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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
Garcelle Beauvais is a Haitian-American actress and former fashion model. She is best known for her roles as Francesca "Fancy" Monroe on The WB television sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show, ...more
Jean-Claude Duvalier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)
Jean-Claude Duvalier, nicknamed "Bébé Doc" or "Baby Doc", was the President of Haiti from 1971 until his overthrow by a popular uprising in 1986. He succeeded ...more
Wyclef Jean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Haiti
age 49
Wyclef Jeanelle Jean is a Haitian rapper, musician, actor, and politician. At the age of nine, Jean moved to the United States with his family and has spent much of his life in the country. He ...more
François Duvalier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Dec. at 64 (1907-1971)
François Duvalier, also known as ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier, was the President of Haiti from 1957 to 1971. He opposed a military coup d'état in 1950 and was elected as President in 1957 ...more
Meta Golding is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Haiti
age 47
Meta Golding is a Haitian-American actress. Golding was raised in several countries. Besides the United States, Golding also lived in India, Haiti, France and Italy. During her years in Italy, ...more
Jean Dominique is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Dec. at 70 (1930-2000)
Jean Léopold Dominique was a Haitian journalist who spoke out against successive dictatorships. He was one of the first people in Haiti to broadcast in Haitian Creole, the language spoken ...more
Raoul Cédras is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Raoul Cédras age 69
Joseph Raoul Cédras is a former military officer, and 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
Lee Elwood Holdridge is a Haitian-born, American composer and orchestrator.
Michaëlle Jean is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Haiti
age 61
Michaëlle Jean PC CC CMM COM CD FRCPSC is a Canadian stateswoman and former journalist who is the third and current Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, ...more
Jimmy Jean-Louis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Haiti
age 50
Jimmy Jean-Louis is a Haitian actor and model best known for his role as The Haitian on the NBC television series Heroes. Born in Pétionville, he moved to Paris at a young age to pursue a ...more
Jean-Bertrand Aristide is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Haiti
age 65
Jean-Bertrand Aristide is a Haitian former Catholic priest of the Salesian order and politician who served as Haiti's first democratically elected president. A proponent of liberation theology, ...more
Fabre Geffrard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Dec. at 73 (1806-1879)
Guillaume Fabre Nocolas Geffrard was a mulatto general in the Haitian army and President of Haiti from 1859 until his deposition in 1867. After collaborating in a coup to remove Faustin ...more
Jeffrey Julmis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Jeffrey Julmis age 35
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
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
Raoul Peck is a Haitian filmmaker, of both documentary and feature films, and a political activist. Briefly, from March 1996 to September 1997, he was Haiti's Minister of Culture.
Junior Galette is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Haiti
age 27
Junior Jovais Galette is an American football linebacker for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Saints in 2010. He played ...more
Samuel Dalembert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Haiti
age 37
Samuel Davis Dalembert is a Haitian-Canadian professional basketball player who last played for the New York Knicks of the NBA. He played college basketball at Seton Hall University. He is known ...more
Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc Dec. at 89 (1756-1845)
Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc was a French royalist politician, writer and artist. He was a deputy for the Seine-et-Marne département in the French Legislative Assembly, ...more
Daniel Fignolé is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Dec. at 73 (1913-1986)
Pierre-Eustache Daniel Fignolé 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)
Marc Louis Bazin was a World Bank official, former United Nations functionary and Haitian Minister of Finance and Economy under the dictatorship of Jean-Claude Duvalier. He was prime minister of ...more
Qwote is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Qwote
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)
Jean-Nicolas Nissage Saget succeeded Sylvain Salnave as President of Haiti in 1869. He was the first Haitian president to serve out his term of office and retire voluntarily, although his ...more
Pierre Nord Alexis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Pierre Nord Alexis Dec. at 90 (1820-1910)
Pierre Nord Alexis 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
Michèle Montas is a journalist from Haiti and the former Spokesperson under UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Prior to her appointment, Montas headed the French unit of UN Radio. From ...more
Patrick Dorismond is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Haiti
Patrick Dorismond Dec. at 26 (1974-2000)
Patrick Moses Dorismond was a security guard and father of two children who was killed by an undercover New York City Police Department officers during the early morning of March 16, 2000.