Afro British Actressesby Leahbutler37 | created - 9 months ago | updated - 9 months ago | Public
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...
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 ...
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 ...
4. Angel Coulby
Actress | Merlin
Angel Coulby is an English actress. She made her television debut in the BBC comedy 'Orrible. She is best known for portraying the character of Queen Guinevere "Gwen" Pendragon in the BBC fantasy series Merlin.
Angel grew up in north London, Finsbury Park, but moved to Edinburgh to attend the Queen ...
Actress | Crash
Thandie Newton was born in London. She is the daughter of a Zimbabwean mother, Nyasha, a health-care worker from the Shona tribe, and Nick Newton, a British father who worked as a lab technician. She lived in Zambia until political unrest caused her family to move back to the UK. She then lived in ...
Actress | Jupiter Ascending
Amuka-Bird was born in Nigeria, but grew up in the UK and in Antigua. She abandoned her dancing aspirations after suffering a back injury. After attending LAMDA, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. Whilst on tour with the RSC in Japan, she met her husband, actor Geoffrey Streatfield. In ...
9. 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 ...
12. Adjoa Andoh
Actress | Invictus
Adjoa Andoh was born on January 14, 1963 in Bristol, England as Adjoa Aiboom Helen Andoh. She is an actress and writer, known for Invictus (2009), Fractured (2019) and National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (2016). She has been married to Howard Cunnell since March 2001. They have three ...
Actress | Without a Trace
Marianne Jean-Baptiste was born on April 26, 1967 in London, England as Marianne Raigipcien Jean-Baptiste. She is an actress and director, known for Without a Trace (2002), Secrets & Lies (1996) and Spy Game (2001). She has been married to Evan Williams since 1997. They have two children.
16. 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 ...
18. Susan Wokoma
Actress | Year of the Rabbit
Susan was born in Southwark, London to Nigerian parents. Her television debut was at 14 years old as one of the eight children selected for CBBC's Serious Jungle (2002). Susan was a member of The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. At 18, whilst studying for her A Levels, she landed her first ...
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 ...
22. 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 ...
25. Sophie Okonedo
Actress | Hotel Rwanda
Sophie Okonedo is a British actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Tatiana Rusesabagina in Hotel Rwanda (2004).
Okonedo was born within London in 1968. Her parents were Henry Okonedo (1939-2009) and Joan Allman. Her father was British Nigerian, ...
30. Amma Asante
Director | Belle
Amma Asante is a British BAFTA award winning screenwriter and director, known for Belle (2013), and A Way of Life (2004). She is a former child actress, who began her writing career at the age of 23 with a script deals from both Channel 4 in the UK and BBC. Her first movie, A Way of Life, which she...
31. Nina Sosanya
Actress | Love Actually
Born in London, with a Nigerian father, Nina trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and gained A-levels in Performing Arts. Soon she was appearing as Desdemona in "Othello", Olivia in "Twelfth Night" and Hermia in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", along with the title role in "Educating ...
32. 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...
33. 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 ...
35. Christine Adams
Actress | Batman Begins
Film and television actress Christine Adams was born in London, United Kingdom.
She starred on several British and American films and television series since early 2000s.
On television, she is known for roles as "Katherine Williams Osgood" on the British miniseries, NY-LON (2004); "Simone Hundin" on ...
Actress | The Good Place
Kirby Howell-Baptiste is an actress and writer from London. Here, she starred in 'Echoic', a devised West End play with the Talawa Theatre Company, Britain's foremost Black-led Theatre company.
She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she has starred in a number of TV shows and movies. Kirby also...
39. 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 ...
46. Angela Griffin
Actress | Coronation Street
Angela Griffin was born on July 19, 1976 in Cottingley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Waterloo Road (2006) and Cutting It (2002). She has been married to Jason Milligan since July 27, 2006. They have two children.
50. Tiana Benjamin
Actress | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Tiana Benjamin was born on October 5, 1984 in Enfield, London, England as Tiana Opium Benjamin. She is an actress, known for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), EastEnders (1985) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).
53. Eunice Olumide
Actress | After Louise
Scottish actress Eunice Olumide has appeared in both short and feature films including BAFTA Nominated Middleman, as well as in television and advertising campaigns worldwide. This fresh face is known for her versatility across a variety of genres including action, drama and comedy roles. From a ...
55. Adi Alfa
Actress | 'Til Death
Adi was born Adi Natasha Alfa in London to a Nigerian father and Jamaican Chinese British mother.. However she grew up in the city of Liverpool were she studied Performance studies at A level standard and was also awarded achievement of excellence. She then went on to study. Drama and English and ...
56. 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 ...
57. 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...
59. Yetunde Oduwole
Actress | Lodgers
Yetunde Oduwole is an Multi award winning professional UK based Actress. Amongst her credits include her recurring role as Glady's Adebanjo in three series of the award winning show Meet the Adebanjos. Also in her credits include two series as Comfort in E4's Youngers.
After obtaining her a Diploma ...
62. 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 ...
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 | Bloodborne
Jacqueline Boatswain was born in Bedford on June 22nd 1962 and as a child demonstrated a musical talent, attending ballet school in London at age seventeen. For some fifteen years she sang and danced on the West End stage in the RSC's 'Kiss Me, Kate', 'Jesus Christ, Superstar' and the revivals of '...
70. 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...
Isaura grew up in the East End of London where she started her acting career in local theatre.
She studied film studies and performing arts in college as well as history and English literature.
At 19 she moved to New York to train at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (2005-2007). She lived and ...
83. 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 ...
94. Gloria Onitiri
Actress | Grass
Gloria Modupe Omotola Onitiri is a British-Nigerian actress born in London and raised in Bedfordshire. In the years 2000-2003, she became a fixed member of the National Youth Music Theatre, participating as a lead role in two major productions worldwide, whilst studying at the formerly known Dame ...