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9 Celebrities Who You Had No Idea Went To School In Ontario

The province has a star-studded list of alumni!
Toronto Senior Staff Writer

Annie Murphey and Dan Levy. Right: Elon Musk.

Not all celebrities and stars got to where they are today without an education.

It turns out there are quite a few celebrities who studied in Ontario. Some of your favourite actors and actresses from the big screen spent some time on campuses around the province.

The list includes famous authors and other icons as well. Who knows, maybe one of these celebs actually studied at your school.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk.

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According to Queen's University's Gazette, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spent his freshman and sophomore years at Queen's University in Kingston from 1989 to 1991. While he didn't graduate from the university, he did meet his first wife there.

Nina Dobrev 

TheVampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev studied sociology at Ryerson, now renamed Toronto Metropolitan University, before pursuing acting, according to the university blog.

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams.

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The famous actress, who has appeared in The Notebook, Mean Girls and more, studied theatre at Toronto's York University, according to Society19.

Shay Mitchell

Known for her roles in Pretty Little Liars and You, Mitchell spent her early life at Ryerson University, now Toronto Metropolitan University, where she studied acting, according to the school blog.

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood.

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The famous author, widely known for her novel The Handmaid's Tale, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto's Victoria College, as listed on her bio.

Eugene Levy

Eugene Levy.

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According to Canada's Walk Of Fame, the actor, writer, and producer studied at McMaster University in Hamilton.

Donald Sutherland

Donald Sutherland.

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The actor, known for his appearances in The Hunger Games and Pride and Prejudice, went to school at the University of Toronto's Victoria College, according to the school's website.

Craig Kielburger

The WE co-founder received a degree in peace and conflict studies from the University of Toronto, according to ME to WE.

Annie Murphy

The Schitt's Creekstar spent a year studying theatre at Queen's University in Kingston before transferring to Concordia, according to Fashion Magazine.

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