Legally Blonde

What Your Favorite Actors Majored In

This talented group of A-List actors getting their college degrees really goes to show how important getting an education is. 

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

College: Brown University

Major: English Literature

Before starting college, the actress took a gap year to film a movie. It took her 5 years to graduate, again having to take time off for her career. While in school she also got certified to teach yoga and meditation.


Natalie Portman

Natalia Portman

College: Harvard University

Major: Pshycology

Natalie was willing to let her education take priority over her acting career. While at school she was the research assistant for Alan Dershowitz, and she graduated with honors.


Ken Jeong

Ken Jeong

College: Duke University, University of North Carolina

Major: Medicine

This actors residency was completed in New Orleans while performing stand-up comedy, and winning the “Big Easy Laff-Off.”


Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones

College: Harvard University

Major: Religion & Philosophy

Rashida was involved in many clubs and organizations while in college, including the Harvard Opportunes, the Signet Society, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the Black Students Association, and the Harvard Radcliff Dramatic Club. 


Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler

College: Glasgow University

Major: Law

Not only was the actor a member of the school’s law society, he was also President of the organization.


Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

College: University of Pennsylvania

Major: Communication & Theater Arts

Elizabeth was a part of the Delta Delta Delta sorority and graduated Magna cum Laude.


John Krasinski

John Kransinski

College: Brown University

Major: English Literature

Before attending college, John took a gap year and taught English in Costa Rica. He spent his last summer as a college student interning on Late Night with Conan O’Brien writing scripts.


Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams

College: York University

Major: Theater

The actress originally wanted to learn about Cultural Studies, but changed her mind once she realized her talents. While in college she worked at the Necessary Angel Theatre Company.


Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler

College: New York University

Major: Fine Arts

During his freshman year of college he landed a role as Smitty on the Cosby Show. He also performed stand-up comedy regularly throughout his college days.


Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling

College: Dartmouth College

Major: Playwriting

While at Dartmouth, Mindy was part of the Dog Day Players Improv troupe and sang with the Rockapellas a capella group. She also wrote comic strips for the university newspaper.


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