Stars Who Went to School Together

It’s a small world after all! Tons of unexpected duos shared classes and even dorm rooms before they found fame.

Cameron Diaz and Snoop Dogg

The Bad Teacher actress walked the same high school halls as the rapper while attending Long Beach Polytechnic High School in California.

Snoop revealed that he might’ve sold the actress “some of that white-girl weed” while appearing on Lopez Tonight in 2011.

Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke

Before sharing the screen in Black Panther and Us, the two actors attended Yale together. In fact, Nyong’o gave Duke his orientation tour.

Even more coincidentally, the duo saw The Avengers together during their time at the university.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

The childhood friends attended the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and shared a drama teacher while in high school.

After leaving Boston, the two went on to star alongside one another in multiple films and cowrote Good Will Hunting and The Last Duel.

Prince William and Kate Middleton


The future king met his queen (then Middleton) at the University of St Andrews in 2001. The couple started dating in 2003, got engaged in 2010 and tied the knot the following year.

Rachel Lindsay and Kevin Durant

The former Bachelorette dated the NBA star while they were both attending the University of Texas at Austin, a source exclusively told Us in 2017.

Taraji P. Henson and Anthony Anderson

The two Hustle & Flow costars matriculated at Howard University at the same time, along with Sean Combs and Marlon Wayans.

B.J. Novak and John Krasinski

Before starring on The Office together, the actors both attended Newton South High School in Massachusetts.

They were also linked as kids when they were on the same little league baseball team.

Timothée Chalamet and Ansel Elgort

The two New York natives went to LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in the city before breaking into the acting world around the same time.

The Call Me by Your Name actor and Baby Driver star, who were both nominated for a Golden Globe in 2018, played basketball in high school together and had a lot of the same teachers. 

Beanie Feldstein and Ben Platt

The Booksmart star and Pitch Perfect actor met at a mutual friend’s Bat Mitzvah as kids before reconnecting on the first day of ninth grade at L.A.’s Harvard-Westlake School.

A little over a decade later, both actors had their own shows on Broadway, Feldstein with Hello, Dolly! and Platt with Dear Evan Hansen.

The two have also been each other’s plus-ones to numerous award shows.

Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts

The longtime friends became classmates at North Sydney Girls High School in Australia and instantly hit it off.

Kidman revealed during an appearance on CBS’ The Early Show in 2007 that Watts dated her sister’s boyfriend in school and they modeled together as teens before acting alongside one another.

“Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse

Mendes told Office magazine in 2017 she remembers seeing her future Riverdale costar while they were both at New York University.

“He was a weirdo!” she laughed. “He had really long hair down to his butt cheeks.”

Stanley Tucci and Ving Rhames

The Silence star and the Mission: Impossible mainstay studied together at SUNY Purchase, and Tucci even gave Rhames his “Ving” nickname.

Maya Rudolph and Gwyneth Paltrow

The Saturday Night Live alum and Goop founder’s fathers went to Tulane University together and once they were both living in L.A., their daughters quickly became friends.

The women attended St. Augustine by the Sea in Santa Monica, California, which was where they cemented their relationship.