Top 25 Best Black Actresses

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  • 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
  • Queen Latifah
  • Monique

Jennifer Hudson

Singer Jennifer Hudson won an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls, showcasing her musical and acting abilities. She has also starred as Winnie Mandela in Winnie, had a role in The Secret Lives of Bees and will be a part of the film version of Black Nativity. (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)