Caribbean Actorsby bdscvrd-casting | created - 06 May 2020 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Screen actors of Caribbean heritage
Actress | Oliver & Company
Sheryl Lee Ralph was born December 30, 1956 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA. She is known for her roles in Moesha (1996), Its A Living (1980), and Instant Mom (2013). Her Career Began in the late 1970s. She has been Married to Vincent Hughes since July 30, 2005 a Pennsylvania state senator. She was ...
Born in the US to Jamaican mother
Actor | Hannibal
Demore Barnes was a shy student at Sir Oliver Mowat High School in Toronto when some friends cajoled him into hosting the school's Christmas assembly. The performance was a hit, giving Barnes the confidence to try out for Squawk Box, a sketch comedy show on YTV. (Canada's version of Nickelodeon) He...
Actress | Love by Accident
Heritage: St.Vincent & The Grenadines
4. Roger Cross
Actor | Coroner
Born in Jamaica
Actress | Black Panther
Born in Guyana
7. CCH Pounder
Actress | The Shield
The CCH stands for Carol Christine Hilaria, her birth name. Most of her characters are enriched with positive attributes -- strength, confidence, integrity, strong-mindedness -- and it is a testament to the abilities of this four-time Emmy nominated actress that she continues on such a high plane ...
Born in Guyana
Actor | Speed Racer
Born to Jamaican parents
9. Chyna Layne
Actress | In Broad Daylight
Raised in Jamaica, Queens and East New York, Brooklyn the rising star is commonly referred to as a young Diahann Carroll. Born to a Jamaican father and Filipina mother, this JamaicanAsian sensation breaks all of the rules and pursues acting strictly for the love and art.
A professional actor since ...
11. Dulé Hill
Actor | Psych
Dulé Hill (whose first name is pronounced due-LAY) was born in East Brunswick, New Jersey; raised in Sayreville; and is the younger of two sons born to his Jamaican parents. His father is an entrepreneur and his mother is an educator. He began attending Marie Wildey School of Dance in East Orange, ...
13. Winston Duke
Actor | Black Panther
Born in Trinidad & Tobago
14. David Reivers
Actor | Circle
Born in Jamaica
15. Naomie Harris
Actress | 28 Days Later...
British actress Naomie Harris was born in London, England, the only child of television scriptwriter Lisselle Kayla. Her father is from Trinidad and her mother is from Jamaica. They separated before she was born, and Harris was raised by her mother and has no relationship with her father. She ...
Mother: Jamaican, Father: Trinbagonian
16. Shamier Anderson
Actor | Race
Shamier Anderson was born in Toronto, Canada. He has two younger brothers, one, Stephan James, who is also an established actor and the other in the military. Shamier attended Wexford School for the Arts where he majored in Musical Theatre & the Drama Intensive Program where he graduated with ...
17. Derek Luke
Actor | Antwone Fisher
Derek Luke was born on April 24, 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Antwone Fisher (2002), Glory Road (2006) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). He has been married to Sophia Adella Luke since April 4, 1999. They have one child.
Actress | Bad Company
Named one of People Magazine's highly-coveted 50 Most Beautiful in 2014, Haitian-born actress Garcelle Beauvais immigrated to the United States at the age of seven with her mother and sisters, and has since charmed audiences with her dramatic and comedic abilities. A seasoned actress, Garcelle ...
Born in Haiti
20. Amanda Seales
Actress | My Brother and Me
Amanda Seales, formerly Amanda Diva, (born July 1, 1981 in Los Angeles, California) is a Comedian, host, DJ, content creator, and more. Moving to Orlando at age 8, she attended Dr. Phillips High School, before going to SUNY Purchase for undergrad then acquiring her master's degree in African ...
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 ...
Born in Trinidad
22. Roxanne Beckford
Actress | A Different World
Roxanne Beckford was born on November 17, 1969 in Kingston, Jamaica. She is an actress and producer, known for A Different World (1987), Father of the Bride Part II (1995) and Something's Gotta Give (2003). She has been married to Bob Hoge since July 6, 1996. They have four children.
Actor | Othaniel
Anastasia Ferguson was born in Miami, Florida. Her mother was born in St.Andrews, Jamaica, and was a high school English teacher. Her father was born in London, England. Anastasia got her start modeling as a child with the Greene Agency and World Of Kids. As a child she was in print campaigns for ...
26. Sakina Deer
Actress | Sprinter
Sakina Deer, Actress, TV Personality and Singer. Ms. Deer started her performance career with the Jamaica Musical Theatre, when she played Dorothy in The Wiz. She has done theatrical productions with Basil Dawkins and Jambiz International to include For Better or Worse, Dirty Diana, Saving ...
27. Catherine Burdon
Actress | Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Catherine Burdon began her acting career in commercials while attending McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) for an Honors degree in Computer Science. With her eye on the big screen Catherine's acting career started to take shape in 1998 when she landed her first role in the feature film "Woo" ...
30. Jackée Harry
Actress | 227
Jackée Harry was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and reared from the age of nine in Harlem, New York, by her mother, Flossie. At the tender age of fourteen, Jackée landed the lead role of the King in her school's production of The King and I. Upon graduation from New York City's High School ...
Actress | Without a Trace
Marianne Jean-Baptiste was born on April 26, 1967 in London, England as Marianne Ragipcien Jean-Baptiste. She is an actress and director, known for Without a Trace (2002), Secrets & Lies (1996) and Spy Game (2001). She has been married to Evan Williams since 1997. They have two children.
Actor | Save the Last Dance
Sean Patrick Thomas was born on December 17, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Save the Last Dance (2001), Barbershop (2002) and Cruel Intentions (1999). He has been married to Aonika Laurent since April 22, 2006. They have two children.
37. Suzanne Coy
Actress | New in Town
A graduate of the National Theatre School Jamaican born Suzanne Coy also known as ZAN is a brilliant, versatile actor-master of over 30 dialects who always brings something interesting to every part. In addition to her stage work including a couple of comedic one-person shows Suzanne has numerous ...
38. Letitia Wright
Actress | Black Panther
Letitia Wright is a British-Guyanese actress. She is known for her portrayal of Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning in 2018 with Black Panther (2018) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and for the film Urban Hymn (2015). She has also starred in The Commuter (2018) and Ready Player One...
40. Geoffrey Holder
Actor | Annie
Dancer, choreographer and actor Geoffrey Holder was born on August 1, 1930, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, into a middle-class family. One of four children, he was taught painting and dancing by his older brother Boscoe Holder, whose dance troupe, the Holder Dance Company, the young Geoffrey joined ...
Actress | The Amazing Spider-Man
Barbara Eve Harris was born in Tobago to Jamaican parents and moved to Canada at the age of 6 with her family. Raised and educated in Ottawa, the national capital, she graduated from the University of Ottawa with a B.A. (concentration in Theatre and Philosophy). The initial plan was for Law School,...
42. Romany Malco
Actor | Weeds
The first American-born member of his West Indian family, Brooklyn-bred Romany Malco began his career at the age of seven, when he picked up a microphone and started rapping. As a teen he moved to Texas and formed the rap group R.M.G., and upon relocating to Los Angeles, the crew signed a deal to ...
43. Delroy Lindo
Actor | Get Shorty
On the stage and on the big screen, Delroy Lindo projects a powerful presence that is almost impossible to ignore. Alhough it was not his first film role, his portrayal of the bipolar numbers boss West Indian Archie in Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992) is what first attracted attention to Lindo's ...
44. Tatyana Ali
Actress | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Tatyana Marisol Ali was born on January 24, 1979 in North Bellmore, New York, to Sonia, who was a nurse from Panama, and Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad. At the age of four she started singing and got a taste of fame when she begged her mother to take her to an audition for ...
47. Brandon McKnight
Actor | The Flash
Brandon McKnight is a Canadian-born actor of Jamaican heritage who made his feature film debut in the Academy Award-winning 2017 film, The Shape of Water. Other notable credits include I'll Take Your Dead (2018), opposite Aidan Devine, Arri Millen, and Jess Salgueiro; Nose to Tail (2018), with ...
Director | Earthworm
Donisha Rita-Claire Prendergast, actress, model, dancer and poet, was born on the 29th day of December 1984. Through the years while in the field, she increasingly developed a love for acting and the theatre. Donisha landed several lead parts for "Jambiz" (Production Company in Jamaica). Her first ...
49. Nia Long
Actress | Big Momma's House
Stunning pop culture icon, Hollywood leading lady and three-time NAACP award winner Nia Long returns to the big screen this fall in the highly anticipated Universal Pictures sequel The Best Man Holiday (in theaters November 15th) where she reunites with original castmates Taye Diggs ("Private ...
50. Joseph Marcell
Actor | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Joseph Marcell was born on August 14, 1948 in St. Lucia, Caribbean. He is an actor and director, known for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) and Holby City (1999). He has been married to Joyce T. Walsh since June 1995. They have one child. He was previously ...
51. Elle Downs
Actress | The Best Man Holiday
Elle Downs is a sixth generation Canadian of African Canadian and Native American (Cherokee Indian) descent. Her father was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Born an only child in Toronto, she was raised by her great grandmother and great aunt, Louise and Clara Little (Bell).
Elle has been interested in ...
Actor | Titans
Born and raised in the west end of Toronto, Ontario Canada. Carlisle always had dreams of being on the screen and stage. Being an actor wasn't a part of his reality growing up and he had no idea where to start, until he realized a friend of his was in a commercial. Carlisle asked him what all the "...
53. Ronnie Rowe
Actor | Star Trek: Discovery
The younger of two children Ronnie Rowe was born in Toronto, Canada on December 16. With both parents coming to Canada in the 1970's from Jamaica, Ronnie also has origins from Cuba and Panama. He began his acting on the stage in grade school doing plays like: The Sound of Music, Oliver Twist, ...
54. Nadeen Lightbody
Actress | Deliver by Christmas
Nadeen Lightbody is a film, television and voice over actor born in Toronto, Canada to parents of Jamaican decent.
Nadeen's first role was that of Shyanne in the 2007 series, "The Kink in My Hair." She then went on to co-star on Discovery Channel's "Natural Born Dealers" where she appeared as ...
55. Nabiyah Be
Actress | Black Panther
Daughter of Jamaican reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff
56. Janine Hartmann
Actress | Forgive Me Father
Janine Hartmann is a Guyanese-American actress, dancer, and singer born in Brooklyn, New York. She has starred in numerous films, including the Tribeca Film Festival Best Narrative film nominee One Bite, and a COVID love story Lock Down Love, now streaming on Amazon Prime. She has appeared in many ...
59. Trevor J Swan
Actor | HOSTILE TAKE-OVER
Trevor J Swan was born and raised in the Bronx, New York City. At an early age, he watched spaghetti westerns with his grandparents and would fall in love with different characters and imagine being them. It was at this time that he dreamed of becoming an actor.
His unwavering passion for acting ...
62. Tarick Glancy
Actor | Righteous Sinner
Tarick Glancy has been making moves since pursuing performance and acting in 2015. From working with VICE, to Sister Act: The Musical, to writing and performing his own spoken word drama in Black Men in Theatre, busting his comedic chops on the web series Swerve, various feature films and Deanna ...
64. Olunike Adeliyi
Actress | She Never Died
Olunike Adeliyi was born in Toronto, Canada to Sunday Adeliyi, a Nigerian computer scientist and Roxiana Bell Adeliyi, a Jamaican nurse. Raised in both Jamaica and Canada, Olunike ultimately earned a place at the highly coveted American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. After graduating ...
65. Alfonso Ribeiro
Actor | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Alfonso Ribeiro was born in New York on September 21, 1971. Alfonso's family is from Trinidad & Tobago. Although rumor has been that he is of Dominican descent, he has stated in an interview that this is false. Neither he nor his family are from the Dominican Republic; they originate from Trinidad ...
66. Kerry Washington
Actress | Django Unchained
Kerry Washington was born on January 31, 1977 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Kerry Marisa Washington. She is an actress and producer, known for Django Unchained (2012), Scandal (2012) and Ray (2004). She has been married to Nnamdi Asomugha since June 24, 2013. They have two children.
68. Danilo Reyes
Danilo Reyes is a Toronto-based actor and musician. He's best known for his work in the 2019 film, Black Gold: Original Hard Oilers, which earned him a win for Best Actor in the New York Film Awards, Best Ensemble Cast for the Global Film Awards and a nomination for Best Actor in the Queen Palm ...
70. Lyriq Bent
Actor | Acrimony
After graduating college with high honors, Lyriq Bent originally began his career as a Computer Graphic Technician. Bent's plans, however, were short-lived as he decided to take up acting on a dare. Since then, his career has gained considerable momentum with numerous film and television ...
72. Krystel Roche
Actress | Crackdown 3
Krystel Roche is a multilingual actress and model who speaks French, Créole, English and Spanish. Ever since kindergarten, Krystel was exposed to a crowd and performed in school dance and theater. Straight from High School, she left her entire family behind and went to New York to focus on her ...
74. Mirlande Amazan
Actress | Life...
Mirlande Amazan was born in Haiti (also carries the surname "Abouzeide"; is of Syrian and Afro-Cuban descent) and came to the United States at the age of three, when her family moved to New York City. A licensed psychotherapist, Mirlande initially enjoyed a long career in mental health across ...
77. Shantol Jackson
Actress | Sprinter
Shantol is rated as one of Jamaica rising actors. With just 5 years in the business Shantol has done many staged plays in Jamaica and overseas. In 2016 Shantol starred in her first feature film Sprinter written and directed by Storm Saulter and in the same year was featured in the short film Sugar ...
78. Aml Ameen
Actor | The Maze Runner
The son of Caribbean parents, Aml Ameen shone in his breakout performance as Trife in the cult classic KIDULTHOOD, for which he was recognized as one of the Screen International's 2005 Stars of Tomorrow and nominated for Screen Nation's 2006 Best Newcomer award.
Ameen portrayed series regular Lewis ...
79. Nadean Rawlins
Actress | Going Down
Nadean Rawlins is the Founder and Managing Director of RAW Management, a Talent Management Agency and Production Co. Nadean has produced five stage plays to include the award-winning play The Black That I am in 2015. She produced her first short film TrayTown written by Letay Williams in 2020.
81. Fraser James
Actor | Terminator: Dark Fate
Fraser James, nick name Frase, is a British actor of African Caribbean heritage. He was born in Camden Town, Camden Square in London. Fraser trained at The Guildhall School Of Music & Drama in Londons Barbican. Fraser is known for his extensive and varied work across film, television and theatre. ...
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter was born in Jamaica. He is an actor, known for Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Marked for Death (1990) and Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996).
87. Kim Roberts
Actress | The Handmaid's Tale
Birthday: July 16, Kim Roberts is an internationally known, Canadian-based actress. Born in Toronto, Canada, Kim has acted since the age of seven when she performed with the friendship circle helmed by Lois Lilienstein of Sharon, Lois and Bram fame. Early in her career, Kim played the smart doctor ...
Actress | Suicide Squad
Shailyn Pierre-Dixon is best known for her role as 'Young Aminata' in the 2015 award-winning mini-series The Book of Negroes, an adaptation of Lawrence Hill's highly acclaimed novel of the same title. Shailyn's powerful performance won her a Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress, as ...
89. Nickolai Salcedo
Nickolai Salcedo is an actor and writer, known for Hero - Inspired by the Extraordinary Life & Times of Mr. Ulric Cross (2019), Between Friends (2012) and Grace & Saleem (2019).
90. Mitzie Pratt
Actress | #LoveMyRoomie
Mitzie Pratt is an international actress and producer, originally from Kingston, Jamaica and now splitting her time between New York and Los Angeles. She often portrays strong, independent women, and compelling characters on both screen and stage. Her work has earned praise from global audiences ...
91. Mona Hammond
Actress | 10,000 BC
Mona Hammond was born Mavis Chin to a Chinese father and Jamaican mother. She came to Britain in 1959 on a scholarship to work with an architects firm but was soon involved in black theatre productions with contemporaries such as Lloyd and Barry Reckord and Charles Hyatt, under the name Mona Chin. ...
92. Bechir Sylvain
Actor | Black Summer
Bechir Sylvain is a Haitian-American actor, writer, director, and producer who plays "EJ" on the TNT's hit series Claws and "Willie" on BET's hit series Bigger. A lifetime member of The Actors Studio, Bechir studied drama at Southern Methodist University and co-founded Ground Up & Rising Theater ...
93. Kevin Mathurin
Actor | The One and Only Ivan
Kevin was born in London in 1973. He is a UK based actor known for playing Charles in Emmerdale.
Other screen credits include: The One and Only Ivan, Rillington Place, Justice League, Berlin Station, Doctors, Baned Up Abroad and Hooligan Escape.
Kevin is also an established theatre actor playing Bill...
94. Ewan McLaughlin
Ewan McLaughlin is a Caribbean-American classically trained theater actor. He studied on-Camera acting at the Margie Haber Studio with Emmy-nominated Diane Charles. He also studied with the prolific acting coach Doug Warhit. Improvisation at The Second City with Dave Colan. The Lee Strasberg ...
97. Numa Perrier
Producer | Jezebel
Born in Haiti and raised in small town USA, Numa Perrier is an actress, writer, filmmaker, and visual artist. She produces and develops TV and film projects under her production banner House of Numa. She trained in acting under Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and Polina Klimovitskaya...
98. Ashley Thomas
Actor | Them
Ashley Thomas is an English television, theatre, and film actor. He was selected as part of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow 2012. He attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts. He was born in London. His mother is Jamaican and his father is Dominican. He is also a musician whereby he ...