Top 10 Black Actresses Over 50 Rocking On

In no particular order these are the collection of the remarkable black actresses over 50 that has graced the movie and television industry.

Stacey Dash, Age 50

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Stacey Dash was born on January 20, 1967 in the Bronx, New York. Stacy knew that she love acting, and from a very early age began to start a professional career. She made regular appearances on The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and also St. Elsewhere. She also acted in the provocative thriller Illegal in Blue in 1995. Later that year Dash got her big break when was casted as Dionne in the hit comedy Clueless. She also continued the role in the UPN sitcom Clueless in 1996, which was based on the movie. The series aired for two years.

Halle Berry, Age 50

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Born on August 14, 1966, Halle Berry is among the highest paid starlets in Hollywood. She was a fashion model prior to her rise into acting and had actually joined a number of beauty contests.

Halle is also the first African-American woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, which she bagged for her work in the 2001 film Monster’s Ball. She initially gained acknowledgment for her characters in the 1990s films Boomerang and The Flintstones, then went on to play Storm in the X-Men films and star in Swordfish, Die Another Day and Cloud Atlas.

Vanessa L. Williams, Age 53

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Born on March 18, 1963, Vanessa Lynn Williams is just one of one of the most respected and multi-faceted entertainers in entertainment industry today. She has done it all hitting the music charts, broadway, music video clips, tv and motion pictures. Her recording album sold millions around the world and she has accomplished top honor as an actress on stage, in film and tv.

Viola Davis, Age 51

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This actress was born on August 11, 1965. Davis made her mark on the screen with a small role as a nurse in The Substance of Fire in 1996. She also guest starred in numerous TV programs and films, and she landed the role of Nurse Lynnette Peeler in City of Angels in 2000. In 2001, Davis also appeared on Broadway in the play, ‘King Hedley II’, for which she bagged a Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play.

Robin Givens, Age 52

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This actress was born on November 27, 1964. Robin’s initial acting career began in 1985 when she appeared on The Cosby Show. She also got a role in Different Strokes along with Beverly Hills Madam. This was then followed by another comedy, Sparks. It aired for two seasons in UPN. One year later, Givens also took up the challenge to be the host of the talk show Forgive or Forget. She additionally had recurring roles on Chuck, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, as well as The Game. In 2007, this actress launched her autobiography Grace Will Lead Me Home. She was also married to former heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson.

Vivica A. Fox, Age 53

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Born on July 30, 1964, Fox made her first major appearance in the blockbuster hit film, Independence Day in 1996. She played as Will Smith’s lover, Jasmine Hiller. The direct exposure led her to land other roles in films like Booty Call, Batman & Robin, Soul Food and Why Do Fools Fall In Love. During these years she was additionally racking up tv credits, showing up in a number of sitcoms like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Family Matters, and Living Single, and a number of regular gigs on shows like The Bill Bellamy Show, Arsenio and Getting Personal, for which she was nominated by the NAACP for best actress in a comedy series.

Angela Bassett, Age 58

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Born on August 16, 1958, Bassett first started in small roles on The Cosby Show in 1984 and Spenser: For Hire in 1985. However, it was not up until 1990 that these shows brought her into the spotlight. Her most well known role, however, was playing Tina Turner in 1993. Amazingly, she had never ever seen Tina perform before taking up this role in What’s Love Got to Do With It. Bassett’s outstanding performance earned her an Academy Award nomination and a Golded Globe Award for Best Actress.

LisaRaye McCoy, Age 50

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Born on September 23, 1966, McCoy first earned her spotlight from her role in The Players Club in 1998. She acted as well in The Proud Family Movie. She was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2007.

Theresa Randle, Age 52

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Born on December 27, 1964 in Los Angeles, Theresa Randle started her performing interest by studying all types of dances; traditional, contemporary and jazz. She also went into comedy. She entered Beverly Hills High School, with a special program for the remarkably talented. At the end of university she gained her initial function at the Los Angeles Central city Cultural Center and was seen in many commercials.

Victoria Rowell, Age 57

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Born on Could 10, 1959, Victoria Rowell rose to fame in TV, where she’s starred as Drucilla Winters on the popular soap opera The Young and the Restless and as Dr. Amanda Bentley on Diagnosis: Murder. But prior to taking on acting, Rowell was a ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre II and a successful print and runway model.

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