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Brooke Shields The Blue Lagoon actress graduated from Princeton University in 1987, where she was a member of the Princeton Triangle Club. John Lamparski - Getty Images

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John Krasinski Krasinski graduated from Brown University in 2001 with a degree in English, four years before he starred in The Office. Jason Mendez - Getty Images

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Emma Watson The Harry Potter actress graduated from Brown University in 2014, where she received a degree in English literature. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

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Colin Jost The SNL writer and "Weekend Update" anchor graduated from Harvard University in 2004, where he was the president of the Harvard Lampoon. Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images

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Natalie Portman Attending Harvard at the same time as Colin Jost, Portman graduated from the university in 2003 with a degree in Psychology. Jesse Grant - Getty Images

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Conan O'Brien The late night host graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude in 1985, where he concentrated in History and Literature. Pacific Press - Getty Images

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Jodie Foster The Silence of the Lambs actress graduated from Yale University magna cum laude in 1985, where she wrote her thesis on Toni Morrison with the assistance of Henry Louis Gates Jr. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

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Anderson Cooper In 1981, the news anchor graduate from Yale University, where he majored in Political Science. J. Countess - Getty Images

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Tracee Ellis Ross Ross attended Brown University, where she graduated with a degree in Theater in 1994. Mike Coppola - Getty Images

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Matt Damon The Good Will Hunting actor attended Harvard University, but left just before finishing his degree to star in Geronimo: An American Legend. Emma McIntyre - Getty Images

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Maggie Gyllenhaal The actress moved to New York in 1995 to attend Columbia University, where she went on to study Literature and Eastern religions. She graduted in 1999. Vincent Sandoval - Getty Images

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Jake Gyllenhaal When his sister was a senior at Columbia University, Gyllenhaal entered the college as a freshman. He eventually dropped out two years later to pursue acting full-time. Mark Sagliocco - Getty Images

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Shonda Rhimes In 1991, Rhimes graduated from Dartmouth College, where she studied English and film studies. Frazer Harrison - Getty Images

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Bill Nye In 1977, Nye graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. John Lamparski - Getty Images

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Rashida Jones The actress and producer graduated from Harvard University in 1997, where she belonged to various clubs on campus, including the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. VALERIE MACON - Getty Images

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David Duchovny The X-Files actor graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1982 and then went on to pursue a master's degree from Yale University. Rodin Eckenroth - Getty Images

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Julie Bowen Majoring in Italian Renaissance Studies, Bowen graduated from Brown University, where she performed in various plays and starred in the indie film Five Spot Jewel. Jim Spellman - Getty Images

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James Franco In 2010, while also receiving degrees simultaneously from NYU Tisch and Brooklyn College, Franco pursued and graduated with a master's degree from Columbia University. Debra L Rothenberg - Getty Images

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Angela Bassett In the 1980s, the How Stella Got Her Groove Back star received both her Bachelors and master's degrees from Yale University. Bertrand Rindoff Petroff - Getty Images

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Although he took a break from acting to attend Columbia University, Gordon-Levitt eventually left in 2004 to go back to working in Hollywood. David Crotty - Getty Images

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Mira Sorvino The actress graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude in 1989, with a degree in East Asian Studies. She also studied in Beijing, China during her years at the university. Amy Sussman - Getty Images

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Edward Norton Years before he starred in Fight Club, Norton graduated from Yale College with a Bachelor's in History. Rich Fury - Getty Images

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Lupita Nyong'o After graduating from Hampshire College, the actress pursued a master's degree from the Yale University School of Drama. Roy Rochlin - Getty Images

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Ed Harris While attending Columbia University, the Truman Show star competed on the school's football team . JC Olivera - Getty Images

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Ellie Kemper The Office star graduated from Princeton University in 2002, where she wrote her 82-page senior thesis titled "Isn't It Ironic?". Dia Dipasupil - Getty Images

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B.J. Novak The actor, writer and producer attended Harvard University after high school, where he graduated in 2001. Taylor Hill - Getty Images

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Mindy Kaling Before she became known as an actress and screenwriter, Kaling graduated in 2001 from Dartmouth College with a degree in Playwriting. John Shearer - Getty Images

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Casey Affleck Although Affleck attended Columbia University for two years, he eventually left to pursue career opportunities. Ernesto Ruscio - Getty Images

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Connie Britton The Dirty John actress graduated from Dartmouth College in 1989, where she studied Asian studies with a concentration in Chinese. She also studied in Beijing with now-U.S. senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Gregg DeGuire - Getty Images

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Liev Schreiber The Defiance actor pursued his master's degree at the Yale University School of Drama, where he graduated in 1992. Michael Tran - Getty Images

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Julia Stiles In 2005, Stiles graduated from Columbia University, where she studied English literature. Kevin Mazur - Getty Images

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David Alan Grier After graduating from the University of Michigan, Grier went on to receive a master's degree from the Yale School of Drama in 1981. Bruce Glikas - Getty Images

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Elizabeth Banks In 1996, Banks graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Karwai Tang - Getty Images

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Wentworth Miller A member of the Princeton Tigertones and the Quadrangle Club, Miller graduated from Princeton University in 1995 with a degree in English. David M. Benett - Getty Images

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Ashley Judd In 2010, the actress went to Harvard University and received a master's degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Astrid Stawiarz - Getty Images

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Dean Cain In 1988, Cain graduated from Princeton University, where he was on the football team and dated fellow star Brooke Shields. Maury Phillips - Getty Images

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Aisha Tyler Tyler graduated from Dartmouth College in 1992, where she co-founded the Dartmouth Rockapellas, an all-female a capella group that focused on singing about social awareness. John Sciulli - Getty Images

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Henry Winkler After graduating from Emerson College, Winkler went on to attend the Yale School of Drama, where he received a master's degree in 1970. Michael Kovac - Getty Images

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Jenny Slate Graduating from Columbia University in 2004, Slate helped form the improv group Fruit Paunch. Kevin Mazur - Getty Images