Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With W

Discover the famous black people whose name starts with W. The list includes people like Will Smith, Whitney Houston, Wilt Chamberlain, Wesley Snipes, Whoopi Goldberg and many more. This list of black celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. Black people featured on this list, include actors, lyricists & songwriters, american football players and actresses. This list of black celebrities whose names start with W includes people from United States, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana 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.

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 1 Will Smith

Will Smith
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 2 Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston
Famous As: Singer & Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 11, 2012
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 3 Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: August 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 12, 1999
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)

 4 Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes
Birthdate: July 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 5 Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg
Birthdate: November 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 6 Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper & Songwriter
Birthdate: September 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 7 Willow Smith

Willow Smith
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 31, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 8 Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 9 W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois
Famous As: Civil Rights Activists
Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington
Died: August 27, 1963

 10 will.i.am

will.i.am
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

 11 Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 12 Wizkid

Wizkid
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Surulere, Lagos
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 13 William Jackson Harper

William Jackson Harper
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 14 Winston Duke

Winston Duke
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 15 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Anti-Apartheid Activist
Birthdate: September 26, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bizana, Eastern Cape
Died: April 2, 2018

 16 Wood Harris

Wood Harris
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 17 Warren Sapp

Warren Sapp
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 18 Wilfred Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: December 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lagos
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 19 W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States U.S.
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 20 Walt Frazier

Walt Frazier
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American basketball player
Birthdate: March 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 21 Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Birthdate: April 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ihithe village, Tetu division, Nyeri District, Kenya
Died: September 25, 2011

 22 Wale

Wale
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Northwest, Washington, D.C.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 23 William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: August 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dowa, Malawi

 24 William Perry

William Perry
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aiken
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 25 Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author, Poet, Playwright
Birthdate: July 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abeokuta

 26 Warren Moon

Warren Moon
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Footballer
Birthdate: November 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 27 Woody Strode

Woody Strode
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: July 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 31, 1994
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 28 William Ruto

William Ruto
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Deputy President of Kenya
Birthdate: December 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uasin Gishu County

 29 Wes Unseld

Wes Unseld
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: March 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 30 Wanya Morris

Wanya Morris
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 31 Wes Montgomery

Wes Montgomery
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: June 15, 1968

 32 William DuVall

William DuVall
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

 33 Whitman Mayo

Whitman Mayo
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: May 22, 2001

 34 Wesley Willis

Wesley Willis
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 21, 2003
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 35 Willis Reed

Willis Reed
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: June 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bernice, Louisiana
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 36 William Gallas

William Gallas
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Asnières-sur-Seine
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 37 Willie Stargell

Willie Stargell
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: March 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Earlsboro
Died: April 9, 2001
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 38 Wendy Raquel Robinson

Wendy Raquel Robinson
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 39 Willie McCovey

Willie McCovey
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: January 10, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mobile
Died: October 31, 2018
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 40 William Carvalho

William Carvalho
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: April 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Luanda, Angola
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 41 W. C. Handy

W. C. Handy
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 16, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Florence, Alabama, United States
Died: March 28, 1958

 42 William R. Tolbert

William R. Tolbert
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Liberia
Birthdate: May 13, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bensonville, Liberia
Died: April 12, 1980

 43 Willis McGahee

Willis McGahee
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: October 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 44 Winky Wright

Winky Wright
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 45 Wayman Lawrence Tisdale

Wayman Lawrence Tisdale
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: May 15, 2009
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 46 Walter Sisulu

Walter Sisulu
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ngcobo, South Africa
Died: May 5, 2003

 47 Willy Boly

Willy Boly
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melun, France
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 48 Wesley Morris

Wesley Morris
Famous As: writer, film critic, journalist
Birthdate: 1975 AD
Birthplace: Philadelphia

 49 William Tubman

William Tubman
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 29, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harper
Died: July 23, 1971

 50 Whitney Young

Whitney Young Jr.
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Civil rights activist
Birthdate: July 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lincoln Ridge, Kentucky, United States
Died: March 11, 1971