Famous Black T V & Movie Producers

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 1 Karamo Brown

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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: November 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 2 Shonda Rhimes

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Famous As: Television Producer
Birthdate: January 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Shonda Rhimes is a screenwriter, author, and television producer. She is credited with creating, writing, and executive producing one of the most popular American medical drama TV series ever, Grey's Anatomy. She is also credited with creating series like Private Practice and Scandal. In 2007, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 People Who Help Shape the World.

 3 Octavia Spencer

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 4 Teyana Taylor

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

R&B and hip-hop singer Teyana Taylor gained fame with MTV's My Super Sweet 16. She signed with Kanye West’s label and also appeared on the reality show Teyana and Iman, with her husband, NBA player Iman Shumpert. In December 2020, she announced her retirement from music through Instagram.

 5 Hannibal Buress

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 6 Halle Berry

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Halle Berry is one of the most popular actresses of the current generation. During the 2000s, she was one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses. Halle is also known for her activism for which she was honored with the 2006 Woman of The Year award by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. She also gets featured in several Sexiest Women lists.

 7 Ryan Coogler

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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: May 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
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 8 Vivica A. Fox

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 9 Berry Gordy

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Famous As: Record Executive
Birthdate: November 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 10 Lupita Nyong'o

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Kenyan, Mexican

Lupita Nyong'o is one of the most popular black actresses of all time. The first Kenyan-Mexican actress to receive the prestigious Academy Award, Lupita Nyong'o has often been named in lists, such as the world's most beautiful woman. In 2020, she was named by Forbes magazine as one of Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women.

 11 DJ Yella

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 12 John Singleton

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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: January 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: April 28, 2019

 13 Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 14 LeVar Burton

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 16, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German, American

 15 Sonequa Martin-Green

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 16 Jeffrey Wright

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Jeffrey Wright is a popular American actor. A self-made man, Jeffrey Wright overcame many childhood problems, including the demise of his father, to become an award-winning actor. Jeffrey Wright serves as an inspiration to many black Americans. In 2011, he established a gold exploration company called Taia Lion Resources, which provided employment to several Americans.

 17 Rudy Ray Moore

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: October 19, 2008

A multifaceted personality, Rudy Ray Moore was a comedian, singer, actor, and film producer. He is remembered for playing the title character in the crime comedy film, Dolemite, and its sequels. He served in the army as a young man and began his career in the entertainment industry following his discharge. Many black comedians consider him an inspiration.

 18 Lena Waithe

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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: May 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 19 Ernie Hudson

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 20 Vince Staples

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 21 Arsenio Hall

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 22 Kenya Barris

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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 23 Alex Martin

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Alexandrea “Alex” Martin, daughter of legendary actor Whoopi Goldberg and her first husband, Alvin Martin, became Miss Golden Globe in 1994. She has also played minor roles in Call Me Claus and Sister Act 2. She has three children, the first of whom was born when Alex was a teenager.

 24 Nate Parker

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 25 Tony Todd

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Tony Todd’s 6’5” frame made him the perfect choice for the titular role in the Candyman movie franchise. He also played Reverend Zombie in the Hatchett franchise and William Bludworth in the Final Destination film series. He also voiced The Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

 26 Lee Daniels

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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: December 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 27 Glynn Turman

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Glynn Turman is an American actor, filmmaker, and writer. In a career spanning over 60 years. Some of the notable characters that he has portrayed are: Lew Miles in the movie Peyton Place, Leroy Jackson in the film Cooley High, and Bradford Taylor in the sitcom A Different World. He has also won several awards like the NAACP Image Award.

 28 Thomas Mikal Ford

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: October 12, 2016

 29 Janet Mock

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 30 Bill Duke

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 31 Flying Lotus

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Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: October 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 32 Charles S Dutton

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Charles S. Dutton is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for playing Boy Willie in the television film The Piano Lesson, for which he received nominations at Golden Globe Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. Interestingly, Dutton discovered his passion for acting in prison after he was jailed for manslaughter in 1967.

 33 Lexington Steele

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 28, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 34 Marsai Martin

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 14, 2004
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 35 Eddie Griffin

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 36 Andre Royo

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 37 Tracie Thoms

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 38 Sharon Leal

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Sharon Leal is best known as Michelle Morris from Dreamgirls and as Dianne Brock from the Why Did I Get Married? franchise. Fans also loved her as Dahlia Crede in Guiding Light and as Marilyn Sudor in Boston Public. She has also been part of the Broadway rock musical Rent.

 39 Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 40 Ricky Harris

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: December 26, 2016

 41 Brandon Victor Dixon

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 42 Tasha Smith

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 43 Jermaine Fowler

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 44 Omar Benson Miller

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 45 Sheryl Underwood

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 46 Chad Coleman

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 47 Quinton Aaron

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 48 Sherri Saum

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 49 Ivan Dixon

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: March 16, 2008

 50 Fred Williamson

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American