List of Famous people born in Trinidad and Tobago

Nicki Minaj

Onika Tanya Maraj
First Name Nicki
Born on December 8, 1982 (age 40)
Height 157 cm | 5'2

Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and model. Born in the Saint James district of Port of Spain and raised in the Queens borough of New York City, she gained public recognition after releasing the mixtapes Playtime Is Over (2007), Sucka Free (2008), and Beam Me Up Scotty (2009).

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Dwayne Bravo

First Name Dwayne
Born on October 7, 1983 (age 40)

Dwayne John Bravo is a Trinidadian cricketer who is a former captain of the West Indies cricket team. A genuine all-rounder, Bravo bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium-fast pace. He is particularly known for his aggressive batting in the middle order, and for his death bowling. He is also known for his variety of lengths he can bowl at. He also performs as a singer.

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Wintley Phipps

First Name Wintley
Born on January 7, 1955 (age 68)

Wintley Augustus Phipps, Sr. is a Trinidadian-American singer, songwriter, record producer, and minister, and founder of the U.S. Dream Academy, Songs of Freedom Publishing Company, and Coral Records Recording Company. He features a booming baritone voice, usually singing inspirational gospel music. He is an ordained Seventh-day Adventist minister.

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Billy Ocean

Leslie Sebastian Charles
First Name Billy
Last Name Ocean
Born on January 21, 1950 (age 73)

Leslie Sebastian Charles,, known professionally as Billy Ocean, is a Trinidadian-British recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular Trinidad–British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s. After scoring his first four UK Top 20 successes, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including three US No. 1's. His 1985 hit "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" reached No. 1 in the UK and No. 2 in the US. In 1985, Ocean won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his worldwide hit "Caribbean Queen " and in 1987 was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist. His 1988 hit "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" reached No. 1 in the US and No. 3 in the UK. His 1986 hit "There'll Be Sad Songs " also reached No. 1 in the US.

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Annie Dookhan

First Name Annie
Born on January 1, 1977 (age 46)

Annie Dookhan is an American convicted felon who formerly worked as a chemist at Massachusetts Department of Public Health Drug of Abuse lab and admitted to falsifying evidence, affecting up to 34,000 cases.

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Kieron Pollard

Kieron Adrian Pollard is a Trinidadian cricketer. He captains the West Indies cricket team in limited overs cricket. An aggressive all-rounder, Pollard is a medium-pace bowler and big-hitting batsman in the middle-order. After shining during the 2009 Champions League, he was signed by both the Southern Redbacks and Somerset for their domestic Twenty20 campaigns. He was the joint highest paid player in the 2010 Indian Premier League, playing for Mumbai Indians.

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Floella Benjamin

Floella Karen Yunies Benjamin, Baroness Benjamin, is a Trinidadian-British actress, author, television presenter, singer, businesswoman and politician. She is known as presenter of children's programmes such as Play School, Play Away and Fast Forward. On 28 June 2010, Lady Benjamin was introduced to the House of Lords as a life peer nominated by the Liberal Democrats.

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Claudia Jones

First Name Claudia
Last Name Jones
Born on February 15, 1915
Died on December 24, 1964 (aged 49)

Claudia Jones, née Claudia Vera Cumberbatch, was a Trinidad and Tobago-born journalist and activist. As a child, she migrated with her family to the US, where she became a Communist political activist, feminist and black nationalist, adopting the name Jones as "self-protective disinformation". Due to the political persecution of Communists in the US, she was deported in 1955 and subsequently lived in the United Kingdom. She founded Britain's first major black newspaper, West Indian Gazette (WIG), in 1958.

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Heather Headley

First Name Heather
Last Name Headley
Born on October 5, 1974 (age 49)
Height 174 cm | 5'9

Heather Headley is a Trinidadian-American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won the 2000 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the titular role of Aida. She also won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album for her album Audience of One. In 2018, she recurred as Gwen Garrett on the NBC medical drama television series Chicago Med.

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Trevor McDonald

First Name Trevor
Last Name McDonald
Born on August 16, 1939 (age 84)

Sir Trevor McDonald is a Trinidadian-British newsreader and journalist, best known for his career as a news presenter with ITN.

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