When news broken that Joseph Gordon-Levitt married Tasha McCauley, the super-impressive trilingual co-founder of a NASA robotics company, our collective conclusion was that JGL is officially a trophy husband—Tasha’s pretty-to-look-at reward for being such an accomplished badass. Yeah, she’s a non-celeb, but that doesn’t quite make her normal, in an accomplishing-things-on-an-ordinary-timeline sort of way. Quite the opposite: She’s brilliant, hardworking, ambitious, and a pioneer in her field.
JGL isn’t the only movie star attracted to non-famous people with incredible accomplishments. Click through the gallery to see the extraordinary guys and gals who landed Hollywood partners.