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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.

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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.

Will Genia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Will Genia age 29 - Will Genia is a Papua New Guinean-born, Australian professional rugby union player. He plays scrum-half for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition. He also plays for the Wallabies in ...more

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Ben Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Ben Wyatt age 43 - Benjamin Sana "Ben" Wyatt 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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Steven Kari age 22 - Steven Kari is a Papua New Guineaan weightlifter competing in the men's 85 kg and later 94 kg category.

Hitolo Areni is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Hitolo Areni age 35 - Hitolo Areni 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.

Jokema (Honlly Isaac) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Jokema (Honlly Isaac)

John Laws is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
John Laws age 80 - Richard John Sinclair "John" Laws, CBE, an Australian radio presenter, sometimes known as Lawsie, was from the 1970s until his retirement in 2007, the host of a hugely successful ...more

Andrew McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Andrew McIntosh age 35 - 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 ...more

Geraint Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Geraint Jones age 39 - Geraint Owen Jones MBE is a Papua New Guinean-born, Australian-raised English cricketer of Welsh descent. Until August 2006 he was the first-choice wicketkeeper for England in both Test and ...more

Jack Vare is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Jack Vare age 29 - 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 ...more

Neville Costigan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Neville Costigan age 30 - Neville Costigan is a professional rugby league footballer. A Papua New Guinea national and Queensland State of Origin representative forward, he previously played in Australia's National Rugby ...more

Andrew Lepani is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Andrew Lepani age 36 - 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 ...more

Mahuru Dai is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Mahuru Dai age 31 - Mahuru Douglas Dai 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 2005.

Peta Seaton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Peta Seaton age 57 - Peta Luise Seaton, a former Australian politician, was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Southern Highlands for the Liberal Party of Australia from 1996 until her ...more

Chris Amini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Chris Amini age 31 - 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 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Aidan Toua age 27 - 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

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Kila Pala is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Kila Pala age 29 - 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 ...more

Jason Kila is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Jason Kila age 25 - 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 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Asad Vala age 28 - Assadollah "Assad" Vala is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. A left-handed batsman and off spin bowler, he has played for the Papua New Guinea national cricket team since 2005.

Jonathan Duncan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Jonathan Duncan age 34 - Jonathan Duncan 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 onto complete a bachelor of business ...more

Cyril Muta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Cyril Muta age 28 - Cyril Muta is a Papua New Guinean soccer player who plays for Eastern Stars.

Eric Komeng is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Eric Komeng age 31 - Eric Komeng is a Papua New Guinean footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for PRK Hekari United.

Ian Yanum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Ian Yanum age 32 - Ian Yanum is a Papua New Guinean footballer who plays for Hekari United.

Felix Bondaluk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Felix Bondaluk age 29 - Felix Bondaluk is a Papua New Guinean soccer player who plays for University Inter.

Jeremy Yasasa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Jeremy Yasasa age 30 - Jeremy Yasasa is a Papua New Guinean footballer who plays as a defender.

George Slefendorfas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
George Slefendorfas age 32 - George Slefendorfas is a Papua New Guinean born Australian association footballer, who currently plays for Waitakere United in the New Zealand ASB Premiership. He is of Lithuanian and Papua New ...more

Peter Moide is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Peter Moide age 41 - Peter Moide is a Papua New Guinean cricketer who has played for the Papua New Guinea national cricket team in two tournaments - the 1998 ACC Trophy and the 2005 ICC Trophy, where he played his ...more

Joseph Pombo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Joseph Pombo age 32 - Joseph Pombo is a rugby league player who currently plays for the Halswell Hornets in the Canterbury Rugby League. He is a Papua New Guinea international.

Kauna Vagi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Kauna Vagi age 39 - Kauna Vagi is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler, he played for the Papua New Guinea national cricket team in the repêchage tournament ...more

Raymond Haoda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Raymond Haoda age 24 - Raymond Charles Haoda is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Haoda is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium-fast. He was born in Port Moresby. Having played age group cricket for Papua ...more

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Tony Ura is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Tony Ura age 26 - Tony Ura is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Ura is a right-handed batsman who fields as a wicket-keeper. Having played age group cricket for Papua New Guinea Under-19s in the 2008 Under-19 World ...more

Willie Gavera is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Willie Gavera age 27 - Willie Toua Gavera is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Gavera is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium-fast. He was born in Port Moresby. Having played age group cricket for Papua New ...more

Vani Morea is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Vani Morea age 22 - Vani Vagi Morea is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Morea is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace. He was born in Port Moresby. Morea made his debut for Papua New Guinea in the ...more

Blasius To Una is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Blasius To Una age 90 - Blasius To Una was a musician from Papua New Guinea. He composed hymns in his language Kuanua. He has been described as "probably the first Papua New Guinean music personality to receive ...more

Tuiyo Evei is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Tuiyo Evei Tuiyo Evei was a Papua New Guinean rugby league player who represented his country in the 1995 World Cup.

Ben Biri is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Ben Biri Ben Biri is a Papua New Guinean rugby league player who represented his country in the 1995 World Cup.

Elias Paiyo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Elias Paiyo Elias Paiyo is a Papua New Guinean rugby league player who represented his country in the 1995 and 2000 World Cups.

David Buko is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
David Buko age 43 - David Buko was a Papua New Guinean rugby league player who represented his country in the 1995 and 2000 World Cups.

Mark Mom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Mark Mom age 41 - Mark Mom is a Papua New Guinean rugby league player who represented his country in the 2000 World Cup.

Max Tiri is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Max Tiri Max Tiri is a Papua New Guinean rugby league player who represented his country in the 1995 World Cup.

Joe Tokam is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Joe Tokam Joe Tokam is a Papua New Guinean rugby league coach and administrator who coached his country in the 1995 World Cup.

David Reeka is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
David Reeka David Reeka is a Papua New Guinean rugby league player who represented his country in the 1995 World Cup. He played in one match at the tournament, coming off the bench against Tonga. Reeka ...more

Jeremy Callaghan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Jeremy Callaghan age 48 - Jeremy Callaghan is an Australian actor whose portrayal of the cute and shy Constable Brian Morley on the popular TV drama Police Rescue ensured international attention. Callaghan is also well ...more

David Gill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
David Gill Died at 69 (1928-1997) - David Gill was a film historian, ballet dancer, screenwriter, film and TV director and film and TV producer.

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Kent Mesplay is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Kent Mesplay age 54

Kelly Jampu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Kelly Jampu age 29 - Kelly Jampu is a Papua New Guinean soccer player who plays for University Inter.

Michael Foster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Michael Foster age 30 - Michael Foster is a Papua New Guinean footballer who plays for Eastern Stars FC.

Samuel Kini is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Samuel Kini age 28 - Samuel Kini is a Papua New Guinean soccer player who plays for Hekari United.

Koriak Upaiga is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Koriak Upaiga age 28 - Koriak Upaiga is a Papua New Guinean soccer player who plays for Hekari United.

David Muta is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
David Muta age 28 - David Muta is a Papua New Guinean soccer player who plays for Hekari United.

Nathaniel Lepani is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Papua New Guinea
Nathaniel Lepani age 33 - Nathaniel Lepani is a footballer from Papua New Guinea. Lepani plays as a forward for Australian side Edge Hill United at club level; he has represented Papua New Guinea national football team ...more