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19 Stars Who Attended School Together Before Working Together

Hollywood is a surprisingly small world and sometimes, lo and behold, our fav co-stars turn out to be actual schoolmates. Can you believe the following stars attended classes together and navigated the social before becoming famous?


Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie attended the same elite private school before starring in The Simple Life together.

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The pair grew up together and are still good friends. Cute!


Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke went to Yale University’s School of Drama before starring in movies like Black Panther and Us together.

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Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse both attended New York University before coming together on Riverdale. Wild!

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Camila says they even saw each other around campus. But, weirdly, Cole doesn’t remember this. Who knows…


Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler were longtime friends before starring in Dr. T & the Women together — they attended the same high school!

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We all know Matt Damon and Ben Affleck go way back. The BFFs attended school together and even wrote the screenplay for Goodwill Hunting together.

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Brooklyn 99 co-stars Andy Samberg and Chelsea Peretti lived two blocks away from each other and attended the same elementary school.

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Whitney Port and Spencer Pratt went to the same school in Santa Monica before co-starring on The Hills!

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Whitney actually dated Spencer’s BFF at the time.


Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts are past schoolmates and co-stars. The Aussie actors went on to star in the 1991 film Flirting together.

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The duo are still BFFs today!


Blow Dry costars Rachael Leigh Cook and Josh Hartnett and went to the same high school in Minneapolis.

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They were in different grades though.


Did you know that Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston starred in a play together back in high school? That’s right, the mega-famous actors were once part of a school theater production.

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Homeland co-stars Morena Baccarin and Clare Danes went to middle school together! They parted ways for high school but reconnected filming the hit series.

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Office co-stars John Krasinski and B.J. Novak both attended the same high school in Massachusetts before going on to star in the now-iconic show.

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Ed Helms and Brian Baumgartner are another Office pairing that attended school together.

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No wonder their chemistry seemed so organic! 


SNL co-stars Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney first met at the University of Southern California before going on to create many hilarious sketches together.

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Girls co-stars Jemima Kirke and Lena Dunham first met back in high school. Jemima had just arrived from London and became Lena’s friend at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn.

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I’m counting it and also manifesting a crime-thriller flick starring these two.


Timothée Chalamet and Lourdes Leon went to the same high school, and I’m cheating here because they’ve never been co-stars but apparently they dated at one point.

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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney met at Georgetown University before partnering on multiple projects such as Big Mouth and the “Oh, Hello Show” on Nick’s Comedy Central series Kroll Show.

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Zooey Deschanel and Kate Hudson starred in Almost Famous together but did you know their connection goes all the way back to high school?

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They both had roles in a school production of Don Quixote. 

Which dynamic duo is your fav?

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