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List of famous people from Guyana, 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 Guyana, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Guyana 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 Guyana, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List contains people like Russell J. Rickford, John Edmonstone.

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

John Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Guyana
John Cunningham Died at 77 (1885-1962) Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Henry Dacres Cunningham GCB, MVO, DL was a Royal Navy officer. A qualified senior navigator, he became Director of Plans at the Admiralty in 1930. He saw action as ...more

Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 64 Valerie Ann Amos, Baroness Amos, PC is the eighth and current UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. Before her appointment to the UN, she had been ...more

Cyril Dabydeen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 73 Cyril Dabydeen is a Guyana-born Canadian writer of Indian descent. He grew up in a sugar plantation with the sense of Indian indenture rooted in his family background. He is a cousin of the UK ...more

Rawle Marshall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 36 Rawle Junior Kalomo Marshall is a Guyanese-American professional basketball player who plays for Koroivos Amaliadas of the Greek Basket League.

Eric D. Walrond is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Died at 68 (1898-1966) Eric Derwent Walrond was an Afro-Caribbean Harlem Renaissance writer and journalist, who made a lasting contribution to literature; his work remains in print today as a classic of its era. He ...more

Clive Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 73 Clive Hubert Lloyd CBE AO is a former West Indies cricketer. In 1971 he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year. He captained the West Indies between 1974 and 1985 and oversaw their rise to ...more

Alvin Kallicharran is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 69 Alvin Isaac Kallicharran is a former West Indian batsman of Indo-Guyanese ethnicity who played from 1972 to 1981. Kallicharran was born in Georgetown, British Guiana. His brother Derek played ...more

Kojo Nnamdi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 73 Kojo Nnamdi is an American radio journalist. He is the host of The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and The Politics Hour on WAMU, and the Evening Exchange broadcast on WHUT-TV.

Jan Shinebourne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 71 Jan Lowe Shinebourne, also published as Janice Shinebourne, is a Guyanese novelist who now lives in England. Being of Chinese ancestry and from Guyana allows her to represent a shared cultural ...more

Félix Machado is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 45 Félix Machado is a Venezuelan featherweight boxer. He currently resides in Bolívar, Venezuela. He is a former IBF super flyweight champion, defeating Julio Gamboa on July 22, 2000 ...more

Anthony Seeraj is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Anthony Seeraj age 40 Anthony Seeraj is a Surinamese cricket player.

Rohan Kanhai is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 82 Rohan Bholalall Kanhai is a former Guyanese cricketer who represented the West Indies in 79 Test matches. He is widely considered as one of the best batsmen of the 1960s. Kanhai featured in ...more

Kevin Bazil is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Kevin Bazil age 35 Kevin Bazil is a Caymanian cricket player.

Gowkaran Roopnarine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 36 Gowkaran Roopnarine is a Guyana born American cricketer. A left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper, he has played for the United States national cricket team since 2005, including four List A

Niall Roberts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Niall Roberts age 26 Niall Roberts is a Guyanese swimmer. He competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Roberts came 7th in his heat. He also qualified to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and at the 2013 ...more

Devendra Bishoo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 32 Devendra Bishoo is a Guyanese and West Indian cricketer of East Indian origin. He is a leg-spinner who made his international debut playing for the West Indies cricket team in the Cricket World ...more

Rupert Roopnaraine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 75 Rupert Roopnaraine is a Guyanese writer and politician.

Chris Prasad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 42 Chris Prasad is a Costa Rican cricket player.

Albert Peters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 47 Albert Peters is a Bahamian cricket player.

Aliann Pompey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 40 Aliann Tabitha Omalara Pompey is a Guyanese sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. She has represented Guyana at the Summer Olympics on four separate occasions. She has competed at the ...more

Aubrey David is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 27 Aubrey David is a Guyanese-Trinidadian footballer who plays for Joe Public F.C.

Peter Ramsaroop is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Peter Ramsaroop age 55 Dr. Peter R. Ramsaroop is the Chairman of Vision Guyana, a social/political organization based in Guyana. He was also a Presidential Candidate for the 2011 Elections. In June 2009, He became the ...more

Narmala Shewcharan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Narmala Shewcharan age 50 Dr Narmala Shewcharan is a Guyanese-born novelist and anthropologist who lives in the UK. She holds an MA and a PhD from Brunel University. She also trained as a journalist at the University of ...more

Saheed Mohamed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Saheed Mohamed age 42 Saheed Mohamed is a Cayman Islands cricketer. A right-handed batsman and off spin bowler, he has played for the Cayman Islands national cricket team since 2004.

Mahadai Das is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Died at 49 (1954-2003) Mahadai Das was a Guyanese poet. She was born in Eccles, East Bank Demerara, Guyana, in 1954. She wrote poetry from her early school days at Bishop's High School, Georgetown. She did her first ...more

Stanley Greaves is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Stanley Greaves age 84 Stanley Greaves is a Guyanese painter and writer who is one of the Caribbean's most distinguished artists. Writing in 1995 at the time of a retrospective exhibition to celebrate Greaves's ...more

Kwesi Dickson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Kwesi Dickson age 50 Kwesi Dickson is a film producer.

Shridath Ramphal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Shridath Ramphal age 89 Sir Shridath Surendranath "Sonny" Ramphal GCMG AC ONZ OE OM OCC QC served as the second Commonwealth Secretary-General from 1975 to 1990. He previously served as the Foreign Minister ...more

Andrew Lewis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Andrew Lewis age 47 Andrew Lewis is a professional boxer in the Middleweight division and is the former WBA World Welterweight Champion.

Ramona Persaud is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Ramona Persaud age 46 Ramona Persaud is a West Indian-born, documentary film maker, photographer, writer and salesperson, who loves to travel. Persaud was born in Georgetown, Guyana. She emigrated to Ontario in ...more

Andrew Murray is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Andrew Murray Died at 31 (1971-2002) Andrew "The Eagle" Murray born in Georgetown was a Guyanese professional welter/light middle/middleweight boxer of the 1990s and 2000s who won the World Boxing Council FECARBOX ...more

Alistair Ifill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 41 Alistair Ifill is a Caymanian cricket player.

Hamilton Gilliard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Hamilton Gilliard age 42 Hamilton Gilliard is a Bahamian cricket player.

Phil Edwards is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Died at 64 (1907-1971) Philip Aaron "Phil" Edwards, MD was a Canadian and Guyanese track and field athlete who competed in middle-distance events. Nicknamed the "Man of Bronze", he was Canada's ...more

Konata Mannings is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 32 Konata Mannings is a Guyanese international football player who played for Pele FC Georgetown.

George James is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Guyana
George James George Granville Monah James was a South American historian and author, best known for his 1954 book Stolen Legacy, in which he argued that Greek philosophy originated in ancient Egypt.

Ewart A. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Ewart A. Thomas age 75 Ewart A. Thomas is a 1976 Guggenheim Fellow in Social Sciences.

Forbes Burnham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Died at 62 (1923-1985) Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham was a Guyanese political leader and leader of Guyana from 1964 until his death, as the Prime Minister from 1964 to 1980 and as President from 1980 to 1985. A ...more

Beryl Gilroy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Beryl Gilroy Died at 77 (1924-2001) Beryl Agatha Gilroy was a novelist and teacher, and "one of Britain's most significant post-war Caribbean migrants". Born in what was then British Guiana, she moved in the 1950s to the ...more

B. G Ramcharan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Guyana
B. G Ramcharan Bertrand G. Ramcharan of Guyana, a former United Nations official who once held functional diplomatic status, was elected in January 2011 President of UPR Info, a non-governmental organisation ...more

Walter Moore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Walter Moore age 33 Walter Moore is a Guyanese footballer who currently plays for FF Jaro of the Finnish Veikkausliiga.

Brenda DoHarris is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Brenda DoHarris Brenda Chester DoHarris is a writer who was born and raised in British Guiana. She is a professor of English at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland, and a graduate of Columbia University ...more

Stanley Sproston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Stanley Sproston Died at 58 (1872-1930) Stanley Winfield Sproston was a West Indian cricketer who toured with the first West Indian touring side to England in 1900 and captained the side for much of the tour in the absence of Aucher ...more

Nezam Hafiz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Nezam Hafiz Died at 32 (1969-2001) Nezam Ahmed Hafiz was a Guyanese born American cricketer. Hafiz was a right-handed middle order batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born at Rose Hall, Guyana.

Pernell Schultz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Pernell Schultz age 23 Pernell Schultz is a Guyana football player.

Lyndon Hooper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Lyndon Hooper age 51 Lyndon Hooper is a former professional Canadian soccer player and former assistant coach of the Toronto Lynx soccer team of the United Soccer Leagues First Division. He was a prominent Canadian ...more

Lance Schulters is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 40 Lance A. Schulters born May 27, 1975, is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

Sasenarine Persaud is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Sasenarine Persaud Sasenarine Persaud is an essayist, novelist, short story writer, and poet. He is the author of twelve books: nine poetry collections, two novels, and a book of short stories. His latest books ...more

N. D. Williams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Guyana
N. D. Williams age 76 N. D. Williams is a New York-based writer who was born in Guyana.

Errol Cockfield, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Guyana
Errol Cockfield, Jr. age 44 Errol A. Cockfield Jr. is the former Press Secretary to former Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer and his successor David Paterson. Cockfield also served as the Chief of Staff to the New York ...more