Dolemite Is My Name 2019 (LA) premiere

by thatgalaredcarpeteventguy | created - 11 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Saturday September 28th, Regency Village Theatre 961 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

1. Eddie Murphy

Actor | The Nutty Professor

Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian Lynch (born: Lillian Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a ...

2. Craig Robinson

Actor | This Is the End

Craig Robinson was born on October 25, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Craig Phillip Robinson. He is an actor and producer, known for This Is the End (2013), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008).

3. Obba Babatundé

Actor | Life

Obba Babatundé is an actor, singer, dancer, director, writer and producer. Obba's breadth of work is known worldwide by audiences of all ages, and his face is one of the most recognizable in the entertainment industry. His career spans over 4 decades and he is a unique breed in today's industry as ...

4. Ron Cephas Jones

Actor | This Is Us

Ron Cephas Jones was born on January 8, 1957 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for This Is Us (2016), Luke Cage (2016) and Half Nelson (2006).

5. Keegan-Michael Key

Actor | Keanu

Keegan-Michael Key was born in Southfield, Michigan and raised in Detroit. He was adopted as a child by a black father and a white mother. In 1989, he graduated from Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak, Michigan. Key attended the University of Detroit Mercy as an undergraduate and earned his ...

6. Elle Key

Actress | The School of Rock

Elle Key was born in Bronx, New York, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for School of Rock (2003), Boy Meets Girl (2014) and Fair Game (2010). She has been married to Keegan-Michael Key since June 8, 2018.

7. Wesley Snipes

Actor | Blade

Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Marian (Long), a teacher's assistant, and SMSGT Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that dance and the theatre were to be his career. He attended ...

8. Karrueche Tran

Actress | The Bay

Los Angeles native Karrueche Tran has quickly become one of Hollywood's sweethearts. Best known for her role as Virginia on TNT's acclaimed series Claws, the actress and socialite has accumulated a worldwide fan base of over 10 million combined social media followers and counting. Karrueche not ...

9. Paige Butcher

Actress | Something's Gotta Give

Paige Butcher was born on October 6, 1979 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia as Jacinta Paige Butcher. She is an actress, known for Something's Gotta Give (2003), Big Momma's House 2 (2006) and Maxim the Real Swimsuit DVD Vol. 2 (2005).

10. Tracy Morgan

Actor | 30 Rock

Tracy Morgan was born on November 10, 1968 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Tracy Jamal Morgan. He is an actor and producer, known for 30 Rock (2006), Cop Out (2010) and Superhero Movie (2008). He has been married to Megan Wollover since August 23, 2015. They have one child. He was ...

11. Samuel L. Jackson

Actor | Pulp Fiction

Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), ...

12. Chris Kattan

Actor | A Night at the Roxbury

Christopher Lee Kattan was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to model Hajni Joslyn and actor Kip King. Chris moved to Mt. Baldy when he turned five, and resided there until the age of fifteen, when he moved to Bainbridge Island, Washington for high school.

After he graduated from high school, Chris ...

13. Luenell

Actress | The Rock

Luenell was born on March 12, 1959 in Tollette, Arkansas, USA as Luenell Campell. She is an actress and writer, known for The Rock (1996), A Star Is Born (2018) and That's My Boy (2012).

14. Keenen Ivory Wayans

Writer | White Chicks

The trail-blazing linchpin of a sprawling family dynasty of comic entertainers, it was multi-talented writer/director/producer Keenen Ivory Wayans (born June 8, 1958, in New York City) who led the familial pack and was the first to achieve national prominence when he successfully created, launched,...

15. Bob Odenkirk

Actor | Better Call Saul

Robert John Odenkirk was born in Berwyn, Illinois, to Barbara (Baier) and Walter Odenkirk, who worked in printing. His ancestry includes German and Irish. He grew up in Naperville, IL, the second of seven children. He worked as a DJ for WIDB, his college radio station at Southern Illinois ...

16. Sugar Ray Leonard

Actor | The Fighter

Considered one of the best fighters of all time, Ray Leonard burst onto the international scene by winning the light-welterweight gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. He turned professional with a lawyer, Mike Trainer, handling the business side of his career whilst hiring the ...

17. 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...

18. Ted Sarandos

Producer | Okja

Ted Sarandos is a member of Spotify's board of directors. He has been a member of the board of directors since September 13, 2016. In addition to his role on the board of directors, Mr. Sarandos serves on the board of directors of Netflix, as well as the Film Advisory Board of Directors for Tribeca...

19. Jesse Williams

Actor | The Cabin in the Woods

Jesse Wesley Williams born August 5, 1981 is a former high school teacher and activist turned actor/director. He's best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey's Anatomy and his advocacy for the disenfranchised, highlighted by his internationally resonant ...

20. Bobby Rush

Soundtrack | Black Snake Moan

Bobby Rush is an 85-year-old Grammy winning and legendary R&B, Soul, Funk and Blues artist with the energy and performance style like he's in his prime. Rolling Stone calls him "The King of the Chitlin' Circuit" for his constant touring and vibrant live show on a circuit that has been home to Jimi ...

21. Tituss Burgess

Actor | Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tituss Burgess was born on February 21, 1979 in Athens, Georgia, USA. He is an actor, known for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015), Dolemite Is My Name (2019) and Set It Up (2018).

22. Ruth E. Carter

Costume_designer | Black Panther

Ruth E. Carter was born on April 10, 1960 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. She is known for her work on Black Panther (2018), Dolemite Is My Name (2019) and Malcolm X (1992).

23. Craig Brewer

Director | Hustle & Flow

Father, Walter D. Brewer worked in a number of high-level corporate positions for Matson Navigation Company, culminating in the position of director of corporate development from 1990-1998, when he died. His work caused the family to move from Vallejo, California (where Craig attended elementary ...

24. Elise Neal

Actress | Hustle & Flow

Elise Neal was born in Memphis, Tennessee and began dancing at age six. She credits her success to her mother, Arletha Neal, who always supported her and drove her to many talent shows and recitals. After moving to New York and quickly booking many off-Broadway shows and musical revivals, she ...

25. Bishop Don Magic Juan

Self | S.W.A.T.

Bishop Don Magic Juan was born in 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Donald Campbell. He is an actor and producer, known for S.W.A.T. (2003), Old School (2003) and Starsky & Hutch (2004).

26. Adrian Dev

Actor | Westworld

Adrian Dev is known for his work on Westworld (2016), SEAL Team (2017) and Mulan (2020).

27. Kodi Smit-McPhee

Actor | Let Me In

Kodi Smit-McPhee started acting at the age of 9. He dropped out of high school in his first year to pursue acting and currently resides in Los Angeles as does his father Andy McPhee and sister Sianoa Smit-McPhee, who are also actors.

He made his feature film debut alongside Eric Bana in 2007's "...

28. Scott Alexander

Writer | American Crime Story

Scott Alexander was born on June 16, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for American Crime Story (2016), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and Ed Wood (1994).

29. Larry Karaszewski

Writer | American Crime Story

Larry Karaszewski was born on November 20, 1961 in South Bend, Indiana, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for American Crime Story (2016), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and Ed Wood (1994). He has been married to Emily Karaszewski since August 31, 1991. They have two children.

30. Eddie Levert

Soundtrack | Coming to America

Eddie Levert was born on June 16, 1942 in Bessemer, Alabama, USA. He is an actor, known for Coming to America (1988), Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) and The Fighting Temptations (2003). He is married to Raquel Capelton. They have one child. He was previously married to Martha Levert.

32. John Savage

Actor | The Last Full Measure

John Savage is an American actor best known for his roles in The Deer Hunter (1978), The Onion Field (1979), Hair (1979), Salvador (1986), The Last Full Measure (2019), In Dubious Battle (2016), and the television shows Goliath (2016), Twin Peaks (2017), and Dark Angel (2000). He was born in Old ...

33. Monica Floyd

Producer | A Screenshot to Santa

Monica Floyd is a rising American entertainment executive, whose titles include director, producer, manager, artist, and writer. As Chief Executive Officer of True Vision Media Group (TVMG), she employs her natural talents to motivate others to dare to be different and to dream big dreams.

While ...

35. Jimmy Lynch

Actor | Disco Godfather

Jimmy Lynch was born on October 13, 1937 in Acmar, Alabama, USA. He is known for his work on Disco Godfather (1979), The Human Tornado (1976) and Petey Wheatstraw (1977).

36. John Davis

Producer | I, Robot

John Davis was born in Denver, Colorado, USA. He is a producer and production manager, known for I, Robot (2004), Waterworld (1995) and Game Night (2018).

37. Bentley Kyle Evans

Producer | Love That Girl!

Bentley Kyle Evans was born on August 10, 1966 in Alameda County, California, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Love That Girl! (2010), Family Time (2012) and Martin (1992). He is married to Velisia. They have one child.

39. Jim Jefferies

Writer | Legit

Jim Jefferies was born on February 4, 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Geoffrey James Nugent. He is a writer and producer, known for Legit (2013), Jim Jefferies: Freedumb (2016) and The Librarians (2013).

40. Snoop Dogg

Actor | Training Day

Snoop Dogg is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor.

His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre and featured on Dre's solo debut, "Deep Cover", and then on Dre's solo debut album, The Chronic. He has since sold over 23 ...

41. Terrence 'T.C.' Carson

Actor | Final Destination 2

T.C. Carson was born and raised in Chicago. He was always encouraged by his family to pursue his dream of becoming a professional performer. He started by performing in many plays and musicals such as "The Wiz", "Dreamgirls" and "Ain't Misbehavin". His stage work earned him awards and credit.

42. Jamal Trulove

Producer | SoMa: The Rudy Corpuz Jr. Story

Jamal Trulove, is an American actor, musician, social activist, philanthropist and beloved father of four. Hailing from the Sunnydale projects of San Francisco, Trulove is the third child born to an interracial family. When he was 20 years old, Jamal launched his own independent music label ...

43. Clay A. Griffith

Production_designer | Dolemite Is My Name

Clay A. Griffith was born in 1967 in the USA. He is a production designer and set decorator, known for Dolemite Is My Name (2019), Almost Famous (2000) and Greenland (2020). He has been married to Heather Griffith since July 2, 2005. They have one child.

44. Bresha Webb

Actress | Run the World

Bresha Webb was born on May 6, 1984 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Breshae Renee Webb. Bresha is an actress, known for Run the World (2021), A Fall from Grace (2020) and Meet the Blacks (2016).

45. Antonique Smith

Actress | Notorious

Antonique is an acclaimed actor and a 2015 Grammy nominated singer and writer. She is most famous for her starring role of Faith Evans in "Notorious" where she received rave reviews and was praised by critics, including Jeffery Lyons who called her "one to watch". .

Antonique is one of the new stars...

46. Warren G

Soundtrack | Bad Boys

Warren G was born on November 10, 1970 in Long Beach, California, USA as Warren Griffin III. He is an actor and composer, known for Bad Boys (1995), Big Momma's House (2000) and Above the Rim (1994). He is married to Tennille Griffin. They have four children.

47. Justice Singleton

Casting_department | Selma

Daughter of director John Singleton.

48. George Tillman Jr.

Producer | The Hate U Give

After seeing the films, COOLEY HIGH and TAXI DRIVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin native George Tillman, Jr. became inspired to make films of his own. In 1994, George wrote and directed his first feature film, SCENES FOR THE SOUL. It was shot entirely in Chicago, using local talent and resources. The film,...

49. Doug E. Fresh

Soundtrack | Face/Off

New York-raised Doug E. Fresh, born Douglas Davis, got his initial notoriety for being the original human beat-box, inventing a method to imitate a drum machine using breath control through the teeth, lips, and gums. He had a string of hit singles with his then-partner Slick Rick in the early and ...

51. Jasmin Brown

Actress | A Miami Love Story

Jasmin Brown is an actress, known for A Miami Love Story (2017), Always a Bridesmaid (2019) and Ray Jr's Rent Due (2020).

52. Tasie Lawrence

Actress | House of Anubis

Anastasia "Tasie" Katya Breezy Dhanraj was born in Brighton, East Sussex, England to Derek Dhanraj and Rebecca Sinnatt.

She has a younger sister named Tasha and is of Indian and English decent.

She is a singer/songwriter and is former member of a dark pop rock band called the "WooWoos". Though she ...

53. Johnny Knoxville

Writer | Bad Grandpa

Johnny Knoxville was born on March 11, 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as Philip John Clapp. He is a writer and producer, known for Bad Grandpa (2013), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014). He has been married to Naomi Nelson since September 24, 2010. They have two ...

54. Walter Williams Sr.

Actor | The Fighting Temptations

Walter Williams Sr. was born on April 25, 1942 in Canton, Ohio, USA. He is an actor and composer, known for The Fighting Temptations (2003), Beyoncé Feat. Walter Williams Sr.: He Still Loves Me (2003) and The O'Jays: Emotionally Yours (1993).

55. Renée Zellweger

Actress | Chicago

Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene (Andreassen), is a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife, of Norwegian, Kven (Finnish), and Swedish descent. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is a Swiss-born engineer. The two married in 1963. Renée ...

56. Tzi Ma

Actor | Mulan

For more than four decades, Tzi Ma (pronounced "TAI MA") has blazed new trails for the representation of Asian Americans in Hollywood. Celebrated for his uncanny versatility, his body of work encompasses virtually every genre across film, television and theater. From big budget studio pictures like...

57. Jo Ann Jenkins

Self | Transformative CEOs

Jo Ann Jenkins is known for her work on Transformative CEOs (2021), Leftovers (2017) and Good Morning America (1975).

58. Alan Alda

Actor | M*A*S*H

Alan Alda was born on January 28, 1936 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo. He is known for his work on M*A*S*H (1972), Marriage Story (2019) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). He has been married to Arlene Alda since March 15, 1957. They have three children.

59. Tony Danza

Actor | Don Jon

Tony Danza is an American actor, perhaps best known for starring on some of television's most beloved and long-running series, including Taxi (1978-1983) and Who's the Boss? (1984-1992).

Danza was born in Brooklyn, New York to Anne (Cammisa), a bookkeeper, and Matty Iadanza, a garbageman. His mother...

60. Kasi Lemmons

Actress | The Silence of the Lambs

Kasi Lemmons was born on February 24, 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Karen Lemmons. She is an actress and director, known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Candyman (1992) and Harriet (2019). She has been married to Vondie Curtis-Hall since August 19, 1995. They have two children.

61. Billy Crudup

Actor | Almost Famous

Known as much for his rigorous career choices as for his talent and chiseled good looks, Billy Crudup has been straddling the line between serious actor and "it" leading man for several years.

Crudup was born in 1968 in Manhasset, New York (a Long Island suburb), the middle child in a family of ...

62. Diane Warren

Soundtrack | Armageddon

Diane was born in Van Nuys, California, USA on September 7, 1956 to parents David and Flora Warren. She become a prolific writer in her neighborhood, writing songs every day and eventually surpassing 1,000 of them. Her dad (an insurance salesman) took Diane to see publishers who said she had ...

63. Frances Fisher

Actress | Titanic

Frances Fisher began by apprenticing at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. She spent 14 years based in New York City, playing leads in over 30 productions of plays by such noted writers as John Arden, Noël Coward, Emily Mann, Joe Orton, Sam Shepard, William Shakespeare, Jean-Claude van ...

64. Don Johnson

Actor | Miami Vice

Best known for his starring role as Det. Sonny Crockett on the hugely successful TV series Miami Vice (1984), Don Johnson is one of the stars who really defined the 1980s. As James "Sonny" Crockett he went toe-to-toe with drug dealers, pimps, prostitutes, assassins, illegal arms-dealers and crooked...

65. Maria Muldaur

Soundtrack | Brazil

Folk and blues singer Maria Muldaur was born as Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica D'Amato on September 12, 1943 in Greenwich Village, New York City. At age five, Maria was already singing Kitty Wells' "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", with her aunt accompanying her on piano. Muldaur became an ...

66. Lulu Wang

Producer | The Farewell

Lulu Wang is a producer and director, known for The Farewell (2019), Touch (2015) and Posthumous (2014).

67. Linda Ronstadt

Soundtrack | The Pirates of Penzance

Linda Ronstadt was born on July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona, USA as Linda Maria Ronstadt. She is an actress, known for The Pirates of Penzance (1983), An American Tail (1986) and The Abyss (1989).

68. Adam Sandler

Actor | The Waterboy

Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took ...

69. Jackie Sandler

Actress | Pixels

Jacqueline Samantha Titone was born in 1974 in Coral Springs, Florida, to Lila Titone and Joseph Titone. She began modeling during high school and eventually became known nationally and internationally for modeling clothing for big name companies. Jackie was later introduced to the acting world, by ...

70. Jamie Lee Curtis

Actress | Halloween

Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of legendary actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She got her big break at acting in 1978 when she won the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978). After that, she became famous for roles in movies like Trading...

71. Rian Johnson

Director | Knives Out

Rian Johnson was born in Maryland and at a young age his family moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first feature film, Brick (2005), was released in 2005 ...

72. Karina Longworth

Self | The Rotten Tomatoes Show

Karina Longworth is known for her work on The Rotten Tomatoes Show (2009), You Must Remember This (2014) and For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (2009). She has been married to Rian Johnson since 2018.

73. Pedro Almodóvar

Writer | Hable con ella

The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study ...

74. Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Producer | Joker

Emma Tillinger Koskoff is known for her work on Joker (2019), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and The Irishman (2019). She has been married to Nick Koskoff since October 24, 2009. They have two children.

75. Warren Beatty

Actor | Reds

Since starring in his first film, Splendor in the Grass (1961), Warren Beatty has been said to have demonstrated a greater longevity in movies than any actor of his generation. Few people have taken so many responsibilities for all phases of the production of films as producer, director, writer, ...

76. Annette Bening

Actress | American Beauty

Annette Bening was born on May 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kansas, the youngest of four children. Her family moved to California when she was young, and she grew up there. She graduated from San Francisco State University and began her acting career with the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, ...

77. Diane Ladd

Actress | Wild at Heart

The amazingly gifted and versatile, Ms. Diane Ladd, received immense praise for her dramatic efforts throughout the course of her electric and unique seventy-year career. Her timeless offbeat charm and beauty reminiscent of a lamented Hollywood Golden Era actress gleam in the most understated roles...

78. Ed Begley Jr.

Actor | A Mighty Wind

Ed Begley Jr. was born on September 16, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Edward James Begley Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for A Mighty Wind (2003), Pineapple Express (2008) and Whatever Works (2009). He has been married to Rachelle Carson-Begley since August 23, 2000. They have one...

79. Rachelle Carson-Begley

Actress | But I'm a Cheerleader

Rachelle Carson-Begley was born on October 4, 1960 in the USA as Rachelle Diane Carson. She is an actress and producer, known for But I'm a Cheerleader (1999), The Bling Ring (2013) and The M Word (2014). She has been married to Ed Begley Jr. since August 23, 2000. They have one child.

80. Jane Rosenthal

Producer | About a Boy

Jane Rosenthal was born on September 21, 1956 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. She is a producer and executive, known for About a Boy (2002), The Irishman (2019) and Marvin's Room (1996). She was previously married to Craig Hatkoff.

81. Noah Baumbach

Writer | Marriage Story

Born in Brooklyn in 1969 Noah Baumbach is the son of two film critics, Georgia Brown and Jonathan Baumbach (also a writer). His studies at Vassar College were the subject of his first film (made as he was 26 years old), Kicking and Screaming (1995). His second major picture, made ten years later, ...

82. Juliette Lewis

Actress | Natural Born Killers

Juliette Lewis has been recognized as one of Hollywood's most talented and versatile actors of her generation since she first stunned audiences and critics alike with her Oscar-nominated performance as "Danielle Bowden" in Cape Fear (1991). To date, she has worked with some of the most revered ...

83. Laura Dern

Actress | Jurassic Park

Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Dern was exposed to movie sets and the movie industry from infancy, and obtained several bit parts as a child. Her parents divorced when Dern was two and Dern lost contact with her father for ...

84. Billy Porter

Actor | Pose

Before embarking on a career as a mainstream pop vocalist, Billy Porter built a substantial reputation as a theatrical singer in Broadway productions such as Grease and Smokey Joe's Cafe. He made his initial impact by placing 'Love Is On The Way' on the soundtrack to the film First Wives' Club, in ...

85. Regina Hall

Actress | Girls Trip

Regina Hall was born December 12, 1970 in Washington, D.C., to Ruby, a teacher, and Odie Hall, a contractor. She graduated from Fordham University in 1992, and went on to earn a master's degree in journalism from New York University before shifting to an acting career. In 1997 at age 26, she began ...

86. John David Washington

Actor | Tenet

John David Washington was born on July 28, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Tenet (2020), BlacKkKlansman (2018) and Malcolm & Marie (2021).

87. Jamie Foxx

Actor | Ray

Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the biographical film Ray (2004). The same year, he was nominated for the Academy...

88. 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 ...

89. Marsai Martin

Actress | Little

Rising star Marsai Martin, at just 16-years-old, is already on course to be a whirlwind sensation. At the age of five she landed her first national commercial and shortly after relocating to Los Angeles, she was cast as Diane Johnson on the ABC Emmy-nominated hit comedy "black-ish." Alongside an ...

90. Spike Lee

Director | Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. He attended ...

91. 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 ...

92. 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 ...

93. 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...

94. Courtney B. Vance

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Courtney B. Vance was born on March 12, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Courtney Bernard Vance. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hunt for Red October (1990), Space Cowboys (2000) and Dangerous Minds (1995). He has been married to Angela Bassett since October 12, 1997. They have two ...

95. Lena Waithe

Producer | Master of None

Lena Waithe was born on May 17, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lena Diane Waithe. She is a producer and writer, known for Master of None (2015), Ready Player One (2018) and Queen & Slim (2019). She has been married to Alana Mayo since November 2019.

96. Wayne Brady

Self | Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Wayne Brady was born in Columbus, Georgia and lived in Orlando, Florida. At 16, Brady had already decided on a career in the military. Little did he know that a chance performance in a high school play would garner him not only rave reviews but also permanently alter his long-range plans. Soon, he ...

97. Tracee Ellis Ross

Actress | Girlfriends

Tracee Ellis Ross was born on October 29, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tracee Joy Silberstein. She is an actress and producer, known for Girlfriends (2000), Black-ish (2014) and Reed Between the Lines (2011).

98. Shaquille O'Neal

Actor | Steel

Shaquille O'Neal was born on March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal. He is an actor and producer, known for Steel (1997), Kazaam (1996) and The Lego Movie (2014). He was previously married to Shaunie O'Neal.

99. Usher

Actor | The Faculty

Usher Raymond IV was born in Dallas, Texas, to Jonetta Patton (née O'Neal) and Usher Raymond III. He began singing when he was six years old, joining the local church choir at the behest of his mother who acted as choir director. Jonetta, a single mom, raised Usher and his younger brother, James, ...

100. Alicia Keys

Soundtrack | The Secret Life of Bees

Alicia Keys was born in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, to Terria Joseph (née Teresa M. Augello), a paralegal who was also an occasional actress, and Craig Cook, a flight attendant. Her father is African-American and her mother, who is Caucasian, is of Italian and English/Irish/Scottish ancestry. Alicia...



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