QUIZ: Can You Recognize These Celebs by Their Yearbook Photos?

Long before they became Hollywood stars, these celebrities were just ordinary kids leading ordinary lives. And we have the yearbook photos to prove it. But most of these stars looked so different back in the day that even the most dedicated fan would have a tough time identifying them. Prove us wrong by taking this quiz.

Long before they became Hollywood stars, these celebrities were just ordinary kids leading ordinary lives. And we have the yearbook photos to prove it. But most of these stars looked so different back in the day that even the most dedicated fan would have a tough time identifying them. Prove us wrong by taking this quiz.

This teenager sported an Afro while he was in high school in the ‘70s and went on to become a very important political figure.

  • Michael Jackson
  • Barack Obama
  • Michael Dorn
  • Chris Rock

Obama went to Punahou School, a prestigious institution in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was one of three black students who attended there. But he eventually grew up to become the 44th president of the United States of America.

Obama went to Punahou School, a prestigious institution in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was one of three black students who attended there. But he eventually grew up to become the 44th president of the United States of America.

This actor is a high school dropout but he still made a name for himself.

  • Henry Cavill
  • Al Pacino
  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Jerry Lewis

Downey attended Santa Monica High but dropped out when he was 16. He went on to become a major Hollywood star and is best known for his role as “Iron Man” in the Marvel Universe films.

Downey attended Santa Monica High but dropped out when he was 16. He went on to become a major Hollywood star and is best known for his role as “Iron Man” in the Marvel Universe films.

He played a character that had to run to get away from bullies and also fell in love with a mermaid once.

  • Jason Momoa
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Tom Hanks

Hanks attended Skyline High School in Oakland, California, but wasn’t very popular with anyone. He eventually grew up and fell for a mermaid in “Splash” and later played Forrest, a boy with mental development issues who ran a lot from the kids who taunted him growing up.

Hanks attended Skyline High School in Oakland, California, but wasn’t very popular with anyone. He eventually grew up and fell for a mermaid in “Splash” and later played Forrest, a boy with mental development issues who ran a lot from the kids who taunted him growing up.

This is what this Texan actor looked like long before he joined his TV brother to work on the “family business.”

  • Jensen Ackles
  • Jared Padalecki
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Misha Collins

Padalecki went to Madison High School in San Antonio, TX. He eventually went on to pursue a career as an actor and is now famous for playing the demon hunter Sam Winchester on the television series “Supernatural.”

Padalecki went to Madison High School in San Antonio, TX. He eventually went on to pursue a career as an actor and is now famous for playing the demon hunter Sam Winchester on the television series “Supernatural.”

This comedic actor was born in San Francisco, California, but played a character who was out of this world. Who was he?

  • John Leguizamo
  • Christopher Reeve
  • Robin Williams
  • Carson Daly

Williams graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County, California in 1969. As a student, he joined the theater department to help him deal with his shyness. He later went on to play funny roles like the alien Mork in the TV series “Mork and Mindy.”

Williams graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County, California in 1969. As a student, he joined the theater department to help him deal with his shyness. He later went on to play funny roles like the alien Mork in the TV series “Mork and Mindy.”

This actor hails from Texas and is a huge fan of surfing and bongos.

  • Brad Pitt
  • Jensen Ackles
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Colin Hanks

McConaughey was raised in Longview, Texas, and was known for being the most handsome student in Longview High School. But aside from his good looks, he’s also a very talented film star.

McConaughey was raised in Longview, Texas, and was known for being the most handsome student in Longview High School. But aside from his good looks, he’s also a very talented film star.

He might have been a regular student but he was destined to become very popular with kids.

  • Michael Jackson
  • Tom Hanks
  • Fred Rogers
  • Fred Astaire

Rogers graduated from Greater Latrobe High in Latrobe, PA. He later went on to appear in a children’s educational show called “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” that ran for 31 seasons.

Rogers graduated from Greater Latrobe High in Latrobe, PA. He later went on to appear in a children’s educational show called “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” that ran for 31 seasons.

Many consider this actress royalty and recently appeared in the Netflix musical “Prom.”

  • Meryl Streep
  • Jessica Lange
  • Teri Hatcher
  • Mariel Hemingway

Streep graduated from Bernards High School in Bernardsville, NJ in 1966. She went on to star in a number of Broadway plays, musicals and movies and some even describe the “Mamma Mia!” star as the best actress of her generation.

Streep graduated from Bernards High School in Bernardsville, NJ in 1966. She went on to star in a number of Broadway plays, musicals and movies and some even describe the “Mamma Mia!” star as the best actress of her generation.

This Texas actor pursued a man running from the law in 1993 and won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for it.

  • Harrison Ford
  • George Clooney
  • Brad Pitt
  • Tommy Lee Jones

After high school, Jones went to Harvard and became roommates with Al Gore, the future vice president of the United States. Jones also played a deputy marshal in the film “The Fugitive.”

After high school, Jones went to Harvard and became roommates with Al Gore, the future vice president of the United States. Jones also played a deputy marshal in the film “The Fugitive.”

He might have seemed like a regular kid with glasses, but he was destined for greatness.

  • George Clooney
  • Matt Damon
  • Ben Affleck
  • Chris Hemsworth

Clooney graduated from Augusta High School in August, Kentucky in 1979. At the time, he had earned the title of Prince at his senior prom but became Hollywood royalty after starring in the medical TV drama, “E.R.”

Clooney graduated from Augusta High School in August, Kentucky in 1979. At the time, he had earned the title of Prince at his senior prom but became Hollywood royalty after starring in the medical TV drama, “E.R.”

Her smile is recognizable by millions but it was her laughter that made us fall in love with her.

  • Julia Roberts
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Kyra Sedgwick
  • Julia Roberts

Roberts graduated from Cambell High School in Smyrna, Georgia in 1985. She made her Hollywood debut in the movie “Mystic Pizza.” Eventually she took on bigger roles in films like “Pretty Woman.” In fact, a famous scene in that film was when she laughed after her co-star Richard Gere closed a jewelry box with a necklace as she stuck her hand in it.

Roberts graduated from Cambell High School in Smyrna, Georgia in 1985. She made her Hollywood debut in the movie “Mystic Pizza.” Eventually she took on bigger roles in films like “Pretty Woman.” In fact, a famous scene in that film was when she laughed after her co-star Richard Gere closed a jewelry box with a necklace as she stuck her hand in it.

Can you name this handsome young man who later went on to become a famous musician?

  • Sean Combs
  • Jay-Z
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Michael Jackson

Jay-Z had a rough childhood while growing up in Brooklyn, NY. His dad left him and his mother when he was 11. But that didn’t stop him from growing up to become a world-famous rapper, record producer and an influential hip-hop artist and rapper.

Jay-Z had a rough childhood while growing up in Brooklyn, NY. His dad left him and his mother when he was 11. But that didn’t stop him from growing up to become a world-famous rapper, record producer and an influential hip-hop artist and rapper.

This blonde celeb was in some hot water because of accusations of toxic work environment on her show in 2020.

  • Calista Flockhart
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood

The comedian/actress/talk show host grew up in Metairie, Louisiana and considered becoming a veterinarian, but found her true calling in front of a live audience and in front of cameras.

The comedian/actress/talk show host grew up in Metairie, Louisiana and considered becoming a veterinarian, but found her true calling in front of a live audience and in front of cameras.

She’s a bestselling author and a Grammy and Academy Award winner. Who is she?

  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Beyonce
  • Queen Latifah
  • Sonequa Martin-Green

Hudson was part of Dunbar Vocational High School’s chorus in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated in 1999 and went on to appear as a contestant on “American Idol” and eventually landed roles in films like “Cats” and “Dreamgirls.”

Hudson was part of Dunbar Vocational High School’s chorus in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated in 1999 and went on to appear as a contestant on “American Idol” and eventually landed roles in films like “Cats” and “Dreamgirls.”

This singer-songwriter has an impressive five-octave vocal range and a melismatic style of singing.

  • Janet Jackson
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Paula Abdul
  • Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey attended Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York and was nicknamed Mirage because she had the reputation of cutting class a lot to work on her music.

Mariah Carey attended Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York and was nicknamed Mirage because she had the reputation of cutting class a lot to work on her music.

This southern student had no idea he was destined to become one of his generation’s most popular actors.

  • Will Smith
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Arsenio Hall
  • Denzel Washington

Jackson went to Riverside High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He lost out on a role in the “Mississippi Burning” because the director thought his accent wasn’t Southern enough but he went on to star in other hit films like “Pulp Fiction.”

Jackson went to Riverside High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He lost out on a role in the “Mississippi Burning” because the director thought his accent wasn’t Southern enough but he went on to star in other hit films like “Pulp Fiction.”

This hip hop music star’s first album sold almost a million copies during its first week. Who is he?

  • Snoop Dogg
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Michael Jackson
  • Dr. Dre

Back in the day, Snoop Dogg went by his birth name, Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., and attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School along with future Hollywood star Cameron Diaz.

Back in the day, Snoop Dogg went by his birth name, Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., and attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School along with future Hollywood star Cameron Diaz.

She once co-starred alongside Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in a 2000s movie.

  • Winona Ryder
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Christina Ricci
  • Liv Tyler

When she was 16, Hathaway became the first teen to get accepted to The Barrow Group, a New York City theater company and acting school. When she turned 17, she landed a major role in the show “Get Real.” And eventually appeared on the big screen in films like “Brokeback Mountain” alongside Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

When she was 16, Hathaway became the first teen to get accepted to The Barrow Group, a New York City theater company and acting school. When she turned 17, she landed a major role in the show “Get Real.” And eventually appeared on the big screen in films like “Brokeback Mountain” alongside Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Most people recognize this handsome man as an NCIS agent on a long running television show.

  • Mark Harmon
  • David Hasselhoff
  • Christopher Walken
  • Harrison Ford

Harmon has been on television for a number of years. He attended Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood, California, and is best known for playing Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs on “NCIS.”

Harmon has been on television for a number of years. He attended Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood, California, and is best known for playing Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs on “NCIS.”

He grew up in Tuskegee, Alabama, and as an adult became an R&B legend.

  • Barry White
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Lionel Richie
  • Laurence Olivier

Richie grew up in the Tuskegee Institute where his family members had worked for several years. He eventually earned a Bachelor’s in Science in Economics. While attending Tuskegee, Richie joined the Commodores, an all-male band group that help skyrocket his music career.

Richie grew up in the Tuskegee Institute where his family members had worked for several years. He eventually earned a Bachelor’s in Science in Economics. While attending Tuskegee, Richie joined the Commodores, an all-male band group that help skyrocket his music career.

He was Ben Affleck’s classmate and continues to be close friends with the actor after all these years.

  • Mark Wahlberg
  • Matt Damon
  • Chris Pine
  • Jensen Ackles

Damon attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The two eventually became Hollywood actors and have been known to collaborate on projects from time to time.

Damon attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The two eventually became Hollywood actors and have been known to collaborate on projects from time to time.

This southern belle spent her childhood in Alabama and eventually became everyone’s favorite “friend.”

  • Demi Moore
  • Courteney Cox
  • Jennifer Connelly
  • Audrey Hepburn

Cox graduated from Mountain Brook High School in Mountain Brook, Alabama in 1982. A few years later, she starred in the live action film, “Masters of the Universe” and later went on to star on the hit sitcom, “Friends.”

Cox graduated from Mountain Brook High School in Mountain Brook, Alabama in 1982. A few years later, she starred in the live action film, “Masters of the Universe” and later went on to star on the hit sitcom, “Friends.”

This actor once mouthed off one of the scariest lines when he broke through a door and said, “Here’s Johnny!”

  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Tom Cruise
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Warren Beatty

Nicholson graduated from Manasquan High School in 1954. His classmates voted him “Class Clown” which was pretty ironic given that decades later he wound up playing the villainous clown, “The Joker” in a Batman film.

Nicholson graduated from Manasquan High School in 1954. His classmates voted him “Class Clown” which was pretty ironic given that decades later he wound up playing the villainous clown, “The Joker” in a Batman film.

This Texas star has a Bachelor’s in Science in Kinesiology.

  • Kourtney Kardashian
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Victoria Beckham
  • Eva Longoria

Longoria, who is best known for her starring TV role on “Desperate Housewives,” graduated from Miller High School in Corpus Christi, TX. She was also the head drum major at her school, too.

Longoria, who is best known for her starring TV role on “Desperate Housewives,” graduated from Miller High School in Corpus Christi, TX. She was also the head drum major at her school, too.

This musician got her big break in the 2000s while competing in a reality TV show competition.

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Felicity Huffman
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Avril Lavigne

Clarkson graduated from Burleson High School in Burleson, Texas, in 2000. Two years later, she was a contestant on “American Idol” and won. Shortly after that, she released her single, “A Moment Like This,” which earned the spot of bestselling song in 2002.

Clarkson graduated from Burleson High School in Burleson, Texas, in 2000. Two years later, she was a contestant on “American Idol” and won. Shortly after that, she released her single, “A Moment Like This,” which earned the spot of bestselling song in 2002.

Who is this superstar, who used to be known by the nickname ‘Jenny from the block?’

  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lopez graduated with the class of 1986 at Preston High School in the Bronx borough of New York City. During school she played sports like track and field and tennis. After she graduated she first took on a job working at a law office.

Jennifer Lopez graduated with the class of 1986 at Preston High School in the Bronx borough of New York City. During school she played sports like track and field and tennis. After she graduated she first took on a job working at a law office.

Who is this late-night funnyman?

  • Stephen Colbert
  • James Corden
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon attended Saugerties High School in upstate New York and graduated with the class of 1992. He was known as the class clown back then and he performed in his school’s theatre productions.

Jimmy Fallon attended Saugerties High School in upstate New York and graduated with the class of 1992. He was known as the class clown back then and he performed in his school’s theatre productions.

This young man grew up to be a rapper and actor.

  • Ice Cube
  • LL Cool J
  • Ice T
  • Nas

Ice Cube, who went by the name O’Shea Jackson in school attended William H. Taft High School in Woodland Hills in California. Jackson rode a bus for an hour each way to get to school each day, where he witnessed the socioeconomic contrasts that would later influence his music.

Ice Cube, who went by the name O’Shea Jackson in school attended William H. Taft High School in Woodland Hills in California. Jackson rode a bus for an hour each way to get to school each day, where he witnessed the socioeconomic contrasts that would later influence his music.

Can you tell who this actor is without his signature mustache?

  • Sam Smith
  • Sam Elliott
  • Ron Swanson
  • Jude Law

Sam Elliott graduated from David Douglas High School in Portland, Oregon in 1962. He later attended Clark College in Portland and after appearing in a stage production of “Guys and Dolls,” the Vancouver Columbian newspaper suggested that he should be a professional actor.

Sam Elliott graduated from David Douglas High School in Portland, Oregon in 1962. He later attended Clark College in Portland and after appearing in a stage production of “Guys and Dolls,” the Vancouver Columbian newspaper suggested that he should be a professional actor.

This member of Maroon 5 is also a judge on “The Voice.”

  • Harry Styles
  • Will.I.Am
  • Adam Levine
  • Mick Jagger

This school photo was taken in 1994, the same year that the band Maroon 5 was founded by Levine and his friends. The band used to be known as Kara’s Flowers and they got their first big break with an appearance on “Beverly Hills 90210.”

This school photo was taken in 1994, the same year that the band Maroon 5 was founded by Levine and his friends. The band used to be known as Kara’s Flowers and they got their first big break with an appearance on “Beverly Hills 90210.”

This husky-voiced dramatic actor has had a long and successful career since the ‘70s.

  • Jeff Bridges
  • Richard Dreyfuss
  • Nick Nolte
  • Pedro Pascal

Nick Nolte attended Westside High School in Omaha, Nebraska after he was expelled from a private school for fighting and underage drinking. His acting credits include “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” and “Angel Has Fallen.”

Nick Nolte attended Westside High School in Omaha, Nebraska after he was expelled from a private school for fighting and underage drinking. His acting credits include “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” and “Angel Has Fallen.”

Can you recognize this film icon?

  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Sigourney Weaver
  • Helen Hunt
  • Jodie Foster

Sigourney Weaver was known as Susan Weaver while she was in school. She attended a girls’ school in Manhattan before transferring to a boarding school in Simsbury, Connecticut. She took on the name Sigourney at the age of 14 after reading the name in “The Great Gatsby.”

Sigourney Weaver was known as Susan Weaver while she was in school. She attended a girls’ school in Manhattan before transferring to a boarding school in Simsbury, Connecticut. She took on the name Sigourney at the age of 14 after reading the name in “The Great Gatsby.”

Who is this future rock and roll star?

  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Ringo Starr
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi attended Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey, where he graduated from in 1980. Bon Jovi was already playing in local bands during his time in school and he got his first recording job in 1980.

Jon Bon Jovi attended Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey, where he graduated from in 1980. Bon Jovi was already playing in local bands during his time in school and he got his first recording job in 1980.

This Texas student was known to fawn over boys during school.

  • Jayne Mansfield
  • Suzanne Somers
  • Farrah Fawcett
  • Dolly Parton

Farrah Fawcett attended high school in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her graduating class of 1965 voted her “Beautiful Woman” in their yearbook that year.

Farrah Fawcett attended high school in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her graduating class of 1965 voted her “Beautiful Woman” in their yearbook that year.

This performer was the first black actress to win an Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award.

  • Viola Davis
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Angela Bassett

Viola Davis attended high school in Central Falls, Rhode Island. It was during her time in high school that she fell in love with acting after being involved with the school’s arts and theatre program.

Viola Davis attended high school in Central Falls, Rhode Island. It was during her time in high school that she fell in love with acting after being involved with the school’s arts and theatre program.

This funny lady later appeared on “Saturday Night Live.”

  • Kristen Wiig
  • Tina Fey
  • Kate McKinnon
  • Gilda Radner

Tina Fey attended Upper Darby High School in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, where she was an honors student and co-editor of the school’s newspaper. She was also a member of the choir, drama club and tennis team.

Tina Fey attended Upper Darby High School in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, where she was an honors student and co-editor of the school’s newspaper. She was also a member of the choir, drama club and tennis team.

Can you name this famous slugger?

  • Alex Rodriguez
  • Derek Jeter
  • Babe Ruth
  • Jorge Posada

Alex Rodriguez was born in New York City before his family moved to Miami. There Rodriguez attended Westminster Christian School where he graduated from in 1993. That year, he became the first high school baseball player to try out for the U.S. national baseball team.

Alex Rodriguez was born in New York City before his family moved to Miami. There Rodriguez attended Westminster Christian School where he graduated from in 1993. That year, he became the first high school baseball player to try out for the U.S. national baseball team.

This musician got his big break when he started acting as a teenager.

  • Drake
  • Kanye West
  • Lil Nas X
  • Kendrick Lamar

Drake, who was known as Aubrey Graham during his school days, got his start in show business in 2000 at the age of 15 when he played Jimmy Brooks in “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” He dropped out of school for the role and graduated high school officially in 2012.

Drake, who was known as Aubrey Graham during his school days, got his start in show business in 2000 at the age of 15 when he played Jimmy Brooks in “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” He dropped out of school for the role and graduated high school officially in 2012.

This kid grew up to be a grunge rock icon.

  • Keith Richards
  • Eddie Van Halen
  • David Bowie
  • Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain attended Aberdeen High School, but dropped out just two weeks prior to graduation after learning that he did not have enough credits to graduate that year. He then left home and was homeless for a time before staring his career in the music industry.

Kurt Cobain attended Aberdeen High School, but dropped out just two weeks prior to graduation after learning that he did not have enough credits to graduate that year. He then left home and was homeless for a time before staring his career in the music industry.

This small town beauty grew up to be a famous model.

  • Yasmeen Ghauri
  • Kate Moss
  • Cindy Crawford
  • Linda Evangelista

Cindy Crawford attended DeKalb High School in her hometown of DeKalb, Illinois. She was the class of 1984’s valedictorian that year. She earned an academic scholarship to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University, but dropped out after one quarter to focus on modeling.

Cindy Crawford attended DeKalb High School in her hometown of DeKalb, Illinois. She was the class of 1984’s valedictorian that year. She earned an academic scholarship to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University, but dropped out after one quarter to focus on modeling.

This Connecticut boy grew up to be a fixture of the music industry.

  • John Mayer
  • Moby
  • David Guetta
  • Robin Thicke

John Mayer attended Fairfield High School in Fairfield, Connecticut. His father was a high school principal and his mother was a middle school English teacher and he grew up with two brothers.

John Mayer attended Fairfield High School in Fairfield, Connecticut. His father was a high school principal and his mother was a middle school English teacher and he grew up with two brothers.

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