Most don’t think actors and celebrities are very bright. But, sometimes appearances can be deceiving. In fact, you likely didn’t realize Kesha has an IQ of 140. And she’s not the only one. Many celebrities have high IQ’s equal to Stephen Hawking and/or advanced degrees from Ivy League colleges. But who are these famous brainiacs? Here are 25 Smartest Celebrities.
When she wasn’t a Death Dealer, Kate Beckinsale went to Oxford University to study Russian and French literature. She still fluently speaks Russian, French, and German.
We all love Conan O’Brien’s snappy wit and hilarious charm, but before he became famous for his late-night talk shows, O’Brien attended Harvard University and studied American History. While at Harvard, he was president of The Harvard Lampoon.
David Duchovny, mostly known for his role as Fox Mulder in the X-Files, was a Ph.D. student at Yale University, studying literature. He planned to become a writer. Before his time at Yale, he went to Princeton; there he received his B.A. in English literature.
Jodie Foster attended Yale University as well, graduating magna cum laude in literature in 1985. A little over ten years later, Yale gave her an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts.
Known for her characters Blossom and more recently Amy Farrah Fowler, Mayim Bialik earned her bachelor’s in neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish studies at the University of California. Then, she went on to earn a Ph.D. where she researched obsessive-compulsive disorder.