African Americans From Texas

Famous black celebrities from Texas, include Travis Scott, Megan Thee Stallion, Beyonce Knowles.

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 Travis Scott

Travis Scott
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Travis Scott is a highly successful rapper, singer and songwriter. In 2016, his second albun, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight became his first number one album on the Billboard 200. It was followed by his album, Astroworld, which received widespread critical praise. His music is a fusion of fusion of traditional, hip hop, lo-fi and ambient.

 2 Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

An American rapper, singer, and songwriter, Megan Thee Stallion began rapping while she was still in her teens and used digital media platforms to promote her work. Her talent was appreciated by both fans and record labels and she eventually became the first female rapper to be signed by the American record label 300 Entertainment.

 3 Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Beyonce Knowles is a singer, songwriter, and actress. She developed an interest in music as a child. As a teenager, she became the lead singer of Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. As of today, she is one of the world's best-selling recording artists. 

 4 Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Terrell, Texas, United States

Actor, singer-songwriter, and comedian, Jamie Foxx became internationally famous for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the biographical film Ray, a role that earned him an Academy Award. He is also known for hosting his own television sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show. Besides acting, he is also a Grammy Award-winning musician who has released four albums.

 5 Jonathan Majors

Jonathan Majors
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Yale alumnus Jonathan Majors is best known as Atticus Freeman from Lovecraft Country and Kang the Conqueror from Ant-Man 3. He is also known for the series When We Rise and the film The Last Black Man in San Francisco. He actively participated in the Black Lives Matter movement.

 6 Patrick Mahomes II

Patrick Mahomes II
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tyler, Texas, United States
NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, son of former MLB player Pat Mahomes, led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl win in 2019. He also became the second African-American quarterback to win the Super Bowl MVP award. His $503 million contract extension was the most expensive in sporting history.

 7 Kyler Murray

Kyler Murray
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bedford, Texas, United States
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 8 Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan
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Famous As: American Football Player, Television Presenter
Birthdate: November 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Michael Strahan is a journalist, television personality, and former professional American football player. Strahan helped the New York Giants, where he spent his entire 15-year National Football League (NFL) career, win the Super Bowl XLII. After retiring from football, Michael Strahan co-hosted the talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, for which he received a couple of Daytime Emmy Awards.

 9 Cade Cunningham

Cade Cunningham
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 25, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Arlington, Texas, United States

 10 George Foreman

George Foreman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: January 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marshall, Texas, United States

Known to his fans as "Big George,” boxer George Foreman won the world heavyweight champion twice and also gas an Olympic gold medal to his credit. Multidimensional in his pursuits, the international boxing hall-of-famer has also been a Christian minister, invented a fat-reducing grill, and written several books, including cookbooks.

 11 John Williams

John Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: August 9, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sorrento, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 11, 2015

 12 Jalen Hurts

Jalen Hurts
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 13 Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gilmer, Texas, United States

Johnny Mathis is an American singer and songwriter. Best known for his contribution to popular music, Mathis has been honored with many awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award. Johnny Mathis is also renowned for his philanthropic efforts; he has supported such organizations as the American Cancer Society and Muscular Dystrophy Association.

 14 Ciara

Ciara
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States

Ciara is an American singer-songwriter whose debut single, Goodies, earned her the title Princess of Crunk&B. Her songs, Goodies and Yeah!, are credited with introducing the substyle of contemporary R&B and crunk music called crunk&B to music lovers. Also a dancer and model, Ciara has had a major impact on the American entertainment industry for the past 10 years.

 15 Usher

Usher
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: October 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

 16 Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Longview, Texas, United States
Forest Whitaker is best known for his Academy Award-winning performance as real-life dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland. Fans also loved him in Rogue One and Ghost Dog. He is an advocate of the UN’s Global Goals and supports peace-building initiatives and programs that help war victims.

 17 Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Widely regarded as the queen of neo-soul, Erykah Badu is an American singer-songwriter whose debut studio album Baduizm helped popularize neo-soul in the late-1990s. Thanks to her popularity, Erykah Badu serves as a subject for street art in several places, including Greater London, England. Also an actress, Badu has appeared in popular films, such as The Cider House Rules.

 18 Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: September 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Though his childhood was rough, Jimmy Butler III’s talent as a basketball player eventually led to his selection by the Chicago Bulls in the 2011 draft. He played six seasons with the Bulls and became the first player in its history to bag the NBA Most Improved Player award. He played for Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers before joining Miami Heat.

 19 Myles Garrett

Myles Garrett
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 29, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arlington, Texas, United States

 20 Bobby Lashley

Bobby Lashley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: July 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Junction City, Kansas, United States
Wrestler and MMA legend Bobby Lashley has won titles such as the ECW World Championship, the TNA/Impact World Heavyweight Championship, and the WWE US Championship. He currently plays for Raw under WWE, as part of stable The Hurt Business. He has headlined events such as Bound for Glory.

 21 William Jackson Harper

William Jackson Harper
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

 22 Michael Sam

Michael Sam
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States

 23 Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Phylicia Rashad, the Mother of The Black Community, became the first Black lady to win the Tony Award for Best Actress, for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Known for her Emmy-nominated portrayal of Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show, she also appeared in Colored Girls and Creed. 

 24 Bill Pickett

Bill Pickett
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Famous As: Cowboy
Birthdate: December 5, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Williamson County, Texas, United States
Died: April 2, 1932

 25 Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Solange Knowles, younger sister of pop star Beyoncé Knowles, initially performed as a back-up dancer and wrote songs for Beyoncé’s band Destiny's Child. She has delivered Grammy-winning tracks such as Cranes in the Sky and has also won an Impact Award. She also owns a hip-hop-themed children’s merchandise brand.

 26 Isaiah Washington

Isaiah Washington
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Isaiah Washington is an American actor who achieved popularity after playing Dr. Preston Burke in the popular medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy. After learning about his African roots with the help of a genealogical DNA test, Isaiah Washington traveled to Sierra Leone where he touched the lives of many by building a school and donating supplies to a hospital.

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 27 Billy Preston

Billy Preston
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 26, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Redondo Beach, California, United States

 28 Emmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bellville, Texas, USA

 29 Julius Randle

Julius Randle
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

 30 Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Loretta Devine is best known for her portrayal of Lorrell Robinson in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls. Her performance as Adele Webber in Grey's Anatomy won her an Emmy. She has also delivered stellar performances in the films Waiting to Exhale and The Preacher's Wife and the series Family Reunion.

 31 Paige Hurd

Paige Hurd
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

 32 Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Luling, Texas, United States

Broadcast journalist and television talk show host Tamron Hall is best known for her eponymous award-winning syndicated daytime talk show. She has previously worked for NBC News and MSNBC. An alumnus of Temple University, she is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She is actively involved in anti-domestic violence campaigns.

 33 Jack Johnson (Boxer)

Jack Johnson (Boxer)
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: March 31, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Died: June 10, 1946

Jack Johnson was an American boxer and one of the most dominant champions of his generation. Considered one of the most influential boxers ever, Jack Johnson became the first African American to win the world heavyweight championship at the peak of the Jim Crow era. He is often credited with influencing popular boxers like Muhammad Ali.

 34 LaDainian Tomlinson

LaDainian Tomlinson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rosebud, Texas, United States

 35 LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

 36 Keith Lee

Keith Lee
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: November 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, United States

 37 Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.

 38 DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 39 Bobby Seale

Bobby Seale
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: October 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liberty, Texas Liberty, Texas, United States

 40 Chandra Wilson

Chandra Wilson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, U.S.

Chandra Wilson is an American actress best known for playing Dr. Miranda Bailey in the popular medical drama TV series Grey's Anatomy, for which she has received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Apart from being an actress and director, Chandra Wilson is also an activist; she works towards raising awareness about cyclic vomiting syndrome.

 41 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

 42 Doris Miller

Doris Miller
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Navy Man
Birthdate: October 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States
Died: November 24, 1943

Doris Miller was a US Navy cook third class. He became the first black American to be honored with the Navy Cross for saving the lives of many sailors aboard West Virginia by manning an anti-aircraft machine gun to shoot down Japanese planes during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was killed in action while serving in World War II.

 43 Lovie Smith

Lovie Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: May 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gladewater, Texas, USA

 44 Vince Young

Vince Young
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 45 Mark Henry

Mark Henry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Weightlifter, Powerlifter
Birthdate: June 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: ilsbee, Texas, United States

Mark Henry is an American powerlifter, strongman, Olympic weightlifter, and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearance in WWE, where he was often referred to as the world's strongest man. In 2018, he was made an inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame. A three-time USA National Weightlifting Champion, Henry holds several weightlifting records.

 46 Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Chris Bosh is an American former basketball player who represented The Toronto Raptors and The Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. A key player for the US national team, Bosh helped his nation win a gold medal at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. In 2004, he established the Chris Bosh Foundation to promote education and sports amongst youths.

 47 Floyd Patterson

Floyd Patterson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waco, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 11, 2006

 48 Emmanuel Acho

Emmanuel Acho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football linebacker
Birthdate: November 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

 49 Earl Campbell

Earl Campbell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tyler, Texas, USA

 50 Marsai Martin

Marsai Martin
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 14, 2004
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plano, Texas
Marsai Martin is best known as Diane Johnson from the series Black-ish. She also starred in and produced the film Little at 14, earning a Guinness record for being the youngest Hollywood executive producer. She has won multiple NAACP Image Awards and was featured on Time 100 Next in 2019.