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Who Is The Most Famous Jesse In The World?

Updated November 16, 2020 628 votes 23 voters 17.5k 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. 

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    Jesse Eisenberg
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    Jesse Eisenberg

    1983-10-05

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jesse Eisenberg (born October 5, 1983) is an American actor, author, and playwright. He made... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Jesse Tyler Ferguson

    BirthplaceMissoula, Montana, United States of America

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

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  • 3
    Jesse Plemons
    17

    Jesse Plemons

    1988-04-02

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Dallas

    Jesse Lon Plemons (born April 2, 1988) is an American actor and comedian. Beginning his career... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Jesse Jackson
    18

    Jesse Jackson

    1941-10-08

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, United States of America

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

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  • 5
    Jesse Metcalfe
    17

    Jesse Metcalfe

    1978-12-09

    BirthplaceCarmel Valley, California, United States of America

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

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    Jesse McCartney
    12

    Jesse McCartney

    1987-04-09

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Ardsley

    Jesse McCartney (born April 9, 1987) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He achieved... more on Wikipedia

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    Jesse Williams
    12

    Jesse Williams

    1981-08-05

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

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

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  • 8
    Jesse Spencer
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    Jesse Spencer

    1979-02-12

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

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

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  • 9
    Jesse Ventura
    15

    Jesse Ventura

    1951-07-15

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos; July 15, 1951) is an American media personality,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Jesse Joensuu
    10

    Jesse Joensuu

    1987-10-05

    BirthplacePori, Finland

    Jesse Joensuu (born October 5, 1987) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward who... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Jesse Orosco
    10

    Jesse Orosco

    1957-04-21

    BirthplaceSanta Barbara, California

    Jesse Russell Orosco (born April 21, 1957) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Jesse James
    14

    Jesse James

    1969-04-19

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California, United States of America

    Jesse Gregory James (born April 19, 1969) is an American television personality and former CEO... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Jesse Hughes
    11

    Jesse Hughes

    1972-09-24

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina

    Jesse Everett Hughes (born September 24, 1972) is an American singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Jesse Owens
    11

    Jesse Owens

    1913-09-12

    BirthplaceOakville, Alabama, United States of America

    James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Jesse Jackson, Jr.
    15

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, United States of America

    Jesse Louis Jackson Jr. (born March 11, 1965) is a former American politician who served as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Jesse Bradford
    14

    Jesse Bradford

    1979-05-28

    BirthplaceNorwalk, USA, Connecticut

    Jesse Bradford (born May 28, 1979) is an American actor. He began his career as a child actor... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Jesse Burkett
    12

    Jesse Burkett

    1868-12-04

    BirthplaceWheeling, West Virginia

    Jesse Cail Burkett (December 4, 1868 – May 27, 1953), nicknamed "Crab", was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Jesse L. Martin
    12

    Jesse L. Martin

    1969-01-18

    BirthplaceRocky Mount, Virginia, United States of America

    Jesse Lamont Martin (né Watkins; January 18, 1969) is an American actor and singer. He is best... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Jesse Barfield
    10

    Jesse Barfield

    1959-10-29

    BirthplaceJoliet, Illinois

    Jesse Lee Barfield (born October 29, 1959) is a former Major League Baseball right fielder. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Jesse Helms
    14

    Jesse Helms

    1921-10-18

    BirthplaceMonroe, North Carolina, USA

    Jesse Alexander Helms Jr. (October 18, 1921 – July 4, 2008) was an American politician and a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Jesse Mogg
    14

    Jesse Mogg

    1989-06-08

    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    Jesse Mogg is an Australian rugby union player who plays for the Brumbies in Super Rugby at... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Jesse Crain
    8

    Jesse Crain

    1981-07-05

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Jesse Alan Crain (born July 5, 1981) is a Canadian former professional baseball pitcher. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Jesse Sapolu
    8

    Jesse Sapolu

    1961-03-10

    BirthplaceLaie, Hawaii

    Manase Jesse Sapolu (born March 10, 1961) is a former football player in the National Football... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Jesse James Leija
    10

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    James Leija (born July 8, 1966), best known as Jesse James Leija, is an American former... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Jesse L. Lasky
    11

    Jesse L. Lasky

    1880-09-13

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    Jesse Louis Lasky (September 13, 1880 – January 13, 1958) was an American pioneer motion... more on Wikipedia