38 Majored in something besides Acting - 32 American
Clare-Hope Ashitey - Harlem’s Kitchen - Brit. Studied Anthropology at SOAS University of London. Trained at Centre Stage School of Performing Arts, Southgate in high school.
Deborah Ayorinde - Them - Began acting as a child and attended a stage school in London before moving to the US. BA Film Production, Howard University where she took acting for non-majors. Has also studied with Penny Templeton, Vince Pisani, and Vera Katz.
Cassian Bilton - Foundation - Brit. Did a lot of Theatre at Oxford University with an undisclosed major. Also a member of The National Youth Theatre and The National Youth Film Academy.
Mike Cabellon - Untitled L.A. Mayor comedy series - Degree in Advertising from Loyola University Chicago - Trained at UCB.
Aimee Carrero - Someone Out There - BA International Relations, Florida International Univeristy.
Shanley Caswell - Raising Kanan - BA Cultural Anthropology, UCLA. Had been acting in local theatre in Florida since she was 8. Has studied at New York Film Academy/Harvard Program, and with Dave Glowacki, Deborah Dion, Geoffrey Owens, Tess Kirsch, and Leigh Kilton-Smith.
Emma Caymares - My Village - BFA Dance, SUNY Purchase.
Zach Cherry - Severance - Studied Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College. Attended a high school with a great performing arts program including improv, did improv throughout college, and is on the GOAT team at UCB in NYC.
Desmond Chiam - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - Aussie. Law degree from University of Melbourne and MFA in Screenwriting from USC.
Austin Crute - My Village - BFA Recorded Music NYU/Tisch.
Shannon Dang - Kung Fu - BS Business Administration, UC Riverside. Fitness model, former LA Clippers dance team member, and current LA Rams cheerleader. Has studied acting at Lesly Kahn & Co.
Delante Desouza - Untitled Lakers Project - BS Computer Science, University of Maryland. Studied acting at the Arena Players in Baltimore since he was 14 and did plays throughout college. Has also studied with Bob Krakower, Mark McKinnon, and Susan Scher.
Grace Gummer - Dr. Death - BA Art History and Italian, Vassar College. Meryl Streep’s daughter.
Reina Hardesty - Maverick - BA Communications with a concentration in Public Relations, Cal State Fullerton.
Chelsea Holmes - This Country - BA English Language and Literature, Florida State University. Company member at IO in Chicago.
O’Shea Jackson Jr. - Swagger - Studied Screenwriting at USC. LA native, Rapper and son of Ice Cube. Has coached with Aaron Speiser and Susan Batson.
Sarunas J. Jackson - Games People Play - Played basketball at Post University with an undisclosed major and then an international professional league.
Zainab Johnson - Upload - Degree in Math from an undisclosed college. Standup comic and former schoolteacher.
Abraham D. Juste a.k.a. Da’Vinchi - Vegas High - Degree in Criminal Justice from College of Central Florida. Instagram star. Has coached with Shari Shaw.
Steven Krueger - Yellowjackets - Studied pre-law at the University of Virginia. Staff faculty member at John Rosenfeld Studios.
Mike Lane - Jefferies - BA International Relations and History, UC Davis where he was the director of Birdstrike Theatre impov. UCB regular.
Alice Lee - Crazy for You - BM Music Business, NYU/Steinhardt.
Tyler Lepley - Amazon comedy series - BS Criminal Justice, Kutztown University. Studies with Ivana Chubbuck.
Olivia Liang - Kung Fu - BA Communications, UC San Diego. Took the Acting for the Camera course at UCLA and has also studed at John Rosenfeld Studios and UCB.
Abraham Lim - Clickbait - BFA and MFA in Film, NYU/Tisch. Has studied acting with Jeffrey Marcus and at The Groundlings.
X Mayo - American Auto - AA in Film/Editing, Los Angeles Film School. Improv and sketch writing at UCB.
Zackary Momoh - Americanah - Brit. Studied Business and Marketing at an undisclosed university, but didn’t graduate. Trained in twice-a-week classes at Identity School of Acting.
Chido Nwokocha - Sistas - BS Health Services Administration, Ohio University. Former collegiate and arena league football player. Has studied at Film Acting Bay Area and Studio 24.
Taylor Ortega - This Country - BFA Communications with a minor in Film & Electronic Arts, Cal State Long Beach; MFA Creative Producing, Columbia University. Performer at UCB.
Punam Patel - The Kenan Show - Journalism Major/Theatre Minor at U. Florida and trained at Second City in Chicago.
Octavio Pizano - Coyote - Mexican. Either majored in Business or Film at San Francisco State University. Took acting classes at an undisclosed studio while in high school in Vancouver and has taken assorted classes at Holy Wood Acting Studio, Scott Sedita Studio, Actors Circle Theater, TVI Studios, Simmons and Scott, The Edge, The Acting Corps, Sal Dano Studio, and The Actors Work.
Meaghan Rath - Jury Duty - Canadian. Studied Cinema and Communications at Dawson College. “Parents put me in acting classes since I was a little kid.”
Kyanna Simpson - Vegas High - BA Entertainment and Media Studies, University of Georgia.
Krystal Smith - This Country - Studied Pre-Law at Morehouse College. YouTube personality.
Freddie Stroma - The Crew - Brit. BSc Neuroscience, University College, London. Former member of the National Youth Theatre. BBC TV guest appearances while at university and took a year off to shoot Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Glo Tavarez - Rita - Studied Economics for three years at an unnamed college. NYC UCB regular.
Agneeta Thacker - Dash & Lily - Northwestern University with an undisclosed major.
Devyn A. Tyler - Clarice - BA French and Francophone Studies, Columbia University. Studied theatre at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston where she was a YoungArts Gold Winner in Theater and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Mother is an actress.