African Americans From Florida

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

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 1 
Antonio Brown
(American football wide receiver)

Antonio Brown
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Listed In: Sportspersons
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.

 2 
Kodak Black
(Rapper)

Kodak Black
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States

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.

 3 
Vince Carter
(Basketball Player)

Vince Carter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States

Widely regarded as the greatest dunker ever in basketball history, Vince Carter is an American former basketball player. His leaping ability during his playing career often entertained crowds, earning him nicknames like Half Man, Half Amazing and Vinsanity. Also a philanthropist, Carter set up the Embassy of Hope Foundation, which helps children in places like New Jersey, Florida, and Ontario.

 4 
Deion Sanders
(American Football player, Baseball Player)

Deion Sanders
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Listed In: Sportspersons
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.

 

 5 
Wesley Snipes
(Known for His Action Roles in Films 'Blade' and 'Passenger 57')

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.

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Sidney Poitier
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Birthdate: February 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: January 6, 2022

Sidney Poitier was 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.

 7 
Laila Ali
(Professional Boxer, TV Personality)

Laila Ali
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Laila Ali is an American former professional boxer. The daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, Laila Ali competed from 1999 to 2007, during which she remained undefeated. She is also credited with saving wrestling legend Hulk Hogan's life by calling him when he was suicidal and depressed. After retiring from professional boxing, Laila Ali became a television personality.

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 8 
Derrick Henry
(American football player)

Derrick Henry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yulee, Florida, United States

 9 
T-Pain
(Rapper who Popularized Auto-Tune pitch Correction Effect)

T-Pain
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 30, 1984
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.

 10 
Sean Taylor
(American football player)

Sean Taylor
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florida City, Florida, United States
Died: November 27, 2007

Ski Mask the Slump God
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

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.

 12 
Sean Kingston
(Singer-songwriter)

Sean Kingston
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
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.

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Denzel Curry
(Rapper)

Denzel Curry
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 16, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Carol City, Florida, United States

Rapper Denzel Curry initially gained fame as part of the hip-hop collective Raider Klan. He then released Billboard-charting projects such as Ta13oo. He was also featured on Lil Ugly Mane's Twistin and Dillon Cooper's Eyes of the World. He has also worked with artists such as Ghostemane and ZillaKami.

 14 
Roxie Roker
(Actress)

Roxie Roker
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Birthdate: August 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: December 2, 1995
Roxie Roker, mother of Lenny Kravitz, was best known for her portrayal of Helen Willis in the sitcom The Jeffersons. She and Franklin Cover played an interracial couple in the series, which was the first such instance on primetime TV. She was also associated with the Negro Ensemble Company.

 15 
Khalil Mack
(American Football Player)

Khalil Mack
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Pierce, Florida, USA

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Teddy Bridgewater
(American football player)

Teddy Bridgewater
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA

 17 
Michael Irvin
(Sports commentator, former American football wide receiver)

Michael Irvin
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Birthdate: March 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

 18 
Gilbert Arenas
(Basketball player)

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

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Amar'e Stoudemire
(Basketball player)

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

Known as much for his basketball skills, as for his towering 6’10” height, Amar'e Stoudemire has played for major teams such as the New York Knicks and the Phoenix Suns. An Olympic bronze medal winner, he now coaches the NBA team Brooklyn Nets. He also founded the Each One, Teach One foundation.

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

 21 
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
(American football player)

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida

 22 
JT
(Singer)

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

 23 
Esther Rolle
(Former Actress known for Florida Evans in Maude and Good Times)

Esther Rolle
2
Birthdate: November 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Died: November 17, 1998

 24 

Roy Jones Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
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.

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Devin Hester
(American football player)

Devin Hester
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Riviera Beach, Florida, United States

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Amari Cooper
(American Football player)

Amari Cooper
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
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Warren Sapp
(American Football Player)

Warren Sapp
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, USA

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Chris Johnson
(Football player)

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

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Nicole Beharie
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Birthdate: January 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

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.

 30 
Vince Wilfork
(American footballer)

Vince Wilfork
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boynton Beach, Florida, USA

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Alisha Wainwright
(Actress role for Raising Dion (2019) and Shadowhunters.)

Alisha Wainwright
2
Birthdate: July 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States

 32 
Don Shirley
(Composer)

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

Don Shirley was an American jazz and classical pianist and composer. He is best remembered for his association with Cadence Records where he recorded many albums during the 1950s and 1960s. Apart from performing in numerous concert tours, Shirley also wrote organ symphonies and piano concerti. Shirley's friendship with his bodyguard Tony Lip was dramatized in the film Green Book.

 33 
Andre Berto
(Two-time Former Welterweight World Champion)

Andre Berto
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winter Haven, Florida, United States

 34 
Dalvin Cook
(American Football player)

Dalvin Cook
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 35 
Jordan Clarkson
(Basketball player)

Jordan Clarkson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States

 36 
David Robinson
(Basketball player)

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

 37 
Osiris Williams
(Rapper, R&B Artist)

Osiris Williams
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida

 38 
Big E Langston
(Is an American Professional Wrestler, Former Powerlifter)

Big E Langston
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States

Ettore Ewen, better known by his ring name, Big E Langston, currently performs for the WWE’s SmackDown. The 290-pound wrestler first gained fame as a footballer at the University of Iowa. He had also been a powerlifter before taking up wrestling. He has also voiced Canon Wulf in Lazor Wulf.

 39 
Darryl Dawkins
(Basketball player)

Darryl Dawkins
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida
Died: August 27, 2015

 40 
Devin Singletary
(American football player)

Devin Singletary
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States

 41 
Shaquill Griffin
(Football player)

Shaquill Griffin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

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Keith Thurman
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Clearwater, Florida, United States

 43 
Jade Cargill
(Professional wrestler, Basketball player)

Jade Cargill
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, United States

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Butterfly McQueen
1
Birthdate: January 7, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: December 22, 1995

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A. Philip Randolph
(Leader of the African-American civil-rights movement,)

A. Philip Randolph
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Crescent City
Died: May 16, 1979

 46 
Geno Smith
(American football quarterback)

Geno Smith
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 47 
T. Y. Hilton
(American football player)

T. Y. Hilton
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami Springs, Florida, United States

 48 
John Franklin III
(American football Player)

John Franklin III
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 21, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States

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Sony Michel
(American football running back)

Sony Michel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States

 50 
Luther Campbell
(Music executive, Actor, Record producer, Composer)

Luther Campbell
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami