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19 Actors You Probably Didn't Know Graduated From Juilliard

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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

Group 31, 2002
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Group 31, 2002

2. Nelsan Ellis

Group 33, 2004
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Group 33, 2004

3. Rutina Wesley

Group 34, 2005
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Group 34, 2005

4. Adam Driver

Group 38, 2009
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Group 38, 2009

5. Lee Pace

Group 30, 2001
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Group 30, 2001

6. Finn Wittrock

Group 37, 2008
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Group 37, 2008

7. Glenn Howerton

Group 29, 2000
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Group 29, 2000

8. Morena Baccarin

Group 29, 2000
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Group 29, 2000

9. Michael Urie

Group 32, 2003
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Group 32, 2003

10. Nicole Beharie

Group 36, 2007
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Group 36, 2007

11. Danielle Brooks

Group 40, 2011
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Group 40, 2011

12. Sara Ramirez

Group 26, 1997
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Group 26, 1997

13. Viola Davis

Group 22, 1993
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Group 22, 1993

14. Elizabeth Reaser

Group 28, 1999
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Group 28, 1999

15. Anthony Mackie

Group 30, 2001
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Group 30, 2001

16. Oscar Isaac

Group 34, 2005
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Group 34, 2005

17. Gillian Jacobs

Group 33, 2004
Dimitrios Kambouris

Group 33, 2004

18. Jessica Chastain

Group 32, 2003
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Group 32, 2003

19. Samira Wiley

Group 39, 2010
Jason Kempin

Group 39, 2010

Well done! Well done!

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