Black Actors & Actresses I saw many Movies and T.V Series

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1.
Angela Bassett
Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters, stages, and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a preacher's son...
“ Notorious

Meet The Browns

Gospel Hill

Akeelah and the Bee

Mr 3000

The Rosa Parks Story (TV movie)

Music of the Heart

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Waiting to Exhale

Vampire in Brooklyn

What's Love Got to Do with It

Malcolm X

The Jacksons: An American Dream (TV movie)

Boyz n the Hood ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
2.
“ Death at a Funeral

College Road Trip

Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins

Wild Hogs

Open Season

Big Momma's House 2

Rebound

Bad Boys I & II

National Security

What's the Worst That Could Happen?

Big Momma's House

Blue Streak

Life

Nothing to Lose

Martin (Tv Series)

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
3.
“ For Colored Girls

Life Is Hot in Cracktown

Lakeview Terrace

4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

I Think I Love My Wife

The Dead Girl

Little Man

Fantastic Four

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Ray

Save the Last Dance ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
4.
Will Smith
Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards...
“ Seven Pounds

Hancock

I Am Legend

The Pursuit of Happyness

Hitch

Shark Tale

I,Robot

Bad Boys II

Men In Black II

Ali

Wild Wild West

Men in Black

Independence Day

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV series)

Six Degrees of Separation ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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“ Are We There Yet? (TV series)

Preacher's Kid

Dance Flick

Love for Sale

Half & Half (TV series)

Deliver Us from Eva

How High

Smart Guy (TV series) ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
6.
“ Meet the Browns (TV series)

Madea Goes to Jail

Meet the Browns

House of Payne (TV series) ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Halle Berry
Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister named Heidi Berry...
“ Things We Lost in the Fire

Perfect Stranger

X-Men: The Last Stand

Robots

Catwoman

Gothika

Monster's Ball

Swordfish

X-Men

Why Do Fools Fall in Love

B*A*P*S

The Rich Man's Wife

Race the Sun

Executive Decision

Losing Isaiah ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
8.
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer, and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the 2004 biographical film Ray. The same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the action film Collateral...
“ Valentine's Day

Law Abiding Citizen

The Soloist

Dreamgirls

Miami Vice

Ray

Collateral

Breakin' All the Rules

Ali

The Jamie Foxx Show (TV series)

Bait

The Players Club

Booty Call ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
9.
Meagan Good
Meagan Monique Good was born in 8 August 1981 in Panorama City, California, USA, to Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, who worked as her manager, and Leondis "Leon" Good, an LAPD officer. She began appearing on commercials at the age of four. Then she started guest-starring on series like The Parent 'Hood, Touched by an Angel...
“ The Unborn

The Love Guru

One Missed Call

Stomp the Yard

Waist Deep

Roll Bounce

Venom

Brick

The Cookout

D.E.B.S.

Deliver Us from Eva

House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute

3 Strikes ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
10.
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory (1989) and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day (2001). Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1990s...
“ The Book of Eli

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

The Great Debaters

American Gangster

Deja Vu

Inside Man

Man on Fire

John Q

Remember the Titans

The Preacher's Wife

Philadelphia

Malcolm X ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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“ Hustle & Flow

Hurricane Season

I Can Do Bad All by Myself

Not Easily Broken

The Family That Preys

Talk to Me

Smokin' Aces

Baby Boy ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
12.
Ice Cube
Producer, Friday
Ice Cube was born in South Central Los Angeles, to Doris (Benjamin), a custodian and hospital clerk, and Hosea Jackson, a UCLA groundskeeper. He first came to public notice as a singer and songwriter with the controversial and influential band N.W.A. His compositions with that group included many of the classic cuts from their debut LP "Straight Outta Compton" (Ruthless/Priority...
“ Are We There Yet? (TV series)

Lottery Ticket

The Janky Promoters

The Longshots

First Sunday

Are We Done Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Barbershop 2: Back in Business

Friday After Next

All About the Benjamins

Next Friday

Anaconda (I stop watching this movie freak me out and huge Anaconda very dangerous ever seen it.)

Dangerous Ground

Friday

Higher Learning

Boyz n the Hood ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
13.
Jenifer Lewis
Jenifer Lewis was born and raised in Kinloch, Missouri. She holds a bachelor's degree in theater arts from Webster University in St. Louis. Jenifer has over 60 films and 200 TV appearances to her credit. Her uniquely recognizable voice is adored by fans, worldwide, in such animated roles as "Flo" in Cars and Cars 2 and as "Mama Odie" in The Princess and the Frog...
“ Meet the Browns (TV series)

Not Easily Broken

Meet the Browns

The PJs (TV series)

Who's Your Caddy?

Dirty Laundry

Girlfriends (TV series)

Cars

Madea's Family Reunion

Shark Tale

The Cookout

Nora's Hair Salon

Juwanna Mann

Little Richard (TV movie)

The Preacher's Wife

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

Poetic Justice

What's Love Got to Do with It ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Tyler Perry
Perry was born and raised in New Orleans, to Willie Maxine (Campbell) and Emmitt Perry, Sr. His mother was a church-goer and took Perry along with her once a week. His father was a carpenter and they had a very strained and abusive relationship, which led Perry to suffer from depression as a teenager...
“ Why Did I Get Married Too?

I Can Do Bad All by Myself

Star Trek

Madea Goes to Jail

The Family That Preys

Meet the Browns

Why Did I Get Married?

Plus Plays too. ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Aisha Hinds
When Aisha Hinds' junior high school tap dance instructor observed that she needed an outlet for expression that surpassed her tap shoes, she was guided to the High School of Performing Arts in New York - where her formal acting training began. Hinds' numerous television credits include a supporting role on "Detroit 1-8-7"...
“ Hawthorne (TV series)

Madea Goes to Jail ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Laurence Fishburne
Actor, The Matrix
One of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers and the recipient of a truckload of NAACP Image awards, Laurence John Fishburne III was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell (Crawford), a teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer. His mother transplanted her family to Brooklyn after his parents divorced...
“ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series)

Armored

21

The Death and Life of Bobby Z

4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Bobby

Mission: Impossible III

Akeelah and the Bee

Biker Boyz

The Matrix

Hoodlum

Higher Learning

What's Love Got to Do with It

Boyz n the Hood

School Daze

The Color Purple ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Regina King
Actress, Ray
Regina King was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gloria, a special education teacher, and Thomas King, an electrician. She began her career in the television show 227, followed by a role in Boyz n the Hood. She began to be recognized by a mainstream audience after her role as Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character's wife in Jerry Maguire...
“ Southland (TV series)

Our Family Wedding

This Christmas

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous

Ray

A Cinderella Story

Down to Earth

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Jerry Maguire

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

Friday

Higher Learning

Poetic Justice

Boyz n the Hood ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including _Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), _Unbreakable (2000), Shaft, Formula 51, Black Snake Moan, Snakes on a Plane, and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe...
“ Unthinkable

The Spirit

Soul Men

Lakeview Terrace

Jumper

Cleaner

1408

Resurrecting the Champ

Home of the Brave


Black Snake Moan

The Man

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Coach Carter

The Incredibles

xXx

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Changing Lanes

The Caveman's Valentine

Shaft

Deep Blue Sea

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

The Long Kiss Goodnight

Losing Isaiah ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Gina Torres
Actress, Serenity
Gina was born in New York City and is youngest of three children in a close-knit Cuban American family. Attended New York City's High School of Music and Art She is a gifted mezzo soprano and was trained in opera and jazz and also sang in a gospel choir.
“ I Think I Love My Wife

Jam

Hair Show

Don't Let Me Drown ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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“ Love Me or Leave Me

When the Lights Go Out

Preacher's Kid

Before I Self Destruct

Love for Sale

Street Kings

First Sunday

Norbit

Who Made the Potatoe Salad?

Ray

Love Chronicles

Friday After Next

Civil Brand

Bones

Next Friday

Rush Hour

Why Do Fools Fall in Love ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Ella Joyce
Actress, Roc
“ Uncle P

BubbaHo-Tep (2002)

Our Family Wedding

Preacher's Kid

Who Made the Potatoe Salad?

Forbidden Fruits

Set It Off ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith is a movie actor, known for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Karate Kid (2010) and After Earth (2013). In addition to being an actor he is also a dancer, songwriter and rapper who won an MTV award for his performance in The Pursuit of Happyness. He co-starred with his father Will Smith in both The Pursuit of Happyness and in the 2013 science fiction film After Earth...
“ The Karate Kid

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Pursuit of Happyness ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Raven-Symoné
Self, The View
Raven-Symoné Pearman was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Lydia (Gaulden) and Christopher Pearman. At a young age, she moved to New York. While there Raven signed with the Ford Modeling Agency. They sent her out on a audition for a movie called Ghost Dad, which also starred the legendary Bill Cosby...
“ Revenge of the Bridesmaids

College Road Trip

That's So Raven (TV series)

The Cheetah Girls 1 & 2

Doctor Dolittle 1 & 2 ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Terry Crews
Terry Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, to Patricia and Terry Crews, Sr. He earned an Art Excellence Scholarship to attend Western Michigan University and also earned a full-ride athletic scholarship to play football. Crews was an All-Conference defensive end, and was a major contributor on the 1988 MAC champion WMU Broncos...
“ Everybody Hates Chris (2005)

Are We There Yet? (TV series)

Who's Your Caddy?

The Longest Yard

Soul Plane

White Chicks

The 6th Day ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Mo'Nique
Actress, Precious
Monique received a standing ovation when she stepped on stage for the first time in the hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, giving her confidence to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. After numerous stand-up performances, she took a leap forward with one of the starring roles in The Parkers. ...
“ Steppin: The Movie

Precious

Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins

Irish Jam

Domino

Hair Show

Soul Plane

The Parkers (TV series)

Two Can Play That Game ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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“ Couples Retreat (2009)

The Perfect Holiday

Who's Your Caddy

Idlewild

The Replacements

Friday ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Zoe Saldana
Actress, Avatar
Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic where they would live for the next seven years...
“ Avatar

Takers

Star Trek

The Losers

Death at a Funeral

Guess Who

Drumline

Crossroads ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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“ Cop Out

Death at a Funeral

Superhero Movie

First Sunday

Little Man

The Longest Yard

Head of State

Half Baked ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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N'Bushe Wright
Actress, Blade
Beautiful N'Bushe Wright started out as a dancer, trained at the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Center and the Martha Graham School of Dance, but then switched to acting, enrolling at Stella Adler's studio. Within a year, Wright was starring in Anthony Drazan's Zebrahead (1992). That year, she won the recurring role of Claudia...
“ Civil Brand

3 Strikes

Dead Presidents ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
30.
Chris Rock
Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Rosalie (Tingman), a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped, and Julius Rock, a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman, whose own father was a preacher. Rock has been in stand-up comedy for several decades...
“ Death at a Funeral

You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Bee Movie

I Think I Love My Wife

Madagascar

The Longest Yard

Head of State

Bad Company

Pootie Tang

Down to Earth

Lethal Weapon 4 ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Gabrielle Union
Actress, Bad Boys II
Gabrielle Union was born on October 29, 1972, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Theresa (Glass), who managed a phone company, and Sylvester E. Union, a military sergeant and business executive. At the age of 8, her family moved to Pleasanton, California, where she grew up and attended high school. In high school...
“ Cadillac Records

Meet Dave

The Perfect Holiday

The Box

Daddy's Little Girls

Running with Scissors

The Honeymooners

Neo Ned

Constellation

Breakin' All the Rules

Bad Boys II

Cradle 2 the Grave

Deliver Us from Eva

Two Can Play That Game

Bring It On ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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LL Cool J
L.L. Cool J was born James Todd Smith on January 14, 1968, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, the son of Ondrea Griffith and James Louis Smith, Jr. Todd, as he was called, did not have a very happy childhood. At the age of four, he saw his mother and grandfather shot by his own father. After they recovered from their injuries...
“ NCIS: Los Angeles (TV series)

Last Holiday

Slow Burn

S.W.A.T.

Rollerball

Kingdom Come

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Robinne Lee
Actress, Hitch
“ House of Payne (TV series)

Hitch

13 Going on 30

Deliver Us from Eva

National Security ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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“ Soul Food

A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Uninvited Guest ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Jada Pinkett Smith
Actress, Collateral
Jada Koren Pinkett Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Robsol Grant Pinkett, Jr., a contractor, and Adrienne Banfield-Jones, a nurse. They divorced after only a few months of marriage. Her father is of African-American descent and her mother is of Afro-Caribbean ancestry (from Barbados and Jamaica). Jada majored in dance and choreography at the Baltimore School for the Arts...
“ Hawthorne (TV series)

The Women

Reign Over Me

Kingdom Come

Woo

Set It Off

The Nutty Professor

Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight

A Low Down Dirty Shame

Jason's Lyric ” - Sleohopkinsjr2008
 
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Duane Martin
Actor, All of Us
Duane Martin is a triple threat in Hollywood and has proven himself as a true maverick with a career that expands beyond Hollywood. Not only do his good looks and impeccable comedic timing earn him respect in the acting arena, but he is an accomplished writer and producer. Duane was last seen starring in a film he wrote...
 
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Alfre Woodard
Actress, Primal Fear
Alfre Woodard was born on November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children of Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an interior designer. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name written out in gold letters. A former high school cheerleader and track star...
 
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Forest Whitaker
Actor, Platoon
Forest Steven Whitaker has packaged a king-size talent into his hulking 6' 2", 220 lb. frame. He won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland, and has also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. He is the fourth African-American male to win an Academy Award for Best Actor...
 
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Chris Brown
Soundtrack, Ted
 
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Vivica A. Fox
Vivica A. Fox was born in South Bend, Indiana, on July 30, 1964, and is the daughter of Everlyena, a pharmaceutical technician, and William Fox, a private school administrator. She is of Native American and African-American descent and is proud of her heritage. She is a graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis...
 
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Dondre Whitfield
Veteran TV actor Dondré T. Whitfield has been called up to the majors during his summer hiatus, taking a swing at the baseball film, Mr 3000, starring Bernie Mac and Angela Bassett. A former semi-pro baseball player, Dondré portrays one of Mac's teammates in the movie. Dondré wasted no time in preparing for his role...
 
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Terrence Howard
Actor, Iron Man
Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His love for acting came naturally, through summers spent with his great-grandmother, New York stage actress Minnie Gentry. He later began his acting career after being discovered on a New York City street by a casting director...
 
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Tony Rock
Actor, All of Us
Born in the same Brooklyn New York Hospital where most of his seven brothers and one sister found their way into the world, Tony Rock, not to be confused with his favorite wrestler, was born laughing. Being the fourth child, of Rose Rock and Julius Rock, Tony had a natural knack for entertaining...
 
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Paula Patton
Paula Patton was born in Los Angeles, California, to Joyce (Vanraden) and Charles Patton. Her father is African-American and her mother, who is caucasian, has German, English, and Dutch ancestry. Her family lived across the street from the 20th Century Fox lot when she was growing up and she was a fan of films from her earliest years...
 
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Shad Moss
Actor, Like Mike
Shad Gregory Moss was born on March 9, 1987 in Columbus, Ohio to Teresa Rena (Jones) and Alfonso Preston Moss. When Shad was five, he started his rap career using the nickname "Kid Gangsta." One year later, he took front stage during "The Chronic Tour" and impressed rapper Snoop Dogg, who later gave him the name Lil' Bow Wow...
 
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Rashida Jones
Rashida Jones was born in Los Angeles, the younger daughter of media mogul, producer, and musician Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton. She has an older sister, Kidada Jones, and five half-siblings by her father's other relationships. Her father is African-American, and also has Welsh ancestry...
 
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Tristan Mack Wilds
Actor, 90210
Tristan Wilds was born in Staten Island, New York. In 2005, at the age of 15, Tristan made his television debut as AJ in the mini-series Miracle Boys. After that, he took his talents to a different venue and tried his hand in theater. He worked with Phylicia Rashad and the Roundabout Theater Company in the workshops Wool and Stockholm Brooklyn as Bryce for the Cherry Lane Theater...
 
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Snoop Dogg
Actor, Turbo
Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach, California, to Beverly (Tate) and Vernell Varnado, who was a mail carrier and singer. His parents were both originally from Mississippi. He got his name from his mother, who jokingly remarked that he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy. Snoop is known primarily for his achievements in the music industry...
 
54.
Stacey Dash
Actress, Clueless
Stacey Dash was born in the Bronx, New York. Stacy knew that she wanted to act, and from an early age began to act professionally. She made regular appearances on The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and also St. Elsewhere. At 21 she made her feature film debut in Enemy Territory, which was quickly followed by Moving...
 
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Tatyana Ali
On January 24, 1979, Tatyana Marisol Ali was born to Sonia, who was a nurse from Panama, and Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad. At the age of four she started singing and got a taste of fame when she begged her mother to take her to an audition for Sesame Street. She went on to perform in many productions in her native city...
 
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LisaRaye McCoy
Actress, All of Us
LisaRaye McCoy-Misick was born September 23, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois. She is of African American and Native American descent and is proud of her heritage. She later attended Eastern Illinois University but she never really took the idea of a career in acting seriously until persuaded by an insistent roommate to attend a local audition in Chicago...
 
59.
Eddie Murphy
Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian, a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a Breyer's Ice Cream plant. His siblings are Charlie Murphy and Vernon Lynch...
 
61.
D.L. Hughley
Hughley is the second of four children. His father was an airline maintenance worker and his mother was a homemaker. He grew up in L.A.'s South Central where he was a member of the Bloods gang after getting kicked out of high school. However, he turned his life around after a cousin was shot. He quit the gang and got a job as a telemarketer for the Los Angeles Times...
 
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Jackée Harry
Jackée Harry was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and reared from the age of nine in Harlem, New York, by her mother, Flossie. At the tender age of fourteen, Jackée landed the lead role of the King in her school's production of The King and I. Upon graduation from New York City's High School of Music and Art with a distinction in Opera...
 
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Tamera Mowry-Housley
Self, The Real
Tamera Darvette Mowry was born on July 6, 1978, two minutes before her twin sister, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, in Gelnhausen, Hesse, Germany to Darlene Mowry and Timothy Mowry, who was in the U.S. Army at the time of her birth and later became a custody officer/jailer with the City of Glendale Police Department...
 
67.
Tahj Mowry
Actor, Baby Daddy
Tahj Mowry, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, is known for playing the young prodigy on the Disney sitcom, Smart Guy. He is the son of Darlene Renee (Flowers), who eventually ended up managing the siblings' early career, and Timothy John Mowry, a police officer and a veteran of the war. His mother is of Afro-Bahamian descent and his father...
 
68.
Lil' Kim
Soundtrack, Knocked Up
Kimberly Denise Jones, was born on July 11, 1974, to parents Linwood Jones and Ruby Mae. She is of Native American and African American descent. Standing just 4 feet 11 inches tall Kimberly Jones seems much less than being just your average girl in the hood, but when "Lil' Kim" was introduced to the world she became known for her provocative over-the-top outfits...
 
69.
Wesley Jonathan
Actor, City Guys
Born in Los Angeles, Jonathan spent four years living in Germany as a youth and still speaks some German. He first became interested in show business when his cousin Crystal brought him along on her acting auditions. At age nine, he asked his cousin to let him audition, and within six months got his first role...
 
70.
Mya
Actress, Chicago
Mýa Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1979), professionally referred to as Mýa, is an American R&B and pop recording artist, entertainer, philanthropist, and actress. A Washington, D.C. native, as a young child, Harrison took ballet lessons from the age of two and added jazz and tap dancing lessons to her schedule two years later...
 
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Jason Weaver
Born on July 18, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois, Jason Weaver has always been surrounded by the world of entertainment. His mother Kitty Haywood, a legendary studio singer, was a staple in his young life and encouraged his pursuit of singing as well as acting. In being surrounded by the some of the best entertainers to date...
 
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Aaliyah
Soundtrack, Boyhood
On January 16th 1979 the world was blessed with the birth of Aaliyah Dana Haughton in Brooklyn, New York. Aaliyah was raised by her father, mother and brother Rashad Haughton in Detroit. At age 9 she appeared on Star Search, the TV program and sang "My Funny Valentine", a song which her mother had sung years earlier...
 
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Gabourey Sidibe
Actress, Precious
Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, the star of Precious, was born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, Alice Tan Ridley, is a former special education teacher who gave up her career and became a street performer/singer, while her father, Ibnou Sidibe, is a cab driver. Her mother is African-American and her father is Senegalese...
 
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Pooch Hall
Actor, The Game
Pooch Hall was born on February 8th 1976 in Brockton, Massachussetts. There he played football, ran track and boxed. Pooch won the Southern New England golden gloves in 1994. He started acting at the age of 21. He started in commercials and then made his debut in the film Lift. He played Derrick...
 
78.
K.D. Aubert
Model & Actress KD Aubert started her modeling career with LA Models in 2001. As a runway model working overseas, she soon ventured into print modeling with Elite models (LA) where she was thrust into major campaigns. Soon after KD entered into the world of commercials where again, she was lucky enough into land some very memorable campaigns...
 
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Tyrese Gibson
Tyrese Darnell Gibson was born December 30, 1978 in Watts, Los Angeles, California, where he was raised. He is an R&B singer, songwriter, actor, author, television producer and model. He is well known for his actor role as Roman Pearce in the The Fast and Furious movie franchise. Other popular movies Tyrese has acted in are Death Race...
 
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Eve
Actress, Eve
 
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Ludacris
Soundtrack, The Hangover
Ludacris was born Christopher Brian Bridges in Champaign, Illinois, where he was raised, the son of Roberta Shields and Wayne Brian Bridges. He is African-American, and has said that he also has Native American ancestry. At nine years old, he started rapping. He attended Emerson Middle School and, eventually...
 
82.
Sommore
She is the half sister of Nia Long who played in the first Friday. Her and Long share the same father and have never been in the same movie. She attend Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia (where movies like Drumline and Stomp the Yard was filmed. Sommore appeared with Monique in the Original Queens of Comedy and the Parkers.
 
83.
Michael Ealy
Known for his charming looks and deep personality, Michael Ealy blessed the movie screen with his role in Barbershop. When he left Silver Spring, Maryland, with a degree in English, he headed off to New York. From there he performed in several stage productions, including the Off-Broadway hits "Joe Fearless" and "Whoa-Jack"...
 
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Angell Conwell
Actress, Baby Boy
Born in the tiny town of Orangeburg, South Carolina, Angell Conwell began her journey at a very young age. After winning countless awards locally, she signed with Wilhelmina's Kids Division in New York at the age of 10. Always one to challenge herself. She begged for her parents permission to audition for August Wilson's highly acclaimed...
 
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Fredro Starr
Was 1/3 of the Hip Hop group Onyx, the group debuted in 1993, Onyx won Soul Train's 1993 Best Rap Album of the year over Dr. Dre's The Chronic. Fredro has offically retired from rap. He is now only concentrating on his budding acting career which spans a total of 10 years. His last 2 solo albums were received with little or any good reviews...
 
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Mary J. Blige
Soundtrack, The Help
 
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Steve Harris
Steve Harris is the son of John, a bus driver, and Mattie, a housewife, who stressed his and younger brother, Sherwin's education over his love for football. Steve attended St. Joseph High in Westchester, Illinois, a private school known for developing star athletes such as basketball star Isiah Thomas and was featured in the documentary Hoop Dreams...
 
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Shar Jackson
Actress, Moesha
Sharisse Jackson was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 4, 1976. Jackson is of African American and Cherokee descent on her mother's side, and of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent on her father's side. Shar Jackson has been acting since the age of three when she enrolled in the Al Fann Theatrical Ensemble...
 
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Idris Elba
Actor, Prometheus
An only child, Idris Elba was born and raised in Hackney, London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford motor factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He gained a place in the National Youth Music Theatre - thanks to a £1,500 Prince's Trust grant...
 
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Countess Vaughn
Actress, The Parkers
Countess Danielle Vaughn (her real name) was born August 8, 1978 in Idabel, Oklahoma, a small town of approximately 7500 people. She was born to Leo and Sandra Vaughn who taught in the local schools. Very early Countess established herself as a young singer with a dynamic voice. In 1988 she sang her way to stardom by becoming "Star Search" Junior Vocalist Champion...
 
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Sheryl Lee Ralph
Actress, Moesha
Sheryl Lee Ralph was born December 30, 1956 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA. She is known for her roles in Moesha (1996), Its A Living (1980), and Instant Mom (2013). Her Career Began in the late 1970's. She has been Married to Vincent Hughes since July 30, 2005 a Pennsylvania state senator. She was previously married to Eric Maurice.
 
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Marcus T. Paulk
Actor, Moesha
Marcus Terrell Paulk was born on October 12, 1986 in the sunny city of Los Angeles, California. With all the buzz of Hollywood glamour and celebrity stardom it seems Paulk felt right at home so early in life "street performing" in California's ever popular Venice Beach, at the impressionable age of 3...
 
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Queen Latifah
Actress, Living Single
Often considered hip-hop's first lady (though some would attribute that to Roxanne Shanté), the woman behind the moniker Queen Latifah was born Dana Owens on March 18th, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Rita (Bray), a teacher, and Lancelot Owens, Sr. She came from a police family--both her father and older brother were cops...
 
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Columbus Short
Actor, Accepted
Born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 19, 1982, Columbus Keith Short, Jr., started entertaining at the age of three, by putting on shows for his folks' enjoyment. Whether impersonating relatives, dancing or just making people laugh, everyone sensed something special about the boy. Fortunately, his family later relocated to Los Angeles where...
 
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Omarion Grandberry
Omari Ishmael Grandberry was born on 12th November 1984 in California, Los Angeles. He is the older brother of singer O'Ryan. He and his former band-mates Lil Fizz, Raz-B and J-Boog were discovered by manager and director Christopher B. Stokes. They formed a band called B2K. B2K stands for Boys of the New Millennium...