Recognize her? If you are one of the fans of goody-two-shoes nerd Barb from the Netflix hit Stranger Things, you may or may not. Dorky fashion and thick glasses did an amazing job hiding Shannon's inner hotness.
While he plays the lovable loser in She's Out of My League and Fanboys, Jay Baruchel in real life is a pure winner. The current star of Man Seeking Woman doesn't look like he'd have too much trouble achieving that goal off the set. Keep doing you, Jay. It's working.
Can you believe this handsome man was once the most well-known nerd on television? Jaleel White may have played the annoying ultra-nerdy Steve Urkel on Family Matters, but taking away the glasses and suspenders really shows how secretly hot he's always been. Even playing the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog didn't offset his fineness.
The star of The Big Sick and Silicon Valley could have been pigeonholed as the nerdy foreign guy, but off-camera... Well, he's still a nerdy foreign guy, but ultra-witty and handsome. Kumail's hijinks and nerdy pursuits just can't offset his charming swagger and interesting eyebrows.
The nerdy daughter on Modern Family has developed into a gorgeous young lady. However, she doesn't just want to be another pretty face in Hollywood. Winter has said that while she plans to continue acting, she's studying to be a lawyer.
The dorky Fez on That '70s Show is nothing like his character in real life. While Fez is a weak nerd, Wilmer has developed into a buff, sculpted man. While he's best known for his dorky mainstream sitcom character, he's gone on to play handsome leads since then.
The quirky J.D. was always an adorable dork on Scrubs, but many wouldn't consider him "hot." However, Braff in real life and in a suit can make the ladies swoon. Like a fine wine, he seems to be getting finer with age.
TV's Chuck may have played a dorky electronics store employee, but he's in reality a dorky hunk. Shorter hair and some stubble have turned the bumbling spy into a hunk. If you don't see him on TV, you'll hear him as the voice of Flynn Rider in the upcoming cartoon series based on Tangled.
Annie from Community was ultra-organized and cute, but no one would flat out call her "hot." Alison Brie, however, can draw every eye onto her with just a little bit of make-up, letting her hair down, and a simple black dress. You can see her tear it up in tights on the Netflix hit GLOW.
Rajesh from The Big Bang Theory may had trouble talking to women, but Kunal probably has women who stumble over their words talking to him. While Rajesh is clumsy, Kunal just oozes suave. He's suave enough to have married Miss India, so the guy has it going on.
Dwight Shrute from The Office may have been an overly nerdy paper salesman and beet enthusiast, but Rainn Wilson is anything but. Wilson himself exudes a hot yet gentle vibe exudes positivity and attraction. This type of charisma helps his company generate positive creativity at Soul Pancake.
Artie Abrams may have been a glasses-wearing glee club nerd in Glee, but behind the dorkiness was a damn handsome young man. If his handsomeness wasn't enough, Kevin McHale's singing ability just piles on magnetic attraction.
The head nerd on The Big Bang Theory might be a scientifically proficient whiner on the show, but he's a bonafide stud in real life. Galecki's style and smooth skin make him a very big bang for the ladies... theoretically.