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10 Most Successful African-American Actresses in Hollywood

/ June 14, 2015

Success can be measured in wealth, accolades, relationships, possessions, happiness, and career just to name a few. But we think these actresses found a way to have it all! Do you think there’s anyone we missed?

10. Zoe Saldana

Zoe is a dancer and actress with a body to die for. She made her film debut in “Center Stage” in 2000. Since then, she’s moved on to box office hits like “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” and “Star Trek”. She was chosen as one of People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the World in 2007. Saldana is the only actress to have had three movies in the box office top 20 for three consecutive weeks, the movies being “Avatar”, “Death at a Funeral” and “The Losers.”

Zoe Saldana

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9. Taraji P. Henson

She is known for her roles as Yvette in “Baby Boy,” Shug in “Hustle & Flow,” and Queenie in 2008’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She is known on the small screen for her role on the CBS series “Person of Interest”. She is currently starring in the  FOX television series Empire.

Taraji P. Henson

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