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Famous People From Papua New Guinea

Updated October 15, 2019 21.3k views156 items

List of famous people from Papua New Guinea, 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 Papua New Guinea, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Papua New Guinea 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 Papua New Guinea, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

The list you're viewing is made up of people like David Mead and Hitolo Areni.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Papua New Guinea?" or "Which celebrities were born in Papua New Guinea?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Will Genia

    Age: 32

    BirthplacePort Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Sanchez William Genia (born 17 January 1988) is an Australian rugby union player. He plays scrum-half for the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby and for Australia. Genia made his debut for Australia in...  more
  • James Marape

    Age: age 48

    James Marape (born 24 April 1971) is a Papua New Guinean politician serving as the 8th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea since May 2019. He has been a member of the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea since July 2007, representing the electorate of Tari-Pori Open in Hela Province in the highlands.

  • Ben Wyatt

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceWewak, Papua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Benjamin Sana Wyatt (born 1 April 1974) is an Australian politician who is the current Labor Party member for the seat of Victoria Park in the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia. Born in...  more
  • Steven Kari

    Age: 27

    BirthplacePort Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Steven Kari is a Papua New Guineaan weightlifter competing in the men's 85 kg and later 94 kg category....  more
  • BirthplacePort Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Hitolo Areni (born 31 August 1980) is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, he has played for the Papua New Guinea national cricket team since 2005. ...  more
  • Jokema (Honlly Isaac)

  • John Laws

    Age: 85

    BirthplaceWau, Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Richard John Sinclair Laws, CBE (born 8 August 1935), also known as Lawsie, was from the 1970s until his retirement in 2007, the host of an Australian morning radio program combining music with...  more
  • BirthplaceMadang, Papua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Andrew McIntosh is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. McIntosh is a right-handed batsman who bowls leg break. He was born in Madang, Madang Province. McIntosh made his debut for Papua New Guinea in the...  more
  • BirthplaceKundiawa, Papua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Geraint Owen Jones (born 14 July 1976) is a former English cricketer who played for both England and Papua New Guinea. Born to Welsh parents in Papua New Guinea. From 2004 until 2006 he was the...  more
  • Jack Vare

    Age: 34

    BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Jack Vare-Kevere is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Vare is a right-handed batsman who fields as a wicket-keeper. Having played age group cricket for Papua New Guinea Under-19s in the 2004 Under-19...  more
  • BirthplaceRabaul, Papua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Neville Costigan (born 16 March 1985) is a former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 2000s and 2010s. A Papua New Guinea international and Queensland State of Origin...  more
  • Andrew Lepani

    Age: 41

    BirthplacePort Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Andrew Lepani in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea is a footballer who plays as a Midfielder. He has played for PS United Port Moresby and Cosmos Port Moresby. He currently plays for Hekari United in...  more
  • Mahuru Dai

    Age: 36

    BirthplacePort Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Mahuru Douglas Dai (born 30 May 1984) is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler, he has played for the Papua New Guinea national cricket team since...  more
  • Peta Seaton

    Age: 60

    BirthplacePort Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    GenderFemale

    Peta Luise Seaton (born 9 October 1959), a former Australian politician, was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Southern Highlands for the Liberal Party from 1996...  more
  • BirthplacePort Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Christopher Ralai Amini, usually known as Chris Amini, is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler, he has played for the Papua New Guinea national...  more
  • Aidan Toua

    Age: 30

    BirthplacePort Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Aidan Toua is a rugby union player for the Queensland Reds. He was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School. In February 2013, Toua was named to start at fullback for the Reds against the...  more
  • Kila Pala

    Age: 34

    BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Kila Pala is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Pala is a left-handed batsman who bowls left-arm medium pace and who occasionally fields as a wicket-keeper. Having played age group cricket for Papua New...  more
  • Jason Kila

    Age: 30

    BirthplacePort Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Jason Kila is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Kila is a left-handed batsman who bowls slow left-arm orthodox. He was born in Port Moresby. Having played age group cricket for Papua New Guinea...  more
  • Asad Vala

    Age: 33

    BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Assad Vala (born 5 August 1987) is a Papua New Guinean cricketer and the captain of the national side. A left-handed batsman and off spin bowler, he has played for the Papua New Guinea national...  more
  • Jonathan Duncan

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceLae, Papua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Jonathan Duncan (born 16 May 1982 in Lae, Papua New Guinea) is a swimmer from New Zealand, who competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, in the 200, 400 and 1500m freestyle. Duncan then went on...  more
  • Cyril Muta

    Age: 32

    BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Cyril Muta is a Papua New Guinean soccer player who plays for Eastern Stars....  more
  • Eric Komeng

    Age: 36

    BirthplacePort Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Eric Komeng is a Papua New Guinean footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for PRK Hekari United....  more
  • Ian Yanum

    Age: 37

    BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Ian Yanum is a Papua New Guinean footballer who plays for Hekari United....
  • Felix Bondaluk

    Age: 33

    BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Felix Bondaluk is a Papua New Guinean soccer player who plays for University Inter....  more
  • Jeremy Yasasa

    Age: 35

    BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    GenderMale

    Jeremy Yasasa is a Papua New Guinean footballer who plays as a defender....  more