Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With W

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Discover the famous black people whose name starts with W. The list includes people like Will Smith, William Ruto, Whoopi Goldberg, Wilt Chamberlain, Willow Smith and many more. This list of black celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. Black people featured on this list, include american football players, football players, basketball players and political leaders. This list of black celebrities whose names start with W includes people from United States, Kenya, France, Liberia and many more countries.
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 1 
Will Smith
(American Actor and Rapper)
Will Smith
172
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 2 
Wilt Chamberlain
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players Who Played as a Center)
Wilt Chamberlain
42
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 12, 1999
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
 3 
Wiz Khalifa
(Singer-Rapper Known for His Songs ‘Black and Yellow’, ‘See You Again’ and ‘Say Yeah’)
Wiz Khalifa
36
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 4 
W. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)
W. E. B. Du Bois
26
Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 27, 1963
 5 
Wesley Snipes
(Known for His Action Roles in Films 'Blade' and 'Passenger 57')
Wesley Snipes
20
Birthdate: July 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States
 6 
Willow Smith
(Singer, Daughter of Actors 'Will Smith' and 'Jada Pinkett Smith')
Willow Smith
96
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 31, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 7 
Wayne Brady
15
Birthdate: June 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 8 
Whoopi Goldberg
(Actress, Comedian and Host; Best Known for Her Role in 'The Color Purple' and 'Ghost')
Whoopi Goldberg
76
Birthdate: November 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chelsea, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 9 
will.i.am
(American Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Founding and Lead Member of the Musical Group ‘Black Eyed Peas’)
will.i.am
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Eastside Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Willie Mays
(One of the Best All-Around Players in the History of Baseball)
Willie Mays
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Westfield, Alabama, United States
 11 
Wanda Sykes
(Comedian and Writer Known for Her TV Series "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm.")
Wanda Sykes
31
Birthdate: March 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 12 
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
(Politician, Anti-Apartheid Activist)
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
23
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 26, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bizana, Eastern Cape
Died: April 2, 2018
 13 
Wyclef Jean
(Haitian Rapper Who is a Member of the New Jersey Hip Hop group 'Fugees')
Wyclef Jean
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 14 
Winston Duke
7
Birthdate: November 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 15 
Wilma Rudolph
(Sprinter and First American Woman to Win Three Gold Medals at the Single Olympics)
Wilma Rudolph
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: November 12, 1994
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
William Jackson Harper
5
Birthdate: February 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
Wood Harris
4
Birthdate: October 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 18 
Wole Soyinka
(Author, Poet, Playwright)
Wole Soyinka
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abeokuta
 19 
Wizkid
(Singer-songwriter)
Wizkid
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Surulere, Lagos
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 20 
Warren Sapp
(American Football Player)
Warren Sapp
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 21 
Wangari Maathai
(The First African Woman to Receive 'Nobel Peace Prize')
Wangari Maathai
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ihithe, Kenya
Died: September 25, 2011
 22 
Wynton Marsalis
(Trumpeter)
Wynton Marsalis
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
 23 
William Ruto
(Deputy President of Kenya)
William Ruto
52
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uasin Gishu County
 24 
William Perry
(American football player)
William Perry
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aiken
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 25 
Warren Moon
(American Footballer)
Warren Moon
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 26 
Woody Strode
(One of the First Black American Players in the National Football League in the Postwar Era)
Woody Strode
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 31, 1994
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 27 
W. Kamau Bell
(Comedian)
W. Kamau Bell
0
Birthdate: January 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States U.S.
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 28 
William Carvalho
(Portuguese Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
William Carvalho
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Luanda, Angola
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 29 
Walt Frazier
(Former basketball player at point guard who helped the Knicks win NBA Championships in 1970 and 1973)
Walt Frazier
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 30 
Wes Montgomery
(Musician)
Wes Montgomery
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: June 15, 1968
 31 
Whitman Mayo
4
Birthdate: November 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: May 22, 2001
 32 
Willie McCovey
(Baseball player)
Willie McCovey
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mobile
Died: October 31, 2018
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 33 
Willis Reed
(Basketball Player)
Willis Reed
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bernice, Louisiana
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 34 
William DuVall
(Musician)
William DuVall
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
 35 
Willie Cauley-Stein
(Basketball player)
Willie Cauley-Stein
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spearville, Kansas, United States
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 36 
William Gallas
(Footballer defender)
William Gallas
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Asnières-sur-Seine, France
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 37 
W. C. Handy
(Composer)
W. C. Handy
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 16, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Florence, Alabama, United States
Died: March 28, 1958
 38 
Walter Sisulu
(Former Deputy President of the African National Congress (1991 - 1994))
Walter Sisulu
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ngcobo, South Africa
Died: May 5, 2003
 39 
Wendy Raquel Robinson
4
Birthdate: July 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 40 
Wanya Morris
(Singer)
Wanya Morris
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 41 
Wilfred Ndidi
(Footballer)
Wilfred Ndidi
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lagos
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 42 
Waris Dirie
(Model & Women’s Rights Activist Known for Her Efforts to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation)
Waris Dirie
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Galkayo, Somalia
 43 
Willie Randolph
(Baseball player)
Willie Randolph
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Holly Hill, South Carolina, United States
 44 
William Tubman
(19th President of Liberia (1944 - 1971))
William Tubman
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 29, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harper, Liberia
Died: July 23, 1971
 45 
Willy William
(French DJ, Record Producer and Singer Famous for His French Hit 'Ego' and His Latin Hit 'MI Gente')
Willy William
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fréjus, France
 46 
Will Blackmon
(American football player)
Will Blackmon
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 47 
Willie Taggart
(American football coach)
Willie Taggart
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bradenton, Florida, United States
 48 
Will Shields
(American football player)
Will Shields
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Riley, Kansas, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 49 
Willie Parker
(American football player)
Willie Parker
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clinton, North Carolina, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 50 
Wilfredo León
(Volleyball player)
Wilfredo León
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)