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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 Dec. 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 74 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 37 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
Dec. 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 74 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 74 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 72 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 46 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 41 Anthony Seeraj is a Surinamese cricket player.

Rohan Kanhai is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 83 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 36 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 27 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 33 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 76 Rupert Roopnaraine is a Guyanese writer and politician.

Chris Prasad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 43 Chris Prasad is a Costa Rican cricket player.

Albert Peters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Guyana
age 48 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 28 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 56 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 51 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 43 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
Dec. 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