Celebrities Who Were Secretly Incredible Athletes

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Geena scored 24th place out of 300 women who tried out for the U.S. Olympic archery team. Although placing 24th out of 300 is an impressive feat, she did not make the team and wasn't able to achieve her dream of competing in the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics. She did end up participating in the Sydney International Golden Arrow competition, though! 

Mark Harmon: Football

Yes, Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs used to play football back in the day. Of course, his NCIS character differs from the actor himself, the 1986 Sexiest Man Alive doesn't seem like much of a football guy!

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Mark went to UCLA to get his undergraduate degree. He was on the UCLA Bruins football team from 1972-1973. Clearly, football wasn't his calling, but he was locally known for his talent on the field!

Uzo Aduba: Track and Field

Uzo Aduba broke into the scene with her role as Crazy Eyes in Orange Is the New Black. She was so convincing as that character that many people were shocked to see that she's a naturally sweet-tempered, bubbly actor. She does have a competitive side to her, though.

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The More You Know

  • Lady Gaga spent $50,000 to find out if a ghost named Ryan was haunting her.
  • Growing up, Katy Perry wasn't allowed to eat Lucky Charms cereal because luck was "linked to the devil." Her family also called deviled eggs "angeled eggs."
  • Miley Cyrus first tried out for Hannah Montana at the age of 11. She was denied due to her age.
  • Cameron Diaz and Snoop Dogg went to high school together. She claims he sold her weed.
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