Top 25 Best Black Actresses

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  • 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
  • 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

Lonette McKee

Lonette McKee has been making movies since the '70s and still finds powerful roles. Her roles in Sparkle and Which Way Is Up helped define her as a beautiful young woman and her roles in Jungle Fever, He Got Game and Malcolm X showed her in a new era as a mother. (Photo: Joseph Marzullo/Wenn.com)