Oscar winner Natalie Portman graduated from Harvard in 2003. She was very serious about her studies and went by her birth name, Natalie Hershlag, while she attended the university.
John Legend had his choice of universities, and was offered scholarships to several Ivy League colleges. He eventually chose University of Pennsylvania, and studied African American literature.
Known for her famous role in the Harry Potter films, Emma Watson decided to put her film career on hold to further her education. She recently graduated from Brown University, with a degree in English literature.
John Krasinski also attended Brown University. He graduated in 2001, with a degree in theater arts and play writing.
After graduating high school as Valedictorian, Conan O'Brien went on to attend Harvard University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1985, with a degree in history and literature.
Amanda Peet graduated from Columbia University with a degree in history. It was while attending Columbia that she auditioned for a play and fell in love with acting.
In 2005, Julia Stiles graduated from Columbia University. She studied English literature, and has gone on to star in several blockbuster movies.
Princeton University can count David Duchovny among their illustrious alumni. He graduated from the University in 1982, with a bachelor’s degree in English literature.
Elizabeth Banks ran a work study program and was part of a sorority while attending the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1996, with a degree in communications and theater arts.
Paul Giamatti was elected to the Skull Bones secret society while attending Yale University. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in English, and went on to earn a Master's degree in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama.
Daughter of the famous Quincy Jones, Rashida Jones graduated from Harvard in 1997 with a degree in religion and philosophy. She also participated as a member of Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatrical Club while attending the University.
Edward Norton attended Yale University at the same time as Paul Giamatti. He graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor's degree in history. He was also a competitive rower for the University.
A star since she was a child, Oscar winner Jodi Foster put her career on hold to attend Yale University. She earned a degree in literature in 1985.
Oscar winner Meryl Streep is not only talented, but well educated. She earned her Bachelor's degree in drama from Vassar College. She then went on to earn her Master's degree from the Yale School of Drama.