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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

    BirthplaceSaint-Marc, Haiti

    Garcelle Beauvais (French pronunciation: ​[gaʁsɛl bovɛ]: born November 26, 1966) is a Haitian...  more

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  • Jean-Claude Duvalier

    Jean-Claude Duvalier

    Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti

    Jean-Claude Duvalier (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃klod dyvalje]), nicknamed "Baby Doc" (Haitian...  more
  • Wyclef Jean

    BirthplaceCroix-des-Bouquets, Haiti

    Nel Ust Wyclef Jean (; born on October 17, 1969) is a Haitian rapper, musician and actor. At...  more

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  • François Duvalier

    François Duvalier

    Dec. at 64 (1907-1971)

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti

    François Duvalier (French pronunciation: ​[fʁɑ̃swa dyvalje]; 14 April 1907 – 21 April 1971),...  more

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  • Meta Golding


    Meta Golding (born November 2, 1971) is a Haitian-American actress....  more
  • Jean Dominique

    Dec. at 70 (1930-2000)

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti

    Jean Léopold Dominique (July 31, 1930 – April 3, 2000) was a Haitian journalist and...  more
  • Raoul Cédras

    Raoul Cédras

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceJérémie, Haiti

    Joseph Raoul Cédras (born July 9, 1949) is a Haitian former military officer who was de facto...  more
  • BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti

    Lee Elwood Holdridge (born March 3, 1944) is an American composer and orchestrator....  more
  • Michaëlle Jean

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti

    Michaëlle Jean ; born September 6, 1957) is a Canadian stateswoman and former journalist who...  more
  • Jimmy Jean-Louis

    BirthplaceHaiti, Pétionville

    Jimmy Jean-Louis (born August 8, 1968) is a Haitian-French actor and model best known for his...  more
  • Jean-Bertrand Aristide

    BirthplacePort-Salut, Haiti

    Jean-Bertrand Aristide (born 15 July 1953) is a former Haitian priest and politician who...  more
  • Fabre Geffrard

    Fabre Geffrard

    Dec. at 73 (1806-1879)

    BirthplaceAnse-à-Veau, Haiti

    Guillaume Fabre Nicolas Geffrard (September 19, 1806 – December 31, 1878) was a mulatto...  more
  • Jeffrey Julmis

    Age: 36


    Jeffrey Michael Julmis is a Haitian sprinter. He competed in the 110 m hurdles event at the...  more
  • Andre Pierre

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceArcahaie, Haiti

    Andre Pierre, the current Democratic mayor of North Miami, Florida and an attorney, was born...  more
  • Raoul Peck

    Raoul Peck

    Age: 67

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti

    Raoul Peck (born 1953) is a Haitian filmmaker, of both documentary and feature films, and a...  more
  • Junior Galette

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti

    Junior Jovais Galette (born March 27, 1988) is a Haitian-American outside linebacker who is...  more
  • Samuel Dalembert

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti

    Samuel Davis Dalembert (born May 10, 1981) is a former Haitian-Canadian professional...  more

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  • Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc

    Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc

    Dec. at 89 (1756-1845)

    BirthplaceFort-Liberté, Haiti

    Vincent-Marie Viénot de Vaublanc baron of the Empire as known as "count de Vaublanc" ' (2...  more
  • Daniel Fignolé

    Daniel Fignolé

    Dec. at 73 (1913-1986)

    BirthplacePestel, Grand'Anse, Haiti

    Pierre-Eustache Daniel Fignolé (1913–1986) was a Haitian politician who became Haiti's...  more
  • Marc Bazin

    Dec. at 78 (1932-2010)

    BirthplaceSaint-Marc, Haiti

    Marc Louis Bazin (March 6, 1932 – June 16, 2010) was a World Bank official, former United...  more
  • Qwote


    Qwote is a club, pop, R&B, electronic and urban artist born in Haiti and based in the United...  more
  • Nissage Saget

    Nissage Saget

    Dec. at 70 (1810-1880)

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti

    Jean-Nicolas Nissage Saget (1810–1880) succeeded Sylvain Salnave as President of Haiti in...  more
  • Pierre Nord Alexis

    Dec. at 90 (1820-1910)

    BirthplaceCap-Haïtien, Haiti

    Pierre Nord Alexis (2 August 1820 – 1 May 1910) was President of Haiti from 21 December 1902...  more
  • Michèle Montas

    Michèle Montas

    Age: 74

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti

    Michèle Montas (born 1946) is a journalist from Haiti and the former Spokesperson under UN...  more
  • Patrick Dorismond

    Dec. at 26 (1974-2000)


    Patrick Moses Dorismond (February 28, 1974 – March 16, 2000) was a security guard and father...  more