Acting is an art that not all can pursue and succeed at! If you thought acting was easy, we suggest you take a second thought about it. Celebrities give years of their life, trying to accomplish their name in the industry, while some simply drop out of colleges or schools for that one chance they get to make it big in the entertainment industry. But, surprisingly, there are also many famous actors who stuck to their education and went ahead to earning themselves a Master’s Degree. Also, there are some who worked in a different career altogether and just happened to chance upon acting and made it big in the entertainment industry. So, here is a list of 7 famous celebrities who also have awesome degrees to their credit.
The very handsome and good looking Bradley Cooper may make you think that he is just a pretty face, but in reality, the actor is a graduate from the Georgetown University with a degree in English. The actor wanted to join military school as a kid but later realized his love for acting and so pursued a career in acting. He however, received a Master’s Degree in Acting from the reputed Actors Studio Drama School, Pace University.
We all love Mr. Bean and his silly antics! But, did you know that Rowan Atkinson, the actor who portrays the role of Bean, is actually one of the most highly educated actors in the industry? Atkinson holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the reputed Oxford University. However, his love for acting fetched him a role in the much famous series, Not Your Nine O’Clock News that aired on the British Television.
Some people are just born intellectual and can achieve success in almost everything they do! Ken Jeong is one such actor who has both, brains and skills! The comedian who is most widely remembered for his role in the movie Hangover, is actually a doctor by profession and did his pre-med graduation from the Duke University, while he did his medical from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Known by her screen name of Amy Farrah Fowler from the famous CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, Mayim Bialik is a neuroscientist who did her Ph.D in Neuroscience from the reputed UCLA. The actress got her first role in a film when she was just 12 years, in a movie called Pumpkin Head. Throughout her teenage, she made small appearances in a number of television shows.
The handsome looking actor attended law school from the University of Glasgow. Gerad was also the president of the Law Society during his university days and also worked in a firm as a trainee lawyer, but had to quit right before he became a lawyer by profession.
The beautiful actress who shot to fame with her series, The Wonder Years is known for her love for the subject Maths. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the reputed UCLA. Not just that, she also has a Maths theorem named after her and has several books published just for fun.
The Academy Award winning actress is a graduate from the Harvard University. She enrolled herself in the university by her birth name and stayed off the radar to simply earn a degree in psychology. The actress is the perfect example of beauty with brains.