Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With J

Discover the famous black people whose name starts with J. The list includes people like Jay-Z, Juice WRLD, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jamie Foxx, Jon Jones and many more. This list of black celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. Black people featured on this list, include american football players, basketball players, political leaders and actors. This list of black celebrities whose names start with J includes people from United States, Kenya, England, Uganda and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With J

 1 Jay-Z

Jay-Z
22
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 2 Juice WRLD

Juice WRLD
40
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 8, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Black Celebrity Names:

 3 Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 12, 1988
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 4 Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx
9
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Terrell, Texas, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Black Celebrity Names:

 5 Jermaine O'Neal

Jermaine O'Neal
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)

 6 Jon Jones

Jon Jones
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: July 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Black Celebrity Names:

 7 Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix
17
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 18, 1970
You May Like

 8 Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith
72
Famous As: Rapper, Actor
Birthdate: July 8, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Black Celebrity Names:

 9 Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith
24
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 10 John David Washington

John David Washington
17
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Black Celebrity Names:

 11 Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright
4
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 12 Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson
8
Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: September 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Black Celebrity Names:

 13 Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele
5
Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: February 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 14 Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
Died: November 7, 2011
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Black Celebrity Names:

 15 Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson
5
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 16 James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones
10
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Black Celebrity Names:

 17 Jalen Hurts

Jalen Hurts
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 18 Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: January 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Black Celebrity Names:

 19 Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett
17
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 20 Jimmie Walker

Jimmie Walker
8
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Black Celebrity Names:

 21 John Legend

John Legend
18
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 22 Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: January 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, United States
Died: October 24, 1972
Black Celebrity Names:

 23 Justin Fields

Justin Fields
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 5, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kennesaw, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 24 James Brown

James Brown
5
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician, recording artist, producer, dancer, bandleader
Birthdate: May 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barnwell, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 25, 2006
Black Celebrity Names:

 25 Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oakville, Alabama, United States
Died: March 31, 1980
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 26 Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 13, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston

 27 James Baldwin

James Baldwin
10
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: December 1, 1987

 28 J. R. Smith

J. R. Smith
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: September 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Freehold Borough, New Jersey
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 29 Jonathan Majors

Jonathan Majors
14
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 30 Jérôme Boateng

Jérôme Boateng
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 31 James Harden

James Harden
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: August 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bellflower, California
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 32 Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae
4
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Soul Singer
Birthdate: December 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kansas City
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 33 Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Talent Manager
Birthdate: July 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fountain Hill, Arkansas, United States
Died: June 27, 2018
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 34 J. B. Smoove

J. B. Smoove
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 35 Julio Jones

Julio Jones
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Foley, Alabama
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 36 Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 37 JaVale McGee

JaVale McGee
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, USA
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)

 38 Jim Brown

Jim Brown
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: February 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Simons, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 39 Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson
13
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Civil Rights Activist
Birthdate: October 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greenville
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 40 Joe Louis

Joe Louis
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: May 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chambers County, Alabama, United States
Died: April 12, 1981
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 41 Johnnie Cochran

Johnnie Cochran
8
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: March 29, 2005

 42 Jaylon Smith

Jaylon Smith
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 43 Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: March 3, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 44 John Amos

John Amos
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 45 John Coltrane

John Coltrane
0
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Saxophonist, Composer
Birthdate: September 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamlet
Died: July 17, 1967

 46 Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma
8
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Fourth President of South Africa
Birthdate: April 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 47 Jalen Ramsey

Jalen Ramsey
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: October 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 48 Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: September 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 49 Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: March 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East St. Louis, Illinois, United States

 50 James Avery

James Avery
1
Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: November 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suffolk, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 31, 2013
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)