Famous Black Actors - List of Famous Black Actors - page 4

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
Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur was a rapper and musician considered to be among the best selling music artists in the world

AmericanJune 16, 1971154 views

Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady is a popular American actor, comedian, singer and a TV personality

AmericanJune 2, 1972216 views

Andre Braugher

Andre Braugher is an American actor

AmericanJuly 1, 1962491 views

Derek Luke

Derek Luke is an American actor, popularly known for his portrayal of Antwone "Fish" Fisher in the movie ‘Antwone Fisher’

AmericanApril 24, 1974262 views

Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx is a multifaceted entertainer and an Academy Award winner

AmericanDecember 13, 1967256 views

A$AP Ferg

Darold Ferguson, better known as A$AP Ferg, is a well-known American rapper

AmericanOctober 20, 1988148 views

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is a professional wrestler turned actor known for his appearance in ‘The Mummy Returns’

AmericanMay 2, 1972332 views

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington is an Academy award-winning actor best known for his role in ‘Training Day’

AmericanDecember 28, 1954184 views

Idris Elba

Idris Elba is an award winning English actor, producer, and musician