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Top 50 Most Popular Young Black Actors In 2022

Shivam ParasharShivam-Posted June 11, 2022


Top Young Black Actors!

 

Hollywood has tried its best to produce some of the finest actors and actresses over the years to ensure that there is a sufficient amount of growth within the industry.

 

Therefore, to make the competition fair, Hollywood has given ample opportunities to a lot many young black actors. While it has, indeed, helped the industry consolidate its image of being all-inclusive, a lot more still needs to be done.

 

That being said, we try to bring you some of the finest young black actors who have made a name for themselves within the highly competitive entertainment industry.

 

We have not only included actors who may have had a decent amount of experience and are approaching 30, but also young and vibrant teenagers who aspire to give the big names a run for their money.

 

 

50. Brett Austin Johnson

 

Brett Austin Johnson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 22, 1997
Place of Birth Washington, D.C., United States of America
Height N/A
Debut Year 2016
Debut TV Series Documentary Swamp Murders

 

Brett Austin Johnson is an American screen performer who is known to have made his presence felt both in the motion pictures and on television.

 

The young actor is best known for portraying the character of Jason in the 2019 feature film, titled Five Feet Apart.

 

He had made his acting debut by playing the role of Randy Metcalfe in an episode of the television documentary series, titled Swamp Murders, in 2016.

 

 

49. McCarrie McCausland

 

McCarrie McCausland

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 19, 2000
Place of Birth Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Height 163 centimeters
Debut Year 2011
Debut Feature Film A Beautiful Belly

 

McCarrie McCausland, who made his acting debut in the feature film A Beautiful Belly in 2011, gave his career a kick-start after playing the key character of David Burton in ABC/Lifetime's hit drama, titled Army Wives.

 

For his promising character play in the aforementioned project, the actor was nominated for a Young Artist Award. A native of Orlando, Florida, he moved to Los Angeles with his mother and started making his presence felt in quite a few independent features.

 

McCarrie McCausland can also be seen playing a role in television shows such as The Originals and Game of Silence, among others.

 

 

48. Kamil McFadden

 

Kamil McFadden

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 10, 1996
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 2010
Debut TV Show House of Payne

 

Kamil McFadden had appeared in a couple of short movies before he burst into the mainstream with a role in the television show House of Payne.

 

An actor and voice actor, he is best known for having played the role of Ernie Cooper in K. C. Undercover. One can even find him lending his voice to the character of Patriot in Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors.

 

In addition, McFadden is also known for having appeared as Miles in Paved New World.

 

 

47. Skylan Brooks

 

Skylan Brooks

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 12, 1999
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 2005
Debut Feature Film Roll Bounce

 

Skylan Brooks, who is in his early 20s, made his maiden screen appearance in a feature film, titled Roll Bounce, in 2005.

 

The young actor is best known for having played the character of Mister in the drama motion picture, titled The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete.

 

He was appreciated for his character projection in the aforementioned project by the media and critics alike. Skylan Brooks is also known to have played the role of Ra-Ra in the Netflix musical series The Get Down.

 

 

46. Kwesi Nii-Lante Boakye

 

Kwesi Nii-Lante Boakye

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 6, 1999
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 2005
Debut TV Show Strong Medicine

 

Kwesi Nii-Lante Boakye made his acting debut in the television series, titled Strong Medicine, in 2005. He is best known for voicing Darwin in the Cartoon Network animated series The Amazing World of Gumball.

 

He has also lent his voice to the character of Gossamer on The Looney Tunes Show. The youngest of the three brothers who also happen to be actors, Kwesi Boakye has also played the role of Manny in the 2009 Tyler Perry feature film, titled I Can Do Bad All By Myself. The actor's family hails from Ghana.

 

 

45. Jaydon McCrary

 

Jaydon McCrary

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 18, 2007
Place of Birth Granada Hills, California, United States of America
Height 163 centimeters
Debut Year 2014
Debut TV Show The Eric Andre Show

 

Jaydon McCrary, who is popularly known as JD McCrary, was first seen making an appearance in a television show, titled The Eric Andre Show.

 

One of the youngest performers to make it to our list, he is best known to have played the part of Kenny Payne in The Paynes on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

 

Also, he successfully lent his voice to the character of young Simba in the 2019 feature The Lion King.

 

One of his songs, "Keep In Touch", has been featured in the dancing video game Just Dance 2020.

 

 

44. Shamon Brown Jr.

 

Shamon Brown Jr.

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 17, 2004
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Height 163 centimeters
Debut Year 2018
Debut TV Show The Chi

 

Shamon Brown Jr., who has featured alongside Jacob Latimore in the Showtime original series The Chi, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.

 

The young actor began his acting career on stage in 2010 and can be seen making a special appearance in the NBC TV drama, titled Chicago Fire.

 

Furthermore, he also appeared in the music video for the Plain White T single "American Nights." He is best known for playing the admired character of Papa in his debut mainstream show, titled The Chi.

 

 

43. Myles Truitt

 

Myles Truitt

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 1, 2002
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 2017
Debut TV Show The New Edition Story

 

Myles Truitt is a talented young screen performer who was first seen making his presence felt in a television show, titled The New Edition Story, in 2017.

 

He is best known for playing the role of Eli Solinski in the science fiction crime action feature film called Kin.

 

The actor can also be seen appearing in television dramas such as Queen Sugar and Black Lightning, among others.

 

Myles Truitt developed an interest in acting at the age of 11 and made his screen debut as young Ronnie DeVoe in The New Edition Story.

 

 

42. Alex R. Hibbert

 

Alex R. Hibbert

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 4, 2004
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States of America
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 2016
Debut Feature Film Moonlight

 

Alex R. Hibbert might only turn eighteen this year but he has already had the privilege of being a part of two hugely popular feature films.

 

The actor, who made his acting debut in 2016 in the Academy Award-winning motion picture Moonlight, was later seen in the smashing blockbuster Black Panther in 2018.

 

The very same year, one could find the young screen performer playing the recurring character of Kevin Williams in a famous series, titled The Chi.

 

 

41. Lonnie Chavis, Jr.

 

Lonnie Chavis, Jr.

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 23, 2007
Place of Birth Downey, California, United States of America
Height 144 centimeters
Debut Year 2015
Debut TV Show Bella and the Bulldogs

 

This American actor and activist is known to have played the character of young Randall Pearson in NBC's drama, titled This Is Us.

 

The young celebrity has been nominated for several awards. He shared the win for the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series with the cast members of This Is Us.

 

Lonnie Chavis, Jr. can not only be seen in The White Famous, but he has also made his presence felt in a feature film like The Water Man.

 

 

40. Tyree Alexander Malik Brown

 

Tyree Alexander Malik Brown

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 9, 2004
Place of Birth Sacramento, California, United States of America
Height 187 centimeters
Debut Year 2013
Debut TV Show Mr. Box Office

 

Tyree Alexander Malik Brown, who is professionally known as Tyree Brown, made his acting debut in a television show, titled Mr. Box Office, in 2013.

 

The actor was officially signed by a San Fransisco talent/modeling agency JE Models/JE Talent at the tender age of 3.

 

The young celebrity is best known to have played the role of Jabbar Trussell-Braverman in Parenthood. Tyree Brown is also known to have featured in several print advertisements and some radio spots.

 

 

39. Marcus Scribner

 

Marcus Scribner

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 7, 2000
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 185 centimeters
Debut Year 2010
Debut TV Show Castle

 

Marcus Scribner may have made his acting debut in the television show Castle in 2010, but he is best known for portraying Andre Johnson Jr. on the ABC sitcom Black-ish.

 

Known and appreciated for lending his voice to the character of Bow in the critically acclaimed Netflix animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, he can also be seen in shows such as New Girl, Wedding Band, and Wendell & Vinnie, to mention a few.

 

In addition, he has lent his voice to characters in shows such as The Good Dinosaur and Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh.

 

 

38. Dusan Brown

 

Dusan Brown

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 2, 2001
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 2008
Debut Feature Film Desertion

 

Dusan Brown made his acting debut in a feature film, titled Desertion, in 2008. However, he appeared in his debut print advertisement right when he was an infant.

 

The young performer, who started appearing in television commercials as a child actor, made his debut on Broadway in The Lion King at the age of 8.

 

The actor is also known to be a good soccer and basketball player. That being said, Dusan Brown is also reported to be a trained guitarist.

 

 

37. Tyson Coy Stewart

 

Tyson Coy Stewart

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 24, 1998
Place of Birth Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
Height 174 centimeters
Debut Year 2010
Debut TV Show The Glades

 

Tyson Coy Stewart, who was first seen in the television show The Glades in 2010, is best known for having played a role in the sitcom Are We There Yet?.

 

The actor, rapper, and singer can be seen in other television shows such as The Electric Company, Bella and the Bulldogs, and Mr. Iglesias, to mention a few.

 

He has also lent his voice to the character of Benson in the Netflix animated series Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts.

 

 

36. Benjamin Christopher Flores Jr.

 

Benjamin Christopher Flores Jr.

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 23, 2002
Place of Birth Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2013
Debut TV Show The Haunted Hathaways

 

Benjamin Christopher Flores Jr., who is professionally known as Lil' P-Nut, made his acting debut in a television series, titled The Haunted Hathaways.

 

The child actor and rapper is also known for his song "You Might Be the One." That said, he is known to have played a key role in two popular Nickelodeon television series such as The Haunted Hathaways and Game Shakers, among others.

 

He also voiced the character of Atticus in Happy Feet Two.

 

 

35. Kyle Orlando Massey

 

Kyle Orlando Massey

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 28, 1991
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 1999
Debut TV Show The Wonderful World of Disney

 

Kyle Orlando Massey, who is mononymously known as Massey, made his acting debut in the television show The Wonderful World of Disney in 1999.

 

He has been seen appearing in Disney Channel sitcoms such as That's So Raven and Cory in the House.

 

One can also find him in the Disney Channel Original Movie Life Is Ruff. Massey is also a rapper and has, therefore, released several of his raps for both Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, respectively.

 

 

34. Noah Gray-Cabey

 

Noah Gray-Cabey

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 16, 1995
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Height 155 centimeters
Debut Year 2001
Debut TV Program 48 Hours

 

Noah Gray-Cabey, who was first seen in the documentary/news magazine television show 48 Hours in 2001, is an actor and pianist.

 

He is best known for having played crucial roles in television shows such as My Wife and Kids, Heroes, and Code Black, among others.

 

His other television credits include projects such as Ripley's Believe It or Not, 48 Hours, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

 

Noah Gray-Cabey made his feature film debut with Lady in the Water.

 

 

33. Abraham Nii Attah

 

Abraham Nii Attah

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 2, 2002
Place of Birth Ghana
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 2015
Debut Feature Film Beasts of No Nation

 

Abraham Nii Attah is a Ghanaian screen performer who was first seen playing a key character in an acclaimed motion picture, titled Beasts of No Nation, in 2015.

 

For his stupendous performance as a child soldier in his debut project, the actor was awarded a well-deserved Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.

 

The year 2017 also saw him participating in the hit Marvel Studios feature film, titled Spider-Man: Homecoming.

 

 

32. Khylin Trejon Rhambo

 

Khylin Trejon Rhambo

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 8, 1996
Place of Birth California, United States of America
Height 171 centimeters
Debut Year 2011
Debut TV Show Reed Between the Lines

 

Khylin Trejon Rhambo first gained recognition after having played the character of Charles Johnson in a television sitcom, titled The First Family.

 

The actor, who made his acting debut in the television show Reed Between the Lines, was also seen playing a key role in the MTV show, titled Teen Wolf.

 

One can also find Khylin Rhambo playing a part in the science fiction thriller motion picture Ender's Game.

 

 

31. Bobb'e J. Thompson

 

Bobb'e J. Thompson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 28, 1996
Place of Birth Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
Height 137 centimeters
Debut Year 2002
Debut TV Show My Wife and Kids

 

Bobb'e J. Thompson might be short in stature but he has had a long and decent acting career, thus far.

 

The actor, dancer, rapper, and comedian made his acting debut in a television show, titled My Wife and Kids.

 

He can be seen playing a key role in shows such as 30 Rock, That's So Raven, Cory in the House, and Tyler Perry's House of Payne, to mention a few.

 

Furthermore, one can even find Bobb'e J. Thompson participating in motion pictures such as Role Models, Snowmen, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and School Dance, among others.

 

 

30. Malcolm David Kelley

 

Malcolm David Kelley

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 12, 1992
Place of Birth Bellflower, California, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 1998
Debut TV Show For Your Love

 

Malcolm David Kelley is yet another addition to our list who can not only rap but also sing, act and compose music.

 

He is known to have played the character of Walt Lloyd in the ABC Television series, titled Lost. When it comes to feature films, Malcolm Kelley was first seen in a project called Antwone Fisher.

 

He also participated in the movie You Got Served next. The celebrity can also be seen in programs such as Malcolm in the Middle and Judging Amy, among others.

 

 

29. Christopher Richard O'Neal

 

Christopher Richard O'Neal

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 4, 1994
Place of Birth Bronx, New York, United States of America
Height 188 centimeters
Debut Year 2012
Debut TV Show How to Rock

 

Christopher Richard O'Neal, who is popularly known as Chris O'Neal, is known to have appeared in the 2012 Nickelodeon television series, titled How to Rock.

 

The very same year, he was also seen co-hosting the Nickelodeon series, titled You Gotta See This, along with Noah Crawford.

 

Apart from having appeared in the Nickelodeon television movie Swindle, Chris O'Neal can also be seen in the Netflix drama series Greenhouse Academy.

 

 

28. Carlon Jeffery

 

Carlon Jeffery

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 10, 1993
Place of Birth Houston, Texas, United States of America
Height 155 centimeters
Debut Year 2006
Debut TV Show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

 

Carlon Jeffery was first seen making an appearance in a television series, titled It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The actor is best known for playing the character of Cameron Parks in the Disney Channel sitcom A. N. T. Farm.

 

He has been performing at numerous community venues ever since he was eight years old. Carlon Jeffery can also be seen playing a part in television projects such as Heroes, Bones, and Trust Me, to mention a few.

 

 

27. Chosen Jacobs

 

Chosen Jacobs

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 1, 2001
Place of Birth Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2017
Debut Feature Film It

 

Chosen Jacobs is an actor and singer who is best known for his recurring character projection of Will Grover in the CBS television series, titled Hawaii Five-0.

 

He was also seen reprising his role of Mike Hanlon in the second installment of the It film franchise.

 

Even though Chosen Jacobs is one of the youngest black actors to make it to our list, we can be certain of the fact that he is only going to grow as a performer within the entertainment industry.

 

 

26. Roshon Bernard Fegan

 

Roshon Bernard Fegan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 6, 1991
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2004
Debut Feature Film Spider-Man 2

 

Roshon Bernard Fegan was first seen playing an insignificant role in the popular 2004 feature film Spider-Man 2. The actor, rapper, and dancer, who is popularly known as Roshon, is popular for having played the role of Ty Blue in the Disney Channel original series, titled Shake It Up.

 

The celebrity is also seen playing a key role in the Disney Channel movie franchise Camp Rock. Fegan appeared in the fourteenth season of Dancing with the Stars and is known to write and produce his own music.

 

 

25. Daniel Ezra

 

Daniel Ezra

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 15, 1991
Place of Birth Birmingham, United Kingdom
Height 179 centimeters
Debut Year 2014
Debut Television Film Murdered by My Boyfriend

 

Best known for playing the role of Spencer James in All American, Daniel Ezra is a British actor and director who wasn't actually interested in acting until he turned eighteen years old.

 

After playing a part in his maiden television movie Murdered by My Boyfriend, the celebrity started appearing in a couple of BBC dramas.

 

He could be seen in projects such as Undercover and The Missing. Daniel Ezra can also be seen playing a recurring character in the British fantasy drama, titled A Discovery of Witches.

 

 

24. Nadji Anthony Jeter

 

Nadji Anthony Jeter

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 18, 1996
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Height 174 centimeters
Debut Year 2006
Debut Feature Film Dirty Laundry

 

Nadji Anthony Jeter is a talented actor who made his acting debut by playing a role in the 2006 feature film Dirty Laundry.

 

He is best known to have provided the voice to Sam's character in the action-adventure video game The Last of Us.

 

Also known to have voiced Miles Morales in the popular animated Spider-Man series, the celebrity can be seen making an appearance in television shows and feature films such as Grey's Anatomy, Everybody Hates Chris, Reed Between the Lines, Grown Ups, and Grown Ups 2, to mention a few.

 

 

23. Leon Thomas III

 

Leon Thomas III

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 1, 1993
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States of America
Height 177 centimeters
Debut Year 2006
Debut TV Show Just for Kicks

 

Leon Thomas III is an actor, record producer, songwriter, and singer who was first seen making an appearance in the television series Just for Kicks in 2006.

 

He is best known for his character projection of André Harris in the Nickelodeon series, titled Victorious. For his performance in the same, he received an NAACP Image Award nomination.

 

The celebrity is also known to have featured in television shows and feature films such as iCarly, True Jackson, VP, and August Rush, to mention a few.

 

 

22. Tyrel Jackson Williams

 

Tyrel Jackson Williams

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 16, 1997
Place of Birth Westchester County, New York, United States of America
Height 178 centimeters
Debut Year 2005
Debut Feature Film The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie

 

Tyrel Jackson Williams, who made his mainstream acting debut in a project titled The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie, is best known for having appeared as Leo Dooley in the Disney XD series Lab Rats.

 

The actor can also be seen in television movies and shows such as Pants on Fire, Brockmire, and Everybody Hates Chris, to mention a few.

 

He has also appeared in several national commercials for renowned companies.

 

 

21. Larramie Cortez "Doc" Shaw

 

Larramie Cortez "Doc" Shaw

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 24, 1992
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2009
Debut TV Show The Suite Life on Deck

 

Larramie Cortez "Doc" Shaw, who is known professionally as Doc Shaw, made his acting debut in the popular television series, titled The Suite Life on Deck.

 

Apart from the aforementioned show, he is also known for having appeared in projects such as Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Pair of Kings, among others.

 

The actor is also known to have appeared in print advertisements and television commercials.

 

 

20. Toheeb Jimoh

 

Toheeb Jimoh

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 15, 1997
Place of Birth London, United Kingdom
Height NA
Debut Year 2019
Debut TV Show London Kills

 

Toheeb Jimoh, who is best known for playing the role of Sam Obisanya in the critically acclaimed show Ted Lasso, was first seen in a series, titled London Kills, in 2019.

 

The actor was also seen playing a role in the BBC One television movie, titled Anthony. He has, thus far, been seen playing characters that carry a certain amount of depth.

 

One illustration of the aforementioned sentence is his character play in Ted Lasso. Toheeb Jimoh's Sam Obisanya is pretty much the heart of the show.

 

One cannot wait to catch the talented Toheeb Jimoh in the second season of Ted Lasso.

 

 

19. Asante Blackk

 

Asante Blackk

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 20, 2001
Place of Birth Waldorf, Maryland, United States of America
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 2019
Debut TV Show When They See Us

 

Asante Duah Ma'at, who is professionally known as Asante Blackk, was first seen in a television series, titled When They See Us, in 2019.

 

For his performance in the show, he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. That said, he has also been a regular in the television series This Is Us.

 

His adroit performance in the same ended up getting him nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award. Asante Blackk is also supposed to be seen in the science-fiction feature, titled Landscape with Invisible Hand.

 

 

18. Tyler James Williams

 

Tyler James Williams

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 9, 1992
Place of Birth Westchester County, New York, United States of America
Height 174 centimeters
Debut Year 1999
Debut TV Show Saturday Night Live

 

Tyler James Williams is an actor and rapper who was first seen making an appearance on the show Saturday Night Live.

 

The actor is famous for playing the titular character in the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. He can be seen playing a character in shows such as Abbott Elementary and The Walking Dead as well.

 

When it comes to the movies, one can find Tyler James Williams in titles such as Let It Shine, Detroit, and in the biographical drama, The United States vs. Billie Holiday.

 

 

17. Jacob O'Neal Latimore

 

Jacob O'Neal Latimore

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 10, 1996
Place of Birth Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2009
Debut TV Show One Tree Hill

 

This American actor, singer, and dancer made his acting debut in the television show, titled One Tree Hill, in 2009.

 

He is famous for playing a part in popular mainstream projects such as Black Nativity, The Maze Runner, Collateral Beauty, Detroit, and The Chi, among others.

 

Jacob O'Neal Latimore can also be seen making his presence felt in titles such as Candy Jar, Gully, and Like a Boss. He released his debut album Connection in 2016.

 

 

16. Trevor Howard Lawrence Jackson

 

Trevor Howard Lawrence Jackson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 30, 1996
Place of Birth Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
Height 188 centimeters
Debut Year 2006
Debut TV Show Showtime at the Apollo

 

Trevor Howard Lawrence Jackson, who is popularly known as Trevor Jackson, is a well-known American actor, singer, and songwriter.

 

The actor gained recognition after playing the role of Aaron Jackson in the series Grown-ish. He can also be seen making his presence felt in shows such as Eureka and American Crime.

 

His film credits comprise projects such as Let It Shine, Superfly, and A Moment of Youth, to mention a few.

 

Trevor Jackson earned the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series in 2012.

 

 

15. Keith Tyree Powers

 

Keith Tyree Powers

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 22, 1992
Place of Birth Sacramento, California, United States of America
Height 187 centimeters
Debut Year 2013
Debut TV Show Pretty Little Liars

 

Keith Tyree Powers is popular for having played the significant role of Ronnie DeVoe in BET's miniseries The New Edition Story.

 

He can also be seen playing the character of Tyree in a motion picture, titled Straight Outta Compton. One can also find him in the direct-to-video comedy release House Party: Tonight's the Night and the Netflix original project, titled Reality High.

 

In addition, he has been seen in the Netflix show What/If.

 

 

14. Tequan Richmond

 

Tequan Richmond

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 30, 1992
Place of Birth Burlington, North Carolina, United States of America
Height 171 centimeters
Debut Year 2002
Debut TV Show ER

 

Tequan Richmond, who was first seen in the television show ER in 2002, is an actor and rapper who is popular as T-Rich in his professional musical space.

 

Known for portraying Drew Rock in the popular show Everybody Hates Chris, he can also be seen playing a key role in the daytime soap opera, titled General Hospital.

 

He can also be seen playing a role in feature films such as Ray and Blue Caprice. Furthermore, the actor has made a guest appearance in shows such as Cold Case, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Private Practice, Detroit 1-8-7, Memphis Beat, Love That Girl, Numb3rs, Strong Medicine, and The Shield, to name a few.

 

 

13. Jordan William Fisher

 

Jordan William Fisher

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 24, 1994
Place of Birth Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2009
Debut TV Show The Hustler

 

Jordan William Fisher was first seen making an appearance in a television show, titled The Hustler, in 2009. Aside from being an actor, he is also a dancer, singer, and musician.

 

His acting career began after he began consistently being a part of several television shows. Among his most popular series are The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Liv and Maddie.

 

When it comes to television movies, the celebrity can be seen playing a role in projects such as Teen Beach Movie, Teen Beach 2, Grease Live, and Rent: Live, to mention a few.

 

 

12. Bryshere Yazuan Gray

 

Bryshere Yazuan Gray

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 28, 1993
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2015
Debut TV Show Empire

 

Bryshere Yazuan Gray, who is known by his stage name Yazz or Yazz the Greatest, has been a prominent black celebrity for quite a few years now.

 

He is best known for playing the character of Hakeem Lyon in the popular Fox primetime musical drama television series, titled Empire.

 

Also known for having participated in the miniseries The New Edition Story, Bryshere Yazuan Gray is known to have performed in a variety of music festivals in the Philadelphia region.

 

 

11. Jahi Di'Allo Winston

 

Jahi Di'Allo Winston

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 30, 2003
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Height 160 centimeters
Debut Year 2016
Debut TV Show Feed the Beast

 

Jahi Di'Allo Winston is best known for playing the role of Andre in the well-known television show, titled Feed the Beast.

 

It was also his maiden acting project. The actor is also famous for having played a key role in the comedy series Everything Sucks!.

 

He went on to make his presence felt in shows such as The New Edition Story and The Resident, among others.

 

Jahi Di'Allo Winston is also known to have participated in motion pictures such as The Upside and Proud Mary, to name a few.

 

 

10. Nana-Kofi Siriboe

 

Nana-Kofi Siriboe

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 2, 1994
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 188 centimeters
Debut Year 2004
Debut TV Show Jimmy Kimmel Live!

 

Nana-Kofi Siriboe is an actor and model who is best known for his character projection of Ralph Angel Bordelon in a television series, titled Queen Sugar.

 

Also seen in motion pictures such as The Longshots and Girls Trip, the actor is a native of Los Angeles, California.

 

The celebrity, who made his professional acting debut in the feature film The Longshots, can also be seen making his presence felt in feature films such as Prom, Whiplash, and Straight Outta Compton.

 

He also had a recurring role to play in the comedy-drama series Awkward.

 

 

9. Kelvin Harrison Jr.

 

Kelvin Harrison Jr.

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 23, 1994
Place of Birth New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2013
Debut Feature Film 12 Years a Slave

 

Recipient of a Screen Actors Guild Award, Kelvin Harrison Jr. was first seen making a brief appearance in the Academy Award-winner, titled 12 Years a Slave.

 

The actor, who had a minor role to play in Ender's Game, shot to fame in the true sense of the word with the horror feature It Comes at Night.

 

Kelvin Harrison Jr. gained further fame for having played a part in motion pictures such as Luce, Waves, The High Note, The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Cyrano, to mention a few.

 

 

8. Miles Brown

 

Miles Brown

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 28, 2004
Place of Birth Oxnard, California, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2012
Debut Feature Film Battlefield America

 

Miles Brown is an actor, dancer, and rapper who is also known by his stage name Baby Boogaloo. The actor was first seen in a feature film, titled Battlefield America, in 2012.

 

As a child, he was seen performing in a lot many music videos. That said, the actor is best known for his character projection of Jack Johnson in the ABC comedy series, titled Black-ish.

 

For his performance in the aforementioned series, Miles Brown was nominated for four NAACP Image Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the BET YoungStars Award, respectively.

 

The celebrity has also been a recipient of a Young Artist Award.

 

 

7. Jharrel Jerome

 

Jharrel Jerome

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 9, 1997
Place of Birth Bronx, New York, United States of America
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2016
Debut Feature Film Moonlight

 

This actor and rapper are best known for featuring in Barry Jenkins's acclaimed drama feature film, titled Moonlight. It was also his maiden motion picture.

 

Jharrel Jerome can also be seen portraying Korey Wise in the Netflix miniseries When They See Us. For his performance in the aforementioned series, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries, respectively.

 

 

6. Shameik Alti Moore

 

Shameik Alti Moore

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 4, 1995
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2010
Debut Television Film An Mrs. Miracle Story

 

Shameik Alti Moore is an actor, singer, dancer, and rapper who made his acting debut in a television movie, titled An Mrs. Miracle Story. The celebrity is known for voicing Miles Morales / Spider-Man in the popular feature film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and its sequels.

 

He is also known for playing minor roles in shows such as Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Reed Between the Lines, and Joyful Noise, to mention a few.

 

The actor, who gained further recognition after having appeared in Dope, played his first main television character in the sketch-comedy series, titled Incredible Crew.

 

 

5. LaKeith Lee Stanfield

 

LaKeith Lee Stanfield

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 12, 1991
Place of Birth San Bernardino, California, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 2013
Debut Feature Film Short Term 12

 

LaKeith Lee Stanfield had made his acting debut in 2013 in a feature film, titled Short Term 12. For his performance in his debut motion picture, he was nominated for a well-deserved Independent Spirit Award.

 

He gained recognition after having appeared in movies such as Selma, Straight Outta Compton, Crown Heights, Sorry to Bother You, and Judas and the Black Messiah, to name a few.

 

His performance in Judas and the Black Messiah earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

 

 

4. Jaden Christopher Syre Smith

 

Jaden Christopher Syre Smith

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 8, 1998
Place of Birth Malibu, California, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2003
Debut TV Show All of Us

 

The young and daring Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, who is popularly known as Jaden Smith, was seen in a couple of short music videos before appearing in the television show All of Us.

 

The celebrity has been a recipient of a YouTube Creator Award, an MTV Movie Award, a BET Award, and a Young Artist Award, respectively.

 

Jaden Smith's maiden feature film was the critically acclaimed 2006 feature, titled The Pursuit of Happyness. The Karate Kid actor began his musical journey with the superstar Canadian singer Justin Bieber in 2010.

 

 

3. Caleb Ronald McLaughlin

 

Caleb Ronald McLaughlin

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 13, 2001
Place of Birth Carmel Hamlet, New York, United States of America
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2013
Debut TV Show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

 

Caleb Ronald McLaughlin was first seen making an appearance in the television show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

 

Best known for playing the role of Lucas Sinclair in the smash-hit Netflix series Stranger Things, he can be seen making guest appearances in shows such as Unforgettable, Forever, What Would You Do?, and Shades of Blue, to mention a few.

 

For his performance in Stranger Things, Caleb McLaughlin received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

 

The actor made his feature film debut with Concrete Cowboy. It had its official world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

 

 

2. Mizero Ncuti Gatwa

 

Mizero Ncuti Gatwa

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 15, 1992
Place of Birth Nyarugenge, Kigali, Rwanda
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2014
Debut TV Show Bob Servant

 

Mizero Ncuti Gatwa, who is known professionally as Ncuti Gatwa, was first seen in an episode of a television show, titled Bob Servant, in 2014.

 

The actor shot to fame after featuring as Eric Effiong in the Netflix comedy-drama series, titled Sex Education. For his performance in the aforementioned show, he received a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in Television.

 

In addition, he also received three BAFTA Television Award nominations for Best Male Comedy Performance for the same. He is also supposed to play the main lead in the popular series Doctor Who.

 

This will make him the first black actor to headline the show.

 

 

1. John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega

 

John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 17, 1992
Place of Birth Peckham, London, England, United Kingdom
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 2011
Debut TV Show Becoming Human

 

John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega, who is professionally known as John Boyega, made his maiden acting debut in the television show Becoming Human in 2011.

 

The actor and producer rose to prominence after having played the role of Moses in the science fiction comedy feature film, titled Attack the Block.

 

He shot to global fame after participating in famous motion pictures such as The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker.

 

For his performance in the anthology series Small Axe, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, and the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries, respectively.

 

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