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

List contains people like Sharon Stone and Maria Bamford.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were creative writing majors?" and "Which famous people studied creative writing?"
Sharon Stone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Creative Writing
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Sharon Yvonne Stone is an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model. Stone first caught the public eye opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall. She then achieved international recognition for her starring role in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct by Paul Verhoeven. She was ...more

Age: 59

Birthplace: Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Fashion Model, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Casino, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, The Quick and the Dead

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#37 on The Best Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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Mark Doty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Creative Writing
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Mark Doty is an American poet and memoirist, and the winner of the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008. ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Maryville, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Poet, Author, Writer

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Maria Bamford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Creative Writing
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Maria Bamford is an American stand-up comedian, actress and voice actress. She is best known for her portrayal of her dysfunctional family and self-deprecating comedy involving jokes about depression and anxiety. Her comedy style is surreal, and incorporates voice impressions of various character ...more

Age: 46

Birthplace: Port Hueneme, California, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Adventure Time, CatDog, Stuart Little 2, The Martin Short Show

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Gil Scott-Heron is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Creative Writing
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Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and '80s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1949-2011)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Rapper, Musician, + more

Credits: Cool Runnings: A Reggae Movie, How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (And Enjoy It), 5 Sides of a Coin, UK Freedom Festival, Gil Scott-Heron: Paris Concert

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