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Newsmakers

 Haranders have made a mark in the arts, education, politics, business, and more! 

Pictured (left to right): Joyce and Jeremy Piven at the Golden Globes, (top) Sulie Harand and former Chicago Cultural Affairs Commissioner Lois Weisberg (bottom) TJ Shanoff warms up the crowd at Chicago Live! at Second City (Photo by Glenn Kaupert / CHICAGO LIVE!), Author Laura Lippman, (top) Director Andrew Davis, (bottom left) "Miss Teen Illinois 2008" Nora Downs, (bottom right) Billy Zane in "Titanic"

Here are a few more of our amazing alums:

Eileen Barnett - NINE on Bway, Footloose Nat'l Tour, "Days of our Lives"
Richard Berman - Film Producer ("Grumpy Old Men")
Elena Besser - Chef-Personality on Food Network Kitchen
Sarah Blodgett - Dancer (West Side Story International Tour)
Bruce Block - Film Producer ("What Women Want" "The Parent Trap")
Mark J. Bracken, Jr - Production Manager and Technical Director (ChiArts)
Becky Cagen - The Don Cagen Orchestra (President Obama's Inaugural Ball)
Billy Campbell - Actor ("The Killing" "The 4400" "Once & Again")

Elena Besser with André De Shields Photo: Food Network Kitchen

Elena Besser with André De Shields

Photo: Food Network Kitchen

Andrew Davis (center) with Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher on the set of "The Guardian"

Photo by Ben Glass - © 2006 Touchstone Pictures

David Chapman - Director (AD of The Pitmen Painters Bway & Saved Off-Bway)
Ben Cohen - Actor (Gypsy on Broadway with Bernadette Peters)
Adam Davis - Executive Director of KFAR Jewish Arts Center
Andrew Davis - Director ("The Fugitive" "The Guardian" "Holes" "A Perfect Murder")

Adriana DeGirolami - Actress ("Grey's Anatomy" "Snowfall")
Nora Downs - Miss Teen Illinois 2008
Russ Feingold - Former US Senator (WI)
Lindsay Feitlinger - Television Producer ("Oprah" "The Rosie Show")

Sammy Ferber - "Mark" in Rent 20th Anniversary Tour

Jessie Fisher - Jeff Award-Winner, Once and Harry Potter on Bway

Jennifer Gottlieb - Actress (The Wedding Singer Tour, VH1's "That Metal Show")

Aaron Himelstein - Actor ("Avengers: Age of Ultron" "Austin Powers Goldmember")
Brad Holcman - Television Programming Executive, A&E Television Networks
Cathleen Karp - Emmy-Winning Sports and Television Producer
Jesse Kovarsky - Broadway Revival of Fiddler on the Roof
Laura Lippman - Best-Selling Author of the "Tess Monaghan" Series
Lissie - Folk rock artist and Paste Magazine's #1 best new solo artist of 2010

Jessie Fisher in Once on Broadway

Todd London - Playwright & Tony-Winning Artistic Director, New Dramatists
Virginia Madsen - Oscar-Nominated Actress ("Sideways" "Designated Survivor")
Sean Malone - Arts Manager (Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Ten Chimneys)
Zoe Perry - Actress ("Scandal" "Young Sheldon")
Jaimie Mayer - Associate Producer of title of show on Broadway

Leslie Picker - Reporter for CNBC
Jeremy Piven - Emmy Award-Winning Actor ("Entourage")
Joyce Piven - Founder of Piven Theatre Workshop

Jessica Poter - Writer ("Black-ish" "Modern Family" "Hot in Cleveland")
Emily Rose - Poet & Performer (Mental Graffiti, Chicago Slam Works)
David Rush - Jeff Award-Winning Playwright

Nathan Salstone - Actor (Harry Potter & The Cursed Child)
Stephen Schellhardt - Actor (Drury Lane, Marriott Theatres)

Zack Schor - Actor (Amazon's "Hunters")
Duane Schuler - Lighting Designer (Lyric Opera, The Met)

Rusty Schwimmer - Actress ("The Informant" "The Perfect Storm")

Zach Schor of Amazon Prime's "Hunters"

T.J. Shanoff - Director/Writer/Musical Director (The Second City, Magic Lounge)
Emily Shoolin - Actress (Spiderman on Broadway)
Beth Silverman - Arts & Entertainment Public Relations, The Silverman Group
Erin Slattery Black - Emmy-Winning Designer ("Sesame Street," Avenue QThe Lion King)
Aaron Stone - Actor (Goodman's A Christmas Carol, Far From Heaven at Porchlight)
David Stuart - Owner of Improv Playhouse
Tina Stein - News Producer / Reporter
Kieron Stone - Costumer (Star Wars 8&9, Solo, Rogue One, The Crown, Love Never Dies)

Daisy Sylbert-Torres - Costumer ("Scandal" "Shameless" "Southland" ")

Kieron Stone with Billy Dee Williams for Star Wars: Ep IX - The Rise of Skywalker

Ariana Venturi - Actress ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," Premiere of These Paper Bullets)
Joe Weisberg - Writer/Producer (Creator of "The Americans")
Lois Weisberg - Former Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City of Chicago
Albert "Bill" Williams - Theater Critic (Chicago Reader) & Professor at Columbia College
Billy Zane - Actor ("Titanic" "Dead Calm" "Zoolander")
Emily Zimmerman - Actress (Elf - Marriott, Annie Warbucks - Theatre at the Center)
John Zuiker - Emmy-Nominated Art Director & Jeff-Winner (Oscars, Grammys, Globes)

John Zuiker at the 92nd Oscars in 2020

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Billy Zane visiting Harand Camp at Wayland Academy