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List of famous people who majored in acting, including photos when available. This list of famous acting 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 acting. 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 acting you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

People here include everything from Alec Baldwin to Nicole Scherzinger.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were acting majors?" and "Which famous people studied acting?"
Nicole Scherzinger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Acting
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Nicole Scherzinger is an American recording artist, actress and television personality. After reaching one-hit wonder success with girl group Eden's Crush, she signed with Interscope Records in 2003 as a member of the Pussycat Dolls, a burlesque troupe turned-recording act. During her time as lead ...more

Age: 38

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Model, Actor, Singer, + more

Credits: The X Factor, The Xtra Factor, The X Factor, Popstars

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#70 on The Best Current Female Singers

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#31 on The Greatest Dancing Singers

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Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Acting
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Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III is an American actor, producer, and comedian. As a member of the Baldwin family, he is the oldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all well-known actors. Baldwin first gained recognition appearing on seasons 6 and 7 of the CBS television drama Knots Landing, in the role ...more

Age: 59

Birthplace: Amityville, New York, United States of America

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

Credits: The Departed, Beetlejuice, The Aviator, 30 Rock

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#83 on The Best Living American Actors

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#95 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

#82 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Acting
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Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver, auto racing team owner, environmentalist, social activist and philanthropist. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1925-2008)

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Racing driver, + more

Credits: Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Cars

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#19 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#11 on The Best Actors in Film History

#4 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#21 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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Laura Dern is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Acting
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Laura Elizabeth Dern is an American actress, film director, and producer. Dern has acted in such films as Mask and Smooth Talk, Blue Velvet, Fat Man and Little Boy, Wild at Heart, Jurassic Park, The Baby Dance, October Sky, and I Am Sam. She has won awards for her performance in the 1991 film ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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

Credits: Jurassic Park, The Fault in Our Stars, Wild, Blue Velvet

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#2 on 2018 Golden Globe Nominees for Best Supporting Actress In TV

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