Eva Longoria is a grad school graduate! After wrapping up a weekend at the Cannes Film Festival, the actress announced via Twitter on Wednesday that she graduated with her master’s degree in Chicano Studies from California State University.
“You’re never too old or too busy to continue your education!” she added, with the announcement.
Before receiving her master’s, Eva graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Kineseology from Texas A&M University, and just getting a college degree in general is a major feat for a busy celebrity. Check out our list of 10 others who found the time to pursue their greater education!
Starting in 1999, Natalie Portman took a four-year semi-break from acting to focus on her education. She graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During her time at Harvard, she also participated in extensive research and has even been published in scientific journals.
Sandra Bullock took care of her education before she began appearing on the big screen, and she graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Drama in 1986.
Adam Sandler graduated from New York University’s famous Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in Fine Arts in 1988. He performed comedy throughout college, and began his acting career after graduating.
This one’s a doozy. James Franco originally dropped out of UCLA to pursue acting, but went back in 2006, at age 28, to continue his education. After taking many more than the suggested amount of credits per semester, he graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in English. After that, he moved to New York, and enrolled in Columbia University’s MFA writing program, Brooklyn College (creative writing) and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (directing).
He ended up receiving his master’s from Columbia, and eventually earned a phD in English from Yale University. Wow.
Before moving to New York City to pursue an acting career, Jennifer Garner graduated from Denison University with a degree in Drama.
Kourtney Kardashian attended Southern Methodist University in Texas for two years, but transferred to the University of Arizona where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts (and a minor in Spanish).
Matthew McConaughey graduated in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin College of Communication.
Rachel McAdams graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from York University’s four year theatre program. She received honors with her graduation in 2001.
Tina Fey studied playwriting and acting at the University of Virginia and graduated with a degree in Drama in 1992.
Amidst her audition for American Idol, Carrie Underwood attended Northeastern State University, where she graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, emphasis in Journalism. She won Idol in 2005.