Famous People who Majored in Communications

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List of famous people who majored in communications, including photos when available. This list of famous communications majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people will be towards the top. The names of the colleges or universities that these prominent communications majors attended are displayed next to each person's name- you can also see other bits of information such as what year the person was born and what kind of degree they received. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in communications you can use the "filter" bar to search for a specific name.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of famous people, including comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres. Some of these celebs even have degrees in communications. This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were communications majors?" and "What are the names of popular people who studied communications?"

Some of these people might not necessarily be actors or athletes, but they're certainly all renowned in their own line of work. When people ask "what are you going to do with a communications major", you can now send them to this page of successful communications majors. 

Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Communications
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Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he co-created and co-wrote with Larry David. For its final two seasons, they were also co-executive producers. Seinfeld also co-wrote and co-produced the 2007 animated film Bee Movie, in which he voiced the protagonist. In 2010, he premiered a reality series called The Marriage Ref. He directed Colin Quinn in the Broadway show Long Story Short at the Helen Hayes Theater, which ran until January 2011. He is also the creator and host of the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. In his stand-up comedy career, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 64

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

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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Communications
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Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003. Her stand up career started in the early 1980s, culminating in a 1986 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Carson likened her to Bob Newhart, and invited her for an onscreen chat after her set; DeGeneres was the first female comedian invited by iconic host to join him for such a discussion, at a time when such an invitation was widely regarded as one of the most influential endorsements available for a comic. As a film actress, DeGeneres ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 61

Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, United States of America

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Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Communications
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Christopher Crosby "Chris" Farley was an American comedian and actor. Farley was known for his loud, energetic comedic style, and was a member of Chicago's Second City Theatre and cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live between 1990 and 1995. Farley and Chris Rock were introduced as two of the show's new cast members in early 1990. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 33 (1964-1997)

Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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James Gandolfini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Communications
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James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr. was an American actor and producer. Gandolfini was best known for his role as Tony Soprano in the HBO series The Sopranos. He garnered enormous praise for this performance, winning three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. His other notable roles included woman-beating mob henchman Virgil in True Romance, enforcer and stuntman Bear in Get Shorty, impulsive "Wild Thing" Carol in Where the Wild Things Are, and Albert in Enough Said. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 52 (1961-2013)

Birthplace: Westwood, New Jersey, United States of America

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