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Who Is The Most Famous Jesse In The World?

Updated November 16, 2020 652 votes 35 voters 19.0k 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!

  • Jesse Eisenberg1

    Jesse Eisenberg


    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

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  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson2

    BirthplaceMissoula, Montana, United States of America

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

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  • Jesse Metcalfe3

    Jesse Metcalfe


    BirthplaceCarmel Valley, USA, California

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

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  • Jesse Plemons4

    Jesse Plemons


    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, USA

    Jesse Lon Plemons (born April 2, 1988) is an American actor and comedian. Beginning his career...  more
  • Jesse McCartney5

    Jesse McCartney


    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Ardsley

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

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  • Jesse Jackson6

    Jesse Jackson


    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, United States of America

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

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  • Jesse Spencer7

    Jesse Spencer


    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Jesse Gordon Spencer (born 12 February 1979) is an Australian actor and musician. He is best...  more
  • Jesse Williams8

    Jesse Williams


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

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

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  • Jesse Ventura9

    Jesse Ventura

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

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  • Jesse Joensuu10

    Jesse Joensuu


    BirthplacePori, Finland

    Jesse Joensuu (born October 5, 1987) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward who...  more
  • Jesse Orosco11

    Jesse Orosco


    BirthplaceSanta Barbara, California

    Jesse Russell Orosco (born April 21, 1957) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball...  more
  • Jesse James12

    Jesse James


    BirthplaceUSA, Long Beach, California

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

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  • Jesse Hughes13

    Jesse Hughes


    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina

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

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  • Jesse Owens14

    Jesse Owens


    BirthplaceOakville, Alabama, United States of America

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

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  • Jesse Helms15

    Jesse Helms


    BirthplaceMonroe, North Carolina, USA

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

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  • Jesse Jackson, Jr.16

    BirthplaceUnited States of America, United States, with Territories, South Carolina, Greenville

    Jesse Louis Jackson Jr. (born March 11, 1965) is a former American politician who served as a...  more
  • Jesse Bradford17

    Jesse Bradford


    BirthplaceNorwalk, USA, Connecticut

    Jesse Bradford (born May 28, 1979) is an American actor. He began his career as a child actor...  more
  • Jesse Burkett18

    Jesse Burkett


    BirthplaceWheeling, West Virginia

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

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  • Jesse L. Martin19

    Jesse L. Martin


    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

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  • Jesse Barfield20

    Jesse Barfield


    BirthplaceJoliet, Illinois

    Jesse Lee Barfield (born October 29, 1959) is a former Major League Baseball right fielder. He...  more
  • Jesse Mogg21

    Jesse Mogg


    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    Jesse Mogg is an Australian rugby union player who plays for the Brumbies in Super Rugby at...  more
  • Jesse Crain22

    Jesse Crain


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Jesse Alan Crain (born July 5, 1981) is a Canadian former professional baseball pitcher. He...  more
  • Jesse Sapolu23

    Jesse Sapolu


    BirthplaceLaie, Hawaii

    Manase Jesse Sapolu (born March 10, 1961) is a former football player in the National Football...  more
  • Jesse Lee Soffer24

    BirthplaceConnecticut, United States of America

    Jesse Lee Soffer (born April 23, 1984) is an American actor. He is known for portraying Will...  more
  • Jesse James Leija25

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    James Leija (born July 8, 1966), best known as Jesse James Leija, is an American former...  more