15 Celebrities That Dropped Out Of High School!

15 Celebrities That Dropped Out Of High School!

School isn’t for everyone. Well, at least, that was what some of the most famous celebs in the world decided before they even reached the high school graduation stage. That’s right, check out 15 celebrities that did not graduate high school and some how managed to make it to the big leagues!

Bill Cosby COSBY WENN

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While comedic star Bill Cosby has always been a good role model for young people, pushing them to achieve great things academically, the “Cosby Show” star was not always particularly interested in school. When Bill found out he would have to repeat 10th grade, he traded in his Germantown High School uniform for a US Navy ensemble.

Cameron Diaz CAMERON WENN

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Cameron Diaz decided to drop out at age 17 after being offered a modeling contract. Diaz admits that she was never a stellar student at Long Beach Polytechnical High School and left the first chance she got.

Jessica SimpsonJ. SIMPSON WENN

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We all know Jessica Simpson isn’t the brightest bulb in the package, so does it come as a surprise to anyone that she just couldn’t do high school? That’s right, Simpson decided to let go of her schoolgirl ambitions to pursue a record deal at the age of 16. No worries, she later got her GED although we aren’t sure that made that big of a difference.

Lindsay LohanLOHAN WENN

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When you’re one of the most successful child star in the movie business, do you really have to graduate from high school? Apparently not. Lindsay dropped out of high school just a year and a half shy of graduation to film the 2004 movie Mean Girls.

Whoopi GoldbergGOLDBERG

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Despite winning a Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar, Goldberg never completed her high school education. Goldberg couldn’t make it through her courses due to an undiagnosed case of dyslexia.

Tom Cruise CRUISE

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Tom Cruise once wanted to be a priest, but after moving back and forth between Canada and the US more than 15 times, he finally settled in New Jersey, where he found his love for acting. He ditched his desire to be clergy at the age of 18 and moved to New York City to pursue his acting career.

Nicole KidmanKIDMAN

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Nicole Kidman dropped out at the age of 16 to become an actress. She started building her career in Australia until she later got her big break in Hollywood.

Katy PerryPERRY WENN

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Coming from a deeply religious family, Katy was always pushed to do well academically, but the “Teenage Dream” singer had other plans. Perry dropped out of Santa Barbara Don Pueblos High School to move to Los Angeles. Perry later got her GED and even went on to accomplish her teenage dreams.

Kelly Osbourne OSBOURNE WENN

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Kelly Osbourne dropped out during her 10th grade year of high school after being bullied for her weight.

Charlie SheenSHEEN WENN

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Charlie Sheen is definitely “winning” despite not having a formal high school education. Sheen was actually expelled from Santa Monica High School a few weeks short of graduation due to very poor attendance and worse grades!

Al PacinoPACINO WENN

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Academics were never Al Pacino’s cup of tea. That’s why the Scarface actor dropped of New York’s School for the Performing Arts at the age of 17 to work side jobs while pursuing his acting career.

Elton JohnJOHN WENN

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Elton John may be one of the most outspoken celebrities but when it comes to formal schooling he’s never had all the answers. John decided at age 16 he was done with his piano scholarship at the London Royal Academy, to play the piano at a rock and roll pub.

Paris HiltonPARIS HILTON WENN

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Paris Hilton is an heiress to one of the most lucrative hotel establishments in the country. So you surely aren’t confused as to why she would be kicked out of two exclusive high schools, or are you? Hilton dropped out during her 11th grade year and never seemed to look back.

Kristen Stewart STEWART WENN copy

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Kristen Stewart decided it would be best if she was home-schooled even before getting enrolled in any high school. Stewart claims that all her teachers failed her, and she would be better off homeschooling and receiving her GED.

Drew Barrymore BARRYMORE WENN

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Drew Barrymore never really made school her priority, and who blames her? After checking into rehab at 13 and being emancipated at age 15, Barrymore never finished her high school courses.

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