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Posted: 04/03/12 09:03 AM ET  |  Updated: 04/03/12 09:03 AM ET

15 Celebs Who Went To Ivy League Schools

Before Elizabeth Banks had a starring role in 30 Rock and the The Hunger Games, she was a sorority girl at the University of Pennsylvania. Rachel Dratch was a student at Dartmouth before she played "Debbie Downer" on Saturday Night Live. And long before there was ever a Team Coco, Conan O'Brien was a Harvard college student.

Take a look at some of the celebrities who went to Ivy League schools. Any surprises?

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  • Rachel Dratch

    Rachel Dratch studied theater at <a href="" target="_hplink">Dartmouth College</a>.

  • John Krasinski

    After spending a year teaching English in Costa Rica, John Krasinski went to <a href="" target="_hplink">Brown University</a>. Before graduating, he got an internship on 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien'. Check out some old college photos of Krasinski <a href="" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Julia Stiles

    Julia Stiles attended <a href="" target="_hplink">Columbia University </a>

  • Conan O'Brien

    Conan O'Brien graduated from Harvard University in 1985, where he wrote <a href="'Brien" target="_hplink">for a campus humor magazine</a>. Conan's father was a Harvard professor

  • Emma Watson

    Emma Watson will <a href="a href="" target="_hplink"" target="_hplink">graduate from Brown</a> in 2013.

  • John Legend

    John Legend went to the <a href="" target="_hplink">University of Pennsylvania</a>. He delivered the commencement address for the school a decade after graduating.

  • Matt Damon

    Matt Damon dropped out of <a href="" target="_hplink">Harvard University</a>.

  • Edward Norton

    Edward Norton went to <a href="" target="_hplink">Yale University</a>.

  • Paul Giamatti

    Paul Giamatti studied at <a href="" target="_hplink">Yale University</a> at the same time as Edward Norton, while he earned a bachelor's and master's degree. Paul's father, Angelo Bartlett Giamatti, was a professor at the school and at one point was the president of Yale.

  • Rashida Jones

    Rashida Jones got a degree from <a href="" target="_hplink">Harvard University</a>.

  • Ashley Judd

    Ashley Judd recently picked up a master's from <a href="" target="_hplink">Harvard University</a>.

  • Brooke Shields

    In 1987, Brooke Shields graduated from <a href="" target="_hplink">Princeton University</a>.

  • Elizabeth Banks

    Elizabeth Banks went to the <a href="" target="_hplink">University of Pennsylvania</a>.

  • Natalie Portman

    Natalie Portman <a href="" target="_hplink">studied at Harvard University</a>, and advised filmmakers on the school's private clubs for <em>The Social Network</em>.

  • James Franco

    James Franco is a doctoral student at <a href="" target="_hplink">Yale University</a>.


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