Most of the celebrities are well-known for their talents and their abilities to entertain audiences. These personalities are famous for what they do and what they have achieved in their lines of work.
What quite a good number of people do not know however is that some of these celebrities are highly educated and have graduated from some of the best learning institutions in the world.
Here are some of the celebrities that you probably did not know are as educated as they actually are –
1. Rowan Atkinson
Popularly known as Mr. Bean, Atkinson is an English screenwriter, actor and comedian who will crack your ribs without even uttering a word. While he has been recognized as being one of the funniest actors there has ever been, this funny fellow has also made some rather incredible achievements in education. He is a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He has also been awarded an MSc in Electrical Engineering by The Queen’s College of Oxford.
2. Hugh Jackman
Hugh is widely known for his role as Wolverine in the film series X-Men. The Australian actor, producer and singer has won worldwide recognition for playing various roles in major films. What you probably do not know about this remarkable celebrity is that he is also an achiever in education. The versatile actor graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a degree in B. A. in Communications.
3. Hugh Grant
The English film producer and actor has received quite a number of awards, including a Golden Globe. He is also famous for his ability to charm any lady into falling in love with him. Besides being a romantic fellow, he is also an Oxford University alumnus.
4. Natalie Portman
Born in Jerusalem, Natalie is a famous actress who is known especially for playing the role of Padmé Amidala in Star Wars. Did you know that the Academy Award winner is also a graduate from Havard? She is also able to fluently speak Hebrew and Japanese.
5. Mayim Bialik
Any TV show fun would likely find Mayim a common face. The American actress who is pretty successful on the screen also doubles up as a neuroscientist. She attended UCLA, even though she had also been accepted by both Yale and Havard. She graduated with a B.S degree in neuroscience. She later pursued her Ph.D which she earned in 2007.
6. Conan O’Brien
Born Conan Christopher O’Brien, Conan is an internationally celebrated TV host. The American actor and producer has also appeared in numerous successful movies. It is likely to surprise you that The Simpsons’ writer is also an alumnus of Harvard University.
7. Ben Stein
The American actor, comedian and host is a common TV figure. He is the host of Game Show, an Emmy Award winning TV show. If you only know him for his roles on TV, then you probably do not know the fact that he is also a Columbia University’s Columbia College graduate.
8. Hill Harper
Born Frank Eugene Harper Hill Harper is an American TV, film and stage actor. He is also an author and is best known for his role in CSI:NY. Aside from his career in entertainment, Hill is also pretty educated. He graduated from the Harvard Law School with a degree in Law and he has also taken Masters in Public Administration.
9. Matt Damon
Matt is a common figure in the film industry, especially in action films. The Hollywood star who is also a voice actor and producer has more to him than what you see in films. He has been through Harvard. He however did not wait for his degree as he found entertainment greener.
10. Ashton Kutcher
An actor and a model, Kutcher is a famous figure, a personality that quite a number of ladies will find worth dying for. Behind those cute looks and talent on TV lies a well-educated person. He has a major in biochemical engineering from University of Iowa.