We know them as famous actors, role model, or being the best athletes out there, but, have you ever wonder what’s their IQ? We gathered the top 10 celebrities with the highest IQ. Let’s get started –
10. Cindy Crawford – 154
Crawford is an American model, actress and businesswoman. She has one of the highest IQs in the business. During the 1980s and 1990s she was a popular supermodels that appeared on many magazine covers, runways, and fashion campaigns. Crawford graduated from her class in high school in Illinois as valedictorian.
Crawford moved from Illinois to New York where she took her modelling careers to new levels. After years of modeling and acting she retired. Recently Crawford purchased the famous Hollywood deli, Nate ‘N Al’s which was at risk to get close because COVID-19.
9. Lisa Kudrow – 154
Lisa Kudrow grew in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley and attended to Taft High School with NWA members – Ice Cube and Eazy-E, as well as fellow actress Robin Wright. After high school she start her academic life at Vassar College, to become a doctor with expertise in headaches, like her father.
After her College life, Kudrow went back to Los Angeles and started working under her father’s medical staff. After actor Jhon Lithgow, Kudrow brother’s childhood friend, convinced Kudrow to pursue a career in comedy, she began acting at The Groundlings acting school. After 5 years of filling small roles she got her big break in the known show “Friends”.
8. Sharon Stone – 154
Stone born in Meadville, Pennsylvania. She was in 2nd grade although she was only 5 years old. After graduated from high school she was elected to go to Edinboro University. At first, she was being told to pursue a law career but she was more interested in movies.
After that she moved to New York where she was signed by Ford models and began modelling and acting shortly after. Today she focuses on her family.
7. Ashton Kutcher – 160
Ashton Kutcher grew up with an older brother who suffered from failing health. To handle the situation Kutcher admitted he kept himself busy outside of the house to avoid any bad news from home. Kutcher even robbed the high school where he studied. He got caught and got 3 years on probation and community service and got neglected by the community in his home town.
Kutcher went to Iowa University and while being there he was approached by a talent scout who convinced Kutcher to participate in local modeling contest. After winning the contest he moved to New York and then Los Angeles to pursue acting.
6. Conan O’Brien – 160
Conan O’Brien graduated from Harvard University with excellent score in history and literature. From young age he was a gifted writer, winning a national award contests for a short story in high school, and writing several papers at Harvard, including the Harvard Crimson and the comedic Harvard Lampoon.
After graduated from college, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked for HBO’s “Not Necessarily the News” and “Late Night With David Letterman”. David Letterman was so impressed by O’Brien’s work and helped him sign a better position with Comedy Central where, eventually, he launched his own tv show.
5. Matt Damon – 160
Matt Damon attended Harvard and actually wrote the script for “Good Will Hunting” while in school. Damon was born and raised in Cambridge, where he attended high school, and acted in several plays there.
Surprisingly Damon’s idea to drop out from Harvard mid-way, was a really good one. The first two films that he played in afterwards, “Geronimo: An American Legend” and “Courage Under Fire”, helped him get his breakthrough to a successful acting career. He later won the Academy Award for best screenplay.
4. Quentin Tarantino – 160
Tarantino is an American film director, been gifted with 160 and above IQ, and we can see how this IQ output on his amazing high-quality movies he directed. Provoking, thoughtful, and incredibly well-written, Tarantino films have their signature style and are always a guaranteed hit at the box office.
Believe it or not, when Tarnation was young, he got dropped out of high school and worked as an usher in an adult theater. Surprisingly he never graduated. Tarnation eventually earned his breakout by writing “From Dusk ‘Til Dawn” and by writing, directing, and acting in “Reservoir Dogs”.
3. Reggie Jackson – 160
Reginald Martinez Jackson is a former American professional baseball player who played 21 seasons. Jackson was Born in Bishop Township. He was excellent athlete in high school, especially in football and baseball.
Although Jackson decline football scholarships from several schools for his fear of racial violence, he got elected to go to school where he could fulfill his potential in double-sport athlete. He is known for being one of the best hitters in the history of the sport.
2. Rowan Atkinson – 178
Ok let’s be real here, this one got me off guard. Rowan Atkinson might be known for playing the clumsy, funny, childlike Mr. Bean, for whom even the most regular and simple tasks are a challenge. Believe it or not, Atkinson is a genius. Although, Atkinson grew up with his two older brothers on the family farm, he went to Newcastle and Oxford Universities, where he earned two degrees in electrical engineering.
During his university life he met Richard Curtis, a fellow screenwriter, and the two started writing scripts together and preforming comedy. One of his first creations was a British sketch comedy hit called “Not The Nine O’Clock News” which was just the beginning of Atkinson’s successful creations. Eventually running for four seasons, spawning a series of books, and earning him an international Emmy award. He then moved to another series called “Blackadder”.
1. James Woods – 180-184
And now for our number 1 on our list of celebrities with the highest IQ score is none other than James Woods. He was Born in Vernal, Utah, and was raised in Warwick, Rhode Island where he attended high school. In 1965 after graduating from high school he attended MIT where he wanted to become ophthalmologist.
One semester before graduating, Woods dropped out to pursue an acting career. Woods said while he was a student at MIT, the Company of Boston theater’s manager had huge influence on him and that’s what made him focus on acting. From there he just kept acting in about 130 films and tv shows.