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34 Smart Celebs Who Went To Ivy League Schools

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3. Tracee Ellis Ross

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Class of: '94

Major: Theatre

Fun fact: Not only did Tracee attend the storied Ivy league, but she also went to Institut Le Rosey, often called the most exclusive boarding school in the world.

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9. Amanda Peet

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Class of: '94

Major: History

Fun fact: Amanda's husband is David Benioff, a noted novelist who brought George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones to your TV. David went to Dartmouth, so this is really a ~power~ couple right here.

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10. Julia Stiles

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Class of: '05

Major: English

Fun fact: When she entered Columbia, Julia was already famous for her roles in films such as 10 Things I Hate About You and Save the Last Dance.

11. Brian Hallisay

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Class of: '00

Major: Economics and History

Fun fact: Brian is married to Jennifer Love Hewitt. They have a daughter, Autumn, and are currently expecting their second child.

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16. Rashida Jones

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Class of: '97

Major: Religion and Philosophy

Fun fact: Before Harvard, Rashida attended the exclusive Buckley School in Sherman Oaks. Her classmates? None other than Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian.

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19. Natalie Portman

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Class of: '03

Major: Psychology

Fun fact: When Aaron Sorkin was writing The Social Network, he met with Natalie who told him some stories about her time at the Ivy League.

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23. Ellie Kemper

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Class of: '02

Major: English

Fun fact: Ellie acted throughout her time in school, which is awesome, considering the fact that her eighth grade drama teacher was Jon Hamm.

25. Brooke Shields

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Class of: '88

Major: French Literature

Fun fact: When she started at Princeton, Brooke was already famous because of her work in Pretty Baby, The Blue Lagoon, and Endless Love. And, of course, a very famous pair of Calvin Klein jeans.

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