Emma Watson, the “Harry Potter” heroine, graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and was named a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in 2011. She assisted in the launch of the HeForShe campaign while in this capacity.
Conan O’Brien graduated from high school as valedictorian and went on to study history and literature at Harvard. He was also the president of the Harvard Lampoon, and the school newspaper labelled him the “pre-eminent jokester” of his class.
Geena Davis graduated from Boston University and is a member of Mensa. Davis’ IQ is said to be in the top 2% of the population.
John Legend earned a magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied English with a focus on African-American literature. Legend also worked for Boston Consulting Group, one of the most prominent consulting firms in the world.
Despite being accepted to Harvard and Yale, Mayim Bialik chose UCLA in 2000 to pursue a degree in neuroscience as well as Hebrew and Jewish studies. Despite earning a huge break in acting with her role on “The Big Bang Theory,” she obtained her PhD in neuroscience in 2007.
Nolan Gould, best known for playing the dimwitted little brother Luke in “Modern Family,” has an IQ of 150 and has been a member of Mensa since he was a toddler. Gould even graduated from high school at the age of 13, outperforming his contemporaries academically.
Natalie was the first Harvard graduate to be honoured with an Academy Award for best actress and has been published in scientific journals twice. She also attended Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where her lecturers praised her academic abilities.
Before his major debut in acting, Ken Jeong studied pre-med at Duke University and was a licenced physician. He obtained his medical degree from UNC Chapel Hill and completed his residency in New Orleans. While working as a doctor, Jeong did stand-up comedy on the side, which led to his big break, being cast as an OB in the 2007 film “Knocked Up.”
Kate has always had a passion for reading and is a voracious reader. She studied French and Russian literature at Oxford University and is still competent in both languages, as well as German.
Jodie Foster began reading at the age of three, and she attended the Lycée Français de Los Angeles while pursuing her acting career. She went to Yale later in life to study literature but returned to acting after graduating.