afro actresses

by xcrazyxshionx | created - 16 Jun 2016 | updated - 11 Apr 2017 | Public

1. Lupita Nyong'o

Actress | 12 Years a Slave

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born March 1, 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o. Her father, a senator, was then a visiting lecturer in political science. She was raised in Kenya. At age 16, her parents sent her back to Mexico for seven months to...

2. Aeriél Miranda

Actress | Straight Outta Compton

Aeriél Miranda (better known as "ARI" - a name of endearment given to her by friends, followers and industry professionals) is a Dallas, Texas native, born and raised, having seasonally lived in Boston and New Orleans. Brought up by youthful parents, her mother is an African American woman hailing ...

3. Alexandra Shipp

Actress | X-Men: Apocalypse

Alexandra Shipp is known for her role as the iconic mohawked super heroine 'Storm' in Twentieth Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), directed by Bryan Singer. Shipp plays a younger version of 'Storm' (originally played by Halle Berry). Determined to make the mutant character her own, she ...

4. Amandla Stenberg

Actress | The Hate U Give

Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power," Amandla was born in Los Angeles, California, to Karen Brailsford, a writer, and Tom Stenberg, a businessman. Her mother is African-American and her father is Danish (and of part Inuit-Greenlandic ancestry).

In the summer and fall of 2010, she shot her ...

5. Kat Graham

Actress | How It Ends

Kat Graham is an actress, singer, dancer and producer. Working across a variety of genres in film, television and music, she is one of most accomplished and versatile young talents working today.

Graham was recently seen in the 70s period crime thriller "The Poison Rose" opposite Morgan Freeman and ...

6. Freema Agyeman

Actress | Doctor Who

Freema Agyeman was born on March 20, 1979 in London, England as Frema Agyeman. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), Law & Order: UK (2009) and Sense8 (2015).

7. Nicole Beharie

Actress | Shame

Nicole Beharie is an American actress.

Her critically acclaimed film debut was in the film American Violet (2008) alongside Alfre Woodard, Tim Blake Nelson and Will Patton. Beharie also played Ernie Davis' girlfriend in the movie The Express (2008). Her upcoming projects include My Last Day Without ...

8. Lyndie Greenwood

Actress | Sleepy Hollow

Greenwood was born and raised in Toronto. She studied dance in school and is also well-versed in martial arts. She attended several voice and musical theater schools in Canada. She began acting training at multiple schools including the "Professional Actors Lab", "Jason Fraser Studios", "Etobicoke ...

9. Meagan Tandy

Actress | Unstoppable

Meagan Tandy was born on May 3, 1985 in Fremont, California, USA as Meagan Yvonne Tandy. She is an actress, known for Unstoppable (2010), Teen Wolf (2011) and Survivor's Remorse (2014).

10. Laverne Cox

Actress | Promising Young Woman

With various 'firsts' in her already impressive career, Laverne Cox is a three time Emmy-nominated actress, Emmy winning documentary film producer and a prominent equal rights advocate. Laverne's groundbreaking role of Sophia Burset in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series "Orange is The...

11. Kerry Washington

Actress | Django Unchained

Kerry Washington was born on January 31, 1977 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Kerry Marisa Washington. She is an actress and producer, known for Django Unchained (2012), Scandal (2012) and Ray (2004). She has been married to Nnamdi Asomugha since June 24, 2013. They have two children.

12. Tessa Thompson

Actress | Creed

The actress Tessa Lynn Thompson was born on October 3, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson and the granddaughter of actor-musician Bobby Ramos. She was raised in Los Angeles before moving to Brooklyn, New York. Her father is of ...

13. 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 ...

14. Skai Jackson

Actress | The Rebound

Skai Jackson stars as the adorable "Zuri Ross" on the Disney Channel sitcoms Jessie (2011), with Debby Ryan, and Bunk'd (2015). Before that, we've seen her in small roles on Boardwalk Empire (2010) and Royal Pains (2009), and even in the film, The Smurfs (2011).

15. Larissa Wilson

Actress | Skins

Larissa Wilson was born on May 5, 1989 in Bristol, England as Larissa Hope Wilson. She is an actress and director, known for Skins (2007), Tormented (2009) and Trollied (2011).

16. Halle Berry

Actress | Catwoman

Halle Maria Berry was born Maria Halle Berry on August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Bedford, Ohio to Judith Ann Hawkins, a psychiatric nurse & Jerome Jesse Berry, a hospital attendant. Halle first came into the spotlight at seventeen years when she won the Miss Teen All-American ...

17. Gina Torres

Actress | Serenity

Gina was born in New York City and is youngest of three children in a close-knit Cuban American family. Attended New York City's High School of Music and Art She is a gifted mezzo soprano and was trained in opera and jazz and also sang in a gospel choir.

18. China Anne McClain

Actress | Hubie Halloween

China Anne McClain comes from an artistic family. Her father, Michael McClain, is a music producer, vocalist, writer and sound engineer. His first production was on Beyonce's younger sister, Solange Knowles (Solo Star CD - track no.16 entitled Sky Away). China Anne's mother, Shontell, is also a ...

19. Aja Naomi King

Actress | The Birth of a Nation

King appeared in several short films before landing guest roles on the CBS procedurals Blue Bloods and Person of Interest. Her big break came in 2012 when she was cast as new surgical intern Cassandra Kopelson on the CW drama Emily Owens, M.D. The series was canceled after a single season in 2013. ...

20. 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), ...

21. Amber Riley

Actress | Glee

Amber Riley was born on February 15, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Amber Patrice Riley. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), The Wiz Live! (2015) and Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (2009).

22. Angela Bassett

Actress | Strange Days

Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters and on stages and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a ...

23. Angel Coulby

Actress | Imagine Me & You

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 ...

24. Ashley Madekwe

Actress | County Lines

Ashley Madekwe (born 6 December 1983) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as call girl Bambi in the ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, social climber Ashley Davenport on the ABC drama series Revenge and the witch Tituba in the WGN America series Salem.

Madekwe was born in South ...

25. Taraji P. Henson

Actress | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Taraji Penda Henson. She is an actress and producer, known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Hidden Figures (2016) and Hustle & Flow (2005).

26. Danielle Brooks

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Danielle Brooks was born on September 17, 1989 in Augusta, Georgia, USA. She is an actress, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), The Angry Birds Movie (2016) and Peacemaker (2022).

27. Grace Byers

Actress | Empire

Grace Byers (born Grace Lillis Gealey) was born in the Cayman Islands, and moved to America to attend the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she received a B.A. in Theater Arts. During her time at USF, acting afforded her the opportunity to communicate viscerally; a desire that came from ...

28. Jillian Estell

Actress | Black or White

Jillian Estell is an actress, known for Black or White (2014), The Night Shift (2014) and So This Is Christmas (2013).

29. Judith Shekoni

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Judith Shekoni has been in the industry for over 15 years. Her earlier work included included EastEnders (1985) (BBC) and the gritty Hallmark drama, The Hidden City (2002). Her acting career then took her to the USA, where she has worked on every major US network. Mike & Molly (2010) (with ...

30. Shannon Kane

Actress | Brooklyn's Finest

Shannon Kane was born on September 14, 1986 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA as Shannon Elizabeth Kane. She is an actress, known for Brooklyn's Finest (2009), The Collection (2012) and Blood and Bone (2009).

31. Zoë Kravitz

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Zoë 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 ...

32. Candice Patton

Actress | The Flash

Raised in Plano, Texas, Candice continued her childhood dream of becoming an actress by attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.F.A in Theatre. It was here that she was scouted by The Young and the Restless for a CBS Soap Star Contest and flew ...

33. Keke Palmer

Actress | Alice

Lauren Keyana Palmer was born on August 26, 1993 in Harvey, Illinois to Sharon and Larry Palmer, both former actors. Palmer showed vocal promise as a five-year-old, when she belted out "Jesus Loves Me" in her church choir. A year later the singer-actress had a solo in her kindergarten play but, to ...

34. Khandi Alexander

Actress | CSI: Miami

Khandi Alexander was born on September 4, 1957 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for CSI: Miami (2002), Patriots Day (2016) and Scandal (2012).

35. Kylie Bunbury

Actress | When They See Us

Bunbury was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, to Kristi Novak and Alex Bunbury, a footballer. Her father is Guyanese-Canadian, and her mother is American, of Polish and Swedish descent. She spent her childhood in Europe (England for two years, and seven years on the island of Madeira, Portugal) ...

36. 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, ...

37. Quvenzhané Wallis

Actress | Beasts of the Southern Wild

Wallis was born in Houma, Louisiana, to Qulyndreia (Jackson) Wallis, a teacher, and Venjie Wallis, Sr., a truck driver. She has one sister, Qunyquekya, and two brothers, Vejon and Venjie, Jr. "Quven", the first part of her name, combines the first syllables of her parents' first names. Wallis, at ...

38. Queen Latifah

Actress | Hairspray

Often considered hip-hop's first lady, the woman behind the moniker Queen Latifah was born Dana Elaine Owens on March 18, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Rita (Bray), a teacher, and Lancelot Owens Sr. She came from a police family-both her father and her older brother were ...

39. Retta

Actress | Parks and Recreation

Retta was born on April 12, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Marietta Sangai Sirleaf. She is an actress, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), Fracture (2007) and Good Boys (2019).

40. Samira Wiley

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Samira Wiley was born as Samira Denise Wiley. She is an actress and producer, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), The Sitter (2011) and The Walking Dead: Michonne (2016). She has been married to Lauren Morelli since March 25, 2017.

41. Tamara Taylor

Actress | Bones

Tamara Taylor's career took off when she landed a series regular role on Fox's Party of Five (1994). Since then she has appeared in Steven Bochco's City of Angels (2000), Hidden Hills (2002), Lost (2004), Numb3rs (2005), CSI: Miami (2002), NCIS (2003), and Fox's hit Bones (2005). She also had a ...

42. Vanessa Chester

Actress | The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Vanessa Chester was born on July 2, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Vanessa Lee Chester. She is known for her work on The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), A Little Princess (1995) and Harriet the Spy (1996).

43. 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), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Repo Men (2010).

44. Aurora Perrineau

Actress | Jem and the Holograms

Aurora Perrineau was born as Aurora Robinson Perrineau. She is an actress, known for Jem and the Holograms (2015), Equals (2015) and Truth or Dare (2018).

45. Florence Kasumba

Actress | Captain America: Civil War

Born in Kampala, Uganda Florence Kasumba is a German actress living in Berlin. She is best known for her work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe productions Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021). She has ...

46. Gabrielle Dennis

Actress | Insecure

Gabrielle Dennis is an actress and comedian best known for her work in television as Janay on the hit series "The Game" (CW & BET) and as Denise Roy on Spike Tv's "Blue Mountain State".

With a background as a trained dancer, actress, and singer that stretches all the way back to age 4 Gabrielle ...

47. Lesley-Ann Brandt

Actress | Spartacus: Blood and Sand

South African export Lesley-Ann Brandt stars as the Vertigo/DC comic book character Mazikeen, on Netflix 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 ...

48. Leslie Jones

Actress | Ghostbusters

Leslie Jones was born on September 7, 1967 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Ghostbusters (2016), Coming 2 America (2021) and Masterminds (2016).

49. Naomi Campbell

Actress | Zoolander 2

Naomi Campbell was born on May 22, 1970 in Streatham, London, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Zoolander 2 (2016), I Feel Pretty (2018) and To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995).

50. Sarah Jeffery

Actress | Across the Line

Sarah Jeffery is an actress who has quietly amassed a body of work that encompasses both television and film. Growing up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sarah has been performing on stage in musicals and theater productions since the age of three, but it was when she became a teen that she decided ...

51. Serayah

Actress | Empire

Serayah was born on June 20, 1995 in Encinitas, California, USA as Serayah Ranee McNeill. She is an actress, known for Empire (2015), Lucky Girl (2015) and Burning Sands (2017).

52. Shanica Knowles

Actress | Hannah Montana

Shanica Channell Knowles was born on November 17, 1990 in Miami Florida. Her native home is Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Shanica is an Actress, Singer/Songwriter. Her first Acting job was on Unfabulous (2005) most known for Hannah Montana (2006-2011) Jump In (2007) MegaChurch Murder (2015) Surviving Compton...

53. Uzo Aduba

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Aduba began earning recognition for her work in 2003, with a performance in "Translations of Xhosa" at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that won her a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Play. Her Broadway debut was in 2007 as Toby in "Coram Boy". She was...

54. 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 ...

55. 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...

56. Denyce Lawton

Actress | The Hot Zone: Anthrax

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...

57. Gabourey Sidibe

Actress | Precious

Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, the star of Precious (2009), was born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, Alice Tan Ridley, is a former special education teacher who gave up her career and became a street performer/singer, while her father, Ibnou Sidibe, is a cab driver....

58. Gabrielle Union

Actress | Bring It On

Gabrielle Union was born on October 29, 1972, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Theresa (Glass), who managed a phone company, and Sylvester E. Union, a military sergeant and business executive. When she was eight, her family moved to Pleasanton, California, where she grew up and attended high school. There, ...

59. 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 ...

60. Meagan Good

Actress | Brick

Meagan Monique Good was born on 8 August 1981 in Panorama City, California, USA, to Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, who worked as her manager, and Leondis "Leon" Good, an LAPD officer. She began appearing on commercials at the age of four. Then she started guest-starring on series like The Parent 'Hood (1995), ...

61. Monique Coleman

Actress | High School Musical

Monique Coleman was born on November 13, 1980 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA as Adrienne Monique Coleman. She is an actress and producer, known for High School Musical (2006) and Gimme Mo (2018). She has been married to Walter Jordan since February 14, 2012.

62. Rashida Jones

Actress | Parks and Recreation

Rashida Jones was born in Los Angeles, California, the younger daughter of media mogul, producer, and musician Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton. She has an older sister, Kidada Jones, and five half-siblings by her father's other relationships. Her father is African-American and her mother is ...

63. Raven-Symoné

Actress | That's So Raven

Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman was born on December 10, 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia & raised in Ossining, New York. Raven-Symoné was born to Lydia Louise Pearman (née Gaulden) & Christopher Blaize Pearman. At a young age, she moved to New York. While there Raven signed with the Ford Modeling Agency. ...

64. Tamera Mowry-Housley

Actress | Sister, Sister

Tamera Darvette Mowry was born on July 6, 1978, two minutes before her twin sister, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, in Gelnhausen, Hesse, Germany to Darlene Mowry and Tim Mowry, who was in the U.S. Army at the time of her birth and later became a custody officer/jailer with the City of Glendale Police ...

65. Tia Mowry-Hardrict

Actress | Sister, Sister

Tia Mowry-Hardrict was born on July 6, 1978 in Gelnhausen, Hesse, Germany as Tia Dashon Mowry. She is an actress and producer, known for Sister, Sister (1994), The Hot Chick (2002) and The Game (2006). She has been married to Cory Hardrict since April 20, 2008. They have two children.

66. Adrienne C. Moore

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Adrienne C. Moore was born on August 14, 1980 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Shaft (2019) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015).

67. Vicky Jeudy

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Vicky Jeudy is best known for her breakout role on the American comedy-drama hit series, Orange Is the New Black as Janae Watson, a former high school track star, who after one wrong turn becomes an inmate at Litchfield Penitentiary.

Vicky got her start in the entertainment world competing in beauty ...

68. Lolita Foster

Actress | Deliver Us from Evil

Lolita Foster was born in Farmville, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia to earn her English major with the intention of becoming a writer, but in her final year she explored her love of drama and was hooked. Following graduation, she was accepted as an acting fellow at the ...

69. Felisha Terrell

Actress | Shooter

Felisha Terrell was born on March 16, 1979 in Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Shooter (2016), The Social Network (2010) and Teen Wolf (2011).

70. 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).

71. Christina Moses

Actress | Condor

Christina Moses was born and raised in Los Angeles California. She lived in NYC for 9 years where she taught black history through art and performed in various community and off-Broadway theatre after graduating from Eugene Lang of The New School University. She moved back to LA in 2010 after ...

72. Nadej K. Bailey

Actress | The Best of Enemies

Nádej Kyla Bailey was born in Cobb County, GA. At the age of 4, Nádej was a fan of Raven-Symoné and her Disney Channel show "That's So Raven", which inspired her to begin acting.

Nádej's film credits are numerous; she made her first film appearance in Paramount Pictures Selma. She also guest starred...

73. Jasmine Guy

Actress | Harlem Nights

Actress-dancer-director Jasmine Guy has enjoyed a diverse career in television, theatre and film. She began her professional career at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Jasmine starred on Broadway in the original productions of Beehive and Leader of the Pack, and reprised hit...

74. Ta'Rhonda Jones

Actress | The Perfect Christmas Present

Ta'Rhonda is a rapper from the Southside of Chicago, who is well known for her first role on Empire. She is also a fashion designer and designs all of her own red carpet looks. Ta'Rhonda is a philanthropist and is an active member of The Brady Campaign, which helps to prevent gun violence. She is ...

75. AzMarie Livingston

Actress | Empire

AzMarie Livingston was born as Ashley Marie Livingston. She is an actress and producer, known for Empire (2015), The Purge (2018) and aTypical Wednesday (2020).

76. Bre-Z

Actress | Empire

Bre-Z is an actress, known for Empire (2015), All American (2018) and 16 Bars (2020).

77. Tasha Smith

Actress | The Whole Ten Yards

Tasha Smith is a multifaceted actress and director whose work brings style and intensity to the projects she works on, whether in front of or behind the camera. From her roles as "Carol" on Fox's hit drama Empire, "Brenda" in Netflix's Running Out Of Time, to her critically-acclaimed portrayal of ...

78. Veronika Bozeman

Actress | Armed

Veronika Bozeman is an actress, known for Armed (2018), Karen and Paydirt (2020).

79. Jennifer Hudson

Soundtrack | Dreamgirls

Jennifer Kate Hudson was born on September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois to Darnell Donerson (née Hudson) & Samuel Simpson. She is an Academy Award-winning actress, Grammy Award-winning recording artist and best-selling author. This bright, beautiful and booming-voiced talent is a perfect example ...

80. 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 ...

81. Beyoncé

Soundtrack | Dreamgirls

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born on September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas. Her mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson designs their glittering costumes & her dad, Mathew Knowles manages Destiny's Child. Solange, her sister (they're 4 years apart) has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during ...

82. Estelle

Actress | Steven Universe

Estelle was born on January 18, 1980 in Hammersmith, London, England as Estelle Fanta Swaray. She is known for her work on Steven Universe (2013), Ride Along (2014) and Obsessed (2009).

83. Hannah Simone

Actress | New Girl

Hannah Simone stars on FOX's hit series, New Girl (2011), opposite Zooey Deschanel. Simone hosted HGTV Canada's popular design show, "Space for Living", before moving onto Canada's largest music channel, "MuchMusic". After MuchMusic, Simone moved to Los Angeles, where she hosted two seasons of WCG ...

84. Da'Vine Joy Randolph

Actress | Dolemite Is My Name

Da'Vine Joy Randolph made her Broadway and West End debuts starring as Oda Mae Brown in Ghost the Musical (2012 Tony Award® Nomination, Best Featured Actress in a Musical). A Philadelphia native, she received her bachelor's from Temple University in classical vocal performance and transitioned into...

85. 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 ...

86. Tanya Wright

Actress | Butterfly Rising

TANYA WRIGHT BIO Tanya is a two time winner of the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) Award, Best Acting Ensemble for her portrayal of Crystal Burset in Orange is the New Black. She appears as NSA Adviser of the United Staes in Season 5 (2018) of CBS' Madame Secretary and starred for 7 seasons as Deputy ...

87. Yvette Freeman

Actress | ER

Yvette Freeman was born on October 1, 1957 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. She is an actress and director, known for ER (1994), Dead Again (1991) and Orange Is the New Black (2013). She has been married to Lanny Hartley since January 27, 1996.

88. Marsha Stephanie Blake

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Marsha Stephanie Blake is an actress, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), When They See Us (2019) and The Laundromat (2019).

89. Tracy Ifeachor

Actress | Doctor Who

Tracy Ifeachor was born and raised in the sea-side city of Plymouth in Devonshire, England. After being crowned Senior Verse Speaking Champion of the South-West at the age of 15, Tracy was keen to go to drama school to study acting but her father, a Professor of Electronic engineering, an ...

90. Sonja Sohn

Actress | The Wire

Sonja Sohn was born as Sonja Williams. She is an actress and director, known for The Wire (2002), Slam (1998) and Bringing Out the Dead (1999). She was previously married to Adam Plack.

91. Karen Kaia Livers

Actress | Burning Cane

Karen Kaia Livers is known for her work on Burning Cane (2019), Queen & Slim (2019) and Treme (2010).

92. Raney Branch

Actress | Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta

Raney Branch was born on November 7, 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She is an actress, known for Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta (2019), Being Mary Jane (2013) and Bones (2005).

93. Kimberley Drummond

Actress | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Kimberley Drummond born in Spanish Town, Jamaica migrated to the USA with her mom at the young age of four. While attending school, Kimberley began dance classes as a hobby and fell in love with the stage that made her want to learn everything about it. She attended Middle & High Schools for ...

94. Sabrina Mayfield

Actress | Pain & Gain

Sabrina Mayfield was born in Hollywood, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for Pain & Gain (2013), Phoenix Falling (2011) and The Vampire Diaries (2009).

95. Maria Howell

Actress | Hidden Figures

Maria Howell is an actress and composer, known for Hidden Figures (2016), Saints & Sinners (2016) and Devious Maids (2013).

96. Tasia Grant

Actress | Probable Cause

Tasia's love for acting started at age 7 with the Children's Urban-Arts Ensemble community theatre group. In 2005, Tasia returned to her passion by getting back into class, returning to the stage and beginning work in the film and television industries.

She is known for her performances on stage in ...

97. Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Actress | The Accountant

Cynthia Addai-Robinson is an English-born actress. She was born in London; her mother is from Ghana and her father is an United States citizen. She moved to US when she was four, and was raised by her mother in a suburb of Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver ...

98. 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 ...

99. Stacey Dash

Actress | Clueless

Stacey Dash was born in the Bronx, New York. Stacy knew that she wanted to act, and from an early age began to act professionally. She made regular appearances on The Cosby Show (1984), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), and also St. Elsewhere (1982). At 21 she made her feature film debut in Enemy...

100. Zoë Soul

Actress | Prisoners

Zoë Soul is an actress, known for Prisoners (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014) and Reed Between the Lines (2011).



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