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List of famous people who majored in theatre arts, including photos when available. This list of famous theatre arts majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in theatre arts. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in theatre arts you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

List people range from Sandra Bullock to Padma Lakshmi.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were theatre arts majors?" and "Which famous people studied theatre arts?"
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theatre Arts
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Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and film producer. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, and is the recipient of one Academy Award from two nominations, and one Golden Globe Award from five nominations. Bullock made her acting debut with a minor role in the 1987 thriller ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Gravity, The Proposal, Crash, The Blind Side

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#9 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#30 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#65 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#8 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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Padma Lakshmi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theatre Arts
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Padma Lakshmi is an American cookbook author, actress, model, television host and executive producer. Her debut cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two in ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Chennai, India

Profession: Model, Author, Actor

Credits: Top Chef, Girl Most Likely, The View, The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards

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Patrice O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theatre Arts
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Patrice Lumumba Malcolm Oneal Jr., usually credited as Patrice O'Neal, was an American stand-up comedian, radio personality, and actor. ...more

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Age: Died at 42 (1969-2011)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter, Stand-up comedian

Credits: Scary Movie 4, 25th Hour, Head of State, In the Cut, Furry Vengeance, + more

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#58 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

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Kaitlin Olson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theatre Arts
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Kaitlin Willow Olson is an American actress. A native of Oregon, Olson studied theatre in college and began her acting career as a member of the improvisational group Groundlings in Los Angeles. She made several supporting appearances in films and television in the early 2000s before landing the ...more

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Tigard, Oregon, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Heat, Leap Year, Vacation

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