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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author
Peter Simpson Hedges is an American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and film director.