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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
Dec. 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
age 49
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
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

Dionne Brand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
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.

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

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

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

Janine Fung is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
age 47
Janine Fung is a film director, editor and cinematographer.

John Chenoweth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Dec. 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
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) 11 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
age 65
David Michael Rudder is a calypsonian from Trinidad.

Arthur Roy Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Dec. 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
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

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

Steven Springer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
Dec. 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 47
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 27
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 31
Mikel Thomas is a track and field athlete.

Anya Ayoung-Chee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
age 37
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
age 34
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
Dec. 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

Jason Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Trinidad
age 32
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
age 56
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 34
Stephen Hadeed Jr. appeared in the 2010 film Step Up 3D.