Top 25 Best Black Actresses

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  • 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
  • Dorothy Dandridge

Regina King

Regina King has been acting since her days on 227 and as she has grown, so has her career. She has also starred in the '90s classic films Boyz n the Hood, Higher Learning and Friday and provides the voices for both Freeman brothers on The Boondocks. Currently, Regina stars as a tough LA cop on the TNT show Southland. (Photo: Peter Kramer/Getty Images)