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Posted on May 8, 2015

19 Actors You Probably Didn't Know Graduated From Juilliard

True thespians.

Juilliard is one of the most competitive performing arts schools in the world, so being admitted is quite a feat, and graduating is an even bigger accomplishment.

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The following 19 actors deserve a round of applause — no, a standing ovation! — for making it through one of the toughest arts programs in the world.

1. Jennifer Carpenter

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Group 31, 2002

2. Nelsan Ellis

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Group 33, 2004

3. Rutina Wesley

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Group 34, 2005

4. Adam Driver

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Group 38, 2009

5. Lee Pace

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Group 30, 2001

6. Finn Wittrock

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Group 37, 2008

7. Glenn Howerton

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Group 29, 2000

8. Morena Baccarin

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Group 29, 2000

9. Michael Urie

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Group 32, 2003

10. Nicole Beharie

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Group 36, 2007

11. Danielle Brooks

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Group 40, 2011

12. Sara Ramirez

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Group 26, 1997

13. Viola Davis

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Group 22, 1993

14. Elizabeth Reaser

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Group 28, 1999

15. Anthony Mackie

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Group 30, 2001

16. Oscar Isaac

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Group 34, 2005

17. Gillian Jacobs

Dimitrios Kambouris

Group 33, 2004

18. Jessica Chastain

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Group 32, 2003

19. Samira Wiley

Jason Kempin

Group 39, 2010

Well done! Well done!

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