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

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Tarita Virtue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Tarita Virtue age 48 - Tarita Virtue is a Trinidadian-American private detective/investigator and model.

Stokely Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Stokely Carmichael Died at 57 (1941-1998) - Kwame Touré, once known as Stokely Carmichael, was a Trinidadian-American revolutionary active in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and later, the global Pan-African movement. Growing up ...more

Pete de Freitas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Pete de Freitas Died at 28 (1961-1989) - Peter Louis Vincent de Freitas was a musician and producer. He was the drummer in Echo & the Bunnymen, and performed on their first five albums. De Freitas was born in Port of Spain, ...more

Shannon Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Shannon Gabriel age 29 - Shannon Terry Gabriel is a West Indies cricketer. He is a fast-bowler. He became a key member of the Trinidad and Tobago's attack quickly after his debut in 2010. Following a neck injury to Ravi ...more

Dionne Brand is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Dionne Brand age 65 - Dionne Brand is a Canadian poet, novelist, essayist and documentarian. She was Toronto's third Poet Laureate from September 2009 to November 2012.

Samuel Badree is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Samuel Badree age 37 - Samuel Badree is a Trinidadian cricketer who plays as a leg spin bowler. He has been playing domestic cricket for Trinidad and Tobago since February 2001. He made his Twenty20 International ...more

Alice Dalgliesh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Alice Dalgliesh Died at 86 (1893-1979) - Alice Dalgliesh was a naturalized American author and publisher who wrote more than 40 fiction and non-fiction books, mainly for children. She has been called "a pioneer in the field of ...more

George Maxwell Richards is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
George Maxwell Richards age 86 - George Maxwell Richards, TC, CM was the fourth President of Trinidad and Tobago, in office from 2003 to 2013. A chemical engineer by training, Richards was Principal of the St. Augustine campus ...more

Ian Hanomansing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Ian Hanomansing age 57 - Ian Harvey Hanomansing is a Canadian television journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He currently reports for CBC Television's nightly newscast, The National. He is married and ...more

Eric Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Eric Williams Died at 70 (1911-1981) - Eric Eustace Williams served as the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. He served as prime minister from 1962 until his death in 1981. He was also a noted Caribbean historian, and is ...more

Floella Benjamin, Baroness Ben... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Floella Benjamin, Baroness Benjamin age 68 - Floella Benjamin, Baroness Benjamin, OBE, DL is a British actress, author, television presenter, singer, businesswoman and politician. She is known as presenter of children's programmes such as ...more

A. N. R. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
A. N. R. Robinson Died at 88 (1926-2014) - Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson SC, OCC, TC was the third President of Trinidad and Tobago, serving from 19 March 1997 to 17 March 2003. He was also Trinidad and Tobago's third Prime Minister, ...more

Winifred Atwell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Winifred Atwell Died at 69 (1914-1983) - Una Winifred Atwell was a Trinidadian pianist who enjoyed great popularity in Britain and Australia from the 1950s with a series of boogie-woogie and ragtime hits, selling over 20 million ...more

Earl Lovelace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Earl Lovelace age 82 - Earl Lovelace is an award-winning Trinidadian novelist, journalist, playwright, and short story writer. He is particularly recognized for his descriptive, dramatic fiction on Trinidadian ...more

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Heather Headley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Heather Headley age 43 - Heather Headley is a Trinidadian-American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She has won a Tony Award, a Grammy Award, and a Drama Desk Award, and she has been nominated for a ...more

Janine Fung is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Janine Fung age 46 - Janine Fung is a film director, editor and cinematographer.

Aki Aleong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Aki Aleong age 83 - Assing "Aki" Aleong is an American character actor and singer who has also been active in songwriting and musical production. His first important role was in the 1957 movie, No Down ...more

Robin Singh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Robin Singh age 54 - Rabindra Ramanarayan "Robin" Singh is a former cricketer who played as an all-rounder for India, especially in Limited Overs Internationals. He is currently the coach of Indian Premier ...more

John La Rose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
John La Rose Died at 79 (1927-2006) - John La Rose was a political and cultural activist, poet, writer, publisher, and Chairman of the George Padmore Institute. He was originally from Trinidad but was involved in the struggle for ...more

David Rudder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
David Rudder age 64 - David Michael Rudder is a calypsonian from Trinidad.

Imran Nazar Hosein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Imran Nazar Hosein age 76 - Sheikh Imran Nazar Hosein is an Islamic scholar, author and philosopher specialising in Islamic eschatology, world politics, economics, and modern socio-economic/political issues. He is the ...more

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Hazel Scott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Hazel Scott Died at 61 (1920-1981) - Hazel Dorothy Scott was an internationally known, American jazz and classical pianist and singer; she also performed as herself in several films. She was prominent as a jazz singer throughout ...more

Trevor McDonald is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Trevor McDonald age 78 - Sir Trevor McDonald OBE is a Trinidadian-British newsreader and journalist, best known for his career as a news presenter with ITN. McDonald was knighted in 1999 for his services to journalism.

Edwin St Hill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Edwin St Hill Died at 53 (1904-1957) - ourced gossip Edwin Lloyd St Hill was a Trinidadian cricketer who played two Test matches for the West Indies in 1930. His brothers, Wilton and Cyl, also played for Trinidad; in addition, the ...more

Gus Logie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Gus Logie age 57 - Augustine Lawrence Logie is a former West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago cricketer and is currently an international cricket coach. Logie played in the dominant West Indies team of the 1980s as ...more

Anthony Nesty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Anthony Nesty age 50 - Anthony Conrad Nesty is a former competition swimmer from Suriname who was an Olympic gold medalist in the 100-metre butterfly event in 1988.

Phil Simmons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Phil Simmons age 54 - Philip Verant Simmons is the coach of the West Indies cricket team and a former all-round cricketer who played as an opening batsman a useful bowler and a slip fielder.

Steven Springer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Steven Springer Died at 61 (1951-2012) - Steven Springer was an American guitarist and songwriter known for his innovative smooth soft touch guitar style. He was best known for being a member of the Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band and for ...more

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Charles Roach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Charles Roach Died at 79 (1933-2012) - Charles Conliff Mende Roach was a Canadian civil rights lawyer and an activist in the Black community in Toronto.

Kamla Persad-Bissessar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Kamla Persad-Bissessar age 65 - Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC, MP is the seventh Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the sixth person to hold this position. Inaugurated on 26 May 2010, she is the country's first ...more

Fitz Vanderpool is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Fitz Vanderpool age 50 - Fitzroy "Fitz The Whip" Vanderpool is a Canadian professional boxer who currently holds the Canada Boxing Authority Middleweight title. Known as Fitz The Whip. Vanderpool moved to ...more

Jehue Gordon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Jehue Gordon age 26 - Jehue Gordon is a Trinidadian track and field athlete who specialises in the 400 metres hurdles. He turned professional on June 24, 2010, and signed a deal with Adidas in August 2010. He began ...more

Ravi Rampaul is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Ravi Rampaul age 33 - Ravindranath Rampaul is a West Indian cricketer. He is the first quick bowler of Indian descent to represent West Indies at international level, playing Tests, One Day Internationals and ...more

Mikel Thomas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Mikel Thomas age 30 - Mikel Thomas is a track and field athlete.

Winston Dookeran is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Winston Dookeran age 74 - Winston Chandarbhan Dookeran is a Trinidad and Tobago politician and economist. He currently serves as Political Leader of the Congress of the People. His term ends on 3 July 2011 when internal ...more

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Neil Bissoondath is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Neil Bissoondath age 62 - Neil Devindra Bissoondath is a Canadian author who lives in Quebec city, Quebec, Canada. He is a noted writer of fiction, and also an outspoken critic of Canada's system of multiculturalism. He ...more

Darrem Charles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Darrem Charles age 48 - Darrem Charles is a retired IFBB professional bodybuilder. Darrem Charles' first competition was in 1989 when he competed in the IFBB World Amateur Championships, where he placed 5th in the ...more

Lendl Simmons is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Lendl Simmons age 33 - Lendl Mark Platter Simmons is a West Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman, an occasional right-arm medium pace bowler and a part-time wicket-keeper. A prominent junior cricketer, he ...more

Machel Montano is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Machel Montano age 43 - Machel Montano is a Trinidadian soca singer, record producer and songwriter. He is the front-man of the soca band The HD Family, and is noted for his high energy, fast-paced, and often ...more

Daren Ganga is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Daren Ganga age 39 - Daren Ganga is a West Indian cricketer of East Indian descent. He is a right-handed top order batsman and part-time right-arm offbreak bowler. After debuting as a 19-year old he has found ...more

Rayad Emrit is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Rayad Emrit age 37 - Rayad Ryan Emrit is a West Indian cricketer. An allrounder who is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast seamer, Emrit represents Trinidad and Tobago in West Indian domestic cricket. ...more

Ellis Clarke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Ellis Clarke Died at 93 (1917-2010) - Sir Ellis Emmanuel Innocent Clarke, TC, GCMG was the second and last Governor-General of Trinidad and Tobago and the first President of Trinidad and Tobago. He was one of the main architects of ...more

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Nadine Ramkisson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Nadine Ramkisson Nadine Ramkisson is a Trinidadian born television host. Ramkisson worked in MuchMusic, on the show Electric Circus, starting out as a dancer and eventually becoming the show's host from 2000 to ...more

Jason Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Jason Mohammed age 31 - Jason Nazimuddin Mohammed is a West Indian cricketer who plays first-class and List A cricket for Trinidad and Tobago.

Emile Ramsammy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Emile Ramsammy age 55 - Emile Ramsammy is a Canadian thoroughbred horse racing Champion jockey. He had more than 500 victories racing in the Caribbean before emigrating to Canada in the early 1990s. Ramsammy has won a ...more

Natalie Venetia Belcon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Natalie Venetia Belcon age 48 - Natalie Venetia Belcon is a Trinidad-born American actress and singer. She is best known for originating the role of former child television star Gary Coleman in the Tony Award-winning Broadway ...more

Nick Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Nick Benjamin Died at 46 (1961-2007) - Nick Benjamin was an offensive lineman with the Ottawa Rough Riders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1985 to 1993.

Stephen Hadeed Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Stephen Hadeed Jr. age 33 - Stephen Hadeed Jr. appeared in the 2010 film Step Up 3D.

Richard Goddard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Richard Goddard age 40 - Richard Anthony Goddard is a former Trinidad and Tobago football goalkeeper who last played for the Vancouver Whitecaps. His stints as a football coach includes Senior Development and Goalkeeper ...more

Claire Harris is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Claire Harris age 80 - Claire Harris is a Canadian poet who lives in Calgary, Alberta. Her 1992 collection, Drawing Down a Daughter, was nominated for a Governor General's Award.