5 celebrities you probably didn’t know were of Trinidadian descent

Nia Long

Actress Nitara Carlynn “Nia” Long has quite the caribbean background mix as her mother hails from the twin island of Trinidad and Tobago. She also has relatives from Grenada and Barbados.

Alfonso Ribiero

Known for his witty character Carlton Banks in the 90s sitcom “Fresh Prince of Belair”, Ribiero was born in New York City to Trinidadian parents.

Tatyana Ali

Like her “Fresh Prince of Belair” castmate Alfonso Ribiero, Tatyani Ali is of Trinidadian heritage, as her father is of Indo-Trinidadian descent.

Nicki Minaj

Rapper Onika Tanya Maraj, professionally known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, was born in Trinidad and Tobago and migrated to New York at the age of 5.

Romany Malco

“Think Like a Man” actor and music producer Romany Malco’s family hails from the twin island of Trinidad and Tobago, with extended relatives from Venezuela.


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