When we think of celebrities, we picture glitz, glamour, and red carpets, but there’s a lot more to them than meets the eye. They have talent and brains and possess astounding academic credentials that might leave you in awe:
Shaquille O’Neal: Doctorate in Education
After his illustrious NBA career, he went on to earn an Ed.D in Human Resource Development from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.
Ashley Judd: Master of Public Administration
Ashley Judd majored in French at the University of Kentucky; went to the JFK School of Government at Harvard University, where she pursued a Master of Public Administration degree.
Dolph Lundgren: Master of Chemical Engineering
Famous for his iconic role in the Rocky franchise Ivan Drago, pursued a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering at The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
David Duchovny: Master of the Arts
Known for his enigmatic portrayal of Fox Mulder in “The X-Files,” he earned a BA in English Literature from Princeton University; then to Yale, where he obtained a Master’s degree.
Rowan Atkinson: Master of Electrical Engineering
The beloved Mr. Bean holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s College, Oxford.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Bachelor of Business
Known for his Terminator persona, pursued a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Gerard Butler: Law Graduate
Butler attended the University of Glasgow School of Law, where he graduated and even accepted a job as a trainee lawyer at a law firm.
Ashton Kutcher: Bachelor in Biochemical Engineering
One of the talent is Ashton Kutcher who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemical Engineering from the University of Iowa.
Rebel Wilson: Law School Graduate
The comedic genius behind the popular “Pitch Perfect” series, graduated from law school in 2009, having attended the University of New South Wales.
Freddie Highmore: Double First-Class Honors
Freddie pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Arabic from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, graduated with a double first, which is the British equivalent of first-class honors.
Talent and brains
While they may be admired for their talents in the entertainment industry, their dedication to education and their remarkable achievements in various academic fields are equally praiseworthy.
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