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Famous People From Haiti

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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.
Garcelle Beauvais is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Age: 52

Birthplace: Haiti, Saint-Marc

Garcelle Beauvais (French pronunciation: ​[gaʁsɛl bovɛ]: born November 26, 1966) is a Haitian actress and former fashion model. She is best known for her roles as Francesca "Fancy" ...more

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Jean-Claude Duvalier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Jean-Claude Duvalier (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃klod dyvalje]), nicknamed "Baby Doc" (Haitian Creole: Bebe Dòk; 3 July 1951 – 4 October 2014), was a Haitian politician who was ...more
Wyclef Jean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Age: 49

Birthplace: Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti

Nel Ust Wyclef Jean (; born on October 17, 1969) is a Haitian rapper, musician and actor. At the age of nine, Jean immigrated to the United States with his family. He first achieved fame as a ...more

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François Duvalier... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Dec. at 64 (1907-1971)

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

François Duvalier (French pronunciation: ​[fʁɑ̃swa dyvalje]; 14 April 1907 – 21 April 1971), also known as Papa Doc (Daddy Doc), was the President of Haiti from 1957 to 1971. He was ...more

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Meta Golding is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Age: 47

Birthplace: Haiti

Meta Golding (born November 2, 1971) is a Haitian-American actress.
Jean Dominique is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Dec. at 70 (1930-2000)

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Jean Léopold Dominique (July 31, 1930 – April 3, 2000) was a Haitian journalist and pro-democracy activist. His station, Radio Haiti-Inter, was the first to broadcast news, investigative ...more
Raoul Cédras is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Raoul Cédras Age: 69

Birthplace: Jérémie, Haiti

Joseph Raoul Cédras (born July 9, 1949) is a Haitian former military officer who was de facto ruler of Haiti from 1991 to 1994.
Lee Holdridge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Age: 74

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Lee Elwood Holdridge (born March 3, 1944) is an American composer and orchestrator.
Michaëlle Jean is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Age: 61

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Michaëlle Jean ; born September 6, 1957) is a Canadian stateswoman and former journalist who was the third Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie from 2015 ...more
Jimmy Jean-Louis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Age: 50

Birthplace: Haiti, Pétionville

Jimmy Jean-Louis (born August 8, 1968) is a Haitian-French actor and model best known for his role as "the Haitian" on the NBC television series Heroes. Born in Pétion-Ville, he ...more
Jean-Bertrand Aristide ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Age: 65

Birthplace: Port-Salut, Haiti

Jean-Bertrand Aristide (born 15 July 1953) is a former Haitian priest and politician who became Haiti's first democratically elected president. A proponent of liberation theology, Aristide was ...more
Fabre Geffrard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Dec. at 73 (1806-1879)

Birthplace: Anse-à-Veau, Haiti

Guillaume Fabre Nicolas Geffrard (September 19, 1806 – December 31, 1878) was a mulatto general in the Haitian army and President of Haiti from 1859 until his deposition in 1867. After ...more
Jeffrey Julmis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Jeffrey Julmis Age: 35

Birthplace: Haiti

Jeffrey Michael Julmis is a Haitian sprinter. He competed in the 110 m hurdles event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Andre Pierre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Andre Pierre Age: 49

Birthplace: Arcahaie, Haiti

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
Raoul Peck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Raoul Peck Age: 66

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Raoul Peck (born 1953) is a Haitian filmmaker, of both documentary and feature films, and a political activist. From March 1996 to September 1997, he was Haiti's Minister of Culture. His film I ...more
Junior Galette is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Age: 30

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Junior Jovais Galette (born March 27, 1988) is a Haitian-American outside linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2010, ...more
Samuel Dalembert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Age: 37

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Samuel Davis Dalembert (born May 10, 1981) is a former Haitian-Canadian professional basketball player who last played for the Shanxi Zhongyu of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He ...more

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Vincent-Marie Vié... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc Dec. at 89 (1756-1845)

Birthplace: Fort-Liberté, Haiti

Vincent-Marie Viénot de Vaublanc baron of the Empire as known as "count de Vaublanc" ' (2 March 1756 – 21 August 1845) was a French royalist politician, writer and artist. He ...more
Daniel Fignolé is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Daniel Fignolé Dec. at 73 (1913-1986)

Birthplace: Pestel, Grand'Anse, Haiti

Pierre-Eustache Daniel Fignolé (1913–1986) 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
Marc Bazin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Marc Bazin Dec. at 78 (1932-2010)

Birthplace: Saint-Marc, Haiti

Marc Louis Bazin (March 6, 1932 – June 16, 2010) was a World Bank official, former United Nations functionary and Haitian Minister of Finance and Economy under the dictatorship of Jean-Claude ...more
Qwote is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Qwote

Birthplace: Haiti

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
Nissage Saget is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Nissage Saget Dec. at 70 (1810-1880)

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Jean-Nicolas Nissage Saget (1810–1880) succeeded Sylvain Salnave as President of Haiti in 1869. Coming into power by coup, Saget was the first Haitian president to serve out his term of office ...more
Pierre Nord Alexis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Pierre Nord Alexis Dec. at 90 (1820-1910)

Birthplace: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

Pierre Nord Alexis (2 August 1820 – 1 May 1910) was President of Haiti from 21 December 1902 to 2 December 1908.
Michèle Montas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Michèle Montas Age: 73

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Michèle Montas (born 1946) is a journalist from Haiti and the former Spokesperson under UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (January 1, 2007 - January 1, 2010). Prior to her appointment, ...more
Patrick Dorismond is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Patrick Dorismond Dec. at 26 (1974-2000)

Birthplace: Haiti

Patrick Moses Dorismond (February 28, 1974 – March 16, 2000) was a security guard and father of two children who was killed by undercover New York City Police Department officers during the ...more