READ

Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago

Reference
Updated June 8, 2017 22.1k views 692 items

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.

The list you're viewing has a variety of people in it, like Anthony Joseph and Phil Simmons.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Trinidad and Tobago?" or "Which celebrities were born in Trinidad and Tobago?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Tarita Virtue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Age: 49

Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Tarita Virtue (born February 16, 1970) 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
Dec. at 57 (1941-1998)

Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Kwame Ture (; born Stokely Standiford Churchill Carmichael, June 29, 1941 – November 15, 1998) was a prominent American socialist organizer in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States and ...more
Pete de Freitas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Dec. at 28 (1961-1989)

Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Peter Louis Vincent de Freitas (2 August 1961 – 14 June 1989) was an English musician and producer. He was the drummer in Echo & the Bunnymen, and performed on their first five albums. De ...more
Shannon Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Shannon Gabriel Age: 30

Birthplace: Southern Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, North America, Caribbean Sea, Americas, + more

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
Age: 66

Birthplace: Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

Dionne Brand (born 7 January 1953) is a Canadian poet, novelist, essayist and documentarian. She was Toronto's third Poet Laureate from September 2009 to November 2012. She was admitted to the ...more
Samuel Badree is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Samuel Badree Age: 37

Birthplace: Southern Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, North America, Caribbean Sea, Americas, + more

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
Dec. at 86 (1893-1979)

Birthplace: Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

Alice Dalgliesh (October 7, 1893 – June 11, 1979) was a naturalized American author and publisher who wrote more than 40 fiction and non-fiction books, mainly for children. She has been called ...more
George Maxwell Richards ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Age: 87

Birthplace: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

George Maxwell Richards, (1 December 1931 – 8 January 2018), was a Trinidadian and Tobagonian politician who served as the fourth President of Trinidad and Tobago, in office from 2003 to 2013. ...more
Ian Hanomansing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Age: 58

Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Ian Harvey Hanomansing (born 1961) is a Canadian television journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). He formerly hosted CBC News Network Vancouver on CBC News Network, and ...more
Eric Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Dec. at 70 (1911-1981)

Birthplace: Southern Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Caribbean Sea, + more

Eric Eustace Williams (25 September 1911 – 29 March 1981) 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 ...more
Floella Benjamin, Barone... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Age: 69

Birthplace: Pointe-à-Pierre, Trinidad and Tobago

Floella Benjamin, Baroness Benjamin, (born 23 September 1949) is a Trinidadian-British actress, author, television presenter, singer, businesswoman and politician. She is known as presenter of ...more
A. N. R. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Dec. at 88 (1926-2014)

Birthplace: Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

The Hon. Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson SC, OCC, TC (16 December 1926 – 9 April 2014; known as A. N. R. or "Ray" Robinson), was the third President of Trinidad and Tobago, serving ...more
Winifred Atwell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Dec. at 69 (1914-1983)

Birthplace: Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago

Una Winifred Atwell (27 February or 27 April 1910 or 1914 – 28 February 1983) was a Trinidadian pianist who enjoyed great popularity in Britain and Australia from the 1950s with a series of ...more
Earl Lovelace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Age: 83

Birthplace: Toco, Trinidad and Tobago

Earl Wilbert Lovelace (born 13 July 1935) is an award-winning Trinidadian novelist, journalist, playwright, and short story writer. He is particularly recognized for his descriptive, dramatic ...more
Heather Headley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Age: 44

Birthplace: Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago

Heather Headley (born October 5, 1974) is a Trinidadian-American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won the 2000 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the titular role ...more

More Heather Headley 

#113 of 218 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years #111 of 136 The Greatest Broadway Stars of All Time #40 of 85 The Best Female Broadway Stars of the 21st Century

Janine Fung is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Age: 47

Birthplace: Southern Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad, Caribbean Sea, Caribbean

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
Age: 84

Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Assing "Aki" Aleong (born December 19, 1934) is a Trinidad and Tobago–born American character actor and singer who has also been active in songwriting and musical production. His first ...more
Robin Singh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Age: 55

Birthplace: Southern Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad, Princes Town, Caribbean Sea, + more

Robin Singh may refer to: Robin Singh (cricketer) (born 1963), Indian cricketer Robin Singh Jr. (born 1970), Indian cricketer Robin Singh (footballer) (born 1990), Indian footballer
John La Rose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Dec. at 79 (1927-2006)

Birthplace: Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

John La Rose (27 December 1927 – 28 February 2006) was a political and cultural activist, poet, writer, publisher, founder in 1966 of New Beacon Books, the first specialist Caribbean publishing ...more
David Rudder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Age: 65

Birthplace: Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

David Michael Rudder (born 6 May 1953) is a Trinidadian calypsonian, known to be one of the most successful calypsonians of all time. He performed as lead singer for the brass band Charlie’s ...more
Imran Nazar Hosein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Age: 77

Birthplace: Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

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
Hazel Scott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Dec. at 61 (1920-1981)

Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Hazel Dorothy Scott (June 11, 1920 – October 2, 1981) was a Trinidadian-born jazz and classical pianist, singer and actor; she also performed as herself in several films. Born in Port of Spain, ...more

More Hazel Scott 

#209 of 846 These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time #142 of 525 Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song? #23 of 164 The Greatest Jazz Pianists of All Time

Trevor McDonald is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Age: 79

Birthplace: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

Sir Trevor McDonald, (born George McDonald; 16 August 1939) is a Trinidadian-British newsreader and journalist, best known for his career as a news presenter with ITN.McDonald was knighted in ...more
Edwin St Hill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Dec. at 53 (1904-1957)

Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Edwin Lloyd St Hill (9 March 1904 – 21 May 1957) 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 ...more
Gus Logie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
Age: 58

Birthplace: Southern Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, North America, Caribbean Sea, Americas, + more

Augustine Lawrence Logie (born 28 September 1960), commonly known as Gus Logie, is a former West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago cricketer and is currently an international cricket coach. Logie ...more