Black British Actresses

List of black British Actresses.

I was disappointed to see that many didn't have profile photos, since all will be familiar to anyone who watches British productions.
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Thandie Newton
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 Cornwall in the southwest of Britain until the age of 11...
 
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Naomie Harris
Actress, Skyfall
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 showed an interest in acting from an early age and attended the prestigious Anna Scher Theatre School...
 
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Nikki Amuka-Bird
Amuka-Bird was born in Nigeria, but grew up in the UK and in Antigua. She abandoned her dancing aspirations after suffering a back injury. After attending LAMDA, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. Whilst on tour with the RSC in Japan, she met her husband, actor Geoffrey Streatfield. In addition to her numerous television roles and the RSC...
 
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Christine Adams
Actress, Batman Begins
Film and television actress Christine Adams was born in London, United Kingdom. She starred on several British and American films and television series since early 2000s. On television, she is known for roles as "Katherine Williams Osgood" on the British miniseries, NY-LON; "Simone Hundin" on the American comedy-drama series...
 
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Actress, Concussion
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 in the town of Witney...
 
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Marsha Thomason
Actress, White Collar
Marsha Thomason was born and raised in Manchester, England. Her love for acting began after watching the musical "Bugsy Malone". Soon after, aged 12, she joined Oldham Theatre Workshop, where she performed many diverse stage plays, including "Our Day Out" by Willy Russell and "Peace" by Aristophanes...
 
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Nina Sosanya
Actress, Love Actually
Born in London, with a Nigerian father, Nina trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and gained A-levels in Performing Arts. Soon she was appearing as Desdemona in "Othello", Olivia in "Twelfth Night" and Hermia in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", along with the title role in "Educating Rita"...
 
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Angel Coulby
Actress, Merlin
Angel Coulby is an English actress. She made her television debut in the BBC comedy 'Orrible. She is best known for portraying the character of Queen Guinevere "Gwen" Pendragon in the BBC fantasy series Merlin. Angel grew up in north London, Finsbury Park, but moved to Edinburgh to attend the Queen Margaret University where she studied acting...
 
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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. Subsequently, she has had an acting career in the United States...
 
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Zawe Ashton
Zawe was born on 21st July 1984 in Hackney, London, to two teachers, Ugandan Victoria and English Paul, and had her first acting experience at the age of six as a member of the Anna Scher Theatre school in Islington. After leaving the City and Islington College in London - where she was an A student - Zawe attended Manchester University School of Theatre...
 
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Rakie Ayola
Actress, Dredd
 
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Andi Osho
Actress, Kiri
Andi was born in Stratford, East London and attended Sarah Bonnell Comprehensive School. She studied drama at Barking College of Technology where peers included Razaaq Adoti (Amistad, Black Hawk Down), Sarah Webb, lead singer of acid jazz group D Influence and Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, The Wire)...
 
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Phina Oruche
Actress, The Forsaken
In 2012 she made a return to TV on BBC1 drama Doctors, after taking time off to raise her son. In 2012 she featured as the celebrity bedtime story reader reading a story a day for children the week of the Queens Diamond jubilee. Also featured as a special correspondent on North West tonight reporting on the 30 year anniversary of the Toxteth riots...
 
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Nathalie Emmanuel
Nathalie Emmanuel is an English actress, known for her role as Missandei on the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones and Ramsey in Furious 7. Nathalie was born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, to a father of Saint Lucian and English descent and a mother of Dominican origin. Nathalie credits her mother for the initial motivation to become an actress...
 
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Mona Hammond
Actress, 10,000 BC
Mona Hammond was born Mavis Chin to a Chinese father and Jamaican mother. She came to Britain in 1959 on a scholarship to work with an architects firm but was soon involved in black theatre productions with contemporaries such as Lloyd and Barry Reckord and Charles Hyatt, under the name Mona Chin. In 1959 she won a scholarship to RADA...
 
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Jane Wall
Actress, The Bill
Television, film and theatre actress best known for her 4 seasons on Bafta award winning drama, "The Bill". British/Nigerian actress raised in London, United Kingdom. Jane trained at Mountview Theatre School and The School of the Science of Acting. Jane lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 2 children.
 
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