Famous People who Majored in French Language

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

List is made up of a variety of people, including J. K. Rowling and Samuel Beckett.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were french language majors?" and "Which famous people studied french language?"

  • Bill Richardson
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    William Blaine Richardson III (born November 15, 1947) is an American politician, author, and diplomat, who served as the 30th governor of New Mexico from 2003 to 2011. He was also U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Energy Secretary in the Clinton administration, a U.S. Congressman, chairman of the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and chairman of the Democratic Governors Association. In December 2008, he was nominated for the cabinet-level position of Secretary of Commerce in the first Obama administration, but withdrew a month later as he was investigated for possible improper business dealings in New Mexico. Although the investigation was later dropped, it was seen to have ...more
    • Age: 75
    • Birthplace: Pasadena, California, USA
  • J. K. Rowling
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    Joanne Rowling ( "rolling"; born 31 July 1965), better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British novelist, screenwriter, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. The Harry Potter books have also been the basis for the popular film series of the same name, over which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and was a producer on the final films. She has also written under the pen name Robert Galbraith. Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty ...more
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Yate, United Kingdom
  • Roxana Saberi
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    Roxana Saberi (born April 26, 1977) is an American freelance journalist and former Miss North Dakota pageant winner. In 2009, she was held prisoner in Iran's Evin Prison for 101 days under accusations of espionage. She subsequently wrote a book about the experience. On April 8, 2009, the Iranian government charged Saberi with espionage, which she denied. She was subsequently convicted and sentenced to an eight-year prison term. An appeals court reduced the charge against her from espionage to possessing classified information, a charge which she also denied, and reduced her eight-year prison term to a two-year suspended sentence. She was released on May 11, 2009.
    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Belleville, New Jersey
  • Mary F. Sammons
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    Mary Sammons, a native of Portland, Oregon, is on Forbes' list of the 100 Most Powerful Women. She is the president and chief executive officer of Rite Aid Corporation and is the first woman to serve as chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) for a year.
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
  • Samuel Beckett
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    Samuel Barclay Beckett (; 13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, theatre director, poet, and literary translator. A resident of Paris for most of his adult life, he wrote in both English and French. Beckett's work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human existence, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humor, and became increasingly minimalist in his later career. He is considered one of the last modernist writers, and one of the key figures in what Martin Esslin called the "Theatre of the Absurd."Beckett was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his writing, which—in new forms for the novel and drama—in the destitution of ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1906-1989)
    • Birthplace: Foxrock, Republic of Ireland
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland