Top Ten Black Actresses

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21Zoe Saldana

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.

The lady can dance, act and she is not only beautiful but has personality to go with that.

Definitely a star on the rise! Love everything she has done the last few years.

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23Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.

Oprah Winfrey is an amazing actress and she does not suck. The triumphant role that she played as Annie Lee Cooper in Selma was phenomenal, she was also wonderful in The Butler. She deserve to be on the actual list. It's a disgrace that she is not above 19th place. She is an actress that makes me dumbfounded.

This women should be way up that list people need to realize the influential roles that she has chosen to do and do well.

She sucks. Can't stand her All ego. Little else.

What is she doing so high in rank on this list?

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24Debbie Allen

Loved her in the T.V. Series Fame, as Lydia Grant. Great actress and dancer. - westsider12

25Regina King

Regina is great actress. She needs more work. I remember growing up with her on "227". Who would thought, she had such an edge to herself

Regina is not seen often enough, another very beautiful good actress

Great actor, does multiple roles well. Comedy and drama. Under-rated

She chooses excellent diverse roles, very talented sister!

26Lupita Nyong'o

She rocks, it doesn't get better than this. The darker the berry the sweeter the juice.

No she should be taken of the list,
I'm tired of her being shoved down my throat.

27Vanessa WilliamsVanessa Lynn Williams is an American actress, singer, and fashion designer. Williams initially gained recognition as the first African-American recipient of the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in September 1983. However, a few weeks prior to the end of her reign, she learned more.

Very versatile and talented actress/singer. Not to mention Underrated and overlooked! - Irina2932

Hard working beautiful woman, who also happened to be black, and beautiful, as said earlier. definitely. top 10!

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28Angelle Brooks

Very Beautiful, I like her role in one of Martins sitcom.. Plus she has a good voice.. Know I would love to meet this women!

Beautiful and acts so refined. Her films include Ritual (2000), The TV series V. I. P.

29Uzo Aduba
30Heather Headley

drop dead gorgeous, fierce yet with a dose of simplicity and great charm on the stage, an immense strength shining from somewhere within... but when her mouth opens and her voice takes flight, oh man, nobody can sing and act Aida like she does. Beyonce doesn't stand a chance.

31Marianne Jean-Baptiste
32Vivica A. Fox

Aside from being exceptionally beautiful, sexy and classy, Vivica is A FOX who has superb acting skills. She is great in film and on stage. I think she was especially dynamic in "Two Can Play That Game. "

She be in the top 10 if not #1 she has style, class, beauty, she just it going. I just love the woman to death.

She has made so many crossovers

33Kerry Washington

Kerry is by far one of the most talented actresses on the big and small screens. It's amazing she's not in the top five of this list or any other list. Her humility and work ethic makes her an example for all to follow. I've seen many of her movies and she brings 200% to each role. I love that her private life is just that... "Private". Her legacy on and off the screen will go on forever. I hope she wins the Emmy. Not because she will be the first black actress to win, but because she deserves to win. AND SHE DOES DESERVE TO WIN IT!

Kerry Washington should definitely be in the top list of 10 black actresses. She has done amazing work from save the last dance, to The Last King of Scotland. I aspire to have a career as diverse and interesting as hers.

Best black actress and one of the most beautiful women in the world. Put $ that she will become one of the best actresses of any ethnic background

She is one of my favorite actress

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Did she get a grammy for Precious laugh out loud but for real I don't have cable! But even before Precious I have always loved Mo'Nique... she is truly an inspiration!

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36Phylicia Rashad

Overshadowed by Bill Cosby and the small children on the Cosby Show she is under appreciated and overlooked for her talents. Watching her guest star in various roles on other series allows one to truly see the pure talent and ability she has to hold her own and even rise above the talent around her. She makes others look even better.

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37Tamala Jones

She is a great Actress she, and is very attractive. She was Chris Rock love interest in the Head Of State.

38Carmen Ejogo
39Beyonce KnowlesBeyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from more.

The thing with beyonce is that she is more versatile when it comes to acting. As she can act in a dramatic film - obsessed
an action film - obsessed
a comedy - the pink panther and austin powers:goldmember
BUT, she can also act in a musical film because of her being a singer also as she's acted in dreamgirls. This makes her a better actress as most of the other actresses do not have a good enough voice to act in a musical. - fisto77

For what I've known of Beyonce... She's so perfect in talent... She have a lots of talents.. Not only as a singer, but she can do actor, a stylist and also she can dance. So I think that Beyonce should be in the above list the top ten...

She is the best and always will did you not see her movies or what

She is known for her singing, but she hs acted in some films and done a good job. - brettfan

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