Famous African American Actress - List of Famous African American Actress

The world has generally been obsessed with blue-eyed, fair-skinned blondes. However, over the years, several actresses of African American descent have taken the world of glamor by storm and proved that ‘dusky is beautiful too’. The past few decades have seen the rise of several beautiful actresses of African American actresses, who have grabbed the limelight for both their drop-dead gorgeous looks and their acting prowess. Yesteryear actresses like Diahann Caroll and Dorothy Dandridge were one among the first few divas who became heartthrobs. They also inspired a whole generation of actresses to enter tinsel town and many young girls to look fabulous. Diahann Caroll earned a lot of acclaim for her performances in Broadway musicals. She went on to work in the acclaimed television series ‘Julia’ later, for which she even fetched the prestigious ‘Golden Globe Award’. A few other famous African American actresses are Halle Berry, Whoppi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis and Vanessa L Williams. Currently, Halle Berry is still considered hot property by many and has been making men weak in their knees. She is best known for her roles in the James Bond spy thriller ‘Die Another Day’, ‘Monster Ball’, ‘The Flintstones’ and several other acclaimed Hollywood blockbusters. Whoppi Goldberg has been praised for her great comic timing and her ability to leave audiences in splits. You will find below a list of famous African American actresses admired worldwide. Some of them continue being popular even after being away from the limelight since decades.

Hally Berry, Whoppi Goldberg and Diahann Caroll are a few famous African American heartthrobs

The Most Famous African American Actress

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Skai JacksonApril 8, 2002AmericanSkai Jackson is an American child actress with huge fan following
Diahann CarrollJuly 17, 1935AmericanDiahann Carroll is a famous American television and stage actress
Ms. Juicy BabyJanuary 4, 1972AmericanMs
Oprah WinfreyJanuary 29, 1954AmericanA famous American talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey is most renowned for ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’
Keke PalmerAugust 26, 1993AmericanLauren Keyana Palmer, better known as 'Keke', is an American actress, singer and television personality
Maya AngelouApril 4, 1928AmericanMaya Angelou was a famous writer, activist, singer, and actor, known best for her autobiography, ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’
Jordin SparksDecember 22, 1989AmericanJordin Sparks is an American singer, who shot to fame after being selected as a contestant for the reality show ‘American Idol’
Meagan GoodAugust 8, 1981AmericanMeagan Good is an American actress who has appeared in numerous television shows, feature films, and music videos
Lena HorneJune 30, 1917AmericanLena Horne was a famous American actress and civil rights activist and is remembered for her roles in ‘The Duke Is Tops’ and ‘Cabin in the Sky’
Grace JonesMay 19, 1948Jamaican, AmericanGrace Jones is a famous Jamaican singer and actress
Janet Jackson

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AmericanMay 16, 1966163 views

Quvenzhané Wallis

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AmericanAugust 28, 2003215 views

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AmericanApril 8, 200213,580 views

China Anne McClain

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AmericanAugust 25, 1998135 views

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American film and stage actress, dancer and singer

Maya Rudolph

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AmericanJuly 27, 1972132 views

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji Penda Henson is an African-American actress and singer

AmericanSeptember 11, 1970231 views

Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel was an African American actress, singer and radio performer

AmericanJune 10, 1895121 views

Lena Horne

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AmericanJune 30, 1917258 views

Zoe Saldana

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AmericanJune 19, 1978229 views