Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With J

Discover the famous black people whose name starts with J. The list includes people like Jada Pinkett Smith, James Baldwin, Jaden Smith, John David Washington, Jimi Hendrix and many more. This list of black celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. Black people featured on this list, include actors, lyricists & songwriters, political leaders and soul singers. This list of black celebrities whose names start with J includes people from United States, England, South Africa, Nigeria and many more countries.

Jada Pinkett SmithJada Pinkett Smith
18 September 1971, American
Actress
James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist

Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998, American
Rapper

John David WashingtonJohn David Washington
28 July 1984, American
Actor

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942, American
Singer & Musician

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967, American
Actor
Jay-ZJay-Z
04 December 1969, American
Rapper

John LegendJohn Legend
28 December 1978, American
Singer

Jackie RobinsonJackie Robinson
31 January 1919, American
Professional baseball player
Jussie SmollettJussie Smollett
21 June 1982, American
Actor

James BrownJames Brown
03 May 1933, American
Musician, recording artist, producer, dancer,
James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones
17 January 1931, American
Actor

Jhené AikoJhené Aiko
16 March 1988, American
Singer

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson
16 May 1966, American
Singer-Songwriter

J. R. SmithJ. R. Smith
09 September 1985, American
Basketball Player

John LewisJohn Lewis
21 February 1940, American
Former United States Representative
James HardenJames Harden
26 August 1989, American
Basketball Player

Jeffrey WrightJeffrey Wright
07 December 1965, American
Actor

Jesse JacksonJesse Jackson
08 October 1941, American
Civil Rights Activist

Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson
12 September 1981, American
Actress, Singer
Jonathan MajorsJonathan Majors
07 September 1989, American
Actor

Jesse OwensJesse Owens
12 September 1913, American
 
Jimmy ButlerJimmy Butler
14 September 1989, American
Basketball Player

Justice SmithJustice Smith
09 August 1995, American
Actor

Jayson TatumJayson Tatum
03 March 1998, American
Basketball Player
Joe FrazierJoe Frazier
12 January 1944, American
Boxer

Johnnie CochranJohnnie Cochran
02 October 1937, American
Lawyer
Josephine BakerJosephine Baker
03 June 1906, French
Dancer

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
23 September 1926, American
Saxophonist, Composer

Joe LouisJoe Louis
13 May 1914, American
Former Heavyweight Champion
Joel EmbiidJoel Embiid
16 March 1994, Cameroonian
Basketball Player

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Janet MockJanet Mock
10 March 1983, American
Writer
Jacob ZumaJacob Zuma
12 April 1942, South African
Fourth President of South Africa

Jemele HillJemele Hill
21 December 1975, American
Journalist

Justin FashanuJustin Fashanu
19 February 1961, British
Footballer

Julio JonesJulio Jones
08 February 1989, American
American football player
Jimmie WalkerJimmie Walker
25 June 1947, American
Actor
Jonah LomuJonah Lomu
12 May 1975, New Zealander
Rugby Player

Jaimee FoxworthJaimee Foxworth
17 December 1979, American
Actress

James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
17 June 1871, American
Author

Joe MortonJoe Morton
18 October 1947, American
Actor
JuJu Smith-SchusterJuJu Smith-Schuster
22 November 1996, American
American Football Wide Receiver

Jomo KenyattaJomo Kenyatta
20 October 1891, Kenyan
Former Prime Minister of Kenya

John KaniJohn Kani
30 August 1942, South African
Actor, Playwright, Director

Jean-Jacques DessalinesJean-Jacques Dessalines
20 September 1758, Guinean, Haitian
Haitian General

Juvenal HabyarimanaJuvénal Habyarimana
08 March 1937, Rwandan
President of Rwanda
Jovan AdepoJovan Adepo
06 September 1988, British
Actor

Joy BryantJoy Bryant
18 October 1974, American
Actress
Jerrika HintonJerrika Hinton
28 September 1981, American
Actress

JaMarcus RussellJaMarcus Russell
09 August 1985, American
American Football Player

Jean-Bédel BokassaJean-Bédel Bokassa
22 February 1921, Central African
2nd President of the Central African Republic
Jonathan DavissJonathan Daviss
28 February 1999, American
TV Actor

J Hus J Hus
26 May 1996, British
Rapper, Singer
JidennaJidenna
04 May 1985, Nigerian, American
Rapper

Johnny GillJohnny Gill
22 May 1966, American
Singer-songwriter

Jim KellyJim Kelly
05 May 1946, American
Athlete

Joivan WadeJoivan Wade
23 July 1993, British
Actor

Justin HolidayJustin Holiday
05 April 1989, American
Basketball Player
Joie LeeJoie Lee
22 June 1962, American
Actress, Screenwriter

Josh SmithJosh Smith
05 December 1985, American
Basketball Player

José Eduardo dos SantosJosé Eduardo dos Santos
28 August 1942, Angolan
President of Angola

Juice WRLDJuice WRLD
02 December 1998, American
Rapper
Josh RichardsonJosh Richardson
15 September 1993, American
Basketball player

Jakaya KikweteJakaya Kikwete
07 October 1950, Tanzanian
President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Julius Maada BioJulius Maada Bio
12 May 1964, Sierra Leonean
President of Sierra Leone

Jacob LawrenceJacob Lawrence
07 September 1917, American
Painter

Jamal WoolardJamal Woolard
08 July 1980, American
Actor, Comedian, Rapper
James Armistead LafayetteJames Armistead Lafayette
10 December 1760, American
Spy

John GarangJohn Garang
23 June 1945, Sudanese
Politician
Jason SimpsonJason Simpson
21 April 1970, American
O. J. Simpson's Son

Jena FrumesJena Frumes
21 September 1993, American
Model and Instagram Star

Jevon KearseJevon Kearse
03 September 1976, American
American Football Player
John H. JohnsonJohn H. Johnson
19 January 1918, American
Publisher, Entrepreneur

John Dramani MahamaJohn Dramani Mahama
29 November 1958, Ghanaian
President of Ghana
Joaquim ChissanoJoaquim Chissano
22 October 1939, Portuguese
Former President of Mozambique

JessikathePranksterJessikathePrankster
04 August 2003, American
YouTuber

Janelle MonaeJanelle Monae
01 December 1985, American
Soul Singer

JustZikJustZik
07 June 1992, American
YouTuber
Joe JacksonJoe Jackson
26 July 1928, American
Talent Manager
Jahkoy PalmerJahkoy Palmer
23 March 1994, Canadian
Singer

Jessica DimeJessica Dime
27 January 1986, American
Rapper

Jodie WoodsJodie Woods
06 January 2005, American
Instagram Star

Jennelle ElianaJennelle Eliana
23 August 1998, American
YouTuber
Jackson TheronJackson Theron
2011 AD, South African
Charlize Theron’s Adopted Child

Jack Johnson (Boxer)Jack Johnson (Boxer)
31 March 1878, American
 

Jaden NewmanJaden Newman
13 June 2004, American
Basketball Player

Jelani MarajJelani Maraj
27 November 1978, Trinidadian
Nicki Minaj's Brother

Josephus ContehJosephus Conteh
18 November 1997, Sierra Leonean
Instagram Star
Joshua PietersJoshua Pieters
17 September 1993, South African
Social Media Star

Justin ErvinJustin Ervin
31 December 1988, American
Husband of Ashley Graham
Jontavian BarberJontavian Barber
02 February 1999, American
Instagram Star

Jessica GadsdenJessica Gadsden
29 November 1981, American
Wife of Charlamagne tha God
Jim Jones (Rapper)Jim Jones (Rapper)
15 July 1976, American
Rapper
Jean-Victor MackieJean-Victor Mackie
13 April 2003, American
TikTok Star