Black Actors Who Won Emmy Awards

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  • Cicely Tyson
  • Lynn Whitfield
  • Alfre Woodard
  • S. Epatha Merkerson
  • Roscoe Lee Browne
  • Olivia Cole
  • Louis Gossett, Jr.
  • James Earl Jones
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Charles Dutton
  • Loretta Devine
  • Jackée Harry
  • Gail Fisher
  • Madge Sinclair
  • Ruby Dee
  • Bill Cosby
  • Whitney Houston
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Sarah Vaughan
  • Esther Rolle
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Leontyne Price
  • Wayne Brady
  • Spike Lee
  • Halle Berry Emmy Awards
  • Isabel Sanford

Alfre Woodard

After three nearly consecutive nominations in the same category, Woodard finally had her name called for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie in 1997 for Miss Evers' Boys. She also won two Emmys for Best Guest Actress in a Series: first in 1987 for L.A. Law and again in 2003 for The Practice

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