We decided to highlight former teachers who just so happen to be famous now and the actors and actresses that played them on television and in movies.
Celebrity Real Life Teachers And Those Who Played Them On TV was originally published on blackamericaweb.com
Jesse taught American Studies, African Studies, and English at a public high school in Philadelphia.
2. Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington: The Great Debators
3. Jill Scott
Jill was placed at a school as a student-teacher, but her fellow professors disapproved of her unique method of teaching the kids: she often incorporated singing and melody in order to help with memorization. She quit after receiving several negative comments.
4. Paula Patton: Precious
5. Samuel L. Jackson: One Eight Seven
6. Morgan Freeman: Lean On Me
7. Orlando Jones: Drumline
8. Roberta Flack
Roberta taught English and music to students in North Carolina and Maryland.
9. Whoopi Goldberg: Sister Act I and II
10. Laurence Fishburne: Akeelah and the Bee
11. Julia Roberts: Mona Lisa Smile
12. Bill Bellamy: Mr. Box Office
13. Cedric the Entertainer: The Steve Harvey Show
14. President Barack Obama
Four years before running for president, he was a constitutional law professor and senior lecturer at the University Chicago.
15. Mr. T
Mr. T attended the Paul Lawrence Dubar Vocational Career Academy and worked as a gym teacher.