The 5 Most Educated Movie Stars in Hollywood

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Acting isn't a profession that requires a college degree, or even a high school diploma. Yet contrary to "dumb actor" stereotypes, there are a number of stars with advanced degrees. Whether they decided to pursue acting after completing their education, or simply have a passion for learning that they've practiced throughout their lives, all of these actors are just as familiar with reading—or writing—academic tomes as they are with memorizing their lines in screenplays.
The 5 Most Educated Movie Stars in Hollywood

2Mayim Bialik

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Anyone who watched the 1990s TV series "Blossom," the movie "Beaches" or is a fan of the current TV series "The Big Bang Theory" is familiar with Mayim Bialik. What's less known is that the actress is a real-life scientist with a Ph.D. in neuroscience. Her doctoral dissertation focused on obsessive compulsive disorders among people with Prader-Willi syndrome and how their overactive hypothalamus affects their behavior. Bialik has also written a book about parenting, "Beyond the Sling," based on her studies about hormones, and designed a middle school curriculum for teaching children about neuroscience.

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