Top 25 Best Black Actresses

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  • 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
  • Lonette McKee
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Kerry Washington

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg may be known as a host of The View now, but she came into prominence in her Oscar-nominated role as Celie in The Color Purple. She also won an Oscar for her role as a psychic in Ghost, making her one of the few people who has won an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy and a Grammy. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)