It’s funny how Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, the English actor and screenwriter who portrayed the role of the dumbest character ever, Mr. Bean, is known to be very intelligent. With an incredibly high IQ of 178, he is considered to be a genius and probably one of the smartest celebrities out there.
With his impressive IQ, it’s no surprise that he once considered an academic career. Atkinson has a successful career behind him; he got listed as one of the 50 funniest actors in British Comedy, according to “The Observer.” He is also considered to be part of the UK’s top 50 comedians.
150 - Ben Stein
Benjamin Jeremy Stein isn't just a famous American writer, but also a good lawyer, an impressive actor, and a commentator on economic and political issues. He graduated from Columbia University and then from Yale Law School.
Stein's reputation quickly grew, because he was brilliant at creating speeches for US presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He proved to be multi-talented when he entered the entertainment field and became a comedian, actor, and Emmy Award-winning game show host. It would surprise no one to know that Ben has an IQ of 150 because it surely is evident through the course of his career.
130 - Ken Jeong
Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong, or Ken Jeong, is an Asian-American comedian, actor, and wait for it, a licensed physician. If you have watched the film "The Hangover," you'd recognize him as the person who played the role of the gangster Leslie Chow. He created, wrote, and produced an ABC sitcom titled "Dr. Ken," which he also starred in.
Jeong, as mentioned earlier, is a licensed physician. He decided to stop the practice because he wanted to pursue his acting career. Ironically enough, Ken got his first break playing a doctor role in the film "Knocked Up." He's funny alright, but his IQ is an impressive 130.
160 - Lisa Kudrow
For those who don't know, the lovable Lisa Valerie Kudrow is an American comedian, actress, producer, and writer. She gained fame for the role of Phoebe Buffay on the hit television sitcom "Friends." For her role as Phoebe, she has received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, from six nominations.
She also received other accolades, like a Golden Globe Award nomination and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, from 12 submissions. Case in point, Lisa is successful in her craft, and seeing her portray the role of Phoebe in "Friends" has thrown her miles away from being perceived as intelligent, but her IQ of 160 says otherwise.
130 - Barack Obama
One of America's most recent Presidents, with an IQ of 130, is Barack Obama. The American attorney and politician who served for an 8-year term is also the first African American to be elected to the presidency. With that kind of record, we don't really need a number to tell us how smart or intelligent he is. It is clear that he is indeed a switched-on individual, with or without his IQ results.
A constitutional scholar and author of two bestsellers (prior to his presidential campaigns), Obama was a breath of fresh air amongst his fellow Presidents. A test taken well before his university days saw his IQ at 102. However, this was quickly dismissed and the current score known today is 130.