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List of famous people who majored in social work, including photos when available. This list of famous social work majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people will be towards the top. The names of the colleges or universities that these prominent social work majors attended are displayed next to each person's name- you can also see other bits of information such as what year the person was born and what kind of degree they received. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in social work you can use the "filter" bar to search for a specific name.

Everyone from Jamie Lee Curtis to Martin Short is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were social work majors?" and "What are the names of popular people who studied social work?"

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Jamie Lee Curtis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Social Work
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Lady Haden-Guest is an American actress and author. She made her film debut in 1978 by starring as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter's Halloween. A big hit, the film established her as a notable actress in horror, and she subsequently starred in Halloween II, The Fog, Prom Night, ...more

Age: 58

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Profession: Author, Actor, Voice acting, Writer

Credits: True Lies, Halloween, A Fish Called Wanda, Freaky Friday

Also Ranked

#21 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#85 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#23 on The Best Living American Actresses

#22 on The Best Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Social Work
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Martin Hayter Short, CM is an Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, singer and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He has starred in comedy films, such as Three Amigos, Innerspace, Father of the Bride, Pure Luck, Father ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: The Martin Short Show, Frankenweenie, Mars Attacks!, Jiminy Glick in Lalawood

Also Ranked

#96 on The Funniest People of All Time

#24 on The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

#10 on The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

#35 on The Best Short Actors

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Alana de la Garza is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Social Work
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Alana de la Garza is an American actress. She is best known for her role as ADA Connie Rubirosa on the NBC television series Law & Order. In 2014, she began starring as Det. Jo Martinez in the ABC series Forever. ...more

Age: 40

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: Law & Order, Forever, Mr. Fix It, Are You Here

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Amy Bloom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Social Work
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Amy Bloom is an American writer and psychotherapist. She has been nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Profession: Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Author, Writer

Credits: State of Mind

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