Have you ever wondered what would the celebrities do, if they ever face a dormant phase in their career? Well, here’s a surprise! There are several actors and actresses out there who are bigger achievers than we think them to be. Yes, they have the good looks and talent, but they also have the brains! So brace yourself, as we bring you a list of highly educated celebrities in Hollywood:
Natalie Portman – Degree: BA in Psychology
She stunned the viewers with her exceptional performance in Black Swan. This Harvard graduate once quoted for a dignified newspaper – ‘I don’t care if (college) ruins my career, I’d rather be smart than a movie star.’ (sic). Beauty with brains, isn’t she?
Huge Jackson – Degree: BA in Communications / Trained Journalist.
Before appearing as the raging mutant on the big screen, this super-talented actor graduated with a Bachelors degree in Communication, from University of Technology, Sydney. And it doesn’t end there, Hugh is also a trained journalist.
Arnold Schwarzenegger – Degree: Bachelors in Business and International Economics
All we think about when we look at Mr. Schwarzenegger is his superhit Terminator series and his body-building stints. What you probably don’t know that he is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin on Business and International Economics.
Hugh Grant – Degree: BA in English Literature
Good looking, charming and drool-worthy! Ladies swoon every time he flashed his million dollar smile. But did you ever think this lover boy was an Oxford graduate?
Lucy Liu – Degree: BSc. in Asian Languages and Cultures
Fluent in five languages and a spokesperson for various awareness and fundraising events, this Charlie’s Angel is quite a nerd. She holds degree in Bsc. in Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Michigan.
Rowan Atkinson – Degree: Master of Arts in Electrical Engineering
Funny man Atkinson made us laugh with his hilarious and nonsensical shenanigans as Mr. Bean. But in reality, he’s quite an egghead! He has completed his Master of Arts in Electrical Engineering from Oxford University. Way to go, Mr. Bean!
Lisa Kudrow – Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology
We all love Phoebe Buffay, don’t we? The care-free blonde from Friends was a medical researcher for 10 years before stumbling into acting. As much as we love the fact she holds a degree, we still like Lisa as the comedic genius she is!
James Franco– Degree: Currently a comparative literature Ph.D candidate
Surprised? So are we! Entitled with tags such as the Stoner of the Year or sex symbol, James is actually a very educated man. We must say that he definitely good at acting, as there nothing about this good looking actor that say hes a nerd! #Impressed
Ken Jong – Degree: Zoology and Medicine
Remember Mr. Chow from Hangover series? The comedic genius completed his medicine at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. Believe it or not, but this funny guy is a licensed obstetrician!
Conan O’Brien – Degree: Major in Literature and History
Another Harvard graduate! Conan who is known for his brilliant comic timings was not only a valedictorian, but has also won several writing competitions. A celebrated television host, Conan holds a graduate degree – magna cum laude (great honors) in History and Literature.
There you go, these are some of the well-known celebrities who were already achievers, way before they made their presence felt in the entertainment industry.