Sexiest Dark-skinned Women Addendum [no hierarchy intended]

by james larkin | created - 20 Oct 2012 | updated - 27 Sep 2013 | Public

Preface edited on 5/27/13: This is a supplement to user *cleverthug*'s list "Sexiest Dark-skinned Women" in entertainment. I was unable to comment on his post because I don't have a Fayceb00k account. No particular order or ranking. I don't discriminate but I have an affinity for dark-complected women. More names to come. Not included on the list are musicians Patra, Lil Mo', WNBA forward Rushia Brown, fashion designer Samata Angel. The list is small because I don't watch a lot of television these days, and darker (female) complexions are not often represented in media. @Rosa Thomas, [I appreciate your comment. The list may seem "bizarre" to you in this--uhhh--post-racial America. It doesn't seem very p.c. and it objectifies women. However, this list is more eye candy for those who are attracted to the phenotype than a social commentary. Hollywood makes films like Jungle Fever or Guess Who, but what about Black-on-Black jungle fever? You never see that because of our issues with esteem and many of our girls and boys would still fare poorly in a Clark doll experiment. I believe that a child's first exposure to racism is of an internal nature. Why do we still refer to one another loosely as n****s or hoes? Internal racism is the reason that women and men in places like Jamaica or Philippines bleach their skin and many Blacks treat their hair chemically. A person cannot help who they are attracted to, but we all lose when we make generalizations to bad mouth a brother or sister of any race or complexion [edited on 8/2/2013]. By the way, your coworkers are risking their children's health, of course, if the child is being exposed to an excessive amount of sunrays for the purpose of a darker skin tone]. Hint: This listing borrows from IMDb post "Blacktresses: From Gabourey Sidibe to Diahann Carroll" and I have also included lighter-complected women and non-actors in this list who exude beauty and class.

**This is a TWO-page list on here. Thanks to all for comments and suggested names.**

1. Phyllis Yvonne Stickney

Actress | New Jack City

Phyllis Yvonne Stickney is the second child born to Felix and Belle NOT the oldest. Phyllis Yvonne Stickney was one of the first comedians of color to perform at the Juste Pour Rire Comedy Festival in Montreal. Canada. She performed with the late John Candy as well as being introduced at the ...

New Jack City, more

2. Oluchi Onweagba

Actress | After the Sunset

Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret lingerie model and a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model. She appeared in six Victoria's Secret Fashion shows in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007. She appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue four times from 2005 ...

3. Retta

Actress | Parks and Recreation

Retta was born as Marietta Sangai Sirleaf. She is an actress, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), Fracture (2007) and To the Bone (2017).

4. Christine E. Dassi

Actor | Hungry for You Honey

Christine Eumerode Dassi was born and raised in Cameroon, Africa. After earning a Bachelors degree in Economics, she went to Germany where she earned her MBA at the "Technische Universität Berlin". Despite her educational achievement, she felt unfulfilled and moved to Hollywood to pursue her ...

5. Ledisi Young

Soundtrack | Selma

Ledisi Anibade Young born March 28,1972 is an American R&B and jazz recording artist, songwriter and actress. Ledisi is known and respected for her jazz influenced vocals and soulful sound. Ledisi, has released a number albums since the mid 1990s. She formed LeSun Records in 1995, receiving many ...

songstress

6. Deborah Roberts

Actress | The Wayne & Shuster Comedy Special

Deborah Roberts was born on September 20, 1960 in Perry, Georgia, USA as Deborah Ann Roberts. She is an actress, known for The Wayne & Shuster Comedy Special (1967), Nashville (2012) and 20/20 (1978). She has been married to Al Roker since September 16, 1995. They have two children.

journalist

7. LaTanya Richardson Jackson

Actress | U.S. Marshals

She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1971. While a student at Spelman (an all-female institution), she met Samuel L. Jackson, who was a student at Morehouse College (the all-male institution affiliated with Spelman), who would later become her husband. She and Jackson have one ...

8. Erika Alexander

Actress | Get Out

Erika Alexander was born on November 19, 1969 in Winslow, Arizona, USA as Erika Rose Alexander. She is an actress and writer, known for Get Out (2017), Deja Vu (2006) and Living Single (1993). She has been married to Tony Puryear since September 27, 1997.

Living Single, more

9. Janet Hubert

Actress | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Janet Louise Hubert was born in Chicago, IL. She is best known for playing the sassy, witty, outgoing, protective mom on the hit TV sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990).

Janet Hubert spent most of her childhood growing up in Momence, IL. That changed when she won a scholarship to Julliard ...

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, more

10. Alek Wek

Actress | The Four Feathers

Alek Wek is a fashion model best known for being one of the first mainstream dark-skinned African models to appear on fashion magazine covers and work both campaigns and fashion shows in mid 1990's. Wek appeared on the covers or been featured in many international fashion magazines including Elle, ...

international super model

11. Grace Jones

Actress | A View to a Kill

Grace Jones was born May 19, 1948 in Spanish Town, St Catherine - Jamaica, to Marjorie Jones (née Williams) and Reverend Robert W. Jones. Though she was born in Jamaica, Jones was raised in Syracuse, New York, where she later studied Spanish at Syracuse University. Halfway through college, she was ...

Mad Max, singer, more

12. 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 ...

Candyman, New Jack City, more

13. Lauryn Hill

Soundtrack | Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

Lauryn Hill, a native of South Orange, New Jersey, first came to attention with the multi-talented Fugees. Their first album, "Blunted On Reality", went virtually unnoticed by the public; their real breakthrough came with the sophomore album, "The Score", which featured "Killing Me Softly". That ...

rapper/singer

14. Marie Zoumanigui

Actress | I Love You... But I Lied

Marie Zoumanigui is a New York City-based actress and model originally from Conakry, Guinea. As a young child growing up in Guinea she was exposed to Bollywood films and enjoyed imitating her favorite African artist. It was when she moved to the U.S. that she found her passion for acting and has ...

15. Destiny Ekwueme

Actress | Fruitvale Station

Destiny Ekwueme is an actress and producer, known for Fruitvale Station (2013), The Fare (2017) and Beatnik.

16. Remy Ma

Actress | Queen of the South

Remy Ma was born on May 30, 1980 in South Bronx, The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Reminisce Smith. She has been married to Papoose since December 17, 2015.

rapper

17. Cicely Tyson

Actress | The Help

Cicely Tyson was born in Harlem, New York City, where she was raised by her devoutly religious parents, from the Caribbean island of Nevis. Her mother, Theodosia, was a domestic, and her father, William Tyson, was a carpenter and painter. She was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine and...

Touched By An Angel, more

18. Aïssa Maïga

Actress | Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont

Aïssa Maïga is a French actress. She was born in Dakar, Senegal, in 1975 to a Senegalese-Gambian mother and Malian father, an acclaimed journalist. She moved with her family to France when she was 4. She discovered her vocation as an actress in middle school, and won various professional roles ...

19. Yolanda Adams

Soundtrack | The Sum of All Fears

Yolanda Adams was born on August 27, 1961 in Houston, Texas, USA as Yolanda Yvette Adams. She was previously married to Timothy Crawford Jr. and Troy Mason.

gospel singer

20. Cherine Anderson

Actress | Dancehall Queen

Cherine Anderson was born on September 25, 1982 in Kingston, Jamaica. She is an actress, known for Dancehall Queen (1997) and One Love (2003).

reggae artist

21. Heather Simms

Actress | The Nanny Diaries

Heather Simms was born on February 25, 1970 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. She is an actress, known for The Nanny Diaries (2007), Broken Flowers (2005) and Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2009).

Head of State, more

22. Taral Hicks

Actress | A Bronx Tale

Taral Hicks (born on 21, September 1974 in Queens, New York) is an African American R&B singer and actress, sister of singer D'Atra Hicks.

She began her film career with a role alongside Robert De Niro in the 1993 film "A Bronx Tale." Her subsequent film roles were small, 1995's "Just Cause" with ...

Belly, Class Act, more

23. Anna Maria Horsford

Actress | Minority Report

Anna Maria Horsford was born and raised in Harlem, New York. Her parents immigrated to the United States from the island nation Antigua & Barbuda, in the West Indies (then a British colony), during the 1940s. Anna grew up not really feeling American but not West Indian either, just somewhere in ...

Friday, Amen, more

24. Jackie Joyner

Self | Marathon

Jacqueline "Jackie" Joyner-Kersee (born March 3, 1962) is an American retired track and field athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the women's heptathlon as well as in the women's long jump. She won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals, in those two events at ...

Olympic athlete

25. 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 ...

Blade, Chappelle Show, more

26. Sasha Morfaw

Actress | Black Panther

Sasha Morfaw is from North Carolina. Her family is originally from Cameroon, Africa. She attended Elon University for BFA in Musical Theater. She spent several summers performing in local and regional theater before deciding to move to Los Angeles. After moving to LA she started working in ...

27. Diana Theodore

Actress | Seinfeld

Diana Theodore was born on October 3, 1980 in Miami, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for Seinfeld (1989), A Very Brady Sequel (1996) and Roseanne (1988).

Seinfeld, more

28. Kimberly Elise

Actress | Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Kimberly Elise was born on April 17, 1967 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Kimberly Elise Trammel. She is an actress, known for Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), The Manchurian Candidate (2004) and John Q (2002). She was previously married to Maurice Oldham.

John Q., more

29. Sheryl Swoopes

Actress | Swoopes on Hoops

Sheryl Swoopes was born on March 25, 1971 in Brownfield, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for Swoopes on Hoops (1995), Martin (1992) and The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999). She was previously married to Eric Jackson.

WNBA basketball star athlete

30. Ellen Cleghorne

Actress | Armageddon

Ellen Cleghorne was born on November 29, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Armageddon (1998), Little Nicky (2000) and Coyote Ugly (2000).

Saturday Night Live, more

31. Debra Wilson

Actress | Over the Hedge

Debra Wilson was born on April 26, 1962 in South Ozone Park, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Debra Renee Wilson. She is an actress and writer, known for Over the Hedge (2006), Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008) and Scary Movie 4 (2006). She has been married to Cliff Skelton ...

MadTV, more

32. 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 MADtv (1995).

33. Rose Jackson

Actress | Dead Presidents

Rose Jackson is an actress, known for Dead Presidents (1995), The Crew (1995) and What's Love Got to Do with It (1993). She has been married to Michael G. Moye since 1996. They have one child.

Hangin' With The Homeboys, more

34. Yvette Nicole Brown

Actress | Community

Yvette Nicole Brown was born on August 12, 1971 in East Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She is an actress, known for Community (2009), Talking Dead (2011) and Drake & Josh (2004).

35. Edwina Findley Dickerson

Actress | Get Hard

Edwina Findley Dickerson made her prime-time debut as "Tosha Mitchell" on HBO's The Wire, followed by four seasons as "Davina Lambreaux" on HBO's drama series Treme, set in Post-Katrina New Orleans. Edwina received a 2017 Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance as "Melva Neddy" in ...

36. Angie Stone

Actress | The Hot Chick

Angie Stone was born on December 18, 1961 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA as Angela Laverne Brown. She is known for her work on The Hot Chick (2002), Ride Along (2014) and The Fighting Temptations (2003).

silky soul singer

37. Olunike Adeliyi

Actress | Chaos Walking

Olunike Adeliyi was born in Toronto, Ontario to Sunday Adeliyi, a Nigerian computer scientist and Roxiana Bell, a Jamaican nurse. Raised in both Jamaica and Canada, the well travelled actress ultimately earned a place at the highly coveted American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. After ...

38. Billie-Suliat Baker

Actress | CIS: Las Gidi

Billie Suliat Baker was born to Nigerian parents Adisa Mukyle Bashua and Yetunde Margaret Solanke in Lagos Nigeria. At age 13, she moved to the United Kingdom. After attending Barking and Dagenham College where she acquired a BTech in Performing Arts, She went on to graduate from Central School of ...

39. Des'ree

Soundtrack | Romeo + Juliet

Des'ree was born on November 30, 1968 in London, England as Desiree Weeks.

international r & b singer

40. Ronke

Actress | +1

Ronke is a college grad who studied psychology and minored in dance at Univ of Maryland. She is known for her achievements as a print model in the hair industry. Ronke films as an actress with a background in dance.

She is fluent in Yoruba (Nigeria) and English. She has worked on camera on several ...

41. Akosua Busia

Actress | The Color Purple

Akosua Busia was born on December 30, 1966 as Akosua Cyamama Busia. She is an actress, known for The Color Purple (1985), Tears of the Sun (2003) and Low Blow (1986). She was previously married to John Singleton.

Tears of the Sun, more

42. Serena Williams

Actress | Pixels

Serena Williams, is one of the top female tennis player in the world, has always maintained a level of interest. She earned her first grand slam singles title at the U.S. Open back in 1999, and made a string of four straight grand slam singles title wins - the 2002 French, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open ...

tennis great athlete, model

43. Ida Onyango

Actress | Tears of the Sun

Ida Onyango is known for her work on Tears of the Sun (2003), Days of Our Lives (1965) and Dysfunctionally Organized (2014).

44. Aunjanue Ellis

Actress | Men of Honor

Aunjanue Ellis was born in San Francisco, California. She graduated from the Brown University, and later attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

During her career, Ellis performed on Off-Broadway theater, appeared in many film, and had roles on television. In film, she is best known...

Ray, Undercover Brother, more

45. Missy Elliott

Soundtrack | Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Hip-hop emcee and R&B songwriter Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott has become one of the most esteemed figures in contemporary American music, providing material for artists including MC Lyte, Adina Howard, and Jodeci, as well as working as an arranger, producer, talent ...

rapper/producer

46. Octavia Spencer

Actress | Hidden Figures

Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, which she claims is the proverbial buckle of the Bible belt. She's the sixth of seven siblings and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. A "closet" lover of acting, this practical Alabamian knew that she'd someday work in the film industry, ...

47. Vera Ephraim

Actress | Omena

Vera Ephraim's full name is Vera Nkechi Anenyeonu. She is from Anambra state, Nigeria. "Ephraim" is her dad's first name, she decided to use it for her professional name as a sign of his support in her life. Her parents died when she was very young. Vera Nkechi Anenyeonu, actor, Dancer and ...

48. Stephanie A.

Actress | Black Tar Road

Stephanie A. is an actress and assistant director, known for Black Tar Road (2016), In Da Cut (2013) and Oakville (2013).

49. 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), ...

50. Indigo

Actress | Broken City

Indigo was born Alyssa Ashley Nichols in 1984, in Los Angeles, CA. Coming from an artistic family, she was exposed early on to various facets of the arts and attributes much of her interests in them to this.

She booked her first commercial for Armour Hot Dog at age 5, and spent the next several ...

51. 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 was previously married to Rico Hines and Lamon Brewster.

Everybody Hates Chris, Martin, more

52. Loretta Devine

Actress | Crash

Loretta Devine was born August 21, 1949 in Houston, Texas, to Eunice O'Neal (née Toliver), a beautician, and James Devine, who worked as a laborer. Loretta grew up in the Acres Home area of Houston and later enrolled at the University of Houston, where she earned a a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and ...

Waiting To Exhale, more

53. LaChanze

Actress | Hercules

LaChanze was born on December 16, 1961 in St. Augustine, Florida, USA as Rhonda La Chanze Sapp. She is an actress, known for Hercules (1997), The Help (2011) and Hercules (1998). She was previously married to Derek Fordjour and Calvin J. Gooding.

54. Dawnn Lewis

Actress | A Different World

Dawnn Lewis was born August 13, 1961. She is remembered mostly from her role as Jaleesa Vinson on A Different World (1987). Dawnn composed the theme song with Bill Cosby and Stu Gardner that was used for the series. She left the show in 1992 to join the cast of Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992) as ...

A Different World, more

A Different World

56. 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.

Reno 911, more

57. Cynthia Seats

Actress | 2016 Or: The Elephant in the Room

Cynthia Seats is an actress, known for 2016 Or: The Elephant in the Room (2014), KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid (2013) and The Rescue (2011).

58. Anika Noni Rose

Actress | The Princess and the Frog

Anika Noni Rose followed her work in the feature film "Dreamgirls" with a role in the comedy feature "Just Add Water," in which she co-stars with Danny DeVito, Dylan Walsh, Jonah Hill and Justin Long, under the direction of Hart Bochner.

In 2004, Rose was honored with a Tony Award for Best ...

59. Yaani King Mondschein

Actress | The Prince & Me

New York native Yaani King began her career off-Broadway in "The Alchemist" at The Classic Stage Company. She segued into film and television with "The Prince and Me" with Julia Stiles, and "Sex and the City."

After studying at The Actors Centre in London, Ms. King moved to Los Angeles and almost ...

60. Dee Freeman

Actress | Shameless

Dee Freeman is an actress and writer, known for Shameless (2011), Pretty the Series (2010) and Urban Teach Now (2016).

61. Danielle Spencer

Actress | What's Happening!!

Danielle Spencer was born in Bronx, New York, USA. After 'What's Happening' got canceled in 1979, Danielle in 1983, went to University Of California to pursue a degree in medicine, she was inspired to by her stepfather, Tim Pelt who died in an automobile accident in 1977. Spencer only attended the ...

62. Roxie Roker

Actress | The Jeffersons

Roxie Roker was born on August 28, 1929 in Miami, Florida, USA as Roxie Albertha Roker. She was an actress, known for The Jeffersons (1975), Fantasy Island (1977) and ABC Afterschool Specials (1972). She was married to Sy Kravitz. She died on December 2, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

63. Daniele Gaither

Actress | The Thundermans

Daniele Gaither was born on September 6, 1970 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. She is an actress, known for The Thundermans (2013), The Rerun Show (2002) and Greek (2007).

Mad TV, more

64. Madge Sinclair

Actress | Coming to America

Madge Sinclair was born Madge Dorita Walters on April 28 1938 in Kingston, Jamaica, married young and had two sons. Madge worked as a teacher in Jamaica until she was 30. She left her two boys with their father and went to New York City to be an actress. She began modeling and later acted with the ...

65. Renn Woods

Self | TruInside

Renn Woods is a legendary icon in stage, TV and film, an amazing vocalist and talented emerging playwright. As a child star and teenage heartthrob, Renn is best-known for her roles as "Fanta" in the Emmy Award-winning TV mini-series Roots (1977). Her unforgettable interpretation of "Aquarius" in ...

67. Alfre Woodard

Actress | Star Trek: First Contact

Alfre Woodard was born on November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children of Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an interior designer. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name written out in gold letters. A former high school ...

68. Desreta Jackson

Actress | The Color Purple

Desreta Jackson is an actress and producer, known for The Color Purple (1985), Sister Act (1992) and Mancuso, FBI (1989).

69. Sheryl Lee Ralph

Actress | Oliver & Company

Sheryl Lee Ralph was born December 30, 1956 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA. She is known for her roles in Moesha (1996), Its A Living (1980), and Instant Mom (2013). Her Career Began in the late 1970s. She has been Married to Vincent Hughes since July 30, 2005 a Pennsylvania state senator. She was ...

70. A.J. Johnson

Actress | House Party

A.J. Johnson was born on September 3, 1963 in Orange, New Jersey, USA. She is known for her work on House Party (1990), Baby Boy (2001) and Dying Young (1991).

71. April Grace

Actress | Magnolia

April Grace was born on May 12, 1962 in Lakeland, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for Magnolia (1999), I Am Legend (2007) and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001).

72. RaéVen Kelly

Actress | A Time to Kill

RaéVen Larrymore Kelly continues to make her celebrity count with a cause. RaéVen has had the fortune of performing in a wide range of high quality projects for film and television: John Grisham's "A Time to Kill" as Tonya Hailey with Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, director...

73. Regina Taylor

Actress | Courage Under Fire

While TV audiences best remember Regina Taylor for her empathic portrayal of housekeeper Lilly Harper in the critically lauded series I'll Fly Away (1991), which rewarded her with a Golden Globe for best actress, an NAACP Image Award, and two Emmy nominations, this Dallas-born talent has made even ...

74. Maryam Myika Day

Actress | Smartass

A New York City native, Maryam cut her teeth in the business by studying with some of the greats in acting, the late Israel Hicks, Susan Batson, and master teacher, Ivana Chubbuck. She holds a BFA from Temple University and her first role out of college was the role of the Buxom Chorine the 2001 ...

75. Lorraine Toussaint

Actress | Hudson Hawk

SAG Award and Critics Choice Award winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Lorraine Toussaint shocked audiences on the smash hit Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black" as the viciously seductive inmate Vee. Toussaint's thrilling performance has won her glowing reviews from ...

76. Gwen Ifill

Actress | House of Cards

Gwen Ifill was born on September 29, 1955 in Queens, New York, USA as Gwendolyn L. Ifill. She was an actress, known for House of Cards (2013), Washington Week in Review (1967) and America After Ferguson (2014). She died on November 14, 2016 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

journalist/correspondent

77. Barbara Eve Harris

Actress | The Amazing Spider-Man

Barbara Eve Harris was born in Trinidad and Tobago of Jamaican parents, and moved to Canada at the age of 6 with her family. Raised and educated in Ottawa, the national capital, she graduated from the University of Ottawa with a B.A. (concentration in Theatre and Philosophy). The initial plan was ...

78. Aloma Wright

Actress | Scrubs

Aloma Wright was born on March 10, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA as Aloma Lesley Wright. She is an actress, known for Scrubs (2001), Mr. Deeds (2002) and Johnson Family Vacation (2004).

79. Erica Tazel

Actress | Justified

Erica Tazel is an actress, known for Justified (2010), Roots (2016) and Mafia III (2016).

80. Aisha Hinds

Actress | The Next Three Days

When Aisha Hinds' junior high school tap dance instructor observed that she needed an outlet for expression that surpassed her tap shoes, she was guided to the High School of Performing Arts in New York - where her formal acting training began.

Hinds' numerous television credits include a supporting...

81. Naturi Naughton

Actress | Power

Naturi Naughton is an American Singer and Actress best known for her performance as "Lil Kim" in Fox Searchlight's hit film "Notorious", and her role in MGM's remake of the classic film "Fame". Naughton has starred in various other projects such as: Lottery Ticket, The Playboy Club, Mad Men and The...

82. Alysia Joy Powell

Actress | The Mysteries of Laura

Alysia hails from Los Angeles. Born of parents who met at an acting class, it was no wonder that she would have the gift. Some of those gifts are acting, singing, writing (poetry and screenwriter), stand up comedy, directing, and producing. She's had a career in Film and TV including credits like: ...

83. Gladys Knight

Actress | Hollywood Homicide

Gladys Knight was born on May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Gladys Maria Knight. She is an actress, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), The Butler (2013) and Licence to Kill (1989). She has been married to William McDowell since April 12, 2001. She was previously married to Les Brown, Barry...

r&b singer

84. Charlayne Woodard

Actress | Unbreakable

Charlayne Woodard was born on December 29, 1953 in Albany, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Unbreakable (2000), The Crucible (1996) and Hair (1979). She has been married to Alan Michael Harris since 1991.

85. Yaya DaCosta

Actress | The Butler

Yaya DaCosta was born and raised in New York City along with her sister and two brothers. She got her first acting gig at the age of eleven when her junior high school drama teacher, Ann Willis Ratray, encouraged her to audition for educational films. She continued to perform in school shows ...

86. Bonnie Banfield

Actress | Five on the Black Hand Side

Bonnie Banfield is an actress, known for Five on the Black Hand Side (1973), Sanford and Son (1972) and Good Times (1974).

87. Serena Reeder

Actress | The Bucket List

Serena Reeder was born on April 8, 1983 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Serena Olanthe' Reeder. She is an actress and director, known for The Bucket List (2007), Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005) and May Fly (2009).

88. 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), The Undershepherd (2012) and First Sunday (2008). She was previously married to D-Nice and Mekhi Phifer.

89. Crystal Michelle

Stunts | Avengers: Infinity War

Born in Southern California and raised in Northern California, Crystal Michelle deftly navigates careers in film and television, modeling, and community work with at risk youth. Crystal was nominated for outstanding performance by a stunt ensemble in a television series for "True Blood" 2010 & 2011...

90. Patti LaBelle

Soundtrack | Licence to Kill

Patti LaBelle, born Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards, is an American singer, author, and actress. Patti began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer of the band Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. A decade later the group changed their name to Labelle and recorded the hit song "Lady Marmalade". ...

pop singer

91. Nona Gaye

Actress | Ali

It was inevitable that Nona Gaye would become a singer - she is the granddaughter of Cuban jazz great Slim Gaillard, the niece of R&B singer/songwriter Frankie Gaye and the daughter of soul legend Marvin Gaye. Signed to Third/Stone Atlantic at 14, Nona released "Love for the Future" in 1992, which ...

singer/ actress

92. Elizabeth D. Allen

Producer | The Search

Elizabeth Allen is an African American Writer, Producer, and Director born in Nigeria. She moved to the US at age 5. The first of four children, she was brought up in a middle-class environment in New Jersey. She was raised by her mother who works as a middle school teacher. Elizabeth eventually ...

93. 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 ...

The Boondocks, Ray, Friday, 227, more

94. India Arie

Soundtrack | Miami Vice

India Arie was born on October 3, 1975 in Denver, Colorado, USA as India Arie Simpson.

soul singer

95. Felicia Tamika Sheppard

Actress | Keep the Faith

Felicia Tamika Sheppard is an actress and assistant director, known for Keep the Faith, 5150 (2016) and Conscious Homeless to Hollywood One Woman Show (2015).

96. Tomiko Fraser

Actress | Monster-in-Law

Fraser was born and raised in Bronx, New York. Fraser attended Cardinal Spellman High School in New York City. Fraser aspired to be a school teacher because of her love of learning. Her parents divorced when she was a child. She is 1 of seven children - she has 3 maternal siblings and 4 paternal ...

97. Tawny Dahl

Actress | Beauty Shop

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

98. Candice Afia

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

Candice Afia is known for her work on Grey's Anatomy (2005), Patient Zero (2011) and Criminal Minds (2005).

99. BernNadette Stanis

Actress | Good Times

BernNadette Stanis is best known as Thelma from Good Times (1974), but there's much more to her than that. In the 1970s she was the personification of black beauty. As sophisticated and graceful as she was, she still became TV's first black sex symbol or "It" girl. Thelma/BernNadette and the Evans ...

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100. Nat Dixon

Actress | Cross

Nat Dixon was born on the island of Jamaica. She later moved to New York City at the age of fifteen, where she entered the world of modeling. After attended the University at Buffalo State where she earned Two degrees, she moved to LA to pursue her dream of acting, where she now resides.