Famous People who Majored in Anthropology
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 Randall Shepard (born January 2, 1975) is an American actor, writer, director and podcast host. He is best known for his work in the feature films Without a Paddle (2004), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), Employee of the Month (2006), Idiocracy (2006), Let's Go to Prison (2006), Hit and Run (2012), and CHiPs (2017), the last pair of which he also wrote and directed, and the MTV practical joke reality series Punk'd (2003). He portrayed Crosby Braverman in the NBC comedy-drama series Parenthood from 2010 to 2015. Since 2018, he has hosted the popular podcast Armchair Expert.
- Age: 48
- Birthplace: Milford, Michigan, United States of America
- Photo: Jean-Christian Bourcart/ Getty Images Entertainment / Getty ImagesKurt Vonnegut Jr. (; November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction, with further collections being published after his death. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969). Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Vonnegut attended Cornell University but dropped out in January 1943 and enlisted in the United States Army. As part of his training, he studied mechanical engineering at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and the University of Tennessee. He was then ...more
- Age: Dec. at 84 (1922-2007)
- Birthplace: Indianapolis, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Indiana
- Photo: Jemal Countess / Getty ImagesGlenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American actress and producer. "Long considered one of the great actresses of our time", according to Vanity Fair Magazine, she is the recipient of numerous awards, including three Primetime Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has been nominated seven times for Academy Awards, holding the record for the most nominations without a win for an actress. In 2016, she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame, and in 2019, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
- Age: 76
- Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America
- Michael Alan Weiner (born March 31, 1942), better known by his professional name Michael Savage, is an American radio host, author, activist, nutritionist, and conservative 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 until 2012, and in 2009 was the second most listened-to radio talk show in the country with an audience of over 20 million listeners on 400 stations across the United States. Since October 23, 2012, Michael Savage has been syndicated by Cumulus Media Networks. He holds master's degrees from the University of Hawaii in medical botany and medical anthropology, and a Ph.D. ...more
- Age: 81
- Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
- Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
Christopher LangtonChristopher Gale Langton (born 1948/49) is an American computer scientist and one of the founders of the field of artificial life. He coined the term in the late 1980s when he organized the first "Workshop on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems" (otherwise known as Artificial Life I) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1987. Following his time at Los Alamos, Langton joined the Santa Fe Institute (SFI), to continue his research on artificial life. He left SFI in the late 1990s, and abandoned his work on artificial life, publishing no research since that time. Langton is the first-born son of Jane Langton, author of books including the Homer Kelly Mysteries. He has two adult ...more
- Age: 75
- Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Fair useChristopher Johnson McCandless (; February 12, 1968 – c. August 1992), also known by the pseudonym Alexander Supertramp (Alex), was an American hiker who sought an increasingly itinerant lifestyle as he grew up. He is the subject of Into the Wild, a nonfiction book by Jon Krakauer that was later made into a full-length feature film. After graduating from college in 1990, McCandless traveled across the North American continent and eventually hitchhiked to Alaska in April 1992. There, he set out along an old mining road known as the Stampede Trail with minimal supplies, hoping to live simply off the land. In September, McCandless's decomposing body, weighing only 30 kilograms (67 lb), was ...more
- Age: Dec. at 24 (1968-1992)
- Birthplace: El Segundo, California