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Here are the African Actresses Who Have Conquered Hollywood

African actresses are among the least seen on the big Hollywood movie scenes. However, they are not less talented than those who make the One of the big tabloids. Some have even burst the screen and are the object of all desires from the largest stables in Hollywood. We have selected 7 among them for this first part of our file.

Lupita Nyong’o

Cinema: These African actresses who conquered Hollywood (Part 1)

Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico, but from Kenyan parents. She therefore has dual nationality. Born March 1, 1983, she is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses today. She has been nominated 56 times and won 36, including the prestigious Oscar for best actress in a supporting role with the movie ” Twelve Years a Slave” on March 2, 2014. She also recently appeared in Black Panther, a film that has carded around the world.

Kandyse McClure

Cinema: These African actresses who conquered Hollywood (Part 1)

She would have liked to practice in medicine, but fate decided otherwise. Kandyse McClure, born March 22, 1980 in South Africa, arrived at the cinema unexpectedly. She has appeared in several films, the first of which is the role of “Store Clerk” in “Romeo must die”

Thandie Newton

Cinema: These African actresses who conquered Hollywood (Part 1)

Do you remember Nyah Nordhoff-Hall in “Mission Impossible II”. The actress who played this role is none other than Thandie Newton, whose real name is Thandiwe Nashita Newton. 46 years old today, the one born on November 6, 1972, of an English father and a Zimbabwean mother, is one of the African actresses who honor the continent in Hollywood.


Ella Thomas

Cinema: These African actresses who conquered Hollywood (Part 1)

With, among others, the roles of Heidi and Nadine Alcott in the television series “NCIS Special Investigations” and “The Miami Experts”, Ella Thomas perfectly combines television and cinema. Her roles as Lisa in “Clones” and Josephine Moliet in “Napoleon” are proof of this. In addition to acting, Ella Thomas is also a television producer and model. His mother is Eritrean and his father is American.

Megalyn Echikunwoke

Cinema: These African actresses who conquered Hollywood (Part 1)

Megalyn Echikunwoke, born in Spokane, Washington, is Nigerian by her father, when her mother has a triple nationality of English, German and Irish. The main role of Isabelle Tyler, the adult, in the film “The 4400” is one of the highlights of a career started at the age of 14 years.

Michelle Van Der Water

Cinema: These African actresses who conquered Hollywood (Part 1)

She was born in Cape Town, South Africa, to South African parents. The latter settled shortly after her birth in Australia where she began her career, first as a model, then actress when she moved to Los Angeles. “NCIS Los Angeles” and “Castle” and “Melrose Place” are some of the movies she has captivated television and film lovers.

Liya Kebede

Cinema: These African actresses who conquered Hollywood (Part 1)

Model, stylist, and maternal health advocate, Liya Kebede is also an excellent actress. She has appeared in The Best Offer, Desert Flower, Lord of War, Good Shepherd, and Samba. She has invested in humanitarian work and charities. Today a WHO goodwill ambassador, and head of a foundation, Liya Kebede is the first black woman to appear as Estée Lauder’s sweetheart and to march for the Chloé brand. She is of Ethiopian nationality, and is one of the most prominent African actresses in Hollywood cinema.


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