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.
1. Jesse Williams
Jesse taught American Studies, African Studies, and English at a public high school in Philadelphia.
2. 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.
3. Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington: The Great Debators
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. Cameron Diaz: Bad Teacher
10. Whoopi Goldberg: Sister Act I and II
11. Laurence Fishburne: Akeelah and the Bee
12. Julia Roberts: Mona Lisa Smile
13. Bill Bellamy: Mr. Box Office
14. Cedric the Entertainer: The Steve Harvey Show
15. President Barack Obama
Four years before running for president, he was a constitutional law professor and senior lecturer at the University Chicago.
16. Mr. T
Mr. T attended the Paul Lawrence Dubar Vocational Career Academy and worked as a gym teacher.