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Famous North Carolina School Of The Arts Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 12.6k 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?”
  • 1
    Jada Pinkett Smith

    Jada Pinkett Smith

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Jada Pinkett Smith (born September 18, 1971) is an American actress, comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Jeff Conaway

    Jeff Conaway

    Model, Actor

    AgeDec. at 61 (1950-2011)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Jeffrey Charles William Michael Conaway (October 5, 1950 – May 27, 2011) was an American actor... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Mary-Louise Parker


    BirthplaceFort Jackson, South Carolina, United States of America

    Mary-Louise Parker (born August 2, 1964) is an American actress and writer. After making her... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    David LaChapelle

    David LaChapelle

    Artist, Film Director


    BirthplaceFairfield, Connecticut, United States of America

    David LaChapelle (born March 11, 1963) is an American commercial photographer, fine-art... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Missi Pyle

    Missi Pyle

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Andrea Kay "Missi" Pyle (born November 16, 1972) is an American actress and singer. She has... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Kristin Chenoweth

    Kristin Chenoweth

    Author, Actor


    BirthplaceBroken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Kristin Dawn Chenoweth (; born Kristi Dawn Chenoweth, July 24, 1968) is an American actress... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Diedrich Bader

    Diedrich Bader

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, Virginia

    Karl Diedrich Bader (born December 24, 1966) is an American actor, voice actor and comedian.... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Bridget Regan

    Bridget Regan

    Theatrical producer, Fiddler


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Bridget Catherine Regan (born February 3, 1982) is an American actress known for portrayals... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Judge Reinhold

    Judge Reinhold

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceWilmington, USA, Delaware

    Edward Ernest "Judge" Reinhold, Jr. (born May 21, 1957) is an American actor who has starred... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Julianne Morris

    Julianne Morris



    BirthplaceColumbia, 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

    Jody Hill

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Concord

    Jody Hill (born October 15, 1976) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. In... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Jennifer Ehle


    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    Jennifer Anne Ehle (; born December 29, 1969) is a British-American actress. She won the BAFTA... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Terrence Mann

    Terrence Mann

    Theatre Director, Songwriter


    BirthplaceAshland, Kentucky, United States of America

    Terrence Vaughan Mann (born July 1, 1951) is an American actor, theatre director, and singer.... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Tom Hulce

    Tom Hulce

    Theatre Director, Theatrical producer


    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Thomas Edward Hulce (; born December 6, 1953) is an American actor, singer, and theater... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Chris Parnell

    Chris Parnell

    Comedian, Musician


    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA

    Thomas Christopher "Chris" Parnell (; born February 5, 1967) is an American actor, voice... more on Wikipedia

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    #53 of 94 The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time#56 of 69 The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni

  • 16
    Anthony Mackie

    Anthony Mackie

    Entrepreneur, Actor


    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Anthony Dwane Mackie (born September 23, 1978) is an American actor. He has been featured in... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Danny McBride

    Danny McBride

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceStatesboro, Georgia, United States of America

    Daniel Richard McBride (born December 29, 1976) is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Will Patton

    Will Patton

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina, USA

    William Rankin "Will" Patton (born June 14, 1954) is an American actor and audiobook narrator.... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Brian Sidney Bembridge

    Brian Sidney Bembridge

    Scenic Designer, Lighting designer


    BirthplaceLawrence, Massachusetts

    Brian Sidney Bembridge (born 1973) is an American scenic, lighting, and costume designer for... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    John P. Kee

    John P. Kee

    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceDurham, 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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  • 21
    Shauna Reynolds

    Shauna Reynolds

    Bassist, Musician


    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

    Sean Yseult (born Shauna Reynolds; June 6, 1966) is an American rock musician. She currently... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Catherine Dent


    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

    Catherine Grace Dent (born April 14, 1965) is an American actress. She is best known for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Tim Orr

    Tim Orr



    BirthplaceNorth Carolina, United States of America

    Tim Orr (born 1968) is an American cinematographer known mostly for his work with director... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Debbie Allen

    Debbie Allen

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Deborah Kaye Allen (born January 16, 1950) is an American actress, dancer, choreographer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    Peter Hedges

    Novelist, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceWest Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America

    Peter Simpson Hedges (born July 6, 1962) is an American novelist, playwright, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia