Jamaica, Queens - Notable Residents

Notable Residents

Notable current and former residents of Jamaica include:

  • Cecily Adams, actress
  • Paul Bowles, writer and composer
  • Jimmy Breslin, author and columnist
  • Sri Chinmoy, philosopher and spiritual teacher
  • Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York 1983-1995
  • Nelson DeMille (1943-), author
  • Rocco DiSpirito, chef
  • Alan Dugan, poet
  • Desiree Coleman, singer, actress
  • Ann Flood, actress
  • Ashrita Furman, most Guinness World Records holder (88 Guinness World Records)
  • Marc Iavaroni, basketball player, former head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies
  • Curtis Jackson III a.k.a. 50 Cent, rapper/entrepreneur
  • James P. Johnson, pianist and composer
  • William T. Kane, physicist; born in Jamaica in 1932
  • Crad Kilodney, writer
  • Rufus King, signer of the United States Constitution
  • Gerald S. Lesser (1926–2010), psychologist who played a major role in developing the educational programming included in Sesame Street.
  • Debi Mazar, actress
  • Metallica briefly lived here in April 1983 before recording their debut Kill 'Em All
  • Nicki Minaj, rapper
  • Letty Cottin Pogrebin, writer/journalist
  • Freddie Roman, comedian
  • Heathcliff Slocumb, former pitcher
  • Donald Trump, real estate developer
  • Waka Flocka Flame, Rapper, So Icey Entertainment, 1017 Brick Squad who came from South Jamaica born in the neighbourhood but later moved to Atlanta
  • Marinus Willett, mayor of New York 1807-08
  • Frances Ziermak, player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

Len Kunstadt, jazz/blues historian, record label owner

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