Famous People who Majored in Theatre Arts

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

List people range from Sandra Bullock to Padma Lakshmi.

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

  • Sandra Bullock
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    Sandra Annette Bullock (; born July 26, 1964) is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. She was the highest paid actress in the world in 2010 and 2014. In 2015, Bullock was chosen as People's Most Beautiful Woman and was included in Time's 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. Bullock is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. After making her acting debut with a minor role in the thriller Hangmen (1987), Bullock received early attention for her supporting work in the action film Demolition Man (1993). Her breakthrough came in the action thriller Speed (1994). She established herself in the 1990s with leading roles in ...more
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
  • Padma Lakshmi
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    Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan (born September 1, 1970), known professionally as Padma Lakshmi (Tamil: பத்மா லட்சுமி, pronounced [ˈpəd̪maː ˈləkʃmiː]), is an American author, actress, model, television host, and executive producer. She is the host of the US cooking competition program Top Chef. She has hosted the show continuously since season 2 (2006), with season 16 (2018) being the latest. For her work, she received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Host in 2009. She has published three cookbooks and one memoir. She has also ventured into acting in film and television, and hosted several cooking programs before Top Chef. She also launched her own kitchenware line.
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Madras, India
  • Patrice Malcolm O'Neal (December 7, 1969 – November 29, 2011) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and radio host. He grew up in Boston and developed an interest in stand-up comedy at a young age, first performing in 1992 when his act mainly focused on conversations with his audience.O'Neal became known for his conversational style, deconstructive analysis, and often confrontational point of view in his stand-up routines. His profile rose through appearances on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and, from 2002, XM Radio's Opie and Anthony. He hosted The Black Phillip Show on radio from 2006 to 2008. In 2010 O'Neal released his first and only hour-length special, Elephant in the Room for ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 41 (1969-2011)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Aimee Kaitlin Willow Olson (born August 18, 1975) is an American actress, producer and comedian. She began her career in the Groundlings, an improvisational group in Los Angeles, California, and had minor roles in several television series before being cast as Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds on the FX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia in 2005. She has also appeared in film, with roles in Leap Year (2010), The Heat (2013), and also provided the voice for Destiny in Finding Dory (2016). She also portrayed the lead role of Mackenzie "Mickey" Molng for two seasons on the Fox comedy series The Mick.
    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Linda Cardellini
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    Linda Edna Cardellini (born June 25, 1975) is an American actress. In television, she is known for her leading roles in the teen drama Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000), the medical drama ER (2003–09), the drama thriller Bloodline (2015–17), and the dark comedy Dead to Me (2019–present). She also guest starred in the period drama Mad Men (2013–15), for which she received an Emmy Award nomination. Cardellini's voice work includes the animated series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010–13), Regular Show (2012–15), Gravity Falls (2012–16), and Sanjay and Craig (2013–16). In film, Cardellini is known for her portrayal of Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo (2002) and its sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters ...more
    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Redwood City, California, USA
  • Andrew "Andreas" Katsulas (May 18, 1946 – February 13, 2006) was an American film and television actor.
    • Age: Dec. at 59 (1946-2006)
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA