New York University; Entertainment

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Annes Kim TSOA 1998 BFA

DJ SWB; BSA 2006.

Eulalie Spence BS 1937: Broadway

1. Aziz Ansari

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. His family is from Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. He graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Math and Science in ...

BS 2004.

2. Paul Thomas Anderson

Director | There Will Be Blood

Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. His father was the first man on his block to own a V.C.R., and from a very early age Anderson had an infinite number of titles available to him. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making...

TSOA 1993; dropped out after 2 days.

3. Ashley Argota

Actress | The Fosters

Ashley Argota is best known for her role as Lulu in Nickelodeon's hit show, True Jackson, VP (2008), and also as Kelly in Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures (2011). She starred in Disney's hit Broadway musical, "The Lion King", as Young Nala, at only 11 years old. She has appeared on TV shows ...

nursing, current student

4. Alec Baldwin

Actor | The Departed

Alec Baldwin is the oldest, and best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin). Alexander Rae Baldwin III was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, the son of Carol Newcomb (nee Martineau) Baldwin and ...

TSOA BFA 1993.

5. Kristen Bell

Actress | Frozen

Kristen Anne Bell (born 1980) is an American actress and singer. She was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, and is the daughter of Lorelei (Frygier), a nurse, and Tom Bell, a television news director. Her ancestry is Polish (mother) and German, English, Irish, and Scottish (father). ...

TSOA 1998-2001.

6. Julie Benz

Actress | Dexter

Julie Benz was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on May 1, 1972. Julie's father is a Pittsburgh surgeon and her mother is a figure ice skater. The family settled in nearby Murrysville, when Julie was two, and she started ice skating at age three. She competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in ...

TSOA 1994; BFA.

8. Alexis Bledel

Actress | Gilmore Girls

Kimberly Alexis Bledel was born in Houston, Texas, to Nanette (Dozier) and Martin Bledel. Her parents are both Spanish-speakers (her mother was born in Arizona and raised in Mexico, and her father was born in Argentina), and Alexis's ancestry includes Danish, Welsh, English, Scottish, Irish, and ...

TSOA

9. Barry Bostwick

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tall (6' 4"), agile, energetic, and ever-so-confident as both actor and singer, especially on the award-winning Broadway stage, Barry Bostwick possesses that certain narcissistic poise, charm and élan that reminds one instantly (and humorously) of a Kevin Kline -- both were quite brilliant in their...

TSOA

10. Martin Brest

Director | Scent of a Woman

Martin Brest was born on August 8, 1951 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and actor, known for Scent of a Woman (1992), Midnight Run (1988) and Beverly Hills Cop (1984).

TSOA 1973; BFA.

TSOA

TSOA: President of Wind Dance Films.

13. Vinnette Carroll

Actress | The Reivers

Vinnette Carroll was born on March 11, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress and director, known for The Reivers (1969), ITV Play of the Week (1955) and The American Parade (1974). She died on November 5, 2002 in Lauderhill, Florida, USA.

Arts 1946 MA; first African American woman to direct on Broadway.

14. Jennifer Charles

Actress | The Game

Jennifer Charles was born on November 15, 1968 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

TSOA 1990; BFA.

15. Chris Columbus

Producer | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "...

TSOA

16. Bud Cort

Actor | Harold and Maude

Bud Cort, American actor/comedian, was born Walter Edward Cox in New Rochelle, New York. The second of five children, he grew up in Rye, New York, the son of Joseph P. Cox, an orchestra leader, pianist, and owner of a successful men's clothing store in Rye, and Alma M. Court a former newspaper and ...

TSOA 1967-1969.

17. Billy Crudup

Actor | Almost Famous

Known as much for his rigorous career choices as for his talent and chiseled good looks, Billy Crudup has been straddling the line between serious actor and "it" leading man for several years.

Crudup was born in 1968 in Manhasset, New York (a Long Island suburb), the middle child in a family of ...

TSOA 1994 MFA.

18. Alan Shapiro

Altered States

Writer/Director Alan Shapiro studied at New York University film school, where his first student production, Briefly...Brian, won NYU best student film in 1978 and was selected to screen at Cannes, New York's Museum of Modern Art, and on PBS, and helped him raise enough grant money to finance a ...

TSOA 1981; BFA.

19. Billy Crystal

Actor | Forget Paris

Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were Jewish immigrants ...

TSOA 1970 BFA.

20. John Cusack

Actor | Grosse Pointe Blank

John Cusack is, like most of his characters, an unconventional hero. Wary of fame and repelled by formulaic Hollywood fare, he has built a successful career playing underdogs and odd men out--all the while avoiding the media spotlight. John was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish-American ...

TSOA

21. Julie Delpy

Actress | Trois couleurs: Blanc

Julie Delpy was born in Paris, France, in 1969 to Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet, both actors.

She was first featured in Jean-Luc Godard's Détective (1985) at the age of fourteen. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers (...

TSOA

22. Drea de Matteo

Actress | The Sopranos

Andrea Donna de Matteo, called Drea (pronounced "dray"), was born on January 19, 1972 in Queens, New York, into an affluent family, the youngest of three children and the only girl. She is the daughter of Donna, a playwright and playwriting teacher at HB Studio in New York, and Albert A. De Matteo,...

TSOA

23. Amanda Detmer

Actress | The Majestic

Amanda Detmer was born on September 27, 1971 in Chico, California, USA as Amanda Jeannette Detmer. She is an actress, known for The Majestic (2001), Final Destination (2000) and Big Fat Liar (2002). She has been married to John Peter Crickellas since 2007. She was previously married to Bernardo ...

TSOA MFA.

24. Tony DiSanto

Producer | Teen Wolf

Tony DiSanto is known for his work on Teen Wolf (2011), Sorry Not Sorry (2017) and The Andy Milonakis Show (2005).

TSOA

25. Michael Dougherty

Writer | Trick 'r Treat

Michael Dougherty was born on October 28, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Trick 'r Treat (2007), Krampus (2015) and Superman Returns (2006).

TSOA MFA

26. Matthew Morrison

Actor | Glee

It took a summer of acting in a children's theater group to convince Matthew Morrison that he wanted to become an actor. He auditioned and attended Orange County High School of the Arts, and followed that with NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, although he didn't enjoy his college foray. Despite a ...

TSOA 1993 BFA.

27. Lisa Edelstein

Actress | House M.D.

From her role as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the hit Fox series "House" to her starring role as Abby McCarthy in Bravo's first scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce," Lisa Edelstein's range of roles are as diverse as her talent. Set for a Summer 2018 Season 5 premiere, "Girlfriends' Guide" is a ...

TSOA 1988 BFA.

28. Kathryn Erbe

Actress | Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Kathryn Erbe was born on July 5, 1965 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA as Kathryn Elsbeth Erbe. She is known for her work on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), Stir of Echoes (1999) and What About Bob? (1991). She was previously married to Terry Kinney.

TSOA

29. Raúl Esparza

Actor | Find Me Guilty

Raúl Esparza was born on October 24, 1970 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA as Raúl Eduardo Esparza. He is an actor, known for Find Me Guilty (2006), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Ferdinand (2017). He was previously married to Michelle Marie Perez.

TSOA 1992 BFA.

30. Dakota Fanning

Actress | War of the Worlds

Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and ...

current student

31. Mitch Fatel

Writer | Mitch Fatel Is Magical

Mitch Fatel is a writer and actor, known for Mitch Fatel Is Magical (2009), Comedy Central Presents (1998) and Just for Laughs (2002).

TSOA 1988

32. Wayne Federman

Actor | Curb Your Enthusiasm

Wayne Federman is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer, and musician. He is best known for his stand-up comedy appearances, his recurring role on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and his many film and television roles.

Wayne grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and Plantation, Florida. His first ...

TSOA 1981.

33. Bridget Fonda

Actress | A Simple Plan

Bridget Jane Fonda was born in Los Angeles, California, to Susan Brewer and actor Peter Fonda. She is the granddaughter of Henry Fonda and niece of Jane Fonda, both famous actors. Bridget made her film debut at age five as an extra in Easy Rider (1969), but first became interested in acting after ...

TSOA 1987 BFA.

34. Marc Forster

Producer | World War Z

Marc Forster is a German-born filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the films Monster's Ball (2001), Finding Neverland (2004), Stay (2005), Stranger than Fiction (2006), The Kite Runner (2007), Quantum of Solace (2008), and World War Z (2013).

His breakthrough film was Monster's...

TSOA 1990-1993;

35. Griffin Frazen

Actor | Grounded for Life

Griffin Frazen was born on October 8, 1987 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Griffin James Frazen. He is an actor, known for Grounded for Life (2001), Beyond the City Limits (2001) and Please Give (2010).

BA 2009.

36. Melissa Gallo

Actress | One Life to Live

Melissa Gallo is an actress, known for One Life to Live (1968), Let It Be Me (1995) and American Born (1990).

TSOA 2003, BFA.

37. Edi Gathegi

Actor | X: First Class

Edi Gathegi was born on March 10, 1979 in Nairobi, Kenya as Edi Mue Gathegi. He is an actor and producer, known for X-Men: First Class (2011), StartUp (2016) and The Last Thing He Wanted (2020).

TSOA

38. Jordan Gelber

Actor | The Taking of Pelham 123

Jordan Gelber is an actor, known for The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), Dark Horse (2011) and The Warriors (2005).

TSOA

39. Lady Gaga

Soundtrack | A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American songwriter, singer, actress, philanthropist, dancer and fashion designer.

Gaga was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City, to Cynthia Louise (Bissett), a philanthropist and business executive, and Joseph Anthony ...

TSOA

40. Gina Gershon

Actress | Showgirls

Since making her uncredited debut as a dancer in Beatlemania (1981), Gina Gershon has established herself as a character actress and one of the leading icons of American camp. For it was fourteen years after her movie debut that Gina made movie history as the predatory bisexual who was the leading ...

TSOA 1983; BFA.

41. Donald Glover

Actor | Solo: A Star Wars Story

The multi-talented Donald Glover is a writer, actor, musician, comedian, producer and director, who performs under the stage names Childish Gambino and mcDJ. He was born Donald McKinley Glover at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (...

TSOA 2006 BFA.

42. Louis Gossett Jr.

Actor | An Officer and a Gentleman

Louis Gossett Jr. is one of the most respected and beloved actors on stage, screen and television and is also an accomplished writer, producer and director. Off-screen he is a social activist, educator and author dedicated to enriching the lives of others. Gossett was the first African-American to ...

CAS 1959 BA.

43. Jennifer Graziano

Producer | Mob Wives

Jennifer Graziano is the Founder and Executive Producer of JustJenn Productions, which she established in 2010 upon the sale of her hit series, "Mob Wives." During the show's six season run, Jennifer capitalized on her success in the unscripted space and invested in a scripted initiative, setting ...

NYU Steinhardt

44. Bryan Greenberg

Actor | How to Make It in America

Bryan Greenberg was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Denise "Denny" and Carl Greenberg, who are both psychologists. He has a sister, Becca. His family is Jewish. At the age of twelve, Greenberg moved to St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, MO. Having ...

TSOA

45. Peter Guber

Producer | Innerspace

Peter Guber, Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group, has been a force in the entertainment industry for over thirty years. He has leveraged his creativity and business acumen into record-breaking profits and critical acclaim, establishing him as an enormously successful executive and ...

Stern MBA

46. Matthew Gray Gubler

Actor | (500) Days of Summer

Matthew Gray Gubler is an Emmy award winning actor, director, producer, painter, and voice over actor from Las Vegas Nevada. While studying film directing at NYU he interned for Wes Anderson who gave him his first feature film role as Bill Murray's loyal intern "Nico" in The Life Aquatic with Steve...

TSOA 2002 MFA.

47. Michael C. Hall

Actor | Dexter

Michael C. Hall was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Janice (Styons), a guidance counselor, and William Carlyle Hall, who worked for IBM. Michael is a graduate of NYU's Master of Fine Arts program in acting. He is known for the titular character "Dexter" in Dexter (2006) and as mortician "David ...

TSOA 1996 MFA

48. Regina Hall

Actress | Girls Trip

Regina Hall was born December 12, 1970 in Washington, D.C., to Ruby, a teacher, and Odie Hall, a contractor. She graduated from Fordham University in 1992, and went on to earn a master's degree in journalism from New York University before shifting to an acting career. In 1997 at age 26, she began ...

MA 1997.

49. Wood Harris

Actor | Remember the Titans

Harris was born Sherwin David Harris in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Mattie Harris. However, he works under his nickname, "Wood". Attended New York University Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School. Has performed in many films and various stage productions including plays by August Wilson, ...

TSOA 1983 MFA

50. Anne Hathaway

Actress | Les Misérables

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series ...

TSOA

51. Ethan Hawke

Actor | Training Day

Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas, to Leslie Carole (Green), a charity worker, and James Steven Hawke, an insurance actuary. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5 years old. His mother raised him alone for the ...

CAS

52. Amy Heckerling

Writer | Clueless

Amy Heckerling studied Film and TV at New York University and got a Masters Degree in Film from The American Film Institute. Despite this education she couldn't get a break in Hollywood. However, in 1982, she made Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), and people started to take notice. In 1985, ...

TSOA BFA

53. Anohni

Soundtrack | V for Vendetta

Anohni is a singer, songwriter and visual artist originally releasing chamber pop music under the name Antony and the Johnsons. In 2005, her album 'I Am a Bird Now' won the Mercury Music Prize and considerable success. In 2016, under the name Anohni, she released Hopelessness, an electronic dance ...

TSOA ETW 1992 BFA.

54. Israel Hicks

Producer | Striker

Israel Hicks was born on August 23, 1943 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA as Israel Theo Hicks. He was an actor and producer, known for Striker (1976), On Being Black (1968) and Christ Is Risen (1976). He was married to Renée Harriston and Catherine. He died on July 3, 2010 in Sleepy Hollow, New ...

MFA

55. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor | The Master

Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ...

TSOA 1989 BFA

56. Todd Holoubek

Writer | The State

Todd Holoubek was born on September 10, 1969 in Ixonia, Wisconsin, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for The State (1993), The Ten (2007) and Reno 911!: Miami (2007).

TSOA 2002 BFA

57. Wendy Hoopes

Actress | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Wendy Hoopes was born on November 4, 1972 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is an actress and director, known for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003) and Daria in 'Is It College Yet?' (2002).

TSOA 2002 BFA.

58. Bryce Dallas Howard

Actress | Jurassic World

Bryce Dallas Howard was born on March 2, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. She was conceived in Dallas, Texas (the reason for her middle name). Her father, Ron Howard, is a former actor turned Oscar-winning director. Her mother is actress and writer Cheryl Howard (née Alley). Her famous relatives ...

TSOA

59. Neal Huff

Actor | Spotlight

Neal Huff was born in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Spotlight (2015), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and Split (2016).

TSOA MFA

60. Felicity Huffman

Actress | Transamerica

Felicity toiled away for 20 years in ill fated television shows, Broadway plays, and independent films in the shadow of her successful husband, actor William H. Macy. Then she got the part of Lynette Scavo in the television series Desperate Housewives (2004) and Bree in the film Transamerica (2005)...

TSOA

61. Tamara Jenkins

Director | The Savages

Tamara Jenkins was born on May 2, 1962 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is married to Jim Taylor.

TSOA

62. Jim Jarmusch

Director | Broken Flowers

Moved to New York City at the age of seventeen from Akron, Ohio. Graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English, class of '75. Without any prior film experience, he was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, New York.

TSOA

63. Alexa Ray Joel

Actress | Family Guy

Alexa Ray Joel was born on December 29, 1985 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Family Guy (1999), Extra with Billy Bush (1994) and Project Runway (2004).

TSOA

64. Kristen Johnston

Actress | 3rd Rock from the Sun

Kristen Johnston studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York City.

She won two Emmys for her role on 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996). She has appeared on many other television shows, including Ugly Betty (2006), ER (1994), Bored to Death (2009) and, perhaps most memorably, ...

TSOA BFA

65. Jeffrey Katzenberg

Producer | Shrek

Jeffrey Katzenberg was born on December 21, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer, known for Shrek (2001), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) and The Prince of Egypt (1998). He has been married to Marilyn Katzenberg since 1975. They have two children.

TSOA

66. Eriq La Salle

Actor | ER

Born and raised in Hartford, CT, as one of four children. Studied two years at Juilliard and graduated from New York University graduate theater program with a B.F.A. degree in theater. Meanwhile he participated in the first of Joseph Papp's Shakespeare productions at the Park theater company. ...

TSOA BFA

67. Daniel Dae Kim

Actor | Lost

Daniel Dae Kim has made a career of creating multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles as an actor, director and now, producer. Prior to his seven-season portrayal of Chin Ho Kelly on "Hawaii Five-0," Kim was best known for his role as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series "Lost," for which he shared ...

TSOA 1996 MFA

68. Stanley Kramer

Producer | Judgment at Nuremberg

Stanley Kramer was born on September 29, 1913 in Hell's Kitchen [now Clinton], Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Stanley Earl Abramson. He was a producer and director, known for Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) and Inherit the Wind (1960). He was married to ...

TSOA BFA 1993.

69. Peter Krause

Actor | Six Feet Under

Peter William Krause was born on August 12, 1965 in Alexandria, Minnesota. Both his parents were teachers, and he has a sister and brother. He was raised in Roseville, Minnesota. He graduated in 1987 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, with a degree in English literature. In ...

TSOA

70. Martin Kunert

Producer | Fear

Martin Kunert was born in Poland as Martin Kunert-Dziewanowski. He is a producer and writer, known for Fear (2000), Renegade Force (1998) and Campfire Tales (1997).

TSOA

71. Tony Kushner

Writer | Lincoln

Tony Kushner's play "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes" earned him the Pulitzer Prize, among many other awards. His other acclaimed plays include "Slavs", "Homebody/Kabul" and "Caroline, or Change". He has collaborated with children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak on ...

TSOA 1984 MFA.

72. Ang Lee

Director | Wo hu cang long

Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ...

73. Spike Lee

Director | Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. He attended ...

TSOA 1982 MFA

74. Thomas Lennon

Actor | Reno 911!

Thomas Lennon is a writer and actor from Oak Park, Illinois. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he was a member of the influential sketch comedy group The State. The State's hit television series ran on MTV for three seasons and received an Ace Award nomination ...

75. Ken Leung

Actor | The Sopranos

Ken Leung was raised in the Two Bridges section of the Lower East Side in New York City. His family moved to Midwood, Brooklyn where he grew up before finishing high school in Old Bridge, New Jersey. He attended NYU and studied acting with Catherine Russell and Nan Smithner, then briefly with Anne ...

BA

76. Bai Ling

Actress | Red Corner

Bai Ling is recognized for unbridled freedom and creativity, Bai Ling has become undoubtedly one of the world's most diverse and captivating actresses! Born in the city of Cheng Du in southern China, Bai Ling began her career at age of 14. She enlisted In the Chinese People's Liberation Army, where...

TSOA 1991

77. Zoe Lister-Jones

Actress | Band Aid

Zoe Lister-Jones is an actor, writer, and producer who stars opposite Colin Hanks in Life in Pieces (2015) for CBS. She can also be seen in the HBO project Confirmation (2016) opposite Kerry Washington for director Rick Famuyiwa. Zoe wrote/executive produced/starred in the Fox Searchlight feature, ...

TSOA BA

79. Jesse L. Martin

Actor | Rent

Jesse Martin was born Jesse Lamont Watkins in Virginia's Blue Ridge mountain range. His mother, Virginia Price, was a college career counselor. His father, Jesse Reed Watkins, was a truck driver. His parents divorced when he was very young. His mother then moved his family to Buffalo, New York. He ...

TSOA 1989 MFA.

80. Mary Stuart Masterson

Actress | Benny & Joon

Mary Stuart Masterson started acting before the age of ten, when she appeared in The Stepford Wives (1975) in 1975 with her father. Afterwards, at the direction of her parents, Mary Stuart led a life outside of the limelight, attending school in New York. She appeared in a few productions at New ...

TSOA

81. Melina Matsoukas

Director | Queen & Slim

Melina Matsoukas was born on January 14, 1981. She is a director and producer, known for Queen & Slim (2019), Insecure (2016) and Beyoncé: Formation (2016).

TSOA

82. John C. McGinley

Actor | Scrubs

John C. McGinley's path to stardom is a story that reads like a classic Hollywood script. While an understudy in New York in the Circle-In-The-Square production of John Patrick Shanley's "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea," he was spotted by director Oliver Stone and soon after was cast in "Platoon," the...

TSOA

83. John Melendez

Actor | Dude, Where's My Car?

After 15 seasons on The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998), John Melendez is in his fourth season on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992). Besides being the show's nightly announcer, Melendez regularly appears in the show's comedy sketches and does correspondent pieces.

Melendez, who began with ...

TSOA 1988

84. Idina Menzel

Soundtrack | Frozen

Idina Menzel was born on May 30, 1971 in Syosset, New York, USA as Idina Kim Mentzel. She has been married to Aaron Lohr since September 2017. She was previously married to Taye Diggs.

TSOA

85. Ismail Merchant

Producer | Howards End

Ismail Merchant was born on December 25, 1936 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India as Ismail Noormohamed Abdul Rehman. He was a producer and director, known for Howards End (1992), A Room with a View (1985) and The Remains of the Day (1993). He died on May 25, 2005 in London, England.

Stern MBA.

86. Jesse Merz

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Grew up on an apple and pear orchard in Parkdale, Oregon. Graduate of New York University, Tisch School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting in 1996. Studied two years at the Meisner Extension with Lauri Peters and two years at the Atlantic Theater Company with many teachers including ...

TSOA 1996 BFA

87. Debra Messing

Actress | Will & Grace

Messing was born in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, the daughter of Jewish American parents, Sandra (née Simons), who has worked as a professional singer, banker, travel and real estate agent, and Brian Messing, a sales executive for a jewelry manufacturer. When Messing was three, she moved ...

TSOA 1987 MFA

88. Leah Meyerhoff

Director | I Believe in Unicorns

Leah Meyerhoff wrote and directed the magical realist feature film I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS starring Natalia Dyer and Peter Vack, which was released theatrically after premiering at the SXSW Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Atlanta Film Festival and additional awards from the Tribeca...

TSOA 2007 MFA

89. Kate Mulgrew

Actress | Star Trek: Voyager

Katherine Kiernan Mulgrew, or Kate Mulgrew, was born on April 29, 1955. She grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, the second oldest child (and oldest girl) in a large Irish Catholic family. When Kate expressed an interest in acting as a child, her mother, Joan, encouraged her to audition for local theater ...

TSOA 1976 AA

90. Jeff Nimoy

Actor | Digimon: The Movie

Emmy Award winner Jeff Nimoy adapted, voice directed, and served as story editor for the top rated Fox Kids show Digimon: Digital Monsters (he also voiced many characters). He also adapted and voice directed the theatrically released 20th Century Fox animated feature Digimon: The Movie, and the ...

CAS BA

91. Jerry O'Connell

Actor | Stand by Me

Jerry O'Connell was born in New York City, to Linda (Witkowski), an art teacher, and Michael O'Connell, a British-born advertising agency art director. He spent his early years in Manhattan, with his parents and younger brother, Charlie O'Connell, who is also an actor. He is of one half Irish, one ...

TSOA 1997 MFA

92. Charlie O'Connell

Actor | Dude, Where's My Car?

Charlie O'Connell was born on April 21, 1975 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles O'Connell. He is an actor, known for Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), Cruel Intentions (1999) and Crossing Jordan (2001). He has been married to Anna Sophia Berglund since May 12, 2018.

TSOA 1995 BFA

93. Ryan Scott Oliver

Composer | What is done

Ryan Scott Oliver is a composer, known for What is done (2018) and The Apprentice (2004).

TSOA 2007 MFA

94. Ashley Olsen

Actress | Full House

Ashley Fuller Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American fashion designer, producer, author, businesswoman and former actress. She co-founded luxury fashion brands The Row, Elizabeth and James, and the more affordable lines Olsenboye and StyleMint with her twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen. She is also ...

95. Mary-Kate Olsen

Actress | It Takes Two

Mary-Kate Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman. She co-founded luxury fashion brands The Row, Elizabeth and James, and the more affordable lines Olsenboye and StyleMint alongside her identical twin sister Ashley Olsen. Olsen ...

96. Haley Joel Osment

Actor | The Sixth Sense

Haley Joel Osment is an American actor who has proven himself as one of the best young actors of his generation. He is the first millennial male to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting.

Osment was born in Los Angeles, California, to Theresa (Seifert), a teacher, and actor Eugene ...

TSOA 2010 BFA.

97. Jorge Pupo

Actor | Boardwalk Empire

Jorge Pupo is a Cuban American actor and narrator of audiobooks for The Library of Congress. His work in film and media arts spans more than three decades.

Jorge's voice work includes 'The King of Flan' for the animated television series, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Late Show with David Letterman, ...

TSOA 1981 BFA

98. Ted Raimi

Actor | Deadwax

Ted Raimi was born on December 14, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Theodore R. Raimi. He is an actor and writer, known for Deadwax (2018), Ash vs Evil Dead (2015) and The Midnight Meat Train (2008).

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99. Anthony Rapp

Actor | Rent

Anthony Rapp started his career at the age of six, and received his first professional job at the age of nine. His breakout came when he originated the role of "Mark Cohen" in Jonathan Larson's production of the Broadway musical "Rent". He can be heard on the original cast recording.

TSOA 1989

100. Brett Ratner

Director | Red Dragon

Brett Ratner is one of Hollywood's most successful filmmakers. His diverse films resonate with audiences worldwide and, as director, his films have grossed over $2 billion at the global box office. Brett began his career directing music videos before making his feature directorial debut at 26 years...

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