List of Famous people born in The Bahamas

Kimbo Slice

Kevin Ferguson
First Name Kimbo
Born on February 8, 1974
Died on June 6, 2016 (aged 42)
Born in The Bahamas
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice, was a Bahamian mixed martial artist, boxer, professional wrestler and occasional actor. He became noted for mutual combat street fights which were spread across the Internet, leading Rolling Stone to call him "The King of the Web Brawlers".

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Dannielynn Birkhead

First Name Dannielynn
Born on September 7, 2006 (age 17)
Born in The Bahamas

Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead is an American reality television personality and child model. She is the daughter of Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead and was the focus of the Dannielynn Birkhead paternity case.

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Deandre Ayton

First Name Deandre
Born on July 23, 1998 (age 25)
Born in The Bahamas

Deandre Edoneille Ayton is a Bahamian professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 Conference in the 2017–18 season and was a consensus five-star prospect in the Class of 2017, as well as a McDonald's All-American. Ayton was selected with the first overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft by the Suns. He was selected to the NBA All-Rookie First Team for the 2018–19 NBA season.

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Mychal Thompson

First Name Mychal
Born on January 30, 1956 (age 68)
Born in The Bahamas
Height 208 cm | 6'10

Mychal George Thompson is a Bahamian former basketball player. The top overall pick in the 1978 NBA draft, Thompson played the center position for the University of Minnesota and the National Basketball Association's Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, and Los Angeles Lakers. Thompson won two NBA championships with the Lakers during their Showtime era in the 1980s. He is the father of basketball players Klay Thompson and Mychel Thompson, and baseball player Trayce Thompson.

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Ryan Sweeting

First Name Ryan
Last Name Sweeting
Born on July 14, 1987 (age 36)
Born in The Bahamas
Height 196 cm | 6'5

Ryan Sweeting is an American former professional tennis player.

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Shaunae Miller

First Name Shaunae
Born on April 15, 1994 (age 30)
Born in The Bahamas
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Shaunae Miller-Uibo is a Bahamian athlete sprinter who competes in the 200 and 400 metres. She was the 400 metres Olympic champion in 2016 and was the 200 m gold medallist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. At the World Athletics Championships she won 400 m silver in 2015 and 2019 and 200 m bronze in 2017.

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Bert Williams

First Name Bert
Last Name Williams
Born on November 12, 1874
Died on March 4, 1922 (aged 47)
Born in The Bahamas

Bert Williams was a Bahamian-born American entertainer, one of the pre-eminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. He is credited as being the first black man to have the leading role in a film: Darktown Jubilee in 1914.

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Steven Gardiner

First Name Steven
Last Name Gardiner
Born on September 12, 1995 (age 28)
Born in The Bahamas
Height 193 cm | 6'4

Steven Gardiner is a Bahamian track and field sprinter competing in the 400 metres and 200 metres. He is the current Olympic and world champion in the 400 m, and also won the silver medal at the 2017 World Championships in that event. His winning time of 43.48 s from the 2019 World Championships is the Bahamian record and makes him the sixth-fastest man in the history of the event. Gardiner also owns the Bahamian records in the 300 m and 200 m, with times of 31.83 s and 19.75 s respectively.

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Yves Edwards

First Name Yves
Born on September 30, 1976 (age 47)
Born in The Bahamas

Yves Ed'duvill Edwards is a Bahamian retired mixed martial artist, who is perhaps best known for competing in the UFC's Lightweight division, fighting 21 times in the promotion. A professional competitor since 1997, he also competed for PRIDE, the WEC, Strikeforce, Bellator, EliteXC, King of the Cage, BodogFIGHT, the MFC, and HDNet Fights. For a period of time (2004), Edwards was ranked as the #1 Lightweight in the world.

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Jeanene Fox

First Name Jeanene
Born on February 15, 1978 (age 46)
Born in The Bahamas
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