Math majors have included professional athletes, actors, writers (including the author of the original Dracula), not just students in white shirts and nerdy glasses. Here is a list of a few famous ones.

** Harry Blackmun** - Supreme Court Justice

**~ controversial Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister, has a PhD in mathematics from the University of Chicago**

__Ahmed Chalabi__**(AKA Charles Dodgson) ~ author of Alice’s adventures in wonderland and Through the looking glass, was a mathematician and logician who taught at Christ Church College Oxford. He was the author of a number of books on mathematics.**

__Lewis Carroll__**~ This actor, well-known with his buddy movies with Mel Gibson, has a degree in Statistics and worked as a statistician.**

__Danny Glover__**~ Maybe his ability to write songs with perfect melody has to do with being a math major.**

__Stephen Sondheim__**~ Paul Simon’s long-time collaborator, has a masters degree in mathematics from Columbia University (he left the PhD program to pursue his musical career)**

__Art Garfunkel__**~ American composer, studied mathematics and philosophy at the University of Chicago**

__Philip Glass__**~ basketball superstar, majored in mathematics until his junior year**

__Michael Jordan__**~ actress best known for playing Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, graduated summa cum laude in mathematics from UCLA. She is the author of the best-selling books**

__Danica McKellar____Math Doesn’t Suck__, and

__Kiss My Math__

**~ Secretary of Defense under Bill Clinton, received a PhD in mathematics from Penn State University (and a BA and MA from Stanford University, with George Pólya as his thesis advisor)**

__William J. Perry__**~ famous basketball player, nicknamed “The Admiral,” has a BS in mathematics from US Naval Academy**

__David Robinson__**~ quarterback who led the Cleveland Browns to the 1964 NFL title, had a PhD in mathematics from Rice University**

__Frank Ryan__**~ Nobel Prize-wining author of The Gulag Archipelago, had a degree in mathematics and physics from the University of Rostov**

__Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn__**~ author of Dracula, received honors in mathematics from Trinity college, Dublin**

__Bram Stoker__