We all have moments where we wonder if our degrees will actually relate to anything we do in later life, it is only natural. As a PR student on work experience, I once met someone who had studied Chemistry at University and now works in a London consumer agency. We are not the only ones. It appears that many famous faces and celebrities have obscure and unrelated degrees that seem irrelevant in relation to their fame. Here are just some of the best:
Dara O’Briain: Brilliant Irish comedian and host of ‘Mock the Week’. Dara studied Maths and Theoretical Physics, showing an incredibly intellectual side to the hilarious funny man. He put this knowledge to good use with his recent series ‘Dara O’Briain’s Science Club’.
Natalie Portman: The stunning star of Black Swan and V for Vendetta achieved an A.B degree in Psychology. Not just a pretty face then!
Sacha Baren Cohen: Star of Ali G, Borat and The Dictator. Sacha attended Cambridge University where he studied History. He apparently considered doing his PhD before becoming a full time comedian.
Lionel Richie: Lionel, the singing megastar, has a degree in Economics from Tuskegee Institute!
Will Ferrell: A Bachelor’s degree in Sports Broadcasting must have come in handy when Will was filming Anchorman…
And some of the most surprising:
Eva Longoria: Texas born flawless star of Desperate Housewives, Eva has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology (don’t worry we don’t know what it is either…). It is the ‘scientific study of human movement’, something I am sure she has put into use somewhere?!
Harry Hill: Trained in neurosurgery and is still on the General Medical Council’s List of Registered Medical Practitioners, and also worked at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
So there you have it, lots of well-known faces not doing anything related to their degrees! So if someone asks what you want to do after you finish your degree, just remember, anything is possible.