Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With R

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Discover the famous black people whose name starts with R. The list includes people like Romelu Lukaku, Richard Pryor, Russell Wilson, Ray Charles, RZA 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.
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 1 
Russell Wilson
(American Football Player Who Plays as a Quarterback)
Russell Wilson
31
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 2 
Ray Charles
(Singer-songwriter)
Ray Charles
28
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Died: June 10, 2004
 3 
Richard Pryor
(Greatest Stand-Up Comedian of All-Time)
Richard Pryor
13
Birthdate: December 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Died: December 10, 2005
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Romelu Lukaku
(Football Player)
Romelu Lukaku
47
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 5 
Ruby Bridges
(Philanthropist)
Ruby Bridges
25
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tylertown
 6 
Roberto Clemente
(Puerto Rican Professional Baseball Right Fielder)
Roberto Clemente
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Died: December 31, 1972
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 7 
Robert Johnson
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hazlehurst, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16, 1938
 8 
Regina King
(Actress and Director Best Known for Her Film ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’)
Regina King
21
Birthdate: January 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 9 
Ronnie Coleman
(Bodybuilder)
Ronnie Coleman
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Renee Elise Goldsberry
4
Birthdate: January 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Robin Givens
(Actress and Director Known for Her Role as ‘Darlene Merriman’ in the TV Series ‘Head of the Class’)
Robin Givens
12
Birthdate: November 27, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 12 
Rubin Carter
(American-Canadian Middleweight Boxer Who Was Wrongfully Convicted for Murder and Imprisoned for Almost 20 Years)
Rubin Carter
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Clifton, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 20, 2014
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Redd Foxx
(Comedian)
Redd Foxx
7
Birthdate: December 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 11, 1991
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
Reggie Bush
(American football player)
Reggie Bush
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Spring Valley, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Ray Allen
(Basketball player)
Ray Allen
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Merced, California, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 16 
Roxie Roker
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Helen Willis’ in the TV Series ‘The Jeffersons’)
Roxie Roker
9
Birthdate: August 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: December 2, 1995
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Romeo Santos
(Lead Member and Vocalist of the Bachata Group 'Aventura')
Romeo Santos
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 18 
Reg E. Cathey
5
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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Rico Nasty
(Rapper)
Rico Nasty
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 20 
Reggie Jackson
(Baseball player)
Reggie Jackson
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Rasheed Wallace
(Basketball player)
Rasheed Wallace
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 22 
Reginald VelJohnson
(Actor Best Known for his Police Officer Roles in Sitcom 'Family Matters' and Movies 'Die Hard' and 'Die Hard 2')
Reginald VelJohnson
2
Birthdate: August 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Randy Jackson
(Bassist)
Randy Jackson
13
Birthdate: June 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 24 
Ryan Coogler
(Director)
Ryan Coogler
5
Birthdate: May 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ruth Negga
(Irish Actress Known for Her Portrayal of 'Mildred Loving' in the Movie 'Loving')
Ruth Negga
19
Birthdate: January 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 26 
Rae Dawn Chong
5
Birthdate: February 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 27 
Retta
(Stand-up Comedian)
Retta
1
Birthdate: April 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 28 
Rick Fox
(Actor and Former Basketball Player Who Played at the 'Small Forward' Position)
Rick Fox
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 29 
Ruud Gullit
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Ruud Gullit
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
 30 
Rozonda Thomas
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 31 
Regé-Jean Page
2
Birthdate: January 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 32 
Rob Pilatus
(German Singer, Rapper and Member of the Pop Music Group ‘Milli Vanilli’)
Rob Pilatus
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 3, 1998
 33 
Ralph Tresvant
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roxbury
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 34 
Romany Malco
(Actor and Rapper )
Romany Malco
1
Birthdate: November 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 35 
Richard T. Jones
(Actor and Producer Known for His TV Series: ‘Ally McBeal’, ‘Judging Amy’ and ‘CSI: Miami’)
Richard T. Jones
4
Birthdate: January 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Rudy Gay
(Basketball Player)
Rudy Gay
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 37 
Rhonda Ross Kendrick
(Actress and Singer, Best Known as the Daughter of Singer and Actress 'Diana Ross')
Rhonda Ross Kendrick
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 38 
Ricky Williams
(American Football Players)
Ricky Williams
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 39 
Remy Ma
(Rapper, Songwriter)
Remy Ma
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 40 
Ronald Acuña Jr.
(Baseball Outfielder)
Ronald Acuña Jr.
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Guaira, Venezuela
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 41 
Reuben Foster
(American football player)
Reuben Foster
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alabama, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 42 
Ron Harper
(Former Basketball player at shooting guard position)
Ron Harper
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 43 
Ruby Dee
(Actress and Civil Rights Activist Known for Her Pioneering Work in African American Theatre and Films)
Ruby Dee
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: June 11, 2014
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 44 
Rotimi
(Actor)
Rotimi
0
Birthdate: November 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maplewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
Raila Odinga
(Former Prime Minister of Kenya)
Raila Odinga
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maseno
 46 
Roger Mayweather
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Died: March 17, 2020
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 47 
Reggie Lewis
(Basketball player)
Reggie Lewis
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Died: July 27, 1993
 48 
Rochelle Aytes
(Actress and Model Best Known for Her Role as ‘April Malloy’ in the TV Series ‘Mistresses’)
Rochelle Aytes
5
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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R-Truth
(Wrestler)
R-Truth
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Royce da 5'9
(Rapper)
Royce da 5'9
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)