Top 25 Best Black Actresses

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  • 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
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Kerry Washington
  • Taraji P. Henson

Thandie Newton

English born actress Thandi Newton first recieved international recognition with her role as the slave and lover of Thomas Jefferson in Jefferson in Paris. She went on to critically acclaimed roles in Crash and Pursuit of Happyness and played Condoleezza Rice in W and starred in Mission: Impossible 2. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)