Famous Black Actors - List of Famous Black Actors - page 3

The Blacks have been told to take the last seat for quite some time now, but in the recent times they have been nothing less than influential and the entertainment world has been flourishing with the rise of Black actors. Movies like Selma and 12 Years a Slave stand as testaments that it is going to keep earning a place in the audience hearts for the ages to come. Hollywood is now a home to some of the greatest Black actors whose on-screen performance has changed the way cinema has been perceived in the previous years. Pacing back to the earliest pages of Hollywood, the Whites were usually seen pursuing acting as a way of appreciating art, or as an exploration of self. But for the Blacks, it had been a necessary distortion, as it was a matter of life and death since they looked it at as a means of survival. The African-American have seen stereotypical roles like that of maids and now most of them stand front as Academy-Award winners in no less than record-shattering movies. Famous Black actors like Morgan Freeman, Will Smith, Samuel L Jackson, and Denzel Washington have all made it big by being proud owners of Emmy, Oscars, and the Golden Globe Awards! Keep reading and you might be surprised by some of the unknown facts about these incredible Black actors!

Famous Black actors have made it big by being proud owners of Emmy, Oscars, and the Golden Globe Awards! Keep reading and you might be surprised by some of the unknown facts about these incredible Black actors!

The Most Famous Black Actors

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Malik YobaSeptember 17, 1967AmericanMalik Yoba is an American actor, writer, and singer who made his film debut in 1993 with ‘Cool Runnings.’
Alfonso RibeiroSeptember 21, 1971AmericanAlfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Sr
Sidney PoitierFebruary 20, 1927AmericanSidney Poitier is an actor, director and diplomat who was the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor
Andre BraugherJuly 1, 1962AmericanAndre Braugher is an American actor
Karlous MillerApril 2, 1983AmericanKarlous Miller is an American actor and comedian
Idris ElbaSeptember 6, 1972BritishIdris Elba is an award winning English actor, producer, and musician
Tyler PerrySeptember 13, 1969AmericanTyler Perry is a famous American actor, author, producer and songwriter
Dwayne JohnsonMay 2, 1972AmericanDwayne Johnson is a professional wrestler turned actor known for his appearance in ‘The Mummy Returns’
Will SmithSeptember 25, 1968AmericanWill Smith is a famous American actor and singer, who is known for his performances in movies like ‘I am Legend’ and ‘Hancock’
Michael BlacksonNovember 28, 1972Ghanaian, AmericanMichael Blackson is an Ghanian-American actor and stand-up comedian
Kyle Massey

Kyle Massey

Kyle Massey is an American actor, singer, rapper, songwriter and musician

AmericanAugust 28, 1991162 views

Anthony Mackie

Anthony Mackie is an eminent actor from the USA best known for his role in ‘Brother to Brother’

AmericanSeptember 23, 1978225 views

Malik Yoba

Malik Yoba is an American actor, writer, and singer who made his film debut in 1993 with ‘Cool Runnings.’

AmericanSeptember 17, 19671,111 views

Keith Stanfield

Keith Stanfield is an American rapper and actor

AmericanAugust 12, 1991188 views

Wood Harris

Wood Harris is an American actor known for appearing as kingpin Avon Barksdale in the HBO series ‘The Wire’

AmericanOctober 17, 1969286 views

Carl Weathers

Carl Weathers is a popular American actor

AmericanJanuary 14, 1948200 views

Danny Glover

Danny Glover is a renowned American actor and political activist

AmericanJuly 22, 1946140 views

Todd Bridges

Todd Bridges is an American actor best known for his role in the sitcom ‘Diff’rent Strokes.’

AmericanMay 27, 1965182 views

Will Smith

Will Smith is a famous American actor and singer, who is known for his performances in movies like ‘I am Legend’ and ‘Hancock’

AmericanSeptember 25, 1968329 views

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry is a famous American actor, author, producer and songwriter

AmericanSeptember 13, 1969356 views