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, Whoopi Goldberg, Wesley Snipes, Wilt Chamberlain and many more. This list of black celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. Black people featured on this list, include lyricists & songwriters, actors, civil rights activists and jazz musicians. This list of black celebrities whose names start with W includes people from United States, South Africa, Nigeria, France 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
Nationality: American
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 2 Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: February 11, 2012
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 3 Whoopi Goldberg

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

 4 Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes
Birthdate: July 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 5 Wilt Chamberlain

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

 6 Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 7 Willow Smith

Willow Smith
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 31, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 8 will.i.am

will.i.am
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 9 Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper & Songwriter
Birthdate: September 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 10 W. E. B. Du Bois

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

 11 W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Journalist, Educator, Civil Rights Activist
Birthdate: 1868 AD
Nationality: American
Died: 1963 AD

 12 Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 13 Warren Sapp

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

 14 William Jackson Harper

William Jackson Harper
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 15 Wood Harris

Wood Harris
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 16 William Perry

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

 17 Warren Moon

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

 18 Wanya Morris

Wanya Morris
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 19 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Anti-Apartheid Activist
Birthdate: September 26, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: South African
Died: April 2, 2018

 20 Wale

Wale
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 21 William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: August 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Malawian

 22 Wole Soyinka

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

 23 Willie Taggart

Willie Taggart
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football coach
Birthdate: August 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 24 Wilton D. Gregory

Wilton D. Gregory
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: December 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 25 Wilfred Ndidi

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

 26 Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Birthdate: April 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Kenyan
Died: September 25, 2011

 27 William Ruto

William Ruto
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Deputy President of Kenya
Birthdate: December 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Kenyan

 28 Walt Frazier

Walt Frazier
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American basketball player
Birthdate: March 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 29 Wendy Raquel Robinson

Wendy Raquel Robinson
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 30 Willis McGahee

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

 31 William DuVall

William DuVall
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 32 Willy Boly

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

 33 William Gallas

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

 34 Wesley Willis

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

 35 Wes Unseld

Wes Unseld
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: March 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 36 Wes Montgomery

Wes Montgomery
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: June 15, 1968

 37 Whitman Mayo

Whitman Mayo
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: May 22, 2001

 38 Willis Reed

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

 39 Winky Wright

Winky Wright
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 40 William Carvalho

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

 41 William Christopher Handy

William Christopher Handy
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 16, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: March 28, 1958

 42 W. C. Handy

W. C. Handy
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Trumpeter, Composer, Songwriter, Autobiographer, Jazz musician, Non-fiction writer, Pianist, Music journalist
Birthdate: November 16, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: March 28, 1958

 43 Wayman Lawrence Tisdale

Wayman Lawrence Tisdale
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: May 15, 2009
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 44 W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 45 Willie McCovey

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

 46 Willie Stargell

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

 47 Will Packer

Will Packer
Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: April 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 48 Whitney Young

Whitney Young Jr.
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Civil rights activist
Birthdate: July 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: March 11, 1971

 49 William R. Tolbert

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

 50 Wizkid

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