Famous People who Majored in Liberal Arts

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

People include everything from Julianna Margulies to Joan Lunden.

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

  • Julianna Luisa Margulies (; born June 8, 1966) is an American actress and producer. After several small television roles, Margulies achieved wide recognition for her role as Carol Hathaway on NBC's long-running medical drama ER, for which she won an Emmy Award. She also voiced Neera in Dinosaur (2000) and appeared in the miniseries The Mists of Avalon (2001). In 2009, she took on the lead role of Alicia Florrick in the American legal drama The Good Wife on CBS. Her performance garnered acclaim: she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series twice, a Golden Globe, and a Television Critics Association Award. In 2018, Margulies had a co-starring role as ...more
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Spring Valley, New York, USA
  • Joan Lunden
    Photo: D Dipasupil / Getty Images
    Joan Lunden (born Joan Elise Blunden on September 19, 1950) is an American journalist, an author, and a television host. Lunden was the co-host of ABC's Good Morning America from 1980 to 1997, and has authored eight books. She has appeared on the Biography program and Biography Channel. As of 2014, Lunden is a special correspondent for NBC's Today.
    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Fair Oaks, California, USA
  • Robert W "Bob" Floyd (June 8, 1936 – September 25, 2001) was a computer scientist. His contributions include the design of the Floyd–Warshall algorithm (independently of Stephen Warshall), which efficiently finds all shortest paths in a graph, Floyd's cycle-finding algorithm for detecting cycles in a sequence, and his work on parsing. In one isolated paper he introduced the important concept of error diffusion for rendering images, also called Floyd–Steinberg dithering (though he distinguished dithering from diffusion). One achievement was pioneering the field of program verification using logical assertions with the 1967 paper Assigning Meanings to Programs. This was a contribution to what ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 65 (1936-2001)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Santana Terrell Moss (born June 1, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami, where he earned All-American honors. Moss was picked by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft, where he spent 4 seasons with the team, before playing for the Washington Redskins for 10 seasons. Moss was selected as an All-Pro in 2005.
    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Virginia
  • Matthew H. Paull served as Chief Financial Officer of McDonalds Corp. from July 2001 to December 2007 and also its Senior Executive Vice President since July 2004.
    • Age: 71