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Short Black Actors: List of the 7 Shortest Black Celebrities

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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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Obio Oluebube 4 feet 1 Inches

Obio Oluebube Photoshoots. Video Credit: @uchenancyandfamily5947

Born in 2004, Obio Oluebube Cynthia is a female Nigerian actor, social media personality and comedian. Oluebube’s acting style is similar to that of popular actors Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme. 

She’s known for her mischievous and funny roles in Nollywood movies, where she often plays a stubborn little girl. She joined the movie industry in 2019, and she has gained large followers on Instagram and TikTok. 

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

Discussion with Tracy Morgan. Video Credit: @LateNightSeth YouTube Channel

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. 

Martin Lawrence started his acting career playing Maurice Warfield in What’s Happening Now!! After he kicked things off, he starred in Do the Right Thing, Talkin’ Dirty After Dark, and many others. 

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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Uchenna Agwu
Uchenna Agwu
Hi there! I’m Uchenna Agwu, and I love to write. When I’m not writing, you can usually find me reading books or watching documentaries (I’m a bit of a nerd). But I also like to get out and explore – whether that means going on hikes or checking out new restaurants.


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