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    Updated on Apr 7, 2019. Posted on May 20, 2018

    23 Celebrities With Seriously Awesome Academic Credentials

    Luke from Modern Family is a member of Mensa!

    1. Lisa Kudrow has a published psychology paper about handedness and headaches.

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    2. Kristen Stewart has published a paper through Cornell University on Neural Style Transfer.

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    3. Nolan Gould is a member of Mensa and graduated high school at 13.

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    4. Steve Martin also joined the Mensa organization. He wrote about it in the New Yorker.

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    5. Ken Jeong is a doctor, and he still renews his medical license.

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    6. Mayim Bialik has a PhD in neuroscience.

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    7. Ashton Kutcher studied biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa.

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    8. Conan O'Brien graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard.

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    9. Shaquille O'Neal has a master's degree from the University of Phoenix and a doctorate in education from Barry University.

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    10. Gerard Butler pursued a law degree from Glasgow University.

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    11. James Franco has an MFA from Columbia, a master's in filmmaking from NYU, and he was accepted to Yale to pursue a PhD in English.

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    12. Tom Hiddleston knows four languages.

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    The actor can speak English, Greek, French, and Spanish.

    13. Jodie Foster knows five.

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    The actor can speak English, German, Italian, French, and she dabbles in Spanish.

    14. Natalie Portman and Shakira both know six.

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    Portman can speak English, Hebrew, German, Japanese, French, and Spanish. Shakira can speak English, Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Portuguese, and French.

    15. And Viggo Mortensen knows seven.

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    He knows English, French, Danish, Italian, Norwegian, Arabic, and Catalan.

    16. Questlove is an adjunct instructor at NYU.

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    17. Alicia Keys was valedictorian when she graduated high school at the age of 16.

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    18. David Duchovny was pursuing a PhD in English before he landed his role on X-Files.

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    19. Ashley Judd got a master's in Public Administration from Harvard.

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    20. Ben Stein is a graduate of Yale Law, an economics professor, and he's "written or cowritten roughly 30 books."

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    21. Kal Penn taught two courses at the University of Pennsylvania.

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    22. And finally, Karlie Kloss learns how to code in her spare time.

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    Jennifer Lawrence said on 60 Minutes that she never graduated middle school and does not have a high school diploma or GED. An earlier item in this post said she graduated early from high school. It has been removed.

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