Women who deserve more work / better roles

I'm so bored with Hollywood's obsession with white people when there is so much underrated talent left unexplored.

This list is in no particular order as in by no means complete.

Please, please, please stop suggesting more white chicks, OK/ They're all over the place. If you want a list of white chicks just look at the imdb top 100. You'll find less than 4% of anything but white people. I'm bored bored bored with Hollywood's obsession with white people. And take a look at my picture before you try playing the race card on that one.
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Archie Panjabi
Actress, The Good Wife
Archie made her film debut in the British hit East Is East. Since then, she has continued to work on international blockbuster films, from Bend It Like Beckham and The Constant Gardener to critically acclaimed films like A Mighty Heart (starring opposite Angelina Jolie) and Yasmin (written by Simon Beaufoy)...
 
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Reshma Shetty
Actress, Royal Pains
Shetty is a graduate of the famed Opera department at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Immediately following graduation, she nabbed the lead role of Priya in A.R. Rahman's / Andrew Lloyd Webber's First National tour of "Bombay Dreams". Shetty opened to rave reviews in her Off-Broadway debut at The New Group...
 
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Monica Raymund
Actress, Chicago Fire
Monica Raymund stars as Gabriela Dawson in NBC's drama "Chicago Fire." A graduate of The Juilliard School, she is the recipient of the John Houseman Award for her commitment and dedication. Immediately following her graduation, she went on to star opposite Tim Roth for three seasons in "Lie to Me." During this time...
 
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Jessica Alba
Actress, Sin City
Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican, and distant Sephardic Jewish...
 
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Cat Fobi
Born in West Africa and raised in a small town in Eastern Oregon, Catherine Fobi moved to Maine where she attended Bates College. While in school, Cat had the opportunity to broaden her repertoire by studying abroad in Cameroon and France, where she realized her passion for the arts. Upon graduating with honors, she moved to New York and began studying acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory...
 
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Jennifer Hudson
Actress, 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 can actually be a boon to your career and not necessarily the end of a childhood dream...
 
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Lucy Liu
Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. Once relegated to "ethnic" parts...
 
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Michelle Yeoh
Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, she moved to London...
 
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Alana De La Garza
Actress, Law & Order
Alana De La Garza was born in Columbus, Ohio and later relocated to Texas, ultimately attending the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). After college, she moved to Orlando, Florida, landing roles in a number of independent films as well as commercials. Her work took her to New York, where she studied extensively under renowned acting instructor JoAnna Beckson...
 
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Rosario Dawson
Actress, Sin City
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, which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy, urban filming that dates back to 1995 when she was only sixteen...
 
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Caterina Murino
Actress, Casino Royale
Caterina Murino was born on September 15, 1977, in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. In 1996 she reached the fourth place in the Miss Italy contest. Then she moved to Milan where she began working as a model in commercials for Mastercard, Swatch, Mercedes Benz, and Nescafe among other gigs. From 1999-2000 she studied acting at the Scuola di Cinema e Teatro di Francesca de Sapio in Italy...
 
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Sofia Milos
Actress, CSI: Miami
Sofia Milos has over 230hrs of television on the air, as well as on film. co-starred opposite David Caruso on the international hit show CSI: Miami as well loved detective Yelina Salas, from season 1 to season 8 (2003-2010). Co-starred as Homeland Security Agent Bianca La Garda, in the action packed international TV drama The Border (2007-2010)...
 
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Meta Golding
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 attend Cornell University where she earned degrees in Theatre Arts and International Relations...
 
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Natalie Martinez
Actress, End of Watch
Natalie Martinez began modeling at the age of 15, years before she considered giving acting a try. The Miami-born beauty's career blossomed with a simple suggestion from her mother. During her senior year at St. Brendan High School in 2002, her mother saw an ad for J.Lo's new clothing line. After beating over 5,000 other girls for the gig, Natalie packed up and moved to Los Angeles.
 
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Vanessa Williams
Actress, Eraser
Vanessa Lynn Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today. She has conquered the musical charts, Broadway, music videos, television and motion pictures. She has sold millions of albums worldwide and she has achieved critical acclaim as an actress on stage, in film and on television...
 
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Dilshad Vadsaria
Actress, Greek
Dilshad Vadsaria was born in Karachi, Pakistan, of Portuguese and Indian descent. She moved with her family to the US at the age of six and spent her childhood in various parts of the country, including Chicago, Richmond (Virginia) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She eventually moved to New York to study acting...
 
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Vivica A. Fox
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 School in Indianapolis...
 
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Maggie Q
Actress, Nikita
Margaret Denise Quigley was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a father of Polish and Irish descent (originally based in New York) and a Vietnamese mother. Her parents met during the Vietnam War. Maggie has two older half-siblings from her mother's previous marriage, and two older sisters. The family moved to Hawaii and settled in Mililani...
 
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Tonantzin Carmelo
Actress, Into the West
Carmelo began her career as a native dancer and musician, recording 3 CDs with Canyon Records. She honed her acting craft in a myriad of professional theater productions, and is a member of the LA based professional theater company Native Voices, most recently as Lisa Yellowtree in the world premiere production of Carbon Black...
 
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Q'orianka Kilcher
Actress, The New World
At fourteen years old, Q'orianka Kilcher emerged into the front ranks of young actresses with her portrayal of Pocahontas opposite Colin Farrell and Christian Bale in Terrence Malick's 'The New World', an epic about the encounter between English and North American societies in the early 1600s. Her performance...
 
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Tinsel Korey
Canadian-born (Ojibwe) actress/singer-songwriter Tinsel Korey is best known for her role as "Emily" in The Twilight Saga. You can watch Tinsel on the new APTN music show Nagamowin Also look out for her new comedy movie Fishing Naked, action-thriller Black Box released by Lionsgate and guest starring on episode 210 of Season 2 on SYFY's ZNation...
 
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Tia Carrere
Actress, True Lies
Tia Carrere was born Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo on January 2, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii. While attending Sacred Hearts Academy, Tia was discovered in a Waikiki grocery store and landed the female lead in the indie movie Aloha Summer. Although her passion has always been singing (grandmother Rae took Tia to her first singing lesson at age ten)...
 
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Azur-De
Actress, Cartel
 
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Priyanka Chopra
Actress, Barfi!
Priyanka Chopra was born 18th July 1982 to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra. She had a very varied upbringing. She started her education at La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student; a short stay at Maria Goretti College in Bareilly prepared her for further studies in the USA...
 
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Kat Graham
Kat Graham is a music artist, actress and producer, best known for her starring role in the hit TV show "The Vampire Diaries." Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Kat speaks four languages - English, Spanish, French and Hebrew - and is the daughter of a Liberian father and a Russian Jewish mother. At the age of 6...
 
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Vanessa Alfaro
Vanessa Alfaro was born and raised in Cochabamba, Bolivia. At the tender age of 17, she began an extensive career in modeling. Gracing the covers of varies magazines and newspapers; also, participating on several fashion runways and competing in numerous beauty pageants. Her achievements included her...
 
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Sanaa Lathan
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 to the life of entertainment and stars at a very early age...
 
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Natalie Mendoza
Actress, The Descent
Natalie Jackson Mendoza was born in Hong Kong of a Filipina/Spanish Jazz musician father and German/English mother. She had a bohemian upbringing with her six artist siblings living all over the world in Asia, Australia, England and NYC. She was raised as a child in Hong Kong and Australia. She studied Classical Acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School UK and Playhouse West LA...
 
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Karina Luna
Mexican-American talent, Karina Luna, is creating a buzz in her native LA. Having a background in acting, with strengths in improvisation and sketch comedy, she has garnered attention from top casting, management and producers in the Hollywood circuit. Her skills include stand-up comedy, singing, dancing and performance art...
 
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Chika Kanamoto
Actress, Old Dogs
Chika Kanamoto is an actress, from Osaka Japan. Chika started her career as a dancer, worked in major productions. Her exceptional dance talent lead to her getting noticed by major producers, who then asked her to be in their films, and led to the development of her acting career. Chika was cast as the Japanese Flight Attendant for the Disney motion picture...
 
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Lai Peng Chan
Actress, Sea Patrol
Actress, model and voice-over artist Lai Peng Chan has acquired a remarkable list of credits spanning almost three decades both locally and internationally. She has appeared in numerous TV commercials, feature films, television series, short films, stage productions, and promotional videos and has modeled in photographic campaigns and on the catwalk...
 
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Aadila Dosani
Aadila is an actor from Calgary, Alberta. She has been performing since she was in diapers - whether it be putting shows on for her grandparents or using the stair rail as a mic and pretending she was one of the Spice Girls. Aadila grew up playing sports and played on the St. Michael's College Men's Rugby Team at the University of Toronto (Toronto...
 
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Doris Morgado
Actress, 2 Guns
Cuban-American actress Doris Morgado was raised in Miami, FL. Her diverse look has helped her land, not only Latina, but also Native American, Middle Eastern and East Indian roles on feature films and TV. She is fluent in Spanish and English. Growing up as the middle child, Doris entertained herself by pulling pranks on her siblings...
 
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Ayisha Issa
Actress, Warm Bodies
Ayisha Issa is a bilingual actress born and raised in Montreal Canada. Known mostly for playing the villain in "Brick Mansions" and "unite 9", her career began after being cast as a priestess in Tarsem Singhs' "Immortals". In addition to her work as an actress, Ayisha started a collection of handmade jewelry...