English Department: Famous English Majors

Famous English Majors

Alan Alda (actor, writer)
Russell Baker (journalist)
Dave Barry (humorist)
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (television writer/producer)
Carol Browner (former Head of the Environmental Protection Agency)
Laura Bush (former First Lady, librarian)
James Cameron (director of Titanic)
Chevy Chase (comedian, actor, writer)
Tom Clancy (writer)
Mario Cuomo (former governor of New York)
Matt Damon (actor)
Vin Diesel (actor)
David Duchovny (actor)
Michael Eisner (Walt Disney CEO)
Jodie Foster (actor, filmmaker)
James Franco (actor)
Kathryn Fuller (World Wildlife Fund CEO)
A. Bartlett Giamatti (former President of Yale University and former Commissioner of Baseball)
Cathy Guisewite (cartoonist)
Joseph Heller (author of Catch 22)
Tommy Lee Jones (actor)
Stephen King (novelist)
Toni Morrison (Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning novelist)
Paul Newman (actor),
Conan O’Brien (talk show host)
Joe Paterno (Penn State football coach)
Sally Ride (astronaut)
Joan Rivers (comedian)
Diane Sawyer (broadcast journalist)
Martin Scorcese (director)
Paul Simon (songwriter, singer)
Steven Spielberg (filmmaker)
Marty Shottenheimer (San Diego Chargers coach)
Julia Stiles (actor)
Sting (singer, songwriter)
Brandon Tartikoff (television executive)
Clarence Thomas (U.S. Supreme Court Justice)
Emma Thompson (actor)
Grant Tinker (television producer)
Harold Varmus (Nobel laureate in medicine, former Director of National Institutes of Health)
Barbara Walters (broadcast journalist)
Pete Wilson (former Governor of California)
Sigourney Weaver (actor)
Reese Witherspoon (actor)
Bob Woodward (journalist, writer)
Renee Zellweger (actor)