Celebrities Who Attended Juilliard

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  • Viola Davis
  • Nicole Beharie
  • Anthony Mackie
  • Keith David
  • Kelsey Grammer
  • Eriq La Salle
  • Robin Williams
  • Ving Rhames
  • Wendell Pierce
  • Sara Ramirez
  • Leontyne Price
  • Miles Davis
  • Stephanie Mills
  • Danielle Brooks, Samira Wiley

Viola Davis

The Juilliard School in New York City may be best known for churning out piano prodigies, but it's also alma mater to some of the most talented actors, dancers and performance artists in the world. 

Viola Davis is just one of Juilliard's distinguished alumni. The two-time Oscar nominee graduated in 1993 with a degree in acting. While The Help actress credits the school with giving her chops, she won't say the training was pleasant. "You’re there about 12, 13 hours a day, and they make you focus on all your inadequacies."

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