African Americans From Georgia

Famous black celebrities from Georgia, include Clarence Thomas, Martin Luther King Jr., Jackie Robinson.

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 1 Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Civil Rights Activist, Minister
Birthdate: January 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: April 4, 1968

A leader in the civil rights movement in the mid-twentieth century, Martin Luther King Jr. is best remembered for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience. A man of Christian faith who was inspired by Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent activism, he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting racial inequality.  

 2 Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: First African-American to Play in Major League Baseball
Birthdate: January 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, United States
Died: October 24, 1972
The first African-American to play in MLB in the modern era, Jackie Robinson helped herald the end of racial segregation in baseball. He broke the baseball color line and encouraged black players not to be confined to the Negro leagues alone. In 1962, he became a Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.

 3 Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X
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Famous As: First Gay Artist To Have #1 Record on Billboard Hot 100
Birthdate: April 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States

Montero Lamar Hill, better known as Lil Nas X, soared to fame with his US Billboard Hot 100 charter country rap track Old Town Road. The gay singer initially became viral for his comedy videos on Facebook and Vine and then soared to fame on Spotify.

 4 Khalid (Singer)

Khalid (Singer)
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 11, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fort Stewart, Georgia, United States

Khalid is an American singer-songwriter whose work in Logic’s hit single 1-800-273-8255 earned him a nomination at the Grammy Awards. He has also received prestigious awards, such as Billboard Music Awards, MTV Video Music Award, and American Music Awards. In 2019, he was named in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People.

 5 Ray Charles

Ray Charles
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Died: June 10, 2004

Ray Charles went on to become a great singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist, despite suffering blindness due to glaucoma early in his life. One of the most respected and decorated musicians of all time, Ray Charles has been named in lists, such as 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. He pioneered the soul music genre, which remains his greatest contribution.

 6 Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker
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Famous As: Stand-up performer Who Appeared in 'Def Comedy Jam' and Starred in the 'Rush Hour'
Birthdate: August 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Chris Tucker is an American stand-up comedian and actor best known for playing Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series alongside Jackie Chan. Also a humanitarian, Tucker joined the likes of Bill Clinton, Jeffrey Epstein, Kevin Spacey, and Ghislaine Maxwell on a trip to Africa in an attempt to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.

 7 Spike Lee

Spike Lee
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: March 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Spike Lee is a celebrated and one of the most decorated American filmmakers of his generation. Most of his critically acclaimed films explore political issues, such as urban crime and poverty, colorism in the African-American community, and race relations. Four of his films have been selected for conservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

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 8 Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States

Known for his portrayal of domineering and aggressive characters in his films, Laurence Fishburne began his stint on screen as a child actor in projects such as Apocalypse Now. The play Two Trains Running won him multiple theater awards. However, fans remember him best as Morpheus from The Matrix.

 9 Otis Redding

Otis Redding
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dawson, Georgia, United States
Died: December 10, 1967
The King of Soul Otis Redding, who had performed with the Pinetoppers, among others, is remembered for his track (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay, released after his death in a plane crash. It became the first posthumous Billboard R&B- and Hot 100-topping record. He also won two posthumous Grammys

 10 André 3000

André 3000
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 11 Quavo Marshall

Quavo Marshall
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper Known as The Co-Founder and Current Frontman of Hip Hop Trio 'Migos'
Birthdate: April 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Athens, Georgia, United States

 12 Jim Brown

Jim Brown
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: February 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Simons, Georgia, United States

 13 Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States

Emmy Award-winner improv comedian Wayne Brady of Whose Line Is It Anyway? has also mesmerized audiences with his acting skills in the Broadway musical Kinky Boots. If that wasn’t enough, the multitalented performer was also nominated for a Grammy for his rendition of Sam Cooke’s A Change Is Gonna Come.

 14 Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Birthdate: June 23, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montgomery, Georgia, United States

The second African-American justice to serve on the Supreme Court of America, the appointment of Clarence Thomas in 1991 was controversial. He was accused of sexual harassment by lawyer Anita Hill in public hearings, but was eventually cleared. He is on the conservative side of the court and has been criticised by liberals for opposing issues like gay marriage.

 15 Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newnan, Georgia, United States

 16 Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 17 Tyreek Hill

Tyreek Hill
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pearson, Georgia, United States

 18 Davido

Davido
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: November 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
American-born Nigerian artist David Adedeji Adeleke, better known as Davido, studied business before venturing into music. He soared to fame with his hit tracks Dami Duro and If. He owns a record label, too. His song Fall was the longest-charting Nigerian pop track in the history of Billboard.

 19 Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cuthbert, Georgia, United States

Larry Holmes is an American retired boxer whose left jab is often ranked among the best in the history of professional boxing. Widely regarded as one of the greatest heavyweights in the history of boxing, Holmes' title defense against 19 boxers is the second-most in history. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2008.

 20 Summer Walker

Summer Walker
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 21 Kandi Burruss

Kandi Burruss
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: College Park, Georgia, United States

 22 Normani Hamilton

Normani Hamilton
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 31, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Normani Hamilton is an American dancer and singer. Hamilton, who was part of the popular girl group Fifth Harmony, has won several awards, such as BMI Awards and iHeartRadio Music Awards. Also a philanthropist, Hamilton has been involved with charities like the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Since 2017, she has been serving as a global ambassador for the American Cancer Society.

 23 Killer Mike

Killer Mike
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Songwriter, Rapper, Singer
Birthdate: April 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Atlanta

 24 Big Boi

Big Boi
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States

 25 Monica

Monica
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: College Park, Georgia, United States

 26 Harris Faulkner

Harris Faulkner
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Famous As: News Anchor
Birthdate: October 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Newscaster and TV host, Harris Faulkner, is currently associated with  Fox News Channel.  She hosts her own prime time political franchise called Town Hall America with Harris Faulkner and also a daily daytime show The Faulkner Focus. A much-respected figure in the TV industry, she is the recipient of six Emmy Awards and the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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 27 Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Street artist, Musician
Birthdate: April 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Died: December 22, 1939

 28 Lil Jon

Lil Jon
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Grammy-winning rapper and DJ Jonathan H. Smith, better known as Lil Jon, previously performed as the frontman of the group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz. He is considered a pioneer of crunk, a hip-hop sub-genre, and has scored Billboard-charting hits such as Cyclone, Yeah!, and Goodies

 29 Alvin Kamara

Alvin Kamara
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norcross, Georgia, United States

 30 Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wrightsville, Georgia, United States

 31 Demaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Demaryius Antwon Thomas
Birthdate: December 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montrose, Georgia, USA

 32 Rozonda Thomas

Rozonda Thomas
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Rozonda Thomas, better known as Chilli, soared to fame as a member of the 1990s’ pop band TLC. She later founded the charity Chilli's Crew and also launched the handbag line Bags by Chilli. She has also released solo singles, produced a biopic, and starred in her own reality show.

 33 Coco Gauff

Coco Gauff
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 13, 2004
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Coco Gauff is an American tennis player who became the youngest singles WTA Tour title-holder since 2004 when she won her first WTA title at the 2019 Upper Austria Ladies Linz at the age of 15. Coco Gauff, who has achieved a career-high ranking of 23 in singles, is the youngest player ranked by the WTA in the top 100.

 34 Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: December 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Atlanta

 35 Nipsey Russell

Nipsey Russell
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: September 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
Died: October 2, 2005

 36 Tituss Burgess

Tituss Burgess
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: February 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Athens, Georgia, United States

 37 Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 38 Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 5, 2001
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 39 Danielle Brooks

Danielle Brooks
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, U.S.

 40 Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Former actor who appeared in films with wife Ruby Dee
Birthdate: December 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cogdell, Georgia, United States
Died: February 4, 2005

 41 George Wallace

George Wallace
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 42 Betty Shabazz

Betty Shabazz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: May 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pinehurst, Georgia, United States
Died: June 23, 1997

Civil rights activist and educator Betty Shabazz, or Betty X, was the wife of Black nationalist leader Malcolm X. Raised by her adoptive parents in Detroit, she met Malcolm X at a Nation of Islam event in Harlem. She died when her apartment was set on fire set by her grandson.

 43 Nick Chubb

Nick Chubb
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cedartown, Georgia, United States

 44 Adam Jones

Adam Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 45 Ron Simmons

Ron Simmons
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestlers
Birthdate: May 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Perry, Georgia, USA

 46 Priah Ferguson

Priah Ferguson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 1, 2006
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 47 Collin Sexton

Collin Sexton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 4, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia, United States

 48 Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States

 49 Malcolm Brogdon

Malcolm Brogdon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 50 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