99 Celebrities Who Went to Ivy League Schools People
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99 Celebrities Who Went to Ivy League Schools

Celebrities who went to Ivy League schools are those smarty pants actors, musicians, and other famous people in the entertainment industry who at one point in their careers attended one of the most prestigious universities in the country. All of these stars scored big for their work in Hollywood but judging by their schooling, they would have likely been successful in other fields as well.

Perhaps the most prestigious of them all, Harvard University, was once home to many of our favorite current actors and TV stars such as Conan O' Brien, Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, and Jack Lemmon. Yale University is no different with numerous famous alumni such as Meryl Streep, Edward Norton, James Franco, Claire Danes, Jodie Foster, Leiv Screiber, Paul Newman, and Anderson Cooper.

Hundreds of famous people have attended other Ivy League schools too, like Brown University, which was attended by Emma Watson, John Krasinski, and Julie Bowed, or Columbia University, once a place where Kathryn Bigelow, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christopher Reeve and Casey Affleck formerly studied. To round out the eight Ivy League schools, Cornell University has its share of stars, like Bill Nye, Bill Maher, and Jane Lynch, as does Dartmouth College, with alumni such as Mindy Kaling, Aisha Tyler, and Mr. Rogers, Princeton University, formerly home to Brooke Shields, David Duchovny and Ethan Cohen, and the University of Pennsylvania, with esteemed former attendees such as John Legend, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Trump, and Candice Bergen.

So while these celebrities who attended Ivy League schools might seen like some of your typical Hollywood airheads, all have high quality educations to fall back on should that whole TV, movies, or music thing not work out. Not a bad plan B at all!
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  1. Born: 1970
    Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    Profession: Spokesperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 1 more
    Institution: Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Harvard University, Graham And Parks
    Height: 5'10"
    Matt Damon - Harvard University : see more

  2. Born: 1949
    Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey, United States of America
    Profession: Spokesperson, Actor, Voice acting
    Institution: Bernards High School, Yale University, Vassar College, Dartmouth College, Yale School of Drama
    Major/Field Of Study: Drama
    Height: 5'6"
    Meryl Streep - Yale University : see more

  3. Born: 1963
    Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America
    Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 3 more
    Institution: Harvard University, Brookline High School
    Height: 6'3"
    Conan O'Brien - Harvard University : see more

  4. Born: 1981
    Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
    Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Film Director
    Institution: Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Harvard College, Syosset High School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Major/Field Of Study: Psychology
    Height: 5'2"
    Natalie Portman - Harvard University : see more

  5. Born: 1980
    Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Profession: Film Producer, Actor
    Institution: Harvard-Westlake School, Columbia University
    Height: 6'0"
    Jake Gyllenhaal - Columbia University : see more

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