30+ Black Actors

by preditorprod | created - 02 Nov 2019 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Lovensky Jean-Baptiste

Actor | StartUp

Lovensky Jean-Baptiste was born on August 18, 1982 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is known for his work on StartUp (2016), Young Rock (2021) and The Upshaws (2021).

2. Cory Hardrict

Actor | American Sniper

Cory Hardrict was born on November 9, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Cory C. Hardrict. He is an actor and producer, known for American Sniper (2014), Warm Bodies (2013) and Battle Los Angeles (2011). He has been married to Tia Mowry-Hardrict since April 20, 2008. They have two children.

3. Tramell Tillman

Actor | Severance

Tramell Tillman is an actor, known for Severance (2022), Dietland (2018) and Elementary (2012).

4. Ilfenesh Hadera

Actress | Baywatch

Ilfenesh Hadera (born December 1, 1985) is an American actress. Ilfenesh was born in Harlem, New York City and is of Ethiopian and European ethnicity. Her father Asfaha Hadera, an Ethiopian refugee, is the founder and Co-Executive Director of African Services Committee, a Harlem based NGO which ...

5. Ade Chike Torbert

Actor | Power Book III: Raising Kanan

Ade Chike Torbert, is an actor & dancer. Born in Brooklyn, NY. He began studying dance & theater at the age of 6, & was later accepted into the esteemed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High school as a dance major. Ade Chike then went on to train at The Alvin Ailey School, Boston Conservatory & New World ...

6. Beliria Sims

Actress | Blood Pledge

Beliria Sims is an actress and producer, known for Blood Pledge, Black Love Future, A.D. (2021) and Soul Searchin.

7. Phillip Mullings Jr.

Actor | American Soul

Phillip Mullings Jr. is known for his work on American Soul (2019), Chad (2021) and Bruh (2019).

8. Folake Olowofoyeku

Actress | Bob Hearts Abishola

Nigerian-born actress Folake Olowofoyeku has won the heart of critics and audiences alike with her title role in the CBS half-hour comedy "Bob Hearts Abishola." In this comedic examination of immigrant life in America from a creative team led by Chuck Lorre ("The Big Bang Theory," "Two and a Half ...

9. Gina Yashere

Actress | Bob Hearts Abishola

This dynamic young comedienne hailing from London via Nigeria has taken the comedy world by storm since her debut. In a few short years, she has become one of the most sought after comics in the country, making numerous appearances on Television, radio and the big screen.

This former lift engineer's...

10. Sonequa Martin-Green

Actress | Star Trek: Discovery

Sonequa Martin-Green (born March 21, 1985) is an American actress and producer. She is best known for her television role as Sasha Williams on The Walking Dead, a role she played from 2012 to 2017. Before that, she had starred in several independent films before gaining her first recurring role as ...

11. Melanie Liburd

Actress | The Idol

Melanie was born in Hertfordshire, England, daughter of Georgina a Realtor and Michael Liburd a Martial Arts Expert and has two brothers Marc and Leon. She is half Kittitian, half English. Her mother was born in Russell Square in London and her father was born on the Island of Saint Kitts and Nevis...

12. Justin Marcel McManus

Actor | Power Book II: Ghost

Originally born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and raised in Carmel, Indiana. Justin graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. He also played Division 1 Baseball at the University. Justin is of African-American and Panamanian decent. Upon graduating college, he ...

13. Jessica Lucas

Actress | The Covenant

Jessica Lucas (born September 24th, 1985) is a Canadian actress and singer. She is known for her roles in television, such as Edgemont, Melrose Place (1992) and Cult, and in the films The Covenant (2006), Cloverfield (2008) and 2013's Evil Dead (2013). She also starred in the music video for ...

14. Kid Cudi

Soundtrack | Need for Speed

Kid Cudi was born on January 30, 1984 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA as Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi. He is an actor and composer, known for Need for Speed (2014), Don't Look Up (2021) and Project X (2012).

15. Glenn Plummer

Actor | Gifted

On a foundation of talent, unbridled dedication and a passionate mindset, Glenn Plummer has enjoyed a successful acting career that spans three decades. He has starred in such feature films as, Gifted, Saw II (2005), Dennis Hopper's Colors (1988), Menace II Society (1993), Showgirls (1995), The ...

16. Eme Ikwuakor

Actor | Inhumans

Eme Ikwuakor (pronounced IK-WALKER) is a triplet, born In Arvada, Colorado and the son of Nigerian parents (his father is a college professor in Nigeria). Attending the University of Colorado on a track and field scholarship, he was considering a sports marketing major until a college advisor ...

17. Acquah Dansoh

Actor | You Should Meet My Son!

An African-American actor with Ghanian roots Acquah hails from two cities born in Reston,VA and raised in Miami,FL Acquah calls both states home. Graduating out of Miami's mega magnet high school Coral Reef, Acquah received his high school diploma from the Visual and Performance Arts department in ...

18. Javicia Leslie

Actress | Batwoman

Javicia Leslie was born in Augsburg, Germany. She moved to Maryland at a young age and was raised in Upper Marlboro near Washington, DC. Her first stream of work began as the lead for the television film, Killer Coach. Javicia has continued to work ties with series such as MacGyver, Chef Julian, ...

19. Sharon Duncan-Brewster

Actress | Dune: Part One

Sharon Duncan-Brewster was born on February 8, 1976 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Dune (2021), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Imagine Me & You (2005).

20. Nicole Randall Johnson

Actress | MADtv

Born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Portland, Oregon and Phoenix, Arizona, Nicole Randall Johnson trained in the B.F.A. Acting/Directing program at University of Arizona in Tucson.

Nicole later moved to Los Angeles where, after 3-years of sketch & improvisation training at the renowned ...

21. Mo McRae

Actor | Wild

Mo McRae was born on July 4, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Mo is an actor and producer, known for Wild (2014), Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) and Gridiron Gang (2006). Mo has been married to Lex Scott Davis since July 21, 2019.

22. Kristofer Sykes

Actor | American Skin

Kristofer Sykes is an actor, known for American Skin (2019) and The Passport (2022).

23. Russell Hornsby

Actor | The Hate U Give

Russell Hornsby was born on May 15, 1974 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an actor, known for The Hate U Give (2018), Fences (2016) and Meet the Parents (2000). He has been married to Denise Walker since August 1, 2008.

24. Kat Graham

Actress | How It Ends

Kat Graham is an actress, singer, dancer and producer. Working across a variety of genres in film, television and music, she is one of most accomplished and versatile young talents working today.

Graham was recently seen in the 70s period crime thriller "The Poison Rose" opposite Morgan Freeman and ...

25. Dayo Okeniyi

Actor | Rise

Dayo Okeniyi (Pronounced: Die-o Okay-nii-yii) began performing on the stage in elementary school. In 2003, Okeniyi, the youngest of five siblings, moved from Nigeria with his family to the The United States. His father, now a retired customs officer and mother, a British literature teacher, were ...

26. Lex Scott Davis

Actress | Superfly

Alexis "Lex Scott" Davis was born February 26, 1991. She is an actress from Baltimore, Maryland and has been dancing and acting since she was 3 years old. Davis attended Drexel University as a Dance Physical Therapy major before she moved to New York City in 2013. She continued her studies at the ...

27. Kandyse McClure

Actress | Battlestar Galactica

Kandyse McClure is a Canadian actress born on March 22, 1980 in Durban in South Africa. She graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School in 1998. She is an actress, known for main roles in TV series Battlestar Galactica (2004), Hemlock Grove (2013), and from the movies Carrie (2002) and Seventh ...

28. Deborah Ayorinde

Actress | Them

Deborah Ayorinde was born in London, England. At age seven, she performed in her first play with a drama school in the Forest Gate area of London. It was there that she developed a passion for the arts. When she was eight years old, she and her family relocated to San Jose, California. She ...

29. Aldis Hodge

Actor | Hidden Figures

Aldis Hodge is a SAG Award-winning actor, who has built a dynamic career as a versatile performer shining in roles in both film and television. Hodge is perhaps best known for his role as Noah in the WGN hit series Underground (2016), starring alongside Jurnee Smollett and Christopher Meloni. ...

30. Enuka Okuma

Actress | Workin' Moms

Enuka Okuma was born on September 20, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Enuka Vanessa Okuma. She is an actress and writer, known for Workin' Moms (2017), The Sleepover (2020) and Rookie Blue (2010). She has been married to Joe Gasparin since July 2, 2011.

31. Trevante Rhodes

Actor | Moonlight

Trevante Rhodes was born on February 10, 1990 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, USA as Trevante Nemour Rhodes. He is an actor, known for Moonlight (2016), The Predator (2018) and Bird Box (2018).

32. Karibi Fubara

Producer | We Speak Dance

Karibi Fubara was an actor and producer, known for We Speak Dance (2018), Ratnik (2020) and God Calling (2018). He was married to Yolanda Okereke. He died on December 15, 2021 in Nigeria.

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