We often use the superlative “Most Likely to be famous” for the popular kids in high school yearbooks. Well, although it’s unlikely for that classmate who was voted to be famous to get actually famous, you might come across some people who’d step into the same showbiz industry as yours. Here are some celebrities who are friends from high school:
1. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Matt and Ben attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School together. With tons of episodes of their friendship, Affleck recalls one where he defended Damon during a fight
2. Jay- Z and Busta Rhymes
Alumni of Eli Whitney High School, both rappers met each other during high school and even had a rap battle in the lunchroom which Jay-Z claims he won.
3. Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman
Both Aussies attended the North Sydney Girls’ High School in their hometown. Naomi Watts even dated Nicole Kidman’s brother briefly.
4. Tupac Shakur and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Jada and Tupac became extremely good friends when they went Baltimore School of the Arts together.
5. Neil Patrick Harris and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Neil and Freddie went to the La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico together. Freddie was however three years junior to Neil.
6. Rami Malek and Rachel Bilson
Rami and Rachel crossed paths when they both enrolled in the same theater class at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, CA. They became good friends during the production of The Crucible.
7. Adam Levine and Jonah Hill
When Adam and Jonah were attending the Brentwood School together, they would often carpool together and could be found lazing around at each other’s homes on weekends. Even today they’re good pals.
8. John Krasinski and B.J. Novak
John and Novak were classmates at Newton South High School. They first played together on little league in high school then joined hands to work on the same show, The Office.
9. Kevin James and Mick Foley
It might come as surprise to you but comedian Kevin James and pro wrestler Mick Foley competed on the wrestling team at Ward Melville High School. Unbelievably, James was better than Mick at it.
10. Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston
Hiddleston played the role of the front right leg of an elephant that Redmayne’s character was riding back when the duo were a part of Eton College’s theater department
11. Josh Hartnett and Rachel Leigh Cook
Before becoming the face of teen movies in the 2000s, Josh Hartnett and Rachel Cook attended the South High School in Minneapolis together. Cook even had a small crush on Hartnett back then.
12. Nicolas Cage and Gina Gershon
Nicolas Cage and Gina Gershon crossed paths in a school production of Oklahoma.
13. Zendaya and Gabby Douglas
Gymnast Gabby Douglas and Zendaya went to Oak Park Independent School. They were together in the Class of 2015.
14. Carrie Fisher and Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis was in the first year of her degree in Beverly Hills High School when Carrie Fisher was starting her junior year.
15. Snoop Dogg and Cameron Diaz
Snoop Dogg was a year senior to Cameron Diaz at Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Cameron talked about her encounter with Snoop in high school and said, “He wore lots of ponytails. And I’m pretty sure I bought weed from him.”