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99 Celebrities Who Went to Ivy League Schools

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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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    • Birthplace: Cambridge, USA, Massachusetts
    • Credits: Saving Private Ryan, The Departed, Good Will Hunting, Field of Dreams, 30 Rock, + more
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    • Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Credits: The Deer Hunter, Out of Africa, Kramer vs. Kramer, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Manhattan, + more
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    • Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Credits: Vanilla Sky, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Bewitched, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, Pootie Tang, + more
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    • Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
    • Credits: Thor, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Thor: The Dark World, Heat, + more
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    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Credits: Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain, Zodiac, The Day After Tomorrow, Prisoners, + more
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    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Credits: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, + more
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    • Birthplace: Boston, USA, Massachusetts
    • Credits: Fight Club, The Incredible Hulk, American History X, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, + more
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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Credits: Homeland, Princess Mononoke, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Stardust, My So-Called Life, + more
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    • Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Newton
    • Credits: The Office, Monsters vs. Aliens, The Muppets, Shrek the Third, Don Jon, + more
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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Credits: Parks and Recreation, The Social Network, The Muppets, I Love You, Man, + more
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    • Birthplace: USA, California, Palo Alto
    • Credits: Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Oz the Great and Powerful, Freaks and Geeks, + more
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    • Birthplace: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Credits: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, + more
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    • Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio, United States of America
    • Credits: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Soul Men, Duets, Soundtrack for a Revolution, A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!, + more
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    • Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
    • Credits: True Blood, X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, Almost Famous, X-Men 2, + more
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    • Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco
    • Credits: Scream, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Scream 2, The Hurricane, The Butler, + more
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    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, Granada Hills, California
    • Credits: Heat, Natural Born Killers, A Time to Kill, Divergent, Kiss the Girls, + more
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    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, San Saba
    • Credits: No Country for Old Men, Captain America: The First Avenger, Men in Black, Men in Black 3, Batman Forever, + more
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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Credits: The Other Guys, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Blue Lagoon, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Endless Love, + more
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    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Credits: Platoon, Scarface, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Conan the Barbarian, + more
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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Credits: The Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver, Contact, Elysium, Panic Room, + more
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