Top 25 Best Black Actresses

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  • 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 McDanie
  • Diana Ross
  • Sanaa Lathan
  • Angela Bassett
  • Ruby Dee
  • Cicely Tyson
  • Halle Berry
  • Viola Davis
  • Lonette McKee

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson was first recognized for her role as Tyrese's girlfriend in Baby Boy and went on to earn an Oscar nomination for her roll in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Henson also won a BET Award for her performance in the movie Hustle and Flow. (Photo: Rob Kim/FilmMagic)