African Americans From Pennsylvania

Famous black celebrities from Pennsylvania, include Quinta Brunson, Kyle Lowry, Patti LaBelle.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: March 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

A six-time NBA All-Star, Kyle Lowry has been an important player for the Canadian professional basketball team Toronto Raptors since 2012; he helped the team win their first NBA championship in 2019. Also a prominent player for the US national team, Kyle Lowry was part of the US team that won the Olympic gold in 2016.

 2 Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
The Godmother of Soul Patti LaBelle is best known for her chartbusting song Lady Marmalade, released with her group Labelle. She has had a successful solo career, too, winning multiple Grammys. She has appeared on her own TV shows, released cookbooks, and has launched her line of food and bedding.

 3 Eve

Eve
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

 4 Aaron Donald

Aaron Donald
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 5 Questlove

Questlove
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 6 Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 24, 2012

 7 Jill Scott

Jill Scott
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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 8 Rasheed Wallace

Rasheed Wallace
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 9 Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 15, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Bernard Hopkins is an American retired boxer who held several world championships between 2001 to 2012 in two weight classes. Nicknamed The Executioner, Hopkins is widely regarded as one of the modern era's greatest boxers. A highly strategic boxer, Bernard Hopkins was also renowned for his speed, power, and counterpunching skills.

 10 DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Jazzy Jeff
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Club DJ, Disc jockey, Actor, Television actor, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: January 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia

 11 Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States

 12 Eddie George

Eddie George
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: September 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 13 LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: July 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

 14 Kyle Pitts

Kyle Pitts
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: October 6, 2000
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 15 Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 27, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: April 8, 1993

 16 Nafessa Williams

Nafessa Williams
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 17 Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: July 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, USA

 18 Black Thought

Black Thought
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 19 Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Brandon Marshall is a retired American football legend, who is nicknamed ‘The Beast’ for his ability to handle tackles as a wide receiver. Although his career in the National Football League spanned over 13 years and 179 matches, he never played in a playoff. His association with the sport continued as appears on the television as an analyst.

 

 20 Marvin Harrison

Marvin Harrison
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: August 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 21 Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: December 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 22 Jazmine Sullivan

Jazmine Sullivan
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Jazmine Sullivan soared to fame with the Billboard-topping debut album Fearless. Born to a background vocalist mother, she began singing as part of gospel choirs. With 15 Grammy nominations, she has tied with Icelandic singer Björk, for the most Grammy nominations without a win for any female.

 23 Dion Waiters

Dion Waiters
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player - Shooting guard
Birthdate: December 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 24 Gerald Levert

Gerald Levert
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: November 10, 2006

 25 Bill Nunn

Bill Nunn
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: September 24, 2016

 26 Dawn Staley

Dawn Staley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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 27 Colman Domingo

Colman Domingo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 28 Santigold

Santigold
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Santigold is an American singer-songwriter renowned for her mezzo-soprano voice. She achieved popularity after the release of her critically acclaimed album Santogold in 2008. The same year, she was named the Best Breakthrough Artist at the NME Awards USA. In 2009, she won the Vanguard Award at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Santigold's work has influenced artists like Bob Evans.        

 29 Hank Gathers

Hank Gathers
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 4, 1990

 30 Chris Godwin

Chris Godwin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 27, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 31 De'Andre Hunter

De'Andre Hunter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 32 Art Blakey

Art Blakey
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: October 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: October 16, 1990

 33 Earl Monroe

Earl Monroe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 34 Lamman Rucker

Lamman Rucker
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 35 Shanice

Shanice
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 36 Toukie Smith

Toukie Smith
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: April 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 37 Guion Bluford

Guion Bluford
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Aerospace Engineer
Birthdate: November 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 38 Ken Griffey Sr.

Ken Griffey Sr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player, Coach
Birthdate: April 10, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Donora, Pennsylvania, United States

 39 Quinta Brunson

Quinta Brunson
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Listed In: Instagram Stars
Famous As: YouTube Star
Birthdate: December 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 40 D. J. Moore

D. J. Moore
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: April 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 41 Cam Reddish

Cam Reddish
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 1, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States

 42 McCoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: December 11, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 6, 2020

 43 Rasual Butler

Rasual Butler
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: May 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 31, 2018

 44 Mikal Bridges

Mikal Bridges
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: August 30, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

 45 Bryant Jennings

Bryant Jennings
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 46 Nathan Morris

Nathan Morris
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 47 Malcolm Nance

Malcolm Nance
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 20, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 48 Mo'ne Davis

Mo'ne Davis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: June 24, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: South Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 49 Tierra Whack

Tierra Whack
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 50 Joni Sledge

Joni Sledge
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: March 10, 2017