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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, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. After spending much of her childhood ...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 Michael Corleone in The Godfather films and Tony Montana in Scarface, and often appeared on ...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 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