jeremy lin went to harvard
Jeremy Lin has been blowing up lately. His virtually unstoppable skills on the court have garnered him a ton of attention, but amid all of the “Linsanity,” a lot of fans are forgetting that the guy has brains, too! In addition to a hoops hero, he’s also a Harvard grad. (Can you say “perfect?”) In his honor, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite smart stars and where they got all that sexy knowledge. Hit the books, ladies!
Not only is Maggie adorable (she and brother Jake have the same eyes!), she’s also whip smart. Before starring in blockbusters like The Dark Knight, she studied her butt off at Columbia, majoring in English literature and Eastern religions.
Before he earned his title of cutest guy in The Office, John Krasinski was the cutest guy in the Brown University play writing major.
You know someone so perfect that you want to hate them — but you can’t, because they’re that awesome? That’s Aisha Tyler. Tall, gorgeous, hilarious, and smart, she graduated from Dartmouth with degrees in government and environmental policy, and she’s fluent in Russian and Swahili. We’re jealous, but we still want to hang out with her.
Before she was a wife and mom-to-be, pop, movie, and former Lizzie McGuire star Hilary Duff was hitting the books for Harvard’s Extension School.
Before earning her Academy Award for The Black Swan, Natalie Portman was, well, an academic. She graduated from Harvard University with a psych degree. We bet it came in handy for that role!
James Franco’s academic career is almost as eclectic as his film roles. After getting his undergrad degree in English at UCLA, he headed to New York to extend his education. He studied writing at Columbia University, creative writing at Brooklyn College, and directing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts — phew! — and now he’s gunning for a doctorate at Yale. When you think about the academic load in addition to his filming hours, we can’t blame him for occasionally dozing off in class.
Before cracking us up on The Office and Parks and Recreation, Rashida Jones was pulling all nighters at Harvard, where she earned degrees in religion and philosophy.
Before kicking butt in the Bourne series with Matt Damon (more on him in a minute!), Julia studied English literature at Columbia University. We bet all that Shakespeare from 10 Things I Hate About You helped!
Before he was Jason Bourne, Matt Damon was a Harvard student, just like Jeremy Lin. Though he withdrew before graduating to focus on acting, we gotta give credit where it’s due — just getting in is an accomplishment to be proud of!
Though she’s known for her beauty — she’s a model and starred in Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and Antwone Fisher — Joy Bryant has some serious brains, too. She got her big break when a modeling scout spotted her at Yale University!
Before making getting locked up not look so terrible in Prison Break, Wentworth Miller got a bachelor’s degree in literature from Princeton University. As if those eyes weren’t enough to make us swoon!
Before her professional demands became too much to balance with her school work, Emma Watson studied at Brown University. She took some time off to focus on work and is rumored to be studying at Worcester College in Oxford, England in an exchange program before returning to Brown for her final semester.
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jeremy lin is a harvard graduate