You might recognize her from her role as Mallory Keaton in NBC’s hit '80s TV show "Family Ties," but Justine Bateman is proving that she can do more than act, write, direct, produce and design clothes -- the 47-year-old is also a stellar student at the University of California, Los Angeles.

According to UCLA, Bateman became a Bruin when she enrolled as a freshman in fall 2012. Now in her second year, she is pursuing a bachelor's degree in digital media management and computer science.

"I want to understand everything — how the coding works and the economics behind a project," said Bateman.

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