Famous Black Actresses - List of Famous Black Actresses

It is a known fact that throughout history the African-American women didn’t particularly have it easy- forced into slavery to being shunned by the society for racial factors. But none of these stopped these courageous women to fight for what they deserve and make the world a better place for their future generations. Rewinding and looking back at history, there are tons of successful stories that shed a light on these Black women who have made it big from politics to films. Zooming into the movies sphere, Black actresses have changed the course of cinema for the longest of time. Actresses like Viola Davis, Queen Latifa, Zoe Saldana, and Kerry Washington have all set their standards to an unattainable height. There are still so much to learn and be inspired to end from these game changers who changed the fabric of film for the longest time! Keep reading and find out more!

Here's everything you need to know about these incredibly famous Black actresses.

The Most Famous Black Actresses

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
Destiny EtikoAugust 12, 1994NigerianDestiny Etiko is a Nigerian actress
Tamara TaylorSeptember 27, 1970CanadianTamara Taylor is a popular Canadian actress
Ms. Juicy BabyJanuary 4, 1972AmericanMs
Erika AlexanderNovember 19, 1969AmericanErika Alexander is an American actress best known for her role in ‘Living Single.’
Tatyana AliJanuary 24, 1979AmericanTatyana Ali is an American actress known for her role of Ashley Banks on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.’
Toukie SmithApril 25, 1955AmericanToukie Smith is an American actress known for her role in NBC’s sitcom ‘227.’
Lauryn HillMay 26, 1975AmericanLauryn Noelle Hill is a famous hip-hop female artist from America who is into singing, songwriting, rapping, production and acting
Keke PalmerAugust 26, 1993AmericanLauren Keyana Palmer, better known as 'Keke', is an American actress, singer and television personality
Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Ali is an American actress known for her role of Ashley Banks on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.’

AmericanJanuary 24, 1979403 views

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is an American entertainer best known as the Queen of Pop and R&B

AmericanMay 16, 1966163 views

Skai Jackson

Skai Jackson is an American child actress with huge fan following

AmericanApril 8, 200213,526 views

Dorothy Dandridge

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

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji Penda Henson is an African-American actress and singer

AmericanSeptember 11, 1970223 views

Hattie McDaniel

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

AmericanJune 10, 1895119 views

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana is an American actress and dancer

AmericanJune 19, 1978229 views

Meagan Good

Meagan Good is an American actress who has appeared in numerous television shows, feature films, and music videos

AmericanAugust 8, 1981262 views

Aaliyah

Aaliyah was an American singer best known for her album ‘Age Ain't Nothing but a Number’

AmericanJanuary 16, 1979288 views

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, record producer and talk show host

AmericanMarch 18, 1970165 views