Here’s a collection of musicians, actors, and comedians who have also racked up accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). A number of these multi-talents earned their technology bars before hitting the big time, while others continued with technical careers while famous in the arts.
Some on the list are quite surprising. Tom Scholz, founder of the rock band Boston, is a mechanical engineer who actually holds a handful of patents. Lisa Kudrow from Friends is a biologist. My favorite story comes from Ally Walker. She was working as a molecular biologist in preparation for medical school when she was discovered by a Hollywood producer in a restaurant.
Click on the photo of Walker below to see what 19 other celebrities are doing in the STEM field.
Ally Walker -- biochemist
Ally Walker starred in the series Profiler and Tell Me You Love Me. She received a degree in biochemistry from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and worked as a researcher on a genetic engineering project in preparation for UCLA Medical School when she was discovered -- no kidding -- by a Hollywood producer in a restaurant.