STARS WHO NEVER FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL

It's hard to imagine success for young people today without at least a high school diploma. Would you believe, however, that some of the most famous A-List celebrities didn't even finish high school? Check out these celebs that never got their diplomas:

  • Ryan Gosling: This hottie dropped out of high school in Canada to pursue a career in Hollywood after finding success on the Mickey Mouse Club and Goosebumps. Apparently it worked.
              
  • Cameron Diaz: The blonde bombshell never really took to school and wasn't the strongest student, so when she got a modeling contract she promptly left academics for a life in front of the camera.
          
  • Jim Carrey: The funny man didn't drop out because he wanted to. Jim had to quit school for a full time job to help support his family because his mother was sick.
          
  • Daniel Radcliffe: Nope, no graduation for Harry from Hogwarts! Daniel started working on the famous films when he was 10 years old and it was so hectic to try to juggle school and his childhood celebrity that at 17 he decided he was done. Also he was getting bullied by his peers, which made the decision even easier.
          
  • Gisele: She started modeling at 16 and promptly moved to the Big Apple to pursue her dreams ... and school just wasn't part of the plan!
          
  • Seth Rogan: After getting a role on Freaks and Geeks when he was just a teen, Seth dropped out of school and moved to L.A. He ended up supporting his whole family with his success and wealth.
     
  • Johnny Depp: Johnny dropped out at 15 to become a rock star, but he got discovered for acting instead.
     
  • Robert DeNiro: Mr. DeNiro was performing as a stage actor from the time he was a little kid. When he hit his teen years he knew he wanted a career as an actor so he dropped out of school to pursue his dreams. (Crushable)

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Amy James

Birthday:
October 28th

Favorite Foods:
Any veggies, pizza and even though I'm a vegetarian, every once in a while, I order the biggest slab of prime rib on the menu (medium rare)

Things I Hate:
Rude people, uncomfortable shoes and wet lettuce (I'm a big salad person and if the lettuce hasn't been properly dried, it makes the dressing watered down and the entire salad gets soggy..GROSS!)

Favorite Bars:
I don't have a favorite, but I do enjoy a good dive bar. Pool tables and dart boards are always a plus, oh- and the music should never be too loud unless there's a live band or it's a bar with a dance floor. I mean, seriously, why should we have to listen to some crappy old song blaring over the speakers when all I really want to do is hear the the conversation at the table. Then again I do wear headphones everyday for work, so my hearing is probably less then fabulous.

Favorite Country Artists:
Gary Allan. I saw him before I was working in country music, so I didn't really want to go. Turns out the people who dragged me in ended up wanting to leave early, but I was loving the music so much, I stayed at the concert by myself. It was awesome! Also, I'd like to add Brad Paisley and Sugarland to the list...LOVE THEM!

Something You Might Not Know About Me:
Growing up in International Falls, MN, my family actually lived on an island in the summer. It's true. There was no TV, which is why I fell in love with radio, I listened non-stop. We had to take a boat across the lake everytime we wanted to go into town. It was a great way to spend the summers, that is, until I started caring about what my hair looked like- all summer I sported the "wind blown" look! To this day I can make a bonnet/wind protector helmet out of any camouflage coat, pants or vest you can throw at me.

Confession:
I'm a speed walker. For anyone who doesn't know what that REALLY is, you're probably saying "so what"? But for those who've witnessed how truly idiotic it looks, let's just say, "you know what I'm talking about". I get laughed at and taunted on a daily basis.

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