her acting career in 1990, with a guest appearance on ...more

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Jeff Conaway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Model, Actor, Singer

Age: Dec. at 61 (1950-2011)

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Jeffrey Charles William Michael Conaway (October 5, 1950 – May 27, 2011) was an American actor and singer known for playing Kenickie in the movie Grease and for his roles in two American ...more
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Mary-Louise Parker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Actor

Age: 54

Birthplace: Fort Jackson, South Carolina, United States of America

Mary-Louise Parker (born August 2, 1964) is an American actress and writer. After making her stage debut as Rita in a Broadway production of Craig Lucas's Prelude to a Kiss in 1990 (for which ...more

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David LaChapelle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Artist, Film Director, Photographer

Age: 55

Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America

David LaChapelle (born March 11, 1963) is an American commercial photographer, fine-art photographer, music video director, and film director. He is best known for his photography, which often ...more
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Missi Pyle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Actor, Singer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Andrea Kay "Missi" Pyle (born November 16, 1972) is an American actress and singer. She has appeared in several films, including the award-winning films The Artist, Galaxy Quest, ...more
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Kristin Chenoweth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Author, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 50

Birthplace: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States of America

Kristin Dawn Chenoweth (; born Kristi Dawn Chenoweth, July 24, 1968) is an American actress and singer, with credits in musical theatre, film and television. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for ...more

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Diedrich Bader is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 52

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Karl Diedrich Bader (born December 24, 1966) is an American actor, voice actor and comedian. He is known for appearing in comedies, including the films The Beverly Hillbillies, Office Space, ...more
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Bridget Regan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Theatrical producer, Fiddler, Actor

Age: 37

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Bridget Catherine Regan (born February 3, 1982) is an American actress known for portrayals such as Kahlan Amnell in the television series Legend of the Seeker, Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner in ...more

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Judge Reinhold is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 61

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America

Edward Ernest "Judge" Reinhold, Jr. (born May 21, 1957) is an American actor who has starred in several Hollywood movies, such as Ruthless People, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, ...more

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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

Age: 50

Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Julianne Morris (born May 8, 1968 in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American actress.
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Jody Hill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 42

Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Concord

Jody Hill (born October 15, 1976) 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 ...more
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Jennifer Ehle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Actor

Age: 49

Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Jennifer Anne Ehle (; born December 29, 1969) is a British-American actress. She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1995 BBC miniseries Pride and ...more

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Terrence Mann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Theatre Director, Songwriter, Choreographer

Age: 67

Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky, USA

Terrence Vaughan Mann (born July 1, 1951) is an American actor, theatre director, and singer. He is known for his appearances on the Broadway stage, which include Chester Lyman in Barnum, Rum ...more
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Tom Hulce is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Theatre Director, Theatrical producer, Film Producer

Age: 65

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Thomas Edward Hulce (; born December 6, 1953) is an American actor, singer, and theater producer. He is best known for his role as Larry "Pinto" Kroger in Animal House (1978), his ...more

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Chris Parnell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Comedian, Musician, Actor

Age: 52

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Memphis

Thomas Christopher "Chris" Parnell (; born February 5, 1967) is an American actor, voice artist, comedian and singer. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998 to 2006 and ...more

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Anthony Mackie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Entrepreneur, Actor

Age: 40

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Anthony Dwane Mackie (born September 23, 1978) is an American actor. He has been featured in films, television series and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, ...more

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Danny McBride is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 42

Birthplace: Statesboro, Georgia, United States of America

Daniel Richard McBride (born December 29, 1976) is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He starred in the HBO television series Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, both of which he ...more

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Will Patton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 64

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, USA

William Rankin "Will" Patton (born June 14, 1954) is an American actor and audiobook narrator. He starred as Colonel Dan Weaver in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies. He also ...more
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Brian Sidney Bembridge ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Scenic Designer, Lighting designer

Age: 45

Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts

Brian Sidney Bembridge (born 1973) 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 ...more
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John P. Kee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Pastor

Age: 56

Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

John P. Kee (born John Prince Kee on June 4, 1962) 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
Bassist, Musician

Age: 52

Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Sean Yseult (born Shauna Reynolds; June 6, 1966) is an American rock musician. She currently plays bass in the band Star & Dagger. She has played various instruments with different bands ...more
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Catherine Dent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Actor

Age: 53

Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Catherine Grace Dent (born April 14, 1965) 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
Cinematographer

Age: 51

Birthplace: North Carolina, United States of America

Tim Orr (born 1968) 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 ...more
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Debbie Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 69

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

Deborah Kaye Allen (born January 16, 1950) is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, television director, television producer, and a former member of the President's Committee on the Arts ...more
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Peter Hedges is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

Age: 56

Birthplace: West Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America

Peter Simpson Hedges (born July 6, 1962) is an American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, film director and film producer.