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1. Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier

Actor Sidney Poitier was born in Miami on February 20, 1927. (PR Photos) (Source: Only In Your State)

2. Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo

Singer Jason Derulo born on September 21, 1989 in Miami. (PR Photos) (Source: Only In Your State)

3. Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes was born in Orlando on July 31, 1962. (PR Photos) (Source: Only In Your State)

4. Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen

“Gone With The Wind Actress” Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen was born in Tampa, Florida on January 7, 1911. (Source: Local 10)

5. Rick Ross

Rick Ross

Rapper Rick Ross was born in Carol City, Florida on January 28, 1976.

(AP) (Source: Only In Your State)

6. The Lady Chablis

Actress, author and drag performer Benjamin Edward Knox aka The Lady Chablis is from Quincy, Florida. She was born on September 8, 2016. (Source: Local 10)

7. T-Pain


Rapper T-Pain was born in Tallahassee, Florida on September 30, 1985.

(AP) (Source: Local 10)

8. Howard “Howie” Kendrick

MLB player Howard “Howie” Kendrick for the Philadelphia Phillies was born in Jacksonville, Florida on July 12, 1983, He grew up in Callahan, Florida. (Source: Local 10)

9. Ray Charles

Ray Charles

Musician and singer Ray Charles was born in Georgia but grew up in Greenville, Florida.

(AP) (Source: Local 10)

10. Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph

Comedian and actress Maya Rudolph is from Gainsville, Florida. She was born on July 27, 1972.

(AP Photo) (Source: IMDB)

11. Flo Rida

Flo Rida

Rapper Flo Rida comes from Carol City, Florida just like fellow rapper Rick Ross. He was born September 16, 1979.

(PR Photos) (Source: Only In Your State)

12. Andra Davis

Former NFL linebacker Andra Davis was born in Live Oak, Florida on December 23, 1978. (Source: Local 10)

13. Zeke Mowatt

Former NFL Tight End for the NY Giants & New England Patriots, Zeke Mowatt is from Wauchula, Florida. (Source: Local 10) (Source: Local 10)

14. Artis Gilmore

Retired NBA player Artis Gilmore comes from Chipley, Florida and was born on September 21, 1949. (Source: Local 10)

15. Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders

Former NFL player Deion Sanders was born in Ft. Myers, Florida on August 9, 1967.

(Getty Images) (Source: Local 10)