Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With W

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Discover the famous people whose name starts with W. The list includes people like Winona Ryder, Winston Churchill, William Shakespeare, Will Smith, Wilt Chamberlain and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, poets and novelists. This list of celebrities whose names start with W includes people from United States, England, Germany, China and many more countries.
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 1 
Will Smith
(Actor)
Will Smith
162
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 2 
William Shakespeare
151
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 26, 1564
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Died: April 23, 1616
 3 
Walt Disney
(Pioneer of the American Animation Industry)
Walt Disney
57
Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 15, 1966
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 4 
Whitney Houston
(Best-Selling Female R&B Artist of the 20th Century)
Whitney Houston
55
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 11, 2012
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 5 
Winston Churchill
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940 - 1945, 1951 - 1955))
Winston Churchill
73
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 30, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 24, 1965
 6 
Winona Ryder
(Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'Beetlejuice', 'The Age of Innocence' and 'Little Women')
Winona Ryder
55
Birthdate: October 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winona, Minnesota, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 7 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(One of the Greatest Composers in the History of Western Music)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
60
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1756
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: December 5, 1791
 8 
Warren Buffett
(Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway)
Warren Buffett
58
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 9 
Will Ferrell
(Actor & Comedian)
Will Ferrell
38
Birthdate: July 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Irvine, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 10 
Woody Harrelson
33
Birthdate: July 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 11 
Wilt Chamberlain
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players)
Wilt Chamberlain
35
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 12, 1999
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
 12 
Willem Dafoe
(American Actor Who is Known for Portraying Several Real-Life Figures)
Willem Dafoe
23
Birthdate: July 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 13 
Willie Nelson
(One of the Most Recognized Artists in Country Music)
Willie Nelson
29
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abbott, Texas, United States
 14 
William Wallace
(Military Leader, Knight)
William Wallace
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1270
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: August 23, 1305
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 15 
Wayne Gretzky
(One of the Greatest Ice Hockey Players in the History of the National Hockey League)
Wayne Gretzky
41
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brantford, Canada
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 16 
Wentworth Miller
(Best Known for His Lead Role of 'Michael Scofield' in the Series 'Prison Break')
Wentworth Miller
26
Birthdate: June 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Wyatt Earp
(American Lawman and Gambler Best Known for His Involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral)
Wyatt Earp
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 19, 1848
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Monmouth, Illinois, United States
Died: January 13, 1929
 18 
Wiz Khalifa
(Singer-Rapper Known for His Songs ‘Black and Yellow’, ‘See You Again’ and ‘Say Yeah’)
Wiz Khalifa
35
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 19 
Will Arnett
25
Birthdate: May 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 20 
William the Conqueror
(Former King of England (1066 - 1087))
William the Conqueror
26
Birthdate: 1028 AD
Birthplace: Falaise, France
Died: September 9, 1087
 21 
W. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)
W. E. B. Du Bois
25
Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 27, 1963
 22 
William Howard Taft
(27th President of the United States)
William Howard Taft
17
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 15, 1857
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: March 8, 1930
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 23 
Winnie Harlow
(Public Spokesperson and First Model with Vitiligo to Walk in the ‘Victoria's Secret Fashion Show’)
Winnie Harlow
29
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mississauga, Canada
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 24 
Woodrow Wilson
(28th President of the United States (1913 - 1921))
Woodrow Wilson
28
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 28, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia, United States
Died: February 3, 1924
 25 
Wladimir Klitschko
(Ukrainian Former Professional Boxer and One of the Best Heavyweight Champions of All Time)
Wladimir Klitschko
61
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Semey, Kazakhstan
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 26 
William Shatner
(Famous for His Portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in the 'Star Trek' Franchise)
William Shatner
44
Birthdate: March 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 27 
Wesley Snipes
(Known for His Action Roles in Films 'Blade' and 'Passenger 57')
Wesley Snipes
18
Birthdate: July 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States
 28 
Wayne Rooney
(Football Player, Football Manager)
Wayne Rooney
42
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Croxteth, Liverpool, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 29 
William Wordsworth
54
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 7, 1770
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingdom of Great Britain
Died: April 23, 1850
 30 
Weird Al Yankovic
(Known for his Album 'Mandatory Fun')
Weird Al Yankovic
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Downey, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 31 
Willow Smith
(Singer, Daughter of Actors 'Will Smith' and 'Jada Pinkett Smith')
Willow Smith
85
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 31, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 32 
Walter Payton
(American Football Player)
Walter Payton
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbia, Mississippi, United States
Died: November 1, 1999
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 33 
William H. Macy
14
Birthdate: March 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Miami, Florida
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 34 
Will Poulter
71
Birthdate: January 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 35 
William Blake
(Poet and Visual Artist of the Romantic Age)
William Blake
19
Birthdate: November 28, 1757
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Soho, London, England
Died: August 12, 1827
 36 
Walt Whitman
(One of the Most Influential Poets in the American Canon, Regarded as the 'Father of Free Verse')
Walt Whitman
5
Birthdate: May 31, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Hills, New York, United States
Died: March 26, 1892
 37 
William McKinley
(25th President of the United States (1897 - 1901))
William McKinley
23
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 29, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Niles, Ohio, United States
Died: September 14, 1901
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 38 
Wayne Brady
15
Birthdate: June 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 39 
Whoopi Goldberg
(Actress, Comedian and Host; Best Known for Her Role in 'The Color Purple' and 'Ghost')
Whoopi Goldberg
64
Birthdate: November 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chelsea, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 40 
Wes Bentley
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Ricky Fitts’ in the Film ‘American Beauty')
Wes Bentley
12
Birthdate: September 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 41 
Waylon Jennings
(Country Singer Known for First no.1 Single 'Dreaming My Dreams')
Waylon Jennings
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Littlefield, Texas, United States
Died: February 13, 2002
 42 
will.i.am
(American Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Founding and Lead Member of the Musical Group ‘Black Eyed Peas’)
will.i.am
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Eastside Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 43 
Warwick Davis
12
Birthdate: February 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Epsom, Surrey, England
Height: 3'6" (107 cm)
 44 
Wes Anderson
(Filmmaker Best Known for His Movies 'The Royal Tenenbaums','Moonrise Kingdom' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel')
Wes Anderson
18
Birthdate: May 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 45 
Wil Wheaton
13
Birthdate: July 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Burbank, California
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 46 
Warren G. Harding
(29th President of the United States (1921–1923))
Warren G. Harding
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 2, 1865
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blooming Grove, Ohio, United States
Died: August 2, 1923
 47 
Walter Matthau
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘A Face in the Crowd’ and ‘King Creole’)
Walter Matthau
9
Birthdate: October 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 1, 2000
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 48 
William Zabka
(Known for His Role as Johnny Lawrence in the Karate Kid)
William Zabka
17
Birthdate: October 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 49 
Wilhelm II
(German Emperor and King of Prussia (1888 - 1918))
Wilhelm II
18
Birthdate: January 27, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 4, 1941
 50 
Wild Bill Hickok
(Gunfighter, Law enforcement officer)
Wild Bill Hickok
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 27, 1837
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Illinois, United States
Died: August 2, 1876
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)