These Celebrities Are Proud Of Their Bahamian Roots

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Abeni Jones
September 26, 2019

Sidney Poitier

The legendary actor from classic films such as In The Heat Of The Night and Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, and plays like A Raisin In The Sun, was born on Cat Island, Bahamas.

Lenny Kravitz

Rocker Lenny Kravitz is known for hit songs like “Fly Away” and “American Woman,” and as holder of the record for most consecutive Best Male Rock Vocal Grammys (4). His mother is Bahamian and he built a studio on Eleuthera, near his mother’s hometown.

Tia & Tamera Mowry

Most famous for playing hilarious versions of themselves on “Sister, Sister,” Tia & Tamera are Bahamian on their mother’s side. 

Klay Thompson

One of the “Splash Brothers” with Steph Curry, Thompson helped lead the Golden State Warriors to 3 NBA Championships in 4 years. His father, Mychal Thompson, who was also an NBA player, was born in Nassau, Bahamas.

Al Roker

Legendary weatherman Al Roker has been informing America about the weather on TV for over 40 years. His mother was Jamaican and his father was Bahamian.

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