Africa's most talented actor list

The forgotten continent's actors.
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Omar Sharif
He began his career in his native country in the 1950s, but is best known for his appearances in both British and American productions. His films included Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and Funny Girl. He was nominated for an Academy Award. He won three Golden Globe Awards and a César Award...
“ Egypt ” - ParadiseChama
 
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Claudia Cardinale
Like many other female Italian film stars, Claudia Cardinale's entry into the business was by way of a beauty pageant. She was 17 years old and studying at the Centro Sperimentale in Rome when she entered a beauty contest, which resulted in her getting a succession of small film roles. Her earthy interpretations of Sicilian women got her noticed by Italian producers...
“ Tunisia ” - ParadiseChama
 
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Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg-area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz) and Charles Jacobus Theron. She was raised on a farm outside the city. Theron is of Afrikaner (Dutch, with some French Huguenot and German) descent, and Afrikaner military figure Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle...
“ South Africa ” - ParadiseChama
 
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Djimon Hounsou
Actor, Gladiator
Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He moved to Lyon, France, when he was 13. Hounsou has graced the catwalks of Paris and London as a popular male model. He has since left his modeling career and has worked on Gladiator by Ridley Scott and Amistad by Steven Spielberg.
“ Benin ” - ParadiseChama
 
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Arnold Vosloo
Arnold Vosloo was born in Pretoria, South Africa, to stage actor parents, Johanna Petronella Vorster and Johannes J. Daniel Vosloo. He is an Afrikaaner (of mostly Dutch, as well as German, Swiss-German, Danish, and French, descent). Vosloo quickly established a fine reputation as an actor in his native South Africa...
“ South Africa ” - ParadiseChama
 
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Sharlto Copley
Actor, District 9
Sharlto Copley was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Linda Stocks and Bruce Copley, a former university professor. His childhood dreams of acting were put on hold for many years when his television production company was one of few in his native South Africa granted licensing to create content for broadcast...
“ South Africa ” - ParadiseChama
 
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Stelio Savante
Born in Cape Town, this New York actor, American Movie award winner & SAG nominee is one of South Africa's most successful exports. Has been a steady product of independent, foreign features and critically acclaimed Arthouse films that have been distributed worldwide and highly lauded at Berlin, AFI...
“ South Africa ” - ParadiseChama
 
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“ Morocco ” - ParadiseChama
 
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Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim, classically trained in the UK at the highly regarded Bristol Old Vic and soon after graduation was invited to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. Hakeem's list of impressive credits include Pirates of the Caribbean III, Lost, Cane with Jimmy Smits, Law & Order: SVU with Mariska Hargitay...
“ Nigeria ” - ParadiseChama
 
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Bambadjan Bamba
Actor Bambadjan Bamba was born in the Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire) and spent his adolescent years between Abidjan, the south Bronx and Virginia. He studied at the Conservatory of Film and Dramatic Arts in New York City. Bambadjan is also the owner of IvoStar Pictures an independent production company based in Los Angeles that focuses on producing African content.
“ Ivory Coast ” - ParadiseChama
 
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Alice Krige
Alice Maud Krige was born on June 28, 1954 in Upington, South Africa where her father, Dr. Louis Krige, worked as a young physician. The Kriges later moved to Port Elizabeth where Alice grew up in what she describes as a "very happy family", a family that also included two brothers (both of whom became physicians) and her mother...
“ South Africa ” - ParadiseChama
 
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“ Nigeria ” - ParadiseChama
 
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“ Swaziland ” - ParadiseChama
 
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“ Ghana ” - ParadiseChama
 
15.
Richard Mofe-Damijo
Popularly known as RMD, Richard Mofe-Damijo was born July 6, 1961 he is a Nigerian actor and politician. In 2005 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Since January 2009 he is the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria. Mofe-Damijo was born in Warri...
“ Nigeria ” - ParadiseChama
 
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“ South Africa ” - ParadiseChama
 
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“ Ghana ” - ParadiseChama
 
18.
Ramsey Nouah
Ramsey Nouah was born on December 19, 1970 in Lagos, Nigeria. At 20, he was starting out as an aspiring musician prior to heeding a friend's advise to take a stab on acting. At 21, he audition and instantly won the role of Jeff in an on-coming Nigerian television soap opera, Fortunes. By the age of 23...
“ Nigeria ” - ParadiseChama
 
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“ Ghana ” - ParadiseChama
 
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“ Kenya ” - ParadiseChama