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Famous People who Majored in Psychology

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

Examples of people on this list include Natalie Portman and Lil Wayne.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were psychology majors?" and "Which famous people studied psychology?"
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Psychology
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Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag; June 9, 1981) is an actress and filmmaker with dual Israeli and American citizenship. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Portman made her feature film debut as the young protégée of a hitman in the action film Léon: The Professional (1994). While still in high school, she gained international recognition for starring as Padmé Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) and received critical acclaim for playing a precocious teenager in the comedy-drama Anywhere but Here (1999). From 1999 to 2003, Portman attended Harvard University for a bachelor's degree in psychology, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 37

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Psychology
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Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, activist, political commentator, actor, and television host. He hosted The Daily Show, a satirical news program on Comedy Central, from 1999 to 2015. Stewart started as a stand-up comedian but branched into television as host of Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central. He went on to host The Jon Stewart Show and then You Wrote It, You Watch It, both on MTV. Stewart has also appeared in several films, such as Big Daddy (1999) and Death to Smoochy (2002), but did few cinematic projects after becoming host of The Daily Show in 1999. He was also a writer and co-executive ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Jerry Bruckheimer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Psychology
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Jerome Leon Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1943) is an American film and television producer. He has been active in the genres of action, drama, fantasy, and science fiction. His best known television series are CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Without a Trace, Cold Case, and the U.S. version of The Amazing Race. At one point, three of his TV series ranked among the top 10 in the U.S. ratings—a unique feat in television.Some of his best-known films include Flashdance, Top Gun, The Rock, Con Air, Armageddon, Enemy of the State, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, and the Beverly Hills Cop, Bad Boys, Pirates of the Caribbean and National Treasure franchises. He also serves as a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Psychology
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Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and actor. His career began in 1995, at the age of 12, when he was discovered by Birdman and joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo The B.G.'z, alongside fellow New Orleans-based rapper B.G. The duo then joined the southern hip hop group Hot Boys, with Cash Money label-mates Juvenile and Turk, in 1997, which foresaw the release of their debut album, Get It How U Live!, that same year. The group became popular following the release of the platinum-selling album Guerrilla Warfare (1999) and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 36

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

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