At Princeton University, David Duchovny majored in what?

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At Princeton University, David Duchovny majored in what?

Few shows have such a large and devoted fan base as The X-Files. Millions of people still have the “I Want to Believe” poster hanging somewhere in their homes, thanks to the sci-fi series (perhaps in their basement office).

Because it was unlike anything else on television at the time, the series was an instant smash. Fans adored the show’s innovative storyline, but even more so the show’s main duo’s outstanding acting. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny embodied their characters so well that it’s impossible to envision anyone else in those positions. It’s also difficult to believe that David Duchovny almost pursued a completely other career path…

David Duchovny is a well-known actor.

David Duchovny grew up in New York City. He was always intellectually gifted and attended Collegiate School through his high school years. Duchovny was a standout student at the prestigious institution, where he was classmates with John F. Kennedy Jr. At his graduation, he was valedictorian, and he aspired to be a college professor one day.

Duchovny received a summa cum laude from Princeton, according to Best Life. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and then went on to Yale University to pursue his Ph. D., but he never finished his thesis. He realized his passion for performing while at Yale.

He began acting as a way to supplement his income while pursuing his school, but the life of an actor sounded far more tempting than that of a teacher. His first job was in a Lowenbrau beer commercial, and he quickly found himself on the big screen with a one-liner in the 1988 picture Working Girl. His charisma and superb appearance drew the attention of other Hollywood producers, and he began to receive more offers.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he appeared in a few additional films, including Kalifornia, in which he co-starred with Brad Pitt. He played a cross-dressing FBI agent in the cult hit Twin Peaks, and that’s when he really came into his own… This is a condensed version of the narrative. I hope you found it entertaining.

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