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Famous People who Majored in Drama

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List of famous people who majored in drama, including photos when available. This list of famous drama majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people will be towards the top. The names of the colleges or universities that these prominent drama majors attended are displayed next to each person's name- you can also see other bits of information such as what year the person was born and what kind of degree they received. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in drama you can use the "filter" bar to search for a specific name.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Jennifer Garner and Kristen Bell.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were drama majors?" and "What are the names of popular people who studied drama?"

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    Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Drama
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    Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance, Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino in the films Pulp Fiction and ...more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Hateful Eight
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    Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, the critically acclaimed NBC comedy series 30 Rock, and films such as Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Date Night, and Muppets Most Wanted. Fey ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
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    Jennifer Garner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Drama
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    Jennifer Anne Garner (born April 17, 1972) is an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning American actress. She is best known for her role as CIA agent Sydney Bristow on TV's Alias. Garner was born in Texas, the daughter of Patricia Ann (ne English), an English teacher from Oklahoma, and ...more

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    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Dallas Buyers Club, Alias, Juno, Daredevil
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    Simon John Pegg is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. Pegg is best known for having co-written and starred in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy of films, consisting of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End, and the comedy series Spaced, all of them directed by his ...more

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    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Brockworth, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
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    Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People who Majored in Drama
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    Kristen Anne Bell is an American actress and singer. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. She gained critical acclaim as the title character on the television series Veronica Mars from September 2004 to May 2007. She reprised the eponymous role in the ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Credits: Frozen, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Veronica Mars, Veronica Mars
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    Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People who Majored in Drama
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    Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, she initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as the drama film Perfect Pie, the comedy film My Name Is Tanino, and the comedy mini-series Slings and Arrows as ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: London, Canada
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Midnight in Paris, Sherlock Holmes, Mean Girls, Spotlight
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    Molly Helen Shannon is an American comic actress best known for her work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001 and for starring in the films Superstar and Year of the Dog. More recently, she starred in NBC's Kath & Kim from 2008 to 2009 and on the TBS animated series Neighbors from ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Hotel Transylvania, Never Been Kissed, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
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    Jennifer Tilly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People who Majored in Drama
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    Jennifer Tilly is an American actress and poker player. She is an Academy Award nominee, and a World Series of Poker Ladies' Event bracelet winner. She has a brother Steve and two sisters, Meg Tilly and Rebecca. She also has two half brothers, Aaron and Ben. She is best known for playing Olive in ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Harbor City, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Poker Player, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Monsters, Inc., Bound, Liar Liar, Bride of Chucky
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