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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 nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her performance as Ginger McKenna in the crime drama film Casino, directed by Martin Scorsese. She received further acclaim and Golden Globe Award nominations for her roles in the 1998 drama The Mighty and the 1999 comedy The Muse. In 2004, Stone won the Emmy Award for ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 60

Birthplace: Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: Maryville, Tennessee, United States of America

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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 types. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 47

Birthplace: Port Hueneme, California, United States of America

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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 concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. His own term for himself was "bluesologist", which he defined as "a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues." His music, most notably on Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 62 (1949-2011)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

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