African Americans From Washington

Famous black celebrities from Washington, include Jimi Hendrix, Samuel L. Jackson, Taraji P. Henson.

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 1 Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 18, 1970

One of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. As his career progressed, he became the first musician to use stereophonic phasing effects in recordings. Rolling Stone ranked him as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time. He died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 27.

 2 Samuel L. Jackson

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Actor and producer, Samuel L. Jackson is widely regarded as one of the most popular actors of his generation. A highly prolific actor, he has appeared in over 150 films and is especially known for his roles in Quentin Tarantino films. Besides acting, he has voiced for several animated films, television series, and video games.

 3 Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Taraji P. Henson is an American actress who became the first black woman to receive the Critics' Choice Television Award under the Best Actress in a Drama Series category for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon in the TV series Empire. Taraji P. Henson was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2016. 

 4 Nate Robinson

Nate Robinson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player, American football player, Businessperson, Restaurateur
Birthdate: May 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seattle

 5 Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Jeffrey Wright is a popular American actor. A self-made man, Jeffrey Wright overcame many childhood problems, including the demise of his father, to become an award-winning actor. Jeffrey Wright serves as an inspiration to many black Americans. In 2011, he established a gold exploration company called Taia Lion Resources, which provided employment to several Americans.

 6 Regina Hall

Regina Hall.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Regina Hall is best known as Brenda Meeks from the Scary Movie franchise and as Corretta Lipp from Ally McBeal. She appeared in the movies The Best Man and Think Like a Man and their respective sequels. She supports the Scleroderma Research Foundation and endorses Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds.

 7 Lil Mosey

Lil Mosey.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 26, 2002
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Lil Mosey is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. Known for his melodic flow of music, Mosey has released singles, such as Blueberry Faygo, which featured on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number eight. The song has been certified platinum in the US and Australia and 4× platinum in Canada.

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 8 Tony Todd

Tony Todd.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Tony Todd’s 6’5” frame made him the perfect choice for the titular role in the Candyman movie franchise. He also played Reverend Zombie in the Hatchett franchise and William Bludworth in the Final Destination film series. He also voiced The Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

 9 Blair Underwood

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington
Blair Underwood is best known as Jonathan Rollins from the series L.A. Law. He has played significant roles in series such as City of Angels and Dirty Sexy Money, and in films such as Deep Impact. The five-time NAACP Image Award winner has also won an Emmy and a Grammy.

 10 Mýa

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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: October 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Singer Mýa initially gained fame with Teen Summit and then released hit singles such as Case of the Ex. She earned her first Grammy for the recreation of the 1975 hit Lady Marmalade, with Pink, Lil' Kim, and Christina Aguilera. She has also appeared in film such as Chicago.

 11 Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

 12 Sean Patrick Thomas

Sean Patrick Thomas.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Sean Patrick Thomas is an American actor best known for playing Derek Reynolds in the teen dance film, Save the Last Dance. Also known for his work in TV, Thomas has played important roles in series like The District and Ringer.

 13 Wale

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Northwest, Washington, D.C.

 14 Johnny Gill

Johnny Gill.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington DC

 15 Michael Winslow

Michael Winslow
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, USA

 16 Kellie Shanygne Williams

Kellie Shanygne Williams.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 22, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 17 Gbenga Akinnagbe

Gbenga Akinnagbe.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 18 Michael Brantley

Michael Brantley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Players
Birthdate: May 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bellevue, Washington, USA

 19 Marvin Williams

Marvin Williams.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: June 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bremerton, Washington, United States

 20 Byron Leftwich

Byron Leftwich.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: January 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Football coach and former NFL quarterback Byron Leftwich now serves as the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He initially played for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has won a Super Bowl each as a player and as a coach, and has also been the MAC Most Valuable Player twice.

 21 Budda Baker

Budda Baker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 10, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bellevue, Washington, United States

 22 Maurice Smith

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: December 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

 23 Myles Gaskin

Myles Gaskin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lynnwood, Washington, United States

 24 Shaquielle McKissic

Shaquielle McKissic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

 25 Evelyn Boyd Granville

Evelyn Boyd Granville
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: May 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States