List of people from American Samoa
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- John Kneubuhl was a Hollywood screenwriter, playwright and Polynesian historian. He wrote for American television series such as The Fugitive, Gunsmoke, The Wild Wild West, Star Trek, The Invaders and Hawaii Five-O. An annual award named in his honor is presented by the department of education to local students.
- Freddie Letuli was the pioneer of the world-famous Polynesian fire knife dance. He toured across the United States and Europe, appearing in TV shows and movies. Letuli died in 2003. The annual World Fire Knife competition is held each year in his honor.
- Al Harrington is a Hollywood character actor best known for playing Detective Ben Kokua on the original Hawaii Five-O.
- Hollywood actor Eric Stoltz lived with his family in American Samoa. His father was the principal of Leone High School in the late 1960s.
- Gary Scott Thompson is a Hollywood screenwriter, television producer and director. He is best known for his work on the Fast & the Furious film series.
- Setu Taase is a film actor. He is best known for playing Junior Palaita in Gridiron Gang.
- Queen Muhammad Ali (Queen Melé Le'iato Tuiasosopo Muhammad Ali) is an award-winning film director, photographer, graphic design artist, multimedia activist, lecturer, television producer, model, writer, visual anthropologist and the CEO of Nation19 Magazine. Ali is also the great-granddaughter of Paramount Chief Tuli Le'iato of American Samoa.
- Author Sia Figiel was an educator for Fa'asao-Marist and Samoana High School. Figiel was a special liaison for the congressman's office for several years.
- Fofó Iosefa Fiti Sunia founded American Samoa's first newspaper in the 1960s and was later elected as a non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1981 to 1988. Sunia published a series of books, among them The story of the legislature of American Samoa: 1948–1998 and Puputoa: A Host of Heroes.
- The Katinas is a famed contemporary Christian music group composed of brothers.
- Tulsi Gabbard is a member of the United States congress representing Hawaii's 2nd congressional district.
- Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen is a member of the United States House of Representatives representing American Samoa. Her father was the first democratically elected governor of American Samoa. Coleman Radewagen is a Republican, and she serves on the Committee on Natural Resources, the Committee on small business and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
- Tony Solaita was Samoa's only major league baseball player. He played for the New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, California Angels, Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays. Solaita was killed during a family dispute in 1990. A popular park and sporting field in Tafuna is named in his honor.
- Afa Anoaʻi and Sika Anoaʻi are professional wrestlers known as The Wild Samoans. They held 21 tag team championships around the world. They are the patriarchs of the Anoaʻi family, which includes many professional wrestlers, including Yokozuna, former tag team champions Solofa Fatu, Sam Fatu and Samula Anoaʻi, Roman Reigns and Eddie Fatu (Umaga), among others.
- The High Chief Peter Maivia, a blood brother to the Anoaʻi family, was also a professional wrestler, promoting a National Wrestling Alliance territory out of Hawaii and becoming a folk hero among the Samoan population of San Francisco. He is the grandfather of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who inducted him into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
- Jack Thompson, "The Throwin' Samoan", was a backup quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals and the first Samoan member of a team that made it to the NFL Super Bowl, in 1982, although Thompson did not play in that game.
- San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Manu Tuiasosopo was the first Samoan to play in a Super Bowl, in 1985.
- Cocoa Samoa was a professional wrestler in the 1980s. He held several championship titles.
- Jonathan Fanene became the first NFL player to be appointed to a cabinet position in the American Samoa government in 2014.
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