List of African American actresses

IMDb: The Best Black Actresses of My Generation  March 27, 2013 – 07:12 am
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Jada Pinkett Smith was born to Robson Pinkett Jr. and

Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, and grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pushed by a high school teacher, she applied for Yale University and got a scholarship, ultimately spending seven years there including three post-graduate years studying drama. She first appeared in small roles on

Sanaa Lathan, pronounced Sa-NAA, "like Sinatra without the tra", was born on September 19, 1971, in New York, as her mother

Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, which she claims is the proverbial buckle of the Bible belt. She's the sixth of seven siblings and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. A "closet" lover of acting, this practical Alabamian knew that she'd someday work in the film industry, but never dreamed it would be in front of the camera...

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Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, the star of

English actress Naomie Harris is the only child of television scriptwriter

Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to an African-American father, Jerome Berry, a former hospital attendant, and a European-American mother, Judith (Hawkins) Berry, a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister named Heidi Berry. Halle first came into the spotlight at seventeen years when she won the Miss Teen All-American Pageant...

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