When you have money, fame, and fortune, you don’t need anything else, right? Wrong, many celebrities have actually had to study hard while making it big, and a few are simply geniuses, we’ll let you decide who is what. A common misconception is that famous celebrities studied something specific that got them on TV such as singing, dancing or acting, or even didn’t study at all! There are plenty of well-educated celebs out there; it’s just they don’t tend to scream their ultimate success from the rooftops; after all, you don’t need to if you’re already successful. Here are celebrities you probably didn’t know have a master’s degree.
Not everyone does things in the perceived correct order; James Franco was already rich and famous when he decided for himself that he wanted to pursue an education. He not only got himself an education, but he also has several degrees. He has a master’s degree in creative writing from Columbia University, a master’s in filmmaking from NYU and was accepted for a Phd. in English.
Dolph Lundgren made an appearance in one of the most famous movie franchises ever, Rocky, and also co-starred in the Expendables. This guy is known to be fierce-looking and strong – but what about his education? This guy isn’t just made of muscle, he’s got brains too. Lundgren hasn’t just got a degree, he has a master’s degree in engineering, as you do, but it doesn’t end there. Before he decided to commit to an acting career fully, he managed to get a scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. So, this guy can basically do anything he wants as he’s got the brains and the power.
Duchovny isn’t just a successful actor, as you well know due to his making it on to this list. Before he decided he wanted to be an actor he was excelling at his studies. He seems to have a way with words as he managed to get himself a master’s degree in English Literature, and he was so good that he managed to get himself nominated for a prestigious college prize for his poetry. We wonder if he has it published somewhere on the internet.
Sigourney Weaver is a highly prolific A-lister celebrity with an impressive resumé. Probably best known for starring in the Alien franchise as Ripley, this feminist icon had a complete education before she became famous, and it certainly paid off. Weaver has a Master of Fine Arts degree which she got from the prestigious Yale University college of drama. It must be nice being famous, talented and smart.
Ken Jeong shows the world that there are many sides to people, Jeong wasn’t just intelligent, he was a doctor! He is probably best known for his hilarious role in the movie The Hangover, but before he went on to be one of the funniest actors on screen, he got an M.D from the University of Carolina in 1995, after which he became a physician, treating people and performing comedy in the evenings. This guy is a true inspiration.
So the next time you take a look at an actor, it might just be worth looking up their resume.