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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="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Dratch" target="_hplink">Dartmouth College</a>.

  • John Krasinski

    After spending a year teaching English in Costa Rica, John Krasinski went to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Krasinski" 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="http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2006/07/03/john-krasinski-the-college-years/" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Julia Stiles

    Julia Stiles attended <a href="http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-december-17-2003/julia-stiles" target="_hplink">Columbia University </a>

  • Conan O'Brien

    Conan O'Brien graduated from Harvard University in 1985, where he wrote <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conan_O'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="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/07/emma-watson-brown-university-harry-potter-deathly-hallows.html" target="_hplink"" target="_hplink">graduate from Brown</a> in 2013.

  • John Legend

    John Legend went to the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/19/john-legend-commencement_n_205007.html" 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="http://www.businessinsider.com/30-most-famous-harvard-students-of-all-time-2010-4" target="_hplink">Harvard University</a>.

  • Edward Norton

    Edward Norton went to <a href="http://news.yale.edu/2010/03/01/yale-alumni-go-oscars" target="_hplink">Yale University</a>.

  • Paul Giamatti

    Paul Giamatti studied at <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Giamatti" 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="http://www.harvard.edu/notable-graduates" target="_hplink">Harvard University</a>.

  • Ashley Judd

    Ashley Judd recently picked up a master's from <a href="http://www.harvard.edu/notable-graduates" target="_hplink">Harvard University</a>.

  • Brooke Shields

    In 1987, Brooke Shields graduated from <a href="http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S30/26/26K83/index.xml?section=topstories" target="_hplink">Princeton University</a>.

  • Elizabeth Banks

    Elizabeth Banks went to the <a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/Elizabeth-Banks-gives-Penn-a-shout-out-on-The-Daily-Show.html" target="_hplink">University of Pennsylvania</a>.

  • Natalie Portman

    Natalie Portman <a href="http://gawker.com/5099874/natalie-portman-trumps-james-franco-in-ivy-league--hollywood-praise+off" 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="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/04/nyregion/04franco.html" target="_hplink">Yale University</a>.

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