Most Harry Potter fans have taken that Pottermore test, or one of the litany of quizzes that sort Muggles into Hogwarts houses. Everyone wants to know where they fit within the parameters of the four houses – the Sorting Ceremony is like an extremely fun version of a personality test. But what about famous HP fans? Sorting celebrities into Hogwarts houses can be an entertaining challenge.
Which Hogwarts houses would celebrities be in? Many spotlight-loving actors or actresses seem like surefire Gryffindors, swaggering daredevils who would be at home on the Quidditch pitch. But don't underestimate the strong Slytherin streak in many stars – achieving success takes ambition, after all.
Well, ask and ye shall receive. Here are some notable people, sorted into Hogwarts houses by their personality traits. Some of these celebs in Harry Potter houses might disagree with their choices – but they'll just have to take it up with the Sorting Hat.
Jennifer Lawrence is a Gryffindor through and through. She embodies the best and worst parts of the house: she's confident, outspoken, brash and, at times, irritating.
Lawrence is undeniably charismatic, but she can also be... a lot. She seems like she's probably the most fun to be around but also, like you'd need to take a break from that charm offensive from time to time. Like most Gryffindors, she's brave and charismatic but also kind of a showboat.
President Donald Trump had every opportunity, a sizeable fortune, and every chance to prove himself a success. Yet the guy has filed for bankruptcy multiple times. He's had a number of failed business ventures, despite having that Trump name brand behind him. Sure, he managed to become president thanks to a quirk of the American electoral system, but that doesn't discount all his past failures.
In other words, Trump is a squib – a person born of a wizarding family with zero magical abilities. Trump came from money, but has suspect business acumen. Squib.
Could Taylor Swift be in any other house but Slytherin? Her inner serpent only became more apparent once she began leaning into the snake imagery with the release of her 2017 album Reputation. But beyond the snakes, Slytherins are all about using charm and influence to get what you want – and that's Swift to a T.
Swift has revealed herself to be more than an awe-shucks-country-guitar-break-ups-are-sad girl, showing her true colors as a conniving, shrewd pop star who refuses to condemn Donald Trump or neo-Nazis. Swift is ambitious to a fault and she won't let anyone stand in the way of what she wants. In other words, Swift is the Voldemort of pop music.
Don't confuse Lisa Kudrow with her most recognizable alter ego, Phoebe Buffay; the Friends actress is far from ditzy. In fact, Kudrow is basically a genius. She studied biology at Vassar College and was one of four authors on a paper that linked left-handedness to migraines and cluster headaches. She also comes from smart stock; her father, Lee Kudrow, is a neuroscientist.
Kudrow definitely belongs in the smartest Hogwarts house. No doubt she'd ace Potions.