Actresses I Want To Cast.. (not in order)

by richardacha | created - 07 Aug 2015 | updated - 13 Dec 2015 | Public

Actresses I have seen some impressive performances from, or have shown great potential..

One day, we shall work together.. By God's grace, one day soon..

1. 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 ...

Saw her in Beyond the Lights..

2. Paula Patton

Actress | Precious

Paula Patton was born in Los Angeles, California, to Joyce (Vanraden) and Charles Patton. Her father is African-American and her mother, who is caucasian, has German, English, and Dutch ancestry. Her family lived across the street from the 20th Century Fox lot when she was growing up and she was a ...

Saw her in Deja Vu..

3. 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, ...

Saw her in Bring It On, Bad Boys 2, Breakin' All The Rules & Meet Dave..

4. Thandie Newton

Actress | Crash

Thandie Newton was born in London. She is the daughter of a Zimbabwean mother, Nyasha, a health-care worker from the Shona tribe, and Nick Newton, a British father who worked as a lab technician. She lived in Zambia until political unrest caused her family to move back to the UK. She then lived in ...

Saw her in Crash, For Colored Girls & Seven Pounds..

5. Cynthia Erivo

Soundtrack | Step

Cynthia Erivo is an actress, known for Step (2017), Harriet and Bad Times at the El Royale (2018).

Saw her at IndigO2..

6. Jennifer Hudson

Soundtrack | Dreamgirls

Jennifer Hudson is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author. Bright and booming talent Hudson is a perfect example of how NOT winning the title of American Idol (2002) can actually be a boon to your career and not necessarily the end of a ...

Saw her on Empire..

7. Angela Bassett

Actress | Strange Days

Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters, 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 preacher's son...

Saw her in Akeelah & the Bee..

8. Erica Hubbard

Actress | Chicago Med

Erica Hubbard started her career in 1988 doing voice-overs and starring in commercials such as: McDonald's, MCI, Reebok and Sears. She has worked in many markets, including Chicago, New York and California.

Ms. Hubbard has performed in feature films distributed by Paramount, 20th Century Fox and ...

Saw her in Akeelah & the Bee..

9. 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 ...

Saw her in Sister Act 2..

10. Keri Russell

Actress | Waitress

Keri Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California, to Stephanie (Stephens) and David Harold Russell, an executive at Nissan Motors. She began her career on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1991. She stayed with the show until 1993. After leaving The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989) (where she, along ...

Saw her in Honey I Shrunk The Kids & August Rush..

11. Jordin Sparks

Actress | Sparkle

Jordin Sparks was born on December 22, 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Jordin Brianna Sparks. She is an actress, known for Sparkle (2012), Left Behind (2014) and Ride Along 2 (2016). She has been married to Dana Isaiah Sr. since July 16, 2017. They have one child.

Saw her in Sparkle..

12. Julia Roberts

Actress | Pretty Woman

Julia Fiona Roberts never dreamed she would become the most popular actress in America. She was born in Smyrna, Georgia, to Betty Lou (Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights, and is of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. As a child, due to her ...

Saw her in Pretty Woman..

13. Sandra Bullock

Producer | Miss Congeniality

Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. Her mother, Helga Bullock (née Helga Mathilde Meyer), was a German opera singer. Her father, John W. Bullock, was an American voice teacher, who was born in Alabama, of Irish, English, French, and German descent. ...

Saw her in Blind Side & Ocean's Eleven..

14. Tamela J. Mann

Actress | Madea Goes to Jail

Tamela J. Mann was born on June 9, 1966 in Limestone County, Texas, USA as Tamela Jean Johnson. She is an actress and producer, known for Madea Goes to Jail (2009), Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) and Meet the Browns (2008). She has been married to David Mann since June 9, 1988. They have four ...

Saw her in Sparkle..

15. CeCe Winans

Soundtrack | White Men Can't Jump

CeCe Winans was born on October 8, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Priscilla Winans. She is an actress, known for White Men Can't Jump (1992), Waiting to Exhale (1995) and Living Single (1993). She has been married to Alvin Love II since June 23, 1984. They have two children.

Saw her at Wembley Arena.. lol

16. Wendy Raquel Robinson

Actress | The Game

Wendy Raquel Robinson was born July 25, 1967, in Los Angeles, California. She is of African-American and Native American descent. Robinson is a cum laude graduate of Howard University of the School of Fine Arts and received her B.F.A. in drama. She's appeared in several plays, such as "The Vagina ...

17. Nia Long

Actress | Big Momma's House

Stunning pop culture icon, Hollywood leading lady and three-time NAACP award winner Nia Long returns to the big screen this fall in the highly anticipated Universal Pictures sequel The Best Man Holiday (in theaters November 15th) where she reunites with original castmates Taye Diggs ("Private ...

18. Michelle Williams

Actress | Revival!

(Tenetria) Michelle Williams was born on July 24, 1980 in Rockford, Illinois. When she was a child, she never imagined being in one of the most successful female groups in the country. When she was seventeen, she had a friend who was playing the keyboard for famous R&B star Monica so, of course, ...

19. Anna Popplewell

Actress | The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Anna Popplewell was born on December 16, 1988 in London, England as Anna Katherine Popplewell. She is an actress, known for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) and Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012). She is also known ...

Saw her in Narnia..

20. Alina Foley

Actress | The Spy Next Door

Alina Foley was born on April 16, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alina Chiara Foley. She is an actress, known for The Spy Next Door (2010), Days of Our Lives (1965) and The League (2009).

21. Eva Mendes

Actress | Hitch

Eva Mendes was born in Miami, Florida but raised in Los Angeles, California of Cuban-American heritage. In college, she began acting, studying underneath acting coach Ivana Chubbuck. This led to her desire to appear in feature films. Though taking many smaller roles in movies, she was little known ...

Saw her in Hitch..

22. Faith Evans

Soundtrack | Girls Trip

Faith Evans was born on June 10, 1973 in Lakeland, Florida, USA as Faith Renee Evans. She has been married to Stevie J. since July 17, 2018. She was previously married to Todd Russaw and The Notorious B.I.G..

23. Mary J. Blige

Soundtrack | Mudbound

Mary J. Blige was born on January 11, 1971 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Mary Jane Blige. She was previously married to Kendu Isaacs.

24. Genevieve Nnaji

Actress | Road to Yesterday

Genevieve Nnaji started her acting career as a child actress in the then-popular television soap opera "Ripples" at the age of 8. She was also featured in several commercials, some of which included Pronto beverage and Omo detergent. In 1998, at the age of 19, she made her debut in the growing ...

Saw her in Mirror Boy..

25. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Actress | Last Flight to Abuja

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (born February 7, 1978) is an actress, singer, and philanthropist from Lagos, Nigeria. Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, she has appeared in an astounding 300 films, selling millions of video copies. After receiving numerous high-profile awards, launching a music career...

26. 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.

Saw her in Everybody Hates Chris..

27. Famke Janssen

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Famke was born in the Netherlands, where she began her professional career as a model. She later moved to the United States, where she has made her home since 1984. Initially settling in New York, she majored in writing and literature at Columbia University and studied acting with Harold Guskin. ...

Saw her in The Wolverine..

28. 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 ...

29. 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 ...

Saw her in Soul Plane..

30. Nile Taylor

Actress | We Need 2 Talk

Nile Taylor is an actress and producer, known for We Need 2 Talk (2010), Vanished (2006) and Double Negative (2013).

31. Amber Rose Revah

Actress | The Punisher

Amber Rose Revah (born June 24, 1986) is an English actress of Kenyan-Indian (father) and Polish Jewish (mother) descent. Amber Rose started her film career in the award-winning LGBT cult film "I Can't Think Straight" whilst finishing her Bachelor of Arts at Brunel University.. The director then ...

Saw her in the Bible miniseries & Silent Witness..

32. 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).

33. Jennifer Freeman

Actress | My Wife and Kids

Jennifer Freeman was born on October 20, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jennifer Nicole Freeman. She is an actress, known for My Wife and Kids (2001), You Got Served (2004) and Johnson Family Vacation (2004). She was previously married to Earl Watson.

Saw her in My Wife & Kids..

34. Adelayo Adedayo

Actress | Unlocked

Adelayo Adedayo is an actress, known for Unlocked (2017), Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016) and Some Girls (2012).

Saw her in Gone Too Far..

35. Jessie J

Soundtrack | Ice Age: Collision Course

Jessie J (Jessica Ellen Cornish) was born in Redbridge, London on March 27, 1988. She went to Colins Performing Arts School as a child and when she was 11 she was cast in Andrew Lloyd Weber's musica "Whistle Down the Wind". When she was 17 she joined a girl group and soon after was signed as a solo...

36. Pooja Shah

Actress | Bend It Like Beckham

Pooja Shah was born on 8th August 1979 in North London in a Kenyan-Asian family. Grandparents migrated to Kenya from Gujarat in Western India and so the ancestral roots are there.

After studying at local Nursery, Infants and Junior school, she did GCSE at a Girls Grammar School. Took a year out from...

Saw her in Eastenders & Gone Too Far..

37. Tisha Martin

Actress | Kerching!

Tisha Martin is an actress, known for Kerching! (2003), Doctors (2000) and The Basil Brush Show (2002).

Saw her in Kerching..

38. Vanessa Vanderpuye

Actress | Dreaming Whilst Black

Vanessa Vanderpuye is an actress, known for Dreaming Whilst Black (2018), Venus vs. Mars (2015) and Zion (2011).

39. Shavani Cameron

Actress | Homeland

Shavani Cameron is an actress, known for Homeland (2011), The Tunnel (2013) and The State (2017).

Saw her in Youngers..

40. Laurie Brett

Actress | EastEnders

Laurie Brett was born and raised in Hamilton, Scotland on 28 March 1969. She toured with a travelling circus in Mexico and Central America with Circo Magico and studied at the London Studio Centre. She starred in fringe productions and made her television debut in "London's Burning" (as an office ...

41. Angela Griffin

Actress | Coronation Street

Angela Griffin was born on July 19, 1976 in Cottingley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Waterloo Road (2006) and Cutting It (2002). She has been married to Jason Milligan since July 27, 2006. They have two children.

Saw her in Breeders..

42. Amanda Mealing

Actress | Four Weddings and a Funeral

Amanda Mealing was born on April 22, 1967 in Dulwich, London, England as Amanda Jane Mealing. She is an actress and director, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Casualty (1986) and Holby City (1999). She has been married to Richard Sainsbury since July 1998. They have two children.

43. Chloe Howman

Actress | Holby Blue

Chloe Howman was born in 1978 in Bexley, Kent, England as Chloe Naomi Howman. She is an actress, known for Holby Blue (2007), Casualty (1986) and Sparkling Cyanide (2003). She has been married to Paul Thornley since September 22, 2013. They have one child. She was previously married to Danny ...

Saw her in Casualty..

44. Amanda Henderson

Actress | Les Misérables

Amanda Henderson is an actress, known for Les Misérables (2012), Casualty (1986) and Wild Bill (2011).

45. Jane Hazlegrove

Actress | Heidi

Jane Hazlegrove was born on July 17, 1968 in Manchester, England as Sarah Jane Hazelgrove. She is an actress and director, known for Heidi (1993), Casualty (1986) and Holby City (1999).

46. Catherine Russell

Actress | Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Catherine Russell was born on April 17, 1965 in Lambeth, London, England. She is an actress, known for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991) and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001). She has been married to Richard Holmes since September 5, 1988. They ...

47. Shystie

Actress | Adulthood

Shystie was born on December 25, 1982 in London, England as Chanelle Calica. She is an actress, known for Adulthood (2008), Kidulthood (2006) and 90 Minutes (2018).

48. Teyonah Parris

Actress | Dear White People

Teyonah Parris is an actress and producer, known for Dear White People (2014), Chi-Raq (2015) and They Came Together (2014).

Saw her in Dear White People..

49. Shari Headley

Actress | The Haves and the Have Nots

Shari Headley was born on July 15, 1964 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for The Haves and the Have Nots (2013), Switched at Birth (2011) and Coming to America (1988). She was previously married to Christopher Martin.

50. 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 ...

Possibly for FSS project. Hmm. Need to see more though.

51. Abigail Moronkeji

Actress | Snap N Trap

Abigail Moronkeji is an actress, known for Snap N Trap (2014).

52. Amanda Righetti

Actress | Captain America: The First Avenger

Amanda Elizabeth Righetti is a Utah-born, Nevada-raised actor/producer and Best Actress Award winner by the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. Righetti began her career at 14, as a young model, but made waves as the trust-fund squandering, world-traveling black sheep, "Hailey...

53. Shona McGarty

Actress | EastEnders

Shona McGarty was born on October 14, 1991 in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England as Shona Bernadette McGarty. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), EastEnders: Last Tango in Walford (2010) and Neighbours 30th Anniversary Tribute: Ramsay Square (2015).

Saw her in Eastenders..

54. Louisa Lytton

Actress | EastEnders

Since a young age, Louisa has had a love of performing, having been a pupil at London's iconic Sylvia Young Theatre School. Here, she learnt from some of the best tutors, and was able to develop her skills as both an actress, and an all-round performer. It was this platform that led to Louisa ...

Saw her in Eastenders & the Bill..

55. Lacey Turner

Actress | EastEnders

Lacey Turner was born on March 28, 1988 in Hendon, London, England as Lacey Amelia Turner. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Bedlam (2011) and Our Girl (2014). She has been married to Matt Kaye since September 2, 2017.

Saw her in Eastenders..

56. Keke Palmer

Actress | Grease Live!

Keke Palmer was born Lauren Keyana Palmer in Harvey, Illinois, a south suburb of Chicago, 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 ...

Loved Akeelah & the Bee. Hope she's still got it.

57. Keira Knightley

Actress | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Keira Christina Knightley was born March 26, 1985 in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald. An older brother, Caleb Knightley, was born in 1979. Her father is English, while her Scottish-born ...

Seen her in many films before, but just seen the Duchess & she was great..

58. Hayley Atwell

Actress | Captain America: The First Avenger

Born in London, England, Hayley Elizabeth Atwell has dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. An only child, Hayley was named after actress Hayley Mills. Her parents, Alison (Cain) and Grant Atwell, both motivational speakers, met at a London workshop of Dale Carnegie's ...

Saw her in the Duchess..

59. Mina Anwar

Actress | The Thin Blue Line

Mina Anwar was born on September 20, 1969 in Church, Lancashire, England as Mina Mumtaz Anwar. She is an actress, known for The Thin Blue Line (1995), House of Anubis (2011) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007).

Saw her in Sleeping Lions..

60. 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 ...

61. Sanaa Lathan

Actress | AVP: Alien vs. Predator

Sanaa Lathan, pronounced Sa-NAA, "like Sinatra without the tra", was born on September 19, 1971, in New York, as her actress mother Eleanor McCoy performed on Broadway with the likes of Eartha Kitt, and her director father Stan Lathan worked behind the scenes in television for PBS. She was exposed ...

62. Nicky Buggs

Actress | Playing for Keeps

Nicky Buggs is known for her work on Playing for Keeps (2012), Powers (2015) and The Secret Life of Bees (2008).

Saw her in Playing For Keeps..

63. Tanda Kerín

Actress | Forgiving Chris Brown

Tanda Kerín was born on December 30, 1980 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Forgiving Chris Brown (2015) and Succeeding at Life (2016).

64. Nadine Marshall

Actress | The Smoking Room

Nadine Marshall was born on September 30, 1972 in Lambeth, London, England as Nadine Panchita Marshall. She is an actress, known for The Smoking Room (2004), Paddington 2 (2017) and Old Jack's Boat (2013).

65. Jessica Sula

Actress | Split

Jessica Sula was born on May 3, 1994 in Gorseinon, Swansea, Wales. She is an actress, known for Split (2016), The Lovers (2017) and Love & Marriage (2013).

Saw her in Honeytrap..

66. Brandy Norwood

Actress | I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

Brandy Norwood was born on February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi, USA as Brandy Rayana Norwood. She is known for her work on I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), Moesha (1996) and Osmosis Jones (2001).

67. Ellen Thomas

Actress | EastEnders

Ellen Thomas was born on February 3, 1964 in Sierra Leone as Ellen Dorothy Thomas. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Johnny English Reborn (2011) and Basic Instinct 2 (2006).

68. 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 ...

69. 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 ...

71. Robinne Lee

Actress | Hitch

Robinne Lee (born July 16, 1974) is an American actress and author. She made her screen debut in the 1997 independent film Hav Plenty, and later has appeared in films National Security (2003), Deliver Us from Eva (2003), Hitch (2005), Seven Pounds (2008), Fifty Shades Darker (2017), and Fifty ...

Saw her in Seven Pounds..

72. Reagan Gomez-Preston

Actress | Jerry Maguire

Reagan Gomez-Preston was born on April 24, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Reagan Amyre Gomez-Preston. She is an actress and writer, known for Jerry Maguire (1996), Surviving... (2015) and Almost Home (2013). She has been married to DeWayne Turrentine Jr. since November 10, 1999. They have two ...

73. Hilary Swank

Actress | Boys Don't Cry

Hilary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Judith Kay (Clough), a secretary, and Stephen Michael Swank, who served in the National Guard and was also a traveling salesman. Her maternal grandmother, Frances Martha Dominguez, was of Mexican descent, and her other roots include German, English, and ...

Saw her in Conviction..

74. Kara Tointon

Actress | EastEnders

Standing at an average 5ft 5in, with a cheeky glint in her deep brown eyes we have Kara Tointon - a girl who is anything but average. She was brought into the world on August 5th 1983 in a large Essex town called Southend-On-Sea.. Ambitious and confident from an early age, Kara often made up her ...

Saw her in Eastenders..



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