Top 25 Best Black Actresses

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  • 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
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Pam Grier
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Thandie Newton
  • Alfre Woodard
  • Lena Horne

Mo'Nique

Comedian and talk show host Mo'Nique won an Oscar for her role as the abusive mother in Precious. She has also starred in the TV show The Parkers as well as the movies Baby Boy and Two Can Play That Game. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)