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List Rules People on this list must have gone to The Actors Studio and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from The Actors Studio, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from The Actors Studio include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished The Actors Studio alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended The Actors Studio 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 The Actors Studio.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Marilyn Monroe and Jack Nicholson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to The Actors Studio?” and “Which celebrities are The Actors Studio alumni?”

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Actor Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. After ...more

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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor, film director, producer, and writer. Throughout his career, Nicholson has portrayed unique and challenging roles, many of which ...more

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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Activist, Businessperson, Entrepreneur Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver, auto racing team owner, environmentalist, social activist and philanthropist. He won numerous ...more

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Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor and film director. He is hailed for bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential ...more

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Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Activist, Television producer, Film Producer Jane Fonda is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model and fitness guru. She is a two-time Academy Award winner. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Film ...more

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Dennis Hopper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting Dennis Lee Hopper was an American actor, filmmaker, photographer, and artist. He attended the Actors Studio, making his first television appearance in 1954, and soon after appeared in two films ...more

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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Theatre Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. He is well known for playing mobsters, especially Michael Corleone in The Godfather films and Tony Montana in Scarface, ...more

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor Robert De Niro is an American actor and film producer who has starred in over 90 films. His first major film roles were in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly and the Martin Scorsese-directed ...more

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Rod Steiger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor Rodney Stephen "Rod" Steiger was an American actor known for his performances in such films as On the Waterfront, The Big Knife, Oklahoma!, The Harder They Fall, Across the Bridge, The ...more

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Tina Louise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Author, Actor, Singer Tina Louise is an American actress, singer, and author. She is best known for her role as the movie star Ginger Grant in the situation comedy, Gilligan's Island.

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Anne Bancroft is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Anna Maria Louisa Italiano, known professionally as Anne Bancroft, was an American actress associated with the Method acting school, which she had studied under Lee Strasberg. Respected for her ...more

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Darren McGavin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Actor Darren McGavin was an American actor best known for his portrayal of the grumpy father in the film A Christmas Story, and for the title role in the television horror series Kolchak: The Night ...more

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George Peppard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Film Producer, Actor George Peppard, Jr. was an American film and television actor. Peppard secured a major role when he starred alongside Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, portrayed a character based on ...more

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Eva Marie Saint is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor Eva Marie Saint is an American actress and producer. She is known for starring in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred ...more

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John Forsythe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Film Producer, Actor John Forsythe was an American stage, television, and film actor. Forsythe starred in three television series, spanning four decades and three genres: as single playboy father, Bentley Gregg, in ...more

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Pat Hingle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Film Producer, Actor Martin Patterson "Pat" Hingle was an American actor.

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Ellen Barkin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Businessperson, Film Producer, Actor Ellen Rona Barkin is an American actress, known for her roles in the films Buckaroo Banzai, The Big Easy, Sea of Love and Switch. She won an Emmy Award in 1997, for Before Women Had Wings and a ...more

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Jerry Orbach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor, Singer Jerome Bernard "Jerry" Orbach was an American actor and singer, described at his death as "one of the last bona fide leading men of the Broadway musical and global celebrity on ...more

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Harvey Keitel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Film Producer, Actor Harvey Keitel is an American actor and producer. Some of his most notable starring roles were in Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets and Taxi Driver, Ridley Scott's The Duellists and Thelma & ...more

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Sissy Spacek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor, Singer Sissy Spacek is an American actress and singer. She is an Academy Award winner and three-time Golden Globe Award winner. Spacek began her career in the early 1970s and first gained attention for ...more

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Paul Gleason is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor, Athlete Paul Xavier Gleason was an American film and television actor, known for his roles on television series such as All My Children and films such as The Breakfast Club, Trading Places, and Die

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Kim Hunter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Kim Hunter was an American film, theatre, and television actress. She won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, each as Best Supporting Actress, for her performance as Stella Kowalski ...more

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Bruce Dern is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Bruce MacLeish Dern is an American actor. He frequently takes roles as a supporting character actor, often playing villains of unstable nature. He has appeared in more than 80 feature films, and ...more

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Edie Adams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Businessperson, Comedian, Actor Edie Adams was an American businesswoman, singer, Broadway, television and film actress, and comedienne. Adams, an Emmy and Tony Award winner, "both embodied and winked at the stereotypes ...more

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Martin Sherman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright Martin Gerald Sherman is an American dramatist and screenwriter best known for his 20 stage plays which have been produced in over 55 countries. He rose to fame in 1979 with the production of ...more

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Sally Kellerman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Sally Kellerman is an American actress, activist, author, producer, singer and voice-over artist. Kellerman's acting career spans nearly 60 years, and her role as Major Margaret "Hot ...more

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Carroll Baker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor Carroll Baker Burton is an American actress. Throughout her career, Baker has enjoyed popularity as both a serious dramatic actress and as a movie sex symbol. Cast in a wide range of roles, she ...more

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Sandy Dennis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor Sandra Dale “Sandy” Dennis was an American theater and film actress. At the height of her career in the 1960s she won two Tony Awards, as well as an Oscar for her performance in Who's Afraid of ...more

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Bradford Dillman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Author, Actor Bradford Dillman is an American actor and author.

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Kim Stanley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor Kim Stanley was an American actress, primarily in television and theatre, but with occasional film performances. She began her acting career in theatre, and subsequently attended the Actors ...more

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Richard Lynch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Soldier, Musician, Actor Richard Hugh Lynch was an American actor best known for portraying villains in films and television. His film credits included The Sword and the Sorcerer, Invasion USA, The Seven-Ups, Scarecrow, ...more

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Alex Nicol is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Television director, Actor, Film Director Alex Nicol was an American actor and director. Nicol appeared in many Westerns including The Man from Laramie. He appeared in over forty feature films as well as directing many television shows ...more

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Warren Stevens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor Warren Albert Stevens was an American stage, screen, and television actor.

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Lance Henriksen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Author, Actor, Voice acting Lance James Henriksen is an American actor and artist best known to film and television audiences for his roles in science fiction, action, and horror films such as Bishop and the Weyland family ...more

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Cary Elwes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Cary Elwes, is an English-American actor, screenwriter, producer and best-selling author known for his roles in The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Days of Thunder, Bram Stoker's ...more

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Lesley Ann Warren is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor, Singer Lesley Ann Warren is an American actress and singer. She has been nominated once for an Academy Award and Emmy Award and five times for Golden Globe Award, winning one. She is known for her ...more

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Ben Gazzara is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Television director, Actor Biagio Anthony Gazzarra, known as Ben Gazzara, was an American film, stage, and Emmy Award winning television actor and director.

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Jack Lord is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Television director, Sailor, Film Producer Jack Lord is a film director, actor and a producer.

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William Marshall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Opera Singer, Actor William Horace Marshall was an American actor, director, and opera singer. He is best known for his title role in the 1972 blaxploitation classic Blacula and its sequel Scream Blacula Scream, as ...more

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Jack Betts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor Jack Richard Nelson Betts, also credited as Hunt Powers, is an American actor of film, stage, and television. A member of the Actors Studio, he started his career as a leading man in spaghetti ...more

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Anne Jackson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Acting Coach, Film Producer, Actor Anna June "Anne" Jackson is an American actress of television, stage and screen. She is the widow of actor Eli Wallach. In 1956 she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured ...more

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George Maharis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor, Singer, Artist George Maharis is an American actor who portrayed Buz Murdock in the first three seasons of the TV series Route 66. Maharis also recorded numerous pop music albums at the height of his fame, and ...more

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Daniel DeWeldon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
DanielDeWeldon added Daniel DeWeldon Actor Daniel Felix de Weldon is an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer. de Weldon is a native of Washington, D.C. and Newport, Rhode Island. He is the son of the late sculptor Felix de ...more

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Daniel DeWeldon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
DanielDeWeldon added Daniel DeWeldon

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Martin Landau is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Elegia More added Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Martin Landau is an American film and television actor. His career started in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest. He ...more

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Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
DadofASactress added Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. was an American actor, director and producer. He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke and Dan August. His breakout film role was as ...more

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Rip Torn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
DadofASactress added Actor, Voice acting

Torn studied at the Actors Studio in New York under Lee Strasberg, becoming a prolific stage actor, appearing in the original cast of Tennessee Williams' play Sweet Bird of Youth, and reprising the role in the film and television adaptations. While in New York, Torn introduced his cousin Sissy Spacek to the entertainment business, and helped her enroll in the Actors Studio.

Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn, Jr. is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian. Torn received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in Cross Creek. His work ...more