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300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School 

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Updated June 14, 2019 13.1k views 310 items

Many of the most powerful people in the world went to prep school. The children of wealthy parents - often "old money" and prep school alumni themselves - are often given the best opportunities in life, starting with top drawer education. This list of celebrities who went to prep school includes many of the more privileged actors, musicians, athletes, and politicians in the public sphere. 

What imagery does the term "prep school" bring to mind? These famous prep school alumni are sure to have worn trad uniforms in their days - khaki, OCBDs, and penny loafers. Far from the preppy fashionistas that flood the Internet these days, these celebrities are the real deal, with authentic battle scars and stories to prove it. After graduation, many have gone on to study at prestigious universities and, well, become famous.

Often private, exclusive, and expensive, college preparatory schools are designed to ready students for university & adult life. Students are shaped into well-rounded adults through challenging academics, competitive team and solo sports, and enriching extracurriculars like clubs and musical pursuits. 
Christian Slater is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 49 from New York City
Mindy Kaling is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 39 from Cambridge
James Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 79 from Los Angeles
Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 39 from New York City
Clancy Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 60 from Urbana
Whitney Cummings is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 36 from Georgetown
Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Dec. at 80 (1924-2004) from Omaha
Benicio del Toro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 52 from San Germán
Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 51 from Washington
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Dec. at 33 (1964-1997) from Madison
Salma Hayek is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 49 from Coatzacoalcos
Topher Grace is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 40 from New York City
Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 33 from New York City
Matthew Perry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 49 from USA
Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 33 from Hammersmith
Gene Siskel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Dec. at 53 (1946-1999) from Chicago
Leelee Sobieski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 32 from New York City
Jack Hanna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Jack Hanna Age 72 from Knoxville
Yeardley Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 54 from Paris
Luke Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 47 from Texas
Jodie Foster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 56 from Los Angeles
Jack Kerouac is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Dec. at 47 (1922-1969) from Lowell
Liv Tyler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 41 from New York City
Jim Rash is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 48 from Charlotte
Jennifer Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School
Age 57 from Boston