Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With R

Discover the famous black people whose name starts with R. The list includes people like Russell Wilson, Rashida Jones, Romelu Lukaku, Ray Charles, Rocky Johnson and many more. This list of black celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. Black people featured on this list, include football players, american football players, basketball players and political leaders. This list of black celebrities whose names start with R includes people from United States, England, France, Portugal 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 Russell Wilson

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

 2 Ray Charles

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

 3 Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku
38
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 4 Rocky Johnson

Rocky Johnson
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: August 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amherst, Canada
Died: January 15, 2020
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 5 Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones
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Famous As: Actress - Known for Her Roles in TV Comedies
Birthdate: February 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 6 Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: September 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tylertown
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 7 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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 8 Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: August 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Died: December 31, 1972
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 9 Ronnie Coleman

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

 10 Robin Givens

Robin Givens
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 27, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 11 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)

 12 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)
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 13 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, United States
Died: April 20, 2014

 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 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)

 16 Reg E. Cathey

Reg E. Cathey
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Died: February 9, 2018
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 17 Roxie Roker

Roxie Roker
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: December 2, 1995

 18 Rico Nasty

Rico Nasty
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 19 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)

 20 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)
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 21 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)

 22 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)
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 23 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)

 24 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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 25 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)

 26 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)

 27 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)

 28 Romany Malco

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

 29 Richard T. Jones

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

 30 Rhonda Ross Kendrick

Rhonda Ross Kendrick
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 31 Regé-Jean Page

Regé-Jean Page
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 32 Ralph Tresvant

Ralph Tresvant
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roxbury
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 33 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)

 34 Reuben Foster

Reuben Foster
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alabama, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 35 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)

 36 Rotimi

Rotimi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maplewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 37 Ron Harper

Ron Harper
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former Basketball player at shooting guard position
Birthdate: January 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 38 Ryan Babel

Ryan Babel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer striker or left winger
Birthdate: December 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 39 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)

 40 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)

 41 Roger Mayweather

Roger Mayweather
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Died: March 17, 2020
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 42 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

 43 Ron Simmons

Ron Simmons
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestlers
Birthdate: May 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Perry, Georgia, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 44 R-Truth

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

 45 Raila Odinga

Raila Odinga
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Kenya
Birthdate: January 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maseno

 46 Ross Bagley

Ross Bagley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, United States

 47 Ryan Clark

Ryan Clark
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: October 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marrero, Louisiana, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 48 Ryan Michelle Bathe

Ryan Michelle Bathe
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

 49 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

 50 Ralph Waldo Ellison

Ralph Waldo Ellison
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: March 1, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Died: April 16, 1994