Celebs Who Didn't Get A Degree

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020, 6:18 am
By:Tony Williams

1.Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg has a career that has spanned four decades, directing such hits as Jaws, ET, Jurassic Park and the Color Purple, to name a few. After attending the University of Southern California School of Theater two times, before transferring to Long Beach State in California. Working as a seven day a week intern at Universal Studios, Spielberg got his start, attaining an honorary degree from the University of California in 1994, after his fame.

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2.Mark Wahlberg

This past summer, Mark Wahlberg finally graduated high school at the age of forty two. Having dropped out of high school at the beginning of nine grade. The movie star started as a rapper and model, with the moniker Marky Mark and frontman of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.

Mark Wahlberg-Celebs Who Didn't Get A Degree

3.Jessica Biel

Young Jessica Biel became known on television for her role on the hit show, 7th Heaven. At just fourteen years old, she played the older sister and second child of 7 children, but when she posed topless, at the age of eighteen, in the March issue of Gear, the producers of the show were not happy, and she left the show. She attended Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado.

Jessica Biel-Celebs Who Didn't Get A Degree

4.Clare Danes

At just fifteen years old, Clare Danes won the role of Angela on the hit television show, My So Called Life. After attending the New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies, the Professional Performing Arts School and the Lycee Francais de Los Angeles, she was accepted to Yale University. Two years later the psych major dropped out of college to pursue her acting career.

Clare Danes-Celebs Who Didn't Get A Degree

5.Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck hit it big when his screenplay and acting in Good Will Hunting earned him multiple awards in 1997. Hailing from Boston, Ben and his good friend, Matt Damon co-wrote and starred together in the award winning film. The two attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, even though they were two years apart. Affleck attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, before transferring to the University of Vermont, dropping out after one semester to pursue acting.

Ben Affleck-Celebs Who Didn't Get A Degree

6.Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera started her career on the Mickey Mouse Club and rose to fame with her solo album entitled, Genie in a Bottle. Known for her big voice, even at a young age, she experienced jealousy among her peers. After experiencing extreme bullying at school, she began home schooling, leaving North Allegheny Intermediate High School.

Christina Aguilera-Celebs Who Didn't Get A Degree

7.Johnny Depp

Award winning actor, Johnny Depp became famous for his role on the television series, 21 Jump Street, in the 1980's. Depp began playing in garage bands at the age of twelve after receiving a guitar as a gift from his mother, and dropped out of high school to pursue a career as a rock star, shortly after his parents divorced.

Johnny Depp-Celebs Who Didn't Get A Degree

8.Cameron Diaz

Actress and former model, Cameron Diaz rose to fame in such movies as Something About Mary and other high profile films. Born in San diego, California, but raised in Long Beach, California, where she graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School. With her fashion model career already underway at age sixteen, she signed with Elite Model Management.

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Adele was born in Tottenham, North London, England, with her father leaving her mother when she was only two years old. Two years later, at the age of four, Adele began singing and became obsessed with voices, the Spice Girls in particular. Graduating high school from the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology, she gives credit to the school for nurturing her singing talent.

Adele-Celebs Who Didn't Get A Degree

10.Taylor Swift

Pop star Taylor Swift was attending Henderson High School in Tennessee when in her junior year she transferred to a private Christian school, Aaron Academy, where she could take advantage of their homeschooling services. She graduated one year ahead of time, completing two years of schooling in just twelve months. Did you know Taylor Swift is famous for her feet?

Taylor Swift-Celebs Who Didn't Get A Degree

11.Zac Efron

Zac Efron comes from a middle class family and was raised in Arroyo Grand, California. His father, an electrical engineer, encouraged Zac into acting when he was just eleven years old, where he performed on stage in various shows, before being signed to Creative Artists Agency. After graduating from Arroyo Grande High School, he was accepted to the University of Southern California but instead took work on film projects.

Zac Efron-Celebs Who Didn't Get A Degree

12.Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan has been gracing the big screen since the tender age of eleven when she made her movie debut starring as twins in Disney's film The Parent Trap. Lohan started homeschooling in her junior year of high school, experiencing movie star status after roles in Freaky Friday and Mean Girls.

Lindsay Lohan-Celebs Who Didn't Get A Degree



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