Famous People who Majored in Drama

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Jennifer Garner and Kristen Bell.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were drama majors?" and "What are the names of popular people who studied drama?"

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Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People who Majored in Drama
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Kristen Anne Bell (born July 18, 1980) is an American actress. She began her acting career by starring in stage productions while attending the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and starred in the Broadway revival of The Crucible the following year. In 2004, she appeared in the action thriller film Spartan and received critical praise for her performance in the television drama film Gracie's Choice. Bell garnered critical acclaim for her first major role as the title character in the teen noir drama television series Veronica Mars (2004–07). For her performance, she was awarded a Saturn ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 35

Birthplace: Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States of America

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Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People who Majored in Drama
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Rachel Anne McAdams (born November 17, 1978) is a Canadian actress and activist. After graduating from a four-year theatre degree program at York University in 2001, she worked in Canadian television and film productions, such as the drama film Perfect Pie (2002), for which she received a Genie Award nomination, the comedy film My Name Is Tanino (2002), and the comedy series Slings and Arrows, for which she won a Gemini Award. In 2002, she made her Hollywood film debut in the comedy The Hot Chick. McAdams rose to fame in 2004 with the comedy Mean Girls and the romantic drama The Notebook. In 2005, she starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, the psychological thriller Red Eye, and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 37

Birthplace: London, Canada

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Molly Shannon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People who Majored in Drama
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Molly Helen Shannon (born September 16, 1964) is an American actress and comedian who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001. In 2017 she won the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film Other People. She has appeared in supporting roles in a number of films, such as A Night at the Roxbury (1998), Never Been Kissed (1999), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Osmosis Jones (2001), My Boss's Daughter (2003), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015). Her voice can also be heard in Igor (2008) and the Hotel Transylvania film series (2012-2018). ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 54

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

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Jennifer Tilly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People who Majored in Drama
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Jennifer Tilly (born Jennifer Ellen Chan; September 16, 1958) is an American actress, voice actress, and poker player. She is most recognised as Tiffany Valentine in the Child's Play franchise (1998–). Her first notable acting role was on the sitcom Shaping Up (1984), which she followed with her film debut in No Small Affair the same year. She is known for her distinctive voice and comedic timing. Tilly is a World Series of Poker Ladies' Event bracelet winner, the first celebrity to win a World Series tournament. She is the older sister of actress Meg Tilly. Tilly came to prominence when she received an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Olive Neal in Woody Allen's 1994 film ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 60

Birthplace: Harbor City, California, United States of America

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