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Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?

Updated March 12, 2021 672 votes 25 voters 29.1k views81 items

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

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

LeBron James is certainly one of the most famous Jameses on this list. One of the famous basketball players with the last name James, he is one of the best NBA athletes of all time. He is a four-time NBA champion and 16-time NBA All-Star.

Another of the famous people with the last name James is Etta James. She was a genre-defying singer. She is best known for such hits as “At Last,” “The Wallflower,” and “I'd Rather Go Blind.” You may also recognize comedian Kevin James and Cinderella star Lily James.

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    Etta James

    1938-01-25

    AgeDec. at 74 (1938-2012)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American...  more

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    LeBron James

    1984-12-30

    Age35

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderMale

    LeBron Raymone James Sr. (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball...  more

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    Kevin James

    1965-04-26

    Age55

    BirthplaceMineola, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Kevin James (born April 26, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer....  more

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    Theo James

    1984-12-16

    Age35

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis (born 16 December 1984), better known as Theo James,...  more

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    Jesse James

    1969-04-19

    Age51

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

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

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    Lily James

    1989-04-05

    Age31

    BirthplaceEsher, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson (born 5 April 1989), known professionally as Lily James, is an...  more

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    Rick James

    1948-02-01

    AgeDec. at 56 (1948-2004)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson Jr. February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) was an American...  more

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    Lennie James

    1965-10-11

    Age54

    BirthplaceNottingham, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Lennie James (born 11 October 1965) is an English actor, screenwriter, and playwright. He is...  more
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    Skip James

    1902-06-09

    AgeDec. at 67 (1902-1969)

    BirthplaceBentonia, Mississippi

    GenderMale

    Nehemiah Curtis "Skip" James (June 9, 1902 – October 3, 1969) was an American Delta blues...  more

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    Jim James

    1978-04-27

    Age42

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

    GenderMale

    James Edward Olliges Jr. (born April 27, 1978), professionally known as Jim James or Yim...  more
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    E. L. James

    1963-03-07

    Age57

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Erika Mitchell, better known by her pen name E. L. James, is a British author. She wrote the...  more
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    James St. James

    1966-08-01

    Age54

    BirthplaceMichigan, United States of America

    GenderMale

    James St. James (born James Clark August 1, 1966) is a television personality, author,...  more
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    Cheryl James

    1966-03-28

    Age54

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    GenderFemale

    Cheryl Renee James (born March 28, 1966) better known by her stage name Salt, is an American...  more

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    Mickie James

    1979-08-31

    Age41

    BirthplaceMontpelier, Virginia, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Mickie Laree James-Aldis (born August 31, 1979) is an American professional wrestler and...  more

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    Wendy James

    1966-01-21

    Age54

    BirthplaceEast Sussex, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Wendy James (born 21 January 1966) is an English singer-songwriter most notable for her work...  more
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    Duncan James

    1978-04-07

    Age42

    BirthplaceSalisbury, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Duncan James (born 7 April 1978) is an English singer, actor and television presenter. He is...  more
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    Harry James

    1916-03-15

    AgeDec. at 67 (1916-1983)

    BirthplaceAlbany, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an American musician who is best known as...  more

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    Age74

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Susan Saint James (born Susan Jane Miller; August 14, 1946) is an American actress and...  more

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    Jessie James

    1988-04-12

    Age32

    BirthplaceVicenza, Italy

    GenderFemale

    Jessica Rose James Decker (born April 12, 1988) is an American country pop singer-songwriter,...  more

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    Elmore James

    1918-01-27

    AgeDec. at 45 (1918-1963)

    BirthplaceMississippi

    GenderMale

    Elmore James (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) was an American blues guitarist, singer,...  more

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    Leela James

    1983-06-02

    Age37

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Leela James (born May 22, 1983) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter....  more
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    Sid James

    1913-05-08

    AgeDec. at 63 (1913-1976)

    BirthplaceHillbrow, South Africa

    GenderMale

    Sidney "Sid" James (born Solomon Joel Cohen; 8 May 1913 – 26 April 1976) was a British...  more

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    Bradley James

    1983-10-11

    Age36

    BirthplaceExeter, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Bradley James (born 11 October 1983) is an English actor best known for portraying Arthur...  more

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    Kent James

    1964-04-30

    Age56

    BirthplaceOgden, Utah, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Kent Bradley James is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and activist. He is also known as...  more
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    John James

    1956-04-18

    Age64

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    GenderMale

    John James Anderson (born April 18, 1956) is an American actor and producer best known to...  more