While the average height for most black people is 5 feet 9 inches, many popular celebrities are shorter than average. This has proven that height isn’t a barrier to success. Here’s the list of the seven shortest black celebrities.
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Kevin Hart – 5 Feet 2 Inches
Born on July 6, 1979, in Philadelphia, PA, Kevin Hart is an African-American comedian and actor. Although not exactly the shortest African-American celebrity, he’s among them. Kevin Hart is by far below the average height of many celebrities in the entertainment industry. His height is 5 feet 2 inches. Many of his comic movies are available on Amazon.
Tony Cox – 3 Feet 6 Inches
Joseph Anthony Cox is an African-American actor known for his roles in Bad Santa, Friday, Me, and Myself & Irene. His height is 3 ft 6 in, which places him among the shortest black celebrities. Many of Toy Cox’s movies are available on Amazon, which makes them accessible to the global audience.
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Billy Joel – 5 Feet 5 Inches
Aged 74 years, William Martin Joel is an African-American singer, songwriter, and pianist. He was nicknamed “Piano Man” after the release of his signature 1973 song of the same name. William Martin Joel has had a successful music career as a solo artist since the 1970s.
Osita Iheme (Pawpaw) – 4 Feet 3 Inches
Born in 1982 in Mbatoli, Nigeria, Osita Iheme is an actor and producer. He’s popularly known for playing the role of Pawpaw in the movie Aki na Ukwa alongside Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki). Osita is considered to be one of Nigeria’s most famous actors.
Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki) – 4 Feet 3 Inches
Chinedu Ikedieze is a Nigerian actor, investor, and entrepreneur. He’s popularly known for playing alongside Pawpaw after their breakthrough movie.
Chinedu Ikedieze has starred in more than 50 movies for an acting career spanning 20 years. His height is 4 feet 3 inches, which places him among our seven short black actors.
Tracy Morgan – 5 Feet and 4 Inches
Tracy Jamel Morgan is an African American actor and stand-up comedian. He was born on November 10, 1968, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Between 1996 to 2023, Morgan performed on Saturday Night Live, an NBC sketch comedy television series. In 30 Rock, an NBC sitcom he also starred as Tracy Jordan from 2006 to 2013. Both Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock earned him Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
Morgan’s autograph “I Am the New Black” was released on October 20, 2009. The book covers everything about Tracy Morgan. It’s available on Amazon. Morgan’s height is 5 feet 4 inches, making him one of our seven short black actors.
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Martin Lawrence – 5 Feet 7 Inches
Born on April 16, 1965, Martin Lawrence is an African-American actor and comedian. He became popular during the 1990s.
He isn’t tall, but that was never a disadvantage to him. His height is 5 feet 7 inches, making him one of the shortest black celebrities. His movies are available on Amazon. You can watch a couple of them to see how talented Martin Lawrence is.
While being short has disadvantages, it turns out that it can’t stop anyone from achieving success on the big stage. The seven short black actors covered here have proven that you can be whatever you want, irrespective of your color, identity, and height.
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