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, Whoopi Goldberg, Willow Smith, Wesley Snipes, Wilt Chamberlain and many more. This list of black celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. Black people featured on this list, include american football players, lyricists & songwriters, basketball players and actors. This list of black celebrities whose names start with W includes people from United States, Kenya, Liberia, 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
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 2 Will Smith

Will Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: July 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: April 9, 2016
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 3 Whoopi Goldberg

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

 4 Willow Smith

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

 5 Wesley Snipes

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

 6 Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain
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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)

 7 W. E. B. Du Bois

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

Wiz Khalifa
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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)

 9 will.i.am

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

 10 Wood Harris

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

 11 Wayne Brady

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

 12 Wizkid

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

 14 Wanda Sykes

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

 15 William Perry

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

 16 Winston Duke

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

 17 Wyclef Jean

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

 18 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

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

 19 Warren Moon

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

 20 Willie Mays

Willie Mays
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Westfield, Alabama, United States

 21 Wanya Morris

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

 22 Waka Flocka Flame

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

 23 Warren Sapp

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

 24 Wole Soyinka

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

 25 Willie Taggart

Willie Taggart
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football coach
Birthdate: August 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bradenton, Florida, United States

 26 Willie Green

Willie Green
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 27 Wes Unseld

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

 28 William Ruto

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

 29 Wynton Marsalis

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

 30 Wesley Matthews

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

 31 Wangari Maathai

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

 32 Woody Strode

Woody Strode
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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)

 33 Walt Frazier

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

 34 Wilfred Ndidi

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

 35 William Gallas

William Gallas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer defender
Birthdate: August 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Asnières-sur-Seine, France
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 36 Wilma Rudolph

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

 37 Wendy Raquel Robinson

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

 38 William Kamkwamba

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

 39 Wesley Willis

Wesley Willis
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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)

 40 Wes Montgomery

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

 41 William DuVall

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

 42 Will Packer

Will Packer
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: April 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida

 43 Willis McGahee

Willis McGahee
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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 Whitman Mayo

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

 45 Willis Reed

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

 46 Willy T. Ribbs

Willy T. Ribbs
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: January 3, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

 47 Willie Stargell

Willie Stargell
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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)

 48 W. C. Handy

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

 49 Winky Wright

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

 50 William R. Tolbert

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