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

List ranges from Peewee Moke to Mils Muliaina and more.

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

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Fritz Lee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Fritz Lee age 27 - Fritz Lee is a Samoan rugby union footballer. His regular playing position is eighthman. He plays for the Chiefs in Super Rugby and Counties Manukau Steelers in the ITM Cup. He captained ...more

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Mikaele Pesamino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Mikaele Pesamino age 31 - Mikaele Pesamino is a rugby union player in the Samoa Sevens team. He was the highest point scorer in the 2009–2010 IRB Sevens World Series. Pesamino was born in Vailele on the island of Upolu ...more

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Tusi Tamasese is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Tusi Tamasese age 42 - Tusi Tamasese is a Samoan New Zealander film director. He is of high chiefly descent, of the Tupua Tamasese lineage. He came to New Zealand at the age of 18 with the intention to go to ...more

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Albert Wendt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Albert Wendt age 76 - Albert Wendt ONZ CNZM is a Samoan poet and writer who also lives in New Zealand. Among his works is Leaves of the Banyan Tree.

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Alapati Leiua is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Alapati Leiua age 27 - Alapati Leiua is a rugby union footballer who plays as a centre or wing for Wasps in the Aviva Premiership and the internationally for Samoa. On 29 April 2014, Leiua moves to England as he ...more

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Toafitu Perive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Toafitu Perive age 30 - Toafitu Perive is a Samoan weightlifter competing in the 77 kg category. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics finishing at #11.

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Olaf Keil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Olaf Keil age 81 - Olaf Keil was the founder and lead guitarist of New Zealand rock and roll group The Keil Isles, playing on their pre-1963 recordings on the TANZA and Viking record labels. He was also a custom ...more

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Iliafi Esera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Iliafi Esera Iliafi Esera is a Christian minister of the Assemblies of God movement. Pastor Iliafi is an internationally renowned speaker amongst Christian organizations. Reverend Esera is of Samoan birth ...more

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Masada Iosefa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Masada Iosefa age 27 - Masada Iosefa is a rugby league player who last played for the Manly Sea Eagles in the National Rugby League. He has previously played for the Penrith Panthers and West Tigers. His primary plays ...more

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Hugo Wulf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Hugo Wulf Hugo Wulf is a former rugby league player and father of rugby union player Rudi Wulf.

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Samani Pulepule is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Samani Pulepule Died at 90 (1923-2013) - Samani Pulepule, formally His Eminence and Most Reverend, Chief Apostle Dr. Samani Pulepule was a Samoan minister since the early 1950s in the Assemblies of God movement. Dr Pulepule was also ...more

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Rudolph Berking-Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Rudolph Berking-Williams age 37 - Rudolph Berking-Williams is a Samoan sprint canoer. He represented Samoa at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing in the K-1 500 m and K-1 1000 m events. He qualified for the semi-finals in the ...more

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Noke Tago is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Noke Tago age 24 - Noke Tago is an American football defensive lineman for the Oregon State Beavers.

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Eroni Clarke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Eroni Clarke age 46 - Eroni Clarke was a Samoan-born New Zealand rugby union player who played for Auckland, the Blues, the Highlanders and the All Blacks at international level. Clarke made 154 appearances for ...more

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Peewee Moke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Peewee Moke age 29 - Peewee Moke is a Samoan rugby league player. His position of choice is at centre.

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Willie Talau is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Willie Talau age 39 - Viliamu Talau is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who plays for English club Salford City Reds of Super League. A Samoa and New Zealand international representative ...more

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Uale Mai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Uale Mai age 37 - Uale Mai Vala is a rugby union player and plays for the country's national teams, Manu Samoa and Samoa Sevens. He is a former captain of the Samoa Sevens team which represent Samoa ...more

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Semo Sititi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Semo Sititi age 41 - Semo Sititi is a rugby union footballer in Samoa. He was born in Moto'otua.

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Aunese Curreen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Aunese Curreen age 34 - Aunese Curreen is a Samoan middle distance runner, who specialized in the 800 metres. He is currently a member of the North Harbour Bays Athletics Club in Auckland, New Zealand. Curreen ...more

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Leo Lafaiali'i is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Leo Lafaiali'i age 41 - Leo Lafaiali'i is a Samoan rugby union footballer.

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To’o Vaega is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Samoa
To’o Vaega age 51 - To'o Vaega is a retired professional rugby union footballer, best known for his long career with the Samoan national team.

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Fata Sini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Fata Sini age 49 - Fata Sini is a Samoan rugby footballer who has played professional rugby league and international rugby union. His first break was in 1995 when he signed for the Salford City Reds. He also ...more

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TJ Ioane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Samoa
TJ Ioane age 26 - TJ Ioane is a Samoan rugby union player who plays as a flanker. Domestically, he represents Otago in the ITM Cup. He made his provincial debut in 2009 and his strong performances saw him named ...more

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Iosefa Maposua is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Iosefa Maposua age 38 - Iosefa Maposua is an association footballer from Samoa. He plays as a defender and has played for three clubs as well as the Samoa national football team.

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Casey Laulala is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Casey Laulala age 33 - Casey Daniel Eti Laulala is a Samoan-born New Zealand rugby union player, currently playing for French side Racing Metro in the Top 14 and European Challenge Cup.

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Seilala Mapusua is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Seilala Mapusua age 35 - Seilala Mapusua is a Samoan rugby player currently playing with the Kubota Spears of the Japanese Top League. Prior to his move to Japan in 2011, he also had long stints with the Highlanders in ...more

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Richard Brown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Richard Brown age 50 - Richard Brown is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for nine seasons in the NFL.

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Jeff Makapelu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Jeff Makapelu age 28 - Jeff Lapana Makapelu is a Samoan rugby union footballer. A centre, he is currently playing for RC Timişoara in the Romanian Rugby Championship. He also plays for the București Wolves in the ...more

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Olo Brown is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Olo Brown age 48 - Olo Max Brown was born 24 October 1967 in Apia, Samoa. He played 56 tests at prop for the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team from 1992 to 1998, missing only two tests in his career. He suffered ...more

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Peter Maivia Jr is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Samoa
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Uati Maposua is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Uati Maposua age 39 - Uati Maposua is a Samoan weightlifter. Maposua qualified for the Samoan squad in the men's middleweight class at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens by receiving a continental berth from the ...more

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Iosefa Enari is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Iosefa Enari age 61 - Iosefa Enari was a New Zealand opera singer who was born in Samoa. The Iosefa Enari Memorial Award, presented annually by Creative New Zealand, recognises Enari's pioneering contribution to ...more

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Tofiga Fepulea'i is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Tofiga Fepulea'i Tofiga Fepulea'i is a New Zealand-based actor and comedian of Samoan descent best known as a member of the stand up comedy duo Laughing Samoans.

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Junior Michael is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Junior Michael age 45 - Junior Michael is a former association footballer from Samoa, who played as a forward during his career. Michael played for 5 clubs as well as the Samoa national football team.

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Tony Koonwaiyou is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Tony Koonwaiyou age 32 - Tony Koonwaiyou is a rugby union footballer who plays at wing, centre and fullback for the Southland Stags in the Air New Zealand Cup. He attended Mt Roskill Grammar and Kings College in ...more

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Oscar Kightley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Oscar Kightley age 48 - Oscar Vai To'elau Kightley, MNZM, a New Zealand actor, television presenter and writer, has been a resident and citizen of New Zealand for most of his life.

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Peter Maivia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Peter Maivia Died at 45 (1937-1982) - Fanene Leifi Pita Maivia, born Peter Fanene Anderson, was a Samoan professional wrestler better known as Peter Maivia. He was the maternal grandfather of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, ...more

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Tufuga Efi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Tufuga Efi age 79 - Tupua Tamasese Tupuola Tufuga Efi, also known as Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi, and formerly known as Tupuola Efi, is a Samoan political figure who became Samoa's head of state in 2007. Previously ...more

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Lia Maivia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Lia Maivia Died at 81 (1927-2008) - Ofelia "Lia" Maivia, also known as Leah Maivia, was a Samoan veteran wrestling promoter. Maivia was the wife of Samoan professional wrestler Peter Maivia and the grandmother of actor ...more

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Warren Gatland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Warren Gatland age 53 - Warren David Gatland OBE is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former player. He is the head coach of Wales, and was head coach of the British and Irish Lions for their 2013 tour of Australia. ...more

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David Tua is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Samoa
David Tua age 43 - David Tua is a former professional boxer. In a career spanning 21 years, Tua officially retired from the sport in November 2013 at the age of 39. His final fight was against heavyweight ...more

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Isaia Toeava is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Isaia Toeava age 29 - Isaia "Ice" Toeava, is a professional rugby union player from New Zealand.

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Nepo Laulala is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Nepo Laulala age 24 - Nepo Laulala is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who plays as a Prop for Canterbury in the ITM Cup. Born in 1991 in Samoa, Laulala boarded at South Auckland’s Wesley College, and after ...more

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John Schwalger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Samoa
John Schwalger age 33 - John Schwalger is a New Zealand rugby union footballer and plays at prop.

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Mahonri Schwalger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Mahonri Schwalger age 37 - Mahonri Schwalger is a Samoan professional rugby union footballer who plays in New Zealand for the Chiefs in the Super Rugby competition and for Counties Manukau in the National Provincial ...more

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Samula Anoaʻi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Samula Anoaʻi age 52 - Samula Anoaʻi is a Samoan American professional wrestler best known as one half of The Headshrinkers/Samoan Swat Team under the name Samu. His father is Afa Anoaʻi who trained Samula for his ...more

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Nankairyū Tarō is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Nankairyū Tarō age 50 - Nankairyū Tarō is a former sumo wrestler from Samoa. His highest rank was maegashira 2.

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Mils Muliaina is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Mils Muliaina age 35 - Junior Malili Muliaina, better known as Mils Muliaina, is a professional rugby union player. He plays primarily as a fullback, though he has also played as a centre and on the wing. Born in ...more

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Taito Phillip Field is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Taito Phillip Field age 64 - Taito Phillip Hans Field is a Samoan New Zealand politician. He was a Member of Parliament for South Auckland electorates from 1993 to 2008. Field was a minister outside Cabinet in a Labour-led ...more

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Afa Anoaʻi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Samoa
Afa Anoaʻi age 74 - Arthur "Afa" Anoaʻi Sr. is a Samoan American retired professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager. Since retiring in the 1990s, he has operated the World Xtreme Wrestling ...more