It can be hard to imagine that some of the biggest names in the world had a completely different life before they were rich and famous. But before they were A-list movie stars, bestselling authors, Olympic athletes or Nobel Peace Prize winners, many celebrities went to college, turning in term papers and cramming for final exams like every other hardworking student.
And then there are the celebrities who went back to school after they became famous, like Natalie Portman, who famously said, “I don’t care if [college] ruins my career. I’d rather be smart than a movie star.”
From community college to Ivy League, here’s where 30 famous faces went to school.