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22 Celebrities Who Hold Prestigious College Degrees

"What, like it's hard?"

1. Natalie Portman graduated from Harvard with a psychology degree in 2003.

played Padme in "Star Wars"

2. Yara Shahidi began studying interdisciplinary sociology and African American studies at Harvard in 2018.

played Zoey Johnson on "Black-ish"

3. Emma Watson graduated from Brown University with a degree in English literature in 2014.

played Hermione in "Harry Potter"

4. Eva Longoria earned her master's degree in Chicano studies from California State University in 2013.

played Gabby on "Desperate Housewives"

5. John Legend earned his bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on African American literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999.

6. Lionel Richie earned an economics degree from Tuskegee University in 1974.

"Truly" singer

7. Lupita Nyong’o earned her bachelor's in film and African studies from Hampshire College in 2007 before graduating from the Yale School of Drama with a master's in acting in 2012.

8. Cole Sprouse earned a degree in archeology from New York University in 2015.

9. Ken Jeong was pre-med at Duke University before completing his medical degree at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995.

played Leslie Chow in "The Hangover"

10. Meghan Markle graduated from Northwestern University in 2003 with a bachelor's in theater and international studies.

Duchess of Sussex

11. Mayim Bialik earned her doctorate in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007.

played titular character on "Blossom"

12. Taraji P. Henson earned a drama degree from Howard University in Washington, DC in 1995.

played Cookie Lyon on "Empire"

13. Adam Sandler graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 1988 with a bachelor's in acting.

played Henry Roth in "50 First Dates"

14. 2 Chainz earned a bachelor's in psychology from Alabama University and played on the school's basketball team from 1995 to 1997.

part of rap duo  Playaz Circle

15. Wanda Sykes graduated from Hampton University with a marketing degree in 1986.

played Barbara Baran on "The New Adventures of Old Christine"

16. Spike Lee graduated with a bachelor's in mass communications from Morehouse College in 1979, then he earned an MFA in film production from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

"Da 5 Bloods" director

17. Bradley Cooper graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor's in English in 1997.

played Jackson in "A Star Is Born"

18. Sigourney Weaver graduated from Stanford in 1971 with a bachelor's in literature, then she pursued a master's in acting at Yale.

played Ellen Ripley in "Alien"

19. Meryl Streep graduated from Vassar College in 1971 with her bachelor's in drama and costume design, then she earned her MFA in drama from Yale.

played Miranda Priestly in "The Devil Wears Prada"

20. Bridgit Mendler is pursuing her PhD from the MIT Media Lab.

played Teddy Duncan on "Good Luck Charlie"

21. Jamie Foxx earned a degree in classical music and composition from United States International University in 1988.

played Ricardo Tubbs in "Miami Vice"

22. And Shaquille O'Neal earned a doctorate in education from Barry University in 2012.

NBA player