Hottest Black Women 2by thepoet21 | created - 27 Oct 2011 | updated - 30 Oct 2011 | Public
1. Somaya Reece
Actress | The Girl from the Naked Eye
In January, 2011 Somaya Reece was recognized as a "Female Emcee You Need To Know" in XXL magazine. With over 31 million views and more than 865,000 friends, Somaya Reece, the 1 Latina artist on MySpace has successfully proven to be a viral marketing powerhouse! Prior to unveiling her myspace page, ...
4. 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 ...
6. Keke Palmer
Actress | Grease Live!
Keke Palmer was born Lauren Keyana Palmer in Robbins, Illinois--a small town 20 miles south of Chicago-- to Sharon and Larry Palmer, both former actors. Palmer showed vocal promise as a five-year-old, when she belted out "Jesus Loves Me" in her church choir. A year later the singer-actress had a ...
Actress | My Wife and Kids
Jennifer Freeman was born on October 20, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jennifer Nicole Freeman. She is an actress, known for My Wife and Kids (2001), You Got Served (2004) and Johnson Family Vacation (2004). She was previously married to Earl Watson.
Actress | That's My Boy
Ciara was born in Austin, Texas October 25, 1985. She is the only child of Carlton and Jackie Harris. Due to her father being in the United States Army, she grew up on army bases in Germany, New York, Utah, California, Arizona, and Nevada. During her teens, Ciara and her family settled in Atlanta. ...
Actress | First Daughter
Introduced to most of the world in 2005 with the smash single "1 Thing," triple-threat actress / dancer / singer-songwriter-producer Ameriie continues to evolve. As a young girl she lived in a variety of places, including South Korea, Germany, Texas and Alaska due to her father's US military career...
Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming
Named one of People Magazine's highly-coveted 50 Most Beautiful in 2014, Haitian-born actress Garcelle Beauvais immigrated to the United States at the age of seven with her mother and sisters, and has since charmed audiences with her dramatic and comedic abilities. A seasoned actress, Garcelle ...
13. Marie Blanchard
Actress | Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Marie was born and and raised in Port-au Prince, Haiti and moved to the United States in New Jersey 1996. She lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she was able to launch a small business Scrappyscloset inspired by her puppy Scrappy. She went to school at the University of Houston for Petroleum ...
14. Naomie Harris
Actress | Moonlight
British actress Naomie Harris was born in London, England, the only child of television scriptwriter Lisselle Kayla. Her father is from Trinidad and her mother is from Jamaica. They separated before she was born, and Harris was raised by her mother and has no relationship with her father. She ...
15. Aisha Tyler
Actress | Archer
Aisha Tyler born September 18, 1970 is an American talk show host, actress, comedian, author, producer, writer, and director. She is known for portraying Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer, voicing Lana Kane in Archer, and portraying Mother Nature in the Santa Clause film series, ...
16. 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 ...
18. Aleisha Allen
Actress | The School of Rock
Allen was born Aleisha LaNaé Allen in New York City on April 28, 1991, and has been modeling for print and TV ads since the age of 4. As a 6-year-old she appeared on ''Blue's Clues'', and later she became a series regular on ''Out of the Box''.
A singer and ballerina (as well as an actress), Allen ...
19. Erin Wiley Sands
Actress | Menace II Society
Erin Sands is an Actress, Author, Activist, Writer and Producer. She is the author of The Dunes, a faith-based book for personal growth and the creator of The Relevant Post an online thought leaders forum featuring blogs and panel discussions on emerging political and social issues As an actress ...
20. Jessica Rich
Actress | After Hours: The Movie
A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, TV personality and television host - Jessica Rich has been in love with entertainment since her father worked hand-in-hand with Great Aunt Patti LaBelle under her management company PAZ. Watching her Aunt shoot for the stars and reach them inspired Rich to ...
22. Christine Horn
Actress | American Crime Story
Christine Horn was born in New York and raised in Atlanta. She studied with the Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble of Atlanta and attended the American Musical Dramatic Academy in New York City. She is a Broadway/Film Actress, Singer and Producer known for, "Complications" (2014), "Reckless" (2014) ...
Actress | Rise of Revelation
Captivating audiences on stage and film; Michelle Shelton Huff has been able to bring inanimate characters to life. A star in the making; Michelle has shown the ability to cry on cue. A native of Chicago Illinois, Michelle was born on February 8th. With the urging from family, friends and a teacher...
27. Tami Roman
Actress | Basketball Wives
Tami Roman grew up in a middle-class, single-parent household in White Plains, NY. Since her mom worked three jobs to support the family, Tami spent many days and nights alone, undoubtedly a "latch-key" kid responsible for raising herself. It wasn't until her mother met and married Ali Akbar that ...
38. Letoya Luckett
Actress | Killers
LeToya Nicole Luckett, professionally known as LeToya, is a two-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. She is an original member of the R&B group, Destiny's Child, and has since pursued a successful solo career, topped the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart and has...
39. Denise Boutte
Actress | Why Did I Get Married?
Denise Boutte was born on January 19, 1982 in Maurice, Louisiana, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Why Did I Get Married? (2007), Extreme Movie (2008) and Young Justice (2010). She has been married to Kevin Boutte since 2003. They have one child.
41. Tamara Taylor
Actress | Serenity
Tamara Taylor's career took off when she landed a series regular role on Fox's Party of Five (1994). Since then she has appeared in Steven Bochco's City of Angels (2000), Hidden Hills (2002), Lost (2004), Numb3rs (2005), CSI: Miami (2002), NCIS (2003), and Fox's hit Bones (2005). She also had a ...
42. Caryn Ward
Actress | Entourage
Caryn Ward is a professionally trained dancer/choreographer who studied at the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Academy in New York City, NY. She danced on stage, screen and video with Janet Jackson, Usher, Rosie Perez, Debbie Allen to name a few. Caryn has recurred and co-starred on HBO's Entourage, ...
43. Patrice Marjorie
Actress | This Is Us
From studying Biomedical Science... to shining on the Big Screen..
Patrice Marjorie, from Bowie, MD, is a rising and multi-talented entertainer who has quickly become known as a driven and fearless comedic and dramatic actress with an uninhibited approach to life.
Patrice's latest leading ensemble ...
45. Essence Atkins
Actress | A Haunted House
Essence Atkins was born on February 7, 1972 in New York City, New York, USA as Essence Uhura Atkins. She is an actress and producer, known for A Haunted House (2013), How High (2001) and Are We There Yet? (2010). She was previously married to Jaime Mendez.
49. Elena Nordé
Actress | Too Many Cooks
Elena Nordé is an Actress/Singer/songwriter who was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. She is a multi-talented artist, and her music ranges from R&B and Pop to Gospel.
Elena's fourth Christmas was highlighted by the unparalleled gift of a microphone. With the receipt of that gift, the emergence of her ...
51. Elise Neal
Actress | Hustle & Flow
Elise Neal was born in Memphis, Tennessee and began dancing at age six. She credits her success to her mother, Arletha Neal, who always supported her and drove her to many talent shows and recitals. After moving to New York and quickly booking many off-Broadway shows and musical revivals, she ...
55. Porscha Coleman
Actress | You Can't Fight Christmas
Porscha Coleman is an American actress, singer, dancer, and TV host, who is best known for her recurring television role as Erica Willis on The Parkers, Rachel in the Disney Channel Original Movie Pixel Perfect, and on MTV's improvisation show Wild 'n Out. She attended Millikan Middle School ...
57. Jowharah Jones
Actress | Ugly Betty
Jowharah Jones, a Philadelphia born native, left home at the tender age of seven to attend the Milton Hershey Boarding School in Hershey, Pennsylvania. After ten years of this nurturing environment Jowharah graduated Milton Hershey with honors in 1999. The then 17-year-old was well groomed, ...
60. Gabrielle Dennis
Actress | Insecure
Gabrielle Dennis is an actress and comedian best known for her work in television as Janay on the hit series "The Game" (CW & BET) and as Denise Roy on Spike Tv's "Blue Mountain State".
With a background as a trained dancer, actress, and singer that stretches all the way back to age 4 Gabrielle ...
61. Aunjanue Ellis
Actress | Men of Honor
Aunjanue Ellis was born in San Francisco, California. She graduated from the Brown University, and later attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
During her career, Ellis performed on Off-Broadway theater, appeared in many film, and had roles on television. In film, she is best known...
Actress | Day of Vengeance
Actress, Producer, and Fitness Guru Tabitha Christopher was born and raised on the beautiful island of St. Thomas, the U.S.V.I. She is the middle child of three other children and has always felt the need to fight for survival. Her outlet of survival started at the age of four with her avid ...
67. 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 ...
69. Nadège August
Actress | Alex, Inc.
Nadège August is the Creator, Writer, Executive Producer and Lead of the hit web series BOUGIE DILEMMA streaming on Amazon. She was born in Brooklyn, NY but lived in France and Port-au-Prince, Haiti from the ages of 4 to 14. As such, she is fluent in English, French and Haitian Creole. Her MFA is ...
70. Nayo Wallace
Actress | Speed Racer
Nayo Wallace was born in Detriot, Michigan, USA as Nayo Wallace. She is an actress and assistant director, known for Speed Racer (2008), Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot (2012) and The Brothers (2001).
Nayo (pronounced Nah-yo) is an African name and means "we have joy". A Detroit native who now ...
71. Nicole Beharie
Actress | Shame
Nicole Beharie is an American actress.
Her critically acclaimed film debut was in the film American Violet (2008) alongside Alfre Woodard, Tim Blake Nelson and Will Patton. Beharie also played Ernie Davis' girlfriend in the movie The Express (2008). Her upcoming projects include My Last Day Without ...
75. Genevieve Nnaji
Actress | Road to Yesterday
Genevieve Nnaji started her acting career as a child actress in the then-popular television soap opera "Ripples" at the age of 8. She was also featured in several commercials, some of which included Pronto beverage and Omo detergent. In 1998, at the age of 19, she made her debut in the growing ...
76. Stephanie Linus
Actress | Dry
Stephanie Linus was born on October 2, 1982 in Ngor-Okpala, Imo State, Nigeria. She is an actress and producer, known for Dry (2015), Through the Glass (2008) and A Time to Love 2 (2007). She has been married to Linus Idahosa since April 21, 2012. They have one child.
77. Carmen Ejogo
Actress | Selma
Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo was born in Kensington, London, England, to a Nigerian father and a Scottish mother. Her television career began in the United Kingdom in the early 1990s, where she presented the children's series Saturday Disney (1990). Subsequently, she has had an acting career in the ...
Actress | Cadillac Records
Born and raised in the home of the New York Yankees, Osas Ighodaro Ajibade is a Bronx Native. As a first-generation Nigerian-American, Osas strongly values the importance of family, giving back and staying connected to her roots.
Osas is a graduate from Pennsylvania State University and holds a ...
80. Shanti Lowry
Actress | Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
Shanti Lowry was born on April 2, 1982 in Boulder, Colorado, USA as Shanti Misha Lowry. She is an actress and director, known for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), D.E.B.S. (2003) and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003). She has been married to Anthony Schubert since 2004.
Actress | 13 Reasons Why
The Texas native began her career as a professional dancer. As the "It Girl" of music videos and tours, she has appeared alongside a virtual Who's Who of chart-topping artists, including: Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Chris Brown, Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainor, and many more. ...
87. Dahiana Torres
Actress | Pain Love & Passion
Actress Dahiana Torres was born in the Caribbean island of Dominican Republic. Compelled by the force to entertain, she began her journey writing for the school paper & working as host for the school's television station. However, it wasn't until she hung up her basketball jersey and became a ...
92. Sharri Jones
Actress | While the Cat's Away
Sharri Jones aka Sharri Ana Natalia was born July 29, 1989 in San Antonio, Texas. She is African American and Creole Indian.
Sharri moved to New York on her own right after graduating from Fox Tech High School - Law Academy. Started going to college at the age of 16.
The young actress almost got her ...
93. Vanessa Williams
Actress | Ugly Betty
Vanessa Lynn Williams was born in Millwood, New York, to Helen L. (Tinch) and Milton Augustine Williams, Jr., both music teachers. Vanessa and her brother grew up in suburban New York in comfortable surroundings. Vanessa sang and danced in school productions and signed her high school yearbook with...
94. Rachel True
Actress | The Craft
Rachel True has been working for most of the 1990s. She broke into the business with a pair of guest roles on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1984) In 1993, Rachel moved to L.A.; she then appeared in the rap parody CB4 (1993) with Chris Rock. She also landed another pair of guest spots on the HBO ...
95. Mekia Cox
Actress | Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Mekia Cox was born on November 18, 1981 in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Island, but moved to Orlando, Florida at age 7. As a child, she had roles in various Nickelodeon shows such as Kenan & Kel (1996). She is a graduate of Dr. Phillips High School and earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Florida...
97. Nicole Pulliam
Actress | Inception
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Nicole knew from a very young age that she wanted to pursue a career as a performer. To that end, she participated in several school productions while growing up, and completed numerous acting classes throughout her life. She started out slowly by taking on ...
99. Ambrosia Kelley
Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Ambrosia was born on October 4, 1995. Her Entertainment career began in September 1999 ( a month shy of being 4 years old), when her Aunt Crystal notified Ambrosia's Mom Annette and Grandma Arcy of an open call by a local Agency in her hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas. The Agency at the time was ...
100. Adaku Ononogbo
Actress | Altruism
Adaku Ononogbo is a British-born actress living in the NYC area for quite some time now. Once she settled in the States, she had a bit of a culture shock. Growing up in school, she was known to the other children as the black girl with a funny accent. Soon she found her peace and friends. ...