Black Dark-Skinned Actresses

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1. Damaris Lewis

Actress | BlacKkKlansman

Damaris Lewis is an actress, known for BlacKkKlansman (2018), Pose (2018) and The Rewrite (2014).

2. KiKi Layne

Actress | If Beale Street Could Talk

KiKi Layne is an actress, known for If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Native Son (2019) and The Old Guard.

3. Deborah Ayorinde

Actress | Luke Cage

Deborah Ayorinde was born in London, England. At age seven, she performed in her first play with a drama school in the Forest Gate area of London. It was there that she developed a passion for the arts. When she was eight years old, she and her family relocated to San Jose, California. She ...

4. Angelica Ross

Actress | Pose

Angelica Ross is an actress and producer, known for Pose (2018), Claws (2017) and American Horror Story (2011).

5. Ryan Destiny

Actress | Star

Ryan Destiny was born on January 8, 1995 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Ryan Destiny Irons. She is an actress, known for Star (2016), A Girl Like Grace (2015) and Low Winter Sun (2013).

6. Michaela Coel

Actress | Chewing Gum

Michaela was born on October 1st 1987 as Michaela Boakye-Collinson to Ghanaian parents and brought up in Tower Hamlets by her mother, a devout member of the Pentecostal church who instilled her religion into Michaela and her sister - something that she would later draw on for her play 'Chewing Gum ...

7. 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 Harriet (2019).

8. Dominique Jackson

Actress | Pose

Dominique Jackson is an actress, known for Pose (2018), American Gods (2017) and Call Me (2015).

9. Jodie Turner-Smith

Actress | Nightflyers

Jodie Turner-Smith is an actress, known for Nightflyers (2018), Lemon (2017) and The Neon Demon (2016).

10. Anna Diop

Actress | Titans

Anna Diop is a Senegalese-American actress.

Diop was born in Senegal, but moved to United States when she was six. In 2006, she made her television debut, appearing on Everybody Hates Chris. In the following years, she guest starred on Lincoln Heights, Whitney, and Touch. In film, Diop had a role ...

11. Danielle Brooks

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Danielle Brooks was born on September 17, 1989 in Augusta, Georgia, USA. She is an actress, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), The Angry Birds Movie (2016) and Clemency (2019).

12. Rutina Wesley

Actress | True Blood

Rutina Wesley is known for the character Tara Thorton, on the gritty Southern vampire drama, True Blood (2008). She was born in the city most renowned for glitz and glamour, Las Vegas, Nevada and was exposed to the arts at a very early age; in fact entertainment runs through her veins. Her father, ...

13. Normani

Soundtrack | Love, Simon

Normani was born on May 31, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Normani Kordei Hamilton. She is an actress, known for Love, Simon (2018), Normani feat. 6LACK: Waves (2019) and Book (2011).

14. Issa Rae

Producer | Insecure

Issa Rae was born on January 12, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for Insecure (2016), The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011) and Little (2019).

15. Viola Davis

Actress | Fences

Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm, at the then-Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan Davis, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice (Logan), ...

16. DeWanda Wise

Actress | Someone Great

In television, film, theater, writing, and producing, DeWanda Wise has established herself as one of the industry's most exciting talents. In the Netflix adaption of "She's Gotta Have It," created by Spike Lee, Wise appears as the iconic 'Nola Darling.' Based on Lee's 1986 film of the same name, ...

17. Nafessa Williams

Actress | Black Lightning

Nafessa Williams was born on December 4, 1989 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Black Lightning (2018), Twin Peaks (2017) and Code Black (2015).

18. 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).

19. Lala Milan

Actress | Claws

The internet sensation turned actress that you may formerly know as "LaLaSizaHands89" now LaLa Milan has way more to her than just a great personality and sense of humor! LaLa, was born in Charleston, SC on October 24, 1989. Shortly after, her parents relocated to Pittsburgh, PA where she was ...

20. Ashley Blaine Featherson

Actress | Dear White People

Ashley Blaine Featherson is an actress and producer, known for Dear White People (2017), Dear White People (2014) and Glee (2009).

21. Antoinette Robertson

Actress | Dear White People

Antoinette Robertson was born as Antoinette Nicole Robertson. She is an actress, known for Dear White People (2017), Zero Hour (2013) and The Haves and the Have Nots (2013).

22. Yvonne Orji

Actress | Insecure

Yvonne Orji is known for her work on Insecure (2016), Night School (2018) and Spontaneous.

23. Ego Nwodim

Actress | Saturday Night Live

Ego Nwodim was born as Egobunma Kelechi Nwodim. She is known for her work on Saturday Night Live (1975), It's A Party (2018) and Law & Order True Crime (2017).

24. Lizzo

Soundtrack | Happy Death Day 2U

Lizzo was born on April 27, 1988 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Melissa Viviane Jefferson.

25. Yolonda Ross

Actress | The Chi

Yolonda Ross was born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Chi (2018), The Get Down (2016) and Whitney (2015).

26. Birgundi Baker

Actress | Empire

Birgundi Angel Baker is an American actor, singer and dancer from Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Howard University's Musical Theatre Program. Upon moving to Chicago, she attended the Launch Showcase. After the showcase, Birgundi signed with Gray Talent Group and broke into the world ...

27. Letitia Wright

Actress | Black Panther

Letitia Wright is a British-Guyanese actress. She is known for her portrayal of Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning in 2018 with Black Panther (2018) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and for the film Urban Hymn (2015). She has also starred in The Commuter (2018) and Ready Player One...

28. Coco Jones

Actress | Good Luck Charlie

Coco Jones was born on January 4, 1998 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA as Courtney Jones. She is an actress, known for Good Luck Charlie (2010), Flock of Four (2017) and Grandma's House (2016).

29. Lashana Lynch

Actress | Brotherhood

Lashana Lynch (born 27 November 1987) is a British actress. She plays the leading role of Rosaline in the ABC period drama series Still Star-Crossed.

Lynch is a graduate of the BA Acting course at ArtsEd drama school in London. She made her film debut in the 2011 drama film Fast Girls. She later ...

30. Lyric Ross

Actress | This Is Us

Lyric Ross is an actress, known for This Is Us (2016), Canal Street (2018) and Chicago Fire (2012).

31. Amber Riley

Actress | Glee

Amber Riley was born on February 15, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Amber Patrice Riley. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), The Wiz Live! (2015) and Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (2009).

32. Raven Goodwin

Actress | The Station Agent

Raven Goodwin was born on June 24, 1992 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Raven Tyshanna Goodwin. She is an actress, known for The Station Agent (2003), Lovely & Amazing (2001) and Snatched (2017).

33. Shahadi Wright Joseph

Actress | Us

Shahadi Wright Joseph is an actress, known for Us (2019), The Lion King (2019) and Hairspray Live! (2016).

34. Mya Taylor

Actress | Tangerine

Mya Jeanette Taylor is an American actor/singer. She is a rising transgender woman in the entertainment business well known for her leading role in Sean Baker's film Tangerine (2015). Her career began its rise when the film became one of the biggest films at the 2015 Sundance Festival. It will be ...

35. Karen Obilom

Actress | Games People Play

Karen Obilom is known for her work on Games People Play (2019), NCIS: New Orleans (2014) and Insecure (2016).

36. Gabourey Sidibe

Actress | Precious

Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, the star of Precious (2009), was born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, Alice Tan Ridley, is a former special education teacher who gave up her career and became a street performer/singer, while her father, Ibnou Sidibe, is a cab driver....

37. Gail Bean

Actress | Unexpected

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

38. Alexandra Grey

Actress | Empire

Alexandra Elisha Grey was born in Chicago, Illinois. Raised in seven foster homes, she was determined to not be a stereotype and to always follow her dreams of making it on the big screen. After high-school, she relocated to California where she began studying Theater at California State University...

39. Chyna Layne

Actress | In Broad Daylight

Raised in Jamaica, Queens and East New York, Brooklyn the rising star is commonly referred to as a young Diahann Carroll. Born to a Jamaican father and Filipina mother, this JamaicanAsian sensation breaks all of the rules and pursues acting strictly for the love and art.

A professional actor since ...

40. Amiyah Scott

Actress | Star

Amiyah Scott is an actress, known for Star (2016).

41. Janelle Monáe

Soundtrack | Hidden Figures

Janelle Monáe is an American musical recording artist, actress, & model signed to her own imprint, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records.

In 2010, Monáe released her first full-length studio album, The ArchAndroid.

In March 2012, "We Are Young" by Fun., on which Monáe appears as a guest ...

42. Nia Jervier

Actress | Dear White People

Nia Jervier is an actress and production designer, known for Dear White People (2017), Step Sisters (2018) and Dear White People (2014).

43. Afton Williamson

Actress | Man on a Ledge

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

44. Quinta Brunson

Actress | Broke

Quinta Brunson is a writer, actress and Stand-Up Comedian living in LA. Born and raised in Philadelphia PA, Quinta started studying comedy in Chicago at the Second City. She moved to LA in 2013. Her 2014 viral series "The Girl Who's Never Been on a Nice Date" launched her into viral fame, ...

45. 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. ...

46. Mouna Traoré

Actress | The Drop In

Traoré began acting at a young age. She attended classes at the Young People's Theatre. She later graduated from the Etobicoke School of the Arts, and completed a Bachelor of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto. Traoré's most notable roles are Crystal Markes on Rookie Blue, and Rebecca ...

47. China Anne McClain

Actress | Grown Ups

China Anne McClain comes from an artistic family. Her father, Michael McClain, is a music producer, vocalist, writer and sound engineer. His first production was on Beyonce's younger sister, Solange Knowles (Solo Star CD - track no.16 entitled Sky Away). China Anne's mother, Shontell, is also a ...

48. Naturi Naughton

Actress | Power

Naturi Naughton is an American Actress/Singer best known for her performance as "Tasha St. Patrick" in the hit show "Power" on the Starz Network. She has won 2 NAACP Image Awards for her performance in this role. Many also remember her thrilling portrayal of "Lil Kim" in Fox Searchlight's film "...



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