Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With R

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

 1 Roy Jones Jr.

Roy Jones Jr.
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American, Russian
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 2 Rihanna

Rihanna
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Barbadian
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 3 Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: November 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 4 R. Kelly

R. Kelly
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 5 Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: February 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 24, 2005

 6 Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: December 10, 2005
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 7 Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: November 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 8 Randy Arozarena

Randy Arozarena
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: February 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Cuban
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 9 Ray Charles

Ray Charles
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: June 10, 2004

 10 Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: September 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 11 Robin Givens

Robin Givens
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: November 27, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 12 Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Coleman
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: May 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 13 Roddy Ricch

Roddy Ricch
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 14 Robert Mugabe

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

RZA
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 16 Romeo Crennel

Romeo Crennel
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Coach
Birthdate: June 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
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 17 Regina Hall

Regina Hall
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 18 Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: August 16, 1938
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 19 Rhian Brewster

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

 20 Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 11, 1991
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 21 Rachel True

Rachel True
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 15, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 22 Rick Famuyiwa

Rick Famuyiwa
Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: June 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Nigerian, American
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 23 Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 24 Rubin Carter

Rubin Carter
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian
Died: April 20, 2014
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 25 Renee Elise Goldsberry

Renee Elise Goldsberry
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 26 Ricky Whittle

Ricky Whittle
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 27 Rae Dawn Chong

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

 28 Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Bassist
Birthdate: June 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 29 Riddick Bowe

Riddick Bowe
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer, Kickboxer
Birthdate: August 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 30 Rozonda Thomas

Rozonda Thomas
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 31 Retta

Retta
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: April 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 32 Rochelle Aytes

Rochelle Aytes
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 33 Rico Nasty

Rico Nasty
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musical Artist
Birthdate: May 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 34 Ryan Coogler

Ryan Coogler
Famous As: Director
Birthdate: May 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 35 Richard T. Jones

Richard T. Jones
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Japanese, American
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 36 Rudy Ray Moore

Rudy Ray Moore
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: October 19, 2008
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 37 Ricky Williams

Ricky Williams
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: May 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 38 Romany Malco

Romany Malco
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 39 Rudy Gobert

Rudy Gobert
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)

 40 Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 41 Ryan Michelle Bathe

Ryan Michelle Bathe
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 42 Rohan Marley

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

 43 Ron Cephas Jones

Ron Cephas Jones
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 44 Ron Funches

Ron Funches
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 45 Rotimi

Rotimi
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 46 Roger Troutman

Roger Troutman
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 25, 1999

 47 Randall Cunningham

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

 48 Royce da 5'9

Royce da 5'9
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 49 Rickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: December 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 50 Reggie Lewis

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