American people of Samoan descent

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  1. Dwayne Johnson

    Dwayne Johnson


    Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE. Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, winning a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes football team. He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, and was cut two months into the 1995 season. This led him to become a professional wrestler like his grandfather, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson (from whom he also inherited his Canadian citizenship). Through Maivia he is considered a non-blood relative of the Anoa'i wrestling family.

  2. Mika Tan

    Mika Tan


    Mika Tan (born November 27, 1977) is the stage name of an American fetish model (BDSM/DS/stocking and pantyhose fetish), and pornographic actress.

  3. Troy Polamalu

    Troy Polamalu


    Troy Aumua Polamalu (/ˌpləˈmɑːl/; born Troy Aumua on April 19, 1981), is a former American football strong safety who played his entire twelve-year career for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Southern California (USC), and earned consensus All-American honors. He was chosen by the Steelers in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He was a member of two of the Steelers' Super Bowl championship teams, and was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2010.

  4. Joe Anoa'i

    Joe Anoa'i


    Leati Joseph "Joe" Anoaʻi (born May 25, 1985) is an American professional wrestler and a retired defensive tackle in Canadian football. Anoaʻi is signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name Roman Reigns.

  5. Junior Seau

    Junior Seau


    Steve Baul "Junior" Seau Jr. (/ˈs./; SAY-ow; January 19, 1969 – May 2, 2012) was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). Known for his passionate playing style, he was a 10-time All-Pro, 12-time Pro Bowl selection, and named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. He was elected posthumously to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.

  6. Eddie Fatu

    Eddie Fatu


    Edward Smith "Eddie/Eki" Fatu (March 28, 1973 – December 4, 2009) was a Samoan-American professional wrestler. He was best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment in the 2000s under the ring name Umaga.

  7. Greg Louganis

    Greg Louganis


    Gregory Efthimios "Greg" Louganis (/lˈɡnɨs/; born January 29, 1960) is an American Olympic diver, LGBT-rights activist and author who won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games on both the springboard and platform. He is the only male and the second diver in Olympic history to sweep the diving events in consecutive Olympic Games. In 1984, he received the James E. Sullivan Award from the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) as the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States.

  8. Tina Wiseman

    Tina Wiseman


    Tina Wiseman was an American actress.

  9. Al Harrington

    Al Harrington


    Al Harrington (born Tausau Ta'a on December 12, 1935 in Pago Pago, American Samoa) is an American television actor. He is best known as his role as "Det. Ben Kokua" on the CBS television series Hawaii Five-O. He had previously appeared in five episodes of the series as other characters ("The Box," "The Late John Louisiana," "The Double Wall," "No Bottles... No Cans... No People" and "For a Million... Why Not?" - in all but "The Double Wall" he was cast as a villain).

  10. Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.

    Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.


    Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. is an American hip hop group from Carson, California, composed of the Devoux brothers Paul, Ted, Donald, Roscoe, Danny, David and Vincent. Their family is from American Samoa. They became popular after touring in Japan in the mid 1980s, where they were initially known as the "The Blue City Crew." The "Boo-Yaa" in their name signifies the sound of a shotgun being discharged, while the "T.R.I.B.E." stands for "Too Rough International Boo-Yaa Empire." According to hip-hop documentarians, Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. is "synonymous with hip hop in Los Angeles."

  11. Tulsi Gabbard

    Tulsi Gabbard


    Tulsi Gabbard (born April 12, 1981) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who has been the United States Representative for Hawaii's second congressional district since 2013. She is also a Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Elected in 2012, she is the first American Samoan and the first Hindu member of the United States Congress, and, along with Tammy Duckworth, one of its first female combat veterans.

  12. Peter Navy Tuiasosopo

    Peter Navy Tuiasosopo


    Peter Navy Tuiasosopo (born December 22, 1963 in San Pedro, California) is an American-Samoan actor perhaps best known for his roles as E. Honda in Universal Pictures Street Fighter and Manumana in the Paramount Pictures film Necessary Roughness.

  13. Benny Agbayani

    Benny Agbayani


    Benny Peter Agbayani, Jr. (/æɡbˈɑːni/; born December 28, 1971 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a retired professional baseball player. Born in Hawaii to Filipino and Samoan parents, he attended Saint Louis School and Hawaii Pacific University. He also attended the Oregon Institute of Technology. He formerly played with the New York Mets, Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox.

  14. Peyton Siva

    Peyton Siva


    Peyton Robert Siva, Jr. (born October 24, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Juvecaserta Basket of the Italian Serie A. He played college basketball for Louisville, leading the school to two Final Fours including a national championship his senior season. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons, who selected him with the 56th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.

  15. Solofa Fatu Jr.

    Solofa Fatu Jr.


    Solofa Fatu Jr. (born October 11, 1965) is a Samoan American professional wrestler, best known under the ring names Rikishi (which means sumo wrestler in Japanese) and Fatu with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he was a one-time Intercontinental Champion, two-time World Tag Team Champion, and one-time WWE Tag Team Champion. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2015.

  16. Tanoai Reed

    Tanoai Reed


    Tanoai Reed (born February 10, 1974) is a Hollywood stunt man.

  17. Samoa Joe

    Samoa Joe


    Nuufolau Joel "Joe" Seanoa (born March 17, 1979) better known by his ring name Samoa Joe, is American professional wrestler signed to WWE. He was previously best known for his time with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), and Ring of Honor (ROH).

  18. Fred Matua

    Fred Matua


    Fred Matua (January 14, 1984 – August 5, 2012) was an American football guard. After playing college football for Southern California, he was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was a member of the Lions, Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Florida Tuskers, and Omaha Nighthawks in his career.

  19. Afa Anoa'i, Jr.

    Afa Anoa'i, Jr.


    Afa Anoaʻi Jr. (born October 6, 1984) is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with the professional wrestling promotion WWE in the mid-2000s under the ring name Manu.

  20. The Usos

    The Usos


    The Usos (born August 22, 1985) are a Samoan American professional wrestling tag team consisting of real-life twin brothers Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso, who appear in WWE. The pair were previously managed by Tamina Snuka and Jimmy's real life wife, Naomi.

  21. Afa Anoai

    Afa Anoai


    Arthur "Afa" Anoaʻi Sr. (born November 21, 1942) is a Samoan American retired professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager. Since retiring in the 1990s, he has operated the World Xtreme Wrestling promotion and trained wrestlers at the Wild Samoan Training Center.

  22. Peter Maivia

    Peter Maivia


    Fanene Leifi Pita Maivia (April 6, 1937 – June 12, 1982), born Peter Fanene Anderson, was a Samoan professional wrestler better known as Peter Maivia. He is the maternal grandfather of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, part of the famous Anoa'i wrestling family and a promoter for the National Wrestling Alliance in Hawaii.

  23. Manti Te'o

    Manti Te'o


    Manti Malietau Louis Teʻo (/ˈmæn.t ˈtɛ./, MAN-ty-TE-oh; born January 26, 1991) is an American football linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Notre Dame, where he was recognized as a consensus All-American, received eight national awards, and became one of the most decorated college football players of all time. He was drafted by the Chargers in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

  24. Nuu Faaola

    Nuu Faaola


    Nu'u Fa'aola (born January 15, 1964) is a former running back of Samoan ancestry who played in the National Football League from 1986 to 1989. He played for the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins primarily on special teams after playing collegiately at the University of Hawaii. Fa'aola attended Farrington High School in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

  25. Tedashii



    Tedashii Lavoy Anderson (born March 8, 1977), known simply as Tedashii, is an American Christian hip hop artist and member of the hip-hop troupe, 116 Clique. Tedashii has released four solo albums, Kingdom People, Identity Crisis, Blacklight and Below Paradise, on Reach Records. Tedashii's delivery style is characterized by a deep voice that he can manipulate for rapping a wide range of flow schemes and patterns.

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