VOL.IX:BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OF COLOR(BLACK-ACTRESSES)

by twsvisionquest | created - 25 Jan 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Women in Entertainment of African Descent

1. Lupita Nyong'o

Actress | 12 Years a Slave

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born March 1, 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o. Her father, a senator, was then a visiting lecturer in political science. She was raised in Kenya. At age 16, her parents sent her back to Mexico for seven months to...

2. Beyoncé

Soundtrack | Dreamgirls

Beyoncé was born & raised in Houston, Texas. Her mom, Tina 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 DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé's of ...

3. Sanaa Lathan

Actress | AVP: Alien vs. Predator

Sanaa Lathan, pronounced Sa-NAA, "like Sinatra without the tra", was born on September 19, 1971, in New York, as her actress mother Eleanor McCoy performed on Broadway with the likes of Eartha Kitt, and her director father Stan Lathan worked behind the scenes in television for PBS. She was exposed ...

4. Rochelle Aytes

Actress | Trick 'r Treat

Rochelle Aytes was born in New York City. She attended LaGuardia High School and graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Dance from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory for Dance in 1998. She is best-known for her role in White Chicks (2004) as Denise Porter; her role in Left 4 Dead 2 (...

5. Joy Bryant

Actress | Bobby

Joy Bryant was born in a modest home in The Bronx, New York and as a young woman, was enrolled in an inner-city outreach organization called "A Better Chance," designed to encourage minority talent. Joy was also blessed with brains as well beauty and remained an excellent student throughout her ...

6. Alicia Keys

Soundtrack | The Secret Life of Bees

Alicia Keys was born in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, to Teresa (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 began taking piano ...

7. Lisa Bonet

Actress | Angel Heart

Lisa Bonet was born in San Francisco, California, to Arlene Joyce (Litman), a teacher, and Allen Bonet, an opera singer. She has lived most of her life in New York and Los Angeles; in L.A., she attended Reseda High School and Celluloid Actor's Studio. Her father was African-American and her mother ...

8. Rihanna

Actress | Battleship

Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in a parish in Barbados called St. Michael, to Monica (Braithwaite), an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is of Afro-Barbadian and British Isles ancestry (known as "Redlegs" in the Caribbean). Rihanna lived ...

9. Eva Marcille

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Eva Marcille was born on October 30, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Eva Marcelle Pigford. She is an actress and producer, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), I Think I Love My Wife (2007) and Smallville (2001). She has been married to Michael Sterling since October 7, 2018. They ...

10. Draya Michele

Actress | We Belong Together

Draya Michele is an actress, known for We Belong Together (2018), All In (2018) and Be Someone (2020).

11. LisaRaye McCoy

Actress | The Players Club

LisaRaye McCoy-Misick was born September 23, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. She is of African American and Native American descent and is proud of her heritage. She later attended Eastern Illinois University but she never really took the idea of a career in acting seriously until persuaded by an ...

12. La La Anthony

Actress | Power

La La Anthony is an actress and producer, known for her roles in Think Like a Man (2012) and Think Like a Man Too (2014), in which she starred alongside Kevin Hart and Taraji P. Henson, Spike Lee's Chi-Raq (2015), and television shows Unforgettable on A&E with Poppy Montgomery and Starz' hit show ...

13. Daphne Duplaix

Actress | One Life to Live

Daphne Duplaix was born on August 18, 1976 in New York City, New York, USA as Daphnee Lynn Duplaix. She is an actress, known for One Life to Live (1968), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) and Lost & Found (1999). She has been married to Grady Heiberg since June 28, 2014. They have one child...

14. Cleopatra Coleman

Actress | In the Shadow of the Moon

Cleopatra Coleman comes from a family of creatives. Born to a costume designer, entrepreneur and belly dance teaching mother from Jamaica, and a musician, writer and director father of Scottish descent, Cleo got the performing bug at the age of four when she demanded her parents take her to ballet ...

15. Brittany Binger

Actress | The Other Woman

Luscious and lissome brunette stunner Brittany Binger was born on March 24, 1987 in Bellevue, Ohio. She's of mixed German and Cherokee Indian descent. Binger grew up on her parents' dairy farm in Bellevue. Her grandmother is a photographer. Brittany started modeling in her mid teens and signed up ...

16. Denise Vasi

Actress | What's Your Number?

A Brooklyn native, Vasi signed to Ford Models at the age of 12. She went on to grace the pages of international campaigns for ELLE, Marie Claire, GQ Italy and more. She appeared in numerous on-camera and print campaigns for leading cosmetic, hair care and fashion brands including Olay, Bobbi Brown,...

17. 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.

18. Megalyn Echikunwoke

Actress | House of Lies

Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke was born May 28, 1983 in Spokane, Washington. Her father was Nigerian and her mother is of English and Scots-Irish descent. Her last name, "Echikunwoke", means "leader of men" and Megalyn is the granddaughter of a Nigerian tribal leader of the Igbo, which technically makes ...

19. 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 ...

3 January 1985

20. Marsha Thomason

Actress | White Collar

Marsha Thomason was born and raised in Manchester, England. Her love for acting began after watching the musical "Bugsy Malone". Soon after, aged 12, she joined Oldham Theatre Workshop, where she performed many diverse stage plays, including "Our Day Out" by Willy Russell and "Peace" by Aristophanes...

21. Leona Lewis

Soundtrack | Avatar

Leona Lewis was born on April 3, 1985 in Islington, London, England as Leona Louise Lewis. She has been married to Dennis Jauch since July 27, 2019.

22. Sheron Menezzes

Actress | Novo Mundo

Sheron Menezzes was born on November 26, 1983 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil as Sheron Mancilha Menezes. She is an actress, known for Novo Mundo (2017), Celebrity (2003) and Watercolors of Love (2009).

Brazilian Actress

23. Raquel Villar

Actress | Duas Caras

Raquel Villar was born as Raquel Fiuna Villar. She is an actress, known for Two Faces (2007), Cat's Cradle (2009) and Destiny River (2010).

Brazilian Actress

24. Quitéria Chagas

Actress | JK

Quitéria Chagas was born on September 5, 1980 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is an actress, known for JK (2006), Pages of Life (2006) and Big Family (2001).

Brazilian Actress

25. Liya Kebede

Actress | The Good Shepherd

Liya Kebede was born on March 1, 1978 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is an actress and producer, known for The Good Shepherd (2006), The Best Offer (2013) and Lord of War (2005). She was previously married to Kassy Kebede.

26. Meta Golding

Actress | Surrogates

Meta Golding is of Haitian descent but was raised in the United States, India, France and Italy as well as Haiti itself. She competed on ice as an Italian national figure skater, but when an injury ended her skating career she started acting in Italian theatre. Later she returned to the USA to ...

27. Kylie Bunbury

Actress | When They See Us

Bunbury was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, to Kristi Novak and Alex Bunbury, a footballer. Her father is Guyanese-Canadian, and her mother is American, of Polish and Swedish descent. She spent her childhood in Europe (England for two years, and seven years on the island of Madeira, Portugal) ...

28. Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Actress | The Accountant

Cynthia Addai-Robinson is an English-born actress. She was born in London; her mother is from Ghana and her father is an United States citizen. She moved to US when she was four, and was raised by her mother in a suburb of Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver ...

29. Camilla Beeput

Actress | Mortdecai

Camilla Beeput was born in 1983 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Mortdecai (2015), Writers Retreat (2015) and The Harry Hill Movie (2013).

30. Freema Agyeman

Actress | Doctor Who

Freema Agyeman was born on March 20, 1979 in London, England as Frema Agyeman. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), Law & Order: UK (2009) and Sense8 (2015).

31. Kat Graham

Actress | How It Ends

Kat Graham is a music artist, actress and producer, known for her starring role on the hit TV show The Vampire Diaries (2009).

Graham was born Katerina Alexandre Hartford Graham in Geneva, Switzerland, and speaks four languages - English, Spanish, French, and Hebrew. Her father, Joseph, is a ...

32. Parisa Fitz-Henley

Actress | The Jane Austen Book Club

Parisa Fitz-Henley is an actress and producer, known for The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) and Jessica Jones (2015). She has been married to Araya Crosskill since 2002.

27 July 1977

33. Grace Byers

Actress | Empire

Grace Byers (born Grace Lillis Gealey) was born in the Cayman Islands, and moved to America to attend the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she received a B.A. in Theater Arts. During her time at USF, acting afforded her the opportunity to communicate viscerally; a desire that came from ...

34. Natalie Gumede

Actress | Coronation Street

Natalie Gumede was born on March 20, 1984 in Burnley, Lancashire, England as Natalie Sithokozile C. Gumede. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Jekyll & Hyde (2015) and Ideal (2005).

35. Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Actress | Belle

Gugu Mbatha-Raw was born Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England. Her father, Patrick Mbatha, is a Black South African doctor, and her mother, Anne Raw, is a Caucasian English nurse. Her parents separated when she was a year old, and she was brought up by her mother ...

36. Cush Jumbo

Actress | The Good Wife

Cush Jumbo is a British Actress and Writer best known for playing Lucca Quinn in The Good Wife. She was Olivier nominated for the role of Marc Anthony in Phyllida Lloyd's all female production of Julius Caesar (Donmar Warehouse/St Anns Warehouse NYC) and won an Evening Standard Award for writing ...

37. Carmen Ejogo

Actress | Selma

Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo was born in Kensington, London, England, to a Nigerian father and a Scottish mother. Her television career began in the United Kingdom in the early 1990s, where she presented the children's series Saturday Disney (1990). Subsequently, she has had an acting career in the ...

38. Toks Olagundoye

Actress | Castle

Born to a Norwegian mother and a Nigerian father, Toks Olagundoye is a native of Lagos, Nigeria. Educated in Nigeria, Switzerland and England for elementary, middle and high school, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre from Smith College. Captivated by cinema from a very early age, Toks ...

39. 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. Currently Keesha can be seen recurring on the ...

40. Zoë Kravitz

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Zoe Isabella Kravitz, the daughter of singer/actor Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, was born on December 1, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. She is of half African-American (from her father's mother and her mother's father) and half Ashkenazi Jewish (from her father's father and her mother's ...

41. Jessica Lucas

Actress | Cloverfield

Jessica Lucas (born September 24th, 1985) is a Canadian actress and singer. She is known for her roles in television, such as Edgemont, Melrose Place (1992) and Cult, and in the films The Covenant (2006), Cloverfield (2008) and 2013's Evil Dead (2013). She also starred in the music video for ...

42. Nathalie Emmanuel

Actress | Furious Seven

Nathalie Emmanuel is an English actress, known for her role as Missandei on the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011) and Ramsey in Furious 7 (2015).

Nathalie was born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, to a father of Saint Lucian and English descent and a mother of Dominican origin. Nathalie ...

43. Meena Rayann

Actress | Game of Thrones

Meena Rayann is an actress, known for Game of Thrones (2011), No Love Lost (2013) and I Saved My Belly Dancer (2016).

44. Jennifer Beals

Actress | Flashdance

Jennifer Beals was born in December 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the city. With a life-long desire for acting, Beals first appeared in small high school plays and even got an uncredited bit part in My Bodyguard (1980) in 1980. After graduation, she enrolled in college at Yale University...

45. Michael Michele

Actress | How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Michael is the eldest of two daughters. Her white father, Jerry, is an entrepreneur. Her African American mother, Thersa, is a corporate manager. In high school she played volleyball, basketball, and ran track. After high school, she moved to New York and quickly got commercial work. This led to a ...

46. K.D. Aubert

Actress | Friday After Next

Model & Actress KD Aubert started her modeling career with LA Models in 2001. As a runway model working overseas, she soon ventured into print modeling with Elite models (LA) where she was thrust into major campaigns. Soon after KD entered into the world of commercials where again, she was lucky ...

47. Ecstasia Sanders

Actress | Hot Tub Time Machine

Ecstasia Sanders was born on July 15, 1985 in San Diego, California, USA as Ecstasia Lenore Sanders. She is known for her work on Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), Final Destination 3 (2006) and Catwoman (2004).

48. April L. Hernandez

Actress | Freedom Writers

One of the most respected Latina actresses in Hollywood, April Hernandez-Castillo's personal life story is one of victory. Her feature film debut as Eva Benitez in the Image Award-nominated MTV film, Freedom Writers (2007), alongside Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank, put her in the ranks of some ...

49. Nicole Lyn

Actress | The Feast of All Saints

Nicole Lyn was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada to parents Cheryl Gabay and Peter Lyn. Her love for the arts began at 3-years-old, when she started taking dance classes in her hometown. She loved performing so much, she was soon modeling and appearing in Canadian and U.S. national commercials, ...

50. Joséphine Jobert

Actress | Division9

Joséphine Jobert was born on April 24, 1985. She is an actress, known for Division9, Death in Paradise (2011) and Summer Crush (2007).

51. Hannah John-Kamen

Actress | Ant-Man and the Wasp

Hannah Dominique E. John-Kamen is a British actress. She is known for her roles as Dutch in the Syfy television series Killjoys, Ornela in the HBO series Game of Thrones, F'Nale Zandor in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, and Ghost in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Hannah was born in Beverley, Yorkshire, ...

52. Elarica Johnson

Actress | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Elarica Johnson was born in London, England. She is a british actress, known for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), A Discovery of Witches (2018) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017). Elarica is to star in new series P-Valley to air on STARZ in 2020. She started her career in film and TV at the...

53. Riann Steele

Actress | Ant-Man and the Wasp

Riann Steele is an English actress born in New York. After studying at Arts Educational Schools, London, and graduating with a First, she appeared in various Royal Shakespeare Company productions including Hamlet (2009) alongside David Tennant and Patrick Stewart. In 2010, Riann made her debut ...

54. Bianca Lawson

Actress | Save the Last Dance

Bianca Lawson was born on March 20, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Bianca Jasmine Lawson. She is an actress and producer, known for Save the Last Dance (2001), The Feast of All Saints (2001) and Rogue (2013).

55. Alisha Wainwright

Actress | Raising Dion

Alisha Wainwright was born as Alisha Ena Wainwright. She is an actress, known for Raising Dion (2019) and Shadowhunters (2016).

14 July 1989

56. Cassie Ventura

Actress | Step Up 2: The Streets

Cassie is a singer, actress, model, songwriter, and dancer. Albums: Me&U, Long Way 2 Go Official Girl ft. Lil'Wayne Is it you

Cassandra is a 5 time National Grand Champion Twirler, because of twirling is how her modeling career started. Cassandra models for Abercrombie, Target, Jcpennys, Walmart, ...

57. Amy Hunter

Actress | The Scorpion King

Amy Hunter was born on May 6, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Scorpion King (2002), The Kingdom (2007) and This Christmas (2007).

58. Claudia Jordan

Actress | Middle Men

Claudia's parents met when her father was in the Air Force, stationed at Brindisi, Italy where he met her mother, an Italian native. She was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island where as an East Providence High School student, she was selected for the All State Track and Field team. She ...

59. 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).

60. Traci Bingham

Actress | East of Hollywood

Traci Bingham was born on January 13, 1968 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Julie Anne Smith. She is an actress, known for East of Hollywood (2015), Baywatch (1989) and Bad Bizness (2003). She was previously married to Robb Vallier.

61. Jeanette Dilone

Actress | Return

Jeanette Dilone is an actress and writer, known for Return (2017), CollegeHumor Originals (2006) and Exposed (2016).

62. Merle Dandridge

Actress | Half-Life 2

Merle was born in Okinawa, Japan to a mother of Korean and Japanese descent and an African-American father serving in the U.S. Air Force. After graduating high school in Papillion, Nebraska, she attended the Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University in Chicago on a full-ride scholarship and ...

63. Alvina August

Actress | Nancy Drew

Alvina August is an actress, known for Nancy Drew (2019), The Boys (2019) and The Good Doctor (2017).

2 august 1984

64. Keri Hilson

Actress | Riddick

Keri Hilson was born on December 5, 1982 in Decatur, Georgia, USA as Keri Lynn Hilson.

65. Gina Torres

Actress | Serenity

Gina was born in New York City and is youngest of three children in a close-knit Cuban American family. Attended New York City's High School of Music and Art She is a gifted mezzo soprano and was trained in opera and jazz and also sang in a gospel choir.

66. Stacey Dash

Actress | Clueless

Stacey Dash was born in the Bronx, New York. Stacy knew that she wanted to act, and from an early age began to act professionally. She made regular appearances on The Cosby Show (1984), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), and also St. Elsewhere (1982). At 21 she made her feature film debut in Enemy...

67. Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Actress | Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

Classy, graceful, & intelligent, Salli Elise Richardson was born November 23, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois. Salli's acting career was first nurtured in the theater and, ever since, she has been on a non-stop journey to success. Her first feature performance was in 1991 as "Denise" in Up Against the ...

68. Antonia Thomas

Actress | The Good Doctor

Antonia Thomas is an English actress. She is best known for her work in the TV series Misfits, Lovesick and the The Good Doctor.

She studied for a Bachelor of Arts in acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2009, and then joined the National Youth Theatre.

Her acting debut was in ...

69. Regina King

Actress | Ray

Regina King was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gloria, a special education teacher, and Thomas King, an electrician. She began her career in the television show 227 (1985), followed by a role in Boyz n the Hood (1991). She began to be recognized by a mainstream audience after her role as Cuba ...

70. Melanie Liburd

Actress | This Is Us

Melanie was born in Hertfordshire, England, daughter of Georgina a Realtor and Michael Liburd a Martial Arts Expert and has two brothers Marc and Leon. She is half Kittitian, half English. Her mother was born in Russell Square in London and her father was born on the Island of Saint Kitts and Nevis...

71. Nichole Galicia

Actress | Django Unchained

Nichole Galicia is a film and television actress whose extraordinary journey to the big screen began as a high fashion model on the catwalks of Europe. Most recently, acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino hand picked Galicia for his film, Django Unchained, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx. ...

72. Kandyse McClure

Actress | Battlestar Galactica

Kandyse McClure is a Canadian actress born on March 22, 1980 in Durban in South Africa. She graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School in 1998. She is an actress, known for main roles in TV series Battlestar Galactica (2004), Hemlock Grove (2013), and from the movies Carrie (2002) and Seventh ...

73. Vanessa Williams

Actress | Ugly Betty

Vanessa Lynn Williams was born in Millwood, New York, to Helen L. (Tinch) and Milton Augustine Williams, Jr., both music teachers. Vanessa and her brother grew up in suburban New York in comfortable surroundings. Vanessa sang and danced in school productions and signed her high school yearbook with...

74. Lou Haltinner

Actress | Blue My Mind

Lou Haltinner is an actress, known for Blue My Mind (2017), In dir brannte mal ein Feuer and Happy New Year (2008).

75. Ilfenesh Hadera

Actress | Baywatch

Ilfenesh Hadera (born December 1, 1985) is an American actress. Ilfenesh was born in Harlem, New York City and is of Ethiopian and European ethnicity. Her father Asfaha Hadera, an Ethiopian refugee, is the founder and Co-Executive Director of African Services Committee, a Harlem based NGO which ...

1 December 1985

76. Lana Young

Actress | Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Lana comes from the beautiful island of Bermuda where her love for acting began. As a little girl sitting in the movie theater watching ORCA, she thought, I want to be up on that screen. But making a living as an actor in a small Island like Bermuda is not an option. So, she got caught up in the ...

1965

77. Julia Jones

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Julia Jones was born on January 23, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress, known for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), Westworld (2016) and Wind River (2017).

78. Alia Seror-O'Neill

Actress | Thor: Ragnarok

Alia Seror-O'Neill is an actress, known for Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Gods of Egypt (2016) and Whiskey Cavalier (2019).

79. Felisha Terrell

Actress | Shooter

Felisha Terrell was born on March 16, 1979 in Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Shooter (2016), The Social Network (2010) and Teen Wolf (2011).

80. Karla Crome

Actress | Under the Dome

Karla Crome was born on June 22, 1989 in London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Under the Dome (2013), Misfits (2009) and National Theatre Live: Amadeus (2017).

81. Lauren London

Actress | ATL

Lauren London first appeared in the film, ATL, opposite actor and recording artist, Tip "TI" Harris. Due to London's breakout success in ATL, she received an offer to star in the film, This Christmas, with Loretta Devine, Idris Elba and Regina King. Her next film role was in the teen romantic ...

82. Cynthia Kaye McWilliams

Actress | Bosch

Cynthia Kaye McWilliams was born in Berlin, Germany, grew up primarily in Kansas City, Kansas and graduated from the prestigious Theater School of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. While in Chicago, Cynthia honed her skills with stage credits including the lead role in First Breeze of Summer,...

83. Tika Sumpter

Actress | Southside with You

Tika Sumpter was born in New York and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College. Sumpter began her career as model, before she landed the role of "Layla Williamson" in ABC's daytime soap opera, One Life to Live (1968) (2005-2010, 2011).

After she left the soap, Sumpter won a recurring role in the ...

84. Frankie Adams

Actress | Mortal Engines

Frankie Adams (born 3 January 1994) is a New Zealand-Samoan actress, best known for her roles as Bobbie Draper in the science fiction television series The Expanse and as Ula Levi in the prime-time soap opera Shortland Street.

Adams was born on the island of Savai in Samoa and is the oldest of three...

85. Logan Browning

Actress | The Perfection

Logan Browning was born on June 9, 1989 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Logan Laurice Browning. She is an actress, known for The Perfection (2018), Bratz (2007) and Dear White People (2017).

86. Samantha Mumba

Actress | The Time Machine

Samantha Mumba was born on January 18, 1983 in Dublin, Ireland as Samantha Tamanya Anne Cecelia Mumba. She has been married to Torray Scales since February 24, 2012. They have one child.

87. Rula Jebreal

Writer | Miral

Rula Jebreal is an Italo-Palestinian journalist, novelist and screenwriter with both Israeli and Italian citizenship. Her mother died when she was five, and her father put her and her sister in the Dar El-Tifel orphanage, where she was educated. She won a scholarship from the Italian government to ...

88. Leila Arcieri

Actress | xXx

Leila Arcieri was born on December 18, 1973 in San Francisco, California, USA as Leila Carmelita Arcieri. She is an actress, known for xXx (2002), Daddy Day Care (2003) and Buffalo Bushido (2009).

89. Sherri Saum

Actress | Sunset Beach

Sherri Saum was born on October 1, 1974 in Dayton, Ohio, USA as Sherri M. Saum. She is an actress and producer, known for Sunset Beach (1997), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) and Finding Home (2003).

90. Lela Rochon

Actress | Waiting to Exhale

Lela Rochon was born on April 17, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Lela Rochon Staples. She is an actress and producer, known for Waiting to Exhale (1995), Gang Related (1997) and Any Given Sunday (1999). She has been married to Antoine Fuqua since April 9, 1999. They have two children. She ...

91. Wendy Davis

Actress | Army Wives

Wendy recently starred on OWN's hit series, Love Is__ as Wiser Nuri. She is also widely known for her portrayal of Colonel Joan Burton for seven seasons on Lifetime Television's popular drama, "Army Wives." She was nominated for several awards for her work on this show. Of her series regular work ...

92. Hannah Bronfman

Actress | Grand Street

Hannah Bronfman was born on October 26, 1987 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Grand Street (2014), American Milkshake (2013) and Most Expensivest (2017).

93. Alisha Wainwright

Actress | Raising Dion

Alisha Wainwright was born as Alisha Ena Wainwright. She is an actress, known for Raising Dion (2019) and Shadowhunters (2016).

94. Jodie Turner-Smith

Actress | Queen & Slim

Jodie Turner-Smith is an actress, known for Queen & Slim (2019), Jett (2019) and Nightflyers (2018).

95. Ella Thomas

Actress | Supergirl

Ella Thomas grew up overseas. Her mother was Eritrean and her father was an U.S. Air Force officer who was stationed in the country. Her parents moved to Germany while she was still an infant yet continued to return frequently to Asmara to visit her mother's family, until a civil war ravaging the ...

96. Zawe Ashton

Actress | Velvet Buzzsaw

Zawe was born on 21st July 1984 in Hackney, London, to two teachers, Ugandan Victoria and English Paul, and had her first acting experience at the age of six as a member of the Anna Scher Theatre school in Islington. After leaving the City and Islington College in London - where she was an A ...

21 July 1984 Born in Hackney, England

97. Elle Varner

Actress | Q.U.E.E.N.

Elle Varner was born on February 12, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Beautiful African American Recording Artist w/#1 hit on Billboard Charts



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