A number of celebrities that are recognized today have studied to the highest levels studying in some of the most prestigious universities. Here is list of 10 most educated celebrities in the world:


1. Jodie Foster

Jodie did not let fame deter her from pursuing her education having made it in Hollywood at a young age of 14. In addition to French, Foster speaks English, Italian, and understands German.

The Oscar-winning actress has pursued an academic degree and went ahead to receive a Bachelor’s in English literature and an honorary Ph.D. from the prestigious Yale University. But she has no any online college degree till date.

2. Emma Watson


Emma Watson was among the famous young actresses in the world but that did not interfere with her education. Emma attended Brown University and Oxford University graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in English literature.

3. Art Garfunkel

Art Garfunkel earned a Bachelor’s degree at Columbia College where he majored in Art History. Garfunkel has a lots of online college degree.

He then took his academics to a higher level enrolling at Columbia University for a Masters degree in mathematics.


4. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is not a dumb blonde actor for he studied hard at school. In fact in school, Hugh was referred to as a bookworm because he was always busy studying. He went to Stanford University to study English literature.

5. Dexter Holland


Lead singer and guitarist for the band, “The Offspring” Dexter Holland has not only been successful in his career but was also a good performer in school. Dexter earned his Bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Southern California then, later on, earned his Master’s in molecular biology.

6. Rowan Atkinson

Commonly referred to as Mr. Bean, Rowan Atkinson, is one of the most educated celebrities ever. Though he is mostly seen as a comedian, he took his education seriously.

He is a graduate of Oxford University with a M.Sc. in electrical engineering. Rowan Atkinson was later on made an Honorary Fellow of the Queen’s College.


7. Bradley Cooper

Many people would not picture Bradley Cooper as an academic protégé. However, he is a graduate of Georgetown University having received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1997.

He then proceeded to New York City to join the Actors Studio Drama School at The New School where he earned his MFA in acting.

8. Meryl Streep


Meryl Streep has led a successful acting career in Hollywood having been termed as a natural talented actress. Besides that Meryl took her education seriously.

She has Masters of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama in 1975. The same school awarded her an honorary Doctorate in 1983.

9. Carrie Underwood

Though Carrie Underwood has climbed the ladder to become an American Idol winner, she believed that she would not succeed if she did not pursue education.

Carrie enrolled at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in mass communication majoring in journalism.


10. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is among the most educated celebrities that we have in Hollywood. Natalie is fluent in a number of foreign languages including French, English, Japanese, Arabic and Hebrew. She is a graduate of the prestigious Harvard University with a degree in psychology.

Natalie has also taken courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has also studied ballet. Interestingly, Natalie has managed to be a co-author of two research papers that are specifically published in scientific journals and has also given a lecture at Columbia University.

Natalie has always had the passion for education that is why she was dedicated in school giving it her all till she reached a point and said that she didn’t care if she dedicated all her time in college because she would rather be educated and give up being a movie star.