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Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 14k views75 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Businessperson, Television producer

    Age50

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA

    NationalityUnited 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 the...  more

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  • 2
    Model, Actor

    AgeDec. at 60 (1950-2011)

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 television...  more
  • 3

    Age57

    BirthplaceFort Jackson, South Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 she...  more

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  • 4
    Artist, Film Director

    Age58

    BirthplaceFairfield, Connecticut, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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
  • 5
    Actor, Singer

    Age48

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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, DodgeBall: A True...  more
  • 6
    Author, Actor

    Age53

    BirthplaceBroken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA

    NationalityUnited 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 her...  more

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  • 7
    Comedian, Actor

    Age54

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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, EuroTrip...  more
  • 8
    Theatrical producer, Fiddler

    Age39

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 White...  more

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  • 9
    Actor, Voice acting

    Age64

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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, Gremlins, and Daddy's...  more

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  • 10

    Age53

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Julianne Morris (born May 8, 1968 in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American actress....  more
  • 11
    Television director, Television producer

    Age45

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Concord

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 he...  more
  • 12

    Age51

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America, United Kingdom

    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
  • 13
    Theatre Director, Songwriter

    Age70

    BirthplaceKentucky, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Tum...  more
  • 14
    Theatre Director, Theatrical producer

    Age67

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Academy...  more
  • 15
    Comedian, Musician

    Age54

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 played the role...  more

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  • 16
    Entrepreneur, Actor

    Age43

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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, Drowning...  more

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  • 17
    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age44

    BirthplaceStatesboro, Georgia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 co-created...  more

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  • 18
    Actor, Voice acting

    Age67

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 appeared in...  more
  • 19
    Scenic Designer, Lighting designer

    Age48

    BirthplaceLawrence, Massachusetts

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Internationally...  more
  • 20
    Songwriter, Musician

    Age59

    BirthplaceDurham, North Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John P. Kee (born John Prince Kee on June 4, 1962) is an American gospel singer and pastor....  more

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  • 21
    Bassist, Musician

    Age55

    BirthplaceRaleigh, USA, North Carolina

    NationalityUnited 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 over the...  more
  • 22

    Age56

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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....  more
  • 23
    Cinematographer

    Age53

    BirthplaceNorth Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 the...  more
  • 24
    Television director, Television producer

    Age71

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Houston

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 and...  more
  • 25
    Novelist, Screenwriter

    Age59

    BirthplaceWest Des Moines, USA, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

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