Bermudian Profiles

Despite being only a dot on the map, Bermuda has produced many people who excel in their fields whose success has gone past our island shores. Below we feature profiles of dozens of Bermudians, with many more to be added in future.

[Please note we intend to add more profiles, and due to the volume received we do not accept requests to be added and are unable to answer emails pertaining to it.]

Alphabetical List of All Profiles

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Sports

  • Antonio Pierce An NFL player who was signed on a 20 million dollar plus contract and played in the Superbowl
  • Brian Wellman A world class triple jumper, won the Worlds in 1995, had two top 6 Olympic finishes
  • Clarence Hill Only Bermudian in history to win an Olympic medal; 1976 in boxing
  • Clyde Best Former West Ham Football star of the 1960′s and trailblazer for black footballers in the UK
  • John Barry Nusum Professional NASL soccer player, captain of Bermuda’s National Football Team
  • Kavin Smith Runner who holds the May 24th Marathon all time wins record, won 6 Carifta medals
  • Kiera Aitken Olympic swimmer, and holder of many national records
  • Kim Swan First Bermudian pro golfer to hold membership on the PGA European tour
  • Melanie Derosa First Bermudian born bodybuilder [male or female] to be awarded professional status
  • Melyssa James British and Welsh National Ice Dancing Champion, twin of Olympian Vanessa|James
  • Michael Sims Professional PGA golfer, winner of the New England Open
  • MJ Tumbridge First Bermudian to win a Gold Medal at the Pan Am games, 2 time Olympic equestrian
  • Nicky Saunders Legendary high jumper who won Bermuda’s only Gold Commonwealth medal
  • Peter Bromby Four time Olympic sailor, placed as high as 4th
  • Randy Horton Former professional football player, and Bermuda international cricketer
  • Rocky Thompson Played in the NFL in the 1970′s and represented Bermuda at the Commonwealth Games
  • Shaun Goater Former professional football star for Manchester City in the UK
  • Simon Payne In 1992 he became first Bermudian to compete in the Winter|Olympics
  • Teresa Perozzi Best female boxer in Bermuda’s history, WIBC & NABC World Boxing Champion
  • Troy Darrell A world class boxer who retired with a pro record of 26-3, with 23 knockouts
  • Troy Douglas A four time Olympic sprinter, and ranked top 6 in the all time world masters sprint times
  • Tucker Murphy First Bermudian to compete in skiing at the Olympics
  • Tyler Butterfield Cyclist/triathlete who has competed at World and Olympic level placing as high as 3rd
  • Vanessa James Only Bermudian to compete in Olympic figure skating, first black British Champion

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The Arts: Artists, Film, Models, Music

  • Collie Buddz Reggae musician who released an album with Sony Records and has performed worldwide
  • Desmond Fountain A world class sculptor whose work is exhibited through Bermuda, China, Europe, USA
  • Diana Dill Actress with a career spanning 50 years, mother of Michael Douglas
  • Gina Swainson Only Bermudian to win a major beauty pageant; Miss World 1979
  • Graham Foster An award winning artist who created the historical mural in Dockyard
  • Heather Nova Singer/songwriter who is signed to Sony Records and has released seven albums
  • Hubert Smith Musician with a decades long career who penned “Bermuda is Another World’
  • Jenna Judd Fashion model who has appeared in Vogue, TV commercials and more
  • Lance Hayward Blind jazz musician who appeared on TV and radio in Canada, Europe, Japan and the USA
  • Lucinda Spurling An award winning filmmaker, director of Rare Bird and The Lion and the Mouse
  • Michael Frith Designer, artist – Co-creator of ‘Fraggle Rock’ TV series
  • Talbot Brothers Calypso musicians who recorded albums and toured internationally
  • Will Kempe Actor who has appeared in Law and Order, All My Children, Baywatch Nights and more

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Politics

  • Ewart Brown Former Premier [PLP], Minster of Tourism and Transport, Physician
  • John Swan Former Premier [UBP] and real estate developer
  • Jennifer Smith Former Premier [PLP], first female Senator & Deputy Speaker
  • Kim Swan Former Leader of the Opposition, elected MP [UBP]
  • Lois Browne-Evans First female lawyer, female Attorney General, first black female MP [PLP] and more
  • Paula Cox: Present Premier [PLP], Minister of Finance
  • You can view brief bios on all the 2010 Members of the Cabinet and Senate here

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Historical

  • Mary Prince A former slave who wrote her life story which was published in 1831
  • Sally Bassett A symbolic figure in history, she was a slave who was burned at the stake
  • Thomas Tudor Tucker United States Senator and Congressman, private physician to an American President

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Other Notables

  • Brian Duperreault Insurance CEO, Southlands partner, estimated earnings of 13 to 25 million dollars a year
  • David Wingate A noted conservationist who is most well known for his work on Nonsuch Island
  • Dennis Rahiim Watson Activist who has received hundreds of awards, inc from Presidents Obama and Bush
  • Malcolm Brock Johns Hopkins physician & renowned cancer researcher, published over 70 papers
  • Pauulu Kamarakafego [Roosevelt Brown] Civil rights leader and internationally recognized engineer
  • Teddy Tucker World renowned ocean explorer who discovered over 100 shipwrecks

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Please note this is a work in progress, and we intend to add many more profiles as well as steadily improve the ones we have. We respectfully state that we are not accepting submittals for profile inclusion and due to the high volume of emails received, we are unable to answer all the individual request to be included in the profiles, or emails asking why someone is not included.

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