Celebrities Who Graduated From College

Mindy Kaling

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With people like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian making more money in a year than most of us will ever make, it is always refreshing to see people who appear intelligent and attended college in

Hollywood. While a lot of actors go to school for majors such as theater or art, the whole college experience is really what teaches and matures someone, not necessarily their major. Here are 5 well known celebrities who attended college before becoming famous:

Tina Fey

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Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling is most known for her role as Kelly Kapoor on The Office. One thing great about her is that she not only acted in the show, but also wrote and produced. Mindy graduated from Dartmouth College in 2001. During her time there she was part of an improvisational comedy group called “The Dog Day Players”, and a contributing writer for the Dartmouth Hack-O-Lantern.

Tina Fey

Tina Fey is most known for her roles on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, but she was doing comedy writing long before that. While in high school she wrote a comedy article for her school newspaper, and was in improve groups in and after college. Fey graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in play writing and acting.

Conan O’Brien

Gerard Butler

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Conan O’Brien is known, like Tina Fey, for Saturday Night Live, as well as his talk show, Conan. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1985. His concentrations were history and literature. He wrote for the Harvard Lampoon humor magazine. 

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is well-known for her role in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, V for Vendetta, Black Swan, and many more. She went to Harvard University to study psychology and graduated in with her bachelors degree in 2003.

Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler was always a great student throughout his life, no matter what the subject was. These good grades got him was accepted to Glasgow University to study law. While in school, he became President of the Law Society, and sang in a rock band called Speed.


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