Celebrity Skillz–They Do More Than Act!

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I admit–I watch way too much TV. It’s easy to justify this by knitting and crocheting while binge-watching my favorite shows. I admire actors and their ability to make me laugh, cry and ponder. Sometimes, I get so lost in the entertainment that I forget actors are real people. WHAT??? Yes, sometimes, they do more than act!

Jack White of the band The White Stripes

Actually, Jack White is in quite a few bands. He’s so talented, he can’t be tied down to just one! Before he became a famous musician, Jack was a furniture upholsterer. Some lucky person found music he hid in one of his projects!

Steve Martin, comedian and band member of Steep Canyon Rangers

I loved watching Steve Martin’s comedies when I was younger. However, I was surprised to find out that he’s a talented musician as well. His album, The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo won a Grammy in 2010 for Best Bluegrass Album.

Geena Davis, actress and Olympic semi-finalist

She’s tall, she’s beautiful, and she’s an expert bowman! Watch here for her amazing ability, while she references some of her well-known movies. 

Nick Offerman, actor and woodworker

Nick Offerman’s dry-yet-hilarious character in Parks and Recreation stole my heart! Alas, he’s married to beautiful and talented Megan Mullally. There is no doubt that over the years, he has showered her with woodworking gifts he created out of the ether of his imagination.

Miam Bialik, actress and neuroscientist

It seems that one of my favorite actresses has “blossomed” into a neuroscientist! Dr. Bialik (yes, she has her doctorates!), is passionate about teaching young people to be passionate about science.

Jim Carrey, comedian and painter

I was blown away by Jim Carrey when I first saw him on In Living Color. Later in life, Jim became a serious actor and painter. Check out some of his work here .

Harrison Ford and Angelina Jolie, actors and pilots

Harrison Ford has a passion for flying. He learned how to be a pilot in the 90s and despite a couple of mishaps, is considered an expert pilot. Angelina decided to learn how to fly planes because of her son’s interest in airplanes. She’s been a pilot since 2004 and now her son flies solo!

Neil Patrick Harris, actor and magician

Last, but certianly not least, Neil Patrick Harris is a gifted magician. Wait for it……prepare to have your mind blown.

It’s always fun to see what our favorite Hollywood A-listers are up to in their down time. These celebrity skills are definitely inspiring. If they ever decide to give up acting, they can always fall back on archery and magic!

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