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Famous People who Majored in Theatre Arts

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theatre Arts
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Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and film producer. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, and is the recipient of one Academy Award from two nominations, and one Golden Globe Award from five nominations. Bullock made her acting debut with a minor role in the 1987 thriller Hangmen. Her breakthrough role was in the 1994 action film Speed. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 54

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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Padma Lakshmi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theatre Arts
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Padma Lakshmi is an American cookbook author, actress, model, television host and executive producer. Her debut cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two in 2006, for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. In 2010, Top Chef won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 48

Birthplace: Chennai, India

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Patrice O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theatre Arts
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Patrice Lumumba Malcolm Oneal Jr., usually credited as Patrice O'Neal, was an American stand-up comedian, radio personality, and actor. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 42 (1969-2011)

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

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Kaitlin Olson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theatre Arts
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Kaitlin Willow Olson is an American actress. A native of Oregon, Olson studied theatre in college and began her acting career as a member of the improvisational group Groundlings in Los Angeles. She made several supporting appearances in films and television in the early 2000s before landing the role of Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds on the FX black comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which she has starred in since 2005. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: Tigard, Oregon, United States of America

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