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
02 May 1972, American
Actor
Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971, American
Rapper

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972, British
Actor

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954, American
American actor

Anthony MackieAnthony Mackie
23 September 1978, American
Actor
Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967, American
 

Bill CosbyBill Cosby
12 July 1937, American
Comedian

Wesley SnipesWesley Snipes
31 July 1962, American
 

Ice-TIce-T
16 February 1958, American
Rapper, Actor
Tyler PerryTyler Perry
13 September 1969, American
Actor

Danny GloverDanny Glover
22 July 1946, American
American actor
Sammy Davis Jr.Sammy Davis Jr.
08 December 1925, American
singer

Carl WeathersCarl Weathers
14 January 1948, American
Actor

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier
20 February 1927, Bahamian, American
 
Andre BraugherAndre Braugher
01 July 1962, American
Actor

Wayne BradyWayne Brady
02 June 1972, American
Actor
Alfonso RibeiroAlfonso Ribeiro
21 September 1971, American
Actor

Paul RobesonPaul Robeson
09 April 1898, American
Singer, Actor & Civil Rights Activist

Caleb McLaughlinCaleb McLaughlin
13 October 2001, American
Actor
Wood HarrisWood Harris
17 October 1969, American
Actor

Bill DukeBill Duke
26 February 1943, American
Actor
Gregory HinesGregory Hines
14 February 1946, American
Dancer and Actor

Gary DourdanGary Dourdan
11 December 1966, American
Actor

Scatman CrothersScatman Crothers
23 May 1910, American
Actor, dancer, singer, musician

Todd BridgesTodd Bridges
27 May 1965, American
Actor
Bokeem WoodbineBokeem Woodbine
13 April 1973, American
Actor, Ventriloquist
Alisha BoeAlisha Boe
06 March 1997, American
Actress

Richard T. JonesRichard T. Jones
16 January 1972, Japanese, American
Actor

Michael BlacksonMichael Blackson
28 November 1972, Ghanaian, American
Actor

Malik YobaMalik Yoba
17 September 1967, American
Singer, Actor, and Writer
Kyle MasseyKyle Massey
28 August 1991, American
Actor

Henry SimmonsHenry Simmons
01 July 1970, American
Actor

Chosen JacobsChosen Jacobs
01 July 2001, American
Actor

Stepin FetchitStepin Fetchit
30 May 1902, American
Actor

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Derek LukeDerek Luke
24 April 1974, American
Actor
Jamal WoolardJamal Woolard
08 July 1980, American
Actor, Comedian, Rapper

Karlous MillerKarlous Miller
02 April 1983, American
Comedian
K CampK Camp
27 April 1990, American
Rapper

Keith StanfieldKeith Stanfield
12 August 1991, American
Actor, Rapper

A$AP FergA$AP Ferg
20 October 1988, American
Rapper
Akai OseiAkai Osei
12 April 1999, British
Actor

Charles S DuttonCharles S Dutton
30 January 1951, American
Actor
Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte
01 March 1927, American
Singer, Actor, Stage actor

David Alan GrierDavid Alan Grier
30 June 1956
actor, screenwriter, stage actor, television actor

Lloyd Avery IILloyd Avery II
21 June 1969, American
Actor

Damian HarrisDamian Harris
02 August 1958, American
Film director, Screenwriter

Michael BeachMichael Beach
30 October 1963, American
Actor
Tyson BeckfordTyson Beckford
19 December 1970, American
Model

Fred WilliamsonFred Williamson
05 March 1938, American
Actor

Bill BellamyBill Bellamy
07 April 1965, American
Actor

Dorian HarewoodDorian Harewood
06 August 1950, American
Actor
Malcolm D. LeeMalcolm D. Lee
11 January 1970, American
Director