In the Netflix hit “The Good Place,” Chidi Anagonye is a Nigerian-Senegalese professor of philosophy who made it to heaven (or so we are led to think). During his life, he used to teach morals and ethics at the Sorbonne, but then he starts trying to save a soul from “the bad place.”
Take off his glasses in real life, and he’s a total looker. He is also a self-proclaimed nerd, which makes him even more attractive. And the coolest thing? Not only is he a talented actor, but he is also a playwright! His play, “Travisville” first hit the stage in 2018.
Melissa Fumero – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
As a rule, cops are not cool (and if it rhymes, it must be true). On "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," Sergeant Amy Santiago dreams of being captain of the NYPD. The ambitious, young smarty is an obsessive-compulsive organizer and a stickler for rules, with a soft spot for Jake Peralta.
The best and worst thing about Amy is her infatuation with office supplies. But real-life Fumero is the coolest cat there is. In 2004, she was cast in the daytime soap opera "One Life to Live," and met her now-husband — David Fumero. The two now have two children together who are undoubtedly as cool as their mother.
Donald Glover – Community
Troy Barnes was a high school jock who sported his letterman jacket at community college, but that didn't make him any less of a nerd. In "Community," a show by the creators of "Rick and Morty," Troy hangs with a study group gathered to keep each other from failing their Spanish class. We soon find he is a teddy bear whose sensitive side is irresistible.
But just one look, and we can see he’s really a super smokin' famous rapper. He also dubbed Simba in the newest installment of "The Lion King" alongside Beyonce. And anyone who's been in such close proximity to Beyonce has to have a major cool factor.
Louise Brealey – Sherlock
"Sherlock" fans, this is your time to shine. Molly Hooper is a highly trained doctor working at the hospital’s morgue. She has a secret helpless crush on Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock. But sadly, he is not as perceptive of that as he is of crime-solving. Which is a shame because Molly's a real catch!
In real life, however, it's hard to believe she will go unnoticed by any man of her choosing. Other than her on-screen credentials, Brealey has written scripts and music scores for television as a young girl and lent her voice to various audiobooks. Can she be our friend, please?
Tina Majorino – Veronica Mars
In the 2014 "Veronica Mars" movie, Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie works for a software company. She dropped that job like a bad habit to help out Veronica at Mars Investigations, where she could put her hacking skills to the test. Mac was never going to be able to outshine Veronica, let's be fair.
In real life, though, Tina Majorino probably couldn’t hack into an Android device, but with that smile, she could open anyone’s heart. Her coolness did not slip from the eye of one miss Shonda Rhimes, who cast her as Dr. Heather Brooks on "Grey's Anatomy." Not as nerdy in that show.