Bossip celebrates Black women in film! Sponsored by ‘The Call‘ In theaters March 15
Bossip Highlights Strong African American Women In Film
What’s a good movie without a strong actress as the lead? Talented, beautiful and all too often overlooked, these ladies listed are the very best and boldest black actresses in Hollywood.
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A respected actress of the stage, screen, and television, Angela Bassett has been one of the few African-American actresses to break Hollywood’s color boundary. She has specialized in playing strong women familiar with adversity and has worked in genres from “chick flick” Waiting to Exhale to biography What’s Love Got to Do with It?
Pam Grier is a strong actress who is just as well-known for her appearances in blockbuster films like Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown,” as she is for her bold fashion sense.
Raven-Symoné is one of Hollywood’s most powerful and talented young stars. Raven-Symoné, is best known for her role in the Emmy nominated comedy series “That’s So Raven” for the Disney Channel and The Cosby Show.
Talented musician and actress Queen Latifah is a true strog African American woman film. Her debut album All Hail to the Queen sold more than 1 million copies, and the single “U.N.I.T.Y” earned Latifah her first Grammy Award. Latifah has also garnered acclaim for acting; she earned her first Oscar nomination (best supporting actress) for her performance in the blockbuster musical Chicago.
Nia Long is an exceptional actress and devoted philanthropist. This three-time NAACP winner’s career spans genre and audience. Long’s success has afforded her the opportunity to give back to the communities that have long appreciated her work.
Halle Berry is an American actress and former fashion model. Berry received an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, and an NAACP Image Award for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and won an Academy Award for Best Actress and was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2001 for her performance in Monster’s Ball, becoming the first and only woman of African American descent to have won the award for Best Actress.
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