ENTERTAINERS (Actors & Musicians)

Isabella Acres
young actress who discovered her love for acting in children’s theater

Alan Alda
actor, screenwriter, producer

Oliver Aldort
Oliver Aldort is a cellist, pianist and developing also as an orchestral conductor. He is the top winner of many competition including MTNA nationals. He gave his debut recital at age seven to an almost full, paying, house. Oliver Aldort has performed as soloist with orchestras and recitalist since the age of ten on cello and piano, both on the West and East coasts of USA and Canada. Oliver has grown up free and his learning is self-directed.

Lennon Aldort
Lennon Aldort is a self-made improvisation pianist with two published CDs. He has started playing Bach, Mozart , Schumann and Beethoven by ear, hands together, at age three and composing and improvising at age five - on his own (no lessons.) Lennon has composed a few symphonies, a quartet and other pieces. He conduced his own orchestral music at age 14, and his 2nd symphony, first movement, was performed by the Academy Chamber Orchestra in Seattle in summer 2009.

Louis Armstrong
king of jazz

Taylor Atelian
teen actress trained in tap, ballet and jazz

Lauren, Alyssa, and Rebecca Barlow

Thora Birch
actress who appeared in one of the “classic” California raisin commercials in 1986 (at age 4), as well as other commercials including Quaker Oats.

Abigail Breslin
teen actress, Nim's Island

Spencer Breslin
teen actor and musician

Chris Brown
R&B singer, dancer, actor

The 5 Browns
five siblings who play classical music on five grand pianos

Adam Cagley
American actor on “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”

Aaron Carter
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter

Charlie Chaplin

Bluegrass family band

Erika Christensen

Dean Collins
young actor and singer

Scout Taylor Compton
actress and singer

Rachael Leigh Cook
model and actress who starred in a “This Is Your Brain on Drugs” public-service television advertisement in which she smashes everything in her kitchen with a frying pan.

Miranda Cosgrove
actress and pop rock recording artist

Hilary Duff
actress, singer

Dakota Fanning
actress who played Fern in Charlotte’s Web

Whoopi Goldberg

Alexander Gould
actor, voice of Nemo in Finding Nemo

Hilary Hahn
classical violin virtuoso

sibling singing group made up of Zac, Taylor, and Isaac Hanson

Brianna Haynes

Toby Hemingway
British actor known for his role as Reid Garwin in "The Covenant"

Katharine Hepburn
In her autobiography Me, said she was homeschooled with
a tutor and her parents for junior high and high school years.

Jennifer Love Hewitt
actress and singer

Miko Hughes
best known on film for his dramatic portrayal of an autistic boy in Mercury Rising

Hume brothers
Jon, Peter, and Dann of the Evermore alternative rock band from New Zealand

Josh Hutcherson
won a Young Artist Award for Leading Young Actor for his role in Bridge to Terabithia

Tiffany Jo
Arizona yodeling star

Jonas Brothers
popular band made up of Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas

Nicole Jung
member of Korean girl group KARA

Josh Layne
harp musician

Lindsay Lohan
actress and singer

Scott MacIntyre
visually impaired pianist/songwriter/vocalist; American Idol finalist

Pat McMahon
television personality

Jena Malone

Yehudi Menuhin
child prodigy violinist

Alyson "Aly" Michalka and Amanda Joy "AJ" Michalka
sister singing duo and actresses

Canadian version of Hanson


Chloe Grace Moretz
three-time winner of the Young Artist Award, presented to talented young people in television and movies who might otherwise be overshadowed by their older co-stars.

Trevor Morgan
American actor

Frankie Muniz
actor; according to IMDB, "Frankie has been home-schooled since Grade Six."

Diandra Newlin
actress, singer, and model

Angela Oberer
actress, fourth oldest of 19 children by the same mother and father

Emily Osment
actress, singer/songwriter who gained fame as Gerti Giggles in Spy Kids 2 and Spy Kids 3-D

Hayden Panettiere
actress best known for her role as Claire Bennet in Heroes and in "Remember the Titans"; one of her first roles was the voice of “Dot” in A Bug’s Life (1998)

Adam Paskowitz
lead singer, The Flys

Jewel and Blaire Restaneo
sister singers

LeAnne Rimes
teen-prodigy country music star

Emma Roberts
as a child, she spent a lot of time on the sets of the films in which her father Eric Roberts and aunt Julia Roberts were starring. These experiences sparked a desire in Emma, from the age of five, to follow her father and aunt into the film industry.

MacKenzee Rosman
actress and singer

Erin Sanders
started acting at age 9, after being discovered by an agent while selling Girl Scout cookies

Rebecca St. James
contemporary Christian recording artist

Lindsey Shaw
actress known for her role as Jennifer Mosely on "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide"

Kevin Sorbo and his wife Sam
Sam Sorbo is the author of several books including They’re YOUR Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Doubter to Home School Advocate.

Jordin Sparks
singer, actress, model and American Idol winner

Cole and Dylan Sprouse
these two brothers have been acting ever since they were babies

Kristen Stewart
actress, quoted as saying “I’m not going to school because I can’t take the structure of it, but I’m not going to stop learning…I don’t know a lot of stuff, and I really want to. I figure that traveling is a good way to start if you want knowledge. Like, if you don’t know something about a country, then go and check it out. That’s what I did.”

Jeremy Sumpter

Kyle Swann
best known for his role in “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”

Raven Symone
actress and singer best known for her role on "That's So Raven"

Ashlee Tisdale
actress and singer

Najarra Townsend
dancer, singer and performer on stage and in film

Maria von Trapp
one of the Von Trapp Family Singers, the third child of Captain von Trapp

Sofia Vassilieva
American actress of Russian descent

Kaitlyn Weaver
ice dancer

Devon Werkheiser
actor known for the role Ned Bigby on "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide"

Elijah Wood
actor best known as Frodo in the The Lord of the Rings

Evan Rachel Wood
stage and film actress and singer
According to American Jewish Life Magazine (September/October 2006), Wood "had to be home schooled because of bullying. Her educational adjustment helped her score a high school diploma by age 15."

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