Top 10 Popular Hollywood Actresses Who Are From Africa

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:

Lupita Nyong’o

Top 10 Popular Hollywood Actresses Who Are From Africa

She is the hottest overall actress in Hollywood at the moment following her groundbreaking support role in Twelve Years a Slave which features Chiwetelu Ejiofor in the main role. Lupita is the daughter of a prominent Kenyan politician and Senator Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o. She was born while her parents were politically exiled in Mexico.

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.

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