Top Ten Best Black Actors and Actresses


The Top Ten

1 Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman more.

Can do it all leading and supporting best at making good actors better ex robert redford in an unfinished life eastwood in million dollar baby

This guy is such an amazing actor. He has a velvet voice and depth of soul. He has the great taste to work with the likes of Tim Robbins and Robert Redford. So grateful for him in each and every film, especially Shawshank Redemption.

His Voice Is Reason Enough To Win An Oscar - 12cc

I am so in love with this vital actor. I feel so blessed every time he is on the screen. He is perfect.

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2 Denzel Washington Denzel Washington Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day.

Denzel Washington is one of the best actors I have seen and I think he should be #1 instead of Morgan freeman

What is there to say Hollywood has said it all!

Denzel should be #1 FOR SURE

I agree, Sidney Poitier as #1, Denzel Washington #2 and Morgan Freeman #3. There are other great Actors, but they do not have the all-in-one that make those actors special. They each have their own special pazzass about them.(smile)

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3 Will Smith Will Smith Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He is best known for his acting career overall. He has been in many popular movies, These include, but are not limited to, the Men in Black lineup, Pursuit of Happyness, and After Earth. He is often referred more.

Best actor in general! Men In Black, I Am Legend, I Robot, and many more hit movies! Jesus, he should be #1!

Even though he is rarely in anything that worthwhile, he is almost always the best part of his films.

His name brings audiences

He's above both Washington and Freeman on the top actors list but not number one here... Why?

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4 Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance, Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction, Jackie more.

Sidney Poitier is undoubtedly the best black actor that ever lived..

Where's Sidney Poiter, It should be 1. Sidney Poiter 2. Morgan Freeman 3. Denzel Washington 4. Samuel L jackson

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5 Halle Berry Halle Berry

She is always beautiful and adventurous.

Halle berry is a good actress, but to be ranked #4 is crazy!

Absolutely stunning. I love to watching her movies. She is in the upper crust!

I love love her, shes professional

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6 Gabourey Sidibe Gabourey Sidibe Gabourey Sidibe is an American actress who made her acting debut in the 2009 film Precious, a role that brought her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Halle Berry is just legendary, her Beauty is just indescribable, she's simply the best.. After Liz taylor of course

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7 Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi Goldberg Caryn Elaine Johnson, known professionally by her stage name Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress, comedian, and television host.

Whoopi is one of the best of our time. Excellent movies never a boring moment, top ten comedians also. Whoopi can sing to, an authentic triple threat. Most underrated of our generation, come on you movie creators cast whooping we need to see her more Please.

She is the best in the world! Ever

8 Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy

Eddie should not be on the list. He's fun to watch but he's not great actor.

Legend. Full stop. Number 1. By chell

Legend. Full stop. Number 1.

I love this guy!

9 Octavia Spencer Octavia Spencer Octavia Lenora Spencer is an American actress and author. She is best known for her role as Minny Jackson in the 2011 film The Help, for which she won the BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG, Critics' Choice, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
10 Viola Davis Viola Davis Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. After graduating from the Juilliard School in 1993, Davis began her career on stage and won an Obie Award in 1999 for her performance as Ruby McCollum in Everybody's Ruby.

She broke my heart in "The Help" Boy did I love her.

Olivia is a no bull actor. I just love watching her especially in Law Abiding Citizen. She was great and so was my Denzel

I my opinion the best current black actress, she's so talented steals the show in everything she is in.

Absolutely gifted as an actress of today's time!

The Contenders

11 Tyler Perry Tyler Perry

I love tyler perry I mean madea is just so funny and he's a perfect black role model for us black people

12 Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx Eric Marlon Bishop, known professionally by his stage name Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, songwriter and comedian.

Can play anybody from Ray Charles to Django!

Wayy better than the very overrated Will Smith. Should be either #1 or #2 behind Denzel. Always puts forth effort in his films.

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13 Queen Latifah Queen Latifah Dana Elaine Owens, known professionally by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedian, and talk show host.

She is so awesome!

One of the best

She is so overrated! Seriously!

14 Chris Tucker Chris Tucker Christopher "Chris" Tucker is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is known for playing the role of Smokey in Friday and as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series.

Cris tucker should be top ten! I mean come on Friday and the rush hour movies very funny

Friday, rush hour, and fifth element

He should at least be in the top ten!

He's An awesome Goofball - 12cc

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15 Zoe Saldana Zoe Saldana

She's beautiful and underrated! Queen of dvi-fi!

16 Forest Whitaker

Underrated actor, he was breathtaking in "The Last King of Scotland". He deservedly won the Oscars even with Leo DiCaprio competing with him which shows just how good he is. - lionelmessi10

17 Chris Rock Chris Rock

Him at the 88th Oscars, bruh he was hilarious (but he offended my super Christian bio teacher) - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

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18 Terrence Howard

I will always vote for king Terrence Howard! He's one of the best, and I definitely overlook the problems he has. He's my brotha and will always be! Go King Terrence!

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19 Thandie Newton Thandie Newton

She's a rising star. I like her supporting role in Crash.

20 Angela Bassett
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