Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With J

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Discover the famous black people whose name starts with J. The list includes people like Jamie Foxx, Juice WRLD, Jay-Z, Jon Jones, Jesse Jackson 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, football players and political leaders. This list of black celebrities whose names start with J includes people from United States, England, France, Kenya and many more countries.
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 1 
Juice WRLD
(Rapper)
Juice WRLD
241
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 8, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 2 
Jamie Foxx
(Best Known for His Portrayal of Ray Charles in the Biopic 'Ray')
Jamie Foxx
41
Birthdate: December 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Terrell, Texas, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 3 
Jay-Z
(One of the Most Influential Hip-Hop Artists in History)
Jay-Z
58
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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James Brown
(Central Progenitor of Funk Music and Referred to as 'Godfather of Soul')
James Brown
32
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barnwell, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 25, 2006
Black Celebrity Names:
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Jesse Owens
(American Track and Field Athlete Who Won Four Gold Medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics)
Jesse Owens
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oakville, Alabama, United States
Died: March 31, 1980
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 6 
Jason Derulo
(Best Known for His Singles “Whatcha Say,” "In My Head" and "Wiggle")
Jason Derulo
42
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miramar, Florida, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Janelle Monae
(Singer-songwriter)
Janelle Monae
20
Birthdate: December 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 8 
Jadon Sancho
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Jadon Sancho
30
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Jayson Tatum
(American Professional Basketball Player)
Jayson Tatum
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 10 
James Baldwin
(Author Best Known for His Novel 'Go Tell It on the Mountain')
James Baldwin
29
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: December 1, 1987
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Jennifer Hudson
(Singer & Actress Known for Her Role in the Musical 'Dreamgirls')
Jennifer Hudson
19
Birthdate: September 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 12 
Jon Jones
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former Two-Time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)
Jon Jones
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 13 
Joe Frazier
(American Former Professional Boxer and Olympic Gold Medallist)
Joe Frazier
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
Died: November 7, 2011
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 14 
Ja Morant
(Basketball player)
Ja Morant
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dalzell, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Jameis Winston
(American Football Player)
Jameis Winston
31
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 16 
Joel Embiid
(Cameroonian-French Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as a Center)
Joel Embiid
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
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Joe Louis
(One of the Greatest and Most Influential Boxers of All Time.)
Joe Louis
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chambers County, Alabama, United States
Died: April 12, 1981
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 18 
Julio Jones
(American Football Wide Receiver)
Julio Jones
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Foley, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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John Coltrane
(One of the Most Influential Saxophonists in Music History)
John Coltrane
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: HaHamlet, North Carolina, United States
Died: July 17, 1967
 20 
Joyner Luca
(Known for Remixing Popular Hip Hop Songs)
Joyner Luca
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Black Celebrity Names:
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Jim Brown
(Football Player)
Jim Brown
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Simons, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 22 
John Boyega
(Actor and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Moses’ in the Film ‘Attack the Block’)
John Boyega
29
Birthdate: March 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Peckham, London, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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John David Washington
(Former American Football Player & Actor Known for His Roles in Series 'Ballers' and Films: 'BlacKkKlansman' and 'Tenet')
John David Washington
28
Birthdate: July 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 24 
Jordin Sparks
(Pop Singer Who Became Famous at Age Seventeen When She Won Season Six of 'American Idol')
Jordin Sparks
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Julius Erving
(Basketball player)
Julius Erving
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Meadow, New York, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 26 
Jack Johnson (Boxer)
(One of the Most Influential Boxers of All Time)
Jack Johnson (Boxer)
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 31, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Died: June 10, 1946
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 27 
JuJu Smith-Schuster
(American Football Wide Receiver)
JuJu Smith-Schuster
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 28 
Jalen Hurts
(American football player)
Jalen Hurts
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 29 
John Amos
(Actor)
John Amos
2
Birthdate: December 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Jorja Smith
(Singer Best Known for Her Debut Album 'Lost & Found')
Jorja Smith
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Walsall, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 31 
Johnnie Cochran
(American Lawyer and Civil Activist Best Known for Defending and Acquitting 'O. J. Simpson')
Johnnie Cochran
26
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: March 29, 2005
 32 
Jalen Rose
(Basketball player)
Jalen Rose
9
Birthdate: January 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 33 
Jesse Jackson
(United States Shadow Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997)
Jesse Jackson
36
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 34 
Jalen Ramsey
(American football player)
Jalen Ramsey
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 35 
Jonathan Majors
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Atticus Freeman’ in the TV Series ‘Lovecraft Country’)
Jonathan Majors
20
Birthdate: September 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lompoc, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 36 
Joey Badass
(Rapper)
Joey Badass
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 37 
Johnny Mathis
(American Jazz and Pop Singer Best Known for His Hit 'Chances Are')
Johnny Mathis
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gilmer, Texas, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 38 
Jrue Holiday
(Basketball player)
Jrue Holiday
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chatsworth, California, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 39 
J. B. Smoove
8
Birthdate: December 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 40 
Jasmine Guy
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role in the Series 'School Daze' and 'A Different World')
Jasmine Guy
6
Birthdate: March 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 41 
Jay-Jay Okocha
(Footballer)
Jay-Jay Okocha
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Enugu, Nigeria
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 42 
James Avery
(Film actor)
James Avery
4
Birthdate: November 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suffolk, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 31, 2013
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 43 
Jill Scott
(Singer-songwriter)
Jill Scott
12
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 44 
Jimmie Walker
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Role as ‘James Evans Sr.’ in the TV Series ‘Good Times’)
Jimmie Walker
18
Birthdate: June 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 45 
John Singleton
(Director)
John Singleton
7
Birthdate: January 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 28, 2019
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 46 
James Harrison
(American football player)
James Harrison
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 47 
JaVale McGee
(Basketball player)
JaVale McGee
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, USA
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 48 
Jidenna
(Known for The Singles 'Classic Man' and 'Yoga')
Jidenna
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States
 49 
Joyce Vincent
(Missing people found dead)
Joyce Vincent
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Died: November 30, 2003
 50 
Jackie Wilson
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: January 21, 1984