VOL.XXI:YOUNG GIFTED & BLACK

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Amazing, Beautiful Actresses & Entertainers Who Are Millennial Women of Color

1. 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 ...

2. Ana Flavia Gavlak

Actress | The Bronx Bull

Ana Flavia Gavlak was born on June 23, 1990 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is an actress, known for The Bronx Bull (2016), Americons (2017) and The Body Tree (2017).

3. 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 ...

4. Brittany O'Grady

Actress | Star

Brittany O'Grady has been performing professionally since the age of 4. She has TV, commercial, print, theater, dancing, and singing experience. Recent work includes a 2014 guest star appearance on ABC-TV's Trophy Wife and Investigation Discovery's Tabloid.

Brittany has been cast with several ...

5. Jessica Sula

Actress | Split

Jessica Sula (born 3 May 1994)[1] is a British actress known for playing the character Grace Blood in the third generation of the British television series Skins and for her role in the M. Night Shyamalan-directed horror film Split (2016).

Sula was born in Swansea to Trinidadian mother Shurla Blades...

6. Alexandra Metz

Actress | Frequency

Alexandra Metz is an actress and producer, known for Frequency (2016), Chicago Fire (2012) and Once Upon a Time (2011).

7. Maisie Richardson-Sellers

Actress | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Maisie Richardson-Sellers (born 2 March 1992) is an English actress. She is known for her recurring role as Rebekah Mikaelson / Eva Sinclair on The CW series The Originals, as well as her starring roles as King Saul of Israel's daughter Michal in the ABC Biblical series Of Kings and Prophets and as...

8. Kiersey Clemons

Actress | Dope

An undeniable talent on the rise, actress and musician Kiersey Clemons has quickly become known for the diverse and captivating characters she has brought to life on screen.

It was recently announced that Clemons will be starring as Iris West in the upcoming Warner Bros film THE FLASH, where she ...

9. Madeleine Mantock

Actress | Charmed

Madeleine Mantock is a British actress. She is known for her television work on the AMC series Into the Badlands and The CW revival of The Tomorrow People, as well as her film work on Edge of Tomorrow. Madeleine attended Arts Educational Schools, London where she obtained her BA in Musical Theater.

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10. Jasmin Savoy Brown

Actress | The Leftovers

Jasmin Savoy Brown stars as a lead in the new Shonda Rhimes ABC drama series, 'For The People' with Britt Robertson, Wesam Keesh, and Ben Rappaport. Jasmin also recurred on the Judd Apatow Netflix series 'Love.' She is best known as "Evie Murphy" in the critically acclaimed HBO's drama series 'The ...

11. Taylor Russell

Actress | Lost in Space

Taylor Russell was born on July 18, 1994 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for Lost in Space (2018) and Waves (2019).

12. Naomi Scott

Actress | Power Rangers

Naomi Scott is a multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter. She can next be seen starring as "Jasmine" in Disney's live-action remake of "Aladdin," alongside Will Smith, directed by Guy Ritchie. Disney will release the film in May 2019.

Naomi was born in London, England, to Usha (Joshi) and ...

13. Ruby Modine

Actress | Shameless

From drama to comedy, Ruby Modine has quickly become a rising star in the entertainment industry, landing roles in critically acclaimed films and prolific television series. Modine may be best known for her breakout role on seasons seven and eight of Showtime's long-running hit series "Shameless" ...

14. Jaz Sinclair

Actress | Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Jaz Sinclair was born on July 22, 1994 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Jasmine Sinclair Sabino. She is an actress, known for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018), Easy (2016) and Paper Towns (2015).

15. Adria Arjona

Actress | Pacific Rim: Uprising

Accustomed to airplanes and distant countries since she could recall, Adria Arjona was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Mexico City. Falling asleep in Guatemala and waking up in Argentina was not out of norm for her. She is the daughter of a Puerto Rican mother, Leslie, and a Guatemalan father, ...

25 April 1992

16. Lexie Stevenson

Actress | POV: Points of View

Lexie Stevenson was born in the town of Brunswick - a vibrant, small town in southeastern Maine and home to Bowdoin College and the Maine State Music Theatre.

At the young age of 5, Lexie told her parents that she wanted to be an actress and a singer and they enrolled her in voice and acting lessons...

Young Actress Portrays Neil Winter's Granddaughter on the Young & the Restless

17. Zazie Beetz

Actress | Deadpool 2

Zazie Olivia Beetz is an actress. Born in Berlin, Germany, to a German father and an African-American mother, she was raised in Manhattan (New York City) speaking both German and English at home. She performed in community theaters and local stages from a young age. She is known for Atlanta (2016), ...

1 June 1991

18. Lex Scott Davis

Actress | Superfly

Alexis "Lex Scott" Davis was born February 26, 1991. She is an actress from Baltimore, Maryland and has been dancing and acting since she was 3 years old. Davis attended Drexel University as a Dance Physical Therapy major before she moved to New York City in 2013. She continued her studies at the ...

19. Chloe Mondesir

Actress | Jacks

Chloe Mondesir is an actress and director, known for Jacks (2018), Airmen (2019) and Jeremy.

20. Shaunette Renée Wilson

Actress | Black Panther

Shaunette Renée Wilson is an actress and writer, known for Black Panther (2018), Billions (2016) and White Flags.

21. Jordyn Woods

Self | Life of Kylie

Has been best friends with Kylie Jenner since both were in the 8th Grade.

Model for Khloe Kardashisian Fashion Line

22. Natalie Becker

Actress | Strike Back

Natalie Bridgette Becker is a South African actress (of Cape Coloured descent) born in George, Western Cape province and raised in Cape Town. Considered one of her country's top actresses, Natalie started her career as an announcer on Good Hope FM, a regional radio station affiliated with the South...

23. Stormi Maya

Actress | 2050

Stormi Maya is a professional actress based in Nyc. She started her career by performing in theater and then transitioned to film and television . She is also a filmmaker and writer that produces independent films . Stormi Maya is playing the role of Yennifer Clemente on Spike Lee's Netflix show, ...

24. Alexandra Miller

Actress | The Carrie Diaries

Alexandra Miller is an actress and producer, known for The Carrie Diaries (2013), Sand Dunes (2017) and The Untold Story of the 90s (2018).

25. Diamond White

Actress | The Lion Guard

Diamond White is an actress, known for The Lion Guard (2016), Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) and Transformers: Rescue Bots (2011).

26. Chloe Bailey

Actress | Last Holiday

Chloe Bailey was born on July 1, 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Chloe Elizabeth Bailey. She is an actress, known for Last Holiday (2006), A Wrinkle in Time (2018) and The Fighting Temptations (2003).

27. Halle Bailey

Actress | Last Holiday

Halle Bailey was born on March 27, 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Halle Lynn Bailey. She is an actress, known for Last Holiday (2006), A Wrinkle in Time (2018) and Grown-ish (2018).

29. Alexandra Shipp

Actress | X-Men: Apocalypse

Alexandra Shipp is best known for her role as the iconic mohawked super heroine 'Storm' in Twentieth Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), directed by Bryan Singer. Shipp plays a younger version of 'Storm' (originally played by Halle Berry). Determined to make the mutant character her own, she ...

30. Aisha Dee

Actress | The Bold Type

Aisha Dee was born to a biracial family in Gold Coast, Australia. Her career began in 2008 when she got the role of Desi Biggins during Season 3 of "The Saddle Club". She is best friends with her former "Saddle Club" co-stars Victoria Campbell, Lauren Dixon, Ariel Kaplan, Connor Jessup, and Marny ...



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