Brainiacs - MENSA members on the IMDb.by the7thson1962 | created - 12 Aug 2016 | updated - 12 Aug 2016 | Public
The people on this list are members of MENSA - an organization whose sole criteria for membership is an IQ in the top 2% of the population.
1. Isaac Asimov
Writer | I, Robot
Isaac Asimov was born Isaak Judah Ozimov, on January 2, 1920, in Petrovichi shtetl, near Smolensk, Russia. He was the oldest of three children. His father, named Judah Ozimov, and his mother, named Anna Rachel Ozimov (nee Berman), were Orthodox Jews. Ozimov family were millers (the name Ozimov ...
Soundtrack | Ride
Discovered and signed at age 16 by music impresario Rick Rubin, Derek Barbosa (known as rapper Chino XL and often referred to as "the Lyrical Messiah") was born in New Jersey to a Puerto Rican father and a Black mother. After releasing his debut album "Here To Save You All" (with chart topping ...
Actor | The Defiant Ones
Theodore Bikel is one of the most versatile and respected actors and performers of his generation. A master of languages, dialects and accents, he has played every sort of film villain and semi-bad guy imaginable, and always adds depth, dimension and even sympathy to characters that would end up as...
5. Geena Davis
Actress | Thelma & Louise
As a child, Geena dreamed of being an actress. While in high school, she felt left out and had low self-esteem because, at 6 feet, she was the tallest girl in school. After high school graduation, Geena entered New England College in New Hampshire and then transferred the next year to Boston ...
7. Kara Hayward
Actress | Moonrise Kingdom
Kara Hayward was born to John and Karen Hayward on November 17, 1998 in Massachusetts. She is the older of two children. She acted in her first play during summer camp, discovering a passion for acting. Later she was discovered at an open call, landing her first movie role in Wes Anderson's ...
Actress | Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
For the past fourteen years, she has said that family has been the most important thing to her and she has set most of her time aside to be a "present" mother to her son. Movies, plays and television are chosen, for the most part, when they occur in town or on a school break. She has taken the ...
11. Regan Mizrahi
Actor | Dora the Explorer
Regan Mizrahi got his start acting while he was still in diapers. He is the son of an actress and a doctor/triathlete. Regan is one of three children in show business and the great grandson of radio star Nathan Hale.
Winner of the 2011 Young Artists Award for Best Actor in a voiceover role; for his ...
12. Michael Muhney
Actor | Veronica Mars
Michael Muhney was born on June 12, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Veronica Mars (2004), The Young and the Restless (1973) and JAG (1995). He has been married to Jaime Garrison since February 11, 2000. They have three children.
13. Ellen Muth
Actress | Dolores Claiborne
Not only is Ellen an actress but she is a member of Mensa, a student at the Lee Strasberg School, drives and races a six speed SS and collects Burmese cats. Her awards include Best Actress at the AFI for The Young Girl and the Monsoon (1999) and best supporting actress at the Japanese Film Festival...
Writer | Vengeance: A Love Story
Joyce Carol Oates was born on June 16, 1938 in Lockport, New York, USA. She is a writer, known for Vengeance: A Love Story (2017), Smooth Talk (1985) and Double Lover (2017). She has been married to Charles Gross since March 2009. She was previously married to Raymond Smith.
16. Ashley Rickards
Actress | Awkward.
Ashley Nicole Rickards is an American actress. She graduated from high school, at age 15, and is currently a member of MENSA. She has been in various films and television shows, portraying a wide variety of characters, most notably Fly Away (2011), in which she portrayed "Mandy", a severely ...
17. Ben Rollins
Actor | The Orange Man
Growing up, he moved every 2 years or so (including 5 years in Australia 1967-1972). A year after graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. A back injury ended his career after only 6 years.
After a hiatus of nearly 21 years, he answered his nation's call again and enlisted in ...