List of Famous people born in Guyana

Letitia Wright

First Name Letitia
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Letitia Michelle Wright is a Guyanese-British actress. Beginning her professional career in 2011, she has played roles in Black Panther and several British TV series, including Top Boy, Coming Up, Chasing Shadows, Humans, the Doctor Who episode "Face the Raven" and the Black Mirror episode "Black Museum"; for the latter she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. She also starred in Steve McQueen's anthology series Small Axe (2020).

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Shaunette Renée Wilson

First Name Shaunette
Born on February 22, 1989 (age 35)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Shaunette Renée Wilson is a Guyanese-born American actress, on January 19, 1990. She is best known for roles in Black Panther, Billions and A Kid Like Jake. She currently plays Dr. Mina Okafor in the Fox series The Resident.

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Carl Hooper

First Name Carl
Last Name Hooper
Born on December 15, 1966 (age 57)

Carl Llewelyn Hooper is a former West Indian cricket player and a former captain of Tests and ODIs. He was a right-handed batsman and off-spin bowler, who came to prominence in the late 1980s in a side that included such players as Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Malcolm Marshall and Courtney Walsh and represented the West Indies over a 16-year international career.

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Chris Lewis

First Name Chris
Last Name Lewis
Born on February 14, 1968 (age 56)

Clairmonte Christopher Lewis is an English former cricketer, who played for Nottinghamshire, Surrey and Leicestershire in the 1990s. He played in 32 Test matches and 53 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for England between 1990 and 1998.

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Andrew Watson

First Name Andrew
Last Name Watson
Died on March 8, 1921
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Andrew Watson was a British footballer who is widely considered to be the world's first black person to play association football at international level. He played three matches for Scotland between 1881 and 1882. Arthur Wharton was commonly thought to be the first black player, as he was the first black professional footballer and the first to play in the Football League, but Watson's career predated him by over a decade.

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CCH Pounder

Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder
First Name CCH
Born on December 25, 1952 (age 71)
Height 169 cm | 5'7

Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder is a Guyanese–American actress. She has appeared in numerous plays, films, television shows, and miniseries.

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E. R. Braithwaite

Edward Ricardo Braithwaite
First Name E.
Last Name Braithwaite
Born on June 27, 1912
Died on December 12, 2016 (aged 104)

Eustace Edward Ricardo Braithwaite, publishing as E. R. Braithwaite, was a Guyanese-born British-American novelist, writer, teacher and diplomat best known for his stories of social conditions and racial discrimination against black people. He was the author of the 1959 autobiographical novel To Sir, With Love, which was made into a 1967 British drama film of the same title, starring Sidney Poitier and Lulu.

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Wilson Harris

First Name Wilson
Last Name Harris
Born on March 24, 1921
Died on March 8, 2018 (aged 96)

Sir Theodore Wilson Harris was a Guyanese writer. He initially wrote poetry, but subsequently became a novelist and essayist. His writing style is often said to be abstract and densely metaphorical, and his subject matter wide-ranging. Harris is considered one of the most original and innovative voices in postwar literature in English.

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Shridath Ramphal

First Name Shridath
Born on October 3, 1928 (age 95)

Sir Shridath Surendranath Ramphal, often known as Sir Sonny Ramphal, is a Guyanese politician who was the second Commonwealth Secretary-General, holding the position from 1975 to 1990. He was also the foreign minister of Guyana from 1972 to 1975, and assistant attorney general of the West Indies Federation from 1958 to 1962.

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Benedict Singh

First Name Benedict
Last Name Singh
Born on December 2, 1927
Died on September 12, 2018 (aged 90)

Benedict Ganesh Singh was a Guyanese Roman Catholic bishop.

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