Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With U

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Usain Bolt
(One of the Greatest Sprinters of All Time)
Usain Bolt
75
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sherwood Content, Jamaica

One of the greatest athletes ever, Usain Bolt is popular by the nickname ‘Lightning Bolt’. He holds the world record for 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay and is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016).

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Ulysses S. Grant
(Civil War Hero and the 18th President of the United States)
Ulysses S. Grant
52
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Point Pleasant, Ohio, United States
Died: July 23, 1885

The 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant held office from 1869 to 1877. He led the Union Army as Commanding General of the United States Army during the American Civil War and was a war hero. As president, he stabilized the post-war national economy and created the Department of Justice. Historians generally recognize his presidential accomplishments.

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Uma Thurman
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Kill Bill: Volume 1 & 2')
Uma Thurman
51
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

From being a lanky girl who was made fun of in school to becoming Hollywood’s A-list star, actress Uma Thurman has had quite a journey. She worked in various movies before landing on the film that earned her international appreciation, Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. Later, Tarantino's two Kill Bill movies and Mira Nair’s miniseries Hysterical Blindness further boosted her stardom.

 4 
Usher
(Singer-Songwriter)
Usher
42
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 5 
Ursula Andress
(Swis Actress Best Known for Her Role of Bond Girl 'Honey Ryder' in the Film 'Dr.No')
Ursula Andress
20
Birthdate: March 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ostermundigen, Switzerland

Swiss actress, yesteryear model and sex symbol Ursula Andress gained attention playing Honey Ryder, widely regarded as the first Bond girl, in the first James Bond film titled Dr. No. In the ensuing years, she bolstered her career starring in films like The Southern Star, Clash of the Titans, and particularly as Vesper Lynd in spy parody film Casino Royale.    

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Úrsula Corberó
(Actress and Model Best Known for Her Role as ‘Tokyo’ in Netflix Series ‘Money Heist’ )
Úrsula Corberó
41
Birthdate: August 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sant Pere de Vilamajor, Spain

Úrsula Corberó is a Spanish actress who achieved international fame after playing Tokyo in the popular heist crime drama TV series, Money Heist. Renowned for her good looks, Corberó has been the face of many brands, such as Maybelline, Tampax, and Calzedonia. Also a philanthropist, Corberó has been part of many awareness campaigns pertaining to breast cancer and climate change.

 7 
Ursula von der Leyen
(President of the European Commission )
Ursula von der Leyen
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen is currently serving as the first president of the European Commission. Named to Time 100 in 2020, she has previously been the first female defense minister of Germany, and has held positions such as the deputy leader of the CDU and the minister of labor.
 8 
Urban Meyer
(Former American Football Player and Coach)
Urban Meyer
30
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States

Urban Meyer is an American football coach who is currently serving as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars which competes in the NFL. He has also coached college football teams like the Ohio State Buckeyes, helping the team win its maiden Big Ten Conference title. He has also worked as an analyst for popular TV networks like Fox Sports.

 9 
Upton Sinclair
(American writer)
Upton Sinclair
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 20, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Died: November 25, 1968
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and political activist Upton Sinclair is best remembered for his novels such as The Jungle and The Brass Check, which mirrored the exploitative and unjust nature of various sectors. He was also an occult and telepathy enthusiast. He was actively involved with the Socialist and Democratic parties.
 10 
Usman Khawaja
(Pakistan-Born Australian Batter)
Usman Khawaja
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Islamabad, Pakistan

Usman Khawaja is an Australian professional cricket player who has represented the Australian men's cricket team in Test, One Day International, and Twenty20 cricket. In 2011, he became the first Pakistani-born player and the first Muslim to play for the Australian Test team. He went on to represent Australia at the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

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Ursula K. Le Guin
(American Author Best Known for Her Works of Speculative Fiction)
Ursula K. Le Guin
8
Birthdate: October 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Died: January 22, 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin was an American author. In a career spanning almost six decades, Ursula wrote about political and social themes like race and sexuality. Throughout her career, Ursula had a major influence on speculative fiction. Her book A Wizard of Earthsea is credited with inspiring ideas like 'wizard school', which was later popularized in the Harry Potter series.

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Umberto Eco
(Medievalist, Philosopher and Author of 'The Name of the Rose' and 'Foucault's Pendulum')
Umberto Eco
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alessandria, Italy
Died: February 19, 2016

Italian novelist Umberto Eco is best remembered for his novels The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum. He also taught at the University of Bologna and had released quite a few children’s books and translations. He was also known for his work on semiotics and medieval studies.

 13 
Uhuru Kenyatta
(President of Kenya)
Uhuru Kenyatta
23
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nairobi

The incumbent Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta is the leader of the Jubilee Party of Kenya. Son of Kenya’s first president, Jomo Kenyatta, he was dragged into a controversy after sweeping the 2017 re-elections by winning 98% of the total votes. However, a Supreme Court ruling dismissed all charges against him.

 14 
Uzo Aduba
(Actress)
Uzo Aduba
23
Birthdate: February 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Una Stubbs
(Actress)
Una Stubbs
14
Birthdate: May 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
Died: August 12, 2021
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Uğur Şahin
(He is the CEO of BioNTech, which developed one of the major vaccines against COVID-19)
Uğur Şahin
12
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: İskenderun, Hatay Province, Turkey
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Una Healy
(Pop Singer Best Known as a Member of Five-Piece Girl Group 'The Saturdays')
Una Healy
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: County Tipperary, Ireland

Una Healy initially rose to fame as part of the 5-member girl group The Saturdays. The Irish singer is the niece of country music star Declan Nerney. A talented swimmer, she gave up the sport at 13 to switch to music. She has also scored solo hits such as Stay My Love.  

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U Thant
(3rd Secretary General of the United Nations (1961 - 1971))
U Thant
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pantanaw, Burma
Died: November 25, 1974

Burmese diplomat U Thant made history by becoming the first non-Scandinavian to be named the UN secretary-general. Later in life, he tried applying Buddhist principles such as detachment to solve major international conflicts. Following his death in New York, his burial in Burma became a source of riots.

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Urmila Matondkar
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Birthdate: February 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Urmila Matondkar started her career at 3 and then delivered a memorable performance in Masoom as a child actor. Fans have loved her appearances in Satya, Rangeela, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, and Pinjar. She won a Filmfare for her role in Bhoot and has now joined the Indian National Congress.
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Uncle Kracker
(Singer-Songwriter)
Uncle Kracker
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Uriah Hall
(Jamaican-American Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
Uriah Hall
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

Uriah Hall is a Jamaican-American professional mixed martial artist who emerged as The Ultimate Fighter 17 Knockout of the Season. He currently fights in the middleweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and has previously been associated with Bellator MMA and Ring of Combat. Besides mixed martial arts, he has made a few media appearances. 

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Ub Iwerks
(Animator and Cartoonist Known for Designing the First Images of 'Mickey Mouse')
Ub Iwerks
2
Birthdate: March 24, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: July 7, 1971

Ub Iwerks was an American cartoonist, animator, inventor, character designer, and special effects technician. He is credited with designing such popular characters as Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Apart from being honored with several Academy Awards for his work, Iwerks was also named a Disney Legend. The Ub Iwerks Award for Technical Achievement is named in his honor.

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Uee
(South Korean singer)
Uee
6
Birthdate: April 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jung District, Daejeon, South Korea

Uee is a South Korean actress and singer best known for her association with the popular girl group After School, where she served as a singer from 2009 to 2017. She has also received several prestigious awards for her acting skills; these awards include KBS Drama Awards, MBC Drama Awards, and an SBS Entertainment Award

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Urassaya Sperbund
(Actress)
Urassaya Sperbund
20
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pattaya City, Thailand
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Udo Kier
(German Actor)
Udo Kier
2
Birthdate: October 14, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lindenthal, Germany
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Ugly God
(Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer)
Ugly God
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Indiana
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Celebrity Names:
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Uta Hagen
(German-American Theatre Practitioner and Actress)
Uta Hagen
2
Birthdate: June 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Göttingen, Germany
Died: January 14, 2004
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ulugh Beg
(Ruler of the Timurid Empire from 1447 to 1449)
Ulugh Beg
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 22, 1394
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Soltanieh, Iran
Died: October 27, 1449

Ulugh Beg was the ruler of the Timurid Empire from 1447 to 1449. He is also remembered for his achievements as a mathematician and astronomer and is credited with building the legendary Ulugh Beg Observatory in Samarkand which was the largest in Central Asia. It was also regarded by scholars as one of the best observatories in the Islamic world. 

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Una O Connor
(Actress)
Una O Connor
1
Birthdate: October 23, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: February 4, 1959
 30 
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
(The 13th President of Nigeria)
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Katsina, Nigeria
Died: May 5, 2010

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua became President of Nigeria after winning the highly-controversial 2007 presidential election as candidate of PDP. He earlier served as Governor of Katsina. He went to Saudi Arabia in November 2009 to receive treatment for pericarditis. He was never seen in public again and although he returned to Nigeria in February 2010, he died in May that year.   

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Umm Kulthum
(The Voice of Egypt)
Umm Kulthum
12
Birthdate: December 31, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: El-Senbellawein, Egypt
Died: February 3, 1975
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Usman Garuba
(Spanish Basketball Player Who Plays as a Power Forward)
Usman Garuba
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 2002
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Uschi Digard
(Former softcore porn star and model mostly known for her roles in Russ Meyer films)
Uschi Digard
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Switzerland
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Urho Kekkonen
(8th President of Finland (1956 - 1952), Prime Minister of Finland (1950 - 1953, 1954 - 1956))
Urho Kekkonen
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pielavesi, Finland
Died: August 31, 1986

Urho Kekkonen was the eighth and longest-serving president of Finland. He was noted for continuing and further developing the Paasikivi-Kekkonen doctrine established by his predecessor President Juho Kusti Paasikivi aiming survival of Finland as an independent nation in immediate proximity of the Soviet Union. Kekkonen earlier held several ministerial and legislative posts including serving as as Prime Minister of Finland. 

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Umesh Yadav
(Indian Cricketer)
Umesh Yadav
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Uhm Jung-hwa
(Actress)
Uhm Jung-hwa
8
Birthdate: August 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jecheon, South Korea

Uhm Jung-hwa is a South Korean actress, singer, and dancer. Her amazing performance in the 2013 thriller film Montage earned her the Korean Film Actors Association AwardGrand Bell Award, and Korean Culture Entertainment Award. Dubbed the evergreen, Uhm Jung-hwa is recognized as a role model within the Korean entertainment industry. 

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Udonis Haslem
(Basketball player)
Udonis Haslem
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Miami, Florida
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Ulaş Tuna Astepe
(Actor)
Ulaş Tuna Astepe
0
Birthdate: May 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: İzmit, Turkey
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 39 
U Nu
(Former Prime Minister of Burma)
U Nu
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 25, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Myanmar
Died: February 14, 1995

U Nu was a Burmese nationalist politician and statesman. He is best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Burma on three occasions between 1948 and 1962. U Nu is also remembered for his literary works; he wrote several plays and novels during his lifetime.

 40 
Uri Geller
(Magician)
Uri Geller
4
Birthdate: December 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tel Aviv
Illusionist, magician, and psychic Uri Geller is best known for his spoon-bending skills, which he has highlighted on many TV shows. He has also acted in the horror film Sanitarium. He has attributed his powers to aliens. He, however, failed to bend spoons on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
 41 
Udham Singh
(Indian Revolutionary Known for Assassinating ‘Michael O’Dwyer’, the Former Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab in India)
Udham Singh
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 26, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sunam, Punjab, India
Died: July 31, 1940
 42 
Urijah Faber
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Urijah Faber
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Isla Vista, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Ugo Monye
(English Sports Pundit and Former Rugby Union Player)
Ugo Monye
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Islington, London, England

Ugo Monye is an English former rugby union player turned sports pundit. He was a star athlete as a youth and played for Hampshire RFC U17s and U20s. He then joined Harlequins and played 241 times for them. He won both the second division and then the Premiership title with Harlequins. He has also played for England. 

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Ursula Burns
(Former CEO of Xerox (2009 - 2016) and First Black Woman to be CEO of Fortune 500 Company)
Ursula Burns
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Ursula Burns made history when she became the CEO of Xerox, becoming the first African-American female CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Raised by a working-class single mother, Burns grew up to graduate as a mechanical engineer. She has led the American STEM Education Coalition and served various corporate boards.

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Ubolratana Rajakanya
(Member of Royal Thai Family and Daughter of the King ‘Bhumibol Adulyadej’ and Queen ‘Sirikit’)
Ubolratana Rajakanya
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 5, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland

The eldest child of Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej, Ubolratana Rajakanya received top-notch education at institutes such as MIT and UCLA, and ended up marrying MIT student, Peter Ladd Jensen, thereby giving up her royal title, and living in the US as Julie Jensen. She relocated to Thailand after her divorce.

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Uwe Hohn
(Athletics competitor)
Uwe Hohn
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Neuruppin, Germany
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Urie Bronfenbrenner
(Psychologist who is most known for his ecological systems theory)
Urie Bronfenbrenner
1
Birthdate: April 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 25, 2005
 48 
Ulrike Maier
(Two-Time World Champion Austrian Alpine Ski Racer Who Died During a Downhill Race)
Ulrike Maier
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rauris, Austria
Died: January 29, 1994

Austrian alpine ski racer Ulrike Maier was not just a 2-time Olympian but also a 2-time World Champion. Back when she competed, she was the only mother in the World Cup circuit. She died after breaking her neck in a downhill race in Germany at age 26.

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Ursula Karven
(Actress)
Ursula Karven
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ulm, Germany
 50 
Ugo Tognazzi
(Actor)
Ugo Tognazzi
0
Birthdate: March 23, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cremona, Italy
Died: October 27, 1990
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)