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Famous Film Actors From Jamaica

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Jamaica, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Jamaica, as in some cases Jamaica may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Jamaica then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Jamaica, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

A list made up of items like 50 Cent and Bob Marley.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Jamaica?" and "Which famous actors were born in Jamaica?"
  • 1
    Admiral Bailey
    Admiral Bailey (born Glendon Bailey, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican dancehall deejay who... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Alicia Ashley

    Films Acted InGirlfight

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    NationalityUnited States of America, Jamaica

    Alicia Ashley (born August 23, 1967) is a women's boxing participant who is the former WBC... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Alton Ellis

    Alton Ellis

    Dec. at 70 (1938-2008)

    Films Acted InReggae in a Babylon

    BirthplaceTrenchtown, Jamaica


    Alton Nehemiah Ellis OD (1 September 1938 – 10 October 2008) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4

    Films Acted InOld School, Like Mike, The Wronged Man, Cross, Cordially Invited

    BirthplaceSaint Andrew Parish, Jamaica


    André Gordon is an actor, voice actor, screenwriter, film producer and director.
  • 5

    Ann Flood

    Age: 85

    Films Acted InThe Nostril Picker

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, Jamaica, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ann Flood (born Maryanne Ott; November 12, 1934) is an American actress, best known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • 6

    Films Acted InAmerican Gangster, Keeper of the Pinstripes, Mercy, Numba One

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, Jamaica, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Anthony L. Gurino is an actor.
  • 7

    Films Acted InFreedom Writers, Bring It On: All or Nothing, Peep Game

    BirthplaceMontego Bay, Jamaica


    Audia Tulloch is an actress.
  • 8

    Audrey Reid

    Age: 49

    Films Acted InDancehall Queen, Third World Cop

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    Audrey Reid may refer to: Audrey Reid (athlete) (born 1952), Jamaican high jumper Audrey Reid... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Barrington Levy

    Films Acted InWestern Consciousness: 17th Anniversary: Part 2, Party Time: Part 2, Original Dancehall Jam Jam, Original Dancehall Jam Jam 2005: Vol. 3, Party Time

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica


    Barrington Ainsworth Levy (born 30 April 1964) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist.
  • 10
    Basil Wallace
    Basil Wallace is an actor.
  • 11
    Beenie Man

    Beenie Man

    Age: 46

    Films Acted InDancehall Queen, Rude Boy: The Jamaican Don, Coping with Babylon: The Proper Rastology, Sting Jamaica 2003, Sting 2002

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica


    ChildrenMarco Dean

    Moses Anthony Davis (born 22 August 1973), better known by his stage name Beenie Man, is a... more on Wikipedia

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    #26 of 50 The Best Jamaican Rappers#6 of 39 The Best Ragga Musicians

  • 12
    Beres Hammond

    Films Acted InThe Four Tops of Reggae, Dancehall Showcase

    BirthplaceAnnotto Bay, Jamaica


    Beres Hammond OJ (born Hugh Beresford Hammond, 28 August 1955, Annotto Bay, Saint Mary,... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Big Youth

    Big Youth

    Age: 70

    Films Acted InRockers, Vintage Reggae Bash: Brooklyn 1983, Jam Jam 2006: Part 2

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    Manley Augustus Buchanan (born 19 April 1949, Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica), better known as... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Bishop Noel Jones

    Films Acted InBishop Noel Jones: Welcome to the City

    BirthplaceSpanish Town, Jamaica

    NationalityUnited States of America, Jamaica

    ParentsRobert W. Jones, Marjorie Jones

    Noel Jones may refer to: Noel Jones (diplomat) (1940–1995), Indian-born British diplomat Noel... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Bob Marley

    Bob Marley

    Dec. at 36 (1945-1981)

    Films Acted InThird World

    BirthplaceNine Mile, Jamaica, Jamaica


    ParentsCedella Marley-Booker, Norval Marley

    ChildrenZiggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Julian Marley

    Robert Nesta Marley, (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer and songwriter.... more on WikipediaBuy buy button

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  • 16
    Bounty Killer

    Films Acted InSting 2002, Champions in Action 2006: Vol. 2, Fully Loaded Dancehall, Fully Loaded Jamaica, Champions in Action 2008: Vol. 3

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica


    Rodney Basil Price (born 12 June 1972), known as Bounty Killer, is a Jamaican reggae and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Buju Banton

    Films Acted InSting 2002, Champions in Action 2006: Vol. 1, Fully Loaded Dancehall, Fully Loaded Jamaica, Dancehall Bashment

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica


    Buju Banton (born Mark Anthony Myrie; 15 July 1973) is a Jamaican dancehall and reggae... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Bunny Wailer

    Films Acted InA Reggae Session, Made in Jamaica, Classic Albums: Bob Marley & the Wailers - Catch a Fire, Party Time: Part 2, A Night of Reggae Rhythm

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica


    ParentsThaddeus "Toddy" Livingston, Cedella Marley-Booker

    Neville O'Riley Livingston, OM (born 10 April 1947), best known as Bunny Wailer, is a Jamaican... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Burning Spear

    Films Acted InRockers, Bob Marley & Other Reggae Stars: Reggae's Got Soul, Burning Spear: Live in Vermont

    BirthplaceSaint Ann Parish, Jamaica

    Winston Rodney OD (born 1 March 1945), better known by the stage name Burning Spear, is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Bushwick Bill

    Films Acted InNight Vision, No Bigger than a Minute, Wildest Craziest Parties & Events, Rap-a-Lot: Greatest Hits: Vol. 1

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica


    Richard Stephen Shaw (December 8, 1966 – June 9, 2019) was a Jamaican-American rapper and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Busy Signal

    Films Acted InChampions in Action 2006: Vol. 1, Champions in Action 2006: Vol. 2, Teen Splash 2008: Part 2

    BirthplaceJamaica, Saint Ann Parish


    Reanno Devon Gordon formerly Glendale Goshia Gordon (born 24 January 1979), better known by... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Byron Lee

    Byron Lee

    Dec. at 73 (1935-2008)

    Films Acted InDr. No

    BirthplaceChristiana, Jamaica


    Byron Lee, OJ, CD, born Byron Aloysius St. Elmo Lee (27 June 1935 – 4 November 2008), was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 23


    Age: 45

    Films Acted InBeef II, Shades of Hip Hop: The Cypher, Brainstorm 3

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Germaine Williams (born December 9, 1974), better known by his stage name Canibus, is a... more on Wikipedia

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    #1433 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#101 of 235 The Best New York Rappers

  • 24


    Age: 52

    Films Acted InSting 2002, Original Dancehall Jam Jam 2005: Vol. 2, Made in Jamaica, Champions in Action 2006: Vol. 1, Kings of Kings: Family Tour

    BirthplaceSaint Mary Parish, Jamaica

    Clifton George Bailey III (born 13 April 1967), better known by the stage name Capleton, is a... more on Wikipedia

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    #16 of 112 The Best Dancehall Artists of All Time#18 of 51 The Best Roots Reggae Bands/Artists

  • 25

    Carlton Watson

    Age: 62

    Films Acted InShort Circuit 2, Life with Mikey

    BirthplaceOcho Rios, Jamaica


    Carlton Watson is an actor.