The Blacks have been told to take the last seat for quite some time now, but in the recent times they have been nothing less than influential and the entertainment world has been flourishing with the rise of Black actors. Movies like Selma and 12 Years a Slave stand as testaments that it is going to keep earning a place in the audience hearts for the ages to come. Hollywood is now a home to some of the greatest Black actors whose on-screen performance has changed the way cinema has been perceived in the previous years. Pacing back to the earliest pages of Hollywood, the Whites were usually seen pursuing acting as a way of appreciating art, or as an exploration of self. But for the Blacks, it had been a necessary distortion, as it was a matter of life and death since they looked it at as a means of survival. The African-American have seen stereotypical roles like that of maids and now most of them stand front as Academy-Award winners in no less than record-shattering movies. Famous Black actors like Morgan Freeman, Will Smith, Samuel L Jackson, and Denzel Washington have all made it big by being proud owners of Emmy, Oscars, and the Golden Globe Awards! Keep reading and you might be surprised by some of the unknown facts about these incredible Black actors!
Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
(Actor)

02 May 1972

American

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur

16 June 1971

American

Bill CosbyBill Cosby
(Comedian)

12 July 1937

American

Will SmithWill Smith
(Actor)

25 September 1968

American

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
(Actor)

06 September 1972

British

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
(American actor)

28 December 1954

American

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx

13 December 1967

American

Ice-TIce-T
(Rapper, Actor)

16 February 1958

American

Wesley SnipesWesley Snipes

31 July 1962

American

Tyler PerryTyler Perry
(Actor)

13 September 1969

American

Sammy Davis Jr.Sammy Davis Jr.
(singer)

08 December 1925

American

Alfonso RibeiroAlfonso Ribeiro
(Actor)

21 September 1971

American

Danny GloverDanny Glover
(American actor)

22 July 1946

American

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier

20 February 1927

Bahamian,American

Anthony MackieAnthony Mackie
(Actor)

23 September 1978

American

Carl WeathersCarl Weathers
(Actor)

14 January 1948

American

Andre BraugherAndre Braugher
(Actor)

01 July 1962

American

Wayne BradyWayne Brady
(Actor)

02 June 1972

American

Wood HarrisWood Harris
(Actor)

17 October 1969

American

Gary DourdanGary Dourdan
(Actor)

11 December 1966

American

Caleb McLaughlinCaleb McLaughlin
(Actor)

13 October 2001

American

Todd BridgesTodd Bridges
(Actor)

27 May 1965

American

Gregory HinesGregory Hines
(Dancer and Actor)

14 February 1946

American

Scatman CrothersScatman Crothers
(Actor, dancer, singer, musician)

23 May 1910

American

Bokeem WoodbineBokeem Woodbine
(Actor, Ventriloquist)

13 April 1973

American

Alisha BoeAlisha Boe
(Actress)

06 March 1997

American

Paul RobesonPaul Robeson
(Singer, Actor & Civil Rights Activist)

09 April 1898

American

Kyle MasseyKyle Massey
(Actor)

28 August 1991

American

Michael BlacksonMichael Blackson
(Actor)

28 November 1972

Ghanaian,American

Malik YobaMalik Yoba
(Singer, Actor, and Writer)

17 September 1967

American

Henry SimmonsHenry Simmons
(Actor)

01 July 1970

American

Chosen JacobsChosen Jacobs
(Actor)

01 July 2001

American

Karlous MillerKarlous Miller
(Comedian)

02 April 1983

American

Stepin FetchitStepin Fetchit
(Actor)

30 May 1902

American

Jamal WoolardJamal Woolard
(Actor, Comedian, Rapper)

08 July 1980

American

K CampK Camp
(Rapper)

27 April 1990

American

Keith StanfieldKeith Stanfield
(Actor, Rapper)

12 August 1991

American

A$AP FergA$AP Ferg
(Rapper)

20 October 1988

American

Akai OseiAkai Osei
(Actor)

12 April 1999

British

Derek LukeDerek Luke
(Actor)

24 April 1974

American

David Alan GrierDavid Alan Grier
(actor, screenwriter, stage actor, television actor)

30 June 1956

Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte
(Singer, Actor, Stage actor)

01 March 1927

American

Damian HarrisDamian Harris
(Film director, Screenwriter)

02 August 1958

American