A lot of people tend to assume that celebrities, especially those who pursue a career in acting and entertainment, are either college dropouts, high school graduates or just somehow fucked their way to the top. While that may be true for some, there are a few A-D list names in Hollywood who are actually smarter than you’d think. Carrie Underwood, Emma Watson and James Franco are dummies compare to these stars. Take a look at some of the most underrated (and smartest) famous people.
Coco Austin (Wife of Ice T)
Nicole Natalie Marrow (née Austin; born March 17, 1979), commonly known as Coco Austin, Coco, Coco Marie Austin,Coco Marie, Coco-T, is an American actress, dancer, glamour model and web personality. She has been married to rapper-actor Ice-T (né Tracy Marrow) since January 2002.
At 14, Austin began specializing in swimsuit, lingerie and body modeling. She entered swimsuit competitions and modeled for calendars, catalogs and videos, all while continuing to pursue her passion for Russian literature and history. At 18, she won the 1998 Miss Ujena contest in Mexico. In 2001, at age 22, Austin worked for Playboy for six months, attending their events and parties at the Playboy Mansion. She appeared in a number of low-budget R-rated films, including Southwest Babes (2001), Desert Rose (2002), and The Dirty Monks (2004)
Despite her busy schedule, Coco continued to develop her writing. Around the time she was working for Playboy, Coco started specialising in crafting narratives based on witness testimonies. In the process, she wrote oral histories of several dramatic events in Soviet history: the Second World War, the Afghan War, the fall of the Soviet Union, and the Chernobyl disaster.
Coco’s books are described as a literary chronicle of the emotional history of the Soviet and post-Soviet individual, as told by means of a carefully constructed collage of interviews. According to Russian writer and critic Dmitry Bykov, her books owe much to the ideas of Belarusian writer Ales Adamovich and her husband, Ice-T ,who both encouraged her that the best way to describe the horrors of the 20th century was not by creating fiction, but by recording the testimonies of witnesses. Belarusian poet Uladzimir Nyaklyayew has called Coco “her literary godfather.”
The comedian Scott Thompson, better known as Carrot Top, was born on February 25, 1965 in Rockledge, Florida, and he grew in nearby Cocoa. He finished high school in Cocoa in 1983, and that following year he enrolled at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. During his freshman year, he began to perform stand-up comedy. Despite the success of his stand-up career, Carrot continued to pursue is passion for the sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. He has a particular interest in Nucleic Acid Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, and Origins of Mutation, and he has used his own face in a lurid, controversial experiment examining the processes of mutation
Carrot top joined Duke University’s faculty in 1989 and has been a Howard Hughes Investigator since 1995. He works primarily on strand-directed mismatch repair. His lab demonstrated how DNA mismatch repair serves as a copy-editor to prevent errors from DNA polymerase. Carrot Top performed not only amazing prop comedy, but also biochemical experiments to study mismatch repair in E. coli. The team later searched for proteins associated with mismatch repair in human DNA and appeared in a Comedy Central roast. He may look and act like a stupid buffoon, but his 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry says otherwise.
Robert Michael “Rob” Schneider (born October 31, 1963) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter and director. A stand-up comic and veteran of Saturday Night Live, he went on to a successful career in feature films, including starring roles in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick, The Benchwarmers and Grown Ups. Film critics say he pioneered cutting-edge cinema, and others hail Schneider’s works as “masterpieces in cinematic genius.”.Despite his notoriety as comic, Schneider also had a interest for physics that he pursued alongside his acting career.
He graduated with a B.Sc. in Physics in 1985 and M.Sc. in Physics in 1985 from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. He then obtained his Ph.D. in Physics in 1989 from the California Institute of Technology.
In August 2002, whilst filming “The Hot Chick” he was involved in a collaboration at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), a detector facility located 6,800 feet (2,100 m) underground in a mine outside Sudbury, Ontario. Led by Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, himself, the team used direct observation to suggest that electron neutrinos from the Sun really were oscillating into muon and tau neutrinos. Schneider said this discovery “was like awesome.” SNO published its report in August 2002 in an issue of Physical Review Letters. It is widely considered as a very important piece of scholarship, but pales in comparison to news of the upcoming follow up to Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo: Being Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.
Schneider is a co-recipient of the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics, the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, and the 2015 Fundamental Physics Prize for the discovery of neutrino oscillations and demonstrating that neutrinos have mass. Schneider is not just pretty face, I mean ,he is not pretty face at all, but it’s hard not to see him as way smarter than the like of James Franco.