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Who Is The Most Famous Black In The World?

Updated February 22, 2021 559 votes 41 voters 33.0k views65 items

List RulesVote up everyone you recognize with the last name Black.

How many celebrities with the last name Black can you think of? The famous Blacks below have many different professions, including notable actors with the last name Black, famous musicians named Black, and even athletes named Black.

Jack Black is certainly one of the most famous Blacks on this list. One of the famous actors and musicians with the last name Black, he found success with his comedic rock band Tenacious D before breaking out as an actor. He went on to star in such films as Bernie, School of Rock, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Another of the famous people with the last name Black is Lewis Black. He is a comedian famous for his political rants. He is a regular on The Daily Show and appeared in the miniseries Madoff. Michael Ian Black is another celebrity comedian with the last name Black. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people with the last name Black? Just add them to the list!

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    Jack Black

    1969-08-28

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, USA

    Jack Black (born Thomas Jacob Black; August 28, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, musician, songwriter, and media personality. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy...  more

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    Lewis Black

    1948-08-30

    BirthplaceSilver Spring, Maryland, USA

    Lewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic, voice actor, and actor. He is best known for his angry demeanour and belligerent comedic...  more

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    Karen Black

    1939-07-01

    BirthplacePark Ridge, Illinois, United States of America

    Karen Blanche Black (née Ziegler; July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013) was an American actress, screenwriter, singer, and songwriter. She rose to prominence for her work in various independent films in the...  more

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    Clint Black

    1962-02-04

    BirthplaceLong Branch, New Jersey, United States of America

    Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962) is an American country music singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. Signed to RCA Records in 1989, Black's debut...  more

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    BirthplaceSacramento, California, United States of America

    Dustin Lance Black (born 10 June 1974) is an American screenwriter, director, film and television producer, and LGBT rights activist. He has won a Writers Guild of America Award and an Oscar for the...  more

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    Rebecca Black

    1997-06-21

    BirthplaceIrvine, California, United States of America

    Rebecca Renee Black (born June 21, 1997) is an American YouTuber and singer who gained extensive media coverage when the music video for her 2011 single "Friday" went viral on YouTube and other...  more

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    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Alternative NameMichael Ian Black

    Michael Ian Black (born Michael Ian Schwartz; August 12, 1971) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director. He has starred in several TV comedy series, including The State, Viva Variety,...  more

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    Lucas Black

    1982-11-29

    BirthplaceDecatur, Alabama, United States

    Lucas York Black (born November 29, 1982) is an American film and television actor. He is best known for his roles in the CBS television series American Gothic (1995–1996) as well as roles in films...  more
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    Cilla Black

    1943-05-27

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Priscilla Maria Veronica White OBE (27 May 1943 – 1 August 2015), better known as Cilla Black, was an English singer, television presenter, actress, and author. Championed by her friends in the...  more

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    Shane Black

    1961-12-16

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Shane Black (born December 16, 1961) is an American filmmaker and actor who has written such films as Lethal Weapon and Lethal Weapon 2, The Monster Squad, The Last Boy Scout, Last Action Hero and...  more
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    Claudia Black

    1972-10-11

    BirthplaceSydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Claudia Lee Black (born 11 October 1972) is an Australian actress and voice actress, best known for her portrayals of Aeryn Sun in Farscape, Vala Mal Doran in Stargate SG-1 and Sharon "Shazza"...  more
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    Dan Black

    1976-11-16

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Daniel Black (born 16 November 1976) is a British recording artist and vocalist. He was also a member of alternative rock band The Servant, before their split in 2007. He has also been a guest...  more
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    Bill Black

    1926-09-17

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    William Patton Black Jr. (September 17, 1926 – October 21, 1965) was an American musician and bandleader who is noted as one of the pioneers of rock and roll. He was the bassist in Elvis Presley's...  more
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    Pippa Black

    1982-10-16

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Pippa Black (born 16 October 1982) is an Australian actress. From 2005 to 2009, Black played Elle Robinson in the soap opera Neighbours. Black played Tonya in the NBC series Outsourced from 2010 to...  more
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    James Black

    1940-02-01

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    James Black is a drummer....  more
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    BirthplaceEl Paso, Texas, United States of America

    James Carl Inkanish, Jr. (February 1, 1938 – November 1, 2008), known professionally as Jimmy Carl Black, was a drummer and vocalist for The Mothers of Invention....  more
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    Joanne Black

    1974-10-25

    BirthplaceCavan, Republic of Ireland

    Joanne Black (born 25 October 1974 in County Cavan, Ireland) is a stylist based in Los Angeles. A former model, she took part in beauty pageants, becoming Miss Limerick Photogenic, then Miss Ireland...  more
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    Chauncey Black

    1968-11-24

    BirthplacePaterson, New Jersey

    Blackstreet (often stylized as BLACKstreet), is an American R&B group founded in 1991 by record producers Chauncey "Black" Hannibal, and Teddy "Street" Riley....  more
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    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    Lisa Hartman Black (born June 1, 1956) is an American actress and singer. ...  more

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    Mary Black

    1955-05-23

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    Mary Black (born 23 May 1955) is an Irish folk singer. She is well known as an interpreter of both traditional folk and modern material which has made her a major recording artist in her native...  more
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    Jet Black

    1938-08-26

    BirthplaceIlford, London, United Kingdom

    Jet Black (born Brian John Duffy, 26 August 1938) is an English drummer and founding member of punk rock and new wave band The Stranglers. Since 2015, he has been a non-touring member of the band....  more
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    Jully Black

    1977-11-08

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Jully Black (born Jullyann Inderia Gordon; November 8, 1977) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, producer and actress. She has collaborated and written for many artists, including Nas, Saukrates,...  more
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    Holly Black

    1971-11-10

    BirthplaceWest Long Branch, New Jersey

    Holly Black née Riggenbach (born November 10, 1971) is an American writer and editor best known for The Spiderwick Chronicles, a series of children's fantasy books she created with writer and...  more
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    Roger Black

    1966-03-31

    BirthplacePortsmouth, United Kingdom

    Roger Anthony Black MBE (born 31 March 1966) is a British retired athlete. During his athletics career, he won individual silver medals in the 400 metres sprint at both the Olympic Games and World...  more
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    Don Black

    1938-06-21

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Don Black, (born 21 June 1938) is an English lyricist. His works have included numerous musicals, movie, television themes and hit songs. He has provided lyrics for John Barry, Charles Strouse,...  more