TheBlackList Diversity Roundup

by FilmTVDiversity | created - 03 Sep 2014 | updated - 03 Sep 2014 | Public

a list of the Cast and Guest of Color from Season 1 of NBC's the Blacklist as identified by IMDB records

1. Harry Lennix

Actor | Man of Steel

Harry Lennix is an accomplished film, television, and stage actor. His recent credits include Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel", The CW's "Emily Owens, M.D.", Fox's "Dollhouse," HBO's "Little Britain," as well as the critically acclaimed series "24" as Walid Al-Rezani.

Harry Joseph Lennix III was born ...

2. Hisham Tawfiq

Actor | The Blacklist

Hisham discovered his passion for the arts while performing the poem "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Poet Laureate Maya Angelou, in a high school English class. Hisham studied at the world renowned Negro Ensemble Theatre Company, which has brought forth such notable actors as Denzel Washington...

3. Parminder Nagra

Actress | Bend It Like Beckham

Parminder Nagra was born on October 5, 1975 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Parminder Kaur Nagra. Parminder is an actress, known for Bend It Like Beckham (2002), ER (1994) and The Blacklist (2013). Parminder was previously married to James Stenson.

4. Deborah S. Craig

Actress | Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens

Deborah S. Craig is best known for originating the role of Marcy Park on Broadway in William Finn's Tony award winning musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", dir. by James Lapine. Based on her own over achieving childhood, it earned her critical acclaim, a Drama Desk Award and the ...

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5. Lance Reddick

Actor | John Wick

Lance Reddick was born on June 7, 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Lance Solomon Reddick. He is an actor and producer, known for John Wick (2014), John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) and White House Down (2013). He has been married to Stephanie Diane Day since June 2011. He was previously married to ...

6. Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Actor | Da 5 Bloods

Isiah Whitlock Jr. was born on September 13, 1954 in South Bend, Indiana, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Da 5 Bloods (2020), Cedar Rapids (2011) and BlacKkKlansman (2018).

7. Frank C. Williams

Actor | Madam Secretary

Frank C. Williams is a New York-based actor and member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and member of the Screen Actors Guild. Conceived in New York City, born Baltimore, Maryland. At a very young age, he cultivated his love to entertain performing in neighborhood ...

8. Hassan Johnson

Actor | Brooklyn's Finest

Hassan Johnson is an actor and producer, known for Brooklyn's Finest (2009), The Devil's Own (1997) and Top Five (2014).

9. David Zayas

Actor | Skyline

David Zayas was born on August 15, 1962 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is an actor and producer, known for Skyline (2010), The Expendables (2010) and Dexter (2006). He has been married to Liza Colón-Zayas since November 21, 1998. They have one child.

10. Clifton Collins Jr.

Actor | Star Trek

An acting chameleon who can easily lose himself in the life of his film and television characters, Clifton Collins Jr. is a native Angeleno who grew up destined to become a part of the Latino entertainment industry. His great-grandparents on his mother's side were a Mexican trumpet player and ...

11. Ezra Knight

Actor | Law & Order

Ezra Knight was born on July 7, 1962 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Ezra is an actor, known for Law & Order (1990), Arthur and the Invisibles (2006) and Table One (2000).

12. 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. ...

13. Hoon Lee

Actor | Banshee

Hoon Lee is an award-winning American stage and screen actor. Born in Minnesota, he grew up in Connecticut and the Boston area before moving to New York.

Trained as a fine artist and graphic designer, he first worked in the tech industry as a creative director and interface designer before ...

14. Shawn Andrew

Actor | The Cookout

Shawn Andrew is known for his work on The Cookout (2004), The Carrie Diaries (2013) and Person of Interest (2011).

15. Susan Kelechi Watson

Actress | This Is Us

Susan Kelechi Watson was born on November 11, 1981 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for This Is Us (2016), A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) and NCIS (2003).

16. Mariann Aalda

Actress | Talk to Me, Ginger!

Long before there was Olivia Pope or Annalise Keating, there was DiDi Bannister on the ABC soap opera Edge Of Night (1981-84). As played by Mariann Aalda, the smart and spirited young attorney became a prototype for the professional African-American female characters that began to proliferate on ...

17. Dion Sapp

Actor | Daredevil

Dion Sapp is known for his work on Daredevil (2015), Walk This Way (2013) and W8 (Weight) (2012).

18. Raushanah Simmons

Actress | The Other Woman

Raushanah Simmons is an actress and writer, known for The Other Woman (2014), Annie (2014) and The Challenger (2015).

19. Hans Marrero

Stunts | Ingobernable

Born in 1985 in Beaufort, South Carolina, Marrero's upbringing was defined by discipline and structure. Son of Dr. Myra Ancheta (United States Marine Corps Retired), former Marine Corps and Naval Officer, and Hans Marrero Sr. (United States Marine Corps Retired). Young Marrero was introduced to the...

20. Eyas Younis

Actor | Armed Response

After completing the MBA program, which he was able to get through by teaching Martial Arts and Ballroom dancing, Eyas held several corporate positions in NYC and the Middle East. His passion for acting and writing led him to take workshops and audition for roles in films. After starring in few ...

21. Juan Carlos Hernández

Actor | High Crimes

Juan Carlos Hernández is an actor and director, known for High Crimes (2002), Cop Out (2010) and War of the Worlds (2005). He has been married to Adria K. Hernandez since July 22, 1998. They have one child.

22. David Carranza

Actor | Gotham

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, David Carranza has been immersed in the arts since birth. Pursuing his passions for the arts, he graduated from the famed William Esper Studio, and worked with the incomparable Maggie Flanigan.

David's most known appearance pays tribute to his home state, starring in...

23. Amir Arison

Actor | The Blacklist

Amir Arison was born on March 24, 1978 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Amir is an actor and director, known for The Blacklist (2013), Billions (2016) and Ramy (2019).

24. Jennifer Kim

Actress | The Bourne Legacy

Jennifer Kim is an actress, known for The Bourne Legacy (2012), Mozart in the Jungle (2014) and First Winter (2012).

25. Stacey Sargeant

Actress | The Forty-Year-Old Version

Stacey Sargeant is an actress and director, known for The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020), Come Sunday (2018) and The Blacklist (2013).

26. Roy Jackson

Actor | Blindspot

Roy Jackson hails from Richmond, California. He graduated from The University of California Berkeley, where he walked on the football team and eventually earned a scholarship. It was there, where he was introduced to acting and began studying the craft. Roy also trained at The American Conservatory...

27. Jason Humble

Writer | Emissary

Jason Humble is a Actor. Jason Humble has mostly worked in English and has worked in languages like English. Check out this page for more updates on Jason Humble. He is a young actor in just age of 19. Jason has done mostly hit films. Jason always be ready for new contracts of hia upcoming world.

28. Chin Han

Actor | The Dark Knight

Named one of Asia's 25 greatest actors of all-time by CNNGo (a division of CNN) alongside stars like Japan's Toshiro Mifune and India's Amitabh Bachchan and nominated for Variety's Asian Star of the Year Award in 2013, Chin Han's 20 year career has spanned many international theater, television and...

29. Donnetta Lavinia Grays

Actress | Happy!

Donnetta Lavinia Grays was born on October 21, 1977 in Panama City, Panama. Donnetta is an actress and writer, known for Happy! (2017), The Wrestler (2008) and The Book of Henry (2017).

30. Rob Yang

Actor | Succession

Rob Yang is known for his work on Succession (2018), The Americans (2013) and Living with Yourself (2019).

31. Sharon Washington

Actress | Joker

Sharon Washington is known for her work on Joker (2019), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) and Michael Clayton (2007).

32. Andrew Pang

Editorial_department | In the Heights

Andrew Pang is a Korean American actor/director who grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated from the Yale School of Drama with an MFA in Acting. Andrew has been a professional actor in New York for 20 years. In addition to his film and television credits, he has performed both on Broadway and ...

33. Victor Cruz

Actor | The Taking of Pelham 123

Victor Cruz was born on August 5, 1980 in New York, USA. Victor is an actor and producer, known for The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), The Other Woman (2014) and Side Effects (2013).

34. Natalie Kim

Actress | Madam Secretary

Natalie Kim is an actress and writer, known for Madam Secretary (2014), Time After Time (2017) and The Blacklist (2013).

35. Marc Damon Johnson

Actor | Sweet and Lowdown

Marc Damon Johnson is an actor, known for Sweet and Lowdown (1999), The Sopranos (1999) and Elementary (2012).

36. Clark Jackson

Actor | Luke Cage

Clark Jackson is an award-winning stage, television, and film actor based in New York City. A graduate of Stanford University and the Yale School of Drama, where he received his MFA in Acting, Clark is a usual suspect on network television and on Broadway.

Recently, he's appeared on Bull (CBS) as ...

37. Alfredo Narciso

Actor | Manifest

Alfredo Narciso is an actor and producer, known for Manifest (2018), The Dark Tower (2017) and Homeland (2011).

38. Adémola

Actor | The Last Days of Toussaint L'Ouverture

Adémóla was born in Islington, North London in the United Kingdom. At the age of 4, Adémóla began performing in school plays. He was suddenly shipped away to a remote military-style boarding school; The Mayflower School in Nigeria, where his prospects of developing and becoming his personal legend ...

39. Jamil Mena

Actor | Sleeping with Other People

Jamil Mena is known for his work on Sleeping with Other People (2015), One Life to Live (1968) and Royal Pains (2009).

40. Marc Webster

Actor | Katy Keene

Marc Webster is an actor, known for Katy Keene (2020), Madam Secretary (2014) and The Mysteries of Laura (2014).

41. Trevor Zhou

Actor | The Waltz

Trevor Zhou is an actor and writer, known for The Waltz (2015), Layover (2017) and Ann Arbor.

42. Elena Hurst

Actress | Grand Theft Auto IV

Elena Hurst was born on September 4, 1983 in Austin, Texas, USA as Elena Harvey Hurst. She is known for her work on Grand Theft Auto IV (2008), My Soul to Take (2010) and The End of Mara (2016).

43. Gameela Wright

Actress | John Wick

A native New Yorker, Gameela took the scenic route to acting. Starting out in grade school doing school plays whenever possible and hamming it up for her family whenever they could stand it, she soon found her way to dance and got accepted into the prestigious Dance Theater of Harlem. When a ...

44. Dominic Colón

Actor | Power

Dominic Colón - Dominic is an award winning actor, writer, producer and filmmaker from the Bronx, New York. As an actor Dominic is most recognized for his work as Manny Spamboni on the Emmy Award Winning Children's Show, The Electric Company. Over the past 15 years, Dominic has appeared in over 60 ...

45. Eisa Davis

Actress | House of Cards

Eisa Davis is an award-winning actor, writer, and singer-songwriter working on stage and screen. She is known for her roles as Cynthia Driscoll on House of Cards (2015-16), and as Rae, Bubbles' sister on The Wire (2003, 2008). She also played Irma in the acclaimed rock musical Passing Strange (2009...

46. Heland Lee

Actor | Buzz-Killer

Heland Lee is an actor and writer, known for Buzz-Killer (2011), D 4 Delivery (2007) and Stinky T (Obsessive/Compulsive) (2006).

47. Mark Tallman

Actor | First Wives Club

Mark Tallman is known for his work on First Wives Club (2019), Rise (2018) and State of Affairs (2014).

48. Jeremy Burnett

Actor | Person of Interest

Jeremy Burnett is an actor and composer, known for Person of Interest (2011), Jessica Jones (2015) and FBI: Most Wanted (2020).

49. Bjorn DuPaty

Actor | Demolition

Bjorn DuPaty is an actor, known for Demolition (2015), Alpha House (2013) and Sleepy Hollow (2013).

50. Dana Shiraki

Actress | The Blacklist

Dana Shiraki is an actress, known for The Blacklist (2013), Law & Order (1990) and Casual Encounters (2013).

51. Maduka Steady

Actor | Law & Order

Maduka Steady is an actor and director, known for Law & Order (1990), The Three Way (2011) and Battle: New York, Day 2 (2011).

52. R. Marcos Taylor

Actor | Straight Outta Compton

At five years old, all Marcos wanted to become was Superman. When he realized that couldn't happen, he decided taking Karate lessons was the next best thing. Marcos went on to earn a black belt in Karate, but along the way he began developing a love for various martial art forms. In addition to ...

53. Juan-Pablo Veizaga

Actor | Magnum P.I.

Juan-Pablo is the son of immigrants who came to the U.S., worked hard and were able to provide him and his siblings with a better life and education. He was born in Alexandria, VA, just outside of Washington, DC on April 3, 1982. He learned English at school but kept his Spanish live at home.

In ...

54. Toussaint Raphael Abessolo

Actor | The Last Witch Hunter

Toussaint Raphaël Abessolo was born on November 2nd, 1981, in Libreville (Gabon), to Gabonese parents, Francine Y. Nguema, a secretary shorthand typist, and Serge C. Abessolo, an accountant. Toussaint moved to New-York City in 2004. In 2009, he enrolled in a 2 year conservatory acting program at ...

55. Samuel Ray Gates

Actor | Two Night Stand

Samuel Ray Gates is an actor, known for Two Night Stand (2014), The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).

56. Yasu Suzuki

Director | Radius Squared Times Heart

Yasu Suzuki is an actor and director, known for Radius Squared Times Heart (2009), The Apologizers and Daredevil (2015).

57. Yaegel T. Welch

Actor | The Blacklist

Yaegel T. Welch is an actor, known for The Blacklist (2013), BrainDead (2016) and Blue Bloods (2010).

58. Joseph Melendez

Actor | Ozark

Joseph Melendez is an actor, known for Ozark (2017), The Sinner (2017) and S.W.A.T. (2017).

59. Alexis Suarez

Actor | Thanks for Sharing

Alexis Suarez is an actor and producer known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows (2016), Home (2013), and Bruiser (Sundance Nominee, 2021). He has made appearances in numerous prime time and cable television shows, including the STARZ network dramatic series, "Hightown" as Javier (...

60. Caynen Couture

Actor | Zen

Caynen Couture is a model and actor in NYC, and has been performing since the age of 4. His striking features and natural on-camera presence has grabbed the attention of top agencies, managers, and directors throughout the industry. His outgoing, charismatic, and humorous personality has led him to...

61. Kenneth Maharaj

Actor | Madam Secretary

Kenneth Maharaj is an American Actor born on the Caribbean Isles of Trinidad and Tobago. He studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York. He started his career in Theatre (is a member of Equity) and then branched into Film and Television. Along with being an extremely versatile...

62. Otoja Abit

Actor | Stonewall

First-generation American writer/director/producer/actor OTOJA ABIT (pronounced "O-toe-jay Abbitt") is best known for his award-winning debut short, Jitters, in which he wrote, directed, produced, and starred. Otoja expanded on his short Jitters' theme with A New York Christmas Wedding, which ...

63. Yinka Adeboyeku

Actor | Motherless Brooklyn

Yinka Adeboyeku is an actor and writer, known for Motherless Brooklyn (2019), Person of Interest (2011) and Gotham (2014).

64. Lolita Brinkley

Actress | Show Me a Hero

Lolita is an actor, coach, lawyer, engineer, and inspirational leader. She has had roles in many stage plays, including Hermione in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Arsinoe in The Misanthrope, and Arkadina in The Seagull. Lolita has also written and performed the one-woman shows The Truth About ...

65. Jimmy Gary Jr.

Actor | New Amsterdam

Jimmy Lee Gary Jr, also known as James Gary Jr, was born in Stuart, Florida on November 7, 1972, and grew up in Okeechobee. He is a former college and professional athlete whose ambitions took him from the football field to New York City. After living in a car that he bought for a hundred dollars, ...

66. Christine Lin

Actress | Abominable

Christine Lin is a Taiwanese-American actress with a biomedical and electrical engineering degree from Duke University. She began acting in Chicago and trained at The Second City and Steppenwolf West.

A native Mandarin Chinese speaker, Christine originated the role of Miss Zhao in the world premiere...

67. Robert Ray Manning Jr.

Actor | Person of Interest

Robert Ray Manning Jr. is an actor and producer, known for Person of Interest (2011), Kate & Leopold (2001) and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013).

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