African Americans From Ohio

Famous black celebrities from Ohio, include Simone Biles, LeBron James, Stephen Curry.

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 1 Simone Biles

Simone Biles.
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Listed In: Gymnasts
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: March 4, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Simone Biles is an artistic gymnast. Having won a combined total of 30 World Championship and Olympic medals, Biles is the world's third-most decorated gymnast and the most decorated in America. Regarded as the greatest gymnast of all time by some, Simone Biles continues to inspire several aspiring gymnasts around the world, especially gymnasts from the black community.

 2 LeBron James

LeBron James.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: NBA Star
Birthdate: December 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States

A basketball prodigy, Lebron James began playing since his school days and was later selected by Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA draft. His career progressed at a rapid rate and he is considered to be one of the greatest players in NBA history. During his stint with Miami Heat, he helped them win two NBA Championships. Currently, he plays for Los Angeles Lakers 

 3 Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: March 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States

American professional basketball player, Stephen Curry, plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association and is considered to be one of the greatest shooter in NBA history. His three-point shot is said to have revolutionised the basketball game. He has many records to his credit and his team has won couple of NBA championships.

 4 DaBaby

DaBaby.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

American rapper and songwriter DaBaby gained critical acclaim and commercial success with his debut album Baby on Baby. Later, his two other albums Kirk and Blame It on Baby became huge successes and made him one of the biggest rappers in the US. Earlier his single Light Show and Baby Talk series of mixtape attracted quite a lot of attention.

 5 Halle Berry

Halle Berry.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Halle Berry is one of the most popular actresses of the current generation. During the 2000s, she was one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses. Halle is also known for her activism for which she was honored with the 2006 Woman of The Year award by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. She also gets featured in several Sexiest Women lists.

 6 John Legend

John Legend.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio, United States

John Legend is a singer, songwriter, actor, film producer and theatre director and his song All of Me from his fourth studio album was a Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit. He has released a host of successful albums. He has also won many awards, including an Oscar and a handful of Grammys. He is also an actor and a TV personality.

 7 LeBron James Jr.

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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Son of LeBron James
Birthdate: October 6, 2004
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

LeBron James Jr., popularly known as Bronny James, is an American basketball player. The son of popular professional basketball player LeBron James, LeBron James Jr. has followed in the footsteps of his father, proving to be an important player for his team at school. Apart from playing basketball, he also creates content for the popular e-sports team FaZe Clan.

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 8 Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson.
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: November 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

American footballer, Russell Wilson, plays for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and is considered one of the best players ever. In NFL history, he is one of two quarterbacks with a career passer rating over 100. In October 2020, he was inducted in an exclusive group, the Madden 99 club of the popular ‘Madden 21’ video game.

 9 Trippie Redd

Trippie Redd.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 18, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio

Rapper, singer, and songwriter, Trippie Redd, became an overnight sensation in 2017 with the release of his debut mixtape, A Love Letter to You. Many of his singles reached the Billboard Hot 100, further cementing his popularity. He has a troubled personal life and has been involved in numerous feuds and legal issues.

 10 Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

A four-time Grammy Award-winning artist, singer Tracy Chapman is best known for her hit single, Give Me One Reason. Interested in music from a young age, she learned to play multiple instruments as a child. She made her major-stage debut in 1985 and soon became a sensational hit. She is also known for her social activism.

 11 Bow Wow

Bow Wow.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Rapper Bow Wow, earlier known as "Lil Bow Wow,” was discovered by Snoop Dogg. He is best known for songs such as Bow Wow (That's My Name). He has also appeared in movies such as Like Mike and All About the Benjamins, and in series such as Entourage.

 12 Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: October 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fremont, Ohio, United States

 13 Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: November 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Known as Awesome Dawesome, Dominique Dawes is a retired star gymnast from the U.S. who was part of the gold-winning team at the Atlanta Olympics. She also became the first African-American to earn an individual Olympic medal, with her bronze. She is also part of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

 14 Le’Veon Bell

Le’Veon Bell.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: February 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Reynoldsburg, Ohio
NFL running back Le'Veon Bell currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. He has previously played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets. He is a three-time Pro Bowl and a two-time First-team All-Pro. He later experimented with music, under the pseudonym “Juice” and released an album.

 15 Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio
Died: August 5, 2019
Author, editor, and Princeton professor Toni Morrison is best remembered for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved, part of a trilogy. Some of her other notable works include The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon. She received the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. She also wrote several children’s books and plays.

 16 Katt Williams

Katt Williams.
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: September 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Comedian and rapper Katt Williams is best known as Money Mike from the comedy film Friday After Next. He was also part of Nick Cannon's improv show Wild 'N Out and played Lord Have Mercy in the movie Norbit. He has won an Emmy for his guest role in Atlanta

 17 Arsenio Hall

Arsenio Hall
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

 18 Buster Douglas

Buster Douglas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Columbus

 19 Shawn Porter

Shawn Porter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Akron

 20 Macy Gray

Macy Gray
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States

 21 James Harrison

James Harrison
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States

 22 Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Died: September 8, 1965

Actress, singer, and dancer Dorothy Dandridge was one of the earliest African-American women stars to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Incredibly successful in her career, she was recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a singer, she used to perform in night clubs. Unfortunately, she died under mysterious circumstances at 42.

 23 David Justice

David Justice
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: April 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

 24 Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: June 27, 2014

Bobby Womack began his career with his family band The Valentinos, after gaining a record deal with The Soul Stirrers singer Sam Cooke. He later began a solo career and became famous for tracks such as Lookin’ for a Love. He also contributed to the soundtrack of Across 110th Street.

 25 Anita Baker

Anita Baker.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: R&B Singer
Birthdate: January 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toledo

 26 Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football Player
Birthdate: August 6, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio, United States
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 27 Aqib Talib

Aqib Talib
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: February 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

 28 Mel Tucker

Mel Tucker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football coach
Birthdate: January 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

 29 Ronald Isley

Ronald Isley
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Recording artist
Birthdate: May 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

 30 Ted Ginn Jr.

Ted Ginn Jr..
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: April 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

 31 Omarosa Manigault

Omarosa Manigault
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Writers
Birthdate: February 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States

 32 Rudy Ray Moore

Rudy Ray Moore.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Died: October 19, 2008

A multifaceted personality, Rudy Ray Moore was a comedian, singer, actor, and film producer. He is remembered for playing the title character in the crime comedy film, Dolemite, and its sequels. He served in the army as a young man and began his career in the entertainment industry following his discharge. Many black comedians consider him an inspiration.

 33 Cris Carter

Cris Carter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: November 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Troy, Ohio, USA

 34 Roger Troutman

Roger Troutman.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Died: April 25, 1999

 35 Desmond Howard

Desmond Howard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 36 Gloria Jones

Gloria Jones
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: June 9, 2006

Known as The Queen of Northern Soul, singer Gloria Jones soared to fame with the track Tainted Love. She also dated British rocker Marc Bolan and played the keyboard and sang for his band T. Rex. She was driving the car which met with an accident and killed Bolan.

 37 Orlando Pace

Orlando Pace
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sandusky, Ohio, United States

 38 Paula Jai Parker

Paula Jai Parker
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 39 Don King

Don King.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 20, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Boxing promoter Don King is known for his association with boxing legends such as Muhammad Ali. He promoted iconic events such as Thrilla in Manila and The Rumble in the Jungle. He has faced countless lawsuits and has been accused of fraud and even convicted of one manslaughter.

 40 Charles Oakley

Charles Oakley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

 41 Krayzie Bone

Krayzie Bone
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 42 Sherri Saum

Sherri Saum.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States

 43 Greg Morris

Greg Morris
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: August 27, 1996

 44 Alexandra Stevenson

Alexandra Stevenson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: December 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Jolla, California, United States

 45 Cardale Jones

Cardale Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

 46 Layzie Bone

Layzie Bone
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

 47 Aaron Pryor

Aaron Pryor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 20, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Died: October 9, 2016

 48 David Montgomery

David Montgomery
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: June 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

 49 Carlos Hyde

Carlos Hyde
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

 50 Dorian Harewood

Dorian Harewood
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA