This list rounds up information on teen celebrities who still finished college even after becoming stars. Several young celebrities went on to graduate from college. Some of these teen celebrities who graduated from college went to Ivy League schools, while others stayed closer to home. Many famous people in college decided to pursue degrees in art, literature, and acting.
Who is the most famous person on this teen celebrities who still finished college list? Natalie Portman takes the cake. She had already appeared in such films as Léon: The Professional, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, and Beautiful Girls by the time she graduated from Harvard University in 2003. Emma Watson, known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, graduated from Brown University in 2014, after the film series wrapped up.
Several famous young men also went on to graduate from college. James Franco, who first achieved notice as a teen actor on Freaks and Geeks, graduated from UCLA in 2008 and went on to receive his MFA from Columbia in 2010. Haley Joel Osment and Joseph Gordon-Levitt also earned their college degrees long after they were famous.Would you go back to college if you were famous? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
- Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domainJoseph Gordon-Levitt attended Columbia University from 2000-2004, long after he became a household name, first as a child star in Angels in the Outfield, then on 3rd Rock from the Sun, and in films like 10 Things I Hate About You.
- Carrie Underwood won American Idol in 2005. She followed-up that accomplishment by graduating magna cum laude from Northeastern State University the following year.
- Jodie Foster was only 12 years old when she co-stared in Taxi Driver as a prostitute, a role the earned her an Oscar nomination. In 1985 she graduated magna cum laude from Yale University.
- Brooke Shields already had a successful modeling career and starred the 1980 film The Blue Lagoon when she graduated from Princeton University in 1987.