Celebrities You Had No Idea Went To The Same High School

August 18, 2022

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High school is some of the most formative four years of a young person's life. Before they were starring in blockbuster movies, producing or singing some of the biggest world's biggest hit songs, and dropping jaws in lavish gowns on red carpets, celebrities were finding themselves in high school just like us. In fact, some celebrities even attended the same high schools back in the day. Everyone from rappers Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes to actress Zendaya and Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas reportedly walked through the exact same schoolyards together.

We've rounded up all of your favorite celebrities who you had no idea went to the same high school. Some of the actors, singers, rappers, directors, and socialites in the following gallery were actually good friends while attending high school and others merely passed each other through the halls.

Some of these A-listers would go on to work together in Hollywood or rub elbows on the red carpet, and others seem so random you would have never linked them together in the first place (which is what's so great, and awful, about high school). Keep scrolling to find out which celebrities went to the same high schools.

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Jack Antonoff and Scarlett Johansson went to the Professional Children's School in New York City - they even dated briefly!
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Jay Z and Busta Rhymes both went to George Westinghouse Vocational and Technical High School in Brooklyn, NY. “Me and Busta Rhymes actually had a rap battle in the lunch room,” Jay mentioned on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'.
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Lady Gaga and Nicky Hilton were classmates at Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York City.
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Gwyneth Paltrow, and Maya Rudolph attended Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California together.
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Nicki Minaj and Kelis also attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School together in New York City.
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Florence Welch and Jessie Ware both went to Alleyn's School in England.
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Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie attended Beverly Hills High School. They went on to star in 'Gone In 60 Seconds' together.
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Jennifer Aniston and Chaz Bono were BFFs at New York City's High School of Performing Arts.
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These officemates were once classmates at Newton South High School in Massachusetts. John was even asked to be in Novak's senior play!
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While Neil Patrick Harris filmed 'Doogie Howser, M.D.' during his time at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, actor Freddie Prinze Jr was three years behind Harris at the same high school.
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Snoop Dogg and Cameron Diaz attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School in California together. In an interview with George Lopez, she got candid about her classmate. “Pretty sure I bought weed from him. I had to have.”
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Adele and Leona Lewis both attended the BRIT School.
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Rachel Bilson and Rami Malek attended Notre Dame High School together in Sherman Oaks, California. "We were in the same crew. We did the 'Crucible' together senior year, we were the leads in it together. We kind of kept in contact a little bit."
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Katharine Foster (neé McPhee) went to Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles Meghan Markle. "She was actually in my sister’s class — two years older than me. My sister did shows with her, I did two shows with her when I was a seventh-grader or eighth-grader," Katharine explained in an interview.
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Zendaya and Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas graduated from Oak Park High School together in 2015.
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Jada Pinkett Smith met late rapper Tupac at the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland.
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Actor Timotheé Chalamet and Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon both attended New York City's La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. The pair dated in high school.
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In the 90s, Liv Tyler and Kate Hudson attended Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in California.
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John and B.J. weren't the only pair from "The Office" who went to high school together. Ed Helms and Brian Baumgartner attended The Westminster Schools in Atlanta and were in a few plays together.
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Both Lenny Kravitz and Nicolas Cage attended Beverly Hills High School, and while there, they worked on the same production of "Oklahoma".
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