People you probably Didn't Know They Were Black (African Ancestry)

by imanidon111 | created - 21 Jul 2013 | updated - 23 Nov 2015 | Public

This is the face of Hollywood today. The people who hate black people are hypocrytes. You hatin' yourself. We the only race that comes in many colors like a bag of skittles

1. Wentworth Miller

Actor | Prison Break

Wentworth Miller is a compelling and critically acclaimed actor whose credits span both television and feature film.

Wentworth Earl Miller III was born June 2, 1972 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, to American parents, Joy Marie (Palm), a special education teacher, and Wentworth Earl Miller...

2. Rebecca Hall

Actress | Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Rebecca Hall was born in London, UK, the daughter of Peter Hall, a stage director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Maria Ewing, an opera singer. Her father is English. Her mother, who is American, is of Dutch, Scottish, Sioux, and African American origin. Her parents separated when...

3. Jessica Szohr

Actress | Piranha 3D

Jessica Szohr was born on March 31, 1985 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Jessica Karen Szohr. She is an actress, known for Piranha 3D (2010), Two Night Stand (2014) and Tower Heist (2011).

4. Joey Ansah

Actor | The Bourne Ultimatum

Joey Ansah was born in 1982 in Hammersmith, London, England, 2nd in line to an older brother, Ryan, 3 years his senior. He is of mixed ethnicity, with his mother Nicola, originating from Plymouth, Devon, England and his father Kofi, originally from Ghana, west Africa. Joey grew up and spent the ...

5. Meghan Markle

Actress | Remember Me

Meghan Markle was born on August 4, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Rachel Meghan Markle. She is an actress, known for Remember Me (2010), Horrible Bosses (2011) and A Lot Like Love (2005). She was previously married to Trevor Engelson.

6. Adriana Lima

Actress | Ocean's 8

Adriana Lima was born on June 12, 1981 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. At the tender age of 13, Adriana entered the Ford Supermodel of the World Contest, where her unique beauty, derived from her Native-Brazilian, African-Brazilian, Portuguese, French, and Caribbean heritage, won her second place. ...

7. Ashley Madekwe

Actress | How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

Ashley Madekwe was born on December 6, 1981 in London, England. She is an actress, known for How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008), Salem (2014) and Cassandra's Dream (2007). She has been married to Iddo Goldberg since June 17, 2012.

8. Darnell Martin

Director | I Like It Like That

Darnell Martin was born on January 7, 1964 in Bronx, New York, USA. She is a director and writer, known for I Like It Like That (1994), Cadillac Records (2008) and Do the Right Thing (1989). She is married to Giuseppe Ducrot.

9. Julia Jones

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Julia Jones was born on January 23, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress, known for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011), Wind River (2017) and The Ridiculous 6 (2015).

10. Troian Bellisario

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Troian Bellisario, daughter of producers Donald P. Bellisario and Deborah Pratt, made her film debut at the age of 3 in Last Rites (1988). She made several TV and movie appearances in her teens (most of the TV appearances were in shows produced by her father) before attending the University of ...

11. Maya Rudolph

Actress | Bridesmaids

Maya Rudolph was born in Gainesville, Florida, on July 27th, 1972, to Dick Rudolph, a music producer, and soul singer Minnie Riperton. Her mother was African-American and her father is Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Lithuania, Russia, Germany, and Hungary). In 1973, Maya, her parents, and her...

12. Gabrielle Reece

Actress | Gattaca

Gabrielle Reece was born on January 6, 1970 in Trinidad as Gabrielle Allyse Reece. She is an actress and producer, known for Air Bud: Spikes Back (2003), Gattaca (1997), and Riding Giants (2004). She has been married to Laird John Hamilton since November 30, 1997. They have two children, a boy and ...

13. Aja Frary

Stunts | The Dark Knight Rises

Aja was born in Seattle, Washington. Her athletic ability was evident from a young age. By elementary school she was racing and beating all the boys on the playground. Born to Soun Frary, a ballerina dancer and her father, Lee Leavy, California State High School Wrestling Champion; Aja's athletic ...

14. Giancarlo Esposito

Actor | Breaking Bad

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian carpenter/stagehand father from Naples and an opera-singing African-American mother from Alabama. His parents, working in Europe at the time of his birth, settled in Manhattan by the time he was six, and that's ...

15. Vin Diesel

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California, along with his fraternal twin brother, Paul Vincent. He was raised by his astrologer/psychologist mother, Delora Sherleen (Sinclair), and adoptive father, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theater manager, in an artists' ...

16. Laura Izibor

Actress | One Tree Hill

Laura Izibor was born on May 13, 1987 in Dublin, Ireland.

17. Daniel Sunjata

Actor | One for the Money

Daniel Sunjata (born Daniel Sunjata Condon on December 30, 1971) is an American actor who performs in film, television and theater. He is best known for his role as "Franco Rivera" in the FX television series, Rescue Me (2004). Sunjata also starred as "Paul Briggs" in USA Network's series, Graceland...

18. Naima Mora

Actress | Veronica Mars

Naima Mora was born on March 1, 1984 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is an actress, known for Veronica Mars (2004), America's Next Top Model (2003) and 106 & Park Top 10 Live (2000).

19. Ruth Negga

Actress | Loving

Ruth Negga was born on January 7, 1982 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is an actress, known for Loving (2016), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and World War Z (2013).

20. 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 ...

21. Soledad O'Brien

Actress | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Soledad O'Brien is the anchor for CNN morning show Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien and special correspondent for CNN/U.S. Since joining the network in 2003, O'Brien has reported breaking news from around the globe and has produced award-winning, record-breaking and critically acclaimed ...

22. Nicole Lyn

Actress | The Feast of All Saints

Nicole Lyn was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada to parents Cheryl Gabay and Peter Lyn. Her love for the arts began at 3-years-old, when she started taking dance classes in her hometown. She loved performing so much, she was soon modeling and appearing in Canadian and U.S. national commercials, ...

23. Pete Wentz

Soundtrack | Big Hero 6

Pete Wentz, the bassist and primary lyricist for the Chicago-based band Fall Out Boy, was born Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III in Wilmette, Illinois. He is the son of Dale (Lewis), a high school admissions counselor, and Pete Wentz, an attorney. His grandfather, Arthur Winston Lewis, served as U.S. ...

24. Rachel Smith

Producer | Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

Rachel Smith is a producer and actress, known for Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005), Z Rock (2008) and Zeke and Luther (2009).

25. Slash

Soundtrack | Terminator Salvation

Saul Hudson, mainly known as Slash, was born on July 23, 1965, and was raised in Stoke-on-Trent. Both his parents worked in the entertainment business, his mother being a clothing designer (she did some of David Bowie's costumes) and his father being an art director for a record company. When Slash...

26. Jessica Parker Kennedy

Actress | In Time

Jessica Parker Kennedy is a Canadian actress of film and television. Born in Calgary, Alberta her first string of screen work began with the television film, Santa Baby (2006), as Lucy the Elf, a role she reprises in the television film sequel, Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (2009). With a ...

27. Vanessa Morgan

Actress | The Latest Buzz

Vanessa Morgan was born on March 23, 1992 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is known for her work on The Latest Buzz (2007), My Babysitter's a Vampire (2010) and Finding Carter (2014).

28. Naya Rivera

Actress | Glee

Naya Rivera was born on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California, USA as Naya Marie Rivera. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), The Royal Family (1991) and The Master of Disguise (2002). She has been married to Ryan Dorsey since July 19, 2014. They have one child.

29. 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 ...

30. Jasika Nicole

Actress | Fringe

Jasika Nicole was born in Alabama, USA as Jasika Nicole Pruitt. She is known for her work on Fringe (2008), She's Out of My League (2010) and Scandal (2012). She has been married to Claire Savage since October 5, 2013.

31. Nathalie Emmanuel

Actress | Furious Seven

Nathalie Emmanuel is an English actress, known for her role as Missandei on the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011) and Ramsey in Furious 7 (2015).

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 ...

32. Zoe Saldana

Actress | Avatar

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 ...

33. 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).

34. 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), ...

35. Jessica Lucas

Actress | Cloverfield

Jessica Lucas (born September 24th, 1985) is a Canadian actress and singer. She is known for her roles in television, such as Edgemont, Melrose Place (1992) and Cult, and in the films The Covenant (2006), Cloverfield (2008) and 2013's Evil Dead (2013). She also starred in the music video for ...

36. 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 ...

37. Lenora Crichlow

Actress | Fast Girls

Lenora Crichlow was born on January 4, 1985 in Westminster, London, England as Lenora Isabella Crichlow. She is an actress, known for Fast Girls (2012), Sugar Rush (2005) and Being Human (2008).

38. Tristin Mays

Actress | MacGyver

Growing up in New York City, Tristin was with the Ford Modeling Agency where she quickly became one of the top child models in the country. She would later land several national commercials such as Kraft Cheese, Play Skool Kool- Aid, Sunkist, ROSS, McDonald's and Hershey's. Tristin was also in ...

39. Jessica Clark

Actress | True Blood

Jessica Clark was born in 1985 in London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for True Blood (2008), Pocket Listing (2015) and A Perfect Ending (2012). She was previously married to Lacey Stone.

40. Layla Rumi

Actress | Under the Silver Lake

Layla Rumi was born on January 26, 1984 in London, England. She is an actress and director, known for Under the Silver Lake (2018). She was previously married to Steve Covino.

41. Carmen Chaplin

Actress | All About the Benjamins

Carmen Chaplin was born on July 27, 1977 in London, England. She is an actress and director, known for All About the Benjamins (2002), Sabrina (1995) and The Innovators (2014).

42. Dolores Chaplin

Actress | La patinoire

Dolores Chaplin is an actress and production manager, known for The Ice Rink (1998), The Counterfeiters (2007) and Until the End of the World (1991).

43. Dina Eastwood

Actress | True Crime

Dina Ruiz was born in 1965. She graduated from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California, anchored Newsline for Ohlone College Television, then majored in Radio/TV at San Francisco State University, graduating in 1988. Two years later, she was hired as a reporter and eventually a news ...

44. Dwayne Johnson

Actor | Moana

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his ...

45. Michelle Gomez

Actress | Green Wing

Michelle Gomez was born on November 23, 1966 in Glasgow, Scotland. She is known for her work on Green Wing (2004), Doctor Who (2005) and The Book Group (2002). She has been married to Jack Davenport since May 1, 2000. They have one child.

46. Nicole Richie

Actress | Kids in America

The outspoken, wise-cracking comedic socialite and star of The Simple Life (2003), Nicole Camille Escovedo was born in Berkeley, California on September 21, 1981. She is the adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie and his then-wife, Brenda Harvey, and socialite Paris Hilton's former best friend. ...

47. Jennifer Beals

Actress | Flashdance

Jennifer Beals was born in December 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the city. With a life-long desire for acting, Beals first appeared in small high school plays and even got an uncredited bit part in My Bodyguard (1980) in 1980. After graduation, she enrolled in college at Yale University...

48. Mariah Carey

Actress | Precious

Mariah was born in Huntington, New York. She is the daughter of Patricia Carey (born: Patricia Hickey), an opera singer and vocal coach, and Alfred Roy Carey, an engineer. Her mother is of Irish descent, and her father was of African & Venezuelan descent. Mariah attended Greenlawn's Harborfields ...

49. Sherri Saum

Actress | In Treatment

Sherri Saum was born on October 1, 1974 in Dayton, Ohio, USA as Sherri M. Saum. She is an actress and producer, known for In Treatment (2008), The Fosters (2013) and How to Get Away with Murder (2014).

50. Leila Arcieri

Actress | xXx

Leila Arcieri was born on December 18, 1973 in San Francisco, California, USA as Leila Carmelita Arcieri. She is an actress, known for xXx (2002), Daddy Day Care (2003) and Buffalo Bushido (2009).

51. 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...

52. Leona Lewis

Soundtrack | Avatar

Leona Lewis was born on April 3, 1985 in Islington, London, England as Leona Louise Lewis.

53. Zoë Kravitz

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Zoe Isabella Kravitz, the daughter of singer/actor Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, was born on December 1, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. She is of half African-American (from her father's mother and her mother's father) and half Ashkenazi Jewish (from her father's father and her mother's ...

54. Joan Smalls

Actress | Set It Up

Joan Smalls is a fashion supermodel best known for her work Givenchy, Estée Lauder and as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model. She appeared in five Victoria's Secret Fashion shows from 2011 through 2015. She has been a face Estee Lauder since 2011, and was the first Latina to represent Estée Lauder...

55. Savannah Jayde

Actress | Big Time Rush

A native of Dallas, Texas, Savannah began as a child model, appearing in national print campaigns and commercials, followed by her first feature film credit at age 10 alongside Lou Diamond. She has continued to add diverse television and film projects, including a 4 year recurring role on ...

56. 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. ...

57. Boris Kodjoe

Actor | Resident Evil: Retribution

Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe, better known as Boris Kodjoe, is a German actor known for his roles as Jason in the 2000 film Love & Basketball (2000), and the sports-courier agent Damon Carter on the Showtime drama series Soul Food (2000).

Kodjoe was born in Vienna, Austria, the ...

58. Cassie Ventura

Actress | Step Up 2: The Streets

Cassie Ventura was born on August 26, 1986 in New London, Connecticut, USA as Casandra Elizabeth Ventura. She is an actress, known for Step Up 2: The Streets (2008), Fish Tank (2009) and Grand Theft Auto V (2013).

59. 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 ...

60. Jordin Sparks

Soundtrack | Sparkle

Jordin Sparks was born on December 22, 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Jordin Brianna Sparks. She has been married to Dana Isaiah since July 16, 2017.

61. Megalyn Echikunwoke

Actress | House of Lies

Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke was born May 28, 1983 in Spokane, Washington. Her father was Nigerian and her mother is of English and Scots-Irish descent. Her last name, "Echikunwoke", means "leader of men" and Megalyn is the granddaughter of a Nigerian tribal leader of the Igbo, which technically makes ...

62. Sheree Fletcher

Actress | Our Journey

Sheree Fletcher was born on November 16, 1967 in New York, USA as Sheree Elizabeth Zampino. She is an actress and producer, known for Our Journey (2001), When the Time Comes (2000) and Oh Drama! (2001).

63. Mark Rhino Smith

Stunts | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Mark was born in London however he has a hugely colorful heritage - Jamaican, Cherokee Indian, Ghanian, White and Chinese. This mix along with his Green eyes has given him a very distinctive look. Mark first catapulted onto our screens as Rhino in the massive ITV series, GLADIATORS where he reigned...

64. Sophina Brown

Actress | Because I Said So

Sophina Brown was born on September 18, 1976 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA. She is known for her work on Because I Said So (2007), Shark (2006) and Numb3rs (2005). She has been married to Henry Simmons since May 2010.

65. Cynda Williams

Actress | One False Move

Cynda Williams was born on May 17, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Cynthia Williams. She is an actress, known for One False Move (1992), Mo' Better Blues (1990) and Tales of the City (1993). She has been married to Roderick Plummer since 2001. They have one child. She was previously married to ...

66. Andy Allo

Actress | Pitch Perfect 3

Andy Allo is an actress, known for Pitch Perfect 3 (2017), Hacked (2016) and The Hero (2017).

67. Christie Laing

Actress | Tucker and Dale vs Evil

Christie Laing was born April 10th, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In love with performing, Christie was trained in both dance and piano at the age of three and began acting at the age of seven. Juggling both school, acting and dancing throughout her youth, Christie landed roles on popular...

68. Melissa De Sousa

Actress | Miss Congeniality

Melissa De Sousa was born in New York City and raised in Brooklyn and Queens. Both of her parents are from Colon, Panama. Melissa started dancing at a young age and was accepted into the renowned High School of Performing Arts in NYC where she was as a ballet major. Dancers were also required to ...

69. Alesha Dixon

Soundtrack | Catwoman

Alesha Dixon was born on October 7, 1978 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England as Alesha Anjanette Dixon. She was previously married to MC Harvey.

70. Lais Ribeiro

Actress | New Girl

Laís Riberio is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret lingerie model. She has been modeling for Victoria's Secret since 2010 appearing in five Victoria's Secrets Fashion Shows from 2010 to 2015,. Riberio became a Victoria's Secret Angel in April 2015. Riberio has worked with some of the ...

71. Lesley-Ann Brandt

Actress | Gotham

South African export Lesley-Ann Brandt stars as the Vertigo/DC comic book character Mazikeen, on Fox's hit series "Lucifer."

Born and raised in Cape Town South Africa, Brandt immigrated with her family to Auckland, New Zealand in her late teens. Discovered by local casting directors, Brandt took on ...

72. Jeanene Fox

Actress | Big Momma's House 2

Jeanene Fox grew up on a small island in the Bahamas. Her mother, Diane Gerace, was a Canadian Olympic High Jumper and her father, Ulrich Fox, was the first entrepreneur to manufacture ice in the Bahamas.

Jeanene began her modeling career at the age of 15, when a German photographer discovered her ...

73. Daya Vaidya

Actress | Bosch

Daya was raised in Oakland, California by her East Indian father and Latin/Italian mother. Because of her diverse background and skill with accents, comedy and language, Daya can play a range of characters. Whether it be a tough nuyorican detective from Queens, a funny and fiery Colombian ...

74. Maya Dunbar

Actress | Banshee

Maya Dunbar started her career in front of the camera, appearing on such hit shows as, Southland, Banshee, Harry's Law and The Mentalist. She has since transitioned into writing, in addition to producing alongside her partner and husband, actor Rockmond Dunbar; under their MyRock Entertainment ...

75. Zawe Ashton

Actress | Blitz

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 ...

76. 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...

77. Barbara Mamabolo

Actress | Stranger

Barbara Mamabolo was born in 1986 in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Stranger (2016), Suck (2009) and Strange Days at Blake Holsey High (2002).

78. Cymphonique Miller

Actress | Phineas and Ferb

Cymphonique Miller, is an actress, singer, dancer and writer. This Los Angeles native, is one of Hollywood's biggest teen phenomena and the star of the hit TV show How To Rock. Cymphonique has made a name for herself and built a diverse R&B, Pop and Hip Hop fan base through the Internet before ...

79. Elarica Johnson

Actress | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Elarica Johnson was born on August 21, 1989 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and My Brother the Devil (2012).

80. Tessa Thompson

Actress | Creed

Tessa Thompson was born on October 3, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tessa Lynn Thompson. She is an actress, known for Creed (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Dear White People (2014).

81. Jesse Williams

Actor | The Cabin in the Woods

Jesse Wesley Williams born August 5, 1981 is an American actor, model, and activist, best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey's Anatomy. He also appears in the hit 2013 film Lee Daniels' The Butler as real life civil rights leader Rev. James Lawson. Previous ...

82. Zendaya

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Zendaya, which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona, was born in Oakland, California. She now lives in Los Angeles, California with her family and her dog, named "Midnight". She was a part of the California Shakespearian Theatre, where her mom worked as a House Manager. She would help ...

83. Samantha Logan

Actress | 13 Reasons Why

Born in Boston, Samantha Jade moved to New York City at the age of ten. A triple-threat, Samantha immediately began getting cast in national commercials, live vocal & dance performances and theatre. Her television credits include roles on Gossip Girl and Law & Order: SVU, and Samantha made her ...

84. Madison Pettis

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Audiences still remember Madison as the curly haired ballerina daughter of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in her first film, Disney's box office smash, "The Game Plan". Now 19 years old, Madison has grown up in front of America's eyes, while building an extensive list of credits & a social media ...

85. Kelly McCreary

Actress | Castle

Kelly McCreary is an actress and producer, known for Castle (2009), Grey's Anatomy (2005) and Life (2015).

86. 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 ...

87. Judith Shekoni

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Judith Shekoni was brought up in Manchester, England. Relocating to London at 18 she modelled around the world before gaining her break into acting via the popular BBC TV show Casualty.

Working in the UK including Eastenders (BBC) and gritty Hallmark drama The Hidden City, Judiths' acting career ...

88. Sade

Soundtrack | True Lies

Sade was born on January 16, 1959 in Ibadan, Nigeria as Helen Folasade Adu. She was previously married to Carlos Scola.