My choice of Beautiful Black women

by Rkg0707-118-477880 | created - 27 Jul 2011 | updated - 01 Jul 2016 | Public

Beautiful Black Actresses

1. Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins

Producer | ATL

Tionne Tenese Watkins was born on April 26, 1970 in Des Moines, Iowa. She is also known as "T-Boz" in the R&B/Hip-Hop group, TLC. Born to parents of both African American and Native American descent. As a child she was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia (1 in 12 people of African American descent ...

2. Cree Summer

Actress | Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Cree Summer was born on July 7, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Cree Summer Francks. She is an actress, known for Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000) and The Care Bears Movie (1985). She is married to Angelo Pullens. They have two children.

3. Tracee Ellis Ross

Actress | Girlfriends

Tracee Ellis Ross was born on October 29, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tracee Joy Silberstein. She is an actress and producer, known for Girlfriends (2000), Black-ish (2014) and Reed Between the Lines (2011).

4. Jasmine Guy

Actress | A Different World

Actress-dancer-director Jasmine Guy has enjoyed a diverse career in television, theatre and film. She began her professional career at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Jasmine starred on Broadway in the original productions of Beehive and Leader of the Pack, and reprised hit...

5. Jada Pinkett Smith

Actress | The Matrix Revolutions

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 ...

6. Lisa Bonet

Actress | Angel Heart

Lisa Bonet was born in San Francisco, California, to Arlene Joyce (Litman), a teacher, and Allen Bonet, an opera singer. She has lived most of her life in New York and Los Angeles, where she attended Reseda High School and Celluloid Actor's Studio. Her father was African-American and her mother was...

7. Marie-Alise Recasner

Actress | Port Charles

Marie-Alise Recasner was born on May 25, 1962 in Hollywood, California, USA. She is known for her work on Port Charles (1997), Island of Blood (1982) and CBS Summer Playhouse (1987). She has been married to Wolfram de Marco since July 27, 2002. She was previously married to Rick Podell.

8. Phylicia Rashad

Actress | The Cosby Show

Phylicia Rashad was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex), and younger sister, dancer and actress Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico. ...

9. Keshia Knight Pulliam

Actress | The Cosby Show

Keshia Knight Pulliam was born on April 9, 1979 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for The Cosby Show (1984), Madea Goes to Jail (2009) and House of Payne (2006). She has been married to Ed Hartwell since January 1, 2016. They have one child.

10. Tisha Campbell-Martin

Actress | Martin

Tisha Campbell's first TV appearance was at the age of 8, on episode #006 of the PBS show The Big Blue Marble (1974). The show featured stories on the life and culture of children from around the world. In her segment, Tisha was shown playing with her brother, going to school with her mother who was...

11. Roxanne Beckford

Actress | A Different World

Roxanne Beckford was born on November 17, 1969 in Kingston, Jamaica. She is known for her work on A Different World (1987), Father of the Bride Part II (1995) and Something's Gotta Give (2003). She has been married to Bob Hoge since July 6, 1996. They have four children.

12. Debbie Allen

Actress | Fame

Deborah Kaye Allen was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Debbie, her older brother, Andrew (called Tex), and her older sister, actress Phylicia Rashad, lived in Mexico to ...

13. Kelly Jo Minter

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child

Kelly Jo Minter was born on September 24, 1966 in North Trenton, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989), The People Under the Stairs (1991) and Summer School (1987).

14. Tichina Arnold

Actress | Martin

Tichina Arnold was born on June 28, 1969 in Queens, New York, USA as Tichina Rolanda Arnold. She is an actress, known for Martin (1992), Everybody Hates Chris (2005) and Survivor's Remorse (2014). She has been married to Rico Hines since August 18, 2012. She was previously married to Lamon Brewster.

15. Jackée Harry

Actress | 227

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 ...

16. Jazz Raycole

Actress | My Wife and Kids

Jazz Raycole is a professionally trained dancer. By four years of age, she was involved in dance competitions, and has trained with many top choreographers. She is currently dancing under the supervision of multi-talented choreographer Debbie Allen.

After deciding to break into acting, Raycole and ...

17. Serria Tawan

Actress | CSI: Miami

Slim, sexy, and shapely beauty Serria Tawan Bishop was born on September 4, 1978 in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up on the south side of Chicago. Serria has a degree in finance from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Tawan eventually moved to Los Angeles, California and was the Playmate of the ...

18. Sharon Brathwaite

Actress | Think Like a Man

Sharon Brathwaite was born in The Bronx, New York, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for Think Like a Man (2012), The Unit (2006) and Gurl Talk (2015). She was previously married to El Sanders.

19. Ungela Brockman

Actress | Starship Troopers

Ungela Brockman was born on February 24, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ungela Ann Brockman. She is an actress and producer, known for Starship Troopers (1997), Mystery Men (1999) and From Dusk Till Dawn (1996).

20. Tia Robinson

Actress | Rise of the Zombies

Tia Robinson was born and raised in Fairfax County, Virginia. She began dance classes at age 2 1/2 and caught the acting bug in high school. She attended New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing at Tisch School of the Arts and graduated with a BFA in Theatre. She resides in Los Angeles where...

21. Aris Mendoza

Actress | Code Black

Originally from Chicago, Aris Mendoza fell in love with performing while studying dance and movement as a child. She trained in ballet, jazz, and hip-hop and soon ventured into the world of theater. She convinced her mother to move them to Los Angeles when she was sixteen. After playing the role of...

22. 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 ...

23. Terri J. Vaughn

Actress | The Steve Harvey Show

Terri J. Vaughn was born on October 16, 1969 in San Francisco, California, USA as Terri Juanita Vaughn. She is an actress and producer, known for The Steve Harvey Show (1996), Friday (1995) and All of Us (2003). She has been married to Karon Riley since January 19, 2008. They have two children. She...

24. 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 ...

25. Wendy Raquel Robinson

Actress | The Game

Wendy Raquel Robinson was born July 25, 1967, in Los Angeles, California. She is of African-American and Native American descent. Robinson is a cum laude graduate of Howard University of the School of Fine Arts and received her B.F.A. in drama. She's appeared in several plays, such as "The Vagina ...

26. Tracey Cherelle Jones

Actress | Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

Actress, writer, artist, designer, and TV personality, Tracey Cherelle Jones is the epitome of a contemporary renaissance woman. Tracey began acting at the tender age of 8 years old after nailing her very first audition, a national McDonald's commercial. This inspired her, and she went on to do ...

27. April Betts

Actress | 9/11

April Betts is known for her work on 9/11 (2017), Sweet (2006) and Axegrinder (2006).

28. Vivica A. Fox

Actress | Independence Day

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 ...

29. 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), ...

30. Jennifer Freeman

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.

31. Brooklyn Sudano

Actress | 11.22.63

Brooklyn Sudano was born on January 5, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for 11.22.63 (2016), Taken (2017) and The Unit (2006). She has been married to Mike McGlaflin since October 8, 2006.

32. Raven-Symoné

Actress | That's So Raven

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 (1990), which also starred the legendary Bill ...

33. Paula Jai Parker

Actress | Hustle & Flow

Paula Jai Parker is from Cleveland, Ohio. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1987 to study at Howard University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she moved to New York City and played a number of clubs. Her reputation as a comedian earned her a place on the FOX comedy program "The ...

34. 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...

35. Kimberly Brooks

Actress | Poetic Justice

Kimberly hails from Baltimore Maryland and holds a degree in Television/communications from Villa Julie College. Kim caught the acting bug when she starred in the Bad Seed at nine years old. At fourteen she was crowned "Miss Talented Teen of Baltimore.", she was also crowned "Miss Talented Teen ...

36. Lynn Whitfield

Actress | Eve's Bayou

With roots that lead back to Louisiana southern aristocracy, lovely leading lady Lynn Whitfield was born in 1953, the eldest of four children and a third-generation BFA graduate from Howard University. Her dentist father was instrumental in developing Lynn's initial interest in acting as he was a ...

37. 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 ...

38. 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 ...

39. Lela Rochon

Actress | Waiting to Exhale

Lela Rochon was born on April 17, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Lela Rochon Staples. She is an actress and producer, known for Waiting to Exhale (1995), Gang Related (1997) and Any Given Sunday (1999). She has been married to Antoine Fuqua since April 9, 1999. They have two children. She ...

40. Victoria Gabrielle Platt

Actress | Star-Crossed

Victoria Gabrielle Platt is an actress, singer and producer, known for Star-Crossed (2013), The Gates (2010), All My Children, Guiding Light (1952), 'Round Midnight (1986) and Winchell (1998). She was born to a West Indian mother and Polish father in Queens, NY. Victoria and Terrell Tilford have ...

41. Karyn Parsons

Actress | Major Payne

Karyn Parsons decided to go into acting at the age of 13. She had her first TV role in the NBC drama The Bronx Zoo (1987), but she made her big break as Will Smith's cousin "Hilary Banks" on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990). During the show's six-year run, she starred in movies ...

42. 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...

43. 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 ...

44. Tyra Banks

Actress | Coyote Ugly

Tyra Banks was born on December 4, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tyra Lynne Banks. She is a producer and writer, known for Coyote Ugly (2000), America's Next Top Model (2003) and Halloween: Resurrection (2002).

45. Johari Johnson

Actress | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Johari Johnson is an American actress, director, comedian, screenwriter and producer. She has guest starred in a number of notable television series including Moesha, The Steve Harvey Show, Smart Guy, In the House, Eve, Cory in the House, Mr. Show with Bob and David and among other series. She has ...

46. Garcelle Beauvais

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 ...

47. 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 (1984), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), and also St. Elsewhere (1982). At 21 she made her feature film debut in Enemy...

48. Enya Flack

Actress | Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Enya Flack was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. She is an actress, known for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), Black Scorpion (2001) and Down 'n Dirty (2001).

49. Meta Golding

Actress | Surrogates

Meta Golding is of Haitian descent but was raised in the United States, India, France and Italy as well as Haiti itself. She competed on ice as an Italian national figure skater, but when an injury ended her skating career she started acting in Italian theatre. Later she returned to the USA to ...

50. Justina Machado

Actress | Six Feet Under

Justina Machado was born on September 6, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Six Feet Under (2001), Torque (2004) and One Day at a Time (2017).

51. Cindy Herron

Actress | Batman Forever

Cindy Herron was born on September 26, 1961 in San Francisco, California, USA as Cindy Ann Herron. She is an actress, known for Batman Forever (1995), Juice (1992) and Wally and the Valentines (1989). She has been married to Glenn Braggs since 1994. They have four children.

52. 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).

53. Persia White

Actress | The Vampire Diaries

At the age of eight, Persia White started showing her talents at the Coconut Grove Childrens' Theatre in Miami, Florida, where she was born. She is Puerto Rican, African-American and Irish. Most recognized as "Lynn" in the long running hit CW series "Girlfriends."

54. Golden Brooks

Actress | Girlfriends

Golden Brooks was born on December 1, 1970 in Fresno, California, USA as Golden Ameda Brooks. She is an actress and writer, known for Girlfriends (2000), Beauty Shop (2005) and The Inheritance (2011).

55. Keesha Sharp

Actress | Lethal Weapon

Keesha Sharp's latest role is Trish Murtaugh, wife of the iconic character Roger Murtaugh on the FOX series Lethal Weapon (2016) . Coming later this year is also her co-starring role, opposite Chadwick Boseman, in the biopic feature, Marshall (2017).

Recently, Keesha played Dale Cochran, opposite ...

56. Kara Brock

Actress | Love & Basketball

Kara Brock was born on March 29, 1974 in Long Beach, California, USA as Kara Denean Brock. She is an actress, known for Love & Basketball (2000), The Parkers (1999) and The Jamie Foxx Show (1996). She has been married to Joseph Bustos since June 12, 2004. They have two children.

57. Kenya Moore

Actress | Haitian Nights

Kenya Moore was born on January 24, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Kenya Summer Moore. She is an actress and producer, known for Dolls of Voodoo (2013), I Know Who Killed Me (2007) and The Confidant (2010). She has been married to Marc Daly since June 10, 2017.

58. Christina Vidal

Actress | Life with Mikey

Christina Vidal was born on November 18, 1981 in Whitestone, Queens, New York, USA as Christina Marie Vidal. She is an actress, known for Life with Mikey (1993), See No Evil (2006) and Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995).

59. Kim Fields

Actress | The Facts of Life

Kim Fields was born on May 12, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Kim Victoria Fields. She is an actress and director, known for The Facts of Life (1979), Living Single (1993) and What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012). She has been married to Christopher Morgan since July 23, 2007. They ...

60. Melissa De Sousa

Actress | Miss Congeniality

Melissa De Sousa was born on September 25, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Miss Congeniality (2000), The Best Man Holiday (2013) and The $treet (2000).

61. 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...

62. Jennifer Hudson

Soundtrack | Dreamgirls

Jennifer Hudson is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author. Bright and booming talent Hudson is a perfect example of how NOT winning the title of American Idol (2002) can actually be a boon to your career and not necessarily the end of a ...

63. Sharon Leal

Actress | Dreamgirls

Sharon Leal is a military brat. She was born in Tuscon, Arizona. Sharon then moved with her parents to the Philippines, till she was 6 years old. She went to prayer-school there. Then, her parents packed up to move back to the US and settled in Fresno, California. Her mother, Angelita, who is ...

64. Tasha Smith

Actress | The Whole Ten Yards

Tasha Smith was born on February 28, 1971 in Camden, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Whole Ten Yards (2004), Why Did I Get Married? (2007) and Couples Retreat (2009). She was previously married to Keith Douglas.

65. 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 ...

66. 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 (1985), followed by a role in Boyz n the Hood (1991). She began to be recognized by a mainstream audience after her role as Cuba ...

67. Tanya Wright

Actress | Butterfly Rising

Tanya recurs in the role of "Deputy Kenya Jones" on the HBO series True Blood; she will next appear in Why Stop Now, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Academy-Award winner Melissa Leo.

Prior to True Blood, Tanya gained momentum on the small screen by commanding attention with her chameleon-like ability ...

68. 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, ...

69. Tamara Tunie

Actress | Flight

Tamara Tunie was born on March 14, 1959 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA as Tamara Renee Tunie. She is an actress and director, known for Flight (2012), The Devil's Advocate (1997) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). She has been married to Gregory Generet since October 21, 1995. She ...

70. Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Actress | Underground

Jurnee Smollett-Bell was born on October 1, 1986 in New York City, New York, USA as Jurnee Diana Smollett. She is an actress, known for her role as "Jess Merriweather" on the Emmy Award-winning TV series, Friday Night Lights (2006). She is also known for her roles in The Great Debaters (2007), ...

71. Lisa Nicole Carson

Actress | Ally McBeal

Lisa Nicole Carson has the distinction of having simultaneously starred in television's most lauded comedy and drama series. She has both amused audiences as Renee Radick, the D.A. roommate of Calista Flockhart on Fox's Ally McBeal (1997) and riveted them as Carla Reese, the mother of Eriq La Salle...

72. Monica Calhoun

Actress | The Best Man

Monica Calhoun was born on July 29, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Best Man (1999), The Best Man Holiday (2013) and The Players Club (1998).

73. 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 ...

74. 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 ...

75. 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 ...

76. Erika Ringor

Actress | Love & Basketball

Erika Ringor was born on December 23, 1974 in Inglewood, California, USA as Erika Lynn Ringor. She is an actress and writer, known for Love & Basketball (2000), Across the Hall (2009) and Nine Eight.

77. Chrystale Wilson

Actress | The Players Club

Chrystale Wilson sizzled on our movie screens year after year in the early 2000's with scene stealing roles as the voluptuous Villain. She co-starred in (producer) Will Packer's film Trios, Pandora's Box and Locked Down, but no one can forget her breakout role in "The Players Club" as the blonde ...

78. Taraji P. Henson

Actress | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Taraji Penda Henson. She is an actress and producer, known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Hidden Figures (2016) and Hustle & Flow (2005).

79. 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 ...

80. Tawny Dahl

Actress | Beauty Shop

Tawny Dahl is an actress, known for Beauty Shop (2005), Baby Boy (2001) and Sucker Free City (2004).

81. 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 ...

82. Niecy Nash

Actress | Reno 911!

Niecy Nash was born on February 23, 1970 in Palmdale, California, USA as Carol Denise Ensley. She is an actress and producer, known for Reno 911! (2003), Guess Who (2005) and G-Force (2009). She has been married to Jay Tucker since May 28, 2011. She was previously married to Don Nash.

83. 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...

84. Vanessa Williams

Actress | Candyman

Born and raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, Vanessa Williams became a member of the New York City Opera's Children's Chorus at age 11. Vanessa then signed with a talent manager and booked her first audition, a commercial for Frito Lay. Her pattern for success clearly ...

85. Malinda Williams

Actress | High School High

Malinda Williams was born on September 24, 1970 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for High School High (1996), First Sunday (2008) and The Undershepherd (2012). She was previously married to D-Nice and Mekhi Phifer.

86. 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 ...

87. Cherie Johnson

Actress | Family Matters

Cherie Johnson (born November 21, 1975 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA), is an American actress, author, columnist, executive producer, producer, and writer. She is of African American and Puerto Rican descent.

Johnson first rose to fame, at age six, when she appeared on Punky Brewster (1984) as the ...

88. Reagan Gomez-Preston

Actress | Jerry Maguire

Reagan Gomez-Preston was born on April 24, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Reagan Amyre Gomez-Preston. She is an actress and writer, known for Jerry Maguire (1996), Surviving... (2015) and Almost Home (2013). She has been married to DeWayne Turrentine Jr. since November 10, 1999. They have two ...

89. 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.

90. Tamera Mowry-Housley

Actress | Sister, Sister

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 ...

91. Tia Mowry-Hardrict

Actress | Sister, Sister

Tia Mowry-Hardrict was born on July 6, 1978 in Gelnhausen, Hesse, Germany as Tia Dashon Mowry. She is an actress and producer, known for Sister, Sister (1994), The Hot Chick (2002) and The Game (2006). She has been married to Cory Hardrict since April 20, 2008. They have one child.

92. 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 ...

93. Lonette McKee

Actress | Honey

Lonette McKee's career began in the music industry in hometown Detroit, Michigan as a child prodigy, where she began playing keyboards composing music and lyrics, singing and performing professionally at a young age. At fourteen she recorded her first record, "Stop Don't Worry 'Bout It" which ...

94. Dania Ramirez

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Dania is a Latin American actress born in the Dominican Republic. She grew up, living with her grandmother, in a poor household. Her parents left for the United States, when she was 6-months old, and she finally joined them in New York when she was age 10.

She knew from a young age that she wanted ...

95. Sarita Choudhury

Actress | Lady in the Water

After her debut film Mississippi Masala (1991) became an art house hit, Sarita Choudhury was determined not to "go Hollywood," focusing her acting energies on independent film instead.

Raised in Jamaica, Mexico, and Italy, the half-Indian, half-English Choudhury studied economics at Queens ...

96. Naja Hill

Actress | Bones

Naja is a multi-faceted news anchor, journalist and writer/producer. Her fun personality and unique camera presence provides audiences with a fresh twist on entertainment news and women's lifestyle content in fashion, beauty, fitness and health. Naja's love for media broadcast lead her to studying ...

97. Niesha Butler

Actress | Sparrows Dance

Niesha went to Georgia Institute of Technology, where she was the top basketball player. She is the all time leader for New York high schools in career points scored - men or women. For high school, Niesha went to Riverdale Country School, where the director of Bringing Rain (2003), Noah Buschel, ...

98. Rosario Dawson

Actress | Rent

This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division (2008), which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy...

99. Pam Grier

Actress | Jackie Brown

Pam Grier was born in Winston-Salem, NC, one of four children of Gwendolyn Sylvia (Samuels), a nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier Jr., an Air Force mechanic. Pam has been a major African-American star from the early 1970s. Her career started in 1971, when Roger Corman of New World Pictures launched ...

100. Ja'net DuBois

Actress | Good Times

Ja'Net is a multi-talented and diverse performer. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY and began her career on Broadway. She has appeared in various plays, including "Golden Boy" with Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr., and "A Raisin in the Sun".

Ja'Net moved onto TV roles, receiving a Peabody Award for a...