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. She is an actress, known for Bend It Like Beckham (2002), ER (1994) and Ella Enchanted (2004). She was previously married to James Stenson.

4. Deborah S. Craig

Actress | Ghost Town

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 in 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 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 Day since June 2011.

6. Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Actor | Cedar Rapids

Isiah Whitlock Jr. was born on September 13, 1954 in South Bend, Indiana, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Cedar Rapids (2011), 25th Hour (2002) and Pete's Dragon (2016).

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 Ovum (2015).

9. David Zayas

Actor | Skyline

David Zayas was born on August 15, 1962 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is known for his work on Skyline (2010), The Expendables (2010) and Dexter (2006). He is married to Liza Colón-Zayas.

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. He 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 was born on July 18, 1973 in Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA as Tong Hoon Lee. He is an actor, known for Banshee (2013), Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2013) and Bosch (2014). He has been married to Sekiya Billman since October 26, 2008.

14. Shawn Andrew

Actor | The Cookout

Shawn Andrew is an actor, known for The Cookout (2004), The Carrie Diaries (2013) and The Warriors (2005).

15. Susan Kelechi Watson

Actress | This Is Us

Susan Kelechi Watson is known for her work on This Is Us (2016), NCIS (2003) and The Blacklist (2013).

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 | Born Again Virgin

Dion Sapp is known for his work on Born Again Virgin (2015), Boardwalk Empire (2010) and The Blacklist (2013).

18. Raushanah Simmons

Actress | The Other Woman

Raushanah Simmons is an actress and writer, known for The Other Woman (2014), Annie (2014) and Blackwell Summers Mysteries (2016).

19. Hans Marrero

Stunts | Sultan

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

Since 1998, Eyas Younis has worked in many business fields. In 2001, Younis moved from Jordan to New York City where he got his MBA degree. To pay for the expenses for his master's degree, Younis taught ballroom dancing and martial arts. After graduation, Younis held various positions 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 | The Frame

David Carranza is an actor, known for The Frame (2014), Person of Interest (2011) and The Blacklist (2013).

23. Amir Arison

Actor | Fortress

Amir Arison was born on March 24, 1978 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Fortress (2016), The Blacklist (2013) and The Visitor (2007).

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 | Come Sunday

Stacey Sargeant is an actress and director, known for Come Sunday (2018), Elementary (2012) 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

Jasons family is originally from Sãntos, Brazil and he lives in New York, New York where he works full time in Capital Raise. Although Jason's heart initially was in front of the camera, his passion grew into working behind the camera as an Executive Producer raising capital for intellectual ...

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 | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Donnetta Lavinia Grays is a Brooklyn-based actor and playwright. Her acting credits include; Broadway: Sarah Ruhl's "In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play" and Lisa Kron's "Well." NY Theatre: "O, Earth" (The Foundry Theatre) "Men on Boats" "16 Words or Less" (Clubbed Thumb) "The Wii Plays" (ArsNova...

30. Rob Yang

Actor | The Americans

Rob Yang is known for his work on The Americans (2013), The Bourne Legacy (2012) and The Adjustment Bureau (2011).

31. Sharon Washington

Actress | Die Hard with a Vengeance

Sharon Washington is known for her work on Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Michael Clayton (2007) and Half Nelson (2006).

32. Andrew Pang

Director | Works of Art

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. He 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), Elementary (2012) and Gotham (2014).

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 | The Dark Tower

Alfredo Narciso is an actor and producer, known for The Dark Tower (2017), Homeland (2011) and Jessica Jones (2015).

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 ...

40. Marc Webster

Actor | The Mysteries of Laura

Marc Webster is an actor, known for The Mysteries of Laura (2014), The Blacklist (2013) and Kidnapped (2006).

41. Trevor Zhou

Actor | The Waltz

Trevor Zhou is an actor and director, known for The Waltz (2015), The Sitter (2011) and Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2009).

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), Wishbone (1995) and My Soul to Take (2010).

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 is an award winning actor, writer, producer and filmmaker that was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Most recognized for his work as Manny Spamboni on the Emmy Award Winning Children's Show, The Electric Company, and as Anibal on the hit series POWER. 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 | Rise

Mark Tallman is an actor, known for Rise (2018), State of Affairs (2014) and Single Ladies (2011).

48. Jeremy Burnett

Actor | Crisis in Six Scenes

Jeremy Burnett is an actor and composer, known for Crisis in Six Scenes (2016), Elementary (2012) and Limitless (2015).

49. Bjorn DuPaty

Actor | Demolition

Bjorn DuPaty is an actor, known for Demolition (2015).

50. Dana Shiraki

Actress | The Blacklist

Dana Shiraki is an actress, known for The Blacklist (2013), Casual Encounters (2013) and The Winter Butterfly.

51. Maduka Steady

Producer | The Three Way

Maduka Steady is an actor and director, known for The Three Way (2011), Law & Order (1990) and Freedomland (2006).

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 | Homeland

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), Daredevil (2015) and The Apologizers.

57. Yaegel T. Welch

Actor | The Blacklist

Yaegel T. Welch is an actor, known for The Blacklist (2013), BrainDead (2016) and Madam Secretary (2014).

58. Joseph Melendez

Actor | Ozark

Joseph Melendez is an actor, known for Ozark (2017), The Sinner (2017) and The Americans (2013).

59. Alexis Suarez

Actor | Gotham

Alexis Suarez is an actor and producer known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows (2016), Weiner-Dog (2016),and Home (2013). He has appeared in numerous prime time and cable television roles, including IFC's comedy series "Benders", "Gotham" (FX), "Shades of Blue" (NBC), and HBOs ...

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

Otoja Abit (pronounced O-toe-jay Abbitt), the only son of driven Nigerian parents, was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Queens, NY.

A celebrated athlete and honored scholar, he attended Archbishop Molloy High School and went on to a year of post graduate work at The Gunnery in CT. Otoja completed his...

63. Yinka Adeboyeku

Actor | Blue Bloods

Yinka Adeboyeku is an actor and writer, known for Blue Bloods (2010), Gotham (2014) and Iron Fist (2017).

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 | Happythankyoumoreplease

Jimmy Lee Gary Jr., also known as James Gary Jr. graduated from Okeechobee High School in 1991. where he dominated the game of football, burned up the track and was a major force on the basketball court. In his senior year, he earned the highest award any high school athlete could receive. He was ...

66. Christine Lin

Actress | Limitless

Christine Lin is a Chinese-American actress. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and grew up in the Chicago suburbs.

Christine began acting and improvising in Chicago and originated the role of Miss Zhao in the world premiere and Broadway productions of David Henry Hwang's CHINGLISH.

Christine Lin ...

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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