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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 singer, Scherzinger generated controversy concerning the emphasis of her role in the group. The group established themselves as a prominent girl group with the release of their debut album, PCD which spawned the number one hits "Don't Cha" and "Stickwitu". A hiatus saw the cancellation of a solo album. The group's second and final studio album, Doll Domination spawned the worldwide hits "When I ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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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 of Joshua Rush. He has since played both leading and supporting roles in films such as the horror comedy fantasy film Beetlejuice, as Jack Ryan in the action thriller The Hunt for Red October, the romantic comedy The Marrying Man, the superhero film The Shadow, and two films directed by Martin Scorsese: the Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator and the crime drama The Departed. His performance in the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 60

Birthplace: Amityville, New York, United States of America

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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 Color of Money and eight other nominations, six Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many honorary awards. He also won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing, and his race teams won several championships in open wheel IndyCar racing. Newman married actress Joanne Woodward in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 83 (1925-2008)

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

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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 Rambling Rose, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her portrayal of Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris in the film Recount. From 2011 to 2013, Dern starred as Amy Jellicoe in HBO's Enlightened. For this role, she won the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 51

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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