Famous high school dropouts

Published On: Jun 02 2011 03:25:26 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 11 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

When it came to graduating from high school, several big-name celebrities didn't make the grade. Here's a look at the stars who defied one-in-a-million odds to make it big without a diploma.

famous dropouts - Jessica Simpson
27 / 29
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Singer Jessica Simpson dropped out of high school as a junior to pursue a music career, and later earned her GED.

Upload Photos / Videos