Top Ten Black ActressesTalented, beautiful and all too often overlooked, these are the very best black actresses. Hopefully some of the recent accolades directed towards these women will bring them even more prominent and important roles in films to come.
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WOW GOOD ACTING, BEAUTIFUL GIRL, Versatile ACTRESS, GORGEOUS ALL OVER. ONE OF THE BEST EVER
I have been one of her fans for a long run! I've seen almost all her movies! I am so glad she made oscar history by being the first black woman to win best actress for her wonderful performance in Monster's Ball!
I love this actress. Her skills shows in everything she does. I have been a fan for over 10 years. I will continue to show my support. I am waiting to see more things from her in the future
Awesome like everything she done.V38 Comments
She is the most succesful black actress according to box office and the oscars. - israel08
She's believable, versatile, talented, endearing and in possession of brilliant comedic timing.
So awesome so talented! Why the heck not choose her?
The best there is!V33 Comments
I like Angela Bassett because she is talented, and she can make even a bad film tolerable. I have seen in various films and television shows, that showed off her talent, and I think that what makes a part of this top ten.
I know for a fact that Angela Basset is an aspiring and great person t look up to. I love her work and she was the perfect person to play Tina Turner. I look up to her and she has inspired me
The most graceful, beautiful, talented, and passionate actresses to ever take the screen. Very selective about her roles. Doesn't take any film JUST for the money or the costar list. Beautiful and poised. She is my acting role model and I want to be just like her!
Angela Bassett is 10 times better then Whoopi she doesn't deserve to be #2 over Angela the GOATV25 Comments
Raven-Symone is Voted the best Black Actress of all-Time because she Truly is. She is not Overrated like Halle Berry because her Ethnicity she can actually Act, and is Kind to everyone she meets. Raven also can Sing, Rap, Act, and Produce.
rose from a show in Disney and becoming very popular - anthonybecerra831
The best Actress Ever, and should be doing big things in 2010.. We haven't seen much of her lately
She is incredibly sweet and an excellent actress. Plus she is beautiful and can sing, very kind and humble - dragonfly99V10 Comments
so beautiful and talented its amazing she doesnt own Hollywood!!
definately one of the better actresses. She was superb in Beloved, Crash and MI but also some of her lesser known british films
So CUTE AND SEXY.. I WANNA MARRY HER.. She is awesome.. Especially in MI -II
She was great in good deedsV4 Comments
She looks and acts like the perfect angel. Gorgeous, sexy and very talented.
Just love her! Very Good actress, I know for a fact she is one of the best ones out there, I think so anyway..
I am upset that you guys have her name spelled wrong. I love her though. Stunningly gorgeous and seems like she is an all around positive person to be around on and off screen. I watched a documentary about her visiting China to take part firsthand bringing awareness to young girls and education. It was beautiful.
She is so amazingV11 Comments
She's the best she started from nothing and now an oscar winning actor I love her acting so much
Octavia Spencer is an amazing actress. I loved her in The Help, she was hilarious!V1 Comment
It's ridiculous that she isn't at LEAST in the top 5. Not only is she one of the best black actresses working today, she's one of the best actresses working PERIOD. I don't know if everyone here hasn't seen Doubt, The Help, or Fences but by seeing her so far on this list I'm just gonna assume that no one has. Viola Davis is one of the best actresses working today.
A wonderful actress who brings passion and dignity to the screenV2 Comments
Come On! Quenn Latifah should be much further up then this are you kidding? Have you not seen The Secret Life Of Bees? - Dinky2191
She looks good and I love hearing her voice very soothing! Can relax when ever a queen latifah movie is on! Very good actress
Like her voice and his commitment in acting as she is simply actress. She may give the best shot in every movie she act
The Queen has so many talents it's hard to talk about all of then at once, but all in all she's amazing.V10 Comments
Nia Long is a powerful, black actress.She brings so much force and intensity to a movie "The Best Man" she gave an outstanding performance and have a unique beauty I wish we seen her more often.
She has great potential. I love her.
Underrated power actress that is remembered too much for Friday and not enough for "Love Jones" and "Are we there yet"
I can really relate to Nia Long in the documentary Behind the Color Line.
Honestly, this woman is severely underrated.. I wish I could see more from her, she can play any part, she is not the most beautiful but surely the most dedicated. Kimberly elise has to be the only actress I see to come on looking horrible and acting broken. Then totally switch to a role of strong and radiantly gorgeous character
Easily one of the best young actress around. A true scene stealer in just about everything she does. Commands attention on screen without having to remove her clothes. Top shelf.
Someone must have been napping, this fine actress belongs in the top 10. Let's put it this way, she will be the next black actress to win an Oscar, wait and see.
She is amazing, I compare her acting ability to that of Cicely Tyson.V4 Comments
Great on screen presence and longevity - Greenmean
sanaa should be number 1 she is gorgeous andd she starred in the best movie ever love and basketball also she has her own natural hair and she is a philanthripist. she's amazing - terren65
I loved her in Love and Basketball. I know that movie is loved by everyone because of her perfomace with Omar Epps. They both did the damn thing! I give her props for that one. And also for Brown Sugar and AVP.
Love Sanaa! Would love to see her in more movies, series.. Whatever. She rocks! She should be in top 5... No doubt! Gorgeous too!
Single, beautiful, talented... Sweet Brown Sugar! None better!V6 Comments
This woman is phenominal. No matter what she is in, I stop to see her perform. I am always proud to say to anyone else that she is an educated woman and can act with the very best.V1 Comment
I thank she is wonderful, I have enjoyed every movie she has appeared in. She has been great as a supportive actress. I know she would be great in a lead role. So please give her the recognition she deserves.
She is Hot Hot Hot! Loved her since 'Baby Boy'! Cried at 'I Can Do Bad By My Self'. Rejoiced when she got got Oscar nod for ;Benjamin.. As Brad "Mom".
She puts everything into every role she plays. She's versatile and never loses her femininity in any role.
This is an outrage she is so good in empireV5 Comments
Jada Pinkett plays good in all her roles. She's very beautiful and she knows how to act.
She's the best actress remember the set it off movies she is so greaterV1 Comment
Beautiful, sexy and used the camera to her benefit. Not many new stars can
Measure up to her.
None like her today. No comparison... Awesome Awemsome... Unbelievable is I can say... Endless love for this lady... Utmost quality... Epitome of talent beauty and brains... All rolled into one... What more can one ask for
Going to a party and have to dress as favorite ac tor and Pam it is wish me luckV2 Comments
She's the impossible, the hope of all, beautiful, cute, sexy, sweet, (I hope), loveable, adorable, inspirational... Hot, edgy, street, fun, hood, suburbia, and all of the above... MY WIFE...! Soon to be my life...
all I can say is this girl is too hot for t. v. this girl is one of my favorite I wish she was mine
a fantastic actress and a real head turner. she has the presence to be a great leading lady.
She is hot womenV4 Comments
This women should be way up that list people need to realize the influential roles that she has chosen to do and do well.V2 Comments
I discovered zoe in Centerstage. she is multitalented, a terrific dancer and a fabulous actress. its a shame she's not in more films. in crossroads her role was to overact, but in centerstage, she's easygoing and relaxed
She's played in Crossroads, and although maybe over-acted a little, she seems funny. And she was great in the small part of Anamarie in Pirates 1.
Definitely a star on the rise! Love everything she has done the last few years.
The lady can dance, act and she is not only beautiful but has personality to go with that.V2 Comments
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