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9 Well-Known Black Celebrities You May Not Have Known Were Born Outside of the US

Actor/comedian Martin Lawrence was born in Frankfurt, Germany. His father, John Lawrence, was serving in the U.S. military in Germany at the time of Martin’s birth.


Singer Sade, whose real name is Helen Folasade Adu, was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. At the age of 4, she moved to England with her family.

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