Have you ever wondered what are the academic achievements of your favorite celebrities? Celebs have got us glued to our screens thanks to their phenomenal acting! But have you ever thought about what did these celebs do before their acting took off? Aka where would they stand when it came to academics?

This is what your favorite celebs could have been doing if they weren’t “famous” and what are their academic accomplishments!

1. Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan

The Crazy Rich Asians and Eternals actress has actually graduated with a law degree from Oxford University back in 2004. After her graduation, she was also offered a job with a “leading law firm” in London. However, she turned down the offer and enrolled herself at the Drama Centre in London.

2. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

In 2003, Natalie graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. degree in psychology. She said she didn’t care if college ruined her career. She rather is smart than a film star.

3. Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Blanchett studied economics and fine arts at the University of Melbourne. She later took a break from studying so she could travel. But when she returned to Australia, she studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts and graduated back in 1992.

4. Meryl Streep


Meryl Streep

She graduated with a B.A in drama from Vassar College in 1971. Later she earned a Master of Fine Arts from Yale School of Drama.


5. Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik

In the case of Mayim, her role has definitely imitated life. She is recognized for her role as Amy Farrah Fowler who holds a neurobiology doctorate in Big Bang Theory. It wasn’t much difficult for her to portray it since she herself holds a doctorate in neuroscience.

As per the university’s website, she took a break from acting to attend the University of California, Los Angeles, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, Hebrew, and Jewish studies in 2000. She then enrolled herself in the Ph.D. program and earned a doctorate in neuroscience in 2007.

6. Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid

She revealed a few years back, she had been studying criminal psychology at New York University’s The New School. She took a break from studying to pursue her modeling degree. But she believes that her education has taken effect as she suspects everyone around her.

She once jokingly said, “I am literally profiling everyone. I’m sitting there like, that phone looks a little bit old to be an actual phone and I’m getting off at the next stop.”

7. Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow

Phoebe Buffay didn’t seem smart, but Lisa Kudrow definitely is! She graduated from Vassar College in 1985 with a degree in biology.

8. Dylan and Cole Sprouse

Dylan and Cole Sprouse

The heartthrobs and ex Disney Stars, Dylan and Cole have graduated with honors from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualised Study in 2015. Dylan’s major was video game design while Cole’s was archaeology.

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