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Top 37 Smartest Celebrities In Hollywood Who Have Remarkable Academic Achievements

Since our childhood, we have been told the importance of studying hundreds of times. Our parents, our teachers, and even friends keep thinking that going to college, securing a white-collar, nine-to-five job is the safest and quickest way to succeed. With so much pressure to study and follow the traditional career path, kids may feel like there’s no other road to success. However, many people dropping out show learning isn’t always the best choice. The most obvious examples are Hollywood celebrities.

Hollywood isn’t exactly known for being book smart. Many actors and singers don’t even finish high school, let alone attend college. Maybe it isn’t because they are not interested in studying. Pursuing an acting career often requires actors a flexible and busy schedule, which makes them hardly adhere to a timetable of a normal student. And obviously, quitting school doesn’t affect their path to success. Even they become famous and gain much more remarkable things when spending time focusing on their profession.

On the flip side, not all celebrities will easily decide to drop out rather than go to school. There are still famous people in Hollywood who did so well in maintaining a work-study life balance. Fame doesn’t prevent them from returning to school to pursue higher education. Not only did they complete their studies, but they also gained many remarkable academic achievements. Let’s see who they are!

#1 At the age of 13, Nolan Gould graduated high school

Source: Wikipedia

#2 Emma Watson studied well in both films and real life

Source: Pinterest

#3 Natalie Portman has been published twice in scientific journals

Source: The Times of Israel

#4 Matt Damon hatched the idea for “Good Will Hunting” as a Harvard student

Source: IMDb

#5 Connie Britton roomed with now-US Senator Kristen Gillibrand during a summer semester at Beijing Normal University

Source: Gettyimages

#6 Lupita Nyong’o graduated from Yale

Source: BBC

#7 David Duchovny attended two Ivy League schools

Source: Pinterest

#8 Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal studied at Columbia University

Source: Zimbo

#9 Ken Jeong is a licensed physician

Source: People

#10 Allison Williams is more than the smart one on “Girls”

Source: IMDb

#11 Rashida Jones got her BA in comparative religion from Harvard

Source: The Harvard Gazette

#12 Kara Hayward has been a Mensa member since she was nine

Source: Zimbo

#13 Mayim Bialik plays a neurobiologist on TV and has a Ph.D. in neuroscience in real life

Source: NPR

#14 Jodie Foster is a French scholar who attended Yale

`WSource: vanityfair

#15 Conan O’Brien graduated magna cum laude from Harvard

Source: NPR

#16 Mira Sorvino graduated magna cum laude from Harvard

Source: IMDb

#17 Edward Norton worked as an analyst for an entrepreneurial nonprofit

Source: Inc.

#18 Issa Rae graduated from Stanford with a degree in African and African-American Studies

Source: Wikimedia commons

#19 Tatyana Ali went to Harvard after “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

Source: Wikipedia

#20 Brooke Shields studied French literature at Princeton

Source: cheatsheet

#21 Elizabeth Banks graduated magna cum laude from UPenn

Source: IMDb

#22 Tyra Banks enrolled in a program at Harvard Business School for owners and presidents of companies

Source: POP SUGAR

#23 Mindy Kaling is an award-winning playwright

Source: USA Today

#24 Angela Bassett got both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale

Source: alumnispotlight

#25 Kesha had near-perfect SAT scores

Source: ELLE

#26 Eva Longoria has both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees

Source: People

#27 Ashley Judd got her master’s from Harvard

Source: ABC news

#28 Ashton Kutcher hoped to attend MIT or Purdue to study engineering

Source: vicongly

#29 Ellie Kemper went to Princeton and Oxford

Source: Princeton University

#30 Geena Davis is a Mensa’s member

Source: Wikimedia commons

#31 Jordana Brewster was a nerd at Yale

Source: iHow

#32 Alicia Keys dropped out of Columbia at 16 because of her career

Source: Chicago Suntimes

#33 Kate Beckinsale is fluent in four languages

Source: fabiosa

#34 Lisa Kudrow conducted clinical research on headaches

Source: Pinterest

#35 John Krasinski pursued an array of academic interests at Brown

Source: POP SUGAR

#36 John Legend worked at a prestigious consulting firm

Source: People

#37 Cindy Crawford studied chemical engineering on a scholarship at Northwestern University

Source: Daily mail

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