On ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy Jesse Williams plays a brilliant surgeon with dreamy model looks, but the actor’s real life accomplishments are equally as impressive. Before becoming one of Hollywood’s leading men, he graduated from Temple University with degrees in African American Studies and Film and Media Arts and taught English and African studies to high school students in the Philadelphia public school system.
Need a little financial advice? Morris Chestnut could be just the man to call. The hunky Best Man Holiday star majored in finance at California State University.
Did you know Empire heartthrob Trai Byers graduated from the Yale School Of Drama? No wonder he brings his Agame to the screen for each and every scene. We see you, boo!
Common keeps his lyrics chock-full of socially conscious life lessons and his winning smile on for the cameras, so one thing’s for sure: When he speaks, we’re listening.
Sexy thespian Taye Diggs didn’t just get discovered in Hollywood. He studied his way there. Diggs earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in musical theater from Syracuse University.
You can add Scandal star Brian White to the list of notable Dartmouth College grads. Yup, ladies, this cutie is Ivy League bred.
Long before actor Laz Alonso was stealing hearts onscreen in Hollywood, he called Wall Street home. He was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch before making his way into the entertainment business.
After making it big in the music business, the multitalented record producer/songwriter went to Harvard Business School.
Actor and photographer Lance Gross is a Howard University alum. He graduated with a bachelor degree in theater and then went on to train at the Tasha Smith Acting Studio in Los Angeles.
Seasoned actor and entrepreneur Anthony Mackie, who stars in Avengers: Age of Ultron, perfected his craft after attending and graduating from Juilliard’s School Of Drama, class of 2001.
This muscle man is no muscle head. If you attended The University Of Miami from 1991-1995 you wouldn’t have been able to miss this handsome hunk around campus — Johnson graduated from there with a degree in physiology.
Long before Legend sang and played his way into our hearts, he was hitting the books at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied English with an emphasis on African American literature.