Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With R

Discover the famous black people whose name starts with R. The list includes people like Rihanna, R. Kelly, Russell Westbrook, Richard Pryor, Ray Charles and many more. This list of black celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. Black people featured on this list, include american football players, basketball players, lyricists & songwriters and actors. This list of black celebrities whose names start with R includes people from United States, France, Kenya, Tanzania and many more countries.

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 Rihanna

Rihanna.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 2 R. Kelly

R. Kelly.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 3 Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: November 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 4 Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Died: December 10, 2005
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 5 Rudy Gobert

Rudy Gobert.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Quentin, France
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)

 6 Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Coleman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: May 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 7 Ray Charles

Ray Charles.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: September 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Died: June 10, 2004
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 8 Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 9 RZA

RZA.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brownsville, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 10 Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Compton, California
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 11 Regina Hall

Regina Hall.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 12 Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: February 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
Died: October 24, 2005
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 13 Robin Givens

Robin Givens.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: November 27, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 14 Reggie Bush

Reggie Bush
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Spring Valley, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 15 Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former PM & President of Zimbabwe
Birthdate: February 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
Died: September 6, 2019
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 16 Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: November 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 17 Ray Allen

Ray Allen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Merced, California, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 18 Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hazlehurst, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16, 1938
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 19 Renee Elise Goldsberry

Renee Elise Goldsberry.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 20 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
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 21 Roy Jones Jr.

Roy Jones Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 22 Roddy Ricch

Roddy Ricch.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 23 Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 11, 1991
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 24 Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson.
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Famous As: Bassist
Birthdate: June 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 25 Rohan Marley

Rohan Marley.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Bob Marley’s Son
Birthdate: May 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 26 Rae Dawn Chong

Rae Dawn Chong
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 27 Ron Cephas Jones

Ron Cephas Jones.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 28 Retta

Retta
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: April 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 29 Rubin Carter

Rubin Carter.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Clifton, New Jersey
Died: April 20, 2014
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 30 Ryan Coogler

Ryan Coogler
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: May 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 31 Ronald Acuña Jr.

Ronald Acuña Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Outfielder
Birthdate: December 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Guaira, Venezuela
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 32 Rickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: December 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 33 Rozonda Thomas

Rozonda Thomas.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 34 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
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)

 35 Robert Quinn

Robert Quinn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ladson, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 36 Riddick Bowe

Riddick Bowe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 37 Ron Funches

Ron Funches
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 38 R-Truth

R-Truth
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: January 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 39 Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: September 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tylertown

 40 Romany Malco

Romany Malco.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 41 Rhian Brewster

Rhian Brewster
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 1, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chadwell Heath, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 42 Rashad Evans

Rashad Evans
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: September 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 43 Ricky Whittle

Ricky Whittle.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oldham, Greater Manchester, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 44 Ricky Williams

Ricky Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: May 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 45 Richard T. Jones

Richard T. Jones.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 46 Rochelle Aytes

Rochelle Aytes.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 47 Ralph Sampson

Ralph Sampson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: July 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
Height: 7'4" (224 cm)

 48 Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: August 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 49 Randall Cunningham

Randall Cunningham
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 50 Reggie Lewis

Reggie Lewis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Died: July 27, 1993