Black Females

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1. 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.

2. Zendaya

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Zendaya (which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona) is an American actress and singer born in Oakland, California. She began her career appearing as a child model working for Macy's, Mervyns and Old Navy. She was a backup dancer before gaining prominence for her role as Rocky Blue on ...

3. Alexandra Shipp

Actress | X-Men: Apocalypse

Alexandra Shipp is known for her role as the iconic mohawked super heroine 'Storm' in Twentieth Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), directed by Bryan Singer. Shipp plays a younger version of 'Storm' (originally played by Halle Berry). Determined to make the mutant character her own, she ...

4. 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).

5. Kiersey Clemons

Actress | Dope

A talent on the rise, actress and musician Kiersey Clemons has quickly become known for the diverse and captivating characters she has brought to life on screen.

It had been announced that Clemons would be playing Iris West in the Warner Bros film The Flash alongside Ezra Miller, but the project has...

6. Tessa Thompson

Actress | Creed

The actress Tessa Lynn Thompson was born on October 3, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson and the granddaughter of actor-musician Bobby Ramos. She was raised in Los Angeles before moving to Brooklyn, New York. Her father is of ...

7. Michelle Hurd

Actress | Blindspot

Michelle Hurd was born on December 21, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Blindspot (2015). She has been married to Garret Dillahunt since July 6, 2007.

8. 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 ...

9. 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 ...

10. Chanel Iman

Actress | Dope

Her father is African American and her mother is half Korean and African American. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia but grew up in Los Angeles, California. Her mother is the owner of "The Red Bag Boutique" with daughter in Los Angeles. She helps local communities in Los Angeles and New York.

11. Annie Ilonzeh

Actress | Peppermint

Annie Ilonzeh was born on August 23, 1983 in Grapevine, Texas, USA as Annie Ngosi Illonzeh. She is an actress, known for Peppermint (2018), He's Just Not That Into You (2009) and Person of Interest (2011).

12. Anya Engel-Adams

Actress | CSI: NY

Anya Engel-Adams was born in upstate New York to a Jewish Caucasian mother and an African American father. She grew up as a competitive gymnast for the first 12 years of her life becoming an elite level gymnast by the age of 12 and competing nationally after winning the state and regional ...

13. 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 ...

14. 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 ...

15. Zazie Beetz

Actress | Atlanta

Zazie Beetz (born c. 1991) is a German-American actress known for the role of Vanessa on Atlanta (2016), as well as for starring in Deadpool 2 (2018), Applesauce (2015), and Still Here.

Born in Berlin, Germany, to a German father and an African-American mother, she was raised in Manhattan (New York ...

16. Aubin Wise

Actress | Atlanta

Aubin Wise is an actress, known for Atlanta (2016), Summer Vacation (2018) and The Under 5ers (2014).

17. 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 ...

18. Jill Marie Jones

Actress | Girlfriends

Jill Marie Jones was born on January 4, 1975 in Dallas, Texas, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Girlfriends (2000), Drool (2009) and Sleepy Hollow (2013).

19. Christina Moses

Actress | Condor

Christina Moses was born and raised in Los Angeles California. She lived in NYC for 9 years where she taught black history through art and performed in various community and off-Broadway theatre after graduating from Eugene Lang of The New School University. She moved back to LA in 2010 after ...

20. Danielle Nicolet

Actress | Central Intelligence

Raised in a working-class Ohio town, Danielle Nicolet moved with her family to southern California to train in gymnastics. She competed through her teenage years, but finally admitted that acting was her dream. She has always played unpredictable characters, whether they be dramatic or comedic. ...

21. DomiNque Perry

Actress | Get Hard

DomiNque Perry is an actress and dancer from the wonderful city of Houston, TX. Her love for acting was noticed very early on by her mother and those around her. Realizing her daughter had a thing for entertaining and "showing out" for everyone, DomiNque's mother enrolled her at the prestigious ...

22. Loreece Harrison

Actress | Misbehaviour

Loreece Harrison is an actress, known for Misbehaviour (2020), Black Mirror (2011) and Cassette.

23. Milauna Jackson

Actress | Strike Back

Milauna Jackson was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Strike Back (2010), Dexter (2006) and Flashforward (2009).

24. Yaani King Mondschein

Actress | The Prince & Me

New York native Yaani King began her career off-Broadway in "The Alchemist" at The Classic Stage Company. She segued into film and television with The Prince and Me (2004) with Julia Stiles, and Sex and the City (1998).

After studying at The Actors Centre in London, Ms. King moved to Los Angeles and...

25. Tati Gabrielle

Actress | The 100

Tati Gabrielle, also known as Tatiana Gabrielle Hobson, was born in the Bay Area of California. She was raised by her Korean mother and lived a comfortable, suburban lifestyle. Her father, former Basketball star from Ohio, worked in the Entertainment Industry.

At a young age, Tati's acting and ...

26. Amirah Vann

Actress | Underground

Amirah Vann is an actress, known for Underground (2016), Tracers (2015) and And So It Goes (2014).

27. Denise Dowse

Actress | Ray

Denise Dowse was born on February 21, 1958 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Ray (2004), Pleasantville (1998) and Bio-Dome (1996).

28. 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, ...

29. Marquise C. Brown

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

Marquise C. Brown was born on September 28, 1989 in California, USA. She is known for her work on Grey's Anatomy (2005), The Chattering and Strange Angel (2018).

30. Erica Ash

Actress | Scary Movie 5

Erica Ash was born on September 19, 1977 in Florida, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Scary Movie 5 (2013), Survivor's Remorse (2014) and Uncle Drew (2018).

31. Emmy Raver-Lampman

Actress | The Umbrella Academy

Emmy Raver-Lampman is an actress, known for The Umbrella Academy (2019), A Million Little Things (2018) and Hamilton (2021).

32. Xosha Roquemore

Actress | Precious

Xosha Roquemore was born on December 11, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Xosha Kai Roquemore. She is an actress and writer, known for Precious (2009), G.B.F. (2013) and The Disaster Artist (2017).

33. Jade Eshete

Actress | Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Jade Eshete is an actress and writer, known for Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016), Materna (2020) and Shades of Blue (2016).

34. 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 ...

35. 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 ...

36. 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...

37. Paula Rittie

Actress | Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Paula Rittie is an actress and writer, known for Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), Law & Order (1990) and Grapes on a Vine (2008).

38. Karen Pittman

Actress | Begin Again

Karen Pittman is an award winning actress, who has starred on Broadway, American television and film. She was born in Mississippi and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Science in Voice and Opera at Northwestern University and a Masters of Fine Arts from NYU's Graduate ...

39. Renée Elise Goldsberry

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 ...

40. 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 ...

41. Lex Scott Davis

Actress | Superfly

Alexis "Lex Scott" Davis was born February 26, 1991. She is an actress from Baltimore, Maryland and has been dancing and acting since she was 3 years old. Davis attended Drexel University as a Dance Physical Therapy major before she moved to New York City in 2013. She continued her studies at the ...

42. Sonja Sohn

Actress | The Wire

Sonja Sohn was born as Sonja Williams. She is an actress and director, known for The Wire (2002), Slam (1998) and Bringing Out the Dead (1999). She was previously married to Adam Plack.

43. Tashiana Washington

Actress | Shaft

Tashiana Washington is an actress and producer, known for Shaft (2019), Gimme the Loot (2012) and Gimme Shelter (2013).

44. Laticia Lee

Actress | Shaft

Laticia Lee is an actress and producer, known for Shaft (2019), The Lurking Fear and Paper Empire (2020).



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