18 Celebrities Who Are Way Smarter Than We Are

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The following celebrities are not just pretty and talented.

They are also much, much smarter than the average bear.

How do we know? Because these actors, politicians and singers all have Valedictorian listed in their resume. Impressive!

1. Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien
It takes brains to make people laugh and Conan has them in spades. He was top of his class in 1981 at Brookline High School.

2. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman earned the honor at Syosset High School, Class of 1999. She then went on to Harvard!

3. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys was a girl on fire at the Professional Performing Arts School, Class of 1996.

4. Weird Al?!?

Weird Al?!?
Yes, Weird Al Yankovic was named Valedictorian of Lynwood High School. You think just anyone can come up with his creative lyrics?

5. Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford
Yup, she's smart AND beautiful. Crawford earned Valedictorian status at DeKalb High School in 1984.

6. Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey
Here’s a fun fact: Kevin Spacey was co-Valedictorian at Chatsworth High School with actress Mare Winningham.

7. Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster earned this honor at Lycee Francais de Los Angeles in 1980.

8. Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss
We'd write some kind of witty poem to honor Dr. Seuss and his Valedictorian achievement in 1921... but we aren't smart enough.

9. Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase
Chase was a handful to work with on Community, folks said. But he was also a handful in the classroom at Stockbridge School in 1960!

10. Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton
No major surprise here. The Presidential hopeful was top of her 1969 class (husband Bill just laughed over the "69" reference) at Wellesley College.

11. Bette Midler

Bette Midler
Midler is the super smart wind beneath our wings. She earned this distinction at Radford High School, Class of 1963.

12. David Duchovny

David Duchovny
Don't let this silly photo fool you. Duchonvy was named Valeditorian of Collegiate School for Boys, Class of 1978.

13. Ben Stein

Ben Stein
Ben Stein was a speechwriter for Nixon, so it's no surprise he was also at the top of Yale Law School in 1970.

14. Tiffani Thiessen

Tiffani Thiessen
Tiffani Thiessen is very sexy, as you can see here. She was Valedictorian at Valley Professional High School, Class of 1992.

15. Cole Porter

Cole Porter
We're going way back in time with this one, as Porter earned the honor at Worcester Academy, Class of 1909.

16. Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos
You don't play a major part in creating Amazon without being really smart, huh, Jeff Bezoes? (Palmetto High School, Class of 1982.)

17. Harry Anderson

Harry Anderson
This one is almost as stunning as Weird Al. We loved Harry Anderson (North Hollywood High, Class of 1970) on Night Court.

18. America Ferrera

America Ferrera
Ugly Betty, but smart America Ferrera! She was top of her class at El Camino Real High School in 2002.

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