Black Vampires: Diversity Among the Undead

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  • Grace Jones, Vamp
  • Omar Epps, Dracula 2000
  • Cynthia Bond, Def by Temptation
  • Duane Jones, Ganja & Hess
  • Wesley Snipes, Blade
  • Aaliyah, Queen of the Damned
  • Edi Gathegi, Twilight
  • Traci Heggins, Judi Shekoni, Twilight
  • William H. Marshall, Blacula
  • Eddie Murphy, Vampire in Brooklyn

Wesley Snipes in Blade

Snipes is not your typical flesh-feasting vampire in this classic film. He plays a human-vampire hybrid whose purpose is to protect humans from the night-crawling undead. The film was a box office smash, grossing $70 million and becoming the hallmark of Snipes' career. 

(Photo: New Line Cinema)

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