Famous People who Majored in English Literature

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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 nomination for Election. Witherspoon's breakthrough role came in 2001 with the box-office hit Legally Blonde and in 2002 she starred in the romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama, which emerged as her biggest live-action commercial success. In 2005, Witherspoon received worldwide attention and praise for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, which earned her the Academy Award, Golden ...more on Wikipedia

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 musicals. She is best known for playing the wealthy, alcoholic socialite Karen Walker on the Emmy Award winning TV sitcom Will & Grace from 1998-2006. From 2006 until early 2007, Mullally hosted the short-lived talk show The Megan Mullally Show. She has since appeared in guest-starring roles in television programs such as Parks and Recreation, Happy Endings, 30 Rock, Up All Night, Boston Legal, and a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

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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, he secured a place at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he studied English literature. While at university, Fry became involved with the Cambridge Footlights, where he met his long-time collaborator Hugh Laurie. As half of the comic double act Fry and Laurie, he co-wrote and co-starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie, and took the role of Jeeves in Jeeves and Wooster. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 61

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 writer of most of his songs, and he has collaborated with various other figures of the Nashville scene such as Shel Silverstein. In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in forming the country music supergroup, The Highwaymen. In 2004, Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He is also known for his acting work, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 82

Birthplace: Brownsville, Texas, United States of America

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