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Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Yale School of Drama and be of some renown.

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

A list made up of graduates like Meryl Streep and Paul Newman.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Yale School of Drama?” and “Which celebrities are Yale School of Drama alumni?”
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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt, Fantastic Mr. Fox
Meryl Streep is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award winner, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in The ...more
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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting
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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Sigourney Weaver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
Alien, Aliens, Alien³
Sigourney Weaver is an American actress and film producer, known for playing Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise. Following her film debut as a minor character in Annie Hall, Weaver quickly came ...more
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Robert Klein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
The Last Unicorn, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Reign Over Me
Robert Klein is an American stand-up comedian, singer and actor.
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Henry Winkler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
The Waterboy, Night Shift, Happy Days
Henry Franklin Winkler, OBE is an American actor, director, comedian, producer and author. Winkler is best known for his role as Arthur Fonzarelli in the 1970s American sitcom Happy Days. ...more
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Paul Giamatti is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
Sideways, Saving Private Ryan, The Illusionist
Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti is an American actor. Giamatti began his career as a supporting actor in several films produced during the 1990s including The Truman Show, The Negotiator, and Man ...more
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David Alan Grier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
In Living Color, Jumanji, The Woodsman
David Alan Grier, also known as DAG, is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his work on the sketch comedy television show In Living Color.
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Angela Bassett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
Boyz n the Hood, Meet the Robinsons, Malcolm X
Angela Evelyn Bassett Vance is an American actress and film director. She has become well known for her biographical film roles portraying real-life women, including Tina Turner in What's Love ...more
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Joan Van Ark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
Knots Landing, Frogs, McMillan & Wife
Joan Van Ark is an American actress, most notable for her role as Valene Ewing in the primetime soap opera Knots Landing. A life member of The Actors Studio, she has also received a Theatre ...more
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Dick Cavett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
Forrest Gump, Beetlejuice, Annie Hall
Richard Alva "Dick" Cavett is an American former television talk show host known for his conversational style and in-depth discussions. Cavett appeared regularly on nationally ...more
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Sanaa Lathan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Blade, Out of Time
Sanaa McCoy Lathan is an American actress and voice actress. She has starred in many films, including the box-office hits The Best Man and the 2013 sequel, Love & Basketball, Brown Sugar, ...more
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Patricia Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
Shutter Island, The Green Mile, Friends with Benefits
Patricia Davies Clarkson is an American actress. She has starred in many leading and supporting roles in films such as The Station Agent, The Green Mile, Far from Heaven, High Art, Dogville, ...more
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John Turturro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Transformers
John Michael Turturro is an American actor, writer and director known for his roles in the films Do the Right Thing, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, Quiz Show, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where ...more
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Polly Draper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
Thirtysomething, Our Idiot Brother, Obvious Child
Polly Carey Draper is an American actress, writer, producer, and director. Draper received several awards, including a Writers Guild of America Award, and is noted for speaking in a ...more
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Courtney B. Vance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
The Hunt for Red October, Final Destination 5, Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Courtney Bernard Vance is an American actor. He is notable for his roles in the feature film The Hunt for Red October and the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, in which he ...more
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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
Carrie, The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is an American playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer best known for his work for Marvel Comics and for the television series Glee and Big Love. He is Chief ...more
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Liev Schreiber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
Scream 3, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Salt
Isaac Liev Schreiber is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He became known during the late 1990s and early 2000s, having appeared in several independent films, and later ...more
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Tony Shalhoub is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
Monk, Men in Black, Wings
Anthony Marcus "Tony" Shalhoub is an American actor. His television work includes the roles of Antonio Scarpacci in Wings and detective Adrian Monk in the TV series Monk, for which he ...more
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Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
The Daily Show, The Aristocrats, Lewis Black: Black on Broadway
Lewis Niles Black is an American comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is known for his angry face, comedy and style, which often includes simulating a mental breakdown, or ...more
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Alan Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
NYPD Blue, The Last Temptation of Christ, L.A. Law
Alan Rosenberg is an American actor of both stage and screen. From 2005 to 2009, he was president of the Screen Actors Guild, the principal motion picture industry on-screen performers' union.
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Ernie Hudson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
Ghostbusters, The Crow, Ghostbusters II
Ernest Lee "Ernie" Hudson Sr. is an American actor known for his roles as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series, Sergeant Albrecht in The Crow, and Warden Leo Glynn on
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Delbert Mann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
Lover Come Back, Marty, That Touch of Mink
Delbert Martin Mann, Jr. was an American television and film director. He won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Director for the film Marty. It was the ...more
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Enrico Colantoni is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
Veronica Mars, Galaxy Quest, A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Enrico Colantoni is a Canadian actor, best known for portraying Elliot DiMauro in the sitcom Just Shoot Me!, Keith Mars on the television series Veronica Mars, and Sergeant Greg Parker on the ...more
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David Clennon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
The Thing, Being There, Syriana
David Clennon is an American actor. Best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of Miles Drentel in the ABC series thirtysomething and Once and Again, as well as his role as Palmer in the John ...more
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Robin Strasser is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni
One Life to Live, Another World, White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd
Robin Strasser is an American actress, best known for her role as Dorian Lord on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live.