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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

Age: Dec. at 36 (1926-1962)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comic "blonde bombshell" characters, she ...more

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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 78

Birthplace: Neptune City, New Jersey, United States of America

John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker who has performed for over sixty years. He is known for playing a wide range of starring or supporting roles, ...more

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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Activist, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He won and was ...more

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Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor

Age: Died at 80 (1924-2004)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Marlon Brando Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor and film director. With a career spanning 60 years, he is well-regarded for his cultural influence on 20th-century film. ...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

Age: 81

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an American actress, political activist and former fashion model. She is the recipient of various accolades including two Academy Awards, two BAFTA ...more

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Dennis Hopper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Age: Dec. at 74 (1936-2010)

Birthplace: Dodge City, Kansas, United States of America

Dennis Lee Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010) was an American actor, filmmaker, photographer, and artist. He attended the Actors Studio, made his first television appearance in 1954, and soon ...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

Age: 78

Birthplace: East Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940), known professionally as Al Pacino, is an American actor and filmmaker who has had a career spanning more than five decades. He has received numerous ...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

Age: 75

Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States of America

Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. (, Italian: [de ˈniːro]; born August 17, 1943) is an American-Italian actor, producer, and director. He is a recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy ...more

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Rod Steiger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor

Age: Died at 77 (1925-2002)

Birthplace: Westhampton, New York, USA

Rodney Stephen Steiger (April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002) was an American actor, noted for his portrayal of offbeat, often volatile and crazed characters. Cited as "one of Hollywood's most ...more

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Tina Louise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Author, Actor, Singer

Age: 85

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Anne Bancroft is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: Dec. at 74 (1931-2005)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Anna Maria Louisa Italiano (September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005), known professionally as Anne Bancroft, was an American actress, director, screenwriter, and singer associated with the method ...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

Age: Dec. at 84 (1922-2006)

Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States of America

William Lyle Richardson (May 7, 1922 – February 25, 2006), known professionally as Darren McGavin, was an American actor. He was known for his portrayals of worldly, often somewhat gruff ...more

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George Peppard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: Dec. at 66 (1928-1994)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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Eva Marie Saint is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor

Age: 94

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

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John Forsythe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: Dec. at 92 (1918-2010)

Birthplace: Penns Grove, New Jersey, United States of America

John Forsythe (born January 29, 1918 – April 1, 2010) was an American stage, film/television actor, producer, narrator, drama teacher and philanthropist whose career spanned six decades. He also ...more
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Pat Hingle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: Died at 85 (1924-2009)

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Martin Patterson Hingle (July 19, 1924 – January 3, 2009) was an American character actor who appeared in hundreds of television shows and feature films. His first film was On the Waterfront in ...more

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Ellen Barkin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Businessperson, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 64

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Ellen Rona Barkin (born April 16, 1954) is an American actress and producer. Her breakthrough role was in the 1982 film Diner, and in the following years she had starring roles in films such as ...more

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Jerry Orbach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor, Singer

Age: Dec. at 69 (1935-2004)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Jerome Bernard Orbach (October 20, 1935 – December 28, 2004) was an American actor and singer, described at the time of his death as "one of the last bona fide leading men of the Broadway ...more

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Harvey Keitel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: 79

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Harvey Keitel ( ky-TEL; born May 13, 1939) is an American actor and producer. He has starred in films such as Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), The Duellists (1977), Bugsy (1991), Thelma ...more

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Sissy Spacek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor, Singer

Age: 66

Birthplace: Quitman, Texas, United States of America

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Paul Gleason is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor, Athlete

Age: Dec. at 67 (1939-2006)

Birthplace: USA, New Jersey, Jersey City

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Kim Hunter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: Dec. at 80 (1922-2002)

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Kim Hunter (born Janet Cole; November 12, 1922 – September 11, 2002) was an American film, theatre, and television actress. She won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, each as Best ...more

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Bruce Dern is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 82

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Bruce MacLeish Dern (born June 4, 1936) is an American actor, often playing supporting villainous characters of unstable nature. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor ...more

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Edie Adams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Businessperson, Comedian, Actor

Age: Dec. at 81 (1927-2008)

Birthplace: USA, Kingston, Pennsylvania

Edie Adams (born April 16, 1927 – October 15, 2008) was an American comedienne, actress, singer and businesswoman. She was an Emmy Award nominee and Tony Award winner. Adams was well known for ...more

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Martin Sherman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous The Actors Studio Alumni
Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright

Age: 80

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For the actor also credited as Martin T. Sherman, see Martin Sherman (actor)Martin Gerald Sherman (born December 22, 1938) is an American dramatist and screenwriter best known for his 20 stage ...more