Black Celebrities You Had No Clue Were From The Cleveland Area

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It's Black History Month, and it's time to celebrate the Black celebrities who paved the way for Black success and still remember where they come from.

From Halle Berry to Rich Paul, check out the list below!

Halle Berry Accepts The Sixth Annual #SeeHer Award At 2022 Critics' Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 13: Halle Berry accepts the sixth annual #SeeHer Award at the 2022 Critics' Choice Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on March 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for #SeeHer)Photo: Getty Images

The Emmy award-winning actress has been in the limelight since 1986, when she competed in beauty pageants and finished as runner up in the Miss USA pageant and sixth in Miss World in 1986.

From Boomerang with Eddie Murphy to Monster's Ball, she has an impressive resume of films. She was born on August 14 1966, in Cleveland, OH.

Critics Choice Association's 5th Annual Celebration Of Black Cinema & Television - Arrivals

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 05: Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi attends Critics Choice Association's 5th Annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television at Fairmont Century Plaza on December 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)Photo: Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

Born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, also known as his stage name, Kid Cudi. His musical career started in 2008 with his debut single, "Day 'n' Nite," the rapper and record producer was born in Cleveland, OH.

Beverly Hills Bar Association's Entertainment Lawyer Of The Year Dinner

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 16: Tracy Chapman attends the Beverly Hills Bar Association's Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Dinner at Beverly Hills Hotel on April 16, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)Photo: Jerod Harris/Getty Images

The singer is best known for hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason." Tracy Chapman was born in Cleveland, OH.

Premiere Of Apple TV+'s "Shrinking" - Arrivals

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Yvette Nicole Brown attends the premiere of Apple TV+'s "Shrinking" at Directors Guild Of America on January 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Yvette Nicole Brown, from Nickelodeon's hit TV show, Drake and Josh, the American actress is from East Cleveland and has opened up about struggles being a Black actor in America, from hair and makeup to casting.

B. Riley FBR, inc. Presents The 9th Annual "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Charity Boxing Night Benefiting The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation

SANTA MONICA, CA - MAY 23: Arsenio Hall attends the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation 9th Annual "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Charity Boxing Night presented by B. Riley FBR, Inc. at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on May 23, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation)Photo: Leon Bennett/Getty Images

The American comedian, actor, and talk show host found fame and success fast after starring in Coming to America with Eddie Murphy. Arsenio Hall was born in Cleveland, OH.

Los Angeles Lakers v New York Knicks

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 31: Rich Paul attends the game between the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden on January 31, 2023 in New York City. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the New York Knicks 129-123 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Photo: Elsa/Getty Images

Rich Paul founded sports agency Klutch Sports Agency based in Cleveland, OH. The business man has represented prominent NBA players, including LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Zach LaVine, Ben Simmons and more. He is the head of UTA Sports and just announced Klutch Sports clothing collection with New Balance. Paul was named in Forbes as world's most powerful sports agent.

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