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by jadonitt | created - 18 Mar 2018 | updated - 4 days ago | Public

1. 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. ...

2. Aunjanue Ellis

Actress | Men of Honor

Aunjanue Ellis was born in San Francisco, California. She graduated from the Brown University, and later attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

During her career, Ellis performed on Off-Broadway theater, appeared in many film, and had roles on television. In film, she is best known...

3. Sharon Conley

Actress | The Hunger Games

Sharon Conley was born on June 29, 1971 in New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Hunger Games (2012), The Blind Side (2009) and Due Date (2010).

4. Keesha Sharp

Actress | Lethal Weapon

Award-nominated actress, writer, and director Keesha Sharp has become known in the entertainment industry for her innate ability to bring complex characters to life on screen, her steadfast professionalism, and her irrefutable beauty, inside and out. In 2018 Sharp can be seen starring as Trish ...

5. Nicole Beharie

Actress | Shame

Nicole Beharie is an American actress.

Her critically acclaimed film debut was in the film American Violet (2008) alongside Alfre Woodard, Tim Blake Nelson and Will Patton. Beharie also played Ernie Davis' girlfriend in the movie The Express (2008). Her upcoming projects include My Last Day Without ...

6. Essence Atkins

Actress | A Haunted House

Essence Atkins was born on February 7, 1972 in New York City, New York, USA as Essence Uhura Atkins. She is an actress and producer, known for A Haunted House (2013), How High (2001) and Are We There Yet? (2010). She was previously married to Jaime Mendez.

7. 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 ...

8. Kimberly Elise

Actress | Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Kimberly Elise was born on April 17, 1967 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Kimberly Elise Trammel. She is an actress, known for Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), The Manchurian Candidate (2004) and John Q (2002). She was previously married to Maurice Oldham.

9. 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 ...

10. Dawn-Lyen Gardner

Actress | Queen Sugar

A native of Los Angeles, CA

She began acting in commercials and television at an early age, at the urging of a family friend who was a commercials casting director. She went on to study acting at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City, where she was awarded the Liz Smith Prize.

Originated ...

11. 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 ...

12. Gabrielle Dennis

Actress | Insecure

Gabrielle Dennis is an actress and comedian best known for her work in television as Janay on the hit series "The Game" (CW & BET) and as Denise Roy on Spike Tv's "Blue Mountain State".

With a background as a trained dancer, actress, and singer that stretches all the way back to age 4 Gabrielle ...

13. Danielle Nicolet

Actress | Central Intelligence

Raised in a working-class Ohio town, Danielle Nicolet moved with her family to southern California to train in gymnastics. She competed through her teenage years, but finally admitted that acting was her dream. She has always played unpredictable characters, whether they be dramatic or comedic. ...

14. Jazmyn Simon

Actress | Acrimony

Jazmyn Simon was born on December 30, 1980 in San Francisco, California, USA as Jazmyn Nicole Simon. She is an actress, known for Acrimony (2018), Ed (2017) and Ballers (2015). She has been married to Dulé Hill since April 21, 2018. They have one child.

15. Brittany S. Hall

Actress | Ballers

Brittany S. Hall is an American actress born on September 30th, 1987 in Washington D.C She was raised in the D.C./MD area, where she discovered her love for the performing arts. She performed in varies dance recitals and plays starting at an early age, which continued until she graduated high ...

16. Ninja N. Devoe

Actress | Green Book

Theatrically trained actress Ninja N. Devoe has played challenging roles in some of the biggest film and television projects of the past few years. Highlights include fan favorite Aisha Axton, a street-smart Harlem girl in Marvel's LUKE CAGE, opposite Mike Colter and Emmy Award-winning Ron Cephas ...

17. Dominique Fishback

Actress | The Deuce

Dominique Fishback is an actress and writer, known for The Deuce (2017), Night Comes On (2018) and The Hate U Give (2018).

18. Christina Elmore

Actress | The Last Ship

Christina Elmore is known for her work on The Last Ship (2014), Fruitvale Station (2013) and What If He Wins.

19. Gail Bean

Actress | Unexpected

Gail Bean is an actress and writer, known for Unexpected (2015), Insecure (2016) and The Belko Experiment (2016).

20. Alison Law

Actress | Insecure

Alison Law is an alum of Howard University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, graduating with Cum Laude Honors. Law is an actress, classically trained violinist, and producer based in Los Angeles. She decided to switch gears from behind the scenes to in front of the camera, making her first ...

21. Andrea Bordeaux

Actress | What Maisie Knew

Andrea Bordeaux is an actress, known for What Maisie Knew (2012), How to Make It in America (2010) and NCIS (2003).

22. Yaya DaCosta

Actress | The Butler

Yaya DaCosta was born and raised in New York City along with her sister and two brothers. She got her first acting gig at the age of eleven when her junior high school drama teacher, Ann Willis Ratray, encouraged her to audition for educational films. She continued to perform in school shows ...

23. Nikiva Dionne

Actress | S.W.A.T.

A Baltimore native this quick-witted girl next door, is blessed with glamour girl moments and a delightful hometown charm. Nikiva Dionne studied Fashion in New York where she also began her Modeling career before moving to Los Angeles where she is currently an Actress with unparalleled work ethic ...

24. Gideon Adlon

Actress | Blockers

Gideon Adlon is an actress, known for Blockers (2018) and The Mustang (2019).

25. Candice Coke

Actress | The Algerian

Hails from New York, where she studied Educational Theater at NYU while on a scholarship for spring board diving. She started her career dancing for icons like Michael Jackson, Prince, and many others in the States and internationally. Eventually she made the transition to Los Angeles where she has...

26. Michele Lamar Richards

Actress | The Bodyguard

Michele Lamar Richards was born on November 10, 1954 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Bodyguard (1992), Top Dog (1995) and Bar Room Babies (2014).

27. Milauna Jackson

Actress | Strike Back

Milauna Jackson was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Strike Back (2010), How to Get Away with Murder (2014) and Dexter (2006).

28. Kecia Lewis

Actress | The Passage

Kecia Lewis is an actress, known for The Passage (2019), Limitless (2015) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).

29. Michelle Yeoh

Actress | Wo hu cang long

Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, ...

30. Roselyn Sanchez

Actress | Act of Valor

Roselyn Sanchez was born on April 2, 1973 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is an actress, known for Act of Valor (2012), Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Without a Trace (2002). She has been married to Eric Winter since November 29, 2008. They have two children. She was previously married to Gary Stretch.

31. Kia Goodwin

Actress | 227

Kia Goodwin was born on August 2, 1973 in Montclair, New Jersey, USA as Kia Joy Goodwin. She is an actress and producer, known for 227 (1985), Law & Order (1990) and You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You (2012).

32. Tawny Cypress

Actress | Brooklyn's Finest

Among her studies, Tawny Cypress has done stints at Boston University; Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey; and Mason Gross at Rutgers University. She is also a former student of Barbara Marchant and The William Esper Studio in New York City.

33. Sung Hi Lee

Actress | The Girl Next Door

Sung Hi Lee was born on April 1, 1970 in Eunpyong-Gu (Gija-Chon), a borough of Seoul, South Korea. She moved to the United States in 1978 and spent a large part of her childhood moving around from city to city. Sung Lee was a studious child and teenager spending more time at the library than at ...

34. Afton Williamson

Actress | Man on a Ledge

Afton Williamson is an actress, known for Man on a Ledge (2012), Banshee (2013) and The Night Of (2016).

35. Emayatzy Corinealdi

Actress | Middle of Nowhere

Emayatzy Corinealdi was born on January 14, 1980 in Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA as Emayatzy Evett Corinealdi. She is known for her work on Middle of Nowhere (2012), Roots (2016) and The Invitation (2015).

36. Andrea-Rachel Parker

Actress | Ugly

Standing at 5'1 of Jamaican, Spaniard and Native American descent Andrea-Rachel is the blend between spice and everything nice. She is an American actress who is most notable for her recurring roles on the television shows Power (2014) on Starz as "Destiny" & The Deuce (2017) on HBO as "Bernice". ...

37. Cynthia Erivo

Actress | Bad Times at the El Royale

Cynthia Erivo was born on January 8, 1987 in Stockwell, London, England as Cynthia Chinasaokwu O. Erivo. She is an actress, known for Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), Widows (2018) and Step (2017).

38. Teyonah Parris

Actress | Dear White People

Teyonah Parris is an actress and producer, known for Dear White People (2014), Chi-Raq (2015) and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018).



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