Although the Hollywood stereotype surrounds the idea that celebrities are simply looks and charm, many of our favorite idols are actually more than that! Select celebrities have made a point to place their education at the forefront of their priorities and a few have even announced their decision to take an acting hiatus to attend Ivy League despite their ascension into stardom. Whether Ivy League is part of the celeb’s reputation such as Natalie Portman and Emma Watson, or perhaps their education flew under the radar, follow along for 12 celebs who pursued education and attended Ivy League schools:
12. Claire Danes
Although Claire Danes found Hollywood success with her hit TV show My So Called Life and in various films including Romeo & Juliet and Little Woman, the star decided she wanted to pursue education to gain “a sense of self and development.” She attended Yale for two years before making the decision to drop out to continue pursuing her ultimate calling: acting! Although for some this may seem like a mistake, clearly Dane’s decision served her well and she even earned herself a Golden Globe for her role as Carrie Mathison on Homeland.