African Americans From Iowa

Famous black celebrities from Iowa, include Danai Gurira, Tionne Watkins, N. K. Jemisin.

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 1 Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grinnell, Iowa
Danai Gurira is best known as Michonne from The Walking Dead and as Okoye from the Marvel films Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. She earned a Tony nomination for writing the Broadway play Eclipsed. She has been a UN Goodwill Ambassador and promotes arts and women empowerment.

 2 N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.

N. K. Jemisin became the first writer to win the Hugo Best Novel award thrice consecutively and is best known for her Inheritance trilogy and her Broken Earth series. The African-American author is also a trained psychologist and has worked as a counsellor in several universities.

 3 Tionne Watkins

Tionne Watkins.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

 4 Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: February 12, 2017

 5 Harrison Barnes

Harrison Barnes.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ames, Iowa, United States

 6 Tristan Wirfs

Tristan Wirfs
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 24, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Iowa, United States

 7 Marcus Paige

Marcus Paige
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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 8 Frank Gotch

Frank Gotch
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: April 27, 1877
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Humboldt, Iowa,United States
Died: December 16, 1917

 9 Rita Dove

Rita Dove
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Writer
Birthdate: August 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Akron

 10 Art Farmer

Art Farmer
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: American musician
Birthdate: August 21, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Died: October 4, 1999

 11 Roger Craig

Roger Craig
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, United States

 12 Reggie Roby

Reggie Roby
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waterloo, Iowa, United States
Died: February 22, 2005

 13 Greg Brown

Greg Brown
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 1, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States