At an age when most kids are graduating from middle school, 13-year-old Nolan Gould has not only starred on a hit TV show, but also graduated from high school and is ready to start taking college classes. The recent grad stopped by "The Ellen Degeneres Show" this week to chat about his role on "Modern Family" and his impressive academic achievements.
Unlike his trouble-maker "Modern Family" character Luke Dunphy, Gould is anything but doltish. With an IQ of 150, the young actor is a member of Mensa, the largest high IQ society in the world. He's also earned popular and critical acclaim for his role in the award-winning show. Gould said in a recent interview with Celebuzz that it was "an honor and such a blessing" when the show won its third consecutive Emmy award for Best Comedy Series this year.
"As I'm driving in my limo, I'm like, 'Wait a second, I'm 13, this is my third time at the Emmys," he told Ellen. "It's like, what am I supposed to do with the rest of my life? It's kind of all downhill from now."
Clearly, Gould is a teen of many talents. Check out the video above to watch his conversation with Ellen, hear him play the banjo and watch him do the horse trot dance.
As a member of the class of 2012, Nolan is in good company -- some of our other favorite stars received their diplomas this year (Biebs also went on "Ellen" to talk about his graduation!) Click through the slideshow below to see which other celebrities graduated from high school in 2012.
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When Justin Bieber finished his GED, he didn't get a traditional graduation ceremony -- until Ellen DeGeneres surprised him with a cap, gown, and diploma on her talk show.
<em>Victorious</em> actress <a href="http://www.mmm-mag.com/2012/04/ariana-grande-pictured-after-g.html" target="_hplink">Ariana Grande graduated </a>from North Broward Preparatory School College in Boca Raton, Florida this year. We think she looks adorable in her cap and gown!
Jake T. Austin
The <em>Wizards of Wavery Place</em> star graduated from Clarkstown High School South in West Nyack, New York. No magic spells here, Jake put in hard work to finish high school. <em>Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated that Jake's high school is in Los Angeles, when in fact, it is in West Nyack, New York.</em>
<em>The Carrie Diaries</em> star graduated from Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado this year. She was <a href="http://www.luckymag.com/blogs/luckyrightnow/2012/05/lucky-office-visit-annasophia-robb-of-the-carrie-diaries" target="_hplink">accepted to Stanford University</a>, although she's deferring her enrollment for another year to focus on acting.
<em>American Idol</em> winner <a href="http://wqyk.cbslocal.com/2012/06/07/scotty-mccreery-graduates-from-garner-high-school/" target="_hplink">Scotty McCreery graduated</a> from Garner High School in Garner, North Carolina. He plans to attend North Carolina State University this fall.