Greg Graffin is a critically acclaimed punk musician. Punk music is often associated with aggression, protest, and an in-your-face kind of vibe. This is why a punk musician with a Ph.D. may seem just about as rare as a unicorn.
Graffin, who started his punk band in the young age of 15, is very much appreciated in his field. He is also a serious academic. He attended UCLA to study anthropology and geology, and later attended Cornell to complete a Ph.D. in zoology. All those degrees make him quite the scholar.
Mara Wilson Has a Degree in Creative Writing
Mara Wilson had her big break playing the lead in the film Matilda, in which her character was a child with supernatural powers. Later on in life, however, she chose to focus less on acting and more on writing.
She went to NYU Tischs School of the Arts and majored in creative writing. When asked about the shift in passions she said that she does act sometimes in her friends' projects for fun, and that she now views acting as more of a hobby rather than a job.
The Rock Has a Degree in Criminology
Known to many as a world-class pro wrestler, there is a lot more in Dwayne Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. He is an actor, an athlete, a total hunk, but he is also the owner of a Bachelor of General Studies degree in criminology and physiology.
He graduated in 1995 from the University of Miami, and since then, criminals would do well to stay away from him if they don't feel like wrestling him in person.
Christy Turlington Has a Master’s in Public Health
Christy Turlington may have won the genetic lottery, but it takes a lot more than that to achieve what she has achieved in her life. Other than a supermodel, Turlington is also a fashion mogul and a cosmetics spokesperson. She has beauty as well as brains, and her Master’s Degree in Public Health can attest to that.
She delayed her high school graduation in order to build her modeling career, but that doesn’t mean she has neglected her education altogether. By now, she has completed degrees in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy, and Public Health.
Ashley Judd Graduated From Harvard
Ashley Judd was born into a musical household but decided to turn to acting as her main profession. Focusing on a single profession must not have been easy for her as she was always drawn to different interests and changing schools as a result.
Her life took her in different directions, including a period of service in the Peace Corp, a B.A, in French, an Honorary Doctor of Human Letters, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard.