American people of Ethiopian descent

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  1. Gelila Bekele

    Gelila Bekele


    Gelila Bekele (born September 4, 1986) is an Ethiopian model, humanitarian and social activist.

  2. Liya Kebede

    Liya Kebede


    Liya Kebede (Amharic: ሊያ ከበደ?; born 1 March 1978) is an Ethiopian-born model, maternal health advocate, clothing designer, and actress. Forbes identified her the eleventh-highest-paid top model in the world in 2007, and she has appeared three times on the cover of U.S. Vogue.

  3. Adolfo Quinones

    Adolfo Quinones


    Shabba Doo (born Adolfo Gordon Quiñones; May 11, 1955) is an American actor, dancer, and choreographer. He is best known for his role as Orlando "Ozone" in the 1984 breakdancing film Breakin' and its sequel, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.

  4. Skin



    Skin Diamond (born Raylin Christensen; February 18, 1987) is the stage name of an American pornographic actress and nude model.

  5. Saaphyri Windsor

    Saaphyri Windsor


    Saaphyri Windsor (also known as Wanda Scott) is an American reality television contestant, hairstylist, and actress. Windsor is best known for appearing on Flavor of Love 2 and winning Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School. After the show, Windsor launched a unisex lip balm called Saaphyri's Lip Chap which stemmed from Saaphyri offering H-Town "lip chap" after their fight on Flavor of Love 2.

  6. Melissa Gorga

    Melissa Gorga


    Melissa Ann Gorga (née Marco; born circa 1979) is an American reality television personality and singer. She is a member of the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, joining the show in its third season.

  7. Tiffany Haddish

    Tiffany Haddish


    Tiffany Sarac Haddish (born December 3, 1979) is an American dancer, comedian and actress.

  8. Kitaw Ejigu

    Kitaw Ejigu


    Kitaw Ejigu (Amharic: ቅጣው እጅጉ; February 25, 1948 - January 13, 2006) was an Ethiopian American scientist who worked for NASA as Chief of Spacecraft and Satellite Systems engineer. He was also a political leader.

  9. Angel Lola Luv

    Angel Lola Luv


    Fershgenet Melaku, better known as LoLa Monroe, is an Ethiopian-American rapper, model and actress.

  10. Aster Aweke

    Aster Aweke


    Aster Aweke (Amharic: አስቴር አወቀ?, ʾAster ʾAwäḳä) is an Ethiopian singer living in the United States.

  11. Abdus Ibrahim

    Abdus Ibrahim


    Abdusalam Abas Ibrahim,Amharic: ፉአድ ኢብራሒም? known as Fuad Ibrahim and Ibee Ibrahim (born August 15, 1991) is an Ethiopian footballer.

  12. Keariene Muizz

    Keariene Muizz


    Keariene Muizz (/kɪərˈn/; born November 18, 1977) is a contemporary American painter known for depicting the statues of Paris and being the first person to fuse fashion and oil painting together. Keariene is also known to incorporate the psychoanalytic literature of Sigmund Freud into her artistic theories. Additionally, she is an arts and culture reporter that broadcasts live on KX 93.5 fm, Radio Caravan.

  13. Mulatu Astatke

    Mulatu Astatke


    Mulatu Astatke (born on 19 December 1943; surname sometimes spelled Astatqé on French-language releases, and ሙላቱ አስታጥቄ in his native Amharic) is an Ethiopian musician and arranger best known as the father of Ethio-jazz.

  14. Abdul 'Duke' Fakir

    Abdul 'Duke' Fakir


    Abdul "Duke" Fakir (born December 26, 1935) is an American singer. He is best known as a member of the Motown act the Four Tops, from 1953 to the present day. A first tenor, Fakir is the group's only surviving original member.

  15. Noah Samara

    Noah Samara


    Noah A. Samara is a Chief Executive Officer of WorldSpace, the world's first to launch satellite radio system. He also played a pivotal role in the foundation of XM Satellite Radio. He claimed what motivated him to found WorldSpace is to give millions of people in Asia and Africa access to information. Samara's effort to launch a third satellite over Latin America got him embroiled in a bitter fight with the U.S. Department of Defense and Boeing, which use the L-band for communication during flight tests.

  16. Julie Mehretu

    Julie Mehretu


    Julie Mehretu (born 1970 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) is an artist, best known for her densely layered abstract paintings and prints. She lives and works in New York City. Mehretu shares her New York studio with her partner, the artist Jessica Rankin.

  17. Selamawi Asgedom

    Selamawi Asgedom


    Selamawi Asgedom (Amharic: ሰላማዊ ሃእለአብ አስገዶም; born in Adi Wahla, Ethiopia on 29 September 1976) or Mawi Asgedom for short, is an author, public speaker, and a refugee of Ethiopian and Eritrean origin.

  18. Nnegest Likké

    Nnegest Likké


    Nnegest Likké (born February 19, 1970) is an American film director and screenwriter.

  19. Haile Gerima

    Haile Gerima


    Haile Gerima (born March 4, 1946) is an Ethiopian filmmaker who lives and works in the United States. He is a leading member of the L.A. Rebellion film movement, also known as the Los Angeles School of Black Filmmakers. His films have received wide international acclaim. Since 1975, Gerima has also been an influential film professor at Howard University in Washington, DC. He is best known for Sankofa (1993), which won numerous international awards.

  20. Kenna



    Kenna Zemedkun, known professionally as Kenna, is an Ethiopian-American musician, philanthropist and technology creative. His track "Say Goodbye to Love" was nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance in the 2009 Grammy Awards. Kenna is the founder and producer of the Summit on the Summit clean water initiative, and also partnered with Justin Timberlake to re-launch Myspace.

  21. Gebisa Ejeta

    Gebisa Ejeta


    Gebisa Ejeta (born 1950) is an Ethiopian American plant breeder, geneticist and Professor at Purdue University. In 2009, he won the World Food Prize for his major contributions in the production of sorghum.

  22. Sossina M. Haile

    Sossina M. Haile


    Sossina M. Haile (born 1966) is an Ethiopian-American chemist. She is a professor of Materials Science and of Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology

  23. Amsale Aberra

    Amsale Aberra


    Amsale Aberra (born 1954) is an Ethiopian-born American fashion designer and entrepreneur. Her main field of design is in couture wedding gowns, and her flagship store is located on Madison Avenue in New York City. In addition to her flagship location, her gowns are also sold at fine bridal boutiques such as Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus. She is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and a Trustee of the Fashion Institute of Technology.

  24. Y-Love



    Yitz Jordan (born January 5, 1978), better known by his stage name Y-Love, is a Los Angeles-based American hip-hop artist. An Orthodox Jew, Jordan was formerly Hasidic. Jordan rhymes in a mixture of English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic, Latin and Aramaic, often covering social, political and religious themes.

  25. Yosef Ben-Jochannan

    Yosef Ben-Jochannan


    Yosef Alfredo Antonio Ben-Jochannan (/ˈbɛn ˈjkənən/; December 31, 1918 – March 19, 2015), referred to by his admirers as "Dr. Ben", was an African-American writer and historian. He was considered to be one of the more prominent Afrocentric scholars.

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