The 15 Most Educated Movie Stars in Hollywood

Acting isn’t a profession that requires a college degree or even a high school diploma. Yet contrary to “dumb actor” stereotypes, there are a number of stars with advanced degrees. Some of these educated movie stars will shock you! Whether they decided to pursue acting after completing their education or simply have a passion for learning that they’ve practiced throughout their lives, all of these actors are just as familiar with reading — or writing — academic tomes as they are with memorizing their lines in screenplays.

Here Are the 15 Most Educated Movie Stars in Hollywood:

15.) Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is one of Hollywood's educated movie stars

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  • Degree: Bachelors in Psychology
  • University: Harvard University

Natalie Portman enrolled at Harvard University. But no one realized it was her because she enrolled under her birth name, Natalie Hershlag. When she was there, she earned a bachelors degree in psychology.

She even wrote a letter to the editor of the Harvard Crimson