13 Most Successful African Actresses In Hollywood


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Michelle Van Der Water

The actress was born in Cape Town, South Africa. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Australia, in a small town an hour’s drive from Sydney. There, Michelle went to high school at Inaburra High School in Sutherland County, after which she graduated from the University of Wollongongong. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in creative arts in graphic design and new media.

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Before being an actress, she started modeling while taking acting classes in parallel. After taking drama lessons, she realized that her love for drama was much stronger.

It started in 2000 after moving to Los Angeles. She has appeared on a number of films taking short roles on various major films. One of the main roles was in the film “Minotaur” in the role of Queen Raphaella with Tony Todd and Tom Hardy. Other performances have taken place in works such as the renewal of the series “Melrose Place”, “Castle” and NCIS: Los Angeles.

Megalyn Echikunwoke

 

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Megalyn was born in Spokane, Washington, to an English, German and Irish mother and a Nigerian father. The actress was discovered very early and started playing at the age of fourteen. Her aptitude for the performing arts was discovered when she performed in a play at a summer camp.

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You may know her from “The 4400”, a television series in which she starred Isabelle Tyler, the adult. She also played a recurring role in the series “Raising The Bar” broadcast on TNT. She also performed roles on “Made In Jersey” “90210” “That’s The 70’s Show” by CBS and several others.

The actress has also made her voice heard on the political front by defending the causes in which she believes and by creating awareness. She made the headlines when she got in touch with the comedian Chris Rock. The two have been dating for some time with rumors of impending marriage making patrols on the Internet.


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