5 celebrities you may not have known were of Jamaican descent

Kerry Washington

Actress Kerry Washington, who gained public recognition for starring in the ABC drama Scandal, is a second generation Jamaican. Her mother was born in Jamaica.

Alicia Keys

Singer Alicia Keys was born Alicia Augello Cook to an Irish-Italian mother and Jamaican father.

Sandra “Pepa” Denton

Sandra “Pepa” Denton, of the pioneer rap group Salt-N-Pepa, was born in Kingston, Jamaica.

Notorious B.I.G.

Christopher George Latore Wallace, who’s stage name was Notorious B.I.G. was born to Jamaican parents.

Patrick Ewing

Former New York Knicks basketball player Patrick Ewing was born in Kingston, Jamaica.

 

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