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 Weird Al Yankovic, Whitney Houston, Winston Churchill, William Shakespeare, Wallis Simpson 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
(American Actor and Rapper)
Will Smith
186
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 2 
William Shakespeare
(English Playwright & Poet Who is Regarded as the Greatest Writer in the English Language)
William Shakespeare
172
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
85
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
66
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
97
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
68
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
68
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
67
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
42
Birthdate: July 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Irvine, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 10 
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)
 11 
Willem Dafoe
(American Actor Who is Known for Portraying Several Real-Life Figures)
Willem Dafoe
26
Birthdate: July 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 12 
Woody Harrelson
(Actor and Playwright)
Woody Harrelson
38
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Willie Nelson
(One of the Most Recognized Artists in Country Music)
Willie Nelson
31
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abbott, Texas, United States
 14 
Wayne Gretzky
(One of the Greatest Ice Hockey Players in the History of the National Hockey League)
Wayne Gretzky
45
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brantford, Canada
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
William Wallace
(Scottish Knight Who Became One of the Main Leaders During the First War of Scottish Independence)
William Wallace
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1270
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: August 23, 1305
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 16 
Wentworth Miller
(Best Known for His Lead Role of 'Michael Scofield' in the Series 'Prison Break')
Wentworth Miller
33
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
23
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
40
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 19 
Will Arnett
(Canadian Actor, Comedian and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Gob Bluth’ in the TV Series ‘Arrested Development’)
Will Arnett
29
Birthdate: May 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 20 
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)
 21 
W. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)
W. E. B. Du Bois
27
Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 27, 1963
 22 
William the Conqueror
(Former King of England (1066 - 1087))
William the Conqueror
26
Birthdate: 1028 AD
Birthplace: Falaise, France
Died: September 9, 1087
 23 
William Shatner
(Famous for His Portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in the 'Star Trek' Franchise)
William Shatner
47
Birthdate: March 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 24 
Weird Al Yankovic
(Known for his Album 'Mandatory Fun')
Weird Al Yankovic
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Downey, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 25 
Woodrow Wilson
(28th President of the United States (1913 - 1921))
Woodrow Wilson
35
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 28, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia, United States
Died: February 3, 1924
 26 
William Howard Taft
(27th President of the United States)
William Howard Taft
23
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)
 27 
Winnie Harlow
(Public Spokesperson and First Model with Vitiligo to Walk in the ‘Victoria's Secret Fashion Show’)
Winnie Harlow
34
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mississauga, Canada
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 28 
William Wordsworth
64
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 7, 1770
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingdom of Great Britain
Died: April 23, 1850
 29 
Wesley Snipes
(Known for His Action Roles in Films 'Blade' and 'Passenger 57')
Wesley Snipes
24
Birthdate: July 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States
 30 
Wayne Rooney
(English Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Forward and Midfielder)
Wayne Rooney
51
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Croxteth, Liverpool, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 31 
Walter Payton
(One of the Greatest American Football Players of All Time)
Walter Payton
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbia, Mississippi, United States
Died: November 1, 1999
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 32 
William H. Macy
18
Birthdate: March 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Miami, Florida
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 33 
William Blake
(English Poet Who is Considered a Seminal Figure in the History of the Poetry of the Romantic Age)
William Blake
23
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1757
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 12, 1827
 34 
Will Poulter
(British Actor Known for His Film ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’)
Will Poulter
78
Birthdate: January 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 35 
Wes Bentley
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Ricky Fitts’ in the Film ‘American Beauty')
Wes Bentley
15
Birthdate: September 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 36 
Wayne Brady
18
Birthdate: June 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 37 
Willow Smith
(Singer, Daughter of Actors 'Will Smith' and 'Jada Pinkett Smith')
Willow Smith
105
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 31, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 38 
Walt Whitman
(One of the Most Influential Poets in the American Canon, Regarded as the 'Father of Free Verse')
Walt Whitman
10
Birthdate: May 31, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Hills, New York, United States
Died: March 26, 1892
 39 
Waylon Jennings
(Country Singer Known for First no.1 Single 'Dreaming My Dreams')
Waylon Jennings
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Littlefield, Texas, United States
Died: February 13, 2002
 40 
William McKinley
(25th President of the United States (1897 - 1901))
William McKinley
26
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 29, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Niles, Ohio, United States
Died: September 14, 1901
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 41 
William Zabka
(Known for His Role as Johnny Lawrence in the Karate Kid)
William Zabka
19
Birthdate: October 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 42 
will.i.am
(American Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Founding and Lead Member of the Musical Group ‘Black Eyed Peas’)
will.i.am
12
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
(English Actor Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Willow’ and ‘Leprechaun’)
Warwick Davis
15
Birthdate: February 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Epsom, Surrey, England
Height: 3'6" (107 cm)
 44 
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)
 45 
W B Yeats
(One of the Greatest English-Language Poets of the 20th Century and 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature Winner)
W B Yeats
18
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 13, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sandymount, Ireland
Died: January 28, 1939
 46 
Warren G. Harding
(29th President of the United States (1921–1923))
Warren G. Harding
16
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 2, 1865
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blooming Grove, Ohio, United States
Died: August 2, 1923
 47 
William Fichtner
6
Birthdate: November 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 48 
Wil Wheaton
19
Birthdate: July 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Burbank, California
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 49 
William Holden
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of Classical Hollywood Cinema)
William Holden
8
Birthdate: April 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: O'Fallon, Illinois, United States
Died: November 12, 1981
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 50 
Wayne Knight
8
Birthdate: August 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)