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The Caribbean is a beautiful, tropical grouping of over 700 islands, islets, cays, and reefs, and is broken up into 30 territories. The clear, blue waters surrounding these islands are full of tropical fish and sea life. Several famous actors, athletes and musicians are of Caribbean descent. Some of these celebrities were born in Jamaica, while others were born in Barbados. Some of the famous people of Caribbean descent on this list may even surprise you.

Who is the most famous person of Caribbean descent? Beyonce tops our list. Beyonce's father is Bahamian. Rihanna was born in Barbados. Nia Long is of Afro-Caribbean descent on her mother and father's side. Stacey Dash is of Mexican and Barbadian descent.

Several famous men are also of Caribbean descent. Denzel Washington is reportedly Bajan. Kelsey Grammer was born on St. Thomas. LL Cool J is of Afro-Barbadian descent. Lenny Kravitz's grandmother was Bahamian. Wentworth Miller is of Afro-Jamaican descent on his father's side.

Are you surprised that so many famous people come from a Caribbean ancestry? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 51 Famous Celebrities of Caribbean Descent
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Rihanna was born in Barbados.

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Age: 29

Birthplace: Saint Michael Parish, Barbados

Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Actor, Music artist, Singer

Credits: The Hangover, Wreck-It Ralph, 21, I Love You, Man

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Kelsey Grammer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 51 Famous Celebrities of Caribbean Descent
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Kelsey Grammer was born on St. Thomas.

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands

Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: Cheers, Toy Story 2, Anastasia, Transformers: Age of Extinction

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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 51 Famous Celebrities of Caribbean Descent
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Nicki Minaj was born in Trinidad.

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago

Profession: Rapper, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer, + more

Credits: Ice Age: Continental Drift, Despicable Me 2, The Hangover Part II, Pitch Perfect

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#49 on The Best Current Female Singers

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Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 51 Famous Celebrities of Caribbean Descent
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Bob Marley is Jamaican.

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Age: Died at 36 (1945-1981)

Birthplace: Nine Mile, Jamaica, Jamaica

Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer

Credits: In the Name of the Father, La Haine, Shark Tale, I Am Legend

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#75 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#38 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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