The top 10 African American movie actresses of 2015 are presented in no particular order and would have to have a non-TV movie released in 2015 as listed by IMDB. And it must be said that this was not an easy list to compile. We at African American Movie Site can relate to what Viola Davis said in her speech at the 2015 Emmy awards.
She said, “‘In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me, over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.’ That was Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. And let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”
But we celebrate all of our African American actresses that are doing the damn thing! And let’s continue to support our Queens. With no further ado our selection of the top 10 African American Movie Actresses of 2015 are:
1) Sanaa Lathan
2) Viola Davis
Viola Davis is fast becoming America’s sweetheart. With her win as the first African American actress to win an Emmy for outstanding actress in a drama series (we know, it’s hard to believe we’re still making firsts) she is etching her name in history. She stars in two movie releases in 2015. “Lila & Eve” with Jennifer “OMG” Lopez and “Blackhat”.
Keke Palmer is certainly not a little girl any more. She has grown to a beautiful young lady and we can’t wait to see more of her on screen. She starred in “Brotherly Love” to place her on this list.
4) Zoe Kravitz
5) Meagan Good
6) Angela Bassett
What’s love got to do with it? Everything when you’re talking about Angela Bassett. The lovely Miss Bassett has two 2015 movies to her credit. “Survivor” and “Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle”
7) Gloria Reuben
8) Robinne Lee
“Forgiveness” is nothing Robinne Lee has to ask for. With her talent and beauty we should be asking her for forgiveness for drooling. But “Forgiveness” is the movie she starred in and was released in 2015.
9) Carra Patterson
10) Vivica Fox
What can’t we say about Vivica Fox. She is the total package. Men have had crushes on her since her early days on “Out All Night”. Ask 50 Cent. Vivica plays in six movie releases in 2015. They are “4got10”, “Golden Shoes”, “6 Ways to Die”, “Assassin’s Game”, “Chocolate City” (definitely for the ladies), and “Cool Cat Saves the Kids” (children).