Brainy and Famous! Celebrities With Graduate Degrees
OK, Natalie Portman doesn't have a graduate degree under her belt yet, but with her award-winning performance as Nina in the film Black Swan, the media spotlight has focused on the actress's brainy side—in high school s
Actor Hill Harper plays Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on CSI: NY—but if he wanted to, he could be a lawyer, politician or public policy guru instead. Harper has a bachelor's degree from Brown University and holds both a law degree and a master
The Emmy award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth has done everything from starring on Broadway as the good witch Glinda in the musical Wicked to guesting on the hit show Glee—and she attended Oklahoma City University
How would you like to be one every "world's best guitarists" list and be an astrophysicist? Before becoming the song writer and guitarist of legendary rock group Queen, Brian May earned a bachelor's of science in physics and
The actress Sigourney Weaver has certainly starred in her share of blockbuster films over the past 30 years. She's killed aliens in the Alien series, been possessed by ghosts in Ghostbusters and worked as an exobiologist on a 22n
The star of thrillers like Kiss the Girls and Double Jeopardy, actress Ashley Judd holds a bachelor's degree in French from the University of Kentucky. And, reflecting her humanitarian activism and interest in political causes, i
If the checks from reality TV and adult films stop coming in, legendary porn star Ron Jeremy might just be able to head back to his previous career—as a teacher. Yes, it turns out Jeremy has his bachelor's degree in education and theater
David Macklovitch is known to the world has half of electrofunk duo Chromeo, but he also holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in French literature from Montreal's McGill University. While not on tour, Macklovitch teaches at Columbia
If you're an Anglophile, you know the work of successful comedic actor Rowan Atkinson, creator of the character Mr. Bean. Atkinson's also starred in hit films like Four Weddings and a Funeral and Love Actually and it turns ou
Supermodel Christy Turlington isn't just a pretty face. She's graced over 500 magazine covers, been the face of Calvin Klein, starred in George Michael's video for his hit song "Freedom" and raked in millions in endorsements&mdas
Call him the "punk professor." Greg Graffin, the lead singer of iconic punk rock group Bad Religion, is a rocker by day and college professor by night. Graffin was an anthropology and geology double major as an undergrad at UCLA, and stayed
What does a teen star do after her hit 1990s sitcom? Why, she earns a doctorate in neuroscience, of course! At least that's what Mayim Bialik did after the cancellation of NBC's Blossom. She triple majored as a undergrad at UCLA
Don't be fooled by his drug dealing stoner character from the 2008 comedy Pineapple Express because actor, writer and director James Franco hits the books hard. He received an M.F.A. from Columbia University's writing program in 2010
If you think James Franco is an overachiever, you clearly know nothing about action star Dolph Lundgren. Best known for playing brutal Russian boxer Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, Lundgren's been in more than 40 action films, including 2010'
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