They Studied What?! 10 Celebrities with Surprising Graduate Degrees

Ashley Judd Whether you're a famous ballad singer, a slapstick comedian, or a granite-faced movie villain, it never hurts to have a backup plan. Little surprise, then, that many well-known entertainers have also pursued graduate degrees. But while some went for the obvious educational path -- can anyone really be shocked that Sigourney Weaver has a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama? -- these 10 performers chose far more surprising options.

Bruce Watson is a senior features writer for DailyFinance. You can reach him by e-mail at, or follow him on Twitter at @bruce1971.

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Bruce, It was a pleasure meeting you last night at Michael's New York. Dolph Lundgren! What a smarty pants. Now I know why he came up in our conversation last night. Cheers! Paul Zablocki, Cocktail Buzz

January 25 2012 at 12:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How about Pauley Perrette from NCIS with a master's degree in criminology?

January 16 2012 at 4:36 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply