10 Celebrities with out of this world science, technology, engineering, and mathematics degrees!
Who would’ve known?
1. Rowan Atkinson – Atkinson gained the highest marks in the year before going on to Oxford where he studied for an MSc – and where he fatefully met Richard Curtis. Prior to meeting Curtis and co-writing and starring in the Blackadder series, Atkinson believed his future lay in electrical engineering.
2. Dolph Lundgren – Known for his hulking physique as Russian boxer Ivan Drago in Rocky IV and Gunner Jensen in The Expendables, Dolph Lundgren doesn’t seem like he’d be at home in a lab coat. Wrong. He’s got a genius-level IQ of 160 and a master’s in chemical engineering.
3. Brian May – These days, people look at Brian May and think just one thing: Queen. But prior to blowing minds with his rock music, the musician was (and still is) a science geek. He earned a BSc in Physics and Mathematics and continued to complete PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College London, and now serves as Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.
4. Mayim Bialik – What does a teen star do after her hit 1990s sitcom? Why, she earns a doctorate in neuroscience, of course! At least that’s what Mayim Bialik did after the cancellation of NBC’s Blossom. Not only that, She triple majored as a undergrad at UCLA in Hebrew, Jewish studies, and neuroscience to boot!
5. Art Garfunkel – Art Garfunkel has a voice that can make any song divine. But did you know he was searching for the ultimate divinity of pure mathematics before he struck it big as a musician? Garfunkel eared first earned a history degree at Columbia before moving on to the master’s program in mathematics. Of course, that Paul Simon guy had to come along and distract him from his Ph.D. with some of folk’s most beautiful songs.
6. Ashton Kutcher – It’s pretty much the textbook definition of the American Dream: guy enrolls in college to pursue a degree in biochemical engineering, guy gets recruited by a talent scout, guy becomes a big name actor in LA, guy makes a bunch of rom-coms and marries Demi Moore for a little bit.
7. Donald Sutherland – Not only a highly-acclaimed, award-winning actor, Sutherland also earned his degree in Engineering and Drama at the University of Toronto.
8. Montel Williams – Emmy-award winning talk show host, actor, and… U.S. Naval Academy student? Williams received his bachelor’s in engineering with a minor in international security affairs from the famed Annapolis, Maryland academy, and continued to serve a distinguished military career for 12 more years before starting his talk show.
9. Harry Hill – A Perrier Award–winning English comedian, author and television presenter best known for narrating You’ve Been Framed! since 2004 and hosting TV Burp for eleven years between 2001 and 2012 on ITV. Before the massive collars Hill wanted to go into medicine, attending the St George’s Hospital Medical Schoolbefore training in neurosurgeryat the University of London – and he remains on the General Medical Council’s list of Register Medical Practitioners. He quit medicine because he felt “it wasn’t really me.”
10. Jimmy Carter (39th President of the Unites States of America) – Attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology and received a B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1946. In the Navy he became a submariner, serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets and rising to the rank of lieutenant. Chosen by Admiral Hyman Rickover for the nuclear submarine program, he was assigned to Schenectady, N.Y., where he took graduate work at Union College in reactor technology and nuclear physics and served as senior officer of the pre-commissioning crew of the Seawolf.