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.
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.
Christopher George Latore Wallace, who’s stage name was Notorious B.I.G. was born to Jamaican parents.
Former New York Knicks basketball player Patrick Ewing was born in Kingston, Jamaica.