Famous People who Majored in Performing Arts

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Daniela Ruah and Anna Torv.

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

  • Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah (born December 2, 1983) is a Portuguese-American actress best known for playing NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye in the CBS police procedural series NCIS: Los Angeles.
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
  • Kristin Chenoweth
    Photo: Digitas Photos / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    Kristin Dawn Chenoweth (; born Kristi Dawn Chenoweth, July 24, 1968) is an American actress and singer, with credits in musical theatre, film and television. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Broadway. In 2003, she received wide notice for originating the role of Glinda in the musical Wicked, including a nomination for another Tony. Her television roles have included Annabeth Schott in NBC's The West Wing and Olive Snook on the ABC comedy-drama Pushing Daisies, for which she won a 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Chenoweth also starred in the ABC TV series GCB in 2012. Chenoweth sang ...more
    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA
  • Andrew James Matfin Bell (born 14 March 1986) is an English actor and dancer. He rose to prominence for his debut role in Billy Elliot (2000), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He is also known for his roles in the films King Kong (2005), Jumper (2008), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Snowpiercer (2013), Fantastic Four (2015) and Rocketman (2019), as well as starring as Abraham Woodhull in the television series Turn: Washington's Spies (2014).
    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Billingham, United Kingdom
  • Anna Torv
    Photo: Cristian Krause / Flickr
    Anna Torv (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian actress known for her roles as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on television series Fringe (2008–2013), for which she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series in 2011, and as Doctor Wendy Carr in Netflix's Mindhunter (2017–present).
    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
  • Ruth Alexandra Elisabeth Jones, (born 22 September 1966) is a Welsh television actress, novelist and screenwriter. She co-starred in and co-wrote the award-winning British comedy Gavin & Stacey and has appeared in many television comedies and dramas, such as Jimmy McGovern’s The Street with Timothy Spall (2009), and starring as Hattie Jacques in Hattie for BBC Four. She takes the lead role in the comedy drama series Stella for Sky 1 produced by Tidy Productions, the company she co-founded in 2008 with her husband David Peet, who is managing director.
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Bridgend, United Kingdom
  • Freema Agyeman (; born Frema Agyeman; 20 March 1979) is an English actress who is known for playing Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who and its spin-off series Torchwood, and Amanita Caplan in the Netflix science fiction drama Sense8. Following her departure from Doctor Who and a role in the BBC series Little Dorrit, Agyeman held a starring role as Alesha Phillips in the crime procedural drama Law & Order: UK between 2009 and 2012. In 2013, she made her US television debut on The CW's teen drama The Carrie Diaries as Larissa Loughlin, a style editor at Interview magazine. Other television appearances include Old Jack's Boat, Silent Witness, and Survivors. Agyeman also ...more
    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: London, England