If you're in need of a little Black Girl Magic , we've got quite the inspiring list. From trailblazing firsts to impressive cultural shifts, in the past 20 years, these famous African American women like former First Lady Michelle Obama , Serena Williams , Tracee Ellis Ross, Tamron Hall , and Gabrielle Union , to mention a few have made a name for themselves while creating a platform for so many more to follow in their footsteps. And don't worry: We'll be updating this list regularly. Got suggestions? Let us know on Instagram , Twitter , or Facebook! Claim to fame : Writer, producer, transgender rights activist. Why she's extraordinary : Mock, who will be awarded with the Stephen F. With her work on Pose, she became the first transgender woman of color to write and direct a TV episode.
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Black History Month is a time to reflect on all of the world leaders, activists and icons whose varying works left historic marks on society. Flip through the next pages to see some of our favorite black actresses who made history. October 31, — September 1, In , Ethel Waters became the first black actress to be nominated for an Emmy. June 3, — April 12, Josephine Baker was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou , in She refused to perform for segregated audiences in America and is equally known for her work in the Civil Rights Movement.
An ever-growing list of black actresses. Actress Snowfall. A widely respected entertainment journalist known as a "Hollywood Insider" Tanisha is one of the industry's leading go to personalities for all things pop culture! The multi award winning Actress Girls Trip. Regina Hall was born December 12, in Washington, D. She graduated from Fordham University in , and went on to earn a master's degree in journalism from New York University before shifting to an acting career.
This list ranks the very best black and African Americans actresses of all time. Throughout the history of Hollywood, movies have featured talented African American actresses and black actresses from all over the world. These great black actresses have starred in every genre of film from musicals, to dramas to comedies. Some of these black actresses have even won Academy Awards for their work. Who are some of the greatest African American actresses? Halle Berry made our list.