Top 25 Best Black Actresses

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  • Lonette McKee
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Kerry Washington
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Pam Grier
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Thandie Newton
  • Alfre Woodard
  • Lena Horne
  • Dorothy Dandridge
  • Queen Latifah
  • Monique
  • Regina King
  • Nia Long
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Nicole Berharie
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Hattie McDaniel
  • Diana Ross
  • Sanaa Lathan
  • Angela Bassett
  • Ruby Dee
  • Cicely Tyson
  • Halle Berry
  • Viola Davis

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington may be most known for her TV role on Scandal but she has a very distinguished filmography as well. She played Ray Charles' wife in Ray, Chris Rock's temptress in I Think I Love My Wife and the widow of a Black Panther in Night Cathes Us. (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)