Afro British Actresses

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Female 20-50

1. 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...

2. Naomie Harris

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 ...

3. 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 ...

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 ...

5. Thandie Newton

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 ...

6. Nikki Amuka-Bird

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 ...

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), Harriet (2019) and Widows (2018).

8. 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).

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 ...

10. Tamara Lawrance

Actress | Corvidae

Tamara Lawrance is an actress, known for Corvidae, On Chesil Beach (2017) and National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night (2017).

11. Shannon Hayes

Actress | Years and Years

Shannon Hayes is an actress, known for Years and Years (2019), Kiss Me First (2018) and Vera (2011).

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 ...

13. Marianne Jean-Baptiste

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.

14. Pearl Mackie

Actress | Doctor Who

Pearl Mackie was born on May 29, 1987 in Brixton, London, England. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), Horizon Line and Forest 404 (2019).

15. Wunmi Mosaku

Actress | Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Wunmi Mosaku was born on July 31, 1986 in Zaria, Nigeria as Oluwunmi Olapeju Mosaku. She is an actress, known for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Philomena (2013).

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 ...

17. Naomi Campbell

Actress | Zoolander 2

Naomi Campbell was born on May 22, 1970 in Streatham, London, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Zoolander 2 (2016), To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) and I Feel Pretty (2018).

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 ...

19. 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 ...

20. Simona Brown

Actress | Man Up

Simona Brown is an actress, known for Man Up (2015), The Night Manager (2016) and Outlander (2014).

21. Sharon Duncan-Brewster

Actress | Rogue One

Sharon Duncan-Brewster was born on February 8, 1976 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Imagine Me & You (2005) and Bad Girls (1999).

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 ...

23. Ruth Negga

Actress | Loving

Ruth Negga was born on January 7, 1982 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is an actress and producer, known for Loving (2016), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and World War Z (2013).

24. Pippa Bennett-Warner

Actress | Wakefield

Pippa Bennett-Warner was born on July 23, 1988 in Banbury, England. She is an actress, known for Wakefield (2016).

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, ...

26. 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).

27. Shyko Amos

Actress | Death in Paradise

Shyko Amos is an actress, known for Death in Paradise (2011) and A Very English Scandal (2018).

28. Kehinde Fadipe

Actress | Misfits

Kehinde Fadipe is an actress and director, known for Misfits (2009), Spirit Children (2011) and Ma Kelly Goes to the Games (2011).

29. Jenny Jules

Actress | Up 'n' Under

Jenny Jules was born in London, England. She is an actress, known for Up 'n' Under (1998), EastEnders (1985) and Skins (2007). She is married to Ralph Brown.

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 ...

34. Roxy Sternberg

Actress | Mars

Roxy Sternberg is an actress, known for Mars (2016), Emerald City (2016) and Chewing Gum (2015).

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 ...

36. Adelayo Adedayo

Actress | Unlocked

Adelayo Adedayo is an actress, known for Unlocked (2017), Some Girls (2012) and Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016).

37. Ronke Adekoluejo

Actress | Been So Long

Ronke Adekoluejo is an actress, known for Been So Long (2018), Christopher Robin (2018) and Doctor Who (2005).

38. Kirby Howell-Baptiste

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 ...

40. Lorna Brown

Actress | Terminator: Dark Fate

Lorna Brown is an actress, known for Terminator: Dark Fate (2019), Les Misérables (2012) and Little Soldier (2008).

41. Ayesha Antoine

Actress | Doctor Who

Ayesha Antoine was born on May 8, 1981. She is an actress and writer, known for Doctor Who (2005), Skins (2007) and Holby City (1999).

42. Alisha Bailey

Actress | Doctor Who

Alisha Bailey was born on April 13, 1987 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), Chewing Gum (2015) and C.B. Strike (2017).

43. Jade Anouka

Actress | Cleaning Up

Jade Anouka is an actress, known for Cleaning Up (2019), Turn Up Charlie (2019) and Fisherman's Friends (2019).

44. Faith Alabi

Actress | Grantchester

Faith Alabi is an actress, known for Grantchester (2014), Agatha Raisin (2014) and Vera (2011).

45. Noma Dumezweni

Actress | Mary Poppins Returns

Noma Dumezweni was born in 1969 in Swaziland. She is known for her work on Mary Poppins Returns (2018), Dirty Pretty Things (2002) and The Kid Who Would Be King (2019).

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.

47. Lorraine Burroughs

Actress | Fast Girls

Lorraine Burroughs was born in 1981 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England. She is an actress, known for Fast Girls (2012), DCI Banks (2010) and The Glass Man (2011).

48. Georgina Campbell

Actress | Murdered by My Boyfriend

Georgina Campbell is an actress, known for Murdered by My Boyfriend (2014), Black Mirror (2011) and Broadchurch (2013).

49. Clare-Hope Ashitey

Actress | Children of Men

Clare-Hope Ashitey was born on February 12, 1987 in Enfield, Middlesex, England as Clare-Hope Naa K. Ashitey. She is an actress, known for Children of Men (2006), Beyond the Gates (2005) and Exodus (2007).

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).

51. Sophia Brown

Actress | Beauty and the Beast

Sophia Brown is an actress, known for Beauty and the Beast (2017), Guerrilla (2017) and Disobedience (2017).

52. Cherrelle Skeete

Actress | The Five

Cherrelle Skeete was born in 1988 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England as Cherrelle Samantha Skeete. She is an actress and director, known for The Five (2016), Gone... (2018) and Overwatch (2016).

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 ...

54. Yusra Warsama

Actress | The Last Days on Mars

Yusra Warsama is an actress and writer, known for The Last Days on Mars (2013), Castle Rock (2018) and Assassin's Creed: Origins (2017).

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...

58. Charlene Osuagwu

Actress | M.I.High

Charlene Osuagwu is known for her work on M.I.High (2007) and The Undateables (2012).

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 ...

60. Keicha Greenidge

Actress | In the Club

Keicha Greenidge is an actress, known for In the Club (2014), The Feed (2019) and Waterloo Road (2006).

61. Racheal Ofori

Actress | Guns Akimbo

Racheal Ofori is an actress, known for Guns Akimbo (2019), Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet (2016) and Artemis Fowl (2020).

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 ...

63. 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).

64. Ellen Thomas

Actress | EastEnders

Ellen Thomas was born on February 3, 1964 in Sierra Leone as Ellen Dorothy Thomas. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Basic Instinct 2 (2006) and Johnny English Reborn (2011).

65. 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).

66. Weruche Opia

Actress | Bad Education

Weruche Opia is an actress, known for Bad Education (2012), When Love Happens Again (2016) and Top Boy (2011).

67. 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, ...

68. Jacqueline Boatswain

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 '...

69. Frieda Thiel

Actress | Just a Couple

Frieda Thiel is an actress, known for Just a Couple (2017), Been So Long (2018) and My Brother the Devil (2012).

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...

71. Savannah Gordon-Liburd

Actress | My Brother the Devil

Savannah Gordon-Liburd is an actress, known for My Brother the Devil (2012), One Night (2012) and Honeytrap (2014).

72. Simona Zivkovska

Actress | Black Widow

Simona Zivkovska is an actress, known for Black Widow (2020), Devils (2019) and Video (2014).

73. Isaura Barbé-Brown

Actress | Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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 ...

74. Bianca Sowerby

Actress | Fear of Water

Bianca Sowerby was born in the UK. She is an actress, known for Fear of Water (2014), Coronation Street (1960) and Banana (2015).

75. Michelle Gayle

Actress | EastEnders

Michelle Gayle was born on February 2, 1971 in London, England as Michelle Patricia Gayle. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Grange Hill (1978) and Press Gang (1989). She was previously married to Mark Bright.

76. Red Madrell

Actress | Kidulthood

Red Madrell was born in 1987 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Kidulthood (2006), Adulthood (2008) and We Still Kill the Old Way (2014).

78. Tupele Dorgu

Actress | Coronation Street

Tupele Dorgu was born on December 13, 1977 in Preston, Lancashire, England. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Billionaire Boy (2016) and The Case (2011). She has been married to Mark Flanagan since May 23, 2009. They have one child.

79. Remmie Milner

Actress | Whitechapel

Remmie Milner is an actress, known for Whitechapel (2009), Electric Dreams (2017) and Save Me (2018).

80. Jessica-Louise Abidde

Actress | Fast Girls

Jessica-Louise Abidde is an actress, known for Fast Girls (2012) and The Hour (2011).

81. Michelle Asante

Actress | London Boulevard

Michelle Asante is an actress, known for London Boulevard (2010), Identicals (2015) and Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016).

82. Asiatu Koroma

Actress | Krypton

Asiatu Koroma is an actress, known for Krypton (2018), Doctor Who (2005) and Hollyoaks (1995).

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 ...

84. Mimi Ndiweni

Actress | The Legend of Tarzan

Mimi Ndiweni is an actress, known for The Legend of Tarzan (2016), Cinderella (2015) and Mr Selfridge (2013).

85. Naomi Ackie

Actress | Lady Macbeth

Naomi Ackie is an actress, known for Lady Macbeth (2016), The Five (2016) and The End of the F***ing World (2017).

86. Golda Rosheuvel

Actress | Lady Macbeth

Golda Rosheuvel is an actress, known for Lady Macbeth (2016), Luther (2010) and Silent Witness (1996).

87. Donna Berlin

Actress | In Darkness

Donna Berlin is an actress, known for In Darkness (2018), Monochrome (2016) and Dinner with My Sisters (2011).

88. Renée Castle

Actress | Bodyguard

Renée Castle is an actress, known for Bodyguard (2018), Blood Drive (2017) and Eliminators (2016).

89. Vanessa Donovan

Actress | The Marker

Vanessa Donovan is an actress and producer, known for The Marker (2017), Doctors (2000) and Stalked (2019).

90. Esther Uwejeyah

Actress | Guerrilla

Esther Uwejeyah is known for her work on Guerrilla (2017), The Desert (2019) and Blood and Bones (2017).

91. Rosie Jane

Actress | Doctor Who

Rosie Jane is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), Free Bird (2018) and Later (2019).

92. Rakie Ayola

Actress | Been So Long

Rakie Ayola was born in 1968 in Cardiff, Wales. She is an actress and producer, known for Been So Long (2018), Twelfth Night (2018) and No Offence (2015). She is married to Adam Smethurst. They have two children.

93. Sheri-An Davis

Actress | House of Anubis

Sheri-An Davis is an actress, known for House of Anubis (2011), After You've Gone (2007) and Coming Up (2003).

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 ...

95. Jessye Romeo

Actress | Curfew

Jessye Romeo is an actress, known for Curfew (2019), In the Long Run (2018) and Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016).

96. Cecilia Noble

Actress | The Lady in the Van

Cecilia Noble is an actress, known for The Lady in the Van (2015), Mumatar (2018) and Danny and the Human Zoo (2015).

97. Leonie Elliott

Actress | Call the Midwife

Leonie Elliott was born on April 15, 1988 in Brent, London, England as Leonie Samantha Elliott. She is an actress, known for Call the Midwife (2012), Danny and the Human Zoo (2015) and Black Mirror (2011).

98. Fatima Koroma

Actress | Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote

Fatima Koroma is an actress, known for Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote (2018).

99. Dominique Moore

Actress | Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans

Dominique Moore was born in 1986 in London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (2019), Sadie Sparks (2019) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (2019).

100. Briana Shann

Actress | I, Daniel Blake

Briana Shann is an actress, known for I, Daniel Blake (2016), Doctor Who (2005) and Holby City (1999).



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