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by stevenehicksjr | created - 05 Apr 2020 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

1. Hayley Marie Norman

Actress | A.P. Bio

Hayley Marie Norman is an American film and television actress.

Hayley was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, California, the daughter of a retired baseball player. Her father is African-American and her mother is of Russian, German, and distant Dutch, descent. On her mother's side, Hayley is the ...

2. Danai Gurira

Actress | Black Panther

Danai Gurira was born in Grinnell, Iowa, to Josephine and Roger Gurira, who were from Zimbabwe. Her father was then teaching Chemistry at Grinnell College. When she was five, the family moved back to Zimbabwe, residing in the capital Harare. Gurira later returned to the United States, and studied ...

3. Lorraine Toussaint

Actress | Hudson Hawk

SAG Award and Critics Choice Award winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Lorraine Toussaint shocked audiences on the smash hit Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black" as the viciously seductive inmate Vee. Toussaint's thrilling performance has won her glowing reviews from ...

4. Luenell

Actress | The Rock

Luenell was born on March 12, 1959 in Tollette, Arkansas, USA as Luenell Campell. She is an actress and writer, known for The Rock (1996), A Star Is Born (2018) and That's My Boy (2012).

5. Ciara

Actress | That's My Boy

Ciara Princess Harris was born on October 25, 1985 in Killeen, Texas to Jackie Harris (née Smith) & Carlton Clay Harris. Due to her father being in the United States Army, she grew up on army bases in Germany, New York, Utah, California, Arizona & Nevada. During her teens, Ciara and her family ...

6. Angela Bassett

Actress | Strange Days

Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters and on stages and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a ...

7. Tamela J. Mann

Actress | Madea Goes to Jail

Tamela J. Mann was born on June 9, 1966 in Limestone County, Texas, USA as Tamela Jean Johnson. She is an actress and producer, known for Madea Goes to Jail (2009), Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) and Meet the Browns (2008). She has been married to David Mann since June 9, 1988. They have four ...

8. Chloe Bailey

Actress | Last Holiday

Chloe Bailey was born on July 1, 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Chloe Elizabeth Bailey. She is an actress, known for Last Holiday (2006), A Wrinkle in Time (2018) and The Fighting Temptations (2003).

9. Dana Gourrier

Actress | The Hateful Eight

Dana Gourrier, a native of New Orleans, started in theater at a young age. She holds a BFA in Performance Art from UL Lafayette and an MFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts. The triple threat can be seen in recurring roles in some of the best programming being produced today; True ...

10. Tessa Thompson

Actress | Creed

The actress Tessa Lynn Thompson was born on October 3, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson and the granddaughter of actor-musician Bobby Ramos. She was raised in Los Angeles before moving to Brooklyn, New York. Her father is of ...

11. Alfre Woodard

Actress | Star Trek: First Contact

Alfre Woodard was born on November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children of Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an interior designer. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name written out in gold letters. A former high school ...

12. Joie Lee

Writer | Crooklyn

Joie Lee was born on June 22, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Crooklyn (1994) and Do the Right Thing (1989).

13. Aja Naomi King

Actress | The Birth of a Nation

King appeared in several short films before landing guest roles on the CBS procedurals Blue Bloods and Person of Interest. Her big break came in 2012 when she was cast as new surgical intern Cassandra Kopelson on the CW drama Emily Owens, M.D. The series was canceled after a single season in 2013. ...

14. Zendaya

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Zendaya (which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona) is an American actress and singer born in Oakland, California. She began her career appearing as a child model working for Macy's, Mervyns and Old Navy. She was a backup dancer before gaining prominence for her role as Rocky Blue on ...

15. Jurnee Smollett

Actress | Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Jurnee Smollett is an award-winning actress and activist of rare talent and conviction. In the fall of 2020, she starred in J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele and Misha Green's critically acclaimed drama for HBO, "Lovecraft Country." Smollett's performance was lauded by industry insiders and critics alike. ...



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