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Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago

Updated June 8, 2017 23.1k views690 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.

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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.
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  • Tarita Virtue

    BirthplacePort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

    Tarita Virtue (born February 16, 1970) is a Trinidadian-American private... more on Wikipedia
  • Stokely Carmichael

    Stokely Carmichael

    Dec. at 57 (1941-1998)

    BirthplacePort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

    Kwame Ture (; born Stokely Standiford Churchill Carmichael, June 29, 1941 – November 15, 1998)... more on Wikipedia
  • Pete de Freitas

    Pete de Freitas

    Dec. at 28 (1961-1989)

    BirthplacePort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

    Peter Louis Vincent de Freitas (2 August 1961 – 14 June 1989) was an English musician and... more on Wikipedia
  • Shannon Gabriel

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceSouthern Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, North America, Caribbean Sea, Americas

    Shannon Terry Gabriel is a West Indies cricketer. He is a fast-bowler. He became a key member... more on Wikipedia
  • Dionne Brand

    BirthplaceTrinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

    Dionne Brand (born 7 January 1953) is a Canadian poet, novelist, essayist and documentarian.... more on Wikipedia
  • Samuel Badree

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceSouthern Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, North America, Caribbean Sea, Americas

    Samuel Badree is a Trinidadian cricketer who plays as a leg spin bowler. He has been playing... more on Wikipedia
  • Alice Dalgliesh

    Alice Dalgliesh

    Dec. at 86 (1893-1979)

    BirthplaceTrinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

    Alice Dalgliesh (October 7, 1893 – June 11, 1979) was a naturalized American author and... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceSan Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

    George Maxwell Richards, (1 December 1931 – 8 January 2018), was a Trinidadian and Tobagonian... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplacePort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

    Ian Harvey Hanomansing (born 1961) is a Canadian television journalist with the Canadian... more on Wikipedia
  • Eric Williams

    Dec. at 70 (1911-1981)

    BirthplacePort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

    Eric Eustace Williams (25 September 1911 – 29 March 1981) served as the first Prime Minister... more on Wikipedia
  • Floella Benjamin, Baroness Benjamin

    BirthplacePointe-à-Pierre, Trinidad and Tobago

    Floella Benjamin, Baroness Benjamin, (born 23 September 1949) is a Trinidadian-British... more on Wikipedia
  • A. N. R. Robinson

    A. N. R. Robinson

    Dec. at 88 (1926-2014)

    BirthplaceTobago, Trinidad and Tobago

    The Hon. Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson SC, OCC, TC (16 December 1926 – 9 April 2014; known... more on Wikipedia
  • Winifred Atwell

    Winifred Atwell

    Dec. at 69 (1914-1983)

    BirthplaceTunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago

    Una Winifred Atwell (27 February or 27 April 1910 or 1914 – 28 February 1983) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceToco, Trinidad and Tobago

    Earl Wilbert Lovelace (born 13 July 1935) is an award-winning Trinidadian novelist,... more on Wikipedia
  • Heather Headley

    BirthplaceBarataria, Trinidad and Tobago

    Heather Headley (born October 5, 1974) is a Trinidadian-American singer, songwriter, record... more on Wikipedia

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  • BirthplaceSouthern Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad, Caribbean Sea, Caribbean

    Janine Fung is a film director, editor and cinematographer.
  • Aki Aleong

    Aki Aleong

    Age: 85

    BirthplacePort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

    Assing "Aki" Aleong (born December 19, 1934) is a Trinidad and Tobago–born American character... more on Wikipedia
  • Robin Singh

    BirthplacePrinces Town, Trinidad and Tobago

    Robin Singh may refer to: Robin Singh (cricketer) (born 1963), Indian cricketer Robin Singh... more on Wikipedia
  • John La Rose

    Dec. at 79 (1927-2006)

    BirthplaceTrinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

    John La Rose (27 December 1927 – 28 February 2006) was a political and cultural activist,... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceTrinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

    David Michael Rudder (born 6 May 1953) is a Trinidadian calypsonian, known to be one of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Imran Nazar Hosein

    BirthplaceTrinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

    Sheikh Imran Nazar Hosein is an Islamic scholar, author and philosopher specialising in... more on Wikipedia
  • Hazel Scott

    Hazel Scott

    Dec. at 61 (1920-1981)

    BirthplacePort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

    Hazel Dorothy Scott (June 11, 1920 – October 2, 1981) was a Trinidadian-born jazz and... more on Wikipedia

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    #342 of 525 Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song?#694 of 816 These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time

  • Trevor McDonald

    BirthplaceSan Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

    Sir Trevor McDonald, (born George McDonald; 16 August 1939) is a Trinidadian-British... more on Wikipedia
  • Edwin St Hill

    Dec. at 53 (1904-1957)

    BirthplacePort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

    Edwin Lloyd St Hill (9 March 1904 – 21 May 1957) was a Trinidadian cricketer who played two... more on Wikipedia
  • Gus Logie

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceSouthern Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, North America, Caribbean Sea, Americas

    Augustine Lawrence Logie (born 28 September 1960), commonly known as Gus Logie, is a former... more on Wikipedia