Celebrity Geniuses, Yes They Are Real.

Dean Gee
3 min readJun 1, 2022

Some unexpected brainiacs in Hollywood…

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It is rare that we think of super intelligent people being Hollywood celebrities. Sure, there are some people that attain celebrity status because of their genius, like the late Stephen Hawking, or Einstein. This article is about people known for just being celebrities and not for their genius, who are geniuses.

I think social media has created celebrities out of people of less than average intelligence, but there are also many talented celebrities of high intelligence.

Natalie Portman

Has a psychology degree from Harvard. She also speaks 6 languages. Natalie also has twice published articles in scientific journals, which is impressive.

In highschool, Natalie co-authored a paper about a method for the production of hydrogen from sugar via enzymatic reactions.

Mayim Bialik

Who we know as ‘Blossom’ has a degree in neuroscience, Hebrew and Jewish studies. She was also accepted her into Harvard and Yale.

We also know her for her role in the show ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and to fit the genre of the show, she received her PHD in neuroscience in 2007.

Conan O’ Brien

Let’s move to talk show hosts, Conan O’ Brien, one of the longest working talk show hosts. Well, Conan has a Harvard connection too. Conan is a literature and history graduate, and he was president of the Harvard Lampoon comedy magazine. He graduated High School as Valedictorian in 1981. That’s top of the class there Conan, excellent. He won a national award for a short story he wrote called ‘To Bury the Living’, so from a young age, he established his career as a writer.

Jodie Foster

What about silence? Silence of the Lambs, that famous movie, well Jodie Foster known for her role in Silence of the Lambs and many other movies, was a gifted child. She could read when she was just 3 years old, and she loves foreign languages, and is competent in most European languages. She graduated ‘magna cum laude’ from Yale, for literature.

Sharon Stone

It’s all about instinct, you know, Basic Instinct the movie, who can forget Sharon Stone? Sharon is…



Dean Gee

Corporate Director, writing about health, weird phenomena, leadership, good ideas, in Data Driven Investor,Illumination.