Black Actresses: Leading and Supporting Women

Keeping track of talented Black actresses is a tough task... there are so many of them! Test your knowledge of leading ladies and supporting women with this quiz.

1. She won a 1987 Tony Award for her role in Fences, but also appeared in The Matrix Revolutions, and Malcolm X:

Vanessa Bell Calloway
Loretta Devine
Mary Alice
Telma Hopkins

2. Best known for super-sexy 70's hits like Black Mama, White Mama, Foxy Brown and Coffy, she plays "Jackie Brown" in 2002

Pam Grier
Michelle Hurd
Debbie Allen
Regina Taylor

3. Which movie earned actress/model Halle Berry an Academy Award for Best Actress?

Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Monster's Ball

4. This 2-time NAACP Image Award winner for her role in Lackawanna Blues, also won a 2006 Golden Globe for the same role:

Carmen Ejogo
S. Epatha Merkerson
Kimberly Elise
Robin Givens

5. This Grammy winner received an Academy Award nomination for Chicago and just finished a book for girls entitled "Queen of the Scene":

Eve Jeffers
Mya Harrison
Queen Latifah
Janet Jackson

6. In which of the following movies did actress Tamala Jones appear:

The Brothers and Two Can Play That Game
Coming To America and Mission Impossible
True Lies and Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Any Given Sunday and Daddy Daycare

7. This Emmy winning actress appeared in Brown Sugar, Love and Basketball, and currently stars in ABC's "Desperate Housewives"

Lynn Whitfield
Alfre Woodard
Renee Jones
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney

8. She majored in theatre at the Baltimore School for the Arts and starred opposite Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor

Jada Pinkett-Smith
Janet Jackson
Tatyana Ali
Reagan Gomez-Preston

9. Actress Nia Long won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress on "Third Watch" and appeared in this 2000 movie and its 2006 sequel:

Boiler Room and Boiler Room 2
Traffic and Traffic 2
Crossroads and Crossroads 2
Big Momma's House and Big Momma's House 2

10. This 1985 movie was based on a Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker and featured Best Actress nominee Whoopi Goldberg as "Celie":

Waiting To Exhale
The Color Purple
School Daze

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