Hollywood's Secret Brainiacs

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


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.

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