Samuel L. Jackson was a cheerleader in college Samuel Fri-19-Oct-12 17:39 Share this Actor Samuel L. Jackson tried out for the cheerleading squad in college in order to meet girls. The Pulp Fiction star studied marine biology at Morehouse College, an all-male institution, in Atlanta, Georgia as a teen. As a way to pick up the ladies, the 63 year old showed off his school spirit and joined the cheerleading squad so he could travel with both the basketball and American football teams to games at other universities, where females crowded the stands. And Jackson is glad he did - he ended up meeting his actress wife LaTanya Richardson at neighbouring school Spelman College. He tells Elle magazine, "I got to travel to other historically black colleges; I was hanging out with the basketball and football teams, meeting girls... For the guy who was the cheerleader, all of a sudden it was like, 'You're in charge.'" WENN.com You May Also Like Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .