Top Ten Black Actresses

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21 Regina 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!

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23 Vanessa Williams Vanessa Williams Vanessa 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 ...read more.

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

Beautiful and good actress

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

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25 Beyonce Knowles Beyonce Knowles Beyoncé 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 ...read 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 always take's her work seriously, she is very talented and hard working. Whatever she does she do it to parfection.

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26 Zoe Saldana Zoe 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.

Can she play Storm on X men Apocolepes

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27 Phylicia Rashad Phylicia 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.

One of the most beautiful and convincing T.V. actresses!

28 Jordin Sparks Jordin Sparks Jordin Brianna Sparks is an American singer, songwriter and actress. In 2007, she rose to fame after winning the sixth season of American Idol; at age 17, she became the youngest winner in the series' history. V 1 Comment
29 Kerry Washington Kerry 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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30 Vivica A. Fox Vivica A. Fox Vivica Anjanetta Fox is an American actress, producer and television host. She began her career with roles on the daytime television soap operas Days of Our Lives and Generations, subsequently shifting to the prime-time slot starring opposite Patti LaBelle, in the NBC sitcom Out All Night.

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

31 Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.

An oscar award, she overshadows Beyonce in Dreamgirls! She can sing really well and also being well recognised as a great singer and role model.

One of the best young actress 2 come around in awhile dream girl is an all time favorite

THIS is who should play Nina Simone! Very similar facial features,
Amazing vocalist, & talented actress. Remember dream girls?

Yo so preety love you girl peace

32 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

She is one of the most successful singer turned actress and producer without a flop to her name.

So overrated. Worst actress ever. Boring

33 Mo'Nique Mo'Nique

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!

34 Alfre Woodard

I could not believe she was not on this list. She is an outstanding actress.

Truly a great actress. This list got it wrong because all the great actresses are not at the top of the list.

She has truly made history. Hands down the greatest actress to ever live.

I'm shocked she's currently at 23. - Blue_Devereaux

35 Tamala Jones

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

36 Lupita Nyong'o Lupita 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.

She is great at what she does her performance in 12 years a slave was beautiful.WOW she is good

37 Rosario Dawson Rosario Dawson Rosario Isabel Dawson is an American actress, producer, and comic book writer. She made her film debut in the 1995 teen drama Kids.

Her acting is flawless and she looks like me! Her roles are versatile and she really gets into character for every film

love her acting in the movie LIGHT IT UP next to usher gosh I would watch dat movie all day

Has so much feeling in her craft!

38 Lynn Whitfield

I'll say this. She's a great actress and a total fox. I imagine that she's my drama teacher ('because I'm sure she could teach it well) and that I have a thing for her, then we eventually make love on the sofa of the drama room. That's how great I think she is, in more than one way.

In her appearances on Martin and The Cheetah Girls 2, she looked smoking hot that I couldn't control myself. If I ever met her in the street and she looked the way she did then, I'd grab that sweet ass and kiss her hard. It's a compliment.

A very beautiful underrated actress from the old school who deserves more leading roles in a time that's short on black actresses that don't have talent but just good looks.

Lynn is very underrated. Shes beautiful, very talented and full of class - kimigans

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39 Hattie McDaniel

Had one of the great comebacks of all-time when black journalists criticized her for playing maids. "I'd rather play a maid than be one, " said Hattie.

One of the true "original black actresses". The FIRST African-American to win an Oscar.

This woman should be in the top three, sorry folks she was a lot better than what you have here

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