When I was in sixth grade, I was called out of my first period class to start a series of tests that would determine whether or not I could be put into gifted classes. I wasn't really excited about the thought of being separated from my regular friends, but I was excited about being challenged in my classes. Because I joke a lot, people are surprised when they find out I'm intellectually gifted. Similarly, I am surprised when I see the list of some of my favorite
celebrities who have high IQs too.
According to freeiqtest.net,
IQ scores that are ranked between 130 and 144 are deemed as gifted, 145 to 159 as genius, and 160 to 175 as extraordinary genius. Whether the characters they play on television are in opposition of their true selves like Ashton Kutcher in That '70s Show and Nolan Gould in Modern Family, or display closely related traits to their real lives, there are many celebrities with IQs that could possibly surprise their fans. Not to say that I doubt their ability to be intelligent, but when your IQ score surpasses Albert Einstein, a raise in an eyebrow or two is surely deserved.
Check out this list of 13 celebrities whose IQs are higher than normal.
1Geena Davis Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Actress Geena Davis attends FOX 2016 Upfront Arrivals at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
According to MENSA's official website, Academy-award winning actress
Geena Davis is listed as a member to the prestigious society. 2Stephen Hawking Jemal Countess/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Professor Stephen Hawking attends the New Space Exploration Initiative 'Breakthrough Starshot' Announcement at One World Observatory on April 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author,
Stephen Hawking, has been said to have an IQ of 160, according to IB Times. 3James Woods Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: 'Once Upon A Time In America' cast member James Woods attends the 52nd New York Film Festival at Walter Reade Theater on September 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
After nabbing a near perfect SAT score before he enrolled at UCLA, Yahoo! Finance wrote that actor
James Woods has an exceptional IQ of 184. 4Quentin Tarantino Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Honoree Quentin Tarantino attends the 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards with Presenting Sponsor LACOSTE at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 23, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Business Insider noted that incredible director Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino has an IQ of 160 — the same as Stephen Hawking. 5Steve Martin Emma McIntyre/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Steve Martin arrives at the 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 29, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
Steve Martin may be known for supplying fans with loads of laughs, but it seems as if his talents range far further than that. CBS News noted that funny man
Steve Martin has an estimated IQ of 142. 6Sharon Stone Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 28: Actress Sharon Stone attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Screen Media Film's 'Mothers And Daughters' at The London on April 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
According to Examiner, the gorgeous
Sharon Stone is deemed a genius. 7Mayim Bialik Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 16: Actress Mayim Bialik arrives at The Paley Center For Media's 33rd Annual PALEYFEST Los Angeles 'The Big Bang Theory' at Dolby Theatre on March 16, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
According to Movie Pilot, the former star of
Blossom and mother of two has an impressive IQ that falls between 150 and 163. The actress also holds a Ph.D in neuroscience from UCLA, Hollywood noted. 8Shakira Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Actress/Singer Shakira attends the Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios' 'Zootopia' at the El Capitan Theatre on February 17, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Shakira's hips aren't the only things that don't lie, apparently. According to Huffington Post,
Shakira's test scores prove that she's a genius. 9Hillary Clinton Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images SALINAS, CA - MAY 25: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks on during a campaign rally at Hartnell College on May 25, 2016 in Salinas, California. Hillary Clinton is campaigning in California ahaed of the State's presidential primary on June 7th. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Examiner noted that current democratic presidential candidate and former First Lady
Hillary Clinton scored a 140 on her IQ test. 10Matt Damon Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actor Matt Damon attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
According to Movie Pilot, actor
Matt Damon's level of intelligence is deemed as genius. 11Nicole Kidman Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actress Nicole Kidman attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Actress Nicole Kidman's beauty isn't the only thing that stands the test of times these days. According to CBS News,
Kidman's IQ score of 132 can too. 12Madonna Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Recording artist Madonna performs a tribute to Prince onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Though most may not think that Madonna and Hillary Clinton have much in common, Examiner proved that they do by noting that
Madonna also has an IQ of 140. 13Conan O'Brien Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 18: Conan O'Brien attends Turner Upfront 2016 arrivals at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Turner)
Graduating magnum cum laude from Harvard University,
Conan O'Brien's IQ of 160 didn't stop him from being the go-to funny man on campus, according to Movie Pilot.