Taurus is the astrological sign of the Zodiac represented by the Bull. Black Taurus celebrities share traits like ambition, determination, and a desire to work hard for the finer things in life.
People born between April 20 and May 20 are resilient, focused, and will see projects to the end. They can be headstrong but also very devoted and dependable.
Let’s have a look at the actors, athletes, musicians, and politicians that were born under the sign of Taurus.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Following in his father’s footsteps, Dwayne Johnson began a career as a wrestling superstar where he became known as “The Rock.”
Using his Taurus traits of hard work and resilience, The Rock became WWF Champion in 1998. He is believed by many to be the greatest wrestler of all time.
Born on May 2, Johnson has parlayed his success into a lucrative movie career, satisfying the Taurus’s love of wealth and security. His films have grossed over $10 billion worldwide.
Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on May 16 in Gary, Indiana, the tenth child of one of pop music’s most famous families.
Jackson is one of the best-selling music artists in the world, having sold over 100 million records. She also launched her own label, Rhythm Nation Records.
Ambition and hard work results in big rewards for Taurus people. Considering Jackson has won numerous Grammy, Billboard, and American Music Awards, there is no denying she is a African American Taurus.
Stevie Wonder, whose birthday falls on May 13, overcame the obstacle of blindness to become one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Wonder had his first hit with “Fingertips,” becoming the youngest recording artist with a number one record on Billboard’s Hot 100 at the age of 13.
Tapping his Taurus qualities to sell over 100 million records and earn 25 Grammy Awards, Wonder was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014.
Coretta Scott King
Coretta Scott King, born on April 27, was the widow of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Her devotion and loyalty to her husband’s causes earned her the reputation of “First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement.”
King herself continued to be a life-long advocate for African-American equality, displaying the Taurus characteristic of her commitment to a cause she truly believed in.
Willie Mays, Another Black Taurus Celebrities
Widely regarded as one of the best baseball players of all time, Willie Mays was a dependable player who spent almost his entire 22-year career with one team.
Nicknamed “The Say Hey Kid,” Mays is known for making one of baseball’s most memorable catches in the outfield in the 1954 World Series.
Born on May 6, Mays was a Taurus who exhibited an unrivaled determination to become one of the greatest baseball players to have ever played the game.
Sugar Ray Leonard
Sugar Ray Leonard is not the only Taurus boxer to appear on the list. In the 1980s, he was named “Boxer of the Decade” on his way to becoming the first boxer to earn over $100 million in purses.
Leonard, born on May 17, is a Taurus who won titles in five weight divisions during a 20-year career. He is regarded to be one of the greatest boxers of all time.
The “King of R&B,” Chris Brown, is a Taurus considered to be one of the most influential singers of R&B ever.
Born on May 5, Brown’s lyrics largely focus on love and money, two dominant themes that define the Taurus personality.
Brown has sold nearly 200 million records worldwide and is one of the leaders in digital single sales. He has the most Billboard Hot 100 entries of any R&B artist in history.
Tony Atlas was a bodybuilder and 3x Mr. USA title winner before teaming up with Rocky Johnson (father of “The Rock”) and becoming one-half of the first African-American tag-team wrestling champions.
Not only did he reflect Taurus’ strength, but Atlas became a champion in two different sports.
Atlas’ birthday was on April 23, sharing his Zodiac sign with his son, Dwayne.
Corey Booker, born on April 27 in Washington D.C., is a Taurus who became the first U.S. senator from New Jersey. He focuses on the fight for women’s rights and the racial wealth gap.
Delivering an impassioned speech at the confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first African-American woman to be named to the Supreme Court, Booker reflects the Taurus trait of valuing honesty and integrity.
Born on April 29, 1899, Duke Ellington was the leader of his orchestra, which came to prominence at The Cotton Club in Harlem during the 1920s.
As a composer and pianist, Ellington was a major contributor to the history of jazz. The charismatic Taurus orchestra leader was an innovator of the “big band” sound of the era.
This Taurus matriarch is the strong, loyal, loving mother of the Jacksons, 10 children who would shape music history. Jackson was born on May 4 in Clayton, Alabama.
The Jackson 5 originated in Gary, Indiana, in 1964 and would take the music world by storm. Her youngest child, Janet, would become a megastar in her own right.
Following the death of her son Michael in 2009, she legally became the permanent guardian of his children, Prince and Paris.
Louis Farrakhan is a symbol of determination and obstinance, dominant Taurus traits. His devotion to his beliefs led him to become the leader of the Nation of Islam.
Farrakhan organized the Million Man March in 1995, where thousands of African-Americans gathered in Washington, D.C., in support of civil rights.
Born on May 11, the ambitious leader has been a symbol of Black power for more than 45 years.
Ray Lewis was an intimidating linebacker in the NFL and a Bull in every sense of the word.
The Taurus Hall-of-Famer devoted his entire 17-year career to the Baltimore Ravens. His birthday falls on May 15.
His strength and dedicated work ethic made Lewis the first linebacker to win MVP of the Super Bowl. He is widely regarded to be one of the greatest defensive football players of all time.
Cedric the Entertainer
Born Cedric Antonio Kyles on April 24, he became Cedric the Entertainer as a stand-up comedian and one of “The Kings of Comedy.”
Cedric the Entertainer is a black Taurus who parlayed his comedy success to the big screen, most notably as Eddie Walker in Barbershop. In 2019, Cedric was honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Despite being born on May 18, Reggie Jackson would become known as “Mr. October,” one of the most clutch postseason hitters for both the Oakland A’s and New York Yankees.
The Taurus slugger played for 21 seasons, winning two Silver Slugger Awards, two World Series MVP awards, and was an All-Star 14 years in a row. Jackson became one of the most feared hitters of his era.
James Brown, the “Godfather of Soul,” had a career that spanned five decades on his way to becoming one of the very first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Born on May 3, Brown strutted across stages for over 50 years, always delivering his signature high-energy performances. He is credited with developing his own power funk and R&B groove that would influence generations.
Dennis Rodman, known in his NBA career as “The Worm,” was a brash, colorful character determined to be the best rebounder in the league.
Rodman was dedicated to becoming the best defensive player in the NBA, an award he won twice. This Taurus has a birthday on May 13. Is it any wonder he played for The Bulls?
Byron got his big break doing stand-up comedy on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He became a television producer and founded Entertainment Studios.
Born on April 22 from humble beginnings, Allen was incredibly ambitious, a dominant Taurus quality. Allen built a television empire and a net worth of over $400 million.
Born on May 8, 1911, in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, Robert Johnson would become one of the most influential blues musicians for many future generations.
In his short life, Johnson played in juke joints, dance halls, and street corners to survive. As a result, very little of Johnson’s music was recorded. However, the existing recordings show his brilliance as an innovative blues guitarist.
Convicted for a murder he did not commit, Rubin Carter spent 18 years in prison stubbornly refusing to acknowledge his jailers. He used his intelligence and resilience to survive.
Born May 6, Carter was not only a bull of a man, a strong, powerful boxer of the highest caliber, but he was also incredibly strong of mind.
His story is immortalized by the 1975 song “Hurricane” by Bob Dylan and by the 1999 film “The Hurricane” starring Denzel Washington as Carter.
Black Taurus Grace Jones
Born in Jamaica on May 19, Grace Jones moved to America at 13 and became a successful model, singer, and actress. She played Zula opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1984’2 Conan the Destroyer.
Jones displays her Taurus qualities through her wildly creative and innovative fashion and performances. She has been a major influence on current stars like Rhianna and Lady Gaga.
Considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, Joe Louis became the first African-American national hero in the United States after defeating Germany’s Max Schmeling during World War II.
“The Brown Bomber,” born on May 13, reigned as heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949. It is the longest champion reign in boxing history.
Aaron Judge, who celebrates his birthday on April 26, is another Taurus athlete who is big and strong like his Zodiac sign.
He exploded into Major League Baseball with the New York Yankees, hitting a home run in his first at-bat. He would break the record for most home runs in a season by a rookie on his way to winning Rookie of the Year.
Ving Rhames has had an impressive career in film and television for close to 40 years and is still going strong. He is a highly respected actor for the diversity of the roles he portrays.
Rhames is best known for his roles in Pulp Fiction and the Mission Impossible franchise.He was born and raised in Harlem, New York City, on May 12.
Another Hall of Fame athlete, Tim Duncan, born April 25, is a Taurus widely regarded as being the best basketball player at his position ever and one of the greatest players in the NBA of all time.
Duncan was named Rookie of the Year on his way to a 19-year career devoted to one team, the San Antonio Spurs. He won five NBA Championships and was an All-Star 15 times.
Kandi Burruss has had a successful career as both a singer and television star.
Her first success in the entertainment world came as a member of the R&B group Xscape before becoming the longest-serving cast member of the reality series, The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Born May 17, Burruss also won the third season of The Masked Singer.
Luther Vandross was born on the cusp of the Taurus sign on April 20. His silky smooth voice would see him sell over 40 million records.
Not just a solo artist, Vandross was in high demand by other famous acts like Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, David Bowie, and Bette Midler. Vandross set a record with eleven consecutive Platinum albums by an R&B artist, winning Best Male R&B Vocal Performance multiple times.
Born Lori Ann Rambough on May 15, Sommore came to be “The Diva of Contemporary Comedy.”
A stand-up comic and actress, Sommore hosted ComicView on BET and was one of the headliners on the “Queens of Comedy” tour. She has also released a number of stand-up comedy specials.
Cam Newton owns a number of NFL records for a quarterback, including as a rookie when he threw for 4,000 yards and rushed for 700 more.
Born on May 11, Newton is a flashy character off the field. His innovative fashion choices are a glimpse into Taurus’ love of wealth and money.
Born Percy Robert Miller Sr on April 29, Master P became a rapper and entrepreneur, founding his own record label, No Limit Records.
BET named Master P one of “The Most Influential Rappers of All Time.” More than just his music, Master P is highly respected for his business acumen as a record executive.
Black Taurus Celebrities, Final Thoughts
Whether from the world of sports, music, or entertainment, Black Taurus celebrities show that they share common traits that have led to their success.
They are strong, determined, and dedicated. Sometimes stubborn in their ways. But Taurus celebrities always build their wealth through hard work and ambition.