Perfect Paradise: People: Notables

For a small nation, the Bahamas has contributed more than its share of notable people to the world. Some notable Bahamians, including people born to Bahamian parents (noted by an asterisk*), include:

Sir Sidney Poitier, Academy Award-winning actor

W. E. B. Du Bois, sociologist and civil rights activist

Debbie Ferguson, Olympic gold medal-winning athlete

Shakara Ledard, actor and model

Baha Men, Grammy Award-winning musical group

Lenny Kravitz*, Grammy Award-winning rock star

Beyoncé Knowles*, Grammy Award-winning singer

Rick Fox, three-time NBA championship winner

Wendy Coakley-Thompson, accomplished novelist

Kimbo Slice, mixed-martial arts fighter

Persia White, actor and musician

Samari Rolle*, NFL Pro Bowl-selected quarterback

Calvin Lockhart, accomplished Royal Shakespeare Company actor