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

This list below has a variety of people in it, from Glenn Close to Giada De Laurentiis.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were anthropology majors?" and "Which famous people studied anthropology?"
Dax Shepard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Anthropology
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Dax Randall Shepard is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. He is best known for his work in the feature films Employee of the Month, Without a Paddle, Let's Go to Prison, and Hit and Run, the last of which he also wrote and directed, and the MTV practical joke reality series Punk'd. He has portrayed the character of Crosby Braverman in the NBC comedy-drama series Parenthood from 2010 to 2015. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: Milford, Michigan, United States of America

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#4 on The Best Celebrity Podcasts, Ranked

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Kurt Vonnegut is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Anthropology
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Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was an American writer. His works, such as Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, and Breakfast of Champions, blend satire, gallows humor, and science fiction. As a citizen, he was a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a pacifist intellectual, who often was critical of the society that he lived in. He was known for his humanist beliefs and was honorary president of the American Humanist Association. The New York Times headline at the time of his death called him "the counterculture's novelist." ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 85 (1922-2007)

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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#56 on The Best Writers of All Time

#11 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

#20 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#9 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

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Glenn Close is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Anthropology
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Glenn Close is an American film, television and stage actress. Throughout her long and varied career, she has been consistently acclaimed for her versatility and is widely regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation. She has won three Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards and received six Academy Award nominations. Close began her professional stage career in 1974 in Love for Love, and was mostly a New York stage actress through the rest of the 1970s and early 1980s, appearing in both plays and musicals, including the Broadway productions of Barnum in 1980 and The Real Thing in 1983, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Her first film role was in The World ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America

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#10 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#18 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#17 on The Best Actresses Working Today

#82 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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Michael Savage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Anthropology
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Michael Savage is an American radio host, author, activist, nutritionist, and political commentator. He is the host of The Savage Nation, a nationally syndicated talk show that aired on Talk Radio Network across the United States. By 2009 The Savage Nation had an audience of 8 to 10 million listeners on 400 stations across the United States, making it the second most listened-to radio talk show in the country at the time. Beginning October 23, 2012, after several weeks off the air, Michael Savage returned through a new syndicator, Cumulus Media Networks. By April 2013, according to the radio industry's Talkers Magazine, he had 3.5+ million weekly listeners, putting him in a six-way tie for ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 76

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

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