African American Actors and Actresses

This is a listing of African American Actors and Actresses who have appeared in a variety of films - box office theatre releases, made for television movies, cable films and television miniseries programs.

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African American Actors and Actresses
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Actors   Actresses
Eddie “Rochester” Anderson   Debbie Allen
Harry Belafonte   Margaret Avery
Jim Brown   Pearl Bailey
Adolph Caesar   Josephine Baker
Alvin Childress   Angela Bassett
Bill Cosby   Louise Beavers
Ossie Davis   Halle Berry
Sammy Davis Jr.   Diahann Carroll
Ivan Dixon   Rosalind Cash
Stepin’ Fetchit   Olivia Cole
Laurence Fishburne   Dorothy Dandridge
Redd Foxx   Ruby Dee
Al Freeman Jr.   Tamara Dobson
Morgan Freeman   Whoopi Goldberg
Danny Glover   Pam Grier
Cuba Gooding Jr.   Lena Horne
Louis Gossett Jr.   Eartha Kitt
Gregory Hines   Abbey Lincoln
Rex Ingram   Moms Mabley
Samuel L. Jackson   Hattie McDaniel
James Earl Jones   Vonetta McGee
Max Julien   Lonette McKee
Yaphet Kotto   Nina Mae McKinney
Calvin Lockhart   Claudia McNeil
Mantan Moreland   Butterfly McQueen
Eddie Murphy   Juanita Moore
Clarence Muse   Phylicia Rashad
Ron O’Neal   Della Reese
Brock Peters   Beah Richards
Sidney Poitier   Diana Ross
Oscar Polk   Diana Sands
Richard Pryor   Isabel Sanford
Paul Robeson   Madge Sinclair
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson   Madame Sul-Te-Wan
Howard Rollins Jr.   Cicely Tyson
Richard Roundtree   Leslie Uggams
Wesley Snipes   Fredi Washington
Raymond St. Jacques   Ethel Waters
Woody Strode   Lynn Whitfield
Philip Michael Thomas   Oprah Winfrey
Lorenzo Tucker   Alfre Woodard
Jimmie Walker    
Denzel Washington    
Forest Whittaker    
Billy Dee Williams    
Fred Williamson    
Paul Winfield    
     

 

  

 

 

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