List of Famous People Born in Jamaica

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean. Jamaica lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola ; the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands lies some 215 kilometres (134 mi) to the north-west.

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1. Winsome Sears

Winsome Sears
Female. Virginia politician
First Name: Winsome
Born on March 11, 1964 (age 58)
Born in Jamaica
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2. Shawn Rhoden

Shawn Rhoden
Male. Jamaican-American bodybuilder (1975-2021)
First Name: Shawn
Last Name: Rhoden
Born on April 2, 1975
Died on November 6, 2021 (aged 46)
Born in Jamaica
Height: 178 cm | 5'10
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3. Dillian Whyte

Dillian Whyte
Male. British boxer
First Name: Dillian
Born on April 11, 1988 (age 34)
Height: 193 cm | 6'4
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4. Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle
Male. Jamaican cricketer
First Name: Chris
Last Name: Gayle
Born on September 21, 1979 (age 43)
Born in Jamaica
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5. Raheem Sterling
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Raheem Sterling
Male. English association football player
First Name: Raheem
Last Name: Sterling
Born on December 8, 1994 (age 27)
Born in Jamaica
Height: 170 cm | 5'7
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6. Robert Shakespeare
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Robert Shakespeare
Male. Jamaican musician
First Name: Robert
Last Name: Shakespeare
Born on September 27, 1953
Died on December 8, 2021 (aged 68)
Born in Jamaica
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7. Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole
Female. British-Jamaican businesswoman and nurse
First Name: Mary
Last Name: Seacole
Born on January 1, 1805
Died on May 14, 1881 (aged 76)
Born in Jamaica

8. Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards
Male. English mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter
First Name: Leon
Last Name: Edwards
Born on August 25, 1991 (age 31)
Born in Jamaica
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9. Nia Long

Nia Long
Female. American actress
First Name: Nia
Born on October 30, 1970 (age 51)
Height: 157 cm | 5'2
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10. Tanya S. Chutkan

Tanya S. Chutkan
Female. United States District Judge
First Name: Tanya
Born on July 5, 1962 (age 60)
Born in Jamaica
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11. Patrick Chung

Patrick Chung
Male. Jamaican-born former American football player (born 1987)
First Name: Patrick
Last Name: Chung
Born on August 19, 1987 (age 35)
Born in Jamaica
Height: 180 cm | 5'11
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12. Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing
Male. Jamaican-American basketball player
First Name: Patrick
Last Name: Ewing
Born on August 5, 1962 (age 60)
Born in Jamaica
Height: 213 cm | 7'0
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13. Donna Hylton

Female. activist
First Name: Donna
Last Name: Hylton
Born on October 29, 1964 (age 57)
Born in Jamaica
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14. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Female. Jamaican track and field sprinter
First Name: Shelly-Ann
Born on December 27, 1986 (age 35)
Born in Jamaica
Height: 152 cm | 5'0
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15. Sean Paul
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Sean Paul
Male. Jamaican singer, rapper, and record producer
First Name: Sean
Last Name: Paul
Born on January 9, 1973 (age 49)
Born in Jamaica
Height: 173 cm | 5'8
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16. Madge Sinclair

Madge Sinclair
Female. Jamaican actress (1938–1995)
First Name: Madge
Last Name: Sinclair
Born on April 28, 1938
Died on December 20, 1995 (aged 57)
Born in Jamaica

17. Bushwick Bill

Bushwick Bill
Male. Jamaican-American rapper (1966–2019)
First Name: Bushwick
Born on December 8, 1966
Died on June 9, 2019 (aged 52)
Born in Jamaica

18. Sandra Denton

Sandra Denton
Female. Jamaican-American rapper and actress
First Name: Sandra
Last Name: Denton
Born on November 9, 1969 (age 52)
Born in Jamaica
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19. Toni-Ann Singh

Toni-Ann Singh
Female. Jamaican model, Miss World 2019
First Name: Toni-Ann
Born on February 1, 1996 (age 26)
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20. Shaggy

Male. Jamaican reggae musician
Born in Jamaica
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