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  • Uzo Adbua, Laverne Cox
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  • Michael B. Jordan
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  • Kerry Washington
  • Lupita Nyong'o
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Chadwick Boseman
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  • Danai Gurira

Uzo Aduba and Laverne Cox

These actresses are from the cast of the new Netflix prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black, and their scene-stealing roles helped to make the series a must-see hit. Nigerian-born Aduba stars as Crazy Eyes, a crazed, unhinged prisoner with an obsession. Cox, a transgender woman, stars as Sophia, a hairdresser for the inmates who juggles a son and wife on the outside. Both Aduba and Cox's unique, groundbreaking portrayals have further diversifed the face of Black female roles on TV.

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