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Famous People From Guyana

Updated June 8, 2017 24.8k views308 items
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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.
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  • John Cunningham

    Dec. at 77 (1885-1962)

    BirthplaceDemerara, Guyana

    Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Henry Dacres Cunningham (13 April 1885 – 13 December 1962) was a Royal Navy officer. A qualified senior navigator, he became Director of Plans at the Admiralty in 1930....  more
  • BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    Valerie Ann Amos, Baroness Amos, (born 13 March 1954) is a British Labour Party politician and diplomat who served as the eighth UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency...  more
  • BirthplaceGuyana

    Cyril Dabydeen is a Guyana-born Canadian writer of Indian descent. He grew up in Rose Hall sugar plantation in Berbice with the sense of Indian indenture rooted in his family background (he lived...  more
  • Rawle Marshall

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    Rawle Junior Kalomo Marshall (born February 20, 1982) is a Guyanese-American professional basketball player who last played for Shahrdari Gorgan of the Iranian Super League....  more
  • Eric D. Walrond

    Dec. at 67 (1898-1966)

    BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    Eric Derwent Walrond (18 December 1898 – 8 August 1966) was an Afro-Caribbean Harlem Renaissance writer and journalist. Born in Georgetown, Guyana (British Guiana), the son of a Barbadian mother and...  more
  • BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    Clive Hubert Lloyd (born 31 August 1944) 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...  more
  • BirthplaceGuyana

    Alvin Isaac Kallicharran (born 21 March 1949) is a former cricketer of Indo-Guyanese ethnicity who played Test cricket for the West Indies between 1972 and 1981. Kallicharran was born in Georgetown,...  more
  • BirthplaceGuyana

    Rex Orville Montague Paul (born January 8, 1945), better known as Kojo Nnamdi, is a Guyanese-born American radio journalist based in Washington, D. C.. He is the host of The Kojo Nnamdi Show and The...  more
  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Americas, Guyana

    Jan Lowe Shinebourne (born 1947), also published as Janice Shinebourne, is a Guyanese novelist who now lives in England. In a unique position to be able to provide an insight into multicultural...  more
  • BirthplaceGuyana

    Félix Machado (born August 22, 1972 in Guyana) is a Venezuelan featherweight boxer. He currently resides in Bolívar, Venezuela. He is a former IBF super flyweight champion, defeating Julio Gamboa on...  more
  • Anthony Seeraj

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceGuyana

    Anthony Seeraj is a Surinamese cricket player....
  • BirthplacePort Mourant, Guyana

    Rohan Bholalall Kanhai (born 26 December 1935) is a former Guyanese cricketer of Indian origin who represented the West Indies in 79 Test matches. He is widely considered to be one of the best...  more
  • Kevin Bazil

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceLinden, Guyana

    Kevin Bazil is a Caymanian cricket player....
  • BirthplaceGuyana

    Gowkaran Roopnarine (born 24 February 1982) 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,...  more
  • Niall Roberts

    Age: 30

    BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    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 World...  more
  • BirthplaceNew Amsterdam, Guyana

    Devendra Bishoo (born 6 November 1985) is a Guyanese cricketer, who plays all formats of the game for West Indies. He is a leg-spinner who made his international debut for the West Indies in the 2011...  more
  • BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    Rupert Roopnaraine (born 31 January 1943) is a Guyanese cricketer, writer, and politician....  more
  • BirthplaceGuyana

    Chris Prasad is a Costa Rican cricket player....  more
  • BirthplaceGuyana

    Albert Peters is a Bahamian cricket player....  more
  • BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    Aliann Tabitha Omalara Pompey (born 9 March 1978) is a Guyanese sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. She has represented Guyana at the Summer Olympics on four separate occasions (2000, 2004,...  more
  • BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    Aubrey David is a Guyanese-Trinidadian footballer who plays for Joe Public F.C....  more
  • Peter Ramsaroop

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceGuyana

    Peter R. Ramsaroop (born 20 June 1962) is a Guyanese entrepreneur, author, and politician. He also serves as the chairman of Vision Guyana, a social/political non-profit organization based in Guyana....  more
  • Narmala Shewcharan

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceGuyana

    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 Guyana....  more
  • Saheed Mohamed

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana, Georgetown

    Saheed Mohamed (born 6 February 1976) 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....  more
  • 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 The Bishops' High School, Georgetown. She did her first...  more