Here are some of your favorite celebrities from the sunshine state!
1. Betty Wright
Singer Betty Wright hails from Miami, Florida. She was born December 21, 1953. (Source: IMDb) (PR Photos)
2. Laila Ali
Daughter to professional boxer Muhammed Ali and a professional boxer her self Laila Ali was born in Miami , Florida Decemeber 30, 1977. (PR) (Source: IMDb)
3. Winston E. Scott
Astronaut Captain Winston E. Scott was born in Miami, Florida on August 6, 1950. (Source: Black Past)
4. Sidney Poitier
Actor Sidney Poitier was born in Miami on February 20, 1927. (PR Photos) (Source: Only In Your State)
5. Jason Derulo
Singer Jason Derulo born on September 21, 1989 in Miami. (PR Photos) (Source: Only In Your State)
6. Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes was born in Orlando on July 31, 1962. (PR Photos) (Source: Only In Your State)
7. Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen
“Gone With The Wind Actress” Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen was born in Tampa, Florida on January 7, 1911. (Source: Local 10)
8. Rick Ross
Rapper Rick Ross was born in Carol City, Florida on January 28, 1976.
(AP) (Source: Only In Your State)
9. 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)
Rapper T-Pain was born in Tallahassee, Florida on September 30, 1985.
(AP) (Source: Local 10)
11. 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)
12. Ray Charles
Musician and singer Ray Charles was born in Georgia but grew up in Greenville, Florida.
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13. Maya Rudolph
Comedian and actress Maya Rudolph is from Gainsville, Florida. She was born on July 27, 1972.
(AP Photo) (Source: IMDB)
14. 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)
15. Andra Davis
Former NFL linebacker Andra Davis was born in Live Oak, Florida on December 23, 1978. (Source: Local 10)
16. 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)
17. Artis Gilmore
Retired NBA player Artis Gilmore comes from Chipley, Florida and was born on September 21, 1949. (Source: Local 10)
18. Deion SandersSource:Getty
Former NFL player Deion Sanders was born in Ft. Myers, Florida on August 9, 1967.
(Getty Images) (Source: Local 10)
19. Luther Campbell
Singer Luther Campbell was born Decemeber 22, 1960 in Miami, Florida. (Source: IMDb)
20. Roxie Roker
Roxie Roker aka Helen Willis from “The Jefferson’s” is from Miami, Florida. She was born August 28, 1929. (Source: IMDb)
21. Sam Moore
Southern soul and R&B singer Sam Moore was born in Miami, Florida on October 12, 1935. (Source: IMDb)