50+ Celebrities Who Went to Harvard
This list contains information about celebrities who went to Harvard University, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians and politicians attended Harvard University. Some of these celebrities attended Harvard as undergrads while others went to Harvard Law School. One famous actor lived with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore while he attended Harvard.
Who is the most famous person who attended Harvard? Natalie Portman tops this list. The actress graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. degree in psychology in 2003. Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky earned a degree in social anthropology from Harvard University in 1991.
Tommy Lee Jones graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Harvard University in 1969. He roomed with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore as an upperclassman. Matt Damon studied English and Theater at Harvard University from 1988 to 1992, but he did not graduate. He left in his senior year so that he could appear in the TV film "Geronimo."Do you think that attending Harvard gave these celebs a leg up in their careers? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
- Photo: Georges Biard / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0Natalie Portman graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with an Applied Baccalaureate degree in psychology.
- Born: 06-09-1981
- Age: 41
- Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
- Photo: Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0
Conan O'Brien graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1985. He was a writer and president for the Harvard Lampoon during his tenure at the school.
- Born: 04-18-1963
- Age: 59
- Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- Photo: MiamiFilmFestival / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0Rashida Jones graduated from Harvard University in 1997. While there, she participated in several organizations including the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club, Harvard Opportunes, and the Black Students Association.
- Born: 02-25-1976
- Age: 47
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
- Photo: Pete Souza / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0Barack Obama graduated with a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1991.
- Born: 08-04-1961
- Age: 61
- Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
- Photo: Dick Thomas Johnson / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0Tommy Lee Jones graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Harvard University in 1969. He roomed with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore as an upperclassman.
- Born: 09-15-1946
- Age: 76
- Birthplace: San Saba, Texas, USA
- Photo: Unknown / Wikimedia Commons / Public DomainAfter starting her college career at Radcliffe College, Stockard Channing graduated from Harvard University in 1965.
- Born: 02-13-1944
- Age: 79
- Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America