African Americans From Louisiana

Famous black celebrities from Louisiana, include Louis Armstrong, Lil Wayne, Anthony Mackie.

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 1 Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musicain & Singer
Birthdate: August 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: July 6, 1971

Louis Armstrong was an American trumpeter and singer who played an important role in the development of jazz. Thanks to his playing, trumpet became known as a solo instrument and jazz, which was previously known as a collectively improvised folk music, became a soloist's art form. Not surprisingly, Louis Armstrong is widely accepted as the embodiment of jazz. 

 2 Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Hip-hop artist
Birthdate: September 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Rapper, singer and songwriter, Lil Wayne, is said to be an influential hip hop artists of his generation. Initially he was a flagship artist of Cash Money Records and then went solo. His albums are hugely popular and he has sold more than 120 million records worldwide. He has served an eight-month jail sentence for criminal possession of a weapon.

 3 Anthony Mackie

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Anthony Mackie is an American actor who achieved international recognition after playing Sam Wilson / Falcon in a series of superhero films produced by Marvel Studios. A self-made man, Mackie graduated from the Juilliard School and worked hard to establish himself in the American film and TV industry.

 4 Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans

The amazingly talented, Tyler Perry, is an American actor who topped Forbes list of highest-paid man in entertainment in 2011. Perry is most known as the creator of the boisterous, African-American grandmother character, Madea, which he himself performs with great skill and artistry. From a homeless playwriter to having his own studio, Perry has surely achieved the evasive American dream.

 5 Derrick Lewis

Derrick Lewis.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: February 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 6 NBA YoungBoy

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 20, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

NBA YoungBoy is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. He garnered a cult following between 2015 and 2017, during which he released eight successful, independent mixtapes. Rated highly among America's most controversial rappers, NBA YoungBoy has been arrested on a couple of occasions for charges, including attempted first degree murder.

 7 Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Coleman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: May 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, USA
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 8 Karl Malone

Karl Malone
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach, Actor
Birthdate: July 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Summerfield

 9 Bill Russell

Bill Russell.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American basketball player
Birthdate: February 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana

Bill Russell is a former professional basketball player. Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players ever, Russell led the US national basketball team to victory and helped his team win Olympic gold at the 1956 Summer Olympics. Also known for his accomplishments in the civil rights movement, Russell was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.

 10 Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is an American actor best known for playing Black Manta in the 2018 superhero film Aquaman. He is also renowned for portraying Doctor Manhattan in the superhero drama limited series Watchmen for which he was honored with the prestigious Primetime Emmy Award in September 2020.

 11 Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

 12 Johnnie Cochran

Johnnie Cochran.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: March 29, 2005
Johnnie Cochran was an American civil activist and lawyer. Cochran played an important role in the acquittal of former football player O. J. Simpson in connection with the murder of the latter's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson. Cochran had also represented other celebrities like Michael Jackson, Sean Combs, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Riddick Bowe, and Jim Brown to name a few.

 13 Carl Weathers

Carl Weathers.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Carl Weathers began his career as a football player, playing for the NFL team Oakland Raiders and the CFL team B.C. Lions. He stepped into acting with Arthur Marks’s blaxploitation films. He is best known as Apollo Creed from the Rocky films and as Greef Karga from The Mandalorian.

 14 Madam C. J. Walker

Madam C. J. Walker.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 23, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Delta, Louisiana, United States
Died: May 25, 1919
Madam C.J. Walker is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first female self-made American millionaire. She manufactured and promoted a cosmetic-and-hair-care line catering to black women, through the Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company. She was also the richest African-American businesswoman when she died.

 15 Sinqua Walls

Sinqua Walls.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Louisiana, United States

 16 Jermall Charlo

Jermall Charlo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

 17 Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Television Personality
Birthdate: October 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died: January 27, 1972

Mahalia Jackson was an American singer. During her career, which spanned four decades, Jackson played a major role in popularizing gospel blues in black churches across the United States. Regarded as one of the 20th century's most influential vocalists, Mahalia Jackson is credited with inspiring rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and soul singing styles.

 18 Master P

Master P
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 19 Booker T

Booker T
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: March 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plain Dealing, Louisiana, United States

 20 Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr..
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Wide Receiver
Birthdate: November 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Odell Beckham Jr. is an American football player who plays in the National Football League (NFL). With several NFL records under his belt, Beckham Jr. is widely regarded as one of the most popular and productive players of all time. His one-handed touchdown catch in a Sunday Night Football game is considered the greatest catch ever made in NFL history.

 21 Don Lemon

Don Lemon
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.

 22 Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson.
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Famous As: Bassist
Birthdate: June 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Randy Jackson started his career playing bass guitar for various artists, He then started his stint as a producer with Columbia and MCA Records. He is best known for his appearance as a judge on American Idol. He has also been the executive producer of America's Best Dance Crew.

 23 Stanley Williams

Stanley Williams
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: December 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 13, 2005

 24 Nnamdi Asomugha

Nnamdi Asomugha
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

 25 Luke James

Luke James.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 26 C-Murder

C-Murder
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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 27 Fats Domino

Fats Domino.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Pianist, Rock & Roll Musician
Birthdate: February 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: October 24, 2017

 28 Garrett Morris

Garrett Morris.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Garrett Morris is best known as part of Saturday Night Live, where he played characters such as Chico Escuela and the News for the Hard of Hearing translator. He also played Uncle Junior on The Jamie Foxx Show and Earl Washington in 2 Broke Girls.

 29 Paul Millsap

Paul Millsap
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, United States

 30 CeeDee Lamb

CeeDee Lamb
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 8, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Opelousas, Louisiana, United States

 31 Aaron Neville

Aaron Neville.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthdate: January 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 32 Ed Reed

Ed Reed
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Rose, Louisiana, United States

 33 Travis Etienne

Travis Etienne
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 26, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jennings, Louisiana, United States

 34 Chris Howard

Chris Howard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: May 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kenner, Louisiana, United States

 35 Merry Clayton

Merry Clayton
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

From losing her child due to a miscarriage following the recording of the song Gimme Shelter with The Rolling Stones, to getting her legs amputated after a car accident, singer-actor Merry Clayton has been through a lot. The renowned backing vocalist and gospel singer was also featured in an Oscar-winning documentary.

 36 Albert Belle

Albert Belle
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: August 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

 37 Willis Reed

Willis Reed
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: June 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bernice, Louisiana

 38 Faith Jenkins

Faith Jenkins.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana

 39 Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Trumpeter
Birthdate: October 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 40 Leonard Fournette

Leonard Fournette
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 41 Fredo Bang

Fredo Bang.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 42 Vivien Thomas

Vivien Thomas.
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: August 29, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Died: November 26, 1985

Vivien Theodore Thomas was laboratory supervisor who never went to college; yet he rose above poverty and racism to develop a procedure for treating cyanotic heart disease. Initially billed as janitor, he began his career as assistant to surgeon Alfred Blalock first at Nashville University and later at Johns Hopkins, and in time discovered the life-saving technique, eventually becoming a teacher of operative techniques.

 43 Evelyn Ashford

Evelyn Ashford
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American olympic athlete
Birthdate: April 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

 44 Rashard Lewis

Rashard Lewis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: August 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pineville, Louisiana, USA

 45 Devin White

Devin White
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 17, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Springhill, Louisiana, United States

 46 Andrew Young Jr.

Andrew Young Jr.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 47 Jarvis Landry

Jarvis Landry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: November 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Convent, Louisiana, United States

 48 Derrius Guice

Derrius Guice
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 21, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

 49 Antawn Jamison

Antawn Jamison
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shreveport

 50 Doug Williams

Doug Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zachary, Louisiana, United States