Sexiest Women Of Color

by SteelKeez | created - 15 Apr 2011 | updated - 06 Apr 2014 | Public

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1. Bianca Lawson

Actress | Save the Last Dance

Bianca Lawson was born on March 20, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Bianca Jasmine Lawson. She is an actress and producer, known for Save the Last Dance (2001), The Feast of All Saints (2001) and Rogue (2013).

2. Laytrel McMullen

Actress | Repo Men

Laytrel McMullen is an actor. She is a current member of the NBA Raptors Junior Dance Pak, enjoying many live performances, but she has also filmed a half dozen television commercials. Laytrel transitioned easily into the world of television and film, enjoying first a small role on the feature film...

4. Antonia Thomas

Actress | The Good Doctor

Antonia Thomas was born on November 3, 1986 in London, England as Antonia Laura Thomas. She is an actress, known for The Good Doctor (2017), Lovesick (2014) and Misfits (2009).

5. Taja V. Simpson

Deja Vu

Taja V. Simpson is a Louisiana native of African American, Caucasian, and Indian (Choctaw) decent. Her colorful background allows her to constantly bring new characters to life. Either on an open stage, a closed set, in front of the camera or behind it, the emotion that she unleashes in her range ...

6. Pilar Sanders

Actress | The Mod Squad

Pilar Sanders is an actress and producer, known for The Mod Squad (1999), Streets of Blood (2009) and Percentage (2014). She was previously married to Deion Sanders.

7. Faune Chambers Watkins

Actress | Epic Movie

Faune Chambers Watkins was born on September 23, 1976 in Florida, USA as Faune Alecia Chambers. She is known for her work on Epic Movie (2007), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and White Chicks (2004). She has been married to Fonzworth Bentley since July 10, 2010. They have one child.

8. Zoe Saldana

Actress | Guardians of the Galaxy

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 ...

9. Claudia Jordan

Actress | Middle Men

Claudia's parents met when her father was in the Air Force, stationed at Brindisi, Italy where he met her mother, an Italian native. She was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island where as an East Providence High School student, she was selected for the All State Track and Field team. She ...

10. Roselyn Sanchez

Actress | Act of Valor

Roselyn Sanchez was born on April 2, 1973 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is an actress, known for Act of Valor (2012), Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Without a Trace (2002). She has been married to Eric Winter since November 29, 2008. They have two children. She was previously married to Gary Stretch.

11. Joyful Drake

Actress | Get Him to the Greek

Joyful Drake was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her love for performing began at a young age, earning her two State Speech Performance Titles for reciting and delivering a re-enactment of Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech and President Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address."...

12. Atheana Ritchie

Actress | Keeping It 100

Atheana Ritchie was born in East Los Angeles, California. This L.A. native knew she was destined to be in the entertainment industry from the young age of 5 often performing sketches for her biggest fan, her grandfather, Ted Edmond Ritchie, who worked under Howard Hughes. She has since conquered ...

13. Mari Morrow

Actress | National Security

Morrow grew up in Miami, Florida. She made her television debut appearance in 1992 as Wendy Mallow on the popular television program, Baywatch. From 1995 to 1996, she portrayed Rachel Gannon on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Morrow also had a recurring appearance on the sitcom, Family Matters...

14. Nicole Ari Parker

Actress | Boogie Nights

Nicole Ari Parker was born on October 7, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Boogie Nights (1997), Remember the Titans (2000) and Blue Streak (1999). She has been married to Boris Kodjoe since May 21, 2005. They have two children. She was previously married ...

15. Tracey E. Edmonds

Producer | Good Luck Chuck

Tracey Edmonds, a dynamic, multi-dimensional entertainment industry veteran, with a proven track record of success across multiple platforms, has established herself as an award-winning producer, savvy business mogul, and TV personality. She has created and produced groundbreaking projects for ...

16. Meagan Good

Actress | Think Like a Man

Meagan Monique Good was born on 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 (1995), ...

17. Samantha Esteban

Actress | Harsh Times

Born in North Carolina, Samantha found her way to Hollywood via San Diego, California, via Bangor, Maine. At an early age, she found discipline in martial arts, and the love of performing in dance and theatre. Acting on television and in movies came to follow. She played the role of 'Stacy' in the ...

18. Laila Ali

Actress | Falcon Rising

Laila Ali was born on December 30, 1977 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA as Laila Amaria Ali. She is an actress, known for Falcon Rising (2014), The Parkers (1999) and Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013). She has been married to Curtis Conway since July 22, 2007. They have two children. She was ...

19. Dorothy Dandridge

Actress | Carmen Jones

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born on November 9, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruby Dandridge (née Ruby Jean Butler), an entertainer, and Cyril H. Dandridge, a cabinet maker and minister. Under the prodding of her mother, Dorothy and her sister Vivian Dandridge began performing publicly, usually in ...

20. Mya

Soundtrack | 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 ...

21. Lisa Wu

Actress | Professor Mack

Lisa started in this industry as A backup dancer that toured and opened shows for artists such as Public Enemy, Candy Man, Epmd and many others. She became a rap artist herself in a group called 19 after several studio sessions and meetings with label executives "19" was on their way. They were ...

22. Alexis Jordan

Soundtrack | Abduction

Alexis Jordan was born in Columbia, South Carolina on April 7, 1992 to an African American mother, Native American and European descent and a Puerto Rican father. She rose to fame as a contestant on the first season of America's Got Talent in 2006. After being eliminated from the show, she began to...

23. Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Actress | Belle

Gugu Mbatha-Raw was born Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England. Her father, Patrick Mbatha, is a Black South African doctor, and her mother, Anne Raw, is a Caucasian English nurse. Her parents separated when she was a year old, and she was brought up by her mother ...

24. Hayley Marie Norman

Actress | Top Five

Hayley Marie Norman is an American film and television actress.

Hayley was born and raised in Agoura Hills, California, the daughter of a retired baseball player. Her father is African-American and her mother is of Russian, German, and distant Dutch, descent. On her mother's side, Hayley is the ...

25. Janina Gavankar

Actress | True Blood

Janina Gavankar was born on November 29, 1980 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Janina Zione Gavankar. She is an actress, known for True Blood (2008), The League (2009) and Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017).

26. Eva Mendes

Actress | Hitch

Eva Mendes was born in Miami, Florida but raised in Los Angeles, California of Cuban-American heritage. In college, she began acting, studying underneath acting coach Ivana Chubbuck. This led to her desire to appear in feature films. Though taking many smaller roles in movies, she was little known ...

27. Tammy Townsend

Actress | Sherri

Tammy Townsend is a tomboy at heart and alumni of The School of The Arts. She landed her first TV role at only 14; a guest spot on "Diff'rent Strokes" with Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges. She soon found work on shows like "In the Heat of the Night", "Quantum Leap" and as a regular on the popular ...

28. LisaRaye McCoy

Actress | The Players Club

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 ...

29. Erica Tazel

Actress | Justified

Erica Tazel is an actress, known for Justified (2010), Roots (2016) and Mafia III (2016).

30. Nadine Ellis

Actress | Hairspray

Nadine Ellis is an actress, known for Hairspray (2007), Live Free or Die Hard (2007) and Iron Man 2 (2010).

31. Mallika Sherawat

Actress | Murder

Mallika Sherawat was born on October 24, 1976 in Rohtak, Haryana, India as Reema Lambha. She is an actress, known for Murder (2004), San wa (2005) and Dasavatharam (2008). She was previously married to Karan Singh Gill.

32. K.D. Aubert

Actress | Hollywood Homicide

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 ...

33. Elena Diaz

Actress | Estudio 2

Of Salvadoran and Spanish descent, Elena Diaz was raised in El Salvador by her father and grandmother, a strict disciplinarian. When she was nine years old her family moved to Southern California. In high school Elena was an honor-roll student, with a passion for the performing arts. She took ...

34. Tatyana Ali

Actress | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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 (1969).

She went on...

35. Lauren London

Actress | ATL

Lauren London first appeared in the film, ATL, opposite actor and recording artist, Tip "TI" Harris. Due to London's breakout success in ATL, she received an offer to star in the film, This Christmas, with Loretta Devine, Idris Elba and Regina King. Her next film role was in the teen romantic ...

36. Halle Berry

Actress | Catwoman

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, Heidi Berry. Halle ...

37. Nia Fairweather

Actress | Oordeel

Nia Fairweather was born on September 7, 1980 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Oordeel (2012), Saudade? (2012) and Everything I Did Wrong in My 20s (2014).

38. Shannon Kane

Actress | Brooklyn's Finest

Shannon Kane is an actress, known for Brooklyn's Finest (2009), The Collection (2012) and Blood and Bone (2009).

39. Vida Guerra

Actress | CHIPS

Vida Guerra was born on March 19, 1974 in Havana, Cuba. She is an actress, known for CHIPS (2017), Scarface: The World Is Yours (2006) and Mercy for Angels (2015).

40. Kent King

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Kent Masters King joined the cast of ABC's daytime drama Port Charles (1997) in June of 2003, just a few months after ABC Daytime President Brian Frons announced it was being canceled. Kent was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 5, 1974. She played Julie Williams in the long-running ...

41. Naturi Naughton

Actress | Notorious

Naturi Naughton is an American Singer and Actress best known for her performance as "Lil Kim" in Fox Searchlight's hit film "Notorious", and her role in MGM's remake of the classic film "Fame". Naughton has starred in various other projects such as: Lottery Ticket, The Playboy Club, Mad Men and The...

42. Regina Hall

Actress | Scary Movie

Regina Hall was born December 12, 1970 in Washington, D.C., to Ruby, a teacher, and Odie Hall, a contractor. She graduated from Fordham University in 1992, and went on to earn a master's degree in journalism from New York University before shifting to an acting career. In 1997 at age 26, she began ...

43. Courtney Reed

Actress | A New York Love Story

Courtney Reed was born in Elgin, Illinois, USA as Courtney Rhodes Reed. She is an actress, known for A New York Love Story (2015), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and White Collar (2009).

44. Daphne Duplaix

Actress | One Life to Live

Daphne Duplaix was born on August 18, 1976 in New York City, New York, USA as Daphnee Lynn Duplaix. She is an actress, known for One Life to Live (1968), Lost & Found (1999) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). She has been married to Grady Heiberg since June 28, 2014. They have one child...

45. Kellita Smith

Actress | The Bernie Mac Show

Kellita Smith was born January 15, 1969 as Kellita A. Smith in Chicago, Illinois. She is an actress who has appeared on House Party 3 (1994), The Bernie Mac Show (2001-2006), Sister, Sister (1994-1999), Moesha (1996-2001), In Living Color (1990-1994), Living Single (1993-1998), and The First Family...

46. Farrah Franklin

Actress | Single Black Female

Franklin joined the multi-platinum singing group Destiny's Child after co-founding members LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson were fired by manager Matthew Knowles (father of lead singer Beyoncé Knowles). She was unceremoniously dismissed in the same manner after only five months.

47. Kirby Griffin

Actress | House M.D.

After attending the University of Wisconsin for a year Kirby Griffin became a high fashion model who started her career after being discovered on Spring Break. Since, she has and continues to work frequently in Los Angeles, NYC, and Europe. Georgia born, Wisconsin raised, Kirby now splits her time ...

48. Kashmira Shah

Actress | Jungle

A former model and beauty queen (both as Miss University World and Miss India talent winner), Shah has acted on the big screen and on stage for over eight years, fast becoming a household name in India. She is best known for her roles in such hits as Yes Boss and Jungle, as well as for her ...

49. Gabrielle Union

Actress | Bring It On

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. When she was eight, her family moved to Pleasanton, California, where she grew up and attended high school. In high ...

50. Jill Marie Jones

Actress | Girlfriends

Jill Marie Jones was born on January 4, 1975 in Dallas, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for Girlfriends (2000), Drool (2009) and Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008).

51. Amber Stevens West

Actress | 22 Jump Street

Stevens was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of actor and radio announcer Shadoe Stevens, and former model Beverly Cunningham. She has a younger sister named Chyna Stevens (Chyna Rose Stevens). She is a graduate of Beverly Hills High School. Her father is Caucasian (of Norwegian...

52. Janel Parrish

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Janel Parrish is an American actress and singer who portrayed Mona Vanderwaal in Pretty Little Liars (2010).

She was born Janel Meilani Parrish on October 30, 1988 in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, to parents Joanne (Mew) and Mark Phillip Parrish. Her mother is of Chinese descent and her father is ...

53. Michelle Van Der Water

Actress | Minotaur

Michelle Van Der Water is a South African native born in Cape Town. Her parents moved the family to Australia soon after Michelle's birth. The family settled in a small town just an hour outside of Sydney. Michelle attended and graduated from Inaburra High School in the Sutherland Shire before ...

54. BernNadette Stanis

Actress | Good Times

BernNadette Stanis is best known as Thelma from Good Times (1974), but there's much more to her than that. In the 1970s she was the personification of black beauty. As sophisticated and graceful as she was, she still became TV's first black sex symbol or "It" girl. Thelma/BernNadette and the Evans ...

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55. Amber Rose

Actress | School Dance

In September 2009, Rose announced plans to launch her own line of eye wear. She walked the runway at New York Fashion Week for "Celestino". She has said that being with Wiz Khalifa was the best decision she made after going through a rough relationship with ex-boyfriend Kanye West because he was ...

56. Thandie Newton

Actress | Crash

Thandie Newton was born in London. She is the daughter of a Zimbabwean mother, Nyasha, a health-care worker from the Shona tribe, and Nick Newton, a British father who worked as a lab technician. She lived in Zambia until political unrest caused her family to move back to the UK. She then lived in ...

57. Katie Cockrell

Actress | Jack and Jill

Katie Cockrell is an American actress, dancer, and performer. She grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and started dancing at the age of 5. She's of mixed ethnic background, her mother is Chinese and her father is English and Irish. Katie has an identical twin sister, Kellie, who is also an actress. ...

58. Kandi Burruss

Soundtrack | Big Momma's House

Kandi is best known as one of the lead vocalists in the hugely successful 1990s R&B vocal group, Xscape. Burrus sang lead on hits such as "My Little Secret", "Just Kickin' It" and "Who Can I Run To", as well as wrote their early hits, including "Feel So Good" and "Can't Hang". Kandi is also known ...

59. Nia Long

Actress | Big Momma's House

Stunning pop culture icon, Hollywood leading lady and three-time NAACP award winner Nia Long returns to the big screen this fall in the highly anticipated Universal Pictures sequel The best man holiday (in theaters November 15th) where she reunites with original castmates Taye Diggs ("Private ...

60. Paula Patton

Actress | Precious

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 ...

61. Lauren Sanchez

Actress | Hollywood Homicide

Lauren Sanchez was born on December 19, 1969 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA as Wendy Lauren Sanchez. She is an actress and producer, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and We Bought a Zoo (2011). She has been married to Patrick Whitesell since August 20, 2005. They ...

62. Jessica Alba

Actress | Fantastic Four

Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican, and distant ...

63. Dominique DuVernay

Actress | Bullet to the Head

Dominique DuVernay was born in New Orleans, La to a single mother and absentee father. This Aries/Taurean is one of few authentic New Orleans Creoles left as she is part African American, French, Native American, & Italian. She is simply a rare mixture all across the board from her unique ethnic ...

64. Tiffany Hines

Actress | Real Artists

Tiffany Hines was born on September 2, 1983 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She is an actress, known for Real Artists (2017), Bones (2005) and Nikita (2010).

65. 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 ...

66. Kim Porter

Actress | The Brothers

Kim Porter is from Columbus, Georgia. She started out as a blushing model from the small town area. After her graduation from Columbus High School in 1988, she moved to Atlanta to pursue a bigger dream. She was in a relationship with singer Al B. Sure! and in 1991, they had a son Quincy Brown who ...

67. Leila Lopes

Actress | HeartBeat

Leila Lopes was born on February 26, 1986 in Benguela, Angola as Leila Luliana da Costa Vieira Lopes. She is an actress, known for HeartBeat, 65th Miss Universe (2017) and Criança Esperança 2012 (2012). She has been married to Osi Umenyiora since May 30, 2015.

68. Bárbara Mori

Actress | La mujer de mi hermano

Barbara Mori was born February 2, 1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay. At the age of 3, when her Japanese-Uruguayan father and her Mexican mother divorced, Mori moved to Mexico. While working as a waitress at the age of 14, fashion designer Marcos Toledo invited her to work as a model. She later studied ...

69. Paulette Braxton

Actress | A Night at the Roxbury

Paulette Braxton was born on January 31, 1965 in Houston, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for A Night at the Roxbury (1998), Homeboys in Outer Space (1996) and Lockdown (2000).

70. Candace Smith

Actress | End of Watch

Candace Smith was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio where she began performing at a young age at the Dayton Playhouse. Throughout high school and college, she participated in Drama as well as athletics. While attending the University of Dayton on a full academic scholarship, Candace studied media and...

71. Lena Horne

Soundtrack | Cabin in the Sky

Lena Calhoun Horne was born June 30, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York. In her biography she stated that on the day she was born, her father was in the midst of a card game trying to get money to pay the hospital costs. Her parents divorced while she was still a toddler. Her mother left later in order to...

72. Annie Ilonzeh

Actress | Person of Interest

Annie Ilonzeh was born on August 23, 1983 in Grapevine, Texas, USA as Annie Ngasi Illonzeh. She is an actress, known for Person of Interest (2011), Arrow (2012) and He's Just Not That Into You (2009).

73. Sanaa Lathan

Actress | AVP: Alien vs. Predator

Sanaa Lathan, pronounced Sa-NAA, "like Sinatra without the tra", was born on September 19, 1971, in New York, as her actress mother Eleanor McCoy performed on Broadway with the likes of Eartha Kitt, and her director father Stan Lathan worked behind the scenes in television for PBS. She was exposed ...

74. Dawn Jackson

Actress | The Dictator

Dawn Jackson was born on August 17, 1981 as Dawn Marie Zimniak. She is an actress, known for The Dictator (2012), The Daily Show (1996) and Harlem Heights (2009). She has been married to Jibril Hassan Jackson since June 18, 2011.

75. Aaliyah

Soundtrack | Romeo Must Die

Talented. Beautiful. Modest. These three words described R&B singer-turned-actress Aaliyah perfectly.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Diane (Hankerson) and Michael Haughton. Her uncle was music manager Barry Hankerson and her brother is director Rashad Haughton. Aaliyah was ...

76. Cleopatra Coleman

Actress | The Last Man on Earth

Cleopatra Coleman comes from a family of creatives. Born to a costume designer, entrepreneur and belly dance teaching mother from Jamaica, and a musician, writer and director father of Scottish descent, Cleo got the performing bug at the age of four when she demanded her parents take her to ballet ...

77. Tara Wilson

Actress | Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Tara Wilson was born in Canada and currently resides in New York and Los Angeles. She graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York city.

78. Erica Hubbard

Actress | Chicago Med

Erica Hubbard started her career in 1988 doing voice-overs and starring in commercials such as: McDonald's, MCI, Reebok and Sears. She has worked in many markets, including Chicago, New York and California.

Ms. Hubbard has performed in feature films distributed by Paramount, 20th Century Fox and ...

79. Vanity

Actress | 52 Pick-Up

Vanity was a glamorous Canadian model and lead singer of the all-girl group "Vanity 6". She specialized in playing sultry female characters often in trouble with the law.

Vanity was born Denise Katrina Matthews in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Helga Senyk and James Levia Matthews. ...

80. Simone Battle

Actress | What We Need

Simone Battle was born on June 17, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Simone Sherise Battle. She was an actress, known for What We Need (2014), Zoey 101 (2005) and Meanamorphosis (2012). She died on September 5, 2014 in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.

81. Shakara Ledard

Actress | Raising Helen

Shakara Ledard was born in 1979 in Nassau, Bahamas. She is an actress, known for Raising Helen (2004), After the Sunset (2004) and Full Clip (2006).

82. Helena-Alexis Seymour

Actress | xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Helena-Alexis Seymour was born on June 6, 1985 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and Beauty and the Beast (2012).

83. Delilah Cotto

Actress | Empire

Early life Cotto was born and raised in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York to Puerto Rican-American parents. She studied drama at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City. She trained at the William Esper Studio and studied dance.

Career After studying dance, she was given a ...

84. Anabelle Acosta

Actress | Quantico

Anabelle Acosta is an American film and television actress. She was born in Havana, Cuba to Cuban-American parents and has a younger brother named Jason Acosta. Anabelle is both a Meisner and Method trained actress. Her extensive training also includes dance and stage. She started her early acting ...

85. Kerry Washington

Actress | Scandal

Kerry Washington was born on January 31, 1977 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Kerry Marisa Washington. She is an actress and producer, known for Scandal (2012), Django Unchained (2012) and Save the Last Dance (2001). She has been married to Nnamdi Asomugha since June 24, 2013. They ...

86. Cara Santana

Actress | Steps

Cara Santana is an actress and producer, known for Steps, Santa Clarita Diet (2017) and Reunion (2015).

87. Robin Givens

Actress | Boomerang

Robin Simone Givens was born in New York City on 27th of November, 1964, to Ruth (Newby) and Reuben Givens. Robin's father left his family when Robin was a young girl and she seldom saw him after that. Robin's mother raised her and her younger sister in Westchester, CT. Her mother (once linked to ...

88. Ananda Lewis

Actress | On the Line

Ananda Lewis was born on March 21, 1973 in San Diego, California, USA as Sarasvati Ananda Lewis. She is known for her work on On the Line (2001), Nora's Hair Salon II (2008) and Method & Red (2004).

89. Angelle Brooks

Actress | The Brothers

Angelle Brooks was born on August 11, 1967 in Miami, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for The Brothers (2001), V.I.P. (1998) and Spider-Man (2003).

90. Charli Baltimore

Actress | Bamboozled

Born to a German father and an African-American mother, Charli was raised mainly by her elder half-sister, Yolanda. After graduating Pierce College and having two daughters, she met the Notorious B.I.G. at a concert in the summer of 1995. He supported her in her rap ambitions, but after his death ...

91. Beyoncé

Soundtrack | Dreamgirls

Beyoncé was born & raised in Houston, Texas. Her father, Mathew Knowles, manages Destiny's Child. Her mother, Tina Knowles designs their glittering costumes. Solange, her sister (they're about 5 years apart), has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé...

92. Marisa Lauren

Actress | Superhero Movie

Marisa Lauren was born on May 12, 1980 in Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for Superhero Movie (2008), Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight (2008) and 90210 (2008).

93. Rihanna

Actress | Battleship

Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in a parish in Barbados called St. Michael, to Monica (Braithwaite), an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is of Afro-Barbadian and British Isles ancestry (known as "Redlegs" in the Caribbean). Rihanna lived ...

94. Tatum Miranda

Actress | Toxic Temptation

Tatum Miranda, is an English-American actress, producer and singer. She was born on a US military base in Belgium to an American father and British mother then grew up around the Air Force traveling. Tatum's nationality is of mixed decent. She moved to Los Angeles in to pursue a career in music and...

95. Melyssa Ford

Actress | Think Like a Man

Melyssa Ford was born on November 7, 1976 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Melyssa Savannah Ford. She is an actress, known for Think Like a Man (2012), Entourage (2004) and Three Can Play That Game (2007).

96. Foxy Brown

Soundtrack | Jackie Brown

Foxy Brown, a Brooklyn native, never thought she would be in the rap industry, much less in films. Even though she received a lot of skepticism from critics because of her raunchy lyrics and sexual appeal in music videos, Foxy still managed to stay on top. With a platinum album under her belt, and ...

97. Kat Graham

Actress | The Vampire Diaries

Kat Graham is a music artist, actress and producer, best known for her starring role in the hit TV show The Vampire Diaries (2009). Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Kat speaks four languages - English, Spanish, French and Hebrew - and is the daughter of a Liberian father and a Russian Jewish mother. At...

98. Rosie Perez

Actress | White Men Can't Jump

Rosie Perez was born in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City to Lydia Perez and Ismael Serrano, a merchant marine. She is of Puerto Rican descent. Rosie attended Grover Cleveland High School located in Ridgewood, Queens, New York, and later enrolled at Los Angeles City College in Los Angeles, ...

99. Oya Thomas

Actress | Kingston High

Oya Thomas is an actress, known for Kingston High (2002), Black Boots (2013) and Tell Hell I Ain't Comin' (2005).

100. Jennifer Karen Lee

Actress | Criminal Minds

Jennifer Lee is a native of Southern California. Her love of acting began at an early age. Her first production was at the tender age of 10 where she played Tilly Tulip in Alice and Wonderland. From there she has gone on to perform in various television shows, commercials, stage productions and web...