African Americans From Florida

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

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 1 XXXTentacion

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 Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders.
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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.

 

 3 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.

 4 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.

 5 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.

 6 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

 7 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.

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 8 T-Pain

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.

 9 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

 10 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.

 11 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.

 12 Sloane Stephens

Sloane Stephens
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States

The daughter of swimmer Sybil Smith and football player John Stephens, Sloane Stephens was first introduced to tennis by her mother at age 9. The 2017 US Open champion has 6 singles titles in her kitty. Through the Sloane Stephens Foundation, she supports the needs of disadvantaged tennis players.

 13 Don Shirley

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

 14 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

Former American boxer Roy Jones Jr. was born to a boxer father. Despite his defeat in the gold medal match at the 1988 Seoul Olympics due to a faulty decision by the judges, he won the Val Barker Award. He was the second light heavyweight champion to earn a heavyweight title.

 15 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.

 16 JT

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

 17 David Robinson

David Robinson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Key West, Florida, United States

 18 Jacoby Brissett

Jacoby Brissett
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: December 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

 19 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

 20 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

 21 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

 22 Sony Michel

Sony Michel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football running back
Birthdate: February 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States

 23 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.

 24 Kevin Carter

Kevin Carter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 25 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida

 26 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
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 27 Kiersey Clemons

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

 28 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

 29 Sammy Watkins

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

 30 Latavius Murray

Latavius Murray
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football running back
Birthdate: January 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Titusville, Florida, United States

 31 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.

 32 Barkevious Mingo

Barkevious Mingo.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: October 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belle Glade, Florida, United States

 33 Gilbert Arenas

Gilbert Arenas
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States

 34 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

 35 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

 36 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.

 37 Asante Samuel

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

 38 Warren Sapp

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

 39 Jade Cargill

Jade Cargill
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional wrestler, Basketball player
Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, United States

 40 Willie Taggart

Willie Taggart
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football coach
Birthdate: August 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bradenton, Florida, United States

 41 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

 42 Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: August 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 43 Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States

 44 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

 45 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

 46 Brandon Knight

Brandon Knight
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: December 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 47 Marquise Brown

Marquise Brown
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: June 4, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida, United States

 48 Devin Hester

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

 49 Calvin Ridley

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

 50 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