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OU School of Drama "Featured" Alumni

Iqbal Theba (1999)

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Iqbal Theba, BFA '99, has been in numerous television spots and has been constantly working in the industry since his graduation. He has been seen in widely recognized series such as "JAG", "Weeds", "Two and a Half Men", "Nip/Tuck", Community, and of course Principal Figgins in the award winning series Glee. Theba received a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for his work in "Glee" in 2010.

Past Featured Alumni

Ed Harris

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Ed Harris, four-time Oscar nominee, Emmy Award nominee, and Golden Globe winner, began his distinguished career with the University of Oklahoma School of Drama. He went on to originate the role of "Eddy" in Sam Shepard's "Fool For Love" which won him the Obie Award for Outstanding Actor. He then went on to do such critically acclaimed films as "Apollo 13", "The Abyss", "The Truman Show", "Pollock", and "The Hours."

Laura Spencer (2008)

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Laura Spencer, BFA '08, landed a role on "Dead of Night," a SAG film shooting in New Orleans, starring Brandon Routh (Superman). She plays Zoe, who is the "love interest" of one of the leads (Sam Huntington), a girl who is "a lot like my quirky side" with a twist." Laura is also appearing in a short film called "The Rounder Comes to Town." She teaches children's audition classes at The Actor Factory in Norman, OK. The studio is organized by local casting director Chris Freihofer.

James Garner

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Norman Oklahoma native James Garner has a list of credits and triumphs that is nothing short of astounding. With two Emmy Awards and fourteen nominations, four Golden Globe Awards and eleven nominations, Garner has been showered with accolades for his dedication and talent in the world of drama. Garner has made several trips to visit with students at OU and has helped many to a brighter and better future with his experience and expert guidance.

Lou Antonio

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Lou Antonio, OU graduate and three-time Emmy Award Nominee and the Outstanding Directorial Achievement Award winner, guest directed the Fall of 2009 production of A Piece of My Heart. His credits include many styles and genres. He has acted in many films including "Cool Hand Luke", and has acted in many television episodes including "I Dream of Jeanie" and "Gunsmoke". His directing credits include over seventy-seven television series, such as "The Rockford Files", "Dawson's Creek", "The West Wing" and "Boston Legal."