Black History Month: Best African-American Film Debuts

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  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • 110711 celebs DoTheRightThing Rosie perez
  • Whitney Houston
  • T.I.
  • Prince
  • Black Hollywood
  • Lupita Nyong'o
  • Ice Cube
  • Queen Latifah
  • Gabourey Sidibe
  • Tyler Perry
  • Diana Ross
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Anthony Mackie
  • Will Smith

Rosie Perez in Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee has a talent for plucking people out of obscurity and turning them into stars. He did some of his best work when he turned Rosie Perez from fly girl to Hollywood "It" Girl in this 1989 classic.

(Photo: Courtesy 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks)

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