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Celebrities Whose Parents Were (or Are) Professors  

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This list contains information on celebrities whose parents were (or are) professors, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. A lot of famous people are offspring of teachers. Several famous people have professors for parents. Some famous children of professors are actors while other celebrity children of professors are award-winning novelists. A few celebrities whose parents are professors even won Academy Awards.

Who will you find on this list of famous children of professors? Kanye West lands in the top spot. Matt Damon's mom taught early childhood education at Lesley University. How do you like them apples? Damon himself found a love of education and even attended Harvard University. Jennifer Garner's mom taught English a at a local college. Other celebrities whose parents were professors include Jon Stewart, Dave Chappelle, and Anna Faris.

Do you think that growing up with professor parents helped these celebs to succeed in their own careers? Take a look at this list and decide for yourself. 

Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Whose Parents Were (or Are) Professors
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Kanye West's mother, Donda West, was an active college professor for 31 years and once served as the chairwoman of Chicago State University's English department. 

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Whose Parents Were (or Are) Professors
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Matt Damon's mom taught early childhood education at Lesley University.

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Jennifer Garner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Whose Parents Were (or Are) Professors
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Jennifer Garner's mom taught English at a local college.

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Whose Parents Were (or Are) Professors
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Jon Stewart's father, Donald Leibowitz, has taught various college courses throughout the years. He was once an adjunct professor at Ralph Edelbach College, teaching a Society, Ethics, and Technology (SET) section. He also taught online classes at Thomas Edison University. 

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Age: 56

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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