Celebrities Who Are Smarter Than You Are

  • Mindy Kaling

  • Nolan Gould

  • Natalie Portman

  • Kate Beckinsale

  • Ken Jeong

  • Jodie Foster

  • Alicia Keys

  • John Legend

  • Geena Davis

  • Retta

By Sarah M. Smith

Between senseless tweets and red carpet word vomit, stupid celebrity comments always seem to make headlines. While Hollywood loves a good laugh, it’s also home to its fair share of A-list egg heads. As if their looks and talent weren’t enough, now they have to throw in off-the-chart IQs, too?

Exhibit A: Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman is equally gifted off-camera. Despite getting into show biz at a young age, she’s found the time to master five languages by the age of 33. Oh, and Modern Family’s Nolan Gould graduated high school at 13 — an age when the rest of us were still playing with Barbie dolls while practicing our times tables. From MENSA members to high school valedictorians, click through this collection of scholarly celebs whose intelligence will make you want to hit the books. In fact, maybe you’ll grow smarter just by looking at them?

Duke University graduate and Parks and Recreation star Retta is well-versed in opera, sociology, and television shows. Check out her one-word reviews of all the shows you should be watching, below.

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