You don’t have to be a celebrity to get into an Ivy League School or qualify for a government sponsored educational program. With all that stardom success, these celebrities could never have guessed to be such big movie stars before even graduating. Some made it, some got dropped out, and some had to finish graduation even after creating a huge impact on the silver screen. One thing common in all these celebrities is that they all persevered to earn their respectable degrees from their lvy League School.
It’s hard enough being at the top of your game and having to star in such high grossing movies. But to earn an academic degree from a prestigious school does add a cherry on the top. Here is our list of the 5 female celebrities you didn’t know have graduated from an Ivy League School.
The first on our list is none other than the ‘Harry Potter’ fame star, Emma Watson. Her portrayal of the character Hermione Granger was exceptionally loved by her fans from all over the world. Not only is she a bona fide actress but also excels quite well in her academics too. She graduated with a degree in English Literature from Brown University in 2014. Shortly after that, she was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador to speak for Women’s Rights at an international forum.
The Black swan actress Natalie Portman has quite the reputation of being the beauty with brains. The actress has a degree in Psychology from Harvard University. Her professor has quoted saying ‘’she is a very determined person and capable of focused effort over a sustained period. She is now demonstrating the results of that determination and focus’’. With all that brain power, she also speaks Japanese, French, Hebrew, German and Arabic.
The talented ’10 things I Hate About You’ actress isn’t just a pretty face. With many ground breaking performances accredited to her name, Julia Stiles took a break from her acting career and decided to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Columbia University. She graduated in 2005 and resumed her mainstream film roles in films like the popular Bourne Series, Mona Lisa Smile, The Omen and many more.
The Academy Award nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was pre-destined to make it to the world of Hollywood with her family belonging to the same origins. But no one could have guessed that this cute charming Dark Knight Actress also holds a B.A Degree from the Columbia University in 1995 and also took a class with Uma Thurman’s father, Professor Robert Thurman. Later, her brother Jake Gyllenhaal also attended Columbia University but dropped out later.
The dark haired raven beauty, Jordan Brewster, from the ‘Fast and the Furious’ occult following series, graduated from Yale University with a B.A Degree in English in 2003. Her grandfather Kingman Brewster Jr was an educator and the president in the same university (1963-77). Along with her academics, she was named as the 96th hottest women by Stuff Magazine in 2002 and the 54TH sexiest women in the world by Maxim magazine in 2005.
With all that brain power, these celebrities aren’t just a pretty face after all. They certainly can be named as the sexist bookworms in the world.