It is easy to watch the movies and see someone that we love on the screen either with a black skin or white skin and not even know that we share the same nationality with them. There are some Hollywood stars that have been able to carve a niche for themselves in the number one movie industry of the world as Africans, see some of them for yourself!
He is one of the biggest black actors in Hollywood today having played roles on box office hits like “Avatar,” “Spartacus,” “300,” “The Incredible Hulk” but we bet most of you didn’t know that he actually roots from Ghana before relocating abroad and later went on to become a film star.
Born in England to Nigerian parents, he starred in many classic Hollywood movies like “12 Years A Slave,” “The Martian,” “Z For Zachariah,” with the latest being “Triple 9.” How cool can this dude be?
Hollywood actress Charlize Theron is known for her roles in blockbuster movies like “The Devil’s Advocate,” “North Country,” “Prometheus,” “Monster,” among many others but many of her fans do not know that she is actually South African born and grew up in South Africa with her first language being Afrikaans.
Idris Elba might have lived most of his life in England but the fact remains that his father is from Sierra Leone while his mother is from Ghana. He starred in the highly acclaimed movie “Beasts of No Nation,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Luther,” to mention but a few.
He used to be a model before quitting the runways to act in “Gladiator,” “Furious 7,” “Blood Diamond” among some other blockbuster releases.While we love his incredible acting skills, we just need to take a moment to remind you that he was born in Cotonu, Benin.
Although this star actress holds a British citizenship, her father is actually from Nigeria while her mother is Jewish. She has starred in movies such as “Hotel Rwanda,” “After Earth,” “The Secret Life Of Bees,” “Sinbad,” among a host of many others and was actually conferred with an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2010 by Queen Elizabeth.