Top 25 Best Black Actresses

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  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Thandie Newton
  • Alfre Woodard
  • Lena Horne
  • Dorothy Dandridge
  • Queen Latifah
  • Monique
  • Regina King
  • Nia Long
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Nicole Berharie
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Hattie McDanie
  • 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

Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard has several Golden Globes and Emmys as well has been nominated for both awards on numerous occassions. She gave an incredible performance as the mother in Spike Lee's Crooklyn and had starring roles as the wives of Nelson Mandela and Medgar Evers in the historical dreamas Mandela and Mrs. Evers Boys. (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)