The Black British Actress Listby jazdakandake | created - 10 Apr 2017 | updated - 10 Apr 2017 | Public
Uncompleted list of Black British Actresses. With minimal representation of black women in British television, it is important to look at actresses in who are working actively in the industry. List is in no particular order, and is constantly updated.
Actress | Brotherhood
Lashana Lynch (born 27 November 1987) is a British actress. She plays the leading role of Rosaline in the ABC period drama series Still Star-Crossed.
Lynch is a graduate of the BA Acting course at ArtsEd drama school in London. She made her film debut in the 2011 drama film Fast Girls. She later ...
Actress | Black Panther
Letitia Wright is a British-Guyanese actress. She is known for her portrayal of Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning in 2018 with Black Panther (2018) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and for the film Urban Hymn (2015). She has also starred in The Commuter (2018) and Ready Player One...
Actress | Chewing Gum
Michaela was born on October 1st 1987 as Michaela Boakye-Collinson to Ghanaian parents and brought up in Tower Hamlets by her mother, a devout member of the Pentecostal church who instilled her religion into Michaela and her sister - something that she would later draw on for her play 'Chewing Gum ...
10. Susan Wokoma
Actress | Year of the Rabbit
Susan was born in Southwark, London to Nigerian parents. Her television debut was at 14 years old as one of the eight children selected for CBBC's Serious Jungle (2002). Susan was a member of The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. At 18, whilst studying for her A Levels, she landed her first ...
12. Tiana Benjamin
Actress | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Tiana Benjamin was born on October 5, 1984 in Enfield, London, England as Tiana Opium Benjamin. She is an actress, known for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and EastEnders (1985).
13. Ann Ogbomo
Actress | Wonder Woman
In both film and theatre Ann has been involved in ground-breaking productions. These include Phyllida Lloyd's Henry IV at the Donmar Warehouse, Michael Boyd's History Plays at the RSC and most recently Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. In her current TV role for Warner TV she can be seen...
14. Naomie Harris
Actress | 28 Days Later...
British actress Naomie Harris was born in London, England, the only child of television scriptwriter Lisselle Kayla. Her father is from Trinidad and her mother is from Jamaica. They separated before she was born, and Harris was raised by her mother and has no relationship with her father. She ...
16. Nikki Amuka-Bird
Actress | Jupiter Ascending
Amuka-Bird was born in Nigeria, but grew up in the UK and in Antigua. She abandoned her dancing aspirations after suffering a back injury. After attending LAMDA, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. Whilst on tour with the RSC in Japan, she met her husband, actor Geoffrey Streatfield. In ...
17. Christine Adams
Actress | Batman Begins
Film and television actress Christine Adams was born in London, United Kingdom.
She starred on several British and American films and television series since early 2000s.
On television, she is known for roles as "Katherine Williams Osgood" on the British miniseries, NY-LON (2004); "Simone Hundin" on ...
Actress | Without a Trace
Marianne Jean-Baptiste was born on April 26, 1967 in London, England as Marianne Raigipcien Jean-Baptiste. She is an actress and director, known for Without a Trace (2002), Secrets & Lies (1996) and Spy Game (2001). She has been married to Evan Williams since 1997. They have two children.
23. Phina Oruche
Actress | Taken Down
Completed shooting Taken Down a six part drama for RTE in Dublin. playing the role of dastardly Marvellous which garnered critical acclaim. Her one woman show called Identity Crisis debuted at International Edinburgh Festival and NYC Soho's Fringe festival garnered great five star reviews. She ...
Actress | Love Thy Neighbour
Nina Baden-Semper (born 1945) is a British actress of Trinidadian descent, best known for her role as Barbie Reynolds in the controversial sit-com of the 1970s, Love Thy Neighbour (co-starring Rudolph Walker) for Thames Television.
Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Nina Baden-Semper was a dancer when she...
Actress | EastEnders
Jacqui Gordon-Lawrence was born in 1956 in Bermondsey, London, England as Jacqueline Anne Lawrence. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Strapless (1989) and Close Relations (1998). She has been married to Horace G. Notice since 1992. They have two children.
65. Diveen Henry
Actress | National Theatre Live: Hamlet
Diveen Henry is a British actress of stage and screen. She was born in South London and studied at Webber Douglas Academy. She is best known for for roles in All Or Nothing (2002) The Thick of It election special (2007) and Prosperity (2007) directed by Lenny Abrahamson. In addition to her numerous...
73. Anniwaa Buachie
Actress | Holby City
2007 winner of Alan Bates Outstanding Newcomer Award,Anniwaa is a British born actress of Ghanaian decent, the youngest child out of four. From age 6, she was scouted by renowned ballet dancer Rhian Robins, who believed her dance skills were of an exceptionally high standard and encouraged ...
Actress | Bloodborne
Jacqueline Boatswain was born in Bedford on June 22nd 1962 and as a child demonstrated a musical talent, attending ballet school in London at age seventeen. For some fifteen years she sang and danced on the West End stage in the RSC's 'Kiss Me, Kate', 'Jesus Christ, Superstar' and the revivals of '...
79. Floella Benjamin
Actress | Rendition
One of the most famous presenters of Play School (1964) she has recently devoted her life to charity work. As well as sitting on the Board of Governors of Britain's National Film & Television School, she was awarded the OBE by the Queen for services to broadcasting and charity in 2001.
As of 28th ...
83. Adi Alfa
Actress | 'Til Death
Adi was born Adi Natasha Alfa in London to a Nigerian father and Jamaican Chinese British mother.. However she grew up in the city of Liverpool were she studied Performance studies at A level standard and was also awarded achievement of excellence. She then went on to study. Drama and English and ...
88. Josie D'Arby
Actress | The Glass Man
Josephine d'Arby was born and raised in South Wales. As a teenager she studied advanced improvisation at the Anna Scher Theatre, London. before moving on to graduate the 3 year acting course at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has worked extensively in the UK as a TV host and in 1999 became ...
90. 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 ...