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Here's what 47 celebrities looked like in high school

INSIDER Logo By Kirsten Acuna of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 48:  If you think the biggest actors and actresses were only in drama club and musicals growing up, think again. They were cheerleaders, prom kings and homecoming queens, sang in choir, and governed their student bodies. If you've ever wondered what kind of students your favorite celebrities were, we rounded up what some of the biggest names in Hollywood were up to during their formative years. Classmates.com provided INSIDER with many high school yearbook photos and some of their superlatives.  Some of what we learned was unexpected: "The Martian" star Jessica Chastain dropped out of high school and Melissa McCarthy went through a goth phase in her final two years of school. And did you know that Bill Murray paid his way through Catholic school? Keep reading to see what your favorite celebrities were like and what they were doing in high school.

If you think the biggest actors and actresses were only in drama club and musicals growing up, think again.

They were cheerleaders, prom kings and homecoming queens, sang in choir, and governed their student bodies.

If you've ever wondered what kind of students your favorite celebrities were, we rounded up what some of the biggest names in Hollywood were up to during their formative years. Classmates.com provided INSIDER with many high school yearbook photos and some of their superlatives.

Some of what we learned was unexpected: "The Martian" star Jessica Chastain dropped out of high school and Melissa McCarthy went through a goth phase in her final two years of school. And did you know that Bill Murray paid his way through Catholic school?

Keep reading to see what your favorite celebrities were like and what they were doing in high school.

© Courtesy Classmates.com, Theo Wargo/NBC via Getty Images

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