African Americans From Louisiana

Famous black celebrities from Louisiana, include Tyler Perry, NBA YoungBoy, Anthony Mackie.

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 1 
NBA YoungBoy
(Rapper Known for His Album 'Until Death Call My Name' and 'Top')

NBA YoungBoy
88
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 20, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

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.

 2 
Louis Armstrong
(Trumpeter and One of the Most Influential Figures in Jazz)

Louis Armstrong
21
Listed In: Singers
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. 

 3 
Tyler Perry
(Creator and Performer of 'Madea' Character & Developer of the Sitcom 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne')

Tyler Perry
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Birthdate: September 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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.

 4 

Anthony Mackie
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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.

 5 
Madam C. J. Walker
(Entrepreneur)

Madam C. J. Walker
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Listed In: Business People
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.

 6 
Karl Malone
(Basketball player Power Forward)

Karl Malone
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Summerfield, Louisiana, United States

 7 
Ronnie Coleman
(Bodybuilder)

Ronnie Coleman
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, USA
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 8 
Johnnie Cochran
(American Lawyer and Civil Activist Best Known for Defending and Acquitting 'O. J. Simpson')

Johnnie Cochran
13
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
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.

 9 
Booker T
(Wrestler)

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

 10 
Clyde Drexler
(Basketball player)

Clyde Drexler
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 11 
Master P
(Rapper)

Master P
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 12 
Mahalia Jackson
(Singer, Television Personality)

Mahalia Jackson
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Listed In: Singers
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.

 13 
Leonard Fournette
(American football player)

Leonard Fournette
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 14 
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
(Actor Best Known for His Role in the Series 'Watchmen' and Films: 'Aquaman', 'The Matrix Resurrections')

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
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Birthdate: July 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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.

 15 
Randy Jackson
(Bassist)

Randy Jackson
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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.

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Quvenzhané Wallis
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Birthdate: August 28, 2003
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houma, Louisiana, United States
Quvenzhané Wallis became the youngest nominee for the Academy Award for Best Actress with her role as Hushpuppy in the film Beasts of the Southern Wild. She also earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role in the 2014 version of Annie. She has also published several children’s books. 

 17 
Ed Reed
(Football player)

Ed Reed
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Rose, Louisiana, United States

 18 
Aaron Neville
(Singer & Musician)

Aaron Neville
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 19 
Kelly Oubre Jr.
(Basketball player)

Kelly Oubre Jr.
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 20 
DeVonta Smith
(American football player)

DeVonta Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Amite City, Louisiana, United States

 21 

Stanley Williams
12
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 13, 2005

 22 
Booger McFarland
(American Football player)

Booger McFarland
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winnsboro, Louisiana, United States

 23 
CeeDee Lamb
(American football player)

CeeDee Lamb
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Opelousas, Louisiana, United States

 24 
Nnamdi Asomugha
(American football player)

Nnamdi Asomugha
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

 25 
Paul Millsap
(Basketball player)

Paul Millsap
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, United States

 26 
Wynton Marsalis
(Trumpeter)

Wynton Marsalis
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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 27 
Marie Laveau
(Occultist, Priestess)

Marie Laveau
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 10, 1801
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: June 15, 1881

Occultist and herbalist Marie Laveau was known as the Vodoo Queen of New Orleans. Though a hairdresser, she was chiefly known for her spiritual practices which she used to heal the sick and the poor. She has inspired several books, such as Robert Tallant's The Voodoo Queen.

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Eric Bieniemy
(American Football Player, Coach)

Eric Bieniemy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Eric Bieniemy is an American football coach, currently working as the offensive coordinator for National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs. A former player, Eric Bieniemy stirred controversy while representing the San Diego Chargers in 1993; he harassed a female parking attendant by grabbing her by the neck, for which he was arrested in Boulder, Colorado.

 29 
Devin White
(American football player)

Devin White
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Springhill, Louisiana, United States

 30 
Doug Williams
(American football player)

Doug Williams
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zachary, Louisiana, United States

 31 
Demetress Bell
(American Football Player)

Demetress Bell
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Summerfield, Louisiana, United States

 32 
Ryan Clark
(Football player)

Ryan Clark
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marrero, Louisiana, United States

 33 
Chris Henry
(American football player)

Chris Henry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 17, 2009

 34 
Vivien Thomas
(Surgeon)

Vivien Thomas
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Listed In: Physicians
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.

 35 
Faith Jenkins
(Attorney)

Faith Jenkins
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana

 36 
Lead Belly
(Folk and blues singer)

Lead Belly
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 23, 1888
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mooringsport, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 6, 1949

 37 
Bryant Gumbel
(Journalist, Sportscaster)

Bryant Gumbel
3
Birthdate: September 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 38 
De'Aaron Fox
(Basketball Player)

De'Aaron Fox
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 39 
Avery Johnson
(Basketball coach)

Avery Johnson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 40 
Eddie Lacy
(American Football player)

Eddie Lacy
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gretna, Louisiana, United States

 41 
Danny Granger
(Former Basketball player at small forward)

Danny Granger
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 42 
Landon Collins
(American Football player)

Landon Collins
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 43 
Jarvis Landry
(Football player)

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

 44 
Travis Etienne
(American football player)

Travis Etienne
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jennings, Louisiana, United States

 45 
Fredo Bang
(Rapper)

Fredo Bang
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 46 
Buddy Bolden
(Musical Artist)

Buddy Bolden
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: November 4, 1931

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Sinqua Walls
3
Birthdate: April 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Louisiana, United States

 48 
Marcus Spears
(American football player)

Marcus Spears
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

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Ron Washington
(Baseball player, Baseball coach)

Ron Washington
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 50 
Chris Howard
(American Football player)

Chris Howard
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kenner, Louisiana, United States