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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. ...more

Age: 43

Birthplace: Milford, Michigan, United States of America

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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 ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1922-2007)

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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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 ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America

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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 ...more

Age: 76

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