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Who Is The Most Famous Black In The World?

Updated February 22, 2021 524 votes 22 voters 30.6k 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 Black1
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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,...  more

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  • Lewis Black2
    18

    Lewis Black

    1948-08-30

    BirthplaceSilver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

    Lewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright,...  more

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  • Karen Black3
    17

    Karen Black

    1939-07-01

    BirthplaceUSA, Park Ridge, Illinois

    Karen Blanche Black (née Ziegler; July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013) was an American actress,...  more

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  • Clint Black4
    18

    Clint Black

    1962-02-04

    BirthplaceLong Branch, New Jersey, USA

    Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962) is an American country music singer, songwriter,...  more

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  • Dustin Lance Black5
    12

    BirthplaceSacramento, California, United States of America

    Dustin Lance Black (born 10 June 1974) is an American screenwriter, director, film and...  more

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  • Michael Ian Black6
    17

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Michael Ian Black (born Michael Ian Schwartz; August 12, 1971) is an American comedian, actor,...  more

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  • Rebecca Black7
    11

    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...  more

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  • Lucas Black8
    10

    Lucas Black

    1982-11-29

    BirthplaceUSA, Alabama, Decatur

    Lucas York Black (born November 29, 1982) is an American film and television actor. He is best...  more
  • Cilla Black9
    14

    Cilla Black

    1943-05-27

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Priscilla Maria Veronica White OBE (27 May 1943 – 1 August 2015), better known as Cilla Black,...  more

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  • Shane Black10
    14

    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...  more
  • Claudia Black11
    11

    Claudia Black

    1972-10-11

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Claudia Lee Black (born 11 October 1972) is an Australian actress and voice actress, best...  more
  • Dan Black12
    11

    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...  more
  • Bill Black13
    15

    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...  more
  • Pippa Black14
    8

    Pippa Black

    1982-10-16

    BirthplaceFerntree Gully, Melbourne, Australia

    Pippa Black (born 16 October 1982) is an Australian actress. From 2005 to 2009, Black played...  more
  • James Black15
    12

    James Black

    1940-02-01

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    James Black is a drummer....  more
  • Lisa Hartman Black16
    14

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

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

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  • Mary Black17
    11

    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...  more
  • Jet Black18
    14

    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...  more
  • Jully Black19
    12

    Jully Black

    1977-11-08

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Jully Black (born Jullyann Inderia Gordon; November 8, 1977) is a Canadian singer-songwriter,...  more
  • Jimmy Carl Black20
    8

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, El Paso

    James Carl Inkanish, Jr. (February 1, 1938 – November 1, 2008), known professionally as Jimmy...  more
  • Joanne Black21
    8

    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...  more
  • Chauncey Black22
    11

    Chauncey Black

    1968-11-24

    BirthplacePaterson, New Jersey

    Blackstreet (often stylized as BLACKstreet), is an American R&B group founded in 1991 by...  more
  • Holly Black23
    7

    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...  more
  • Roger Black24
    7

    Roger Black

    1966-03-31

    BirthplacePortsmouth, United Kingdom

    Roger Anthony Black MBE (born 31 March 1966) is a British retired athlete. During his...  more
  • Don Black25
    5

    Don Black

    1938-06-21

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Don Black, (born 21 June 1938) is an English lyricist. His works have included numerous...  more