Famous People From Senegal

List of famous people from Senegal, 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 Senegal, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Senegal 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 Senegal, 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 Senegal?" or "Which celebrities were born in Senegal?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Aliou Coly

    Aliou Coly

    Age: 32
    • Birthplace: Senegal
    Aliou Coly is a Senegalese footballer playing as a striker for Kristiansund in the Adeccoligaen.
  • Rama Yade
    Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Ouakam, Dakar Department, Senegal
    Rama Yade (born Mame Ramatoulaye Yade; 13 December 1976) is a Senegalese-born French politician and the author of several books. She served as the French Secretary of Human Rights from 2007 to 2009, ...more
  • Djibril Diop Mambéty
    Dec. at 53 (1945-1998)
    • Birthplace: Gueule Tapée-Fass-Colobane, Dakar Department, Senegal
    Djibril Diop Mambéty (January 1945 – July 23, 1998) was a Senegalese film director, actor, orator, composer and poet. Though he made only two feature films and five short films, they received ...more
    • Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
    Abdoul Mbaye is a Senegalese banker and politician who was Prime Minister of Senegal from April 2012 until September 2013. He is a technocrat who was appointed prime minister by President Macky Sall ...more
    • Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
    Patrick Vieira (born 23 June 1976) is a French professional football head coach and former player. He is the manager of Nice. Considered one of the best players of his generation, Vieira began his ...more
    • Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
    Clémentine Célarié is a French actress and singer.