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Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago

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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
age 49
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 30
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
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
Dec. 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
age 87
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
age 58
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
Dec. 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
age 69
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 83
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
Heather Headley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Trinidad And Tobago
age 44
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
age 47
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
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
age 55
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
Dec. 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
age 65
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
age 77
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)
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
age 79
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
Dec. 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
age 58
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