It has been a long time since the world of entertainment has given us films, TV shows, plays, and theaters. While the world was once dominated by men, it has now evolved with the passage of time. The entertainment industry has now given us quite a few ladies and other marginal groups of society. This is the new era for the entertainment industry and women seemed to have upped their game. They are showing us all that they are also equally talented as the men. With this being said, today we decided to introduce you to some of the well-known and top black actresses under 30.
Hollywood particularly is becoming a factory that is producing a wide number of stars these days. With streaming platforms like Amazon Prime and Netflix, these talented actors and actresses are displaying their acting skills in full. This list of rising stars includes black actors and black actresses as well. The list of black actresses under 30 that we are offering include some names that have been showing up on big and small screens since childhood.
China Anne McClain
First up on our list of black actresses under 30is China Anne McClain; an American black actress slash singer. She was born back on 25th August 1998 in the city of Decatur, Georgia, USA. This 22 years old lady started her career with the role of Alexis when she was 7 years old for the film ”The Gospel.
For her the breakthrough role was in 2007 when she got a chance to star in the funny TV Series titled “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”. Other than this, McClain has also made appearance in many great films like the following.
- grown Ups
- Daddy’s Little Girl
- Ant Farm
- Black Lightning
- Descendants 2 & 3
With her amazing skills, McClain has also managed to win several prestigious film awards such as the following.
- NAMIC Vision Awards’ Best Performance Actress of Comedy
- nomination for Teen Icon Awards
- NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance by a Youth
Another one of the top black actresses under 30 is Kiersey Nicole Clemons. She was born back on 17th December 1993 in the city of Pensacola, Florida, USA. Kiersey Nicole Clemons is by profession an actress, producer, and a singer who is better known for her role in 20915’sfilm “Dope. Other than this, Kiersey Nicole Clemons has starred in many films like Flatliners, Hearts, Beat Loud, Sweetheart, Scoob! , and Neighbors 2.
her skills were not left unrewarded by the film industry as she has won many awards such as 2017’s Hamptons International Film Festival’s Variety 10 Actors to Watch, 2015’s The Black Reel Awards’ Best Breakthrough Performance, and 2019’s Fantastic Fest’s Best Actress.
Marsai Martin is the artist who is well known for her role in the famous comedy series “Black-ish”. She was born back on 14th August 2004 in Texas City Plano. Other than acting, she has also worked as an executive producer for a 2019 film titled Little. Her other film appearance include An American Girl Story, Lemonade Mafia, Nina, and Fun Mom Dinner.
For her role in the series Black-ish, she has won several of the following awards.
- Young Entertainer Awards’ Best Leading Young Actress 12 & Under
- Kidscreen Awards’ Best Acting
- Young Artist Awards’ Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress
- NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Lovie Simone Oppong
Lovie Simone Oppong is the girl from The Bronx, New York City, USA. Lovie Simone Oppong is best known for her role in Oprah Winfrey’s drama series titled Greenleaf, in that series, she played the role of Zora Greenleaf. Other than this, Lovie Simone Oppong has participated in many other well-known movies and TV shows. Some of these movies and TV shows include Orange is the New Black, Blue Bloods, Social Distance, Selah & Spades, All Rise, and Share.
Next up on the list for top black actresses under 30 is Raven Shamira Goodwin. Now 28 years old Raven Shamira Goodwin took start of her acting career back when she was a mere 9 years old. This actress from Washington was born back on 24th June, 1992 and has been a big part of 90s kids’ lives. She has made appearance in many of the beloved 90s films and TV series. Some of these are as follows.
- Phat Girlz
- Lovely & Amazing
- All About US
- My Genie
- Malcolm in the Middle
- 30 Rock
- Being Mary Jane
- The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of the Gospel
- The Station Agent
Another great back actress under 30 is Yara Sayeh Shahidi. This actress hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and is not only an actress but also an activist. Yara Sayeh Shahidi got her fame after appearing on the comedy series Black-ish and its spinoff series Grown-ish. As for her other works, they include names like Butter, Alex Cross, Unthinkable, The Sun Is Also a Star, and Salt.
Lexi Underwood is one of the black Disney princesses and since her debut back in 2013, she has made an appearance in a number of projects. She is only 17 years old but with her singing and acting talents, she has made a huge fan following. She made huge roars in the entertainment industry by acting in film Little Fires Everywhere.
Her performance in this project was labeled by the NY Times as excellent and the best description of her career. Other than this, another one of her fame-increasing roles was for the 2017 film “Will VS the Future.
Dominique Fishback; born on 22nd March 1991 is one of the best black actresses under 30.she was born in New York City and is best known for her role in the 2015 film “Show Me A Hero” in which she played role of Billie Rowan.
Dominique Fishback has also starred in many other following films.
- Project Power
- The Knick
- Night Comes On
- The Affair
- Random Acts of Flyness
- Royal Plains
- The Americans
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
Zendaya Coleman is a singer-slash actress who has other skills like being a child model and a backup dancer. She made her acting debut back in 2010 with Disney’s sitcom titled “Shake It up”. Back in 2013, Zendaya Coleman was also one of the contestants for the series “Dancing with the Stars”.
Zendaya Coleman released her first singles by the name “Watch Me” and “Swag it Out” back in 2011. Some of her well-known movie credits include titles like
- The Greatest Showman
- Duck Duck Goose
- Small foot
- Good Luck Charlie
- Spider Man Homecoming
- The OA
Last up on the list for top black actresses under 30 is Amandla Stenberg who was born back in 1998. Amandla Stenberg is best known as a singer and an actress and was featured in Time’s list for Most Influential Teens in 2015 & 2016. She made her debut with the 2011 film Colombiana. However, her breakthrough role was in 2012 when she starred in “The Hunger Games”. Some of her best movie credits include titles like
- As you Are
- Rio 2
- The Darkest Minds
- Where hands Touch