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

These people, like Yoelbi Quesada and Jeffrey Kissoon include images when available.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Trinidad?" or "Which celebrities were born in Trinidad?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Venancio Flores is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Venancio Flores Died at 60 (1808-1868) - Venancio Flores Barrios was a Uruguayan political leader and general. Flores was President of Uruguay from 1854 to 1855 and from 1865 to 1868.

Tarita Virtue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Tarita Virtue age 47 - Tarita Virtue is a Trinidadian-American private detective/investigator and model.

Stokely Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
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

Dionne Brand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Dionne Brand age 64 - Dionne Brand is a Canadian poet, novelist, essayist and documentarian. She was Toronto's third Poet Laureate from September 2009 to November 2012.

Alice Dalgliesh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
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

Eric Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
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

Aki Aleong is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Aki Aleong age 82 - 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

Janine Fung is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Janine Fung age 46 - Janine Fung is a film director, editor and cinematographer.

John Chenoweth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
John Chenoweth Died at 89 (1897-1986) - John Edgar Chenoweth was a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Colorado, serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives and as a state judge. Chenoweth was born in ...more

John La Rose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
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) 11 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
David Rudder age 63 - David Michael Rudder is a calypsonian from Trinidad.

Arthur Roy Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Arthur Roy Mitchell Died at 88 (1889-1977) - Arthur Roy Mitchell was an American artist and historian who was born on his father's homestead west of Trinidad in Las Animas County in southern Colorado. Usually known as "Mitch," ...more

Hazel Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
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

Edwin St Hill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
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

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Steven Springer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
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

Snatam Kaur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Snatam Kaur age 43 - Snatam Kaur Khalsa, is an American singer and songwriter. Kaur performs Indian devotional music, kirtan, and tours the world as a peace activist. The name "Kaur", meaning ...more

Jehue Gordon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Jehue Gordon age 25 - 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

Mikel Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Mikel Thomas age 28 - Mikel Thomas is a track and field athlete.

Anya Ayoung-Chee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Anya Ayoung-Chee age 35 - Anya Ayoung-Chee is Miss Trinidad & Tobago Universe 2008 and was a contestant in the Miss Universe 2008 pageant, and also the winner of Project Runway's ninth season in 2011.

Lendl Simmons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Lendl Simmons age 32 - 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

Ellis Clarke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
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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Jason Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Jason Mohammed age 30 - Jason Nazimuddin Mohammed is a West Indian cricketer who plays first-class and List A cricket for Trinidad and Tobago.

Nadine Ramkisson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
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

Emile Ramsammy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Emile Ramsammy age 54 - 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

Stephen Hadeed Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Stephen Hadeed Jr. age 31 - Stephen Hadeed Jr. appeared in the 2010 film Step Up 3D.

Carl A. Weeden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Carl A. Weeden Died at 25 (1916-1941) - Carl Alfred Weeden was born in Trinidad, Colorado.

Claire Harris is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Claire Harris age 79 - 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.

Evans Wise is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Evans Wise age 42 - Evans Wise CM is a Trinidadian footballer who currently plays in the USL Premier Development League for Fredericksburg Hotspur. His first professional club was the Tampa Bay Mutiny, who drafted ...more

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Roger Daniel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Roger Daniel age 45 - Roger Daniel is a Trinidad and Tobago sport shooter who competes in the men's 10 metre air pistol and men's 50 metre pistol. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he finished 36th in the qualifying round ...more

Leslie Fitzpatrick is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Leslie Fitzpatrick age 37 - Leslie "Tiger" Fitzpatrick is a Trinidadian soccer player who currently plays for Rochester Rhinos in the USL First Division.

Theo Cuffy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Theo Cuffy age 66 - Theo Cuffy is a cricket coach from Trinidad.

Singing Sandra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Singing Sandra age 58 - Sandra DesVignes-Millington, better known as Singing Sandra, is a Trinidadian calypsonian who won the Calypso Monarch title at the 1999 and 2003 carnivals.

Jamol James is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Jamol James age 23 - Jamol James is a track and field athlete.

Sparkle McKnight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Sparkle McKnight age 25 - Sparkle McKnight is a track and field athlete.

Joey Carew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Joey Carew Died at 74 (1937-2011) - Michael Conrad "Joey" Carew was a West Indian cricketer who played in 19 Tests from 1963 to 1972. An opening batsman and leg-spin bowler, Carew's sole Test century came against New ...more

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Kimba Collymore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Kimba Collymore age 26

Jennifer Carroll is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Jennifer Carroll age 57 - Jennifer Sandra Carroll is a Trinidadian-born American politician who was the 18th Lieutenant Governor of the U.S. state of Florida. The first black American and the first woman elected to the ...more

Erick Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Erick Hawkins Died at 85 (1909-1994) - Frederick Hawkins known as Erick Hawkins was a leading American modern-dance choreographer and dancer

Shaun Riaz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Shaun Riaz age 38

David Williams is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
David Williams

Ellie Mannette is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Ellie Mannette age 89 - Elliot "Ellie" Mannette is a musical instrument maker and Steel Pan musician, also known as "father of the modern steel pan instrument".

Sterling Betancourt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Sterling Betancourt age 87 - Sterling Betancourt MBE, FRSA is a Trinidad-born pioneer, inventor and musician on the steelpan, who now lives in London, England, where he has been vitally involved in building up Notting Hill ...more

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Marc Burns is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Marc Burns age 32 - Marc Burns is an athlete from Trinidad and Tobago specializing in the 100 metres and the 4 x 100 metres relay. Participating in the 2004 Summer Olympics, he was disqualified from his 100 metres ...more

Clint Marcelle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Clint Marcelle age 48 - Clint Sherwin Marcelle is a former professional footballer who played between 1995 and 2006 in his native Trinidad as well as Portugal and England. He notably played Premier League football for ...more

Russell Latapy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Russell Latapy age 48 - Russell Nigel Latapy CM is a retired footballer from Trinidad and Tobago who played as an attacking midfielder. He is currently assistant manager at Scottish Premiership club, Inverness ...more

Ayanna Alexander is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Ayanna Alexander age 34 - Ayanna Alexander is a track and field athlete.

Reyare Thomas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Reyare Thomas age 29 - Reyare Thomas is a track and field athlete.

Andrew Lewis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Andrew Lewis age 27 - Andrew Lewis is an athlete. He represented Trinidad and Tobago in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

José Manuel Jiménez Berroa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
José Manuel Jiménez Berroa Died at 66 (1851-1917) - José Manuel Jiménez Berroa was a Cuban pianist and composer.

Justin Fojo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Justin Fojo age 27 - Justin Fojo is a Trinidadian footballer.