Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With W

Discover the famous black people whose name starts with W. The list includes people like Willow Smith, Whoopi Goldberg, Wesley Snipes, Wanda Sykes, Wiz Khalifa 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, lyricists & songwriters and basketball players. This list of black celebrities whose names start with W includes people from United States, Kenya, France, Liberia 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 
Wiz Khalifa
(Singer-Rapper Known for His Songs ‘Black and Yellow’, ‘See You Again’ and ‘Say Yeah’)

Wiz Khalifa
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 2 
W. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)

W. E. B. Du Bois
23
Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 27, 1963

 3 
Whoopi Goldberg
(Actress, Comedian and Host; Best Known for Her Role in 'The Color Purple' and 'Ghost')

Whoopi Goldberg
51
Birthdate: November 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chelsea, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 4 
Willow Smith
(Singer, Daughter of Actors 'Will Smith' and 'Jada Pinkett Smith')

Willow Smith
74
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 31, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 5 
Wesley Snipes
(Known for His Action Roles in Films 'Blade' and 'Passenger 57')

Wesley Snipes
14
Birthdate: July 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States

 6 

Wayne Brady
14
Birthdate: June 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 7 
will.i.am
(Rapper)

will.i.am
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Eastside Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 8 
Wanda Sykes
(Comedian and Writer Known for Her TV Series "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm.")

Wanda Sykes
24
Birthdate: March 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 9 
Willie Mays
(Baseball player)

Willie Mays
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Westfield, Alabama, United States

 10 

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

 11 
Wyclef Jean
(Haitian Rapper Who is a Member of the New Jersey Hip Hop group 'Fugees')

Wyclef Jean
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 12 
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
(Politician, Anti-Apartheid Activist)

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 26, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bizana, Eastern Cape
Died: April 2, 2018

 13 
Wilma Rudolph
(Sprinter)

Wilma Rudolph
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: November 12, 1994

William Jackson Harper
2
Birthdate: February 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 15 
Wizkid
(Singer-songwriter)

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

 16 

Wood Harris
4
Birthdate: October 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 17 

Waka Flocka Flame
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 31, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 18 
Wole Soyinka
(Author, Poet, Playwright)

Wole Soyinka
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abeokuta

 19 
Warren Sapp
(American Football Player)

Warren Sapp
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 20 
Wangari Maathai
(The First African Woman to Receive 'Nobel Peace Prize')

Wangari Maathai
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ihithe, Kenya
Died: September 25, 2011

 21 
Wynton Marsalis
(Trumpeter)

Wynton Marsalis
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 22 
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)

 23 
William Ruto
(Deputy President of Kenya)

William Ruto
28
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uasin Gishu County

 24 
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)

 25 
William Carvalho
(Football player)

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

 26 
Walt Frazier
(Former basketball player at point guard who helped the Knicks win NBA Championships in 1970 and 1973)

Walt Frazier
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 27 
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

 28 
Willie Cauley-Stein
(Basketball player)

Willie Cauley-Stein
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spearville, Kansas, United States
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)

 29 
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)

 30 

Whitman Mayo
2
Birthdate: November 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: May 22, 2001

 31 
Wilfred Ndidi
(Footballer)

Wilfred Ndidi
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lagos
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 32 
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)

 33 
Willie McCovey
(Baseball player)

Willie McCovey
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mobile
Died: October 31, 2018
Height: 6'4" (193 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 
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

 36 
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

 37 
Walter Sisulu
(Activist)

Walter Sisulu
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ngcobo, South Africa
Died: May 5, 2003

 38 
William Tubman
(Politician)

William Tubman
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 29, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harper, Liberia
Died: July 23, 1971

 39 
Willy Boly
(Football player)

Willy Boly
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melun, France
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 40 
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)

 41 
Wilfredo León
(Volleyball player)

Wilfredo León
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 42 

Wendy Raquel Robinson
3
Birthdate: July 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 43 
Willie Snead
(American Football Player)

Willie Snead
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winter Park, Florida, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 44 
Willie Randolph
(Baseball player)

Willie Randolph
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Holly Hill, South Carolina, United States

 45 
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)

 46 
Willie Parker
(American football player)

Willie Parker
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clinton, North Carolina, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 47 
Walter Jones
(American football player)

Walter Jones
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aliceville, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 48 
Wesley Matthews
(Basketball player)

Wesley Matthews
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Antonio San Antonio, Texas
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 49 
William Jackson III
(American football player)

William Jackson III
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 50 
Wayne Selden Jr.
(Basketball player)

Wayne Selden Jr.
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)