Person Famous People who Majored in Theatre Arts

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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?"
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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: 51

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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#3 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#24 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#62 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#15 on The Best Actresses Working Today

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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: 45

Birthplace: Chennai, India

Profession: Model, Author, Actor

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

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#619 on The Most Beautiful Women in the World

#82 on The Worst People in the History of Reality TV

#428 on Who Should Be in the 2013 Maxim Hot 100?

#5 on Access Hollywood's Celebrity Chefs & Foodies

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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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#374 on The Funniest People of All Time

#693 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#56 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#93 on Famous Tall Men Over 6'2

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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: 40

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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#324 on The Best TV Actors of All-Time

#20 on Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni

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Linda Cardellini is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theatre Arts
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Linda Edna Cardellini is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Lindsay Weir on Freaks and Geeks, Samantha Taggart on ER, Velma Dinkley in the live-action Scooby-Doo feature films, Sylvia Rosen, neighbor of Don Draper's, on the AMC drama series Mad Men, and Meg Rayburn on the Netflix ...more

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Age: 40

Birthplace: Redwood City, California, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: ER, Grandma's Boy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Scooby-Doo

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#588 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#151 on The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

#55 on The Weirdest Celebrity Middle Names

#4 on Famous People Named Linda

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Andreas Katsulas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theatre Arts
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Andrew "Andreas" Katsulas was an American actor known for his roles as Ambassador G'Kar in the science fiction television series Babylon 5, as the one-armed villain Sykes in the film The Fugitive, and as the Romulan Commander Tomalak on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also played Vissian Captain ...more

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Age: Died at 60 (1946-2006)

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: The Fugitive, Babylon 5, Ragtime, Executive Decision Next of Kin, + more

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Stephen Furst is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theatre Arts
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Stephen Furst is an American actor and film and television director. Furst was a regular in the science fiction series Babylon 5 playing Centauri diplomatic attaché Vir Cotto and as Dr. Elliot Axelrod on St. Elsewhere. He was also featured as Kent "Flounder" Dorfman in the film National Lampoon's ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Voice acting, + more

Credits: National Lampoon's Animal House, Babylon 5, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, St. Elsewhere My Sister's Keeper, + more

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Tamsin Greig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theatre Arts
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Tamsin Margaret M. Greig is an English actress. She played Fran Katzenjammer in Black Books and Dr. Caroline Todd in Green Wing. She currently stars in two sitcoms: as Beverly Lincoln in transatlantic sitcom Episodes, and as Jackie in the Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner. Other roles include ...more

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Kent, United Kingdom

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Shaun of the Dead, Episodes, Arthur Christmas, Black Books Green Wing, + more

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#132 on The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

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