John Legend

Born: 12/28/1978 in Springfield, OH

Filmography

other (5)

Soul Men

Actor

The House I Live In

Executive Producer

EDUCATION

Springfield North High School, Springfield, OH

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University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1999)

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Milestones

Changed his name from John Stephens to John Legend after friend and poet J. Ivy nicknamed him "The Legend" during a studio session.

At 19, he played piano on Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything" from her 1998 CD The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Served as choir director at Bethel AME Church in Scranton, PA, for nine years.

Began taking piano lessons at age 3 and started performing in church at age 6.

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