Famous Trinidadian People

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Nicki Minaj
(Trinidadian-born Hip-Hop Artist)
Nicki Minaj
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint James

Amongst the most influential female rap artists of all time and one of the bestselling artists, Nicki Minaj came to limelight after her collaborations with Dirty Money Record and Young Money Entertainment. With subsequent release of her four albums, Minaj firmly established herself as a chart-topping artist. The Queen of Rap has also dabbled in acting and ventured into business.

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Brian Lara
(One of the Greatest Batsmen of All Time)
Brian Lara
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Cruz
Legendary Trinidadian cricketer Brian Lara, also known as "The Prince of Port of Spain,” is considered one of the greatest batsmen in history. His 501 not out for Warwickshire in 1994 remains the only quintuple-hundred in first-class cricket. He has also been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
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Winston Duke
(Actor)
Winston Duke
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Birthdate: November 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tobago
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Stokely Carmichael
(Key Leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States)
Stokely Carmichael
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Port of Spain
Died: November 15, 1998

Stokely Carmichael was a significant part of the American civil rights movement and the worldwide Pan-African movement. He was associated with the Black Panther Party and the All-African People's Revolutionary Party. The Black Power movement leader later adopted the name Kwame Ture and traveled extensively through Africa.

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Billy Ocean
(Recording Artist)
Billy Ocean
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fyzabad

Billy Ocean is a recording artist who achieved popularity in the 1980s when he became the most famous Trinidad–British R&B singer. Over the years, he has also been one of the most prominent supporters of the Rastafari movement. In the 2020 New Year Honours, Billy Ocean was appointed MBE for services to music.

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Dwight Yorke
(Trinidadian and Tobagonian Retired Football Player Who Played as a Midfielder)
Dwight Yorke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Canaan
Trinidadian former footballer Dwight Yorke, or the Smiling Assassin, is known for his stint with clubs such as Aston Villa and Manchester United. He also served as the assistant manager of the Trinidadian national team. He helped his country reach the FIFA World Cup for the first time.
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 7 
Lorraine Toussaint
(Actress)
Lorraine Toussaint
7
Birthdate: April 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Trinidad
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Sunil Narine
(Trinidadian Cricketer)
Sunil Narine
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arima
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Geoffrey Holder
(Actor)
Geoffrey Holder
5
Birthdate: August 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port of Spain
Died: October 5, 2014
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 10 
Heather Headley
(Singer)
Heather Headley
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barataria

Trinidadian-American singer-actor Heather Headley is best known for her Tony- and Drama Desk-winning performance in the musical Aida. The Northwestern University drop-out was also part of the theatrical version of Whitney Houston’s movie The Bodyguard and won a Grammy for her gospel album Audience of One.

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Kieron Pollard
(Trinidadian Former Cricketer)
Kieron Pollard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tacarigua
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Haddaway
(Singer, Musician)
Haddaway
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port of Spain
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Hazel Scott
(Jazz Pianist)
Hazel Scott
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port au Spain
Died: October 2, 1981
 14 
Eric Williams
(Politician)
Eric Williams
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port of Spain
Died: March 29, 1981
 15 
Darren Bravo
(Trinidadian Cricketer Who Plays International Cricket for the West Indies)
Darren Bravo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Cruz
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Ato Boldon
(Trinidadian Former Track and Field Athlete and Politician)
Ato Boldon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port of Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Dwayne Bravo
(Former Captain of the West Indies Cricket Team and the Current Bowling Coach of Chennai Super Kings)
Dwayne Bravo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Cruz
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Keshorn Walcott
(Trinidadian Track and Field Athlete and Youngest Olympic Gold Medallist in the Men’s Javelin)
Keshorn Walcott
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toco

Keshorn Walcott is a Trinidadian athlete who participates in the javelin throw. In 2012, he became the first Caribbean male athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in a throwing event. He is also the youngest Olympic gold medalist in men's javelin, having won the medal at the age of 19 years and 131 days.

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Kamla Persad-Bissessar
(Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago)
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Penal

Kamla Persad-Bissessar is a Trinidadian and Tobagonian politician who served as the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 2010 to 2015. Kamla is Trinidad and Tobago's first female prime minister, leader of the opposition, and attorney general. In 2011, she was named the world's 13th most influential female leader by Time magazine.

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Swoozie
(Trinidadian-American YouTube Star)
Swoozie
5
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Diego Martin
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Kenwyne Jones
(Trinidadian Football Manager and Retired Professional Player Who Played as a Forward)
Kenwyne Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Point Fortin
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 22 
Jillionaire
(Disc jockey)
Jillionaire
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port of Spain
 23 
Michael X
(Civil rights activist, Revolutionary)
Michael X
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belmont
Died: May 16, 1975
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Naz Mitrou-Long
(Basketball player)
Naz Mitrou-Long
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mississauga

Canadian shooting guard/point guard Naz Mitrou-Long is best known for his stint with the Italian Lega Basket Serie A team Germani Brescia. Once named the 7th-best Canadian player, he has also played for the Sacramento Kings. The son of a Trinidadian father and a Greek-Canadian mother, he also has a basketball player brother.

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Robin Singh
(Indian Former Cricketer and Cricket Coach)
Robin Singh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Princes Town
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Learie Constantine
(West Indian Cricketer, Lawyer and Politician)
Learie Constantine
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 21, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Diego Martin
Died: July 1, 1971
 27 
Lord Kitchener
(Calypsonian)
Lord Kitchener
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arima
Died: February 11, 2000
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Gary Goodridge
(Trinidadian-Canadian Former Heavyweight Kickboxer and Mixed Martial Artist)
Gary Goodridge
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint James
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Stern John
(Trinidadian Football Manager and Former Football Forward)
Stern John
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tunapuna
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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C. L. R. James
(Trinidadian Historian and Journalist Known for His Books: ‘The Black Jacobins’, ‘Beyond a Boundary’ and ‘Minty Alley’)
C. L. R. James
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Birthdate: January 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tunapuna
Died: May 31, 1989

C. L. R. James, also known as J. R. Johnson, was born in Trinidad and proved himself to be a talented cricketer and high-jump athlete in college. He later took to writing and taught, too, eventually becoming a leading historian. He also delved into Marxist politics and cricket writing.

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Ian Hanomansing
(Journalist)
Ian Hanomansing
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Birthdate: October 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port of Spain
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A. N. R. Robinson
(3rd President of Trinidad and Tobago and Lawyer)
A. N. R. Robinson
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Scarborough
Died: April 9, 2014
 33 
Mighty Sparrow
(Vocalist, Songwriter)
Mighty Sparrow
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grand Roy
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Sam Selvon
(Writer)
Sam Selvon
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Fernando
Died: April 16, 1994
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George Maxwell Richards
(Former President of Trinidad and Tobago)
George Maxwell Richards
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Fernando
Died: January 8, 2018
 36 
Hasely Crawford
(Trinidadian Track and Field Athlete)
Hasely Crawford
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Fernando
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Errol John
(Actor)
Errol John
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Birthdate: December 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Port of Spain
Died: July 10, 1988
 38 
Joey Haywood
(Basketball Player)
Joey Haywood
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver

Joey Haywood is a Trinidadian-Canadian basketball player who represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2010 Centrobasket. Dubbed The King Handles due to his ball-handling expertise, Haywood has appeared in several NBL Canada Finals; he has received two Canadian of the Year Awards. Joey Haywood has also acted in films and aspires to pursue an acting career after retiring from basketball.

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Gus Logie
(Trinidadian Cricketer)
Gus Logie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sobo
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Johnny Hamilton
(Basketball player)
Johnny Hamilton
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rio Claro
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
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George Padmore
(Writer, Journalist)
George Padmore
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arouca
Died: September 23, 1959
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Rosa Guy
(Writer)
Rosa Guy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Trinidad Island
Died: June 3, 2012
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Errol Sitahal
(Trinidad and Tobago Actor)
Errol Sitahal
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Birthplace: Unknown
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Richard Thompson
(Trinidadian Sprinter)
Richard Thompson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cascade
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Anthony Carmona
(Judge)
Anthony Carmona
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fyzabad
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George Chambers
(Prime Minister)
George Chambers
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port of Spain
Died: November 4, 1997
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Khadeen Carrington
(Basketball player)
Khadeen Carrington
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Trinidad and Tobago
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Jason Scotland
(Trinidadian Former Professional Football Forward and Coach)
Jason Scotland
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Morvant
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Jeffery Kissoon
(Actor)
Jeffery Kissoon
1
Birthdate: September 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Trinidad
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Sonny Caldinez
(Actor, Wrestler)
Sonny Caldinez
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Birthdate: July 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Trinidad
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)