Famous People who Majored in Creative Writing

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
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    Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model. She is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award and has received nominations for an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. After modelling in television commercials and print advertisements, she made her film debut as an extra in Woody Allen's comedy-drama Stardust Memories (1980). Her first speaking part was in Wes Craven's horror film Deadly Blessing (1981), and throughout the 1980s, Stone went on to appear in films such as Irreconcilable Differences (1984), King Solomon's Mines (1985), Cold Steel (1987), Action Jackson (1988), and Above the Law (1988). ...more
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Mark Doty
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    Mark Doty (born August 10, 1953) is an American poet and memoirist best known for his work My Alexandria. He was the winner of the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008.
    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Maryville, Tennessee
  • Maria Bamford
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    Maria Elizabeth Sheldon Bamford (born September 3, 1970) 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 first comedy album and tour was The Burning Bridges Tour (2003), followed by her second album, How to WIN! (2007), and her third, Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome (2009). She appeared in her first feature film, Lucky Numbers (2000), before lending her voice to characters on many different animated shows, including Shriek on CatDog, and many more characters on American Dad!, Ugly Americans, Adventure Time, and BoJack Horseman. Bamford's film ...more
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Port Hueneme, California
  • Gilbert Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken-word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. 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 the albums Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and foreshadowed later ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1949-2011)
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
  • Jennifer Finney Boylan
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    Jennifer Finney Boylan (born on June 22, 1958) is an American author, transgender activist and reality television personality who is a professor at Barnard College of Columbia University and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is also widely known for her appearances on I Am Cait, a 2015-2016 spin-off of Keeping Up with the Kardashians starring her friend Caitlyn Jenner.
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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    • Age: 41
    • Birthplace: Santa Ana, California