African Americans From Florida

Famous black celebrities from Florida, include XXXTentacion, Wesley Snipes, Deion Sanders.

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 1 XXXTentacion

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 23, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florida
Died: June 18, 2018

A rapper and singer, XXXTentacion, gained fame with the success of the song, Look at Me, and release of albums like 17 and ?. In his personal life, he faced multiple legal issues from the beginning. He was shot dead at the young age of 20. XXXTentacion had a cult following among the youth owing to his depression and alienation thematic driven music.

 2 Wesley Snipes

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Birthdate: July 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States

The quintessential vampire-killer of Hollywood, Wesley Snipes is best known for his action-oriented films, such as the Blade film trilogy and The Expendables 3. Apart from being an actor, Wesley Snipes is also a martial artist, and hence often portray roles that require him to perform stunts. He is a black belt holder in Hapkido and Shotokan Karate.

 3 Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: August 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States

American football player Deion Sanders is considered one of the strongest pass defenders of the game. He was an electrifying athlete and played in the National Football League for 14 seasons. He played for teams like Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. He is now a coach and a sports analyst. He’s also a rapper.

 

 4 Sidney Poitier

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Birthdate: February 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Sidney Poitier is a Bahamian-American actor who became the first Afro-Bahamian and Black male actor to receive an Oscar for Best Actor in 1964. In 2009, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His life and work inspired a couple of documentary films, including the 2008 film Sidney Poitier, an Outsider in Hollywood.

 5 YNW Melly

YNW Melly.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 1, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gifford, Florida

YNW Melly is an American rapper whose song Murder on My Mind became a huge hit, especially after Melly was charged with double-murder. In 2019, he pleaded not guilty and is currently awaiting trial. If proven guilty, he could face life imprisonment or even capital punishment. Apart from the double-murder charges, he is a suspect in the 2017 murder of a sheriff's deputy.

 6 T-Pain

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Faheem Rasheed Najm, better known as T-Pain, shot to fame with the US Billboard 200-topping album Epiphany. The two-time Grammy-winning artist is known for his signature use of the auto-tune effect. He has delivered hit singles such as I'm on a Boat and has played minor roles in several films.

 7 Kodak Black

Kodak Black.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pompano Beach, Florida

Kodak Black is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. He gained recognition after releasing hit albums, such as Painting Pictures and Dying to Live. A well-known philanthropist, Kodak Black announced in 2018 that he was in the process of building a school in Haiti. Over the years, he has also donated money for various charitable causes.

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 8 Don Shirley

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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, USA
Died: April 6, 2013

 9 Faith Evans

Faith Evans.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lakeland
R&B and hip-hop artist Faith Evans is the first female artist to sign with Sean Combs’s label. She was married to rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who was killed in a shooting. Evans later won a Grammy for the song I'll Be Missing You, released in memory of her late husband.

 10 Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football wide receiver
Birthdate: July 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

Antonio Brown is an American football player and one of the most popular wide receivers in the history of the National Football League (NFL). Controversy's favorite child, Brown is a testimony to the fact that one's personal behavior can have a major impact on their professional life; his off-the-field controversies have marred his otherwise illustrious playing career.

 11 JT

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liberty City, Miami, Florida, United States

 12 Udonis Haslem

Udonis Haslem
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Miami, Florida

 13 Roy Jones Jr.

Roy Jones Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States

 14 Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Shooting Victim
Birthdate: February 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida
Died: March 3, 2012

Trayvon Martin was an African-American teenager who was fatally shot by a Hispanic-American named George Zimmerman in 2012. Although Zimmerman was acquitted based on Florida's stand your ground law, Martin's death led to rallies, marches, and protests across the nation. The protests forced the governor of Florida to examine Florida's self-defense laws.

 15 Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA

 16 Sean Kingston

Sean Kingston.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida
Jamaican-American singer and rapper Kisean Paul Anderson, better known as “Sean Kingston,” is best known for his chart-topping tracks Beautiful Girls and Eenie Meenie. He has campaigned for PETA and the non-profit Do Something. He launched the Professional Rapper Boxing League in 2020 and guest-starred in Black Dynamite.

 17 Derrick Henry

Derrick Henry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yulee, Florida, United States

 18 Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florida City, Florida, United States
Died: November 27, 2007

 19 Asante Samuel

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: January 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

 20 Amar'e Stoudemire

Amar'e Stoudemire
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lake Wales, Florida

 21 Kiersey Clemons

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, U.S.

 22 Keith Thurman

Keith Thurman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Clearwater, Florida, United States

 23 Warren Sapp

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, USA

 24 Ski Mask the Slump God

Ski Mask the Slump God.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Broward County, Florida

Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne, popularly known by his stage name Ski Mask the Slump God, is an American rapper. He is credited with co-founding a hip hop collective called Members Only. A controversial figure, Goulbourne has been on the wrong side of the law on a couple of occasions. In 2016, he was arrested for robbery and driving without a license.

 25 Titus O'Neil

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: April 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boynton Beach, Florida, United States

 26 Nicole Beharie

Nicole Beharie.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida

Nicole Beharie is an American actress who has played important roles in films like American Violet, Shame, 42, and Monsters and Men. For her portrayal of Turquoise Jones in the 2020 critically acclaimed drama film Miss Juneteenth, Beharie won a Gotham Independent Film Award. Also known for her TV work, Beharie has played prominent roles in series like Sleepy Hollow.

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 27 Gary Sheffield

Gary Sheffield
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: November 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA

 28 Fred Taylor

Fred Taylor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pahokee, Florida, United States

 29 Eddie Jackson

Eddie Jackson
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Listed In: Food Experts
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: December 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Americus, Georgia, United States

 30 Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: January 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Texas
Died: April 30, 1926

 31 Trick Daddy

Trick Daddy
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 32 Vince Wilfork

Vince Wilfork
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American footballer
Birthdate: November 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boynton Beach, Florida, USA

 33 Andre Berto

Andre Berto
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winter Haven, Florida, United States

 34 Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American footballer
Birthdate: July 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA

 35 Patrick Peterson

Patrick Peterson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: July 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

 36 Khalil Mack

Khalil Mack
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: February 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Pierce, Florida, USA

 37 Devin Hester

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Riviera Beach, Florida, United States

 38 Calvin Ridley

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: December 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

 39 Antonio Tarver

Antonio Tarver
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States

 40 Giovani Bernard

Giovani Bernard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: November 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

 41 Killian Hayes

Killian Hayes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 27, 2001
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida, United States

 42 Luther Campbell

Luther Campbell
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Music executive, Actor, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: December 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami

 43 John Franklin III

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football Player
Birthdate: September 21, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States

 44 Sammy Watkins

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: June 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States

 45 Ryan Shazier

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, United States

 46 Amari Cooper

Amari Cooper
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: June 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 47 Plies

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Hip-hop Artist
Birthdate: July 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida

 48 Antonio Cromartie

Antonio Cromartie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: April 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tallahassee, Florida, United States

 49 Geno Smith

Geno Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football quarterback
Birthdate: October 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 50 Ray Mercer

Ray Mercer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer, Kickboxer
Birthdate: April 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jacksonville