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Famous Yale School Of Drama Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 22.8k views95 items

List RulesPeople 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 Streep1

    Meryl Streep

    The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt

    Age71

    BirthplaceSummit, New Jersey, United States of America

    Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress. Often described as the...  more

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  • Paul Newman2

    Paul Newman

    Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    AgeDec. at 83 (1925-2008)

    BirthplaceShaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

    Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film...  more

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  • Sigourney Weaver3

    Sigourney Weaver

    Alien, Aliens

    Age66

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver (; born October 8, 1949) is an American actress. Dubbed...  more

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  • Robert Klein4

    Robert Klein

    The Last Unicorn, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

    Age78

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Robert Klein (born February 8, 1942) is an American stand-up comedian, singer, and actor. He...  more

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  • Henry Winkler5

    Henry Winkler

    The Waterboy, Night Shift

    Age74

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Henry Franklin Winkler OBE (born October 30, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, director,...  more

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  • Paul Giamatti6

    Paul Giamatti

    Sideways, Saving Private Ryan

    Age53

    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (; born June 6, 1967) is an American actor and producer. He...  more

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  • David Alan Grier7

    David Alan Grier

    In Living Color, Jumanji

    Age64

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    David Alan Grier (born June 30, 1956) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for...  more

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  • Angela Bassett8

    Angela Bassett

    Boyz n the Hood, Meet the Robinsons

    Age62

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, USA

    Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress and activist known for her...  more

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  • Joan Van Ark9

    Joan Van Ark

    Knots Landing, Frogs

    Age77

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Joan Van Ark (born June 16, 1943) is an American actress, known for her role as Valene Ewing...  more
  • Dick Cavett10

    Dick Cavett

    Forrest Gump, Beetlejuice

    Age83

    BirthplaceGibbon, Nebraska, United States of America

    Richard Alva Cavett (; born November 19, 1936) is an American television personality, comedian...  more

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  • Sanaa Lathan11

    Sanaa Lathan

    AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Blade

    Age49

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Sanaa McCoy Lathan (born September 19, 1971) is an American actress. As a voice actress, from...  more

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  • Patricia Clarkson12

    Patricia Clarkson

    Shutter Island, The Green Mile

    Age60

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Patricia Davies Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an American actress. She has starred in...  more

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  • John Turturro13

    John Turturro

    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    Age58

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    John Michael Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an American character actor, writer and...  more

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    Polly Draper

    Thirtysomething, Our Idiot Brother

    Age65

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Gary

    Polly Carey Draper (born June 15, 1955) is an American actress, writer, producer, and...  more
  • Courtney B. Vance15

    Courtney B. Vance

    The Hunt for Red October, Final Destination 5

    Age60

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Courtney Bernard Vance (born March 12, 1960) is an American actor notable for his roles in the...  more

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  • Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa16

    Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

    Carrie, The Town That Dreaded Sundown

    Age47

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (born 1973) is a Nicaraguan-American playwright, screenwriter, and...  more
  • Liev Schreiber17

    Liev Schreiber

    Scream 3, X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    Age52

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Isaac Liev Schreiber (; born October 4, 1967) is an American actor, director, screenwriter,...  more

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  • Tony Shalhoub18

    Tony Shalhoub

    Monk, Men in Black

    Age66

    BirthplaceUSA, Wisconsin, Green Bay

    Anthony Marcus Shalhoub ( shəL-HOOB; born October 9, 1953) is an American actor. He is widely...  more
  • Lewis Black19

    Lewis Black

    The Daily Show, The Aristocrats

    Age72

    BirthplaceSilver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Alan Rosenberg20

    Alan Rosenberg

    NYPD Blue, The Last Temptation of Christ

    Age70

    BirthplacePassaic, USA, New Jersey

    Alan Rosenberg (born October 4, 1950) is an American stage and screen actor. Rosenberg is...  more
  • Ernie Hudson21

    Ernie Hudson

    Ghostbusters, The Crow

    Age74

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Benton Harbor

    Earnest Lee Hudson (born December 17, 1945) is an American character actor. He has appeared in...  more
  • Delbert Mann22

    Delbert Mann

    Lover Come Back, Marty

    AgeDec. at 87 (1920-2007)

    BirthplaceLawrence, Kansas, United States of America

    Delbert Martin Mann Jr. (January 30, 1920 – November 11, 2007) was an American television and...  more
  • Enrico Colantoni23

    Enrico Colantoni

    Veronica Mars, Galaxy Quest

    Age57

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Enrico Colantoni (born February 14, 1963) is a Canadian actor and director, best known for...  more
  • David Clennon24

    David Clennon

    The Thing, Being There

    Age77

    BirthplaceWaukegan, USA, Illinois

    David Clennon (born May 10, 1943) is an American actor. He is known for his Emmy-nominated...  more
  • Robin Strasser25

    Robin Strasser

    One Life to Live, Another World

    Age75

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Robin Strasser (born May 7, 1945) is an American actress, best known for her role as Dorian...  more