Black Actresses

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1. Bérénice Achille

Actress | On the 7th Date

Bérénice Achille was born as Jeanne D'arc Bérénice Achille. She is an actress and assistant director, known for On the 7th Date (2016), Dark Roast (2017) and The Murder Pact (2015).

2. 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."

3. Erica Ash

Actress | Scary Movie 5

Erica Ash was born on September 19, 1977 in Florida, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Scary Movie 5 (2013), Survivor's Remorse (2014) and Miss Me This Christmas (2017).

4. Catherine Lough Haggquist

Actress | Elysium

Catherine Lough Haggquist is an actress, known for Elysium (2013), Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) and Fifty Shades Freed (2018).

5. Latonya Williams

Actress | Travelers

Latonya Williams is an actress, known for Travelers (2016), Supergirl (2015) and Zoo (2015).

6. Naika Toussaint

Actress | Deadpool

Naika Toussaint is an actress from Surrey, British Columbia. Her spark for acting began when she saw her first feature film at the age of 9. Soon after, Naika was determined to break into the acting industry. She would put on shows for her family and friends until her mother finally put in her ...

7. Melody Nosipho Niemann

Actress | Sonic the Hedgehog

Melody Nosipho Niemann is an actress, known for Sonic the Hedgehog (2019) and A Gingerbread Romance (2018).

8. Heather-Claire Nortey

Actress | Abducted: The Carlina White Story

HEATHER-CLAIRE NORTEY is known for her role as Joy White in "Abducted: The Carlina White Story" (Lifetime Network), her GUEST STARRING role in "The Haunting Hour: Stage Fright" (The Hub Network), as well as a SUPPORTING role in "The Pregnancy Project" (Lifetime Network).

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9. 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 ...

10. Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Actress | Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

Classy, graceful, & intelligent, Salli Elise Richardson was born November 23, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois. Salli's acting career was first nurtured in the theater and, ever since, she has been on a non-stop journey to success. Her first feature performance was in 1991 as "Denise" in Up Against the ...

11. Kimberly Scott

Actress | The Abyss

Kimberly Scott was born on December 11, 1961 in Kingsville, Texas, USA as Kimberly Aileen Scott. She is an actress, known for The Abyss (1989), Flatliners (1990) and Falling Down (1993).

12. Tina Lifford

Actress | Blood Work

Tina Lifford emerged as an actress in 1994 as series lead in the critically acclaimed FOX comedy-drama South Central. In a career of more than twenty-five years, notable credits include Grand Canyon (1991), Mandela and De Klerk (1997), Blood Work (2002), Hostage (2005), Parenthood (2011-2015) and ...

13. Charmin Lee

Actress | The 5th Wave

Charmin Lee is an actress and producer, known for The 5th Wave (2016), Parenthood (1989) and Port Charles (1997).

14. Genelle Williams

Actress | Orphan

Genelle Williams was born on February 18, 1984 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Orphan (2009), It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006) and The Incredible Hulk (2008).

15. Jerrika Hinton

Actress | The Roommate

Jerrika Hinton was born on September 28, 1981 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Jerrika Delayne Hinton. She is an actress and producer, known for The Roommate (2011), The Strangely Normal (2012) and Grey's Anatomy (2005).

16. Adaya Ariana

Actress | The Truth About Christmas

Adaya Ariana is an actress, known for The Truth About Christmas (2018), My Worst Nightmare (2019) and A Majestic Christmas (2018).

17. Storm Reid

Actress | A Wrinkle in Time

Storm Reid has known she wanted to be an actress since she was just three years old. She landed her first feature film role opposite Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender in the Academy Award winning film " Twelve Years a Slave" (2013) directed by Steve McQueen for Fox ...

18. Maya Rudolph

Actress | Bridesmaids

Maya Rudolph was born on July 27, 1972 in Gainesville, Florida, to Richard 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...

19. Kali Hawk

Actress | Fifty Shades of Black

Kali Hawk was a child prodigy, beginning high school at the age of 12, and gaining acceptance to prestigious New York arts university SUNY Purchase before she was 16 years old. While in a play on campus, she was introduced to a friend's agent and began doing commercials and plays in Manhattan's ...

20. Tyler Clark

Actress | The Heat

Boston native Tyler Capri Clark is of mixed ethnic origin; Black American and West Indian/Caribbean descent. She is a trained dancer who received her training at an young age from Boston Ballet and Boston Youth Moves Dance Company. She furthered her training by attending the University of ...

21. 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 ...

22. Joan Pringle

Actress | Original Sin

Joan Pringle was born on June 2, 1945 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Original Sin (2001), The White Shadow (1978) and JAG (1995). She is married to Vernon L. Bolling. She was previously married to Teddy Wilson.

23. Tonya Williams

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Tonya Williams is an award-winning actress and advocate with British, Canadian and American citizenship. Born in London, England she is an only child of Justice G. Williams Q.C (deceased) and Korah Williams a retired Registered Nurse and Midwife who are both Jamaican. When she was almost one her ...

24. Sheila Wills

Actress | Battlestar Galactica

Sheila Wills is an actress, known for Battlestar Galactica (1978), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979).

25. Randy Brooks

Actor | Reservoir Dogs

Randy Brooks was born on January 30, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA as Frederick Randolph Brooks. He is an actor and writer, known for Reservoir Dogs (1992), Colors (1988) and Assassination (1987).

26. Debbi Morgan

Actress | The Hurricane

Debbi Morgan was born September 20, 1956 in Dunn, North Carolina, to Lora and George Morgan, Jr., she moved to New York City when she was three months old. Her most memorable role was on the television series All My Children (1970). She played Angie Baxter. Her performance in the series earned her ...

27. Roquel La Fayette

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Dynamic and energetic may best describe Roquel La Fayette; especially in light of her many activities. In addition to being a professional actress, writer, director, and producer, she is also a playwright known for her hit theater production titled "The Battle". The topics in the play cover ...

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. Caitlin Stryker

Actress | Land of Smiles

Caitlin Stryker grew up a railroad brat, never living in any city for longer than 2 years as her father's railroading career kept the family on the move. With her gypsy spirit firmly in place, she splits time between the three cities she calls home: NYC, LA, and Vancouver, BC. She started her ...

30. Jannen Karr

Actress | The X Files

Jannen Karr is an actress, known for The X-Files (1993), Supernatural (2005) and Rogue (2013).

31. Joy Bryant

Actress | Bobby

Joy Bryant was born in a modest home in The Bronx, New York and as a young woman, was enrolled in an inner-city outreach organization called "A Better Chance," designed to encourage minority talent. Joy was also blessed with brains as well beauty and remained an excellent student throughout her ...

32. Yolonda Ross

Actress | The Chi

Yolonda Ross was born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Chi (2018), The Get Down (2016) and Whitney (2015).

33. Vernee Watson

Actress | The Kid

Vernee Watson was born on January 14, 1954 in North Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Vernee Christell Watson. She is an actress, known for The Kid (2000), Christmas with the Kranks (2004) and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993). She was previously married to Van Johnson and Joe Duckett.

34. Viola Davis

Actress | Fences

Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm, at the then-Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan Davis, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice (Logan), ...

35. Ito Aghayere

Actress | Carol's Second Act

Ito Aghayere is a Nigerian, Canadian, American born in Alberta, Canada. She is an actress, known for Carol's Second Act (2019), Logan Lucky (2017), Blacklist (2017), and Elementary (2016). She graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and received her Master of ...

36. Kimberly Hebert Gregory

Actress | Red Hook Summer

Kimberly Hebert Gregory was born in Houston, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for Red Hook Summer (2012), Two and a Half Men (2003) and Better Call Saul (2015). She is married to Gregory. They have one child.

37. Selah Austria

Actress | Legacies

Selah Austria is an actress, known for Legacies (2018) and Cobra Kai (2018).

38. Erinn Westbrook

Actress | Insatiable

Erinn Westbrook was born as Erinn Veronica Westbrook. She is an actress, known for Insatiable (2018), Glee (2009) and Awkward. (2011).

39. Lauren Ridloff

Actress | Legacies

Lauren Ridloff is an American actress and former teacher. She is known as a former Miss Deaf America (2000 - 2002), as Lauren Teruel. She's also known for her 2018 Tony-nominated Broadway performance as Sarah Norman in Children of a Lesser God, and as Connie in the AMC Television series The Walking...

40. Sherri Daye Scott

Actress | Legacies

Writer and producer Sherri Daye Scott has done a bit of it all when it comes to content: produced award-winning shorts, including Brooklyn Reel Sisters Festival fan-favorite, "Wanna-Be"; conceived, produced and directed mini-docs on urban culture and tech; co-founded Durham, NC's Colored Pictures ...

41. Tinashe Kajese

Actress | Cold Case

Originally from Zimbabwe, Tinashe lived in the United Kingdom and Kenya before moving to the States for college. Attended the University of Illinois where she studied under Tony Award-Winning director Daniel Sullivan. Moved to New York City where she did a Broadway and several Off-Broadway ...

42. Angela Sargeant

Actress | Freedom Writers

Angela Sargeant is an actress, known for Freedom Writers (2007), The Shield (2002) and The Newsroom (2012).

43. Julia Pace Mitchell

Actress | Faster

BFA Howard University - and Masters of Fine Arts from The National Theatre Conservatory. She has studied classical theater at Oxford University and the University of California, The Groundlings. Miss. Mitchell has performed at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, ...

44. Faune Chambers Watkins

Actress | Epic Movie

Faune Chambers Watkins was born on September 23, 1976 in Florida, USA as Faune Alecia Chambers. She is known for her work on Epic Movie (2007), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and White Chicks (2004). She has been married to Fonzworth Bentley since July 10, 2010. They have one child.

45. Britne Oldford

Actress | Hunters

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Britne Oldford moved to New York City at the tender age of 18 to pursue her acting career. She is best known for the role of Cadie in Skins (2011) Alma Walker in American Horror Story: Asylum (2012) Peek-a-boo in The Flash (2014) Reagan in Hunters (2016) and Noa in ...

46. Sonya Eddy

Actress | Those Who Can't

Sonya Eddy, a native of Concord, California, graduated from UC Davis. During her intense studies she began her acting career in the West Coast premiere of "Zora, Is My Name!" (written by the award-winning actress Ruby Dee). Sonya performed several roles in "Zora" including Big Sweet - a bawdy blues...

47. Vinessa Antoine

Actress | Haven

Vinessa Antoine was born on July 21, 1983 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Vinessa Lynn Antoine. She is an actress, known for Haven (2010), Being Erica (2009) and General Hospital (1963).

48. 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.



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