They are talented and beautiful and make millions of dollars a year appearing in movies and television shows and lending their names to clothing and perfume lines. But once, a long time ago, they too rushed to class, crammed for exams, and ate dinner out of a vending machine from time to time.
Many celebrities began their adulthood just like you and I – in college. Quiz your friends on who went where and who graduated!
The Legends of the Fall star is quite the legend at University of Missouri. He majored in journalism and although he never graduated, he must have sure looked good on campus.
Long before she was one of the fab four in Sex and The City, Ms Davis used to hit the books at Rutgers University. She earned her degree long before becoming the household name she is today.
Matthew McConaughey and Owen Wilson
They say things in Texas are bigger, but things in Texas must have been hotter when these two attended University of Texas at Austin. Both of them worked hard and graduated.
Jerry Maguire’s leading lady joins Hollywood hunks McConaughey and Wilson in calling University of Texas at Austin her alma mater. She also earned her degree and graduated.
Paris Hitlon’s ex BFF attended University of Arizona. She dropped out.
Before appearing in two of the best movies about baseball – Field of Dreams and For the Love of the Game – Mr Costner graduated from California State University, Fullerton.
America’s sweetheart dropped out of East Carolina University long before winning an Oscar.
Requiring no last name, pop music’s mega star once was a student of the University of Michigan. The first lady of pop did not graduate.
If your friends got a perfect score for that round, try and stump them with this actress’ quote about college.
Black Swan actress Natalie Portman graduated from Harvard. She once said this of the experience: “I’m going to college. I don’t care if it ruins my career. I’d rather be smart than a movie star.”
Despite their differing colleges and experiences and level of education achieved, all these celebrities had one thing in common. They were determined to succeed in the field that they chose, and they worked hard until they did just that.
Keep in mind that college years are exciting and fun and that there are so many great opportunities just waiting to be had.
Reach for the stars and one day a writer might write a story about where you went to college. The sky is the limit!