Famous Black Directors

Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980, American
Actor
Lupita Nyong'oLupita Nyong'o
01 March 1983, Kenyan, Mexican
Actress

Lamorne MorrisLamorne Morris
14 August 1983, American
Actor

Spike LeeSpike Lee
20 March 1957, American
Film director

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier
20 February 1927, Bahamian, American
 

Alfonso RibeiroAlfonso Ribeiro
21 September 1971, American
Actor
Chandra WilsonChandra Wilson
27 August 1969, American
Actress

Mekhi PhiferMekhi Phifer
29 December 1974, American
Actor

Phill LewisPhill Lewis
04 September 1968, Ugandan, American
Actor, Director
Bill DukeBill Duke
26 February 1943, American
Actor

Janet MockJanet Mock
10 March 1983, American
Writer
Blair UnderwoodBlair Underwood
25 August 1964, American
Actor

Barkhad AbdiBarkhad Abdi
10 April 1985, Somalian, American
Actor

Avery BrooksAvery Brooks
02 October 1948, American
Actor

Glynn TurmanGlynn Turman
31 January 1947, American
Actor

John KaniJohn Kani
30 August 1942, South African
Actor, Playwright, Director
Tasha SmithTasha Smith
28 February 1971, American
Actress

Thomas Mikal FordThomas Mikal Ford
05 September 1964, American
Actor

DJ YellaDJ Yella
11 December 1967, American
Rapper

Kevin AbstractKevin Abstract
16 July 1996, American
Rapper
Damien Dante WayansDamien Dante Wayans
15 April 1980, American
Actor

Gordon ParksGordon Parks
30 November 1912, American
Photographer
Malcolm WashingtonMalcolm Washington
10 April 1991, American
Film Director

Charles S DuttonCharles S Dutton
30 January 1951, American
Actor

Justin ErvinJustin Ervin
31 December 1988, American
Husband of Ashley Graham
Ryan CooglerRyan Coogler
23 May 1986, American
Director

LeVar BurtonLeVar Burton
16 February 1957, German, American
Actor
Ava DuVernayAva DuVernay
24 August 1972, American
American director

John SingletonJohn Singleton
06 January 1968, American
Director

Clarke PetersClarke Peters
07 April 1952, American
Actor
Yaphet KottoYaphet Kotto
15 November 1939, American
Actor

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Adrian LesterAdrian Lester
14 August 1968, British
Actor
Ivan DixonIvan Dixon
06 April 1931, American
Actor

Colman DomingoColman Domingo
28 November 1969, American
Actor

Keesha SharpKeesha Sharp
09 June 1973, American
Actress

Nate ParkerNate Parker
18 November 1979, American
Actor
Lee DanielsLee Daniels
24 December 1959, American
Screenwriter
Tim RussTim Russ
22 June 1956, American
Actor

Fred WilliamsonFred Williamson
05 March 1938, American
Actor

Sticky FingazSticky Fingaz
03 November 1973, American
Rapper

Boots RileyBoots Riley
01 April 1971, American
Musician
Damian HarrisDamian Harris
02 August 1958, American
Film director, Screenwriter

Lexington SteeleLexington Steele
28 November 1959, American
Actor

David RamseyDavid Ramsey
17 November 1971, American
Actor

Paula Jai ParkerPaula Jai Parker
19 August 1969, American
Actress

Chip FieldsChip Fields
05 August 1951, American
Actress
Ted LangeTed Lange
05 January 1948, American
Actor

Michael PowellMichael Powell
30 September 1905, British
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer,
John RidleyJohn Ridley
30 September 1965, American
Screenwriter

Antwone FisherAntwone Fisher
03 August 1959, American
Director

Adepero OduyeAdepero Oduye
11 January 1978, Nigerian, American
Actress
Mbongeni NgemaMbongeni Ngema
10 May 1955, South African
Novelist

Ousmane SembèneOusmane Sembène
01 January 1923, Senegalese
Senegalese film director
Toni Cade BambaraToni Cade Bambara
25 March 1939, American
Author

Bill T. JonesBill T. Jones
15 February 1952, American
Choreographer

Ola RotimiOla Rotimi
13 April 1938, Nigerian
Playwright

Lloyd RichardsLloyd Richards
29 June 1919, Canadian, American
Theatrical Director

Henry HamptonHenry Hampton
08 January 1940, American
Film maker
Kola OgunmolaKola Ogunmola
11 November 1925, Nigerian
Dramatist

Carlton MossCarlton Moss
14 February 1909, American
Screenwriter