19 Stars Who Attended School Together Before Working Together

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Hollywood is a surprisingly small world and sometimes, lo and behold, our fav co-stars turn out to be actual schoolmates. Can you believe the following stars attended classes together and navigated the social before becoming famous?

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1.Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie attended the same elite private school before starring in The Simple Life together.

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The pair grew up together and are still good friends. Cute!

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2.Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke went to Yale University's School of Drama before starring in movies like Black Panther and Us together.

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3.Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse both attended New York University before coming together on Riverdale. Wild!

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Camila says they even saw each other around campus. But, weirdly, Cole doesn't remember this. Who knows...

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4.Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler were longtime friends before starring in Dr. T & the Women together — they attended the same high school!

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5.We all know Matt Damon and Ben Affleck go way back. The BFFs attended school together and even wrote the screenplay for Goodwill Hunting together.

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6.Brooklyn 99 co-stars Andy Samberg and Chelsea Peretti lived two blocks away from each other and attended the same elementary school.

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7.Whitney Port and Spencer Pratt went to the same school in Santa Monica before co-starring on The Hills!

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Whitney actually dated Spencer's BFF at the time.

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8.Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts are past schoolmates and co-stars. The Aussie actors went on to star in the 1991 film Flirting together.

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The duo are still BFFs today!

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9.Blow Dry costars Rachael Leigh Cook and Josh Hartnett and went to the same high school in Minneapolis.

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They were in different grades though.

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10.Did you know that Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston starred in a play together back in high school? That's right, the mega-famous actors were once part of a school theater production.

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11.Homeland co-stars Morena Baccarin and Clare Danes went to middle school together! They parted ways for high school but reconnected filming the hit series.

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12.Office co-stars John Krasinski and B.J. Novak both attended the same high school in Massachusetts before going on to star in the now-iconic show.

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13.Ed Helms and Brian Baumgartner are another Office pairing that attended school together.

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No wonder their chemistry seemed so organic!

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14.SNL co-stars Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney first met at the University of Southern California before going on to create many hilarious sketches together.

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15.Girls co-stars Jemima Kirke and Lena Dunham first met back in high school. Jemima had just arrived from London and became Lena's friend at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn.

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16.Kirsten Dunst and Rami Malek went to the same high school (along with Rachel Bilson) and while they aren't technically co-stars, they did sit down together for an Actors on Actors interview.

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I'm counting it and also manifesting a crime-thriller flick starring these two.

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17.Timothée Chalamet and Lourdes Leon went to the same high school, and I'm cheating here because they've never been co-stars but apparently they dated at one point.

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18.Nick Kroll and John Mulaney met at Georgetown University before partnering on multiple projects such as Big Mouth and the "Oh, Hello Show" on Nick's Comedy Central series Kroll Show.

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19.Zooey Deschanel and Kate Hudson starred in Almost Famous together but did you know their connection goes all the way back to high school?

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They both had roles in a school production of Don Quixote.

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Which dynamic duo is your fav?