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.
2. Samira Nandi Marques Vera-Cruz is a Cape Verdean film director, producer, editor and actress.
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. 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.
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. 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.
7. Amber Levonchuck, known professionally as Amber Rose, is an American model and actress. Her mother is of Cape Verdean African and maternal Scottish descent from Ayrshire.Born: 21 October 1983, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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. 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.
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.
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.
12. Africa Miranda is an American actress with Verdean descent.