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10 Stars Who Have A Ph.D. In Field You May Not Know

Celebrities are usually famous for their beautiful looks and some sort of talent, including singing, dancing or acting. Somewhat surprisingly, many celebs possess not only beauty or brawn, but also brains. The 10 celebs listed here are all remarkably successful performers in their own fields. However, they are also significantly well-educated with a Ph.D.


10. Brian May: PhD in Astrophysics

Best remembered as the lead guitarist for rock band Queen, Brian studied physics and mathematics at Imperial College London. He got his Ph.D. in astrophysics in 2007.


9. Robert Vaughn: PhD in Communications

This "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." star graduated with a Ph.D. in communications from the University of Southern California in 1970. He is one of the few celebs who earned a Ph.D. in an area they work in.


8. Bill Cosby: PhD in Education

This well-known funny man went to study for a Ph.D. in education after his world famous Bill Cosby Show ended. In addition he has also received a bunch of honorary degrees including nine doctorates.


7. Shaquille O'Neal: PhD in Education

This four time NBA champion completed his Ph.D. in education at Barry University in Florida in 2012. He knows he can't be a basketball player forever, so he'd also like to continue his studies in law school.


6. Peter Weller: PhD in Italian Renaissance Art History

This "RoboCop" star has a master's degree in Roman and Renaissance Art from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in Italian Renaissance art history from the University of California.


5. Frank Beall Ryan: PhD in Mathematics

In 1965, this former professional footballer got a Ph.D. in mathematics from Rice University. During this time he also became an assistant professor at the Case Institute of Technology.


4. Ken Jeong: PhD in Medicine

This South Korean Comic actor is best known for his role as Leslie Chow in The Hangover movie series. In fact, He is a licensed physician in California, with a Ph.D. in medicine.


3. Dexter Holland: PhD in Molecular Biology

This musician, songwriter, and singer of punk rock band The Offspring has a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Southern California. He says he finds studies just as exciting as punk rock.


2. Mayim Bialik: PhD in Neuroscience

"Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler," a neuroscientist in The Big Bang Theory, is just as smart in real life. She has a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California. She also studied the Hebrew language and Jewish Studies.


1. Greg Graffin: PhD in Zoology

This well-known punk rock singer from the band "Bad Religion" has a Ph.D. in zoology from Cornell University in the fields of anthropology, evolutionary biology, and geology.


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