LEARNCelebrity Scholars: Stars With Surprising Uni Degrees!


When you think of your favourite celeb, you probably don’t think of them as a uni graduate. They’ve already had so much success it can be hard to imagine them finding time to study! It might surprise you to learn, however, that before they were famous, your favourite stars hit the books. Check out our list of super brainy celebs that have a surprising uni degree.

Rebel Wilson – Law

She’s the super funny comedian and actress that got her big break alongside Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect, but there’s more to Rebel than meets the eye. The Sydney born celeb has a Law degree from the University of New South Wales and has even represented herself in court!

Kourtney Kardashian – Theatre

It might surprise you that Kourtney studied Theatre Arts at the University of Arizona after finishing high school. We’ve always known that the Kardashians were much smarter than people give them credit for, but this is one sister with a very impressive piece of paper.

Chris Martin – Latin & Ancient Greek

He was the lead singer in one of the world’s biggest bands, but Coldplay frontman Chris Martin met his bandmates at University College London while completely a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Latin and Ancient Greek Studies. Is there anything he can’t do?

Lisa Kudrow – Psychobiology

We loved Lisa Kudrow when she starred as Phoebe in Friends but she is also super smart. Lisa has a degree in Psychobiology from the prestigious Vassar College in New York and even completed world-leading work on cluster headaches prior to starring in the hit sitcom. Overachiever much?!

Will Ferrell – Sports Journalism

He’s one of the funniest men in the business, but Will Ferrell hadn’t always planned to be an actor. Before he was famous, Will studied Sports Journalism at the University of Southern California and planned to go into sports broadcasting! Just imagine him commentating at the Superbowl!

We really admire these celebrities but your opinion matters most! Do you respect celebrities more if they’ve studied at uni? Let us know in the comments.

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