The Best Actors from Entertainment to Movies & Television

by deonflood12 | created - 03 Apr 2011 | updated - 30 Jun 2011 | Public

1. LeVar Burton

Actor | Star Trek: Generations

LeVar Burton was born on February 16, 1957 in Landstuhl, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany as Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. He is an actor and director, known for Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and Star Trek: Insurrection (1998). He has been married to Stephanie ...

LeVar Burton was born in Landstuhl, West Germany. He played the role of Roots, character by Kunta Kinte, he was reading several of books and shows children how to read, in television series on PBS, called "Reading Rainbow". And also, LeVar Burton was reading science fiction literature book who uppercome to Star Trek, he played by lieutenant commander Geordi LaForge, in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Several later, he married by makeup artist Stephanie Cozart Burton. His TV career about so many years along ago. He was a producer and hosting on PBS in 26 years on children's daytime series.

2. Mykelti Williamson

Actor | Forrest Gump

Perhaps best remembered for his touching performance as "Bubba" opposite Tom Hanks in the Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump (1994), Mykelti Williamson is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, who has been steadily honing his craft since he first began acting professionally at the age ...

3. Jesse Metcalfe

Actor | Desperate Housewives

Jesse Eden Metcalfe was born in Carmel Valley, California, to Nancy (DeMaio) and Jeff Metcalfe. He has Italian, Portuguese, English, French, and Irish ancestry. He was raised in Southeastern Connecticut. Metcalfe attended the Williams School, a private high school in New London, Connecticut. He ...

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4. Dulé Hill

Actor | Psych

Dulé Hill (whose first name is pronounced due-LAY) was born in East Brunswick, New Jersey; raised in Sayreville; and is the younger of two sons born to his Jamaican parents. His father is an entrepreneur and his mother is an educator. He began attending Marie Wildey School of Dance in East Orange, ...

5. Sterling K. Brown

Actor | Black Panther

Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown stars in NBC's Emmy and Golden Globe nominated drama series THIS IS US. For his role as Randall Pearson, Brown won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as well as a Golden Globe, becoming the first African American actor to win his ...

6. Alimi Ballard

Actor | Fast Five

Alimi ("Ali - Me") can be seen as Dr. Robert Dubois on the acclaimed original drama series QUEEN SUGAR from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

Ballard recently dazzled on the screen as the ...

7. Ransford Doherty

Actor | Shameless

Ransford Doherty is a native of Washington, DC. He is a fraternal twin and has an older sister. He first got bitten by the acting bug when he attended C.D. Hylton High School in Dale City, VA. Julie Clarke, head of the Drama Dept., gave him the push to get on stage. Then, at Longwood College, Pam ...

8. Don Cheadle

Actor | Crash

Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in...

9. Omar Epps

Actor | House M.D.

Omar Epps is an American actor, starring on the ABC drama Resurrection (2014).

Epps was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised by his mother, Bonnie Maria Epps, an elementary school principal. No stranger to the big screen, Epps has appeared in lead roles in feature films, including Paramount's ...

10. Taye Diggs

Actor | Chicago

Taye Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey, and was raised in Rochester, New York. He is the son of Marcia (Berry), a teacher and actress, and Andre Young, a visual artist. When he was a child, his mother married Jeffries Diggs, whose surname Taye took. He received a BFA degree in musical theater ...

11. Blair Underwood

Actor | Deep Impact

A true multi-hyphenate, Blair Underwood is enjoying success in film, television and theatre, as an actor, director and producer. Underwood recently returned to Broadway starring opposite David Alan Grier in the Pulitzer Prize winning drama "A Solider's Play" for director Kenny Leon and the ...

12. Ben Vereen

Actor | All That Jazz

Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. "The theater was my first training ground. It taught me...

13. Allen Payne

Actor | New Jack City

Allen Payne was born on July 7, 1968 in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for New Jack City (1991), The Perfect Storm (2000) and Vampire in Brooklyn (1995).

14. Lance Gross

Actor | House of Payne

Lance Gross was born on July 8, 1981 in Oakland, California, USA as Lance Darnell Gross. He is an actor and producer, known for House of Payne (2006), Sleepy Hollow (2013) and Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013). He has been married to Rebecca Jefferson since May 23, 2015. They ...

15. Kevin Daniels

Actor | Why Women Kill

Kevin Daniels was born on December 9, 1976 in San Diego, California, USA as Kevin Dwight Daniels Jr. He is an actor, known for Why Women Kill (2019), Atypical (2017) and Sirens (2014).

16. Adrian Lester

Actor | The Day After Tomorrow

Adrian Lester OBE was born on August 14, 1968 in Birmingham, England as Adrian Anthony Lester. He is a multi award winning actor and director, known for seven seasons of the hit TV show Hustle (2004), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and Primary Colors (1998) and his extensive classical work in the ...

17. Miguel A. Núñez Jr.

Actor | The Return of the Living Dead

Miguel A. Núñez Jr. was born on August 11, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Return of the Living Dead (1985), Street Fighter (1994) and Scooby-Doo (2002). He has been married to Yulanda Simon since 1994. They have two children.

18. Wesley Snipes

Actor | Blade

Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Marian (Long), a teacher's assistant, and SMSGT Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that dance and the theatre were to be his career. He attended ...

19. Paul Taylor

Actor | Christmas with the Kranks

Originally from Columbia, Missouri Paul attended Northeast Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Following college, Taylor spent time in Los Angeles acting primarily in primetime episodic and sitcom television. During which time, he used his college athletics ...

20. Tobias Truvillion

Actor | Brooklyn's Finest

Tobias Truvillion was born on October 1, 1975 in Flushing, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Brooklyn's Finest (2009), One Life to Live (1968) and Hitch (2005).

21. Denzel Washington

Actor | Fences

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at ...

22. William Allen Young

Actor | District 9

William Allen Young was born on January 24, 1954 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is an actor and director, known for District 9 (2009), Lock Up (1989) and Jagged Edge (1985). He has been married to Helen Patrice Moore since November 8, 1986. They have two children.

23. David Oyelowo

Actor | Selma

David Oyelowo also known as 'David O', is a classically trained stage actor who has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and received the "Scholarship for Excellence" from Nicholas Hytner in 1998.

David ...

24. Derek Luke

Actor | Antwone Fisher

Derek Luke was born on April 24, 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Antwone Fisher (2002), Glory Road (2006) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). He has been married to Sophia Adella Luke since 1998. They have one child.

25. Rob Brown

Actor | Finding Forrester

Rob Brown was born in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn, New York. A natural who never studied acting and who had no professional acting experience, made his acting and motion picture debut in Finding Forrester (2000). Rob celebrated his 16th birthday just before the start of production. He is a ...

26. Lamman Rucker

Actor | Why Did I Get Married?

Born in Pittsburgh, his mother had a dance company (the Pittsburgh Black Theater Dance Ensemble) and his father was a drummer, so entertaining is in his blood. His first acting role was as Martin Luther King in the 4th grade. He was in the drama club in 7th grade and then attended high school at ...

27. Mekhi Phifer

Actor | ER

Mekhi Phifer was born in Harlem, Manhattan, and was raised by his mother, Rhoda, a high school teacher. Phifer's acting career began when he auditioned at an open casting call for director Spike Lee's Clockers (1995) and was selected for the leading role. Working alongside Harvey Keitel and Delroy ...

28. Victor Togunde

Actor | Crimson Tide

Victor Togunde was born on January 31, 1975 in Kentucky, USA as Victor Oluse Adeniyi Togunde. He is an actor, known for Crimson Tide (1995), Hollywood Homicide (2003) and Can't Hardly Wait (1998).

29. Elijah Kelley

Actor | Hairspray

Elijah Kelley was born on August 1, 1986 in LaGrange, Georgia, USA. He is an actor, known for Hairspray (2007), Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) and Strange Magic (2015).

30. Malik Yoba

Actor | Cool Runnings

Malik Yoba was born on September 17, 1967 in Bronx, New York, USA as Abdul-Malik Yoba. He is an actor and writer, known for Cool Runnings (1993), New York Undercover (1994) and Cop Land (1997). He has been married to Cat Wilson since December 21, 2003. He was previously married to Trisha Mann.

31. Phill Lewis

Actor | Heathers

Phill Lewis was born on February 14, 1968 in Uganda as Phillip David Lewis. He is an actor and director, known for Heathers (1989), City Slickers (1991) and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005). He is married to Meagn Benton. They have two children.

32. Walter Jones

Actor | Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Walter is an actor, dancer and singer. Walter is internationally known for his creation of the character Zack The Black Ranger from the Children's Action Adventure Phenomenon Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993). He has been featured as a series regular or guest star in over 150 episodes of various ...

33. Mykel Shannon Jenkins

Actor | Undisputed III: Redemption

Mykel Shannon Jenkins, born in Biloxi, Mississippi, to an officer in the United States Air Force, traveled with his family across the United States. With his parents and two siblings, Mykel finally settled in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he graduated from Bonnabel High School and, thereafter, ...

34. Sean Blakemore

Actor | The Quad

Sean Blakemore is an actor, known for The Quad (2017), Bosch (2014) and American Crime (2015). He has been married to Nadyia Jones since June 19, 2010. They have one child.

35. Kevin Duhaney

Actor | Four Brothers

Kevin Duhaney was born on June 2, 1984 in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for Four Brothers (2005), Half Baked (1998) and Honey (2003).

36. Selwyn Ward

Actor | Power Rangers Lost Galaxy

Selwyn Ward was born on June 13, 1977 in Kokomo, Indiana, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (1999), Power Rangers Turbo (1997) and Power Rangers in Space (1998).

37. Firass Dirani

Actor | Escape and Evasion

Firass Dirani was born in Blacktown in New South Wales, Australia on April 29, 1984. He began studying acting in 2001 at the Actors College of Theatre and Television (ACTT) and in 2014 moved to New York City where he studied at the Atlantic Theater Company. In 2010, Firass was awarded two Golden ...

38. Ernie Hudson

Actor | Ghostbusters

As a child growing up in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Ernie Hudson wrote short stories, poems and songs, always thinking that his words might one day come to life on stage. After a short stint in the Marine Corps, he moved to Detroit where he became the resident playwright at Concept East, the oldest ...

39. Carl Gilliard

Actor | Inception

Thesp. Producer. Director. All ARE multi-hyphenate Carl Gilliard. A Graduate of Michigan State University, and a native of Detroit, Michigan, by way of Chicago, Illinois, his Film & Television credits are numerous. They include "Inception", "Red Eye", "Coach Carter", "The Mannsfield 12", "House MD"...

40. Arnold Pinnock

Actor | The Incredible Hulk

Arnold Pinnock was born on December 10, 1967 in Birmingham, England. He is known for his work on The Incredible Hulk (2008), Exit Wounds (2001) and Lars and the Real Girl (2007).

41. Keith Robinson

Actor | Dreamgirls

Keith Robinson was born in Kentucky and grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. He later moved to Augusta and graduated from Lakeside High School. He attended the University of Georgia and, while there, signed a recording contract with Motown Records, but that label never issued any of his material.

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42. Reggie Rolle

Actor | Power Rangers Lost Galaxy

Born Reginald Larentes Rolle in St. Paul, Minnesota, entertainment is in Reggie's namesake; his middle name, inspired by legendary director Dino de Laurentiis, foreshadowed his future in the industry. After attending the University of Minnesota, where he studied marketing and theater, Reggie moved ...

43. Alton Williams II

Self | Love Lounge

Alton Williams II was born on September 18, 1979 in the USA as Alton Lewis Williams.

44. Tyrie Ballard

Self | The Real World

Tyrie Ballard was born on December 7, 1982 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.



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