Their roots run all the way to the Caribbean. Sure, the likes of Rihanna have made no secret of their island flavor—case in point is her annual trip back home to the Barbados to participate in Carnival. But did you know some of your favorite singers, actors and athletes had Caribbean roots? Find out who. You may find a few surprises.
We're pretty sure you already know Rihanna is from Barbados.
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This Trini gal was born in Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago.
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The Best Man star's mother is from Trinidad.
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Our eternal crush is half Puerto Rican and Haitian.
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The rocker's grandfather was born in the Bahamas.
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Doug. E. Fresh
The hip hop legend was born in Barbados.
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Beauvais was born in Haiti.
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This Latin lover is of Afro-Cuban heritage.
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The Star Trek star was born in the Dominican Republic.
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The British songbird's father is from Grenada.
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Tia and Tamera
Tamera Mowry-Housley and Tia Mowry's mom is from the Bahamas.
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum is half Trinidadian and Panamanian.
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The Olympic medalist was born in Kingston, Jamaica.
The Toronto-born singer's parents are Guyanese.
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The supermodel's mother Valerie was born in Jamaica.
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