With the incessant demands of their high-flying A-list lives, not all celebrities have time to complete a solid education before falling for the trappings of fame . On the other hand, there are plenty of Hollywood names with academic smarts and surprising specialisms. You may know of hilarious Hangover star Ken Jeong’s medical degree from the University of North Carolina, or that Big Bang Theory’s real life genius Mayim Bialik has a neuroscience background – but Rebel Wilson’s law degree or Mr Bean’s electrical engineering degree may come as more of a shock. Don’t believe us? Here are six celebs with university degrees we bet you could never have guessed. Video: 10 Hollywood stars who started off as models Rebel Wilson She is known for getting her comedic break in Pitch Perfect, followed by a long list of hilarious lead roles. But before her introduction to Hollywood, Rebel Wilson earned a double degree in law and arts from the University of New South Wales in her native Australia. It seems that the decision to ditch office life has been worthwhile for the hugely successful The Hustle star. 8 things to know about Rebel Wilson, star of Jojo Rabbit Lisa Kudrow Friends legend Lisa Kudrow may be remembered for the inanity of her character Phoebe’s trademark Smelly Cat song, but before her big TV break, Kudrow earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from New York State’s Vassar College. Intending to follow in the footsteps of her father, a doctor specialising in headaches, Kudrow spent eight years working with her father and later earned a credit for her research, before she elected to pursue a career in acting. Ashton Kutcher That ‘70s Show heartthrob model-turned-actor Ashton Kutcher also had plans for a career in science. Despite being an actor now worth an estimated US$200 million, Kutcher spent his younger years funding his own college education by working in a factory as a cereal dust sweeper, pursuing his dream to become a biochemical engineer. Although the star never completed his studies, after being scouted to be a model for the “Fresh Faces of Iowa”, there’s no doubt he’s got both brains and good looks. The world’s 10 richest celebrity chefs in 2020 – revealed Rowan Atkinson The British comedian Rowan Atkinson, most famous for many as the quasi-mute Mr Bean, was once on his way to becoming an electrical engineer. Atkinson earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Newcastle University and Queen’s College, Oxford. His acting stints while studying clearly paid off with a long list of celebrated comedy characters to his name, from Blackadder to Johnny English . Eva Longoria The Desperate Housewives star first earned a degree in kinesiology (the study of human body movement) and later progressed to studying a master’s in Chicano studies (ethnic studies of Mexican heritage and people) at California State University, all while modelling part-time. Her studies later inspired her activist and philanthropy work, including the setting up of the Eva Longoria Foundation to support Latinos in education and entrepreneurship. 3 stars who made the jump from fighting to acting Seal Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Seal might be a music legend with millions of records sold worldwide, but the star didn’t originally plan to make a career in music. Growing up in London, Seal graduated with an associate-level degree in architecture, supporting himself through two years of school. After working a series of office jobs, he later developed an interest in music – reaching superstardom with the huge hit Kiss from a Rose. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .