10 Super Smart Celebrities That Were Their Class Valedictorians

What do these famous actresses, actors, supermodels, musicians, and politicians have in common? Brains! The valedictorian is the student with the highest GPA in the graduating class and here are some of Hollywood’s A-List celebrities that received that honor!  The list will leave you pretty shook.

Let’s check to see which celebs have talent and brains!


Natalie Portman

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Portman was valedictorian of Syosset High School class of 1999. This was the same year “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace” released. Portman missed the premiere to study for finals. It was worth it! Portman went on to graduate from Harvard, so she basically does it all.


Troian Bellisario

The Pretty Little Liars actress was valedictorian of Campbell Hall High School’s 2005 class.


Cody Simpson

The Australian singer graduated top of his class in 2014 from Atlanta High School. Simpson juggled a pretty busy load in high school including Dancing with the Stars and working on his music but still managed to come out on top!


Alicia Keys

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At 16, Keys graduated top of her class from the prestigious Professional Performing Arts School in 1997. Keys went on to study at Columbia University. This girl is on fire with beauty, brains and an amazing voice!


Weird Al Yankovic

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Yankovic graduated top of his class at just 16 from Lynwood High School in CA. Who knew?! He even went on to Californa Polytechnic State University to get a degree in architecture.  It makes sense because there had to be a smart brain behind his Grammy-winning parodies!


America Ferrera

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The Ugly Betty actress graduated top of her class from El Camino High School in Los Angeles.


Conan O’Brien

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The comedian graduated top of his class from Brookline High School in 1981. O’Brien went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Harvard. He has his own late night talk show so he’s funny and smart.


Cindy Crawford

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The supermodel graduated valedictorian from DeKalb High School in 1984.  She also signed her first modeling contract in 1984 and used the money to fund her studies at Northeastern University.  By 1985, Crawford was gracing the pages of Vogue magazine and ditched school. She’s still got beauty and brains!


Hillary Clinton

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Clinton graduated top of her class from Wellesley college in 1969. The former first lady graduated with honors in political science and delivered her class commencement speech.


Kevin Spacey

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The House of Cards actor graduated top of his class from Chatsworth High School in southern California.  He went on to study drama at Julliard.

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