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Who Is The Most Famous Jesse In The World?

Updated November 16, 2020 676 votes 40 voters 19.4k views75 items

List RulesVote up all of the Jesses you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Jesse can you think of? The famous Jesses below have many different professions, including notable actors named Jesse, singers named Jesse, famous athletes named Jesse, and even musicians named Jesse.

Jesse Jackson is certainly one of the most famous Jesses on this list. One of the famous civil rights activists named Jesse, he worked with Martin Luther King Jr. and participated in the Selma to Montgomery marches. He founded Operation PUSH in 1971.

Another of the famous people with the first name Jesse is Jesse Eisenberg. He is an actor who appeared in such films as Adventureland, To Rome with Love, and Zombieland. He received an Academy Award nomination for playing Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. There are both male and female Jesses on this list. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Jesse? Just add them to the list!

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    Jesse Eisenberg

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    Jesse Metcalfe

    Jesse Eden Metcalfe (born December 9, 1978) is an American actor and musician. Metcalfe is...  more

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    Jesse Tyler Ferguson (born October 22, 1975) is an American actor. He is best known for...  more

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    Jesse Plemons

    Jesse Lon Plemons (born April 2, 1988) is an American actor and comedian. Beginning his career...  more
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    Jesse Jackson

    Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (né Burns; born October 8, 1941) is an American civil rights activist,...  more

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    Jesse McCartney

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    Jesse Spencer

    Jesse Gordon Spencer (born 12 February 1979) is an Australian actor and musician. He is best...  more
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    Jesse Williams

    Jesse Wesley Williams (born August 5, 1981) is an American actor, director, producer and...  more

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    Jesse Ventura

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    Jesse James

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    Jesse Hughes

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    Jesse Owens

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    Jesse Bradford

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    Jesse Joensuu

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    Jesse Orosco

    Jesse Russell Orosco (born April 21, 1957) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball...  more
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    Jesse Helms

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    Jesse Louis Jackson Jr. (born March 11, 1965) is a former American politician who served as a...  more
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    Jesse Burkett

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    Jesse L. Martin

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    Jesse Barfield

    Jesse Lee Barfield (born October 29, 1959) is a former Major League Baseball right fielder. He...  more
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    Jesse Mogg

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    Jesse Crain

    Jesse Alan Crain (born July 5, 1981) is a Canadian former professional baseball pitcher. He...  more
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    Jesse Sapolu

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    Jesse Lee Soffer (born April 23, 1984) is an American actor. He is known for portraying Will...  more
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    James Leija (born July 8, 1966), best known as Jesse James Leija, is an American former...  more