1. Mayra Andrade is a Cape Verdean singer who lives and records in Lisbon, Portugal. Often compared to Cesária Évora, Andrade has been praised for her modern interpretation of the traditional Cape Verdean morna music. Born: 13 February 1985, Havana, Cuba. Nationality: Cape Verdean. Movies: The Roar Of The Sea, 7 Days in Havana.
2. Samira Nandi Marques Vera-Cruz is a Cape Verdean film director, producer, editor and actress. Born: 11 September 1990, Mindelo, Cape Verde. Education: The American University of Paris. Movies: Buska Santu, Hora Di Bai – Hora De Partida.
3. Ashley Holliday Tavares, frequently credited as Ashley Holliday, is an American actress best known for playing Chloe Delgado on the 2010 ABC Family series Huge and Melissa Sanders on the 2012 Nick at Nite serial drama Hollywood Heights. Born: 1 September 1985 (age 34 years), Burbank, California, United States. Nationality: American. Uncles: Antone Lee Tavares, Perry Lee Tavares, Ralph Vierra Tavares, Arthur Paul Tavares. Parents: Feliciano Vierra Tavares, Jr., Jacqueline Popelka. Movies and TV shows: Only Mine, Hollywood Heights (2012), Huge (2010), The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012), Just Cause (1995). Her father is a Cape Verdean American.
4. Sara Martins is a Portuguese-French actress of Cape Verdean descent. She is known in France for her roles on television and in film and theatre. She also appeared as Detective Sergeant Camille Bordey in the joint British-French crime comedy-drama Death in Paradise, filmed in Guadeloupe, a French overseas department. Born: 19 August 1977, Faro, Portugal. Height: 1.7 m. Education: National Academy of Dramatic Arts. Movies and TV shows: Death in Paradise (Since 2011), Murders in Martinique (2016), Détectives (2013 – 2014), Réunions (Since 2020), Kiss & Tell (2018).
5. Anika Noni Rose is an American actress and singer known for voicing Tiana, Disney's first African-American princess, in Walt Disney Pictures' The Princess and the Frog, and her starring role as Lorrell Robinson in the Academy Award-winning film Dreamgirls. Born: 6 September 1972, Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States. Height: 1.58 m. TV shows: The Quad, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Power. Awards: Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical. Education: Bloomfield High School (1986–1990), American Conservatory Theater, Florida A&M University. Movies: The Princess and the Frog (2009), Dreamgirls (2006), Everything, Everything (2017), For Colored Girls (2010), Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018). She has Verdean descent.
6. Chelsea Royce Tavares is an American actress and is of Cape Verdean descent. She is best known for her role as Cranberry on the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous and as Autumn Williams on Just Jordan. Born: 22 September 1991, Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States. Nationality: American. Genre: Pop. Siblings: Kylee Russell. Movies and TV shows: All American (Since 2018), Just Jordan (2007 – 2008), Unfabulous (2004 – 2007), Solace (2012), Tycoon.
7. Amber Levonchuck, known professionally as Amber Rose, is an American model and actress. Born: 21 October 1983, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Height: 1.75 m. Spouse: Wiz Khalifa (m. 2013–2016). Children: Slash Electric Alexander Edwards, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz. Parents: Michael Levonchuck, Dorothy Rose. Movies and TV shows: The Amber Rose Show (2016), Sister Code (2015), School Dance (2014), Dancing with the Stars (Since 2005), What Happened Last Night (2016). Her mother is of Cape Verdean African and maternal Scottish descent from Ayrshire.
8. Blu Cantrell is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. Cantrell rose to fame in 2001, with the release of her debut single, "Hit 'Em Up Style", which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. Born: 16 March 1976, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Full name: Tiffany Cobb. Movies and TV shows: Celebrity Circus, Drumline. She is of African-American, Narragansett and Cape Verdean descent on her father's side.
9. Gabrielle Serene "Elle" Varner is an American singer. Varner is of Black American, White American and Cape Verdean descent. Born into a musical family in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Los Angeles, Varner studied at New York University's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music. In October 2009, she signed with RCA Records along with a co-publishing agreement with Sony Music. Born: 12 February 1989, Brooklyn, New York, United States. Height: 1.7 m. Parents: Mikelyn Roderick, Jimmy Varner. Movies: Q.U.E.E.N..
10. Leila Luliana da Costa Vieira Lopes Umenyiora is an Angolan actress, TV host, model and beauty queen who won the titles of Miss Angola UK 2010, Miss Angola 2010 and Miss Universe 2011. Here parents were immigrants from Cape Verde. Born: 26 February 1986, Benguela, Angola. Height: 1.78 m. Nationality: Angolan. Spouse: Osi Umenyiora (m. 2015). Parents: Geraldo Vieira Lopes, Dulce Costa. Residence: London, United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom. Movies: HeartBeat, Criança Esperança (2012).
11. Tatiana Silva Braga Tavares is a Belgian model who was crowned Miss Belgium in 2005. She entered the pageant as Miss Brussels and represented Belgium at the Miss World contest in December 2005. Born: 5 February 1985, Uccle, Belgium. Height: 1.78 m. Education: Université Libre de Bruxelles. TV shows: 90' Enquêtes, Les Docs du week-end, Expeditie Robinson (Since 2000). Movies: known for Roberto (2013), Hello Au Revoir (2018) and Les Ultimes Aventuriers (2018).
12. Africa Miranda is an American actress with Verdean descent. Born: Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Nominations: Shorty Award for Periscoper of the Year. Movies and TV shows: The New Atlanta (2013), What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012).