10 Enchanting Young Black Actresses To Watch

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10 Enchanting Young, Black Actresses To Watch

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10 Enchanting Young Black Actresses to Watch - BET Star Cinema is set to premiere the critically acclaimed film Beasts of the Southern Wild, starring the fascinating Quvenzhané Wallis, so we decided to highlight other magical Black actresses on the rise. Beware of their power!(Photos from left: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Women in Film, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE)

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Amandla Stenberg - Our little activist of the bunch, Amandla recently voiced her opinion on cultural appropriation in her viral video "Don't Crash Crop My Cornrows." She's a true artist in the way we may think of Nina Simone — free and rooted in her community; creative and tamed at the same time.(Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Women in Film)

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Quvenzhané Wallis - Quvenzhané captured our hearts as Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild. We immediately saw her talent on screen and we gravitated toward its magnetic pull. We can't wait to see what she'll do next. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Zendaya Coleman

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Zendaya Coleman - Zendaya has spoken out, wore designer garments on red carpets and modeled, but overall she's an actress with an amazing talent that has us glued to our screens every time she's on camera. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Aja Naomi King

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Aja Naomi King - We're not sure of anyone else's reaction, but the minute we saw Aja Naomi King in the first episode of How to Get Away With Murder, we both rejoiced and couldn't look away. This actress's presence may one day rival that of Angela Bassett's, which makes perfect sense since they both graduated from Yale's School of Drama. (Photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation)

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Zoe Kravitz

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Zoe Kravitz - Most times we cringe at the thought of a budding star who has parents who are already famous in their own right. But with Zoe, we praise her for the talent she is and the talent that she has yet to show us.  (Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE)

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Logan Browning - We first saw Logan five years ago at the tender age of 20 on Meet the Browns. Then she grew up a bit (three years to be exact) and blew us away on Hit the Floor.  (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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Kiersey Clemons - Clemons's humor prevailed when she played Diggy in Dope. Her diversity as an actress has no bounds and we're anxious for where she'll take us next. (Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images for MTV)

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Shanice Williams - When word broke that NBC would produce a version of the cult-classic film The Wiz, everyone wondered who'd play the coveted role that Miss Diana Ross made iconic in the 1978 film adaptation. We now know that Shanice Williams is prepared to take on the role and, from the look of things, we're going to see more of this young lady on the Broadway stage, the big screen and beyond. (Photo: Joseph Marzullo/WENN.com)

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Shanice Williams - When word broke that NBC would produce a version of the cult-classic film The Wiz, everyone wondered who'd play the coveted role that Miss Diana Ross made iconic in the 1978 film adaptation. We now know that Shanice Williams is prepared to take on the role and, from the look of things, we're going to see more of this young lady on the Broadway stage, the big screen and beyond. (Photo: Joseph Marzullo/WENN.com)

Keke Palmer

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Keke Palmer - At only 22 years old, Lauren "Keke" Palmer has made way for many of the actresses on this list. Already making strides, she became the youngest talk show host in history via Just Keke and was then cast as the first African-American actress in the lead role of the Broadway production Cinderella.  (Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)

Aeriel Miranda

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Aeriel Miranda - Although she's played a few dark parts (most notably Pretty Little Liars), her light spirit can be felt through the screen. We last saw her in Straight Outta Compton and we're just burning to see her again.  (Photo: Brian To/Getty Images For Beverly Center)