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List of famous people from Haiti, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Haiti, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Haiti you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Haiti, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

These people, like Jean Alfred and Émile Roumer include images when available.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Haiti?" or "Which celebrities were born in Haiti?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Garcelle Beauvais is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Garcelle Beauvais age 50 - Garcelle Beauvais is a Haitian-American actress and former fashion model. She is best known for her roles as Francesca "Fancy" Monroe on The WB television sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show, ...more

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Jean-Claude Duvalier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier Died at 63 (1951-2014) - Jean-Claude Duvalier, nicknamed "Bébé Doc" or "Baby Doc", was the President of Haiti from 1971 until his overthrow by a popular uprising in 1986. He succeeded ...more

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Wyclef Jean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Wyclef Jean age 47 - Wyclef Jeanelle Jean is a Haitian rapper, musician, actor, and politician. At the age of nine, Jean moved to the United States with his family and has spent much of his life in the country. He ...more

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François Duvalier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Haiti
François Duvalier Died at 64 (1907-1971) - François Duvalier, also known as ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier, was the President of Haiti from 1957 to 1971. He opposed a military coup d'état in 1950 and was elected as President in 1957 ...more

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Meta Golding is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Meta Golding age 45 - Meta Golding is a Haitian-American actress. Golding was raised in several countries. Besides the United States, Golding also lived in India, Haiti, France and Italy. During her years in Italy, ...more

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Jean Dominique is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Jean Dominique Died at 70 (1930-2000) - Jean Léopold Dominique was a Haitian journalist who spoke out against successive dictatorships. He was one of the first people in Haiti to broadcast in Haitian Creole, the language spoken ...more

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Raoul Cédras is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Raoul Cédras age 66 - Joseph Raoul Cédras is a former military officer, and was de facto ruler of Haiti from 1991 to 1994.

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Lee Holdridge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Lee Holdridge age 73 - Lee Elwood Holdridge is a Haitian-born, American composer and orchestrator.

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Michaëlle Jean is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Michaëlle Jean age 58 - Michaëlle Jean PC CC CMM COM CD FRCPSC is a Canadian stateswoman and former journalist who is the third and current Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, ...more

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Jimmy Jean-Louis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Jimmy Jean-Louis age 47 - Jimmy Jean-Louis is a Haitian actor and model best known for his role as The Haitian on the NBC television series Heroes. Born in Pétionville, he moved to Paris at a young age to pursue a ...more

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Jean-Bertrand Aristide is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Jean-Bertrand Aristide age 62 - Jean-Bertrand Aristide is a Haitian former Catholic priest of the Salesian order and politician who served as Haiti's first democratically elected president. A proponent of liberation theology, ...more

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Fabre Geffrard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Fabre Geffrard Died at 73 (1806-1879) - Guillaume Fabre Nocolas Geffrard was a mulatto general in the Haitian army and President of Haiti from 1859 until his deposition in 1867. After collaborating in a coup to remove Faustin ...more

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Jeffrey Julmis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Jeffrey Julmis age 31 - Jeffrey Michael Julmis is a Haitian sprinter. He competed in the 110 m hurdles event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Andre Pierre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Andre Pierre age 48 - Andre Pierre, the current Democratic mayor of North Miami, Florida and an attorney, was born in Arcahaie, Haiti on March 23, 1969. After emigrating to the United States as a teenager, he ...more

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Raoul Peck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Raoul Peck age 62 - Raoul Peck is a Haitian filmmaker, of both documentary and feature films, and a political activist. Briefly, from March 1996 to September 1997, he was Haiti's Minister of Culture.

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Junior Galette is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Junior Galette age 29 - Junior Jovais Galette is an American football linebacker for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Saints in 2010. He played ...more

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Samuel Dalembert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Samuel Dalembert age 34 - Samuel Davis Dalembert is a Haitian-Canadian professional basketball player who last played for the New York Knicks of the NBA. He played college basketball at Seton Hall University. He is known ...more

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Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc Died at 89 (1756-1845) - Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc was a French royalist politician, writer and artist. He was a deputy for the Seine-et-Marne département in the French Legislative Assembly, ...more

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Daniel Fignolé is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Daniel Fignolé Died at 73 (1913-1986) - Pierre-Eustache Daniel Fignolé was a Haitian politician who became Haiti's provisional head of state for three weeks in 1957. He was one of the most influential leaders in the ...more

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Marc Bazin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Marc Bazin Died at 78 (1932-2010) - Marc Louis Bazin was a World Bank official, former United Nations functionary and Haitian Minister of Finance and Economy under the dictatorship of Jean-Claude Duvalier. He was prime minister of ...more

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Qwote is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Qwote Qwote is a club, pop, R&B, electronic and urban artist born in Haiti and based in the United States. He is an indie artist signed in 2008 to Slip-n-Slide Records in addition to Miami-based ...more

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Nissage Saget is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Nissage Saget Died at 70 (1810-1880) - Jean-Nicolas Nissage Saget succeeded Sylvain Salnave as President of Haiti in 1869. He was the first Haitian president to serve out his term of office and retire voluntarily, although his ...more

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Pierre Nord Alexis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Pierre Nord Alexis Died at 90 (1820-1910) - Pierre Nord Alexis was President of Haiti from 21 December 1902 to 2 December 1908.

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Michèle Montas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Michèle Montas age 69 - Michèle Montas is a journalist from Haiti and the former Spokesperson under UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Prior to her appointment, Montas headed the French unit of UN Radio. From ...more

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Patrick Dorismond is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Patrick Dorismond Died at 26 (1974-2000) - Patrick Moses Dorismond was a security guard and father of two children who was killed by an undercover New York City Police Department officers during the early morning of March 16, 2000.

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Joachim Alcine is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Joachim Alcine age 41 - Joachim Alcine is a Haitian-Canadian professional boxer fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, where he now resides. He is a former WBA light middleweight world champion.

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Louis-Joseph Janvier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Louis-Joseph Janvier Died at 56 (1855-1911) - Louis-Joseph Janvier was a Haitian journalist, diplomat and novelist. Born in Port-au-Prince, Janvier attended medical school in Haiti. He then moved to France to finish his education, and ...more

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Réginal Goreux is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Réginal Goreux age 28 - Réginal Goreux is a Haitian football player, who also holds Belgian nationality. He can play as defender or midfielder.

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Charlemagne Péralte is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Charlemagne Péralte Died at 33 (1886-1919) - Charlemagne Masséna Péralte was a Haitian nationalist leader who opposed the US Invasion of his country in 1915. Leading guerrilla fighters called the Cacos, he posed such a ...more

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Gabard Fénélon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Gabard Fénélon age 34 - Gabard Fénelon, is a Haitian football player, who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Saint-Léonard FC in Première Ligue de Soccer du Québec.

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Jean-Jacques Pierre is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Jean-Jacques Pierre age 34 - Jean-Jacques Pierre is a Haitian footballer currently plays for French club SM Caen.

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Dumarsais Simeus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Dumarsais Simeus age 76 - Dumarsais Mécène Siméus is a Haitian-born and U.S. naturalized businessman from Texas. Simeus returned to Haiti to be a candidate in the 2006 presidential elections.

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Arijac is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Arijac age 78 - Harry Jacques, known by the pseudonym Arijac, is a Haitian painter. He was born in Gonaïves, Haiti. After completing high school, Arijac took international correspondence courses in ...more

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Marie St. Fleur is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Marie St. Fleur age 53 - Marie P. St. Fleur is a former Massachusetts State Representative who represented the Fifth Suffolk district from 1999-2011. Her district consisted of parts of the Boston neighborhoods ...more

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Frankétienne is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Frankétienne age 81 - Frankétienne is a writer, poet, playwright, painter, musician, activist and intellectual. is recognized as one of Haiti's leading writers and playwrights of both French and Haitian ...more

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Jean René Lemoine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Jean René Lemoine age 56 - Jean René Lemoine is an actor.

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LeRoi Antoine is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Haiti
LeRoi Antoine Died at 87 (1903-1990) - LeRoi Antoine was an actor and the ex husband of Laura Bowman.

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Moise Larose is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Moise Larose age 22 - Moise Larose is an American football offensive lineman for the Maryland Terrapins.

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Adonis Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Adonis Stevenson age 39 - Stevenson Adonis is a Haitian-born Canadian professional boxer, who inverts his family name and given name, boxing as Adonis Stevenson and using the nickname "Superman". Stevenson is ...more

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Wilberne Augusmat is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Wilberne Augusmat age 21 - Wilberne Augusmat is a Haitian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Violette in the Ligue Haïtienne.

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Mackenzie Duverger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Mackenzie Duverger age 39 - Mackenzie Duverger is a Haitian football player.

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Gosder Cherilus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Gosder Cherilus age 32 - Gosder Cherilus is an American football offensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions 17th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. He ...more

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Max Jean-Gilles is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Max Jean-Gilles age 32 - Max Jean-Gilles is an American football guard for the Portland Thunder of the Arena Football League. He played college football for the University of Georgia, and received All-American honors. ...more

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André Corvington is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Haiti
André Corvington Died at 41 (1877-1918) - André Corvington was a Haitian fencer. He competed in the individual foil event at the 1900 Summer Olympics.

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Frank Cange is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Frank Cange age 23 - Frank Cange is an American Football Defensive back for Eastern Washington Eagles.

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Roody Lormera is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Roody Lormera age 33 - Roody Lormera is a Haitian football player, who plays as a striker.

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John Boulos is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Haiti
John Boulos Died at 81 (1921-2002) - John "Frenchy" Boulos is a Haitian football player, who spent most of his career in the American Soccer League and German American Soccer League. He is a member of the National Soccer

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James Edson Berto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Haiti

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Patricia Benoit is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Patricia Benoit Patricia Benoit is a film director.

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Stéphane Guillaume is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Stéphane Guillaume age 31 - Stéphane Guillaume is a Haitian footballer currently playing for Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League.