Hip-Hop Video Vixens Turned Actresses

by cleverthug | created - 27 Dec 2012 | updated - 07 Feb 2013 | Public

This list is incomplete...

1. Elise Neal

Actress | Hustle & Flow

Elise Neal was born in Memphis, Tennessee and began dancing at age six. She credits her success to her mother, Arletha Neal, who always supported her and drove her to many talent shows and recitals. After moving to New York and quickly booking many off-Broadway shows and musical revivals, she ...

2. Jennifer Lopez

Actress | Gigli

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born in the Castle Hill section of The Bronx on July 24, 1969. She is the middle of three musically-inclined sisters, Leslie Lopez, a homemaker, and Lynda Lopez, a DJ on New York's WKTU, a VH1 VJ, and a morning news show correspondent on New York's Channel 11. Jennifer ...

3. 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 ...

4. K.D. Aubert

Actress | Hollywood Homicide

Model & Actress KD Aubert started her modeling career with LA Models in 2001. As a runway model working overseas, she soon ventured into print modeling with Elite models (LA) where she was thrust into major campaigns. Soon after KD entered into the world of commercials where again, she was lucky ...

5. Nadine Ellis

Actress | Hairspray

Nadine Ellis is an actress, known for Hairspray (2007), Live Free or Die Hard (2007) and Iron Man 2 (2010).

6. Karrine Steffans

Actress | A Man Apart

From meager beginnings on the thirty-mile island of St. Thomas to New York Times best selling author residing in Los Angeles, Karrine Steffans has come a long way. Details of the first twenty-five years of her complicated, yet, thrilling former life and lifestyle are captured in the pages on her ...

7. Melyssa Ford

Actress | Think Like a Man

Melyssa Ford was born on November 7, 1976 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Melyssa Savannah Ford. She is an actress, known for Think Like a Man (2012), Three Can Play That Game (2007) and Entourage (2004).

8. Denyce Lawton

Actress | Castle

Multiethnic (African-American / Korean) actress Denyce Lawton is best known for her four seasons on the six-time NAACP Best Comedy Series Winner series House of Payne (2006) from producer Tyler Perry.

Denyce was born and raised in the New Jersey communities of Belmar and Neptune (familiar to viewers...

9. Sundy Carter

Actress | Bringing Down the House

Sundy Carter is a Philadelphia native in her early 20s, who began her acting career in 1997. She studied at the prestigious Freedom Theatre and also attended Temple University where she majored in drama. Sundy's credits include numerous community projects, music videos with Method Man/Red Man, ...

10. Sara Pickett

Actress | Life Is Hot in Cracktown

Sara Pickett is an actress, known for Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009), Blackout (2007) and Katrina (2007).

11. Lanisha Cole

Actress | Soul Plane

Lanisha Cole was born on February 13, 1982 in Pasadena, California, USA as Lanisha Diane Cole. She is an actress, known for Soul Plane (2004), Sex, Love & Secrets (2005) and A Beautiful Soul (2012).

12. Tawny Dahl

Actress | Beauty Shop

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

13. Coco Austin

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Nicole Austin was born in 1979 in Palos Verdes, California. Austin later lived in Albequerque, New Mexico at the age of 10. She began dancing and acting during her childhood and teenage years. Once becoming an adult, Austin began to modeling in swimsuit competitions, calendars, catalogs and videos....

14. LoLa Monroe

Actress | Video Girl

LoLa Monroe was born on October 24, 1986 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is an actress, known for Video Girl (2011), Before I Self Destruct (2009) and Kanye West Feat. T-Pain: Good Life (2007).

15. Tae Heckard

Actress | ATL

Tae Heckard is an actress, known for ATL (2006), Getting Even (2014) and The Game (2006). She has been married to Brandon Jennings since 2015. They have one child.

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16. Shay Johnson

Actress | Losing Everything

Shay Johnson is an actress, known for Losing Everything (2016), Flavor of Love (2006) and MO Girls: The Making of... Home Economics-101 (2007).

17. Amber Rose

Actress | School Dance

In September 2009, Rose announced plans to launch her own line of eye wear. She walked the runway at New York Fashion Week for "Celestino". She has said that being with Wiz Khalifa was the best decision she made after going through a rough relationship with ex-boyfriend Kanye West because he was ...

18. Chandra Davis

Actress | Flavor of Love

Chandra Davis was born on January 2, 1978 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Chandra London Davis. She is an actress, known for Flavor of Love (2006), Kony Montana (2014) and Pawn Shop (2012).

19. Miya Granatella

Actress | Notorious

Miya Granatella is an actress, known for Notorious (2009), State Property 2 (2005) and R&B Chick (2008).

20. Nicole Narain

Actress | American Heiress

Slim, shapely, and luscious stunner Nicole Narain was born on July 28, 1974 in Aurora, Illinois. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is half Indo-Guyanese and half Chinese-Guyanese. She has a brother named Mike and a sister named Mimi. Nicole ran track in high school and was homecoming queen...

21. Catya Washington

Actress | Conspiracy X

Catya Washington was raised in Philadelphia,PA. Was in many music videos and then became more know when she was cast in the show Bad Girls Club Miami. Cat left the show due to being "Over the drama". Cat now makes many club appearances, had a radio show called the Yameen Report, has a clothing line...

22. April Clark

Actress | ATL

April Clark is an actress, known for ATL (2006), 4Play (2014) and Torchwood (2006).

23. Patrice Fisher

Actress | How High

Patrice Fisher was born on January 5, 1978 in Del Rio, Texas, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for How High (2001), Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and Ulterior Motives: Reality TV Massacre (2016).

24. Ashley Ragland

Actress | ATL

Ashley Ragland is an actress, known for ATL (2006), 1000 Ways to Die (2008) and College Hill Atlanta (2008).

25. Shannon Kane

Actress | Brooklyn's Finest

Shannon Kane is an actress, known for Brooklyn's Finest (2009), The Collection (2012) and Blood and Bone (2009).