UNCSA Favorites - North Carolina School of the Arts NCSA

by saintactors | created - 07 Mar 2011 | updated - 27 Jul 2013 | Public

some of my favorite people to come out of the North Carolina School of the Arts

1. Mary-Louise Parker

Actress | Weeds

Southern-bred Mary-Louise Parker was born on August 2, 1964 in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, the youngest of four children of Judge John Morgan Parker, and the former Caroline Louise Morell. She is of mostly Swedish, English, and Scottish descent. Her father's occupation took the family both around...

2. Jody Hill

Writer | Observe and Report

Jody Hill was born in North Carolina, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Observe and Report (2009), Vice Principals (2016) and Eastbound & Down (2009).

3. Ben Best

Actor | Land of the Lost

Ben Best is a writer and actor, known for Land of the Lost (2009), Eastbound & Down (2009) and Superbad (2007).

4. David Gordon Green

Producer | Joe

David Gordon Green was born on April 9, 1975 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Joe (2013), Halloween (2018) and Prince Avalanche (2013).

5. Craig Zobel

Director | Compliance

Craig Zobel is a director and producer, known for Compliance (2012), Great World of Sound (2007) and Z for Zachariah (2015).

6. Danny McBride

Actor | Pineapple Express

Danny McBride was born on December 29, 1976 in Statesboro, Georgia, USA as Daniel Richard McBride. He is an actor and writer, known for Pineapple Express (2008), Vice Principals (2016) and Up in the Air (2009). He has been married to Gia Ruiz since October 9, 2010. They have one child.

7. Will Patton

Actor | Armageddon

Will Patton was born in Charleston, South Carolina. His father, Bill Patton, is a playwright, acting/directing instructor, and Lutheran minister. Patton attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. He has won two OBIE awards for best actor for the off-Broadway plays, Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love...

8. Peter Hedges

Writer | About a Boy

Peter Hedges was born on July 6, 1962 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is a writer and director, known for About a Boy (2002), Pieces of April (2003) and Dan in Real Life (2007).

10. Angus MacLachlan

Writer | Abundant Acreage Available

Angus MacLachlan is a writer and director, known for Abundant Acreage Available (2017), Junebug (2005) and Goodbye to All That (2014).

11. Mark Freiburger

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Mark Freiburger was born on July 16, 1983 in Roanoke, Virginia, USA as Stephen Mark Freiburger. He is a writer and director, known for Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) and The Trial (2010).

12. Tim Guinee

Actor | 99 Homes

Tim Guinee was born in Los Angeles, California. He is a middle child, with three brothers and two sisters. He was raised in Illinois and Texas. As a teenager, he attended the Houston High School for Performing Arts. He also started a theater company in Houston before moving to New York to study at ...

See him in Homeland on Showtime!

13. Travis Beacham

Writer | Pacific Rim

Travis Beacham is a writer and producer, known for Pacific Rim (2013), Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) and Clash of the Titans (2010).

14. John Rotan

Cinematographer | Twice Born: Stories from the Special Delivery Unit

John Rotan was born on April 21, 1969 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as John English Rotan. He is known for his work on Twice Born: Stories from the Special Delivery Unit (2015) and I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition (2011).

15. Jeff Seibenick

Editor | Eastbound & Down

Jeff Seibenick is an editor and producer, known for Eastbound & Down (2009), Vice Principals (2016) and Inner Demons (2014).

16. Scott Kyger

Assistant_director | Eyeborgs

Scott Kyger is known for his work on Eyeborgs (2009), The Golf War (2007) and The Kill Hole (2012).

17. Ira David Wood III

Actor | Brainstorm

Ira David Wood III was born on November 19, 1947 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA. He is an actor, known for Brainstorm (1983), B.L. Stryker (1989) and The Believers.

18. Alexandra Dimopoulos

Production_manager | Den of Thieves

Alexandra Dimopoulos is known for her work on Den of Thieves (2018), Maggie (2015) and Eyeborgs (2009).

22. Christopher Baker

Writer | The Hidden

Christopher Baker was born on December 21, 1981 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA as Christopher Michael Baker. He is a writer and director, known for The Hidden (2016), Chinese Chiller (2009) and Zombie Hunters (2009).

23. David Rotan

Director | Old Soldiers

David Rotan was born on October 16, 1975 in Albemarle, North Carolina, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Old Soldiers, Flowers & Freckle Cream (2000) and Nightmare at the Fear Factory (2005).

24. Lovinder Gill

Producer | Chicks 101

Lovinder Gill has overseen a number of projects including feature length film and screenplays, commercials and short films.

Gill has a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communications from Lock Haven University, a B.F.A. from the North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking as well as ...

25. Greg Hudgins

Cinematographer | Ghost Image

26. Dan A.R. Kelly

Writer | Susie's Hope

Dan A. R. Kelly is best known as a screenwriter on the feature films Susie's Hope and Ocean Drive. He has also appeared as an actor in many independent films, television programs and commercials. Having earned his BFA in Film Directing from University of North Carolina - School of the Arts and his ...

27. Brighton Linge

Camera_department | So Undercover

Won the Body of Work Award from the Louisiana Film Festival in 2006.

28. Sing Howe Yam

Camera_department | Eyeborgs

29. Greg LeFevre

Camera_department | The Boy Next Door

Greg LeFevre is known for his work on The Boy Next Door (2015), The Butterfly Room (2012) and Tentacle 8 (2014).

30. Dylan Conrad

Camera_department | Midnight Special

31. Martha Stephens

Director | Passenger Pigeons

Martha Stephens was born on March 12, 1984 in Huntington, West Virginia, USA. She is a director and actress, known for Passenger Pigeons (2010), Pilgrim Song (2012) and Land Ho! (2014).

32. Zach Seivers

Sound_department | Hearts Beat Loud

Graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking.

UNC School of the Arts Alumnus Zach Seivers (2006) Received Creative Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming on the History Channel's "Gettysburg"

33. Dane DeHaan

Actor | Chronicle

Dane DeHaan has made a formidable impression on film and television audiences and is one of the industry's most sought after actors of his generation.

Dane is shooting Gore Verbinski's A Cure for Wellness and will soon begin production starring in Luc Besson's Valerian.

DeHaan has recently finished ...

NCSA Alumnus whose popularity is soaring!

34. Zene Baker

Editor | Thor: Ragnarok

Zene Baker is known for his work on Thor: Ragnarok (2017), This Is the End (2013) and Bad Neighbours (2014).

35. Tom Hulce

Actor | Amadeus

Thomas Edward Hulce was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Plymouth, MI, where he was raised with his two sisters and older brother. He is the son of Joanna (Winkleman), who had sung professionally, and Raymond Albert Hulce, who worked for Ford. He has English, German, and Irish ancestry. ...

36. Missi Pyle

Actress | Galaxy Quest

Missi Pyle was born Andrea Kay Pyle on November 16, 1972 in Houston, Texas, and was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The daughter of Linda and Frank Pyle, she has four older siblings, sisters Debbie and Julie, and brothers Sam and Paul. Pyle attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated...

37. Anna Camp

Actress | Pitch Perfect

Anna Camp grew up in South Carolina and is the daughter of Dee and Thomas Camp. Anna graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2004. She then moved to New York City and has appeared in films and television shows since 2007. From 2009 to 2014, she starred in the series ...

38. Anna Wood

Actress | Chronicle

Anna Wood was born on December 30, 1985 in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, USA as Anna Elizabeth Wood. She is an actress, known for Chronicle (2012), The Following (2013) and Nice Guy Johnny (2010). She has been married to Dane DeHaan since June 30, 2012. They have one child.

39. Vera Herbert

Producer | This Is Us

Vera Herbert is known for her work on This Is Us (2016), Awkward. (2011) and Talvez uma História de Amor (2018).

Writer. Pilot Order http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118065271/

40. Trieste Kelly Dunn

Actress | United 93

Trieste Kelly Dunn was born on January 14, 1981 in Provo, Utah, USA. She is an actress, known for United 93 (2006), Banshee (2013) and The Push (2016).


41. Jeff Nichols

Writer | Take Shelter

Jeff Nichols was born on December 7, 1978 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Take Shelter (2011), Midnight Special (2016) and Loving (2016).

Incredible Writer and Director of MUD and Take Shelter

42. Summer Shelton

Producer | Adult World

Summer Shelton is known for her work on Adult World (2013), At Any Price (2012) and Goodbye to All That (2014).

43. Paul Schneider

Actor | Lars and the Real Girl

Paul Schneider was born on March 16, 1976 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Lars and the Real Girl (2007), All the Real Girls (2003) and Elizabethtown (2005).

44. Alex Moratto

Director | Socrates

Alex Moratto is a Brazilian-American filmmaker. His award-winning short films "Nowhere to Be Found," "The Parting," and "The Other Side" have screened at international film festivals. He was a Film Independent Directing Lab Fellow and an NC Arts Council Artist Fellow and had a project in the ...

45. Adam Stone

Cinematographer | Take Shelter

talented Cinematographer!

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