From Screening Rooms To Classrooms: Celebrities Who Left Hollywood To Get An Education

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April 8, 2014 ‐ By

We told you about the folks who took breaks or completely ditched the entertainment industry to focus on their relationships with God, but what about the ones who did the same for the opportunity to get a college degree to fall back on? Here are 10 who left Hollywood to get an education at Yale, Princeton, Harvard and more.

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Zelda Harris

After gaining fame for her role as Troy in Crooklyn and stealing everybody’s heart, by her teenage years, Zelda Harris went MIA. She did a few roles here and there, including He Got Game and NYPD Blue, but after that, she stopped acting completely. Harris went on to focus on her education, reportedly going to Princeton and graduating in 2007. 

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  • Rosa Shanna

    She was also a back up dancer on the girls just wanna have fun video for Cyndi Lauper.

  • KeepingItReal

    Love it. But…I have to say…I’ve ALWAYS though Keshia Knight Pulliam was the most beautiful child…EVER…hands down. She turned out to be a drop dead gorgeous young woman. BRAVO!!!!!

  • CAliQueen

    Awesome! I’ve always wondered what happened to crooklyn actress Zelda Harris.