African Americans From Georgia

Famous black celebrities from Georgia, include Kanye West, Martin Luther King Jr., Laurence Fishburne.

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 1 Kanye West

Kanye West.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer
Birthdate: June 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Creative from a very young age, Kanye West dreamed of becoming a rapper since very early in his life. He became an award winning American rapper whose creativity in music is widely appreciated by critics. However, his outspoken views, comments and behaviour have quite often landed him controversies.

 2 Lil Nas X

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Famous As: Rapper
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.

 3 Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr..
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Civil Rights Activist
Birthdate: January 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
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.  

 4 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.

 5 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.

 6 Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: December 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

American professional basketball player, Dwight Howard, is known for his athleticism and his powerful physique. He is in the Los Angeles Lakers team of the National Basketball Association. He has also played for NBA’s Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards. He was part of the US men’s national basketball team which won the 2008 Olympics gold medal.

 7 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
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 8 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.

 9 Ray Charles

Ray Charles.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
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.

 10 Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional baseball player
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.

 11 Little Richard

Little Richard.
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, U.S.A
Died: May 9, 2020
The Architect of Rock and Roll Little Richard is best known for his track Tutti Frutti, which was included in the National Recording Registry. His music was characterized by energetic piano and back beats. His songs broke all racial barriers and were equally appreciated by white and black listeners.

 12 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

 13 Justin Fields

Justin Fields
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 5, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kennesaw, Georgia, United States

 14 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

 15 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.

 16 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

 17 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.

 18 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

 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 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

 21 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

 22 Khalid (Singer)

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

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.

 23 Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former Welterweight and Middleweight Boxing Champion
Birthdate: May 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ailey, Georgia
Died: April 12, 1989

Sugar Ray Robinson was an American boxer. Considered one of the greatest boxers ever, Robinson held a 91-fight unbeaten streak from 1943 to 1951, the third-longest in the history of professional boxing. Also known for his flamboyant and classy lifestyle outside the ring, Sugar Ray Robinson unsuccessfully tried his hand at a career as an entertainer after retiring from boxing.

 24 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

 25 Kyle Massey

Kyle Massey.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 26 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.

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 27 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

 28 Tituss Burgess

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

 29 2 Chainz

2 Chainz.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: College Park, Georgia, United States

2 Chainz is an American rapper, media personality, songwriter, and basketball player. One-half of the now-defunct hip hop duo Playaz Circle, 2 Chainz is credited with founding The Real University, his own independent record label. Also an entrepreneur, 2 Chainz owns Dabbing Sweaters, his own line of sweaters, and CEO Millionaires, a line of hoodies.

 30 Alice Walker

Alice Walker.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Eatonton
Author Alice Walker is best known for her National Book Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple. She is credited with coining the term womanist, to mean feminist of color. Her marriage with Melvyn Roseman Leventhal was the first official interracial marriage in the state of Mississippi.

 31 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

 32 Sonja Sohn

Sonja Sohn.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fort Benning, United States

 33 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.

 34 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.

 35 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

 36 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

 37 Christian Coleman

Christian Coleman.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: March 6, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Track and field sprinter Christian Coleman has two World Championship golds in his kitty. Born into a sports-oriented family, with his sister being a track and field athlete, he was naturally drawn toward sports. He was banned for missing his drug tests and, as a result, missed the Tokyo Olympics 2021.

 38 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

 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 Gunna

Gunna.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: College Park, Georgia, USA

Gunna is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. On May 22, 2020, Gunna released his second album Wunna, which debuted at number one position on the Billboard 200 chart. Like many other rappers, Gunna has had his share of controversies; he was arrested in 2018 for possession of marijuana and was released the next day on a bond of $2,500.

 41 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

 42 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

 43 R-Truth

R-Truth
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: January 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 44 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

 45 Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Georgia, United States

 46 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

 47 Devonta Freeman

Devonta Freeman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baxley, Georgia, USA

 48 Chanel Iman

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

 49 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. 

 50 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