Buffalo has been home to quite a few famous people over time! Most people know Rick James is from Buffalo, but you might be surprised by these other famous people who grew up in the city! Check them out, do you think you'll know them all?

Beverly Johnson
Born and raised in Buffalo
Model, actress and business woman
She became Vogue's first African-American cover model in August 1974.

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Steven Aaron Jordan AKA Stevie J
Born in Buffalo and raised in Rochester
Producer, artists, reality TV personality

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Alexis Spight
Born and raised in Buffalo
Gospel Singer
She was runner-up on season five of the BET's Sunday Best show.

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Wolf Blitzer
Born in Germany, raised in Buffalo
Journalist and TV Host
He is a CNN reporter and host of The Situation Room.

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Shemika Charles
Born in Trinidad, raised in Buffalo
Limbo Entertainer
She holds 2 Guinness World Records for the lowest limbo.

Brian McKnight
Born and raised in Buffalo
He has 16 Grammy Awards nominations, but has never won!

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Jesse L. Martin
Born in Virginia, raised in Buffalo
An actor and singer
You probably know him as NYPD Detective Ed Green on Law & Order and in the upcoming Marvin Gaye biopic.

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Jessica White
Born and raised in Buffalo
Model and budding actress
She has modeled for Sports Illustrated and acted in Big Momma's House 2

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Joe Public
(I'm counting the group as 1 'person'. The members are Kevin Scott, Jake Carter, Dwight "Mr. Dew" Wyatt and Joe "J.R." Sayles)
Started in Buffalo
New Jack Swing Group
Their single "Live and Learn" peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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