Celebrities with Caribbean roots
The Caribbean is a beautiful, tropical grouping of over 700 islands, islets, cays, and reefs, and is broken up into 30 territories. The clear, blue waters surrounding these islands are full of tropical fish and sea life. Several famous actors, athletes and musicians are of Caribbean descent. Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Born in the Barbados parish of Saint Michael in 1988, Robyn Rihanna Fenty began honing her throaty, arresting vocals at an early age, influenced by such iconic talents as Madonna, Bob Marley, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.
Born Kisean Anderson in Miami, Florida, Kingston was the first of three children born to Janice Turner. Kingston’s family moved to Kingston, Jamaica, when he was six. Kingston attended Ocho Rios High School in Ocho Rios for three years before migrating back to the United States.
Christopher George Latore Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls and the Notorious B.I.G., was born on May 21, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents both hailed from the Caribbean island of Jamaica.
Born Nel Ust Wyclef Jean on October 17, 1969 in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. With a distinctive lilt to his voice, Wyclef fit perfectly into the makeup of the Fugees, the group with which he would find international fame in the 1990s, and whose signature sound blended rugged rhymes and sweet songs.
Naomi Elaine Campbell was born on May 22, 1970 in Streatham, South London, the daughter of Jamaican-born dancer Valerie Morris. Campbell is of Afro-Jamaican descent, as well as of Chinese Jamaican ancestry through her paternal grandmother, who carried the family name “Ming”.