African actresses have been successfully following the footsteps of their brothers by gracing the enviable Hollywood stage in a big way. A few of them have even gone as far as being nominated for the Oscars and winning other movie and television awards. Below is a list of some of the names that have been making waves in the American movie industry:
She has spent most of her life between Mexico, Kenya and the U.S. A graduate of Yale School of Drama, her previous acts include roles in The Constant Gardener, The Namesake, and MNet TV series Shuga. Her debut role in 12 Years a Slave has seen her win the 2013 New Hollywood Award. She was born in 1983.