There are plenty of beautiful African-American actresses in Hollywood, so here is our list of the Top 10 hottest African-American actresses in Hollywood. Some are well-known for their film roles. Others are best-known for television. A few lucky stars have managed to be successful on both screens. Read on for a list of the ten hottest black actresses in Hollywood.
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10 Hottest African-American Actresses
10. Rutina Wesley
Rutina Wesley has ageless skin and a megawatt smile. Able to play both dramatic and comedic roles, this black actress has worked in television, film and stage acting. Her most notable work was the role of Tara Thornton in the HBO television series True Blood. Wesley is a graduate of both the University of Evansville and Julliard.
9. Joy Bryant
Tall and slender, Joy Bryant has worked as both an actress and model, most notably for Victoria’s Secret. She’s appeared in films, such as The Skeleton Key (2005) and Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005). To date, perhaps her best-known role is that of Jasmine Trussell on the television series Parenthood.
8. Sanaa Lathan
California-born Lathan is more than just a pretty face and a hot actress. She holds degrees from UC Berkley and Yale University. Sanaa Lathan has also had a successful stage career, having appeared in numerous Shakespeare plays.
7. Taraji P. Henson
Over the past several years, Ms. Henson’s star has risen rapidly. In 2016, the doe-eyed actress received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series-Drama for her role on Empire. Also in 2016, Henson starred in Hidden Figures, a film about African-American women who worked as mathematicians at NASA during the Space Race.
6. Zoe Saldana
Raised in New York, Saldana is of Dominican and Puerto Rican heritage. She’s worked as both a dancer and an actress. In one of her earlier roles she played a dancer in a ballet academy in the film Center Stage. (2000). From there, Saldana went on to star in multiple high-grossing films, such as Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) and Avatar (2009).
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5. Halle Berry
Ms. Berry, one of the best-known Hollywood actresses, has been around for several decades now. She’s starred in the famous X-Men film franchise, and she won an Oscar for Best Actress in 2002 for Monster’s Ball. Berry has been featured in advertising campaigns for Revlon cosmetics. Also known for her classic style, she’s often landed on lists of the best-dressed celebrities in Hollywood.
4. Gabrielle Union
Union began her film career in the 1990s in a series of teen movie comedies. Most recently, she has starred in films such as Think Like a Man (2012) and The Birth of a Nation (2016). Perhaps her most famous role to date is that of Mary Jane Paul in BET’s television series Being Mary Jane. In that role, she plays a successful journalist in Atlanta, GA who struggles with family relationships and finding Mr. Right.
3. Sharon Leal
Born in 1972 in Arizona, Sharron Leal is of both African-American and Filipino descent. She began her career on the daytime soap Guiding Light. Recently, she’s had roles in films, such as 1982 (2013) and Freedom (2014). Among her best physical features are her lovely brown eyes and slender figure.
2. Logan Browning
Perhaps one of the lesser-known African American actresses on this list, Browning was born in Atlanta in 1989. Browning’s perfect skin and infectious smile are sure to make her a mega-star someday. She has already earned starring roles in television series such as Meet the Browns and Hit the Floor. With a few more years of acting experience, this hot actress can only get hotter.
1. Kerry Washington
Washington has had several feature film roles over the years in such popular films as Save the Last Dance (2001) and The Last King of Scotland (2006). However, in 2012 she became a household name when she began starring in the television series, Scandal. In the role of Olivia Pope, Washington shines as a polished, perfectly coifed crisis manager. Her success in the role has earned her numerous award nominations. She won an NAACP Image Award in 2013. Washington, who is one of the best-dressed Hollywood actresses, also boasts flawless skin and a supple, pouty mouth.
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