Nailed It: Biopics That Got It Right

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  • The Temptations
  • TLC
  • Halle Berry
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Malcolm X
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Angela Bassett
  • Ray Charles
  • Will Smith
  • Halle Berry/Larenz Tate
  • Diana Ross
  • The Jacksons
  • Jennifer Lopez

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)

Just one year after her supporting role in Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Halle Berry decided to take on her biopic duties solo in this film based on the life of actress and singer Dorothy Dandridge. Playing the first Black woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress seemed to be stepping in the right direction for Berry, as she won her very own three years later. This particular role, however, won the actress an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

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