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Top 50 Black Actresses In Their 30s [2022]

Shivam ParasharShivam-Posted May 31, 2022


Top 50 Black Actresses In Their 30s

 

The production of movies is one of the most lucrative businesses in the world and has been one for the longest time.

 

However, profits that stem from the business of film production would have barely translated into anything had it not been for the all-inclusive approach of the profession.

 

Needless to mention, cinema has to take the responsibility to be both the representative and a reflection of various cultures in society.

 

So, today, we attempt to share the responsibility with cinema to bring to our readers 50 of the most prominent black female screen performers who have managed to strike a chord with the audience throughout the years.

 

 

50. Hope Olaidé Wilson

 

Hope Olaidé Wilson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 16, 1985
Place of Birth United Kingdom
Height 157 centimeters
Debut Year 2006
Debut TV Documentary Untold Stories of the ER

 

Hope Olaidé Wilson is a British actress who is best known for playing the character of Bertrise in the action-drama series, titled The Last Ship.

 

The actress, who grew up in both the United Kingdom and Nigeria, is known to have studied acting at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art.

 

She was first seen playing a part in a documentary series, titled Untold Stories of the ER. Not much has been revealed about her past life or her family members on the internet.

 

 

49. Cush Jumbo OBE

 

Cush Jumbo OBE

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 23, 1985
Place of Birth Denmark Hill, London, United Kingdom
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2007
Debut TV Show My Family

 

Cush Jumbo is yet another actress on our list who was first seen in a television project. She made her acting debut in the television show My Family in 2007.

 

She is best known for playing the lead role of attorney Lucca Quinn in the television series The Good Wife and its spin-off series The Good Fight.

 

The actress, who has been appreciated for her work in theater, can also be seen in the crime-drama television show, titled Vera.

 

 

48. Meaghan Rath

 

Meaghan Rath

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 18, 1986
Place of Birth Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 168 centimeters
Debut Year 2001
Debut Feature Film Lost and Delirious

 

Meaghan Rath was first seen in the feature film Lost and Delirious in 2001. She has actively participated in several television projects throughout her career so far.

 

She has played some of her finest roles in projects such as Being Human, 15/Love, The Assistants, and Hawaii Five-0, to name a few.

 

The actress gave birth to a son in 2021 after having gotten married the previous year. Meaghan Rath's younger brother, Jesse Rath, is also an actor.

 

 

47. Meagan Yvonne Tandy

 

Meagan Yvonne Tandy

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 3, 1985
Place of Birth Fremont, California, United States of America
Height 172 centimeters
Debut Year 2008
Debut Television Film The Bobby Lee Project

 

Meagan Yvonne Tandy is a former Miss California USA who was first seen in a television movie, titled The Bobby Lee Project, in 2008.

 

She has had a long-running character to play in television shows such as Jane by Design, Teen Wolf, Survivor's Remorse, and Batwoman.

 

A member of the Screen Actors Guild, Meagan Yvonne Tandy has also appeared in several television commercials for national campaigns.

 

Her maiden feature film was the 2010 release Unstoppable.

 

 

46. Diarra Kilpatrick

 

Diarra Kilpatrick

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 1983/1984
Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2006
Debut Film Forbidden Fruits

 

Diarra Kilpatrick is yet another black female celebrity whose exact date of birth eludes the internet. Best known for playing a character on the ABC Digital series titled American Koko, she has also participated in television shows such as Perry Mason, Private Practice, The Last O. G., and The Twilight Zone, to mention a few.

 

The actress had moved to Los Angeles in 2007. Soon after, she wrote, produced, and starred in the web series American Koko.

 

The aforementioned show was launched on YouTube and won the American Black Film Festival’s Best Web Series Award in 2015.

 

 

45. Amanda Payton

 

Amanda Payton

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth Born between 1986-1991
Place of Birth United States of America
Height 163 centimeters
Debut Year 2008
Debut TV Show Numb3rs

 

This social media personality and actress resides in Los Angeles, California. She made her acting debut in a television show, titled Numbers.

 

Even though not much is available on the web about her personal life, including her birth date, it has been speculated online that she must be over 30 years old.

 

Apart from her debut show, one can find Amanda Payton making her presence felt in projects such as A Fiance For Christmas, Beginners, and The Perfect Host, to mention a few.

 

 

44. Drea Castro

 

Drea Castro

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 29, 1984
Place of Birth Philippines
Height 169 centimeters
Debut Year 2005
Debut Film Zombiez

 

Drea Castro is an American actress and film director who made her acting debut in a 2005 project, titled Zombiez.

 

She is best known for playing a role in motion pictures such as Act Of Valor, I Think I Love My Wife, Big Bad Bugs, and 12 Pound Balls, to mention a few.

 

The actress has grown up in a family of singers and has learned the art of performing by singing songs.

 

In fact, Drea Castro got introduced to acting through high school musical theater. Needless to say, she got bit by the "acting bug" and only grew fond of acting.

 

 

43. Solange Piaget Knowles

 

Solange Piaget Knowles

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 24, 1986
Place of Birth Houston, Texas, United States of America
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2002
Debut TV Show Taina

 

Solange Piaget Knowles, who is popularly known by her first name, is a singer, songwriter, performing artist, and actress, who had appeared in a lot many music videos before making her acting debut.

 

First seen on the television show Taina in 2002, the celebrity was interested in music right from her childhood.

 

However, after her debut music album was released, she was seen making her presence felt in television projects and motion pictures.

 

Solange Knowles can be seen in television shows and films such as One on One, Bring It On: All or Nothing, and Johnson Family Vacation, among others.

 

 

42. Jennifer Nicole Freeman

 

Jennifer Nicole Freeman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 20, 1985
Place of Birth Long Beach, California, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2000
Debut TV Show The '70s

 

Best known for playing the part of Claire Kyle in the sitcom My Wife and Kids, Jennifer Nicole Freeman is one of the most attractive actresses to make it to our list.

 

She made her acting debut by playing a minor role in the television show The '70s. Jennifer Nicole Freeman, who can also be seen playing a role in feature films such as You Got Served and Johnson Family Vacation, was named as one of the Top 10 Hot Teens to watch out for by TV Guide in 2003.

 

 

41. Natalie Paul

 

Natalie Paul

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 12, 1986
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States of America
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 2005
Debut TV Show Smash

 

Natalie Paul began her career by appearing in the musical drama television show, titled Smash, in 2005. Apart from the aforementioned series, she has also been a part of television shows such as The Deuce, The Sinner, and Power, to name a few.

 

Also known for playing a role in the film Crown Heights, Natalie Paul can also be seen playing a crucial character in the miniseries Show Me a Hero.

 

 

40. Lyndie Greenwood

 

Lyndie Greenwood

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 6, 1983
Place of Birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 167 centimeters
Debut Year 2009
Debut TV Show The Listener

 

Known for playing the recurring role of Sonya in the action thriller drama television series titled Nikita, Lyndie Greenwood made her acting debut in a show, titled The Listener.

 

The actress, who was also a series regular in FOX's Sleepy Hollow, played the recurring role of Dr. Elvi Okoye in the Amazon Prime Video series, titled The Expanse.

 

Lyndie Greenwood is known to have attended voice and musical theater schools in Canada. Apart from getting training for acting, she has also taken classes for dancing and martial arts.

 

 

39. Xosha Kai Roquemore

 

Xosha Kai Roquemore

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 11, 1984
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 178 centimeters
Debut Year 2008
Debut TV Show Viralcom

 

Xosha Kai Roquemore is a talented screen performer who was first seen making an appearance in a television show, titled Viralcom, in 2008.

 

The actress, who is named after the Xhosa people of South Africa, played the character of Jo Ann in her first prominent feature film, titled Precious.

 

She can even be seen in popular television shows such as Kirstie, The Mindy Project, Black Monday, and Cherish the Day, to mention a few.

 

 

38. Tiffany Boone

 

Tiffany Boone

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 27, 1987
Place of Birth Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Height 157 centimeters
Debut Year 2006
Debut Feature Film Hamilton

 

Tiffany Boone, who graduated from the California Institue of the Arts, was first seen making an appearance in an independent feature film, titled Hamilton, in 2006.

 

She soon gained recognition after having participated in a string of television series. Best known for portraying the character of Roxy Jones in Hunters, one can also find her in television shows such as The Following, Complications, The Chi, and Little Fires Everywhere, to mention a few.

 

Tiffany Boone can also be seen in motion pictures such as Beautiful Creatures, Detention, and The Midnight Sky, among others.

 

 

37. Karla Cheatham Mosley

 

Karla Cheatham Mosley

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 27, 1981
Place of Birth Westchester County, New York, United States of America
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 2003
Debut TV Show Hi-5

 

This American actress and singer had made her acting debut on the Emmy-nominated children's show, titled Hi-5. Karla Cheatham Mosley was also seen playing minor roles at the beginning of her screen career both in television shows and feature films.

 

Having said that, she was seen as a series regular in television shows such as Guiding Light and The Bold and the Beautiful.

 

The celebrity was also seen playing the role of Amanda for a brief period of time on the CBS soap opera, titled The Young and the Restless.

 

 

36. Deborah Olayinka Ayorinde

 

Deborah Olayinka Ayorinde

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 13, 1987
Place of Birth London, England, United Kingdom
Height 161 centimeters
Debut Year 2010
Debut TV Show Meet the Browns

 

Deborah Olayinka Ayorinde is a British-Nigerian actress who was raised in the United States of America. She is best known for playing a part in the Amazon Prime horror series, titled Them.

 

For her performance in the aforementioned show, she received a well-deserved Independent Spirit Award nomination. One can also catch the actress playing a character in motion pictures and television shows such as Fatherhood, Harriet, Girls Trip, and Luke Cage, among others.

 

 

35. Nicole Beharie

 

Nicole Beharie

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 3, 1985
Place of Birth West Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America
Height 155 centimeters
Debut Year 2008
Debut Feature Film American Violet

 

Nicole Beharie is an actress who made her acting debut in a feature film, titled American Violet. Besides the aforementioned project, the actress has also been a part of motion pictures such as Miss Juneteenth, 42, Shame, and The Express: The Ernie Davis Story, to mention a few.

 

She has also been seen in the television show, Sleepy Hollow. Beharie made headlines when she posed nude for the May issue of Allure magazine in 2015.

 

 

34. Kyla Alissa Pratt

 

Kyla Alissa Pratt

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 16, 1986
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 157 centimeters
Debut Year 1993
Debut TV Show Where I Live

 

Kyla Alissa Pratt is an actress who was first seen making an appearance in the television show Where I Live in 1993.

 

After having played the daughter of Eddie Murphy's lovable character in motion pictures such as Dr. Dolittle and Dr. Dolittle 2, Kyla Pratt was cast as the main lead in the remake series of the franchise such as Dr. Dolittle 3, Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief, and Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts, respectively.

 

The actress has been a part of television shows such as Black Ink Crew: Compton, Let's Stay Together, and Call Me Kat, to name a few.

 

 

33. Andy Allo

 

Andy Allo

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 13, 1989
Place of Birth Bamenda, Cameroon
Height 162 centimeters
Debut Year 2017
Debut Feature Film Pitch Perfect 3

 

This well-known celebrity is not only an actress, but she is also a professional guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Andy Allo, who made her acting debut in the third installment of the Pitch Perfect series of motion pictures, is best known for playing a role in the comedy-drama series, titled The Game.

 

She is also known to have played the part in shows such as Upload, Black Lightning, and Chicago Fire, to mention a few.

 

In addition, she has also performed live on the talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

 

 

32. Cynthia Kaye McWilliams

 

Cynthia Kaye McWilliams

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 15, 1982
Place of Birth West Berlin, West Germany
Height 171 centimeters
Debut Year 2005
Debut TV Show Prison Break

 

Cynthia Kaye McWilliams had made a name for herself by appearing in television shows such as Prison Break, Nashville, and Real Husbands of Hollywood.

 

The actress, who was born in Berlin but brought up in Kansas City, Kansas, appeared in the fantasy romantic drama, titled The Lake House, in 2006.

 

Soon after, she was seen making her presence felt in independent features and television shows such as Of Boys and Men, One Small Hitch, and The Chicago Code, to mention a few.

 

 

31. Antonia Laura Thomas

 

Antonia Laura Thomas

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 3, 1986
Place of Birth London, England, United Kingdom
Height 155 centimeters
Debut Year 2010
Debut Television Film Stanley Park

 

Antonia Laura Thomas, who made her acting debut in 2010 in a television movie titled Stanley Park, is both an actor and a singer.

 

She is best known for playing a character in television series such as Misfits, Lovesick, and The Good Doctor, to mention a few.

 

Antonia Thomas is also known to have featured in the music video of a song named Charlie Brown by Coldplay.

 

She can also be seen in motion pictures such as Survivor, The Hybrid, and Northern Soul, among others.

 

 

30. Dominique Fishback

 

Dominique Fishback

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 22, 1991
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States of America
Height 157 centimeters
Debut Year 2013
Debut TV Show The Knick

 

Dominique Fishback made her acting debut in a television series, titled The Knick, in 2013. Best known for portraying the character of Billie Rowan in the miniseries Show Me a Hero, she is also known for having appeared in the television show The Deuce.

 

The actress can also be seen playing a role in motion pictures such as Project Power, The Hate U Give, Night Comes On, and Judas and the Black Messiah, to name a few.

 

For her promising character projection in Judas and the Black Messiah, she received a BAFTA nomination for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

 

 

29. Kylie Bunbury

 

Kylie Bunbury

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 30, 1989
Place of Birth Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2010
Debut TV Show Days of Our Lives

 

Kylie Bunbury is a beautiful actress in her 30s who was born in Canada. After having given her career a kick-start as a model, she started trying her hands at acting.

 

Needless to say, she is seeing herself grow both in the personal and professional space. Not many people are aware of the fact that the celebrity got married in 2020.

 

She can be seen in television shows and motion pictures such as Under the Dome, When They See Us, Big Sky, Prom, and The Sitter, to mention a few.

 

 

28. Amber Dawn Stevens West

 

Amber Dawn Stevens West

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 7, 1986
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 2005
Debut TV Show Complete Savages

 

Amber Dawn Stevens West was first seen appearing in a television show, titled Complete Savages. Daughter of the famous actor Shadoe Stevens, the actress seems to be only growing in her career so far.

 

She is best known for playing a role in television shows such as Greek, The Carmichael Show, and Happy Together, among others.

 

One can also find Amber Stevens West in popular motion pictures such as The Amazing Spider-Man, 22 Jump Street, Jessabelle, and Love Jacked, to name a few.

 

 

27. Ashleigh Monique Murray

 

Ashleigh Monique Murray

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 18, 1988
Place of Birth Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
Height 163 centimeters
Debut Year 2012
Debut Feature Film Welcome to New York

 

Ashleigh Monique Murray made her mainstream acting debut after having appeared in a feature film, titled Welcome to New York.

 

She is one of those female celebrities who has had to struggle a lot before she could truly make it within the entertainment industry.

 

Known for her consistency and hard work, Ashleigh Murray can be seen in television series such as Riverdale and Katy Keene.

 

She was also seen playing a part in the Netflix project, titled Deidra & Laney Rob a Train. The movie had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

 

 

26. Logan Laurice Browning

 

Logan Laurice Browning

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 9, 1989
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Height 160 centimeters
Debut Year 2004
Debut TV Show Summerland

 

Logan Laurice Browning, who made her acting debut in the television show Summerland, shot to fame after having played a role in the satirical-drama series, titled Dear White People.

 

The actress has also appeared in television shows such as Meet the Browns, Hit the Floor, and Powers, to mention a few.

 

When it comes to feature films, Logan Laurice Browning can be seen in projects such as Bratz: The Movie, Brotherly Love, and The Perfection.

 

 

25. Elarica Johnson

 

Elarica Johnson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 21, 1989
Place of Birth London, England, United Kingdom
Height 176 centimeters
Debut Year 2008
Debut Television Film Fallout

 

Elarica Johnson, who is a native of London, United Kingdom, made her acting debut in a television movie, titled Fallout.

 

The actress and model is best known for playing a role in television shows such as P-Valley, EastEnders, and Strike.

 

She was also seen playing a minor role in the popular Harry Potter motion picture, titled Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

 

Viewers can catch a glimpse of Elarica Johnson in shows such as Top Boy and Thirteen Steps Down as well.

 

 

24. Raven Shamira Goodwin

 

Raven Shamira Goodwin

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 24, 1992
Place of Birth Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Height 160 centimeters
Debut Year 2001
Debut Feature Film Lovely & Amazing

 

Not many people are aware of the fact that Raven Shamira Goodwin's maiden outing as an actress earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

 

Her performance in the drama motion picture, titled The Station Agent, also fetched her a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.

 

Since then, the actress has continued to be nominated for her performances. Raven Goodwin, who was seen headlining the romantic drama Phat Girlz, shifted to playing roles on television after having featured in the Nickelodeon comedy series, titled Just Jordan.

 

 

23. Simone Missick

 

Simone Missick

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 19, 1982
Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Height 163 centimeters
Debut Year 2003
Debut Film The Epicureans

 

Simone Missick is an actress who is best known for playing the role of Detective Misty Knight in the television series Luke Cage.

 

The actress, who made her acting debut in a feature film titled The Epicureans, can also be seen making her presence felt in television shows such as The Defenders, Iron Fist, Ray Donovan, and All Rise, to mention a few.

 

Simone Missick is also known to have played the character of Elise in a television film, titled A Taste of Romance.

 

 

22. Maisie Richardson-Sellers

 

Maisie Richardson-Sellers

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 2, 1992
Place of Birth London, England, United Kingdom
Height 168 centimeters
Debut Year 2014
Debut TV Show The Originals

 

While Maisie Richardson-Sellers made her debut on television with the show The Originals, she was fortunate enough to play a cameo role in her maiden feature film, titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

 

The actress is best known for playing a role in television series such as Of Kings and Prophets and Legends of Tomorrow.

 

Maisie Richardson-Sellers has also not shied away from participating in short features. Also, one can find her portraying Chloe Winthrop in the second and third installments of The Kissing Booth series of motion pictures.

 

 

21. Candice Kristina Patton

 

Candice Kristina Patton

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 24, 1985
Place of Birth Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America
Height 163 centimeters
Debut Year 2004
Debut TV Show The Young and the Restless

 

Candice Kristina Patton made her acting debut in the television show The Young and the Restless. She is best known for playing the role of Iris West-Allen in the hit television series, titled The Flash.

 

The actress can also be seen making her presence felt in shows such as Sorority Forever, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow, among others.

 

She received a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for her portrayal of Iris West.

 

 

20. Mame-Anna Diop

 

Mame-Anna Diop

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 6, 1988
Place of Birth Dakar, Senegal
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2006
Debut TV Show Everybody Hates Chris

 

Mame-Anna Diop, who made her acting debut on the television show Everybody Hates Chris in 2006, is best known for portraying Kory Anders on a television series, titled Titans.

 

Also known for having appeared in television shows such as The Messengers and 24: Legacy, the actress moved to New York at the age of sixteen to pursue acting as a career.

 

Later, she was seen participating in television shows and motion pictures such as Quantico, Greenleaf, Titans, Whitney, Us, and The Moment, to name a few.

 

 

19. Lashana Lynch

 

Lashana Lynch

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 27, 1987
Place of Birth Shepherd's Bush, West London, England
Height 174 centimeters
Debut Year 2007
Debut TV Show The Bill

 

Lashana Lynch made her acting debut in 2007 in a television series, titled The Bill. A recipient of the BAFTA Rising Star Award, she is best known for playing a part in the period-drama series, titled Still Star-Crossed.

 

The actress can also be seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies such as Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

 

Furthermore, one can also find her in the James Bond film No Time to Die.

 

 

18. Aja Naomi King

 

Aja Naomi King

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 11, 1985
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 2010
Debut TV Show Blue Bloods

 

Best known for playing a key role in the television series How to Get Away with Murder, Aja Naomi King started her acting career by making special appearances in a handful of television shows.

 

For her performance in How to Get Away with Murder, she received a nomination for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

 

The actress has also featured in motion pictures such as Four, Reversion, The Birth of a Nation, and The Upside, to mention a few.

 

Aja Naomi King had made her acting debut on the television show Blue Bloods in 2010.

 

 

17. Meagan Monique Good

 

Meagan Monique Good

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 8, 1981
Place of Birth Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 1991
Debut TV Show Gabriel's Fire

 

Meagan Monique Good is a talented and experienced actress who was first seen making an appearance in a television series, titled Gabriel's Fire.

 

The actress, who first gained recognition after having starred in the feature film Eve's Bayou, gained further fame after playing a key role in shows such as Deception and Cousin Skeeter.

 

That said, one can find Meagan Good in motion pictures such as Deliver Us from Eva, Roll Bounce, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Shazam!, The Unborn, and Stomp the Yard, to name a few.

 

 

16. Alexandra Ruth Shipp

 

Alexandra Ruth Shipp

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 16, 1991
Place of Birth Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
Height 168 centimeters
Debut Year 2009
Debut Feature Film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

 

Alexandra Ruth Shipp is an actress and singer who shot to fame after having played the character of a singer named Aaliyah in a television film, titled television film Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.

 

The actress, who has also featured in the Oscar-nominated feature Straight Outta Compton, is best known for her work in the X-Men franchise of films.

 

One can also find her playing a part in feature films such as Love, Simon, and tick, tick... BOOM!.

 

 

15. Jurnee Diana Smollett

 

Jurnee Diana Smollett

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 1, 1986
Place of Birth New York City, New York, United States of America
Height 168 centimeters
Debut Year 1991
Debut Television Film Sunday in Paris

 

Jurnee Diana Smollett is a beautiful actress who started her career as a child actress. She was first seen in a couple of television movies before shifting to television shows.

 

She gained recognition as a child actress after having worked in television sitcoms such as On Our Own and Full House.

 

That said, her critically acclaimed performance in a motion picture, titled Eve's Bayou, brought her further fame. The actress can be seen in feature films such as The Great Debaters, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, and Birds of Prey, among others.

 

For her performance in the television series Lovecraft Country, she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

 

 

14. Jennifer Kate Hudson

 

Jennifer Kate Hudson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 12, 1981
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 2006
Debut Feature Film Dreamgirls

 

Jennifer Kate Hudson is a singer and actress who is popularly known by her nickname J. Hud. The actress, who made her acting debut in a feature film titled Dreamgirls in 2006, has received various accolades for both her acting and singing.

 

She has been a recipient of an Academy Award, two Grammy Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, respectively.

 

One can find Jennifer Kate Hudson in motion pictures such as Sex and the City, The Secret Life of Bees, Winnie Mandela, Black Nativity, Sing, Cats, and Respect.

 

Her performance in her maiden feature film earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

 

 

13. Katerina Alexandre Hartford Graham

 

Katerina Alexandre Hartford Graham

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 5, 1989
Place of Birth Geneva, Switzerland
Height 157 centimeters
Debut Year 1998
Debut Feature Film The Parent Trap

 

Katerina Alexandre Hartford Graham, who is professionally known as Kat Graham, made her feature film debut with The Parent Trap.

 

Considered to be one of the most good-looking black female celebrities, she has continuously been nominated for Teen Choice Awards.

 

The actress started her career by working in television commercials. Before finding an opportunity to act and sing, she also tested herself as a background dancer.

 

Best known for playing a character in the supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries, she can also be seen in motion pictures such as 17 Again, The Roommate, Honey 2, Addicted, and All Eyez on Me.

 

 

12. Lauren Nicole London

 

Lauren Nicole London

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 5, 1984
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 157 centimeters
Debut Year 2006
Debut TV Show Everybody Hates Chris

 

Lauren Nicole London is a model, actress, and television personality who was first seen appearing in a few music videos.

 

The celebrity, who made her mainstream acting debut in the television show Everybody Hates Chris, shot to fame after playing a role in a feature film, titled ATL.

 

She has also made her presence felt in television shows such as Entourage, 90210, and The Game, to mention a few.

 

In addition, one can even catch Lauren London in the Christmas-themed feature film, titled This Christmas.

 

 

11. Jessica Renee Williams

 

Jessica Renee Williams

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 31, 1989
Place of Birth Los Angeles County, California, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 2006
Debut TV Show Just for Kicks

 

This American actress and comedienne, who is better known for her work as a senior correspondent on The Daily Show, was first seen in the television series Just for Kicks in 2006.

 

A frequent performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, she can be seen in feature films such as People Places Things, The Incredible Jessica James, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.

 

 

10. Kiandra "KiKi" Layne

 

Kiandra "KiKi" Layne

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 10, 1991
Place of Birth Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Height 176 centimeters
Debut Year 2016
Debut TV Show Chicago Med

 

Kiandra "KiKi" Layne, who has just stepped into the thriving 30s, was first seen in an episode of the television show Chicago Med.

 

She is known to have been a part of motion pictures such as If Beale Street Could Talk, Native Son, The Old Guard, and Coming 2 America, to name a few.

 

That being said, the actress has also been a fashion model for the brand Kate Spade New York.

 

 

9. Sonequa Chaunté Martin-Green

 

Sonequa Chaunté Martin-Green

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 21, 1985
Place of Birth Russellville, Alabama, United States of America
Height 164 centimeters
Debut Year 2008
Debut TV Show Law & Order: Criminal Intent

 

Sonequa Chaunté Martin-Green, who was first seen acting in a television show titled Law & Order: Criminal Intent in 2008, is best known for playing a role in the television series Star Trek: Discovery.

 

The actress, who has also participated in quite a few independent projects, can be seen making her presence felt in other popular shows such as The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time, New Girl, and The Good Wife, among others.

 

Sonequa Martin-Green has also been an ambassador for Stand Up to Cancer.

 

 

8. Teyonah Parris

 

Teyonah Parris

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 22, 1987
Place of Birth Hopkins, South Carolina, United States of America
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 2010
Debut TV Show The Good Wife

 

Teyonah Parris is an actress who had worked in a couple of short films before bursting into the mainstream with the television show, titled The Good Wife, in 2010.

 

The actress can be seen playing a role in feature films such as Dear White People, Chi-Raq, and If Beale Street Could Talk, to mention a few.

 

When it comes to series, one can find her playing a key role in projects such as WandaVision, Mad Men, and Survivor's Remorse.

 

She has been a recipient of two Black Reel Awards and has managed to receive nominations for Screen Actors Guild Awards and NAACP Image Awards, respectively.

 

 

7. Zazie Olivia Beetz

 

Zazie Olivia Beetz

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 1, 1991
Place of Birth Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Height 168 centimeters
Debut Year 2015
Debut Feature Film James White

 

Zazie Olivia Beetz was first seen in a feature film, titled James White, in 2015. She is best known for having played a part in a comedy-drama series, titled Atlanta.

 

For her performance in Atlanta, she received a worthy nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

 

She has also appeared in television shows such as Invincible and Easy. One can also find Zazie Beetz in motion pictures such as Deadpool 2, Geostorm, and Joker, to name a few.

 

 

6. Cynthia Addai-Robinson

 

Cynthia Addai-Robinson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 12, 1985
Place of Birth London, England, United Kingdom
Height 168 centimeters
Debut Year 2002
Debut TV Show The Education of Max Bickford

 

Cynthia Addai-Robinson is a popular actress who was first seen making an appearance in a television show, titled The Education of Max Bickford, in 2002.

 

She is best known for playing a part in popular television shows such as Spartacus, Arrow, and Shooter. The actress is also known to have made a special appearance in series such as Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI: Miami, Numbers, and Justice, to mention a few.

 

Cynthia Addai-Robinson has also featured in the Zoe Saldana starrer Colombiana in 2011.

 

 

5. Nathalie Joanne Emmanuel

 

Nathalie Joanne Emmanuel

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 2, 1989
Place of Birth Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2006
Debut TV Show Hollyoaks

 

Nathalie Joanne Emmanuel shot to fame after playing a role in the blockbuster television series, titled Game of Thrones.

 

Apart from her character projection in the aforementioned show, the actress has also participated in several successful features. Even though she is a well-known name within the industry now, she has managed to keep her private life extremely private.

 

Nathalie Emmanuel is known to have featured in motion pictures such as Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Furious 7, The Fate of the Furious, F9, and Army of Thieves, to mention a few.

 

 

4. Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha-Raw MBE

 

Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha-Raw MBE

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 21, 1983
Place of Birth Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Height 163 centimeters
Debut Year 2005
Debut TV Show Holby City

 

Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha-Raw MBE, who was first seen in a television show titled Holby City, has studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

 

After completing her course at the aforementioned institution, she started appearing in television shows and feature films. Gugulethu Mbatha-Raw can be seen playing a character in television series such as Doctor Who, Undercovers, and Touch, to mention a few.

 

She can also be seen in feature films such as the Tom Hanks starrer Larry Crowne, Miss Sloane, and Beauty and the Beast, among others.

 

For her performance in the period drama Belle, she won the BIFA Award for Best Actress.

 

 

3. Tessa Lynne Thompson

 

Tessa Lynne Thompson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 3, 1983
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 162 centimeters
Debut Year 2005
Debut TV Show Cold Case

 

Tessa Lynne Thompson is a very talented screen performer who started her professional acting career with the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company.

 

She rose to prominence after having featured in independent dramas such as Mississippi Damned and For Colored Girls.

 

The actress also received positive reviews for performing in feature films such as Selma, Dear White People, Creed and its sequel, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Endgame, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Men in Black: International, among others.

 

For her performance in the period drama Passing, she earned a well-deserved British Academy Film Award nomination.

 

 

2. Lupita Amondi Nyong'o

 

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 1, 1983
Place of Birth Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 2009
Debut TV Show Shuga

 

Daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was first seen in the television show Shuga. She made her feature film debut with the biographical period drama, titled 12 Years a Slave.

 

For her performance in her debut motion picture, the talented actress received well-deserved critical acclaim and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

 

The actress, who is known to have been vocal about women's and animal rights, can also be seen in feature films such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Us, Black Panther, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

 

Also known for being a promising narrator, Lupita Nyong'o has been included in Forbes magazine's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women of Africa in 2020.

 

 

1. Zoë Isabella Kravitz

 

Zoë Isabella Kravitz

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 1, 1988
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 157 centimeters
Debut Year 2007
Debut Feature Film No Reservations

 

The daughter of actor-musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, Zoë Isabella Kravitz is known to have been a part of several top projects.

 

The actress, who has proven her acting abilities in motion pictures pertaining to different genres, was first seen in the romantic comedy feature film No Reservations.

 

Known for playing a role in feature films such as X-Men: First Class, The Divergent Series, and Fantastic Beasts film series.

 

Her performance in X-Men: First Class earned her nominations for a Teen Choice Award and a Scream Award, respectively.

 

Also seen in shows and movies such as Big Little Lies, High Fidelity, Dope, and Gemini, Zoë Kravitz shot to international fame after having played the character of Catwoman in the live-action DC film The Batman.

 

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