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10 Black Celebrities with College Degrees

8 Nov

By CANDACE ROBERTS

Rashida Jones

  • Actress and daughter of Quincy Jones.
  • Known for her roles in I Love You, Man and The Social Network.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Religion & Philosophy from Harvard University.

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Hill Harper

  • Actor, Philanthropist and Author.
  • Best known for his roles on For Colored Girls and CSI: NY.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Theater from Brown University.
  • Master’s and Juris Doctorate in Public Administration from Harvard University Law School.

Image via StarPulse.com

Gabrielle Union

  • Actress.
  • Best known for her roles on Bring It On and Two Can Play That Game.
  • Bachelor’s in Sociology from UCLA.

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David Alan Grier

  • Actor and comedian.
  • Best known for his roles on In Living Color and Jumanji.
  • Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
  • Master’s degree in Drama from Yale University.

Image via EW.com

Ryan Leslie

  • Singer, Producer and Songwriter.
  • Popular songs: Gibberish and Addiction.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Government & Economics from Harvard University.

Image via TheFabEmpire.com

Sanaa Lathan

  • Actress.
  • Best known for her roles in Love & Basketball and The Family That Preys.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Drama from Yale University.

Image via StarPulse.com

Tatyana Ali

  • Actress and singer.
  • Best known for her role as Ashley Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Afro-American History and Government from Harvard University.

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Angela Bassett

  • Actress.
  • Best known for her roles in Waiting to Exhale and What’s Love Got to do With It?
  • Bachelor’s degree in African-American Studies from Yale University.
  • Master’s degree in Drama from Yale University.

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Keshia Knight-Pulliam

  • Actress.
  • Best known for her role as Rudy on The Cosby Show.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Spelman COLLEGE.

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Holly Robinson Peete

  • Actress and talk show host.
  • Best known for her role on Hanging with Mr. Cooper.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and French from Sarah Lawrence College.

Image via SpeakLA.com

Other Black Celebrities with degrees:

  • John Legend (Singer)
  • Aisha Tyler (Comedienne)
  • Courtney B. Vance (Actor)
  • Vanessa Williams (Actress & Singer)
  • Denzel Washington (Actor)
  • Lance Gross (Actor)
  • Spike Lee (Producer & Actor)
  • Taraji P. Henson (Actress & Singer)
  • Terry McMillan (Author)
  • Terrence Howard (Actor)
  • Joe Torry (Actor)
  • Shaquille O’Neal (Professional Basketball Player)
  • Terrence J (TV Personality)

I AM SURE THERE ARE OTHER BLACK CELEBRITIES WITH COLLEGE DEGREES, BUT THESE ARE JUST A FEW. I SET OUT TO NAME ONLY 10, BUT AS I FIND MORE I WILL TRY TO ADD THEM!

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