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Famous People Whose Last Name Is James  

Chris Abraham
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Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name James. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is James on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with James as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous James along with information about their lives. If your surname is also James, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous James last names include LeBron James, Etta James, and Mickie James, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
age 34
LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lbs., he has started ...more
Etta James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Dec. at 74 (1938-2012)
Etta James was an American singer. Her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with ...more
Mickie James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
age 39
Mickie Laree James is an American professional wrestler, actress, television personality, model, and country singer currently wrestling in a Independent circuit. James began her professional ...more
Kevin James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
age 53
Kevin George Knipfing, better known by his stage name, Kevin James, is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Kevin James is widely known for playing Doug Heffernan on the hit CBS ...more
Jesse James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
age 49
Jesse Gregory James is an American television personality and former CEO of Austin, Texas-based Austin Speed Shop. James was the host of the reality TV show Monster Garage, on the Discovery ...more
Susan Saint James is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
age 72
Susan Saint James is an American actress and activist, most widely known for her work in television during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
Rick James is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Dec. at 56 (1948-2004)
Rick James was an American musician and composer. Influenced by singers such as Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson, James started singing in doo-wop and R&B groups as a teenager in his hometown ...more
Jessie James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
age 30
Jessica Rose "Jessie" James Decker is an American country pop singer-songwriter and reality T.V. personality. Having auditioned for and being rejected by most of the country labels in ...more
Edgerrin James is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
age 37
Edgerrin Tyree James is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League for eleven seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami. He was ...more
Theo James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
age 34
Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis, better known as Theo James, is an English actor. He is known for portraying Jed Harper in Bedlam, Walter William Clark, Jr. in the drama Golden Boy and ...more
Tanya James is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
age 35
Tanya James is an American pornographic actress. She entered the adult film industry in 2002 and initially only appeared in girl–girl scenes, except for a few boy–girl scenes with her ...more
Henry James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Dec. at 73 (1843-1916)
Henry James, OM was an American-British writer who spent most of his writing career in Britain. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry ...more
Kevin James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Joslyn James is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
age 41
Joslyn James is a pornographic actress.
Elmore James is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Dec. at 45 (1918-1963)
Elmore James was an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and band leader. He was known as King of the Slide Guitar, but he was also noted for his use of loud amplification and his ...more
Sid James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Dec. at 63 (1913-1976)
Sid James was a South African-born English actor and comedian. Appearing in British films from 1947, he was cast in numerous small and supporting roles into the 1960s. His profile was raised as ...more
Bradley James is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
age 32
Bradley James is an English actor from Exeter, Devon. He made his television debut in the ITV series Lewis in 2008 and is best known for portraying King Arthur in the BBC television program
Clive James is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
age 79
Clive James AO CBE is an Australian-British author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist, best known for his autobiographical series Unreliable Memoirs, for his chat shows and ...more
P. D. James is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
age 98
Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL, known as P. D. James, was an English crime writer. She rose to fame for her series of detective novels starring police ...more
E. L. James is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
age 55
Erika Mitchell, better known by her pen name E. L. James, is a British author. She wrote the bestselling erotic romance novels trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades ...more
William James is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Dec. at 68 (1842-1910)
William James was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States, James was one of the leading ...more
Cheryl James is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
age 52
Cheryl R. James better known by her stage name "Salt" is an American rapper and actress. She is a member of the rap trio Salt-n-Pepa, which also includes Pepa and Spinderella. Salt ...more
Skip James is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Dec. at 67 (1902-1969)
Nehemiah Curtis "Skip" James was an American Delta blues singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter. Born in Bentonia, Mississippi, United States, he died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...more
Harry James is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Dec. at 67 (1916-1983)
Harry Haag James was a musician who is best known as a trumpet playing band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946. He broke up his band for a short period in 1947 but shortly after he ...more
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
age 29
LaMichael Keondrae James is an American football running back for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. James played college football for the University of Oregon. The 2010 NCAA ...more