Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With I

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Discover the famous black people whose name starts with I. The list includes people like Ian Wright, Issa Rae, Iman Shumpert, Isaiah Thomas, Ida B. Wells and many more. This list of black celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. Black people featured on this list, include football players, political leaders, basketball players and actors. This list of black celebrities whose names start with I includes people from United States, Nigeria, Senegal, Guinea and many more countries.
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Issa Rae
(Co-Creator, Co-Writer, and Star of the HBO Television Series ‘Insecure’)
Issa Rae
28
Birthdate: January 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 2 
Isaiah Thomas
(Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as a Point Guard)
Isaiah Thomas
35
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 3 
Isaac Hayes
(Singer-songwriter)
Isaac Hayes
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Covington, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 10, 2008
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Ida B. Wells
(Women's Rights Activist and Civil Rights Leader)
Ida B. Wells
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 16, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 25, 1931
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Iman Shumpert
(American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays at the ‘Shooting Guard' Position)
Iman Shumpert
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berwyn, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 6 
Ian Wright
(Television and Radio Personality and Former Professional Footballer)
Ian Wright
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Woolwich, London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Isabel Sanford
4
Birthdate: August 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: July 9, 2004
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 8 
Issac Ryan Brown
(Child Actor)
Issac Ryan Brown
17
Birthdate: July 12, 2005
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
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Israel Houghton
(Singer-songwriter)
Israel Houghton
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oceanside, California
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 10 
Ivan Dixon
(Actor)
Ivan Dixon
2
Birthdate: April 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: March 16, 2008
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Ibrahim Babangida
(Eighth President of Nigeria)
Ibrahim Babangida
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 17, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Minna, Nigeria
 12 
India Arie
(Singer)
India Arie
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, USA
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Ilfenesh Hadera
4
Birthdate: December 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 14 
Isra Hirsi
(American Environmental Activist)
Isra Hirsi
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 22, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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 15 
Inspectah Deck
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA
 16 
Ilaix Moriba
(Footballer central midfielder position)
Ilaix Moriba
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 2003
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Conakry, Guinea
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 17 
Iñaki Williams
(Football player - Forward)
Iñaki Williams
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bilbao, Spain
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 18 
Idriss Déby
(6th President of Chad)
Idriss Déby
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fada, Chad Fada, French Equatorial Africa (now Chad)
Died: April 20, 2021
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 19 
Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
2
Birthdate: September 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 20 
Isaiah Wright
(American football player)
Isaiah Wright
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Isaac Bruce
(American football player)
Isaac Bruce
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 22 
Isis King
(Model)
Isis King
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 23 
Isaiah Mustafa
3
Birthdate: February 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 24 
Isaiah Briscoe
(Basketball player)
Isaiah Briscoe
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 13, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hinnavaru, Maldives
 26 
Isaac Okoro
(Basketball player)
Isaac Okoro
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 2001
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 27 
Ike Jones
(Film Producer)
Ike Jones
0
Birthdate: December 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: October 5, 2014
 28 
Isaiah Joe
(Basketball player)
Isaiah Joe
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 29 
Ishmail Wainright
(Basketball player)
Ishmail Wainright
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 30 
Ish Smith
(Basketball player)
Ish Smith
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 31 
Immanuel Quickley
(Basketball player)
Immanuel Quickley
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 32 
Irv Smith Jr.
(American football player)
Irv Smith Jr.
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 33 
Isaiah Rider
(Basketball player)
Isaiah Rider
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 34 
Issa Hayatou
(Athlete, Sports Administrator)
Issa Hayatou
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Garoua, Cameroon
 35 
Irv Cross
(American Football Player)
Irv Cross
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hammond, Indiana, United States
Died: February 28, 2021
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 36 
Isaiah Mobley
(Basketball player)
Isaiah Mobley
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 37 
Irving Fryar
(American football player)
Irving Fryar
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mount Holly, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 38 
Iran Barkley
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 39 
Ickey Woods
(American football player)
Ickey Woods
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 40 
Ignatius Sancho
(Composer, Writer)
Ignatius Sancho
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1729 AD
Birthplace: Atlantic Ocean
Died: December 14, 1780
 41 
Ivorian Doll
(Singer)
Ivorian Doll
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 17, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Flensburg, Germany
 42 
Ifeatu Melifonwu
(American football player)
Ifeatu Melifonwu
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 2, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grafton, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 43 
Isaiah Hicks
(Basketball Player)
Isaiah Hicks
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oxford, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 44 
Ishe Smith
(Boxer)
Ishe Smith
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
Illinois Jacquet
(Saxophonist)
Illinois Jacquet
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 30, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Broussard, Louisiana, United States
Died: July 22, 2004
 46 
Ike Anigbogu
(Basketball player)
Ike Anigbogu
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 17, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 47 
Ian Mahinmi
(Basketball player)
Ian Mahinmi
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 48 
Ito Smith
(American football player)
Ito Smith
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Semmes, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 49 
Ifeadi Odenigbo
(American football player)
Ifeadi Odenigbo
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 50 
Ihmir Smith-Marsette
(American football player)
Ihmir Smith-Marsette
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 29, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)