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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: 68

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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#25 on The Best Actors Working Today

#21 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#18 on The Best Living American Actors

#48 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Drama
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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 ...more

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Age: 46

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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#46 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#23 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#17 on The Funniest People of All Time

#5 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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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, ...more

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Age: 44

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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#81 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#33 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#52 on The Best Living American Actresses

#74 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

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Simon Pegg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Drama
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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 ...more

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Age: 47

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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#30 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#34 on The Best Living English Actors

#81 on The Funniest People of All Time

#55 on The Greatest British Actors of All Time

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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 ...more

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Age: 36

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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#22 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#34 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#95 on The Best Living American Actresses

#10 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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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 ...more

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Age: 38

Birthplace: London, Canada

Profession: Actor

Credits: Midnight in Paris, Sherlock Holmes, Mean Girls, Spotlight

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#95 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#53 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#60 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

#13 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Molly Shannon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People who Majored in Drama
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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 ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

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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#29 on The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

#36 on The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni

#5 on The Funniest Female SNL Alumni

#18 on The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s

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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: 58

Birthplace: Harbor City, California, United States of America

Profession: Professional Poker Player, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Monsters, Inc., Bound, Liar LiarBride of Chucky

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#23 on The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History

#58 on Who Do You Wish Would Guest Star on the Muppet Show?

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