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

List ranges from Michelle Obama to Janeane Garofalo, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were american studies majors?" and "Which famous people studied american studies?"
Janeane Garofalo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in American Studies
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Janeane Garofalo is an American film actress, stand-up comedian, liberal political activist, and writer. Garofalo began her career as a stand-up comedian and became a cast member on the Ben Stiller Show, The Larry Sanders Show, and Saturday Night Live, then appeared in more than 50 movies, with ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: Newton, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Radio personality, Actor, + more

Credits: Ratatouille, Wet Hot American Summer, Dogma, Mystery Men

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#87 on The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

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#17 on The Funniest Female SNL Alumni

#43 on The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni

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Maria Shriver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in American Studies
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Maria Owings Shriver is an American journalist, activist, author of six best-selling books, and former First Lady of California as the wife of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. She has received a Peabody Award and was co-anchor for NBC's Emmy-winning coverage of the 1988 Summer ...more

Age: 61

Birthplace: Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States, + more

Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, Television producer, Screenwriter, Author, + more

Credits: Last Action Hero, Dateline NBC, HBO Documentary Film Series, The Alzheimer's Project

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#17 on The Best Today Show Hosts

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Bill Ayers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in American Studies
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William Charles "Bill" Ayers is an American elementary education theorist and a former leader in the counterculture movement who opposed U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. He is known for his 1960s radical activism as well as his current work in education reform, curriculum, and instruction. In ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Professor, Author

Credits: The Weather Underground, Underground, Moving On

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Tom Pettit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in American Studies
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William Thomas "Tom" Pettit was an American journalist who was a television news correspondent for NBC from the 1960s through 1995. During most of that period, he filed reports for NBC Nightly News and served numerous times on the panel of Meet the Press. He served as one of NBC's floor reporters at ...more

Age: Died at 64 (1931-1995)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Profession: Journalist, TV Journalist

Credits: First Tuesday

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