People of Colour

by fatimahassan | created - 21 Apr 2017 | updated - 21 Apr 2017 | Public

Too many white people in lists time to spread some beautiful people of colour

1. Alfred Enoch

Actor | Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Alfred Lewis Enoch was born December 2, 1988 in Westminster, London, England, the son of English actor William Russell (William Russell Enoch) and Brazilian doctor Etheline Margareth Lewis. He is an actor, known for his role as Dean Thomas in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) (2001), ...

2. Zendaya

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Zendaya (which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona) is an American actress and singer born in Oakland, California. She began her career appearing as a child model working for Macy's, Mervyns and Old Navy. She was a backup dancer before gaining prominence for her role as Rocky Blue on ...

3. Amandla Stenberg

Actress | The Hate U Give

Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power," Amandla was born in Los Angeles, California, to Karen Brailsford, a writer, and Tom Stenberg, a businessman. Her mother is African-American and her father is Danish (and of part Inuit-Greenlandic ancestry).

In the summer and fall of 2010, she shot her ...

4. Riz Ahmed

Actor | Nightcrawler

Riz Ahmed (born 1 December 1982), also known by his stage name Riz MC and birth name Rizwan Ahmed, is a British Pakistani actor, rapper, and activist. As an actor, he has won one Emmy Award, out of two Emmy nominations, and was also nominated for a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, and three...

5. Oscar Isaac

Actor | Ex Machina

Oscar Isaac was born Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada in Guatemala, to a Guatemalan mother, María Eugenia, and a Cuban father, Oscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano, a pulmonologist. Oscar was raised in Miami, Florida. Before he became an actor, he played lead guitar and sang vocals in his band the Blinking ...

6. John Boyega

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

John Boyega is a British actor, known for playing Finn in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015). Boyega rose to prominence in his native United Kingdom for his role of Moses in the 2011 sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block (2011), before attaining international recognition for his work ...

7. Jaden Smith

Actor | The Karate Kid

Jaden Smith is a movie actor, known for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Karate Kid (2010) and After Earth (2013). In addition to being an actor he is also a dancer, songwriter and rapper who won an MTV award for his performance in The Pursuit of Happyness. He co-starred with his father Will ...

8. Justice Smith

Actor | Paper Towns

Justice Smith was born on August 9, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Justice Elio Smith. He is an actor, known for Paper Towns (2015), The Get Down (2016) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018).

9. Ryan Potter

Actor | Big Hero 6

Ryan Potter is an actor, director, martial artist, and photographer. Ryan, though born in the United States, was raised in Tokyo until the age of seven.

Ryan got his start as the lead, "Mike Fukanaga" in Nickelodeon's "Supah Ninjas," (2011-2013) working with the legendary, George Takei, who played ...

10. Tyler Posey

Actor | Teen Wolf

Tyler was born in Santa Monica, California, and lives in the Los Angeles area with his two dogs. He is the son of Cyndi Garcia (1959-2014) and actor/writer John Posey. He is of Mexican (mother) and British Isles (father) descent. Tyler developed an early interest in the arts, and began his acting ...

11. Harry Shum Jr.

Actor | Crazy Rich Asians

Harry Shum Jr. was born on April 28, 1982 in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica. He is an actor, known for Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Shadowhunters (2016) and Glee (2009). He has been married to Shelby Rabara since November 22, 2015. They have one child.

12. Ki Hong Lee

Actor | The Maze Runner

Ki Hong Lee is an actor and writer, known for The Maze Runner (2014), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) and Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018). He has been married to Ha Young Choi since March 7, 2015.

13. Cody Christian

Actor | Surrogates

Cody Allen Christian is an American actor. He is best known for his recurring role as Mike Montgomery in the series "Pretty Little Liars". His other credits include "Back to You", "True Blood" and "Grey's Anatomy". He also appeared in the 2011 film "Kill the Irishman". Now he is starring in the ...

Half Native American

14. Tina Desai

Actress | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Tena Desae is a model turned actress who debuted in Bollywood with Yeh Faasley (2011) and made her Hollywood debut almost a year later with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011). Desae appeared on television for the first time in the Netflix television series Sense8 (2015), which follows the story ...

15. Froy Gutierrez

Actor | Teen Wolf

Froy Gutierrez was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He goes to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts where he studies theatre. After an agent saw him in a local play, he began submitting audition tapes in the summer of 2015. He is best known for his role as Charlie on...

16. Doona Bae

Actress | Cloud Atlas

Doona Bae was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her mother, Hwa-Young Kim, is a stage actress. Bae started out as a model. She soon moved to T.V. and movies, and it proved the right move. Her first movie was The Ring Virus (1999). Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) (aka "Barking Dogs Never Bite") and Take ...

17. K.J. Apa

Actor | Riverdale

K.J. Apa was born on June 16, 1997 in Auckland, New Zealand as Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa. He is an actor, known for Riverdale (2017), The Last Summer (2019) and The Hate U Give (2018).

18. Camila Mendes

Actress | Riverdale

Camila Mendes stars as Veronica Lodge, in the Berlanti Productions drama series for The CW, "Riverdale", which is in its third season.

A native of Plantation, Florida, Camila booked her role on "Riverdale" while still a student at New York University's Tisch School of Arts. She graduated in May of ...

19. Ross Butler

Actor | Shazam!

Ross Fleming Butler was born in Singapore, and was raised in the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area. He attended Ohio State University studying Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering, but decided to drop out after one year after discovering he had no passion or interest in that field of study. ...

20. Ashleigh Murray

Actress | Riverdale

Ashleigh Murray portrays Josie McCoy in the CW's new teen drama Riverdale. Ashleigh was born in Kansas City, MO. In the 5th grade, she went to Oakland, California, to live with her aunt for 2 years, where Murray enjoyed studying piano, jazz and hip-hop. After graduating high school back in Kansas ...

21. Asha Bromfield

Actress | Riverdale

Asha Bromfield is an actress, singer and writer. With an extensive musical theatre background, Asha is most notably recognized for her work in NBC's Full Out and Nickelodeon's Max and Shred. Asha will star as Melody Jones, a legendary member of the Josie and the Pussycats in CW's Riverdale, based ...

22. Troian Bellisario

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Troian Bellisario, daughter of producers Donald P. Bellisario and Deborah Pratt, made her film debut at the age of 3 in Last Rites (1988). She made several TV and movie appearances in her teens (most of the TV appearances were in shows produced by her father) before attending the University of ...

23. Shay Mitchell

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Shay Mitchell (born Shannon Ashley Mitchell; April 10, 1987) is a Canadian actress, model, entrepreneur and author. She rose to prominence starring as Emily Fields in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars (2010) (2010-2017).

She was born in Mississauga, Ontario, the daughter of Precious Garcia and...

24. Wentworth Miller

Actor | Prison Break

Wentworth Miller is a compelling and critically acclaimed actor whose credits span both television and feature film.

Wentworth Earl Miller III was born June 2, 1972 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, to American parents, Joy Marie (Palm), a special education teacher, and Wentworth Earl Miller...

25. Janel Parrish

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Janel Parrish is an American actress and singer who portrayed Mona Vanderwaal in Pretty Little Liars (2010).

She was born Janel Meilani Parrish on October 30, 1988 in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, to parents Joanne (Mew) and Mark Phillip Parrish. Her mother is of Chinese descent and her father is ...

26. Arden Cho

Actress | Teen Wolf

Arden Cho was born on August 16, 1985 in Amarillo, Texas, USA as Arden Lim Cho. She is an actress and producer, known for Teen Wolf (2011), Chicago Med (2015) and The Honor List (2018).

27. Bianca Lawson

Actress | Save the Last Dance

Bianca Lawson was born on March 20, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Bianca Jasmine Lawson. She is an actress and producer, known for Save the Last Dance (2001), The Feast of All Saints (2001) and Rogue (2013).



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