Favorite Actorsby dpullum553 | created - 28 Mar 2018 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
4. Aisha Hinds
Actress | The Next Three Days
When Aisha Hinds' junior high school tap dance instructor observed that she needed an outlet for expression that surpassed her tap shoes, she was guided to the High School of Performing Arts in New York - where her formal acting training began.
Hinds' numerous television credits include a supporting...
Actress | Mad Men
Actress, writer and producer on both the big and small screen, Abigail Spencer is quickly making a name for herself in Hollywood.
Spencer was seen in Sam Raimi's, Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), a prequel take on The Wizard of Oz (1939) tale. Spencer joins James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and...
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 ...
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 ...
11. 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 ...
12. 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.
14. Gal Gadot
Actress | Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, to a Jewish family. Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer, who is a sixth-generation Israeli. She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.
15. Skye P. Marshall
Actress | Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Born in Chicago, Skye is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. After her enlistment was fulfilled, Skye returned to Chicago and graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, with honors, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Communication, Media & Theatre (CMT Program). After ...
16. Rowena King
Actress | The Bucket List
Directly after graduating from Mountview Theatre School London in 1990, Rowena joined The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Upon Avon, working with renowned directors Danny Boyle, Roger Michell and Nicholas Hytner. Rowena's first feature film appearance was in Hanif Kureishi's 1991 drama, London...
18. 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 ...
20. Arielle Kebbel
Actress | The Uninvited
Arielle Kebbel was born in Winter Park, Florida. Her mother, Sheri, is a talent manager and owns a production company. She has German ancestry on her father's side, and German and English heritage on her mother's side. Kebbel graduated from Crenshaw School in Winter Garden. She was a contestant at ...
21. Dominique Tipper
Actress | The Expanse
2019 see's Dominique return for a fourth season as the lead role of 'Naomi Nagata' in Amazon Prime's critically-acclaimed series THE EXPANSE, based on the popular science fiction series by James S. A. Corey. Set in the future, THE EXPANSE tells the story of a detective, a first ...
22. 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 ...
Actress | Chi-Raq
Michelle Mitchenor, a New Jersey native started in the industry as a professional dancer working with top recording artists such as Rihanna, Beyoncé, Pharrell, Cee-lo Green, and several more. In 2015 she completely transitioned into the acting world and starred in her first feature "Chi-Raq" ...
25. Taja V. Simpson
Actress | The Oval
Taja V. Simpson is a Louisiana native of West African and European decent and her colorful background allows her to constantly bring new characters to life. She fell in love with acting when she was seven years old when she and her cousins would 'play pretend'. They would watch movies, learn all ...
27. Shanola Hampton
Actress | Shameless
Shanola Hampton was born May 27 in Long Island, NY to a Pastor and an IRS agent. She was raised in Summerville, South Carolina with her three sisters. In college she earned a degree in Theater, with emphasis in Performance from Winthrop University along with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from ...
Actress | One Life to Live
Renee Goldsberry was born in San Jose, California, and raised in both Houston, Texas, and Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University with a bachelors degree in acting, and went on to attend graduate school at the University of Southern California, where she received her ...
29. Valery M. Ortiz
Actress | Gabby Duran & The Unsittables
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ortiz grew up in Orlando, Florida. An early love of dancing led to major roles in local theater productions. Her passion and talent eventually brought her to Los Angeles, where she immediately found success hosting a local television program. Other acting and hosting ...
30. 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...
31. Priyanka Chopra
Actress | Baywatch
Priyanka Chopra Jonas (née Chopra) was born on July 18, 1982 in Jamshedpur, India, to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra, both Indian Army physicians. She had a very varied upbringing. She started her education at La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student; ...
32. Dilshad Vadsaria
Actress | Greek
Dilshad Vadsaria was born in Karachi, Pakistan, of Portuguese and Indian descent. She moved with her family to the US at the age of six and spent her childhood in various parts of the country, including Chicago, Richmond (Virginia) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She eventually moved to New York to...
33. 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 ...
34. 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 ...
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 ...
36. Tiffany Haddish
Actress | Girls Trip
Tiffany Haddish was born on December 3, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tiffany Sarac Haddish. She is an actress and producer, known for Girls Trip (2017), Keanu (2016) and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019). She was previously married to William Stewart.
37. Meagan Good
Actress | Think Like a Man
Meagan Monique Good was born on 8 August 1981 in Panorama City, California, USA, to Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, who worked as her manager, and Leondis "Leon" Good, an LAPD officer. She began appearing on commercials at the age of four. Then she started guest-starring on series like The Parent 'Hood (1995), ...
38. 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 ...
39. Kim Hawthorne
Actress | Greenleaf
Kim Hawthorne is a native of Newark, New Jersey. When she was just 12 years old she began studying opera and went on to earn a classical music scholarship to Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama. After graduating with honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre, she launched her professional...
40. Denise Boutte
Actress | Why Did I Get Married?
Denise Boutte was born on January 19, 1982 in Maurice, Louisiana, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Why Did I Get Married? (2007), Extreme Movie (2008) and N-Secure (2010). She has been married to Kevin Boutte since 2003. They have one child.
Actress | Half & Half
Valarie Pettiford's career glitters like the lights on Broadway. An award-winning triple-threat, Valarie has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment, but has never let her brushes with fame go to her head. Although some would argue that she is a celebrity in her own right, Valarie is...
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 ...
44. Erica Cerra
Actress | Power Rangers
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Erica Cerra discovered her love of acting by her 8th birthday. After appearing in numerous commercials Erica decided to take a break from acting. Returning to the business at 22, she decided to dedicate herself whole-heartedly to living as a professional actor. ...
45. 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...
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, ...
Actress | Chicago
Mýa Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1979), professionally referred to as Mýa, is an American R&B and pop recording artist, entertainer, philanthropist, and actress. A Washington, D.C. native, as a young child, Harrison took ballet lessons from the age of two and added jazz and tap dancing lessons ...
50. Simone Missick
Actress | All Rise
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Simone always knew she was meant to perform. Growing up, Simone spent years playing the violin, singing, and playing sports before she decided to focus on acting. While in her first year as an English major at Howard University, she decided to take a theatre for ...
51. Paula Patton
Actress | Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Paula Patton was born in Los Angeles, California, to Joyce (Vanraden) and Charles Patton. Her father is African-American and her mother, who is caucasian, has German, English, and Dutch ancestry. Her family lived across the street from the 20th Century Fox lot when she was growing up and she was a ...
52. 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.
54. Anna Torv
Actress | Fringe
Anna Torv (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian actress known for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe (2008-2013). Torv was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the daughter of Susan (née Carmichael) and Hans Torv, also grew up in Gold Coast, Queensland. Her father is of ...
56. Taylor Black
Actress | A Rainy Day in New York
Taylor Black graduated with honors from Columbia University with a degree in Film Studies. She is co-owner of Black Tandem production company whose short film, Helen of Troy (2017) enjoyed a successful festival run highlighted by its international premiere at the Academy Award Eligible Bermuda ...
58. 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 ...
59. Reshma Shetty
Actress | Royal Pains
Reshma Shetty was born on November 2, 1977 in Manchester, England, UK to Hindu parents. She was raised in England and Richmond, Virginia in the United States. She is a graduate of the famed Opera department at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. On stage, Reshma received rave reviews in 2006 for ...
60. Anika Noni Rose
Actress | The Princess and the Frog
Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose recently finished filming the lead role of the pilot episode Beast Mode (TBS / Macro), which is based on life of legendary boxing trainer Ann Wolfe. Anika is also serving as Co-Executive Producer.
In 2018, Anika starred in the title role of 'Carmen Jones' in John ...
61. Halle Berry
Actress | Catwoman
Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister, Heidi Berry. Halle ...
Actress | The Flash
Jessica Parker Kennedy is a Canadian actress of film and television. Born in Calgary, Alberta her first string of screen work began with the television film, Santa Baby (2006), as Lucy the Elf, a role she reprises in the television film sequel, Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (2009). With a ...
64. Gloria Reuben
Actress | Lincoln
Gloria Elizabeth Reuben is a Canadian born actress and singer who has amassed impressive credentials in television, film, theater, and music.
Reuben was born in Toronto, Ontario and started classical piano lessons at the age of five. It was the beginning of a lifelong love of music.
Gloria's career ...
65. Jaime Ray Newman
Actress | Catch Me If You Can
Jaime Ray Newman originally hails from Detroit, Michigan. She is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
She has held major roles in several shows, including Netflix/Marvel series The Punisher (2017), A&E's Bates Motel (2013), ABC's Wicked City (2015), Mind Games (2014), Red ...
66. Pam Grier
Actress | Jackie Brown
Pam Grier was born in Winston-Salem, NC, one of four children of Gwendolyn Sylvia (Samuels), a nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier Jr., an Air Force mechanic. Pam has been a major African-American star from the early 1970s. Her career started in 1971, when Roger Corman of New World Pictures launched ...
67. Jeri Ryan
Actress | Star Trek: Voyager
Jeri Ryan was born Jeri Lynn Zimmerman on February 22, 1968 in Munich, West Germany, to Gerhard Florian Zimmerman, a Master Sergeant in the United States Army, and his wife Sharon, a social worker. She and her older brother Mark grew up on several military bases, including Kansas, Maryland, Hawaii,...
69. 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 ...
71. Angell Conwell
Actress | The Young and the Restless
Moving from Orangeburg, South Carolina to the states capital, Columbia at the age of 2, Angell Conwell began her journey in entertainment at a very young age. After winning numerous awards locally and in the surrounding states of Georgia and North Carolina, she signed with Wilhelmina's Kids Division...
72. Jennifer Aniston
Actress | Friends
Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her father is Greek, and her mother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent. Jennifer spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family then relocated to New York City ...
75. Valerie Cruz
Actress | Cellular
Valerie Cruz has appeared in over 100 television episodes, including recurring roles on The CW series "Charmed," starring as the charmed one's mother 'Marisol,' ABC's "The Rookie" and the CW drama "Life Sentence" alongside stars Lucy Hale and Dylan Walsh. She has been a series regular on shows ...
76. Sarah Shahi
Actress | Bullet to the Head
Sarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouz in Euless, Texas, to an Iranian father and Spanish mother. She is a former NFL cheerleader and a descendant of a 19th-century Persian Shah. She attended Trinity High School and Dallas Southern Methodist University, studied opera and majored in English. As a ...
78. Persia White
Actress | The Vampire Diaries
At the age of eight, Persia White started showing her talents at the Coconut Grove Childrens' Theatre in Miami, Florida, where she was born. She is Puerto Rican, African-American and Irish. Most recognized as "Lynn" in the long running hit CW series "Girlfriends."
Actress | 24
Mary Lynn Rajskub is an American actress, comedienne and singer who is best known as a co-star of Kiefer Sutherland on the popular television series 24 (2001).
She was born on June 22, 1971, in Detroit, Michigan, into a family of Irish, Czech, and Polish ancestry. She was brought up in Trenton, ...
84. Genevieve Nnaji
Actress | Road to Yesterday
Genevieve Nnaji started her acting career as a child actress in the then-popular television soap opera "Ripples" at the age of 8. She was also featured in several commercials, some of which included Pronto beverage and Omo detergent. In 1998, at the age of 19, she made her debut in the growing ...
85. 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 ...
86. Lyndie Greenwood
Actress | Sleepy Hollow
Greenwood was born and raised in Toronto. She studied dance in school and is also well-versed in martial arts. She attended several voice and musical theater schools in Canada. She began acting training at multiple schools including the "Professional Actors Lab", "Jason Fraser Studios", "Etobicoke ...
87. Deborah Ann Woll
Actress | True Blood
Deborah was born in 1985, in Brooklyn, New York, from Irish and German heritage. She took acting, piano and dance classes. She went to high school at Packer Collegiate Institute and graduated from the BFA program at the USC School of Theatre at the University of Southern California.
Deborah started ...
88. Vanessa Lengies
Actress | Stick It
Vanessa Brittany Lengies, born July 21, 1985, Canadian actress, dancer and singer. She is best known for her role on American Dreams and she had a recurring role as Sugar Motta on Glee. Lengies was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to a German father and an Egyptian mother. She speaks French, ...
Actress | Boogie Nights
Nicole Ari Parker was born on October 7, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Boogie Nights (1997), Remember the Titans (2000) and Blue Streak (1999). She has been married to Boris Kodjoe since May 21, 2005. They have two children. She was previously married ...
90. Tamara Tunie
Actress | Flight
Tamara Tunie was born on March 14, 1959 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA as Tamara Renee Tunie. She is an actress and director, known for Flight (2012), The Devil's Advocate (1997) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). She was previously married to Gregory Generet and Greg Bouquett.
94. Anjali Jay
Actress | Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Anjali Jay is an actor and writer. She was also a dancer and choreographer, having trained in Indian classical dance and modern, contemporary styles. She is Indian, British and Canadian.
Anjali has had an extensive theatre career, having performed amongst others, with The Royal Shakespeare Company, ...
95. Dorly Jean-Louis
Actress | Firehouse Dog
Dorly Jean-Louis is a talented and dedicated Canadian Actress, Model, Host and Producer. She was born on the island of Hispaniola in the Capital City of Port-au-Prince, Republic of Haïti. Her love for acting began while assisting film students with their movie projects and volunteering as a ...
98. Jaina Lee Ortiz
Actress | Rosewood
Jaina Lee Ortiz was born Jessica Ortiz at Fort Ord army base in California and was raised in The Bronx, New York. The only child of first generation Puerto Rican parents, Ortiz spent her early years learning Salsa at a dance studio. What started out as a hobby, later turned into a profession and by...
Actress | Killers
LeToya Nicole Luckett-Walker (née Luckett; born March 11, 1981) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer-songwriter and entrepreneur. She is an original member of the R&B group, Destiny's Child, and has since pursued a successful solo career, topped the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart...