Celebrities are way above than an average Joe and for good reasons too. It is certainly surprising how far the reasons can go. While the world knows them for either their acting or singing skills, it is definitely astonishing to know how many celebrities are multi-talented. Here we list 18 celebrities with surprising hidden talents that will surely amaze you:
18. Kristen Stewart (Juggling)
Immensely criticized for her lack of expressions as an actress, Kristen Stewart still manages to catapult herself to new heights in her career. Whether or not she has the ability to act is debatable but she has one skill that does not need any conflict.
The Twilight star can juggle quite well and even showed her talent in the late night talk-show Lopez Tonight. On a related note, actress Ellen Page and First Lady of United States Michelle Obama also share the same skill.
17. Taylor Lautner (Karate)
The hidden talent of Taylor Lautner can definitely convince anyone to pledge their allegiance to Team Jacob since the actor is a Karate expert. At the age of eight, Lautner represented America in the World Karate Association and made everyone’s jaws drop by winning three gold medals.
The actor took his first Karate class at the age of six and trained with none other than Michael Chataurantabut – the founder of Xtreme Martial Arts. Interestingly enough, it was Chataurantabut who suggested Lautner to pursue an acting career. Acting upon the advice, he established himself as one the highest-paid teenage actors in Hollywood.
16. Conan O’Brien (Tap Dancing)
Right now, Conan O’Brien is one of America’s most loved late-night talk show hosts and has been active in his comedic work for nearly thirty years. As a kid, O’Brien had no idea what the future will hold for him as he set his target on becoming a professional tap dancer.
After taking lessons, O’Brien continued his habit of tap-dancing and even obliged to demonstrate his talent on numerous occasions most notably at the 2012 Academy Awards ceremony.
15. Abraham Lincoln (Wrestling)
Certainly the tallest, if not the greatest, President of the United States of America. Abraham Lincoln was a smart man and used his gigantic size and long limbs to his advantage. With only one loss in his total matches which near 300, it is definitely amazing to know that the legend of Lincoln involves something so unique.
Carl Sandburg recalls in his biography about America’s 16th President that once after defeating an opponent, Lincoln challenged the entire crowd as he shouted, “I’m the big buck of this lick. If any of you want to try it, come on and whet your horns.” To top it all off, Lincoln has been honored as an “outstanding American” in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
14. Geena Davis (Archery)
Once among the most revered actresses in Hollywood, Geena Davis is much more than what meets the eye. Apart from acting and modeling, the actress has made quite a name for herself in the archery community. In fact, she was extremely close to being selected in the women’s Olympics archery team.
The Academy Award winning actresses competed against 300 female archers from all over the country to compete in the semifinals for the 1999 Olympics. Though she did not qualify, Davis finished at an impressive 24th place.
13. Justin Bieber (Rubik’s Cube)
Perhaps the biggest sensation in modern pop music, Justin Bieber is not only a singer but also a multi-instrumentalist since he can play the guitar, trumpet, piano and drums. Besides all that, the singer can impressively solve the Rubik’s cube in two minutes.
That is not anywhere near the world record of solving the Rubik’s cube in just 5.25 seconds but considering the fact that it even gives the brightest minds a handful of problem, it is a very amazing talent for a young musician like Bieber.
12. Neil Patrick Harris (Magician)
Like his character Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris is a magician and even won the Tannen’s Magic Louis Award in 2006.
In fact, he performed magic when he appeared on Glee and won an Emmy Award for it. The actor currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Hollywood’s Magic Castle.
11. Christopher Walken (Lion Taming)
As one of the most admired actors in Hollywood, Christopher Walken’s movies have grossed more than $1 billion in the United States and has even won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
However, things were a lot different for Walken as a teenager since he made a living by working as a lion tamer in a circus. Despite showing no fear, Walken realized that it was not suitable for a long-term career so he pursued a career as an actor.
10. Ken Jeong (Medical Practice)
Undoubtedly the last person anyone would expect on such a list due to his outrageous roles most notably in The Hangover Trilogy. As crazy as it sounds, Ken Jeong earned his M.D. degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“Medicine is a hard-won skill,” states Jeong who is a licensed physician in the state of California. Once his acting career kicked off, the actor never got time to be a doctor.
9. Amanda Seyfried (Knitting)
Best known for her recurring roles in soap operas As the World Turns and All My Children, Amanda Seyfried has one more skill under her belt apart from acting.
The actress has the unique talent of knitting and crotchet and even exhibited her skill once she appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show.