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20 Hollywood Stars Who Attended Catholic School (PHOTOS)

It can be hard to imagine what celebrities' lives were like before they were famous. But if you attended Catholic school at any point in your life, you can probably relate to some of their experiences.

Before they made it big, these 20 celebrities were just ordinary Catholic school kids trying to do good, be good and, well, probably look good, too.


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Years before "Like a Prayer" became a radio hit, Madonna was a student at two Detroit Catholic elementary schools: St. Frederick's and St. Andrew's . She later went to the University of Michigan on a dance scholarship.

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2Kristen Bell

The voice of Anna in Frozen, Kristen Bell attended Shrine Catholic High School in Michigan, where she scored many leads in the schools' musicals.

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3George Clooney

Prior to becoming a Hollywood heartthrob, George Clooney was just a boy in his native Kentucky attending Blessed Sacrament School.

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4Lady Gaga

When she was still just Stefani Germanotta, Lady Gaga was just a girl growing up on Manhattan's Upper West Side -- and attending the all-girls Convent of the Sacred Heart.

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5Bruce Springsteen

This "Born to Run" singer was a student at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Freehold Borough, New Jersey, before transferring to Freehold High School.

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6Alexis Bledel

Before her Chilton and Yale days on Gilmore Girls, Alexis Bledel graduated from St. Agnes Academy in her native Houston, Texas.

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7Barack Obama

While living in Indonesia for a portion of his childhood, our nation's president attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School for two years.

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9Gerard Butler

This Scottish actor -- who was raised in a very Catholic family -- was also a head boy at St. Mirin's Academy for Boys before later attending the University of Glasgow.

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10Patrick Dempsey

McDreamy was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was 12 but that never stopped him from achieving success. He was educated at St. Dominic Regional High School in Maine.

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11Kim Kardashian

Along with sisters Kourtney and Khloe, Kim Kardashian attended Marymount Catholic High School, an all-girls' school in Bel Air.

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13Camilla Belle

This Push actress got her foundation early on. She attended St. Paul's Catholic Elementary School in Los Angeles.

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14Danny DeVito

Native New Jerseyite Danny DeVito went to boarding school in-state at Oratory Prep. (He convinced his father that boarding school would keep him out of trouble.)

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15Alanis Morissette

The "Ironic" singer was raised a devout Roman Catholic, and she attended Catholic schools her whole life, graduating from Immaculata High School in Ottawa.

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17Justin Bieber

In addition to his singing, Justin Bieber is known for being a devout Christian. He attended Catholic schools his whole life, starting with Jeanne Sauvé Catholic School and later, St. Michael Catholic Secondary School -- both in Ontario.

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18Aubrey Plaza

This Parks and Recreation actress attended the all-girls Ursuline Academy in her native Delaware before going to NYU for college.

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19Mandy Moore

As a teenager, Mandy Moore was a student at Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando, Florida, but she eventually withdrew and opted for tutoring instead in order to focus on her blossoming music career.


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