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

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This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were english literature majors?" and "Which famous people studied english literature?"
Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in English Literature
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Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon is an American actress and producer. She made her film debut as the female lead in the film The Man in the Moon in 1991. In 1996, she appeared in Freeway and starred in Pleasantville in 1998. In 2000, she earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Comedy or Musical ...more

Age: 42

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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Megan Mullally is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in English Literature
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Megan Mullally is an American actress and singer. After working in theatre in Chicago, Mullally moved to Los Angeles in 1985 and began to appear in supporting roles in film and television productions. She made her Broadway debut in Grease in 1994 and she has since appeared in several Broadway ...more

Age: 59

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in English Literature
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Stephen John Fry is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist. After a troubled childhood and adolescence, during which he was expelled from two schools and spent three months in prison for credit card fraud, he secured a place at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he studied ...more

Age: 60

Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

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Kris Kristofferson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in English Literature
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Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and former soldier. He is known for writing and recording such hits as "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". Kristofferson is the sole ...more

Age: 81

Birthplace: Brownsville, Texas, United States of America

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