Sheldon Cooper is the quirkiest nerd in the nerdisphere. He out-dorks an all-dork cast and brings a rare blend of humor that is at once adorable and grating but always witty. He just couldn’t help but correct everyone all the time!
Jim Parsons played one of the best on TV, but just look at him here! Looks like being one of the highest-paid TV stars in history works wonders on one’s appeal. His career has sent him on roles on TV, stage, film, and even video games! He also gets some extra cool points for dubbing an animated character alongside Rihanna in the movie “Home.”
Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory
Amy Farrah Fowler is married to the nerdiest of them all — Sheldon Cooper, so we know her nerd credentials are solid. From the moment she burst onto the scene during the early seasons of "The Big Bang Theory," she proved to be a real nerd match for Sheldon and the gang.
But Mayim Bialik does not just play a neurobiologist on TV; she is a verifiable scientist with a Ph.D. in neuroscience. Don't believe anything those kids in middle school told you. We all know that advanced degrees instantly make you a cool person. And it only takes some stylish clothes to see she’s beautiful on the outside too.
Matthew Gray Gubler – Criminal Minds
Dr. Spencer Reid is superhero-smart on "Criminal Minds." With an IQ of 187 and an ability to read at lightning speed, he is one very special asset for the FBI team. Time and time again, he would be able to crack the case in an almost annoyingly predictable way.
Actor Matthew Gray Gubler is not a real-life certified genius, but he is cool nonetheless. His cool credentials include modeling for A-list designers like Tommy Hilfiger, painting, and writing children's books. Just look at those luscious locks. Does that scream out "nerd" to you? We most certainly do not think so!
Alyson Hannigan – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
In normal-life Sunnydale, CA, Willow Rosenberg was a nerdy computer whiz and best friends with Buffy Summers. Channeling her smarts, she harnessed magical powers and transformed into a formidable force with an array of spells at her disposal. You couldn't help but root for this fearless sidekick of Buffy.
In real life, "Buffy" costar Alexis Denisof scooped up and married the stunning Alyson Hannigan, who portrayed Willow. The actress went on to play Lily in "How I Met Your Mother" and win a People's Choice Award in 2009, who is very different from Willow. If that's not cool, we don't know what is.
Jennifer Grey - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Jennifer Grey was exceptional as Jeanie Bueller, the responsible younger sister of Ferris Bueller in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Grey was so good as the goody-two-shoes character that it might be surprising to know that she is a bit of a rebel off-screen. She once crashed a scene during the filming of the logistically complicated parade scene in downtown Chicago simply because she was bored. She soon became known for her role in the cult film "Dirty Dancing.”
Her private life has also piqued fan and press curiosity over the years. In her memoir, "Out of the Corner," Grey reflects on her childhood and her relationships with actors Matthew Broderick and Johnny Depp.