10 Celebrities Who Dropped Out of High School

Almost everyone has heard the story about the lucky few who dropped out of college and made it big. Bill Gates and Steven Jobs are perfect examples of this. But what about those people who drop out of high school? Are they still able to enjoy a life of luxuriousness and fame? Below, we are going to talk about the top 10 celebrities who dropped out of high school and still found their way into fame and fortune.


10. Kate Beckinsale

You’ve probably seen her as the vampire in Underworld and she is an incredibly talented actress. Kate Beckinsale decided to drop out of high school because she wasn’t able to balance her acting into her schedule. She came to the conclusion that to enjoy what she really loved to do (act) she would need to give up something. Fortunately, the plan worked out and she is a famous actress who succeeded in her own right.


9. Jessica Biel

If you’ve ever watched 7th Heaven then you already know about Jessica Biel. She was an actress, who early in her career, decided that it was worth more to her to chase acting than to stay in school. And while her reasons for dropping out are still unknown, she did seem to use this as motivation for her career.


8. Anne Hathaway

Most of us remember Anne from the movie Princess Diaries. She’s also played in a few other popular hits including The Devil Wears Prada and Brokeback Mountain. Hathaway won an academy award for her voice in the Simpsons, which is something that not a lot of people know about. Once Anne decided that school was unnecessary, she dropped out and quickly followed her passion. That is when she got casted for The Devil Wears Prada. The rest, as they say, is history.


7. Kelsey Grammer

Even though he may have a feminine name, Kelsey Grammer is about as “manly” as they come. One of his more prominent roles was on Cheers, which also managed to snag him work on spin-off shows. And although he has had a tough life, he’s accumulated a descent amount of success. His mother abused substances and most of his family died. And while he was very skilled in acting, school was something that he dreaded. Even after dropping out, he still went one to receive 14 nominations for the Emmy’s.


6. Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender was the star of a few different movies including Inglorious and 300. He was also in the movie X-Men: First Class. Despite all of his acting ability and charm, Fassbender is not one for the books. He never fancied taking the standard approach to things and because of that, he decided to drop out of school at a young age. He was always intrigued by movies and took drama class, which was a few of his motivations for wanting to become an actor. He could quite easily be considered the most accomplished dropout in Hollywood.


One thought on “10 Celebrities Who Dropped Out of High School

  1. Sitting in a college dorm right now wondering if it was the best decision for me….it goes to show your success is ultimately based on your personal ability. These people had a talent, and staked their lifelong success on it. Look at them now.

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