15 Celebs Who Have College Degrees IRL
You know when they say that A-listers are just like everyone else? They go through adolescence and some even go onto college and end up having somewhat normal-ish lives. While these #girlboss celebs are known for their award-winning performances on the big screen or for having the best sense of humor of all time (we’re lookin’ at you, Mindy Kaling), they also graduated college with a degree IRL.
1. Jamie Chung: Fact: Jamie Chung graduated from UC Riverside with an economics degree before she was a reality star and actress. (Photo via Mike Coppola/Getty)
2. Ashley Judd: University of Kentucky’s #1 basketball fan may have graduated with a French degree, but you probably know her from being the #1 mom on the ever-so-popular Divergent series. (Photo via Frederick M. Brown/Getty)
3. Wanda Sykes: Apparently it is possible to be a marketing major and turn out as a super successful actress and comedian. Thought she majored in, um, humor? Us too. (Photo via Angela Weiss/Getty)
4. Mindy Kaling: If you’ve read Mindy Kaling’s book, then you’ll know that she studied at Dartmouth. Oh, and we can’t forget about the time she gave the funniest graduation speech ever. (Photo via Michael Loccisano/Getty)
5. Kourtney Kardashian: Yep, some of the Kardashian clan did in fact attend college. What we didn’t know? Kourtney graduated with a theatre degree. (Photo via Frederick M. Brown/Getty)
6. Tracee Ross Ellis: Okay, okay. We already loved Tracee Ross Ellis, but then when we found out she went to Brown. The obsession is even more real. (Photo via Vivien Killilea/Getty)
7. Martha Stewart: If you could take one wild guess on what Martha Stewart majored in, what would it be? Nope, crafting isn’t the answer. The correct response is European and Architectural History. (Photo via Jason Kempin/Getty)
8. Tina Fey: Everyone’s favorite Saturday Night Live cast member actually has a degree in drama from the University of Virginia. Hmm, no wonder she’s so good at her job! (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty)
9. Lupita Nyong’o: Not only did Lupita graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in film and theatre studies, but she also got her Master’s at Yale. Yep, she definitely deserves that Academy Award. (Photo via Frazer Harrison)
10. Emma Watson: It’s no secret that we’re
kind of really obsessed with Emma Watson (and Hermione, TBH). Apparently she went to college as a rebellion to fame. Hey, you learn something new every day. (Photo via Anthony Harvey/Getty)
11. Eva Longoria: If we had to guess what this A-List celeb majored in, our first guess would be totally wrong. The right answer? Kinesiology. Yep, you read that right. (Photo via Ian Gavan/Getty)
12. Mayim Bialik: We were not at all surprised that this The Big Bang Theory star plays a role that she could have IRL. A nerdy role fits this neuroscience grad perfectly. (Photo via Valerie Macon/Getty)
13. Lisa Kudrow: Yes, you CAN be a bio major and be cast on one of the most famous TV shows ever. This is *quite* reassuring for some of us college kids ;) (Photo via Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty)
14. Natalie Portman: You might think Natalie Portman was a drama grad after her performance in Black Swan, but this leading lady is an Ivy League grad with a psychology degree. (Photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)
15. Gina Rodriguez: Gina Rodriguez attended NYU Tisch School of Arts, so it’s no wonder she landed a role on Jane the Virgin *plus* won a Golden Globe. (Photo via Frederick M. Brown/Getty)
Are you getting ready to graduate this semester? Who is your favorite celeb with a college degree? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)