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Hollywood stars you didn’t know were African

Hollywood stars you didn’t know were African

You probably didn’t know these Hollywood stars trace their origins to the continent. Not only are they fierce and high achievers they have broken frontiers in the entertainment industry and we couldn’t be more proud. First on our list is the phenomenal actress:


Hollywood stars you didn’t know were African

Following her phenomenal act in the “12 years a slave” which featured the proficient Chiwetalu Ejiofor as the male lead, the actress has gone on to feature in other ground breaking movies to include the recent Marvel’s “ Black Panther” among others.



This Nigerian star is one of the fastest growing stars in Hollywood. Having several nominations and international awards for his roles in numerous blockbuster movies half of a yellow sun, twelve years a slave, love actually etc.


Hollywood stars you didn’t know were African

Having roots in Zimbabwe, the Iowa born actress, known for her fierce demeanor in roles has featured in a good number of amazing movies and TV series including movies like the walking dead, black panther, avengers, all eyes on me and many more.


Hollywood stars you didn’t know were African

The South African born A-list star, recipient of several awards, activist and philanthropist, the phenomenal actress has broken grounds with her top notch skills and commitment to excellent delivery. Movies like snow white and the huntsman, the fate of the furious, mad max, Atomic blonde, Tully, and many more have been credited to her prowess. We are truly in awe of her.


The actor with roots in Kenya has featured in many Hollywood top chart movies including twilight, X – men first class, into the badlands, blacklist etc born in Nairobi Kenya, the actor has gone on to be nominated a couple of times for his top notch skills in television and drama.


Hollywood star you didn't know where African

Born in Benin Republic in 1964, the actor made his debut in film through a role in ‘without you I’m Nothing’ over time, the actor has featured in several roles including Lara craft Tomb raider, gladiator, ER, Fast and Furious among others.


Born to Yoruba parents, the actor has roots in Nigeria His popular films include Bourne Identity, The mummy returns, the rise of Cobra, the Samurai, Thor (the dark world) Pompeii among others.

We love and are proud of these African acts, doing amazing things around the globe, we hope to see them grace our screens even more in the coming years.

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