Starring in a soap opera like “The Young and the Restless” may not seem like the typical behavior of a genius, but actor Michael Muhney isn’t your typical genius. The brainy actor studied his craft at The Theater School at DePaul University.
In addition to acting, Muhney is quite the polyglot — he learned American Sign Language (ASL) and German. His most recent role was in four episodes of the TV show “Truth Be Told.” The “Veronica Mars” actor also casually mentioned in an interview that he was a member of the Mensa organization! Handsome and brilliant? Some people have all the luck!
Unknown - Kara Hayward
Not only did actress Kara Hayward have the fortune of being cast in the Wes Anderson film “Moonrise Kingdom” when she was fourteen years old with no previous acting experience, but she just so happens to also be a genius!
Her genius credentials were proven when the American Mensa Organization (an organization for people with high IQs) wished her a happy birthday and revealed that the actress has been a member of the prestigious organization since she was nine! Though Hayward has continued to pursue an acting career, she is apparently also a talented writer and artist — talk about luck!
Unknown - Anderson Cooper
As one of the most important figures in media and news, it's no surprise that Anderson Cooper is extremely intelligent. His prominent place in the industry has also given him a few opportunities to play himself in different movies and TV shows. The journalist and news anchor honed his craft as a student at Yale University.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, he immediately began his career in news reporting by traveling to war-torn countries for Channel One News. He soon got his big break at ABC News and later at CNN. Since then, Cooper has been on the ground reporting on some of the most historical and major events in recent years.
Unknown - Ellie Kemper
Ellie Kemper may have played a hilarious dim-witted character on the show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” but the actress is actually quite the intellectual behind the scenes! Though she always showed an interest in comedy and theater, “The Office” actress studied English at Princeton University, even taking a year to study English literature at Oxford University.
Her writing skills have come in handy as a contributing writer for "The Onion" and "The Huffington Post," and as the author of her own book, “My Squirrel Days.” We’re sure she will continue to use her comedic talent and sharp wit in many other projects to come.
Unknown - George Lucas
Even those who are not fans of the “Star Wars” franchise must know George Lucas and have to admit that the man is a genius, especially when it comes to filmmaking. Though the world of film has been forever changed by his ingenuity and creative mind, Lucas almost didn’t pursue his movie dreams. In fact, his college studies included anthropology, sociology, and literature.
It was only when he began studying at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts that his interest in film flourished. Lucas’s ability to push the limits of film technology has resulted in him creating works of cinematic art.