15 West Indian Celebrities You Didn't Know About

Raise Your Fog Horns: 15 Celebrities With West Indian Roots

Most of us know that singer Rihanna hails from Barbados, but you may not know that some of your other favorite celebrities have West Indian roots as well. Check out our list of 15 celebs with Caribbean heritage.


Tatyana Ali

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Tatyana Ali’s father is Trinidadian of East Indian descent.



Tyson Beckford


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Both of model Tyson Beckford’s parents are Jamaican.

Tia Mowry-Hardrict & Tamera Mowry-Housley

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Tia & Tamera’s mom is of Bahamian descent.

Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj is part Trinidadian.

Naomie Harris

Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014Photo: WENN

Bond Girl Naomie Harris’ mother is Jamaican and her dad is Trinidadian.

Wentworth Miller

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Prison Break star Wentworth Miller’s parents are both Jamaican.


Rihanna performing live in concertPhoto: WENN

Rihanna is from Barbados and she reminds us daily.

Kerry Washington

2013 Teen Choice Awards ArrivalsPhoto: WENN

Kerry Washington’s mother is Jamaican-American.

Leona Lewis

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Leona Lewis’ father is of Afro-Guyanese descent.

Naomi Campbell

Glamour Women Of The Year AwardsPhoto: WENN

Supermodel Naomi Campbell’s mother is Jamaican. Her paternal grandmother was Chinese-Jamaican.

Garcelle Beauvais

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 Garcelle Beauvais is Haitian.



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Maxwell’s mother is Haitian.

Alesha Dixon

'Britain's Got Talent' press launchPhoto: WENN

Britain’s Got Talent Judge Alesha Dixon’s father is Jamaican.


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Love & Hip Hop NY‘s Olivia Longott is of Jamaican and Cuban descent.

Wyclef Jean


Singer, rapper and producer Wyclef Jean is Haitian.

  • Bahamas242

    So true.lol.

  • curlycue

    And all married to Black Americans. Why is that?

    • Bahamas242

      Because Americans find us to be beautiful people which we r. We take good care of are spouse and thats what Americas like, along with good conversation and good love making hard working. Be real most of those chicks in those rap video are island, born there or descent from there. We are beautiful people.

  • Cuddy Sark

    Don’t forget Antiguan.

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