Hollywood's Secret Brainiacs

See how Brad Pitt, Lucy Liu and more made the grade in college! By Cara Lynn Shultz

  • LISA KUDROW photo | Lisa Kudrow

Credit: Courtesy Vassar College; Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic

Updated: Monday Sep 03, 2007 | 06:00 AM EDT


Alma Mater: Vassar College
Major: Biology
Did She Graduate? Yes. She earned her B.A. in 1985
A far cry from her flaky Friends alter ego, Phoebe, Kudrow was a serious competitor on the school's tennis team and a hands-on lab partner: "In college I castrated 21 rats," she has said. "I got pretty good at it!" In fact, Kudrow planned on a career in medical research before her brother's friend, comic Jon Lovitz, convinced her to try comedy.