International Stars Who Are Actually Achievers in School

From award-winning actors to top musicians.
by Mylene Mendoza   |  Dec 1, 2020
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It will take more than a college degree to excel in the entertainment industry. Things like hard work and talent also come into play. But some celebrities just prove that they're achievers regardless of what field they decide to pursue. From award-winning actors to top musicians, these celebrities have been acing it in life even during their collegiate years.

Emma Watson

The Harry Potter star took up English literature as her major. She graduated from Brown University in 2014.

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Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford has both beauty and brains. She took up chemical engineering and graduated from Northwestern University on a scholarship. She was also a valedictorian in high school.

John Legend

John Legend is one of the most notable personalities who achieved an EGOT status, but his accomplishments have begun as early as his collegiate years. He graduated magna cum laude from Ivy League school University of Pennsylvania.

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Dylan and Cole Sprouse

The Suite Life of Zack and Cody stars decided to step away from the spotlight for a little while to pursue education. They both graduated from New York University ~with honors~, with Dylan majoring in video game design and Cole majoring in archaeology.

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Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow is most famous for her award-winning portrayal of Phoebe Buffay on the popular sitcom Friends. She graduated with a degree in biology from Vassar College. She also worked with her father (who is a physician) on a scientific study.

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Ken Jeong

You might remember Ken Jeong for his role on Crazy Rich Asians. What you might not know is that the comedian is also a licensed physician. He got his MD from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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Jeremy Zucker

Jeremy Zucker is a mainstay on Gen Z’s playlists these days. The singer-songwriter was actually a pre-med student. He graduated from Colorado College with a degree in molecular and cellular biology right before pursuing music full-time.

Rebel Wilson

Best known for her genius improvisations as Fat Amy on Pitch Perfect, Rebel Wilson graduated with a double degree in law and arts from the University of New South Wales.

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Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend were once Ivy League students. The members of the rock band actually met as college students at Columbia University and had their humble beginnings as a musical act there.

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