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Angie Tribeca’s Rashida Jones Is A Harvard Graduate

Rashida Jones attends the Rachel Comey fashion show during New York Fashion Week
Born in 1997, Rashida Jones grew up attending Hebrew School. But she never finished. At the age of 10, she left the school. Unlike other Jewish girls, she did not have a Bat Mitzvah.
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Born in 1997, Rashida Jones grew up attending Hebrew School. But she never finished. At the age of 10, she left the school. Unlike other Jewish girls, she did not have a Bat Mitzvah.

Rashida Jones lived in Los Angeles' Bel Air residential area and grew up in a colorful mixed-race family. She recalls growing up as a "straight up nerd." Did she know that she was going to enroll in Harvard one day?

Maybe you know her from her role as Anna Perkins in NBC's "Parks and Recreation." She also had a role in "The Office." But outside television, she also made an appearance in "The Muppets" and "The Social Network."

But when she was young, she was already a performer. At a young age, Rashida Jones played the classical piano. Her mother even told "Entertainment Tonight" that her daughter is also a fabulous singer and songwriter.

Still, she went to school. She attended The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California. Her batch voted her as "Most Likely To Succeed." They were not wrong there. She enrolled in schools that Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Nicole Richie went to. She even took acting classes. In 1994, she enrolled in Harvard University and took a four year course. KR CR Tv has it that she majored in religion and philosophy. She graduated in 1997.

But in truth, she never planned on being an actress. She Rashida Jones actually wanted to be a lawyer. After seeing the O.J. Simpson murder trial, she changed her mind and became interested in theater performances and several plays. Before she graduated Harvard, she performed and joined cultural and colored programs. At the time, race and color was an issue. And it is something she was heavily involved with.

After her graduation, Rashida Jones made her TV and film career success. Now, her success lead her to take on the lead role in TBS' comedy series called "Angie Tribeca."

Watch this video below of Rashida's commencement speech:

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