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Nas...
he Official Website for Sony Urban/Columbia Records Artist Nas.

Niecy Nash ...
Niecy is well-known for her role as no-nonsense Officer Raineesha Williams on the hilarious Comedy Central hit, “Reno 911!

Elise Neal...
American film and television actress.

Nelly...
Official site featuring news, photos, audio clips, biography, and tour information.

Haywood Nelson...
Actor best known for playing Dwayne Nelson on the television series What's Happening!!.

Sean Nelson ...
The Year That Trembled -- The Corner.

Toy Newkirk ...
The O.J. Simpson Story -- Nightmare On Elm Street 4 -- The Dream Master.

Thandie Newton ...
Shade -- The Truth About Charlie.

Denise Nicholas...
Primarily known for her roles on sitcoms and television and is also social activist who was involved in the American Civil Rights Movement.

Fayard Nicholas ...
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There -- Night at the Golden Eagle.

Harold Nicholas ...
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2002) -- It's Black Entertainment.

Nichelle Nichols...
Primarily known for her role as communications officer Lieutenant Uhura in the popular Star Trek television series.

Danielle Nicolet...
Danielle has had supporting roles on shows CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Stargate SG-1, Angel and The Bernie Mac Show.

Hayley Marie Norman...
African American actress and model.

Brandy Norwood ...
Osmosis Jones -- Celebrity Profile: Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Winston Ntshona ...
Tarzan and the Lost City.

Bill Nunn...
American actor who made his acting debut in the 1988 Spike Lee film School Daze.



Oyafunmike Ogunlano ...
Sankofa.

Patrice Oneal...
Comedian, actor and writer.




Ron O'Neal...
Most remembered for his starring role as Youngblood Priest in the blaxploitation film Superfly.

Stacy Oversier...
Invincible -- Guardian.



Judy Pace...
American actress.

Harrison Page...
American television and film actor.

LaWanda Page...
an American actress, perhaps best known for her portrayal of Aunt Esther in the 1970s sitcom Sanford and Son.

Keke Palmer...
Best known for playing the title role in the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee and as Mary in Jump In!.

Devika Parikh...
American actress of Indian and African-American descent.

Nicole Ari Parker ...
Brown Sugar -- Remember the Titans.

Sydney Park ...
Best known for playing the role of Sydney in That's So Raven and appearing on America's Got Talent.

Nicole Ari Parker...
African American actress, who was briefly a model.

Paula Jai Parker...
African American actress and comedian.

Gordon Parks ...
Solomon Northrup's Odyssey -- aka Half-Slave, Half-Free.

Taylor Parks...
Appeared as Elijah Kelley's little sister, Little Inez, in the 2007 musical film version of Hairspray.

Charles Parnell...
Best known for his portrayal of Police Chief Derek Frye on All My Children.

Peter Parros...
American actor and screenwriter.

Karyn Parsons...
Actress who is best known for her work as the dimwitted, self- centered Hilary Banks on the hit show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Tonye Patano...
Actress who is perhaps best known for her role as Heylia James on the show Weeds.

Rahsaan Patterson...
African-American singer and actor, best known for portraying "The Kid" on the popular 1980s television show Kids Incorporated.

Paula Patton...
Actress who is the wife of songwriter/singer Robin Thicke.

Marcus T. Paulk...
Actor best known for his role as Myles Mitchell in the UPN sitcom Moesha.

Allen Payne...
Film and television actor.

Carl Anthony Payne II...
Starred in the old Martin Lawrence show.

Jo Marie Payton...
Actress, who starred most notably as Harriette Winslow on the ABC sitcom, Family Matters.

Khary Payton...
Actor best known for voicing Cyborg in the Teen Titans animated series.

Felicia Pearson...
African American actress and rapper, known for her role on the HBO series The Wire as a character named after herself.

Melvin Van Peebles...
Actor, director, screenwriter, stock trader, ladies man, playwright and composer, and the father of actor and director Mario Van Peebles.

Jordan Peele...
Comic actor most notable for his membership in the recurring cast of comedians on sketch comedy series MADtv.

Holly Robinson Peete ...
Holly Robinson Peete official website.

Kelly Perine...
African-American television actor.

Harold Perrineau, Jr....
American actor, known for his role of Michael Dawson in the American television series Lost.

Felton Perry...
American actor known for his role as Inspector Early Smith in the 1973 movie Magnum Force.

Tyler Perry...
American playwright and actor.

Brock Peters...
Late African American actor probably best known for the role in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird.

Clarke Peters...
American actor, singer, and writer.

Peggy Pettitt...
African American actress, dancer, teacher, playwright and storyteller.

Chrystee Pharris...
Television and film actress.

Mekhi Phifer...
starring role as Greg Pratt on NBC's television program ER.

Joseph C. Phillips...
Played Martin Kendall on the NBC sitcom, The Cosby Show from 1989 to 1991.

Eva Marcille Pigford...
African-American fashion model and actress.

Caleeb Pinkett...
Actor, writer and the younger brother of actress Jada Pinkett Smith.

Jada Pinkett-Smith ...
The Matrix Revolutions -- The Matrix Reloaded -- Intimate Portrait: Jasmine Guy.

Scottie Pippen ...
He Got Game -- Slam City with Scottie Pippen.

Glenn Plummer...
American film and television actor.

Sidney Poitier...
Academy Award-winning Bahamian American actor, film director, and activist.

Sydney Tamiia Poitier...
American actress known for her work on television.

Oscar Polk...
African American actor, best known for his portrayal as the slave "Pork" in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind.

Patrik-Ian Polk...
African American film director, producer, screenwriter, singer, and actor noted for his films dealing with homosexual lifestyles and relationships.

Albert Popwell...
African-American actor in TV and films from the late 1960's.

Parker McKenna Posey...
Best known for her performance as the precocious "Kady Kyle" on the ABC sitcom My Wife and Kids.

Pam Potillo...
Played a role on The Cosby Show as Vanessa Huxtables friend, Janet Meiser.

CCH Pounder ...
The Shield -- Baby of the Family.

Clifton Powell...
American actor.

Keith Powell...
American television actor who is best known for his recurring role as Toofer on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.

Ben Powers ...
Best known for his role as Thelma Evans's husband Keith Anderson during the last season of the 1970s TV show Good Times.

Kyla Pratt...
American actress and occasional singer.

Evelyn Preer...
Was a notable pioneering African-American stage and screen actress and accomplished blues singer of the 1910s through the early 1930s.

Leontyne Price ...
The Art of Singing: Golden Voices of the Century.

Prince ...
Iconic American musician and actor.

Gina Bythewood Prince ...
Disappearing Acts -- Love & Basketball.

Rain Pryor...
American actress and comedian, and the daughter of African American comedian Richard Pryor.

Richard Pryor ...
Official Web Site of Richard Pryor, Comedy Legend.

Keshia Knight Pulliam...
"The Cosby Show" .... Rudy Huxtable.

Nathan Purdee...
American serial actor.

Michael Purvis ...
Kids World.



Saundra Quarterman...
American actress recognized for her role as Geneva Lee on the sitcom Hangin' with Mr. Cooper.

Queen Latifah...
Better known by the stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, singer, and actress.

Robin Quivers...
American talk show host and Howard Stern's primary co-host on his morning radio show.



Lisa Raye...
LisRaye.com - Offical Website.

Michael Ralph...
American actor, who is best known for his recurring role as Spencer Boyer in A Different World.

Sheryl Lee Ralph...
Tony Award-nominated Jamaican-American actress and singer.

Theresa Randle...
American stage, film and television actress.

Phylicia Rashad...
A black activist and Tony Award-winning actress, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable in the 1980s television series, The Cosby Show.

Sharif Rashad...
Singer, musician and actor who has appeared on the PBS-TV Special, "The Times of Mumford" and in several episodes of "The New Dance Show".

Thalmus Rasulala...
Late American actor who was an original cast member of ABC's soap opera One Life To Live.

Raven-Symoné...
American actress, R&B and pop singer, songwriter, dancer,and television producer.

Donnell Rawlings...
American actor and comedian.

Ray J...
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York -- Moesha.

Gene Anthony Ray...
American actor and dancer, who is best known for his portrayal of the street smart dancer Leroy in the 1980 motion picture Fame.

Tanika Ray...
Dancer and actress.

Veronica Redd...
Actress who plays the recurring character of Mamie Johnson on The Young and the Restless.

Lance Reddick...
Worked in theatre, film and TV starring in two episodes of Law & Order.

Redman...
Marci X -- Paid in Full.

Natina Reed...
Actress, rapper and songwriter in the R&B trio Blaque.

Tracy Reed ...
Actress who most memorable film roles include Running Scared (film) and Car Wash (film).

Della Reese...
Emmy nominated actor and Grammy nominated singer.

Christopher "Kid" Reid...
American actor, comedian, and former rapper.

Daphne Maxwell Reid...
Starred as Vivian Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Tim Reid...
American actor and film director best known for his roles in prime time television programs.

David Reivers...
American actor and the father of fellow actor Corbin Bleu.

Gloria Reuben ...
Salem Witch Trials -- Little John.

Corey Reynolds...
American musical theatre, television, and film actor known for originating the role of Seaweed in the Broadway adaptation of Hairspray.

Ving Rhames...
Golden Globe-winning American actor.

Derek Rhodes...
Singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.

Busta Rhymes ...
Busta Rhymes official website.

Ron Rich...
Actor who played the role of football player Luther 'Boom Boom' Jackson in the 1966 Billy Wilder comedy The Fortune Cookie.

Beah Richards...
American actress with a long career on stage, screen and television. She was also a poet, playwright and author.

J. August Richards...
Played the street-wise Charles Gunn on the TV series Angel.

Kevin Michael Richardson...
American voice actor and actor, one of the most prominent voice actors in the field.

Salli Richardson...
American movie actress.

Deon Richmond...
American actor, known for his semi-regular childhood role as Rudy Huxtable's friend Kenny on the popular NBC sitcom The Cosby Show.

Tequan Richmond...
Young American actor.

Tijuana Ricks...
American television actress.

John Ridley ...
Undercover Brother.

Amber Riley ...
Amber Patrice Riley is an American actress and singer best known for her role on the series Glee as Mercedes Jones.

Cheryl Pepsii Riley...
American R&B/gospel singer and actress, best known for her 1988 ballad, "Thanks For My Child".

Larry Riley ...
American actor, best known to screen viewers for his role as C.J. Memphis in the movie A Soldier's Story.

Bill Bojangles Robinson ...
Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood.

Michael D. Roberts...
Known for his television role "Rooster" in the 1970s television series Baretta.

Tony T. Roberts...
American stand-up comedian and actor.

Paul Robeson...
Late multi-lingual American actor, athlete, bass-baritone concert singer, writer, civil rights activist, Communist sympathizer, Spingarn Medal winner, and Stalin Peace Prize laureate.

Georgianna Robertson...
Very accomplished model and actress.

Bumper Robinson...
African American actor and voice artist.

Charles Robinson ...
Television actor who has been performing since the 1960s.

Holly Robinson ...
American actress and author.

Keith Robinson ...
American actor and R&B singer.

Leon Robinson...
American actor and singer.

Matt Robinson...
The first actor to portray the character of Gordon Robinson, on the long-running children's TV program Sesame Street.

Nichole Robinson...
African American actress and model.

Shaun Robinson...
Journalist, and co-anchor and correspondent for the show Access Hollywood.

Wendy Raquel Robinson...
African American film and television actress, mostly known for her role in the sitcom The Steve Harvey Show.

Lela Rochon...
American actress of Haitian descent who is best known for her role as Robin Stokes in the movie Waiting to Exhale.

The Rock ...
American actor and former third-generation professional wrestler.

Chris Rock...
American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director.

Dennis Rodman ...
Undercover Brother -- Cutaway.

Ivan Rogers ...
Down 'n Dirty -- Forgive Me Father.

Roxie Roker...
American actress of Bahamian heritage who was best known as Helen Willis on the sitcom The Jeffersons.

Esther Rolle...
American actress of stage and television, widely known for her portrayal of Florida Evans in two 1970s television series, Good Times and Maude.

Howard Rollins...
Nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series for his role on Another World.

Romeo ...
American rapper and actor.

Anika Noni Rose...
Tony Award-winning American singer and actress.

Diana Ross...
American singer and actress, whose musical repertoire spans R&B, soul, disco, jazz, and pop.

Evan Ross...
American actor who is the son of singer Diana Ross.

Rhonda Ross Kendrick...
American actress whose mother is singer and actress Diana Ross, and her father is Motown Records founder Berry Gordy.

Shavar Ross...
American actor-turned film director, screenwriter, film producer, editor, photographer, author, and entrepreneur.

Ted Ross...
American actor who was probably best known for his role as the Lion in the Black pride-era classic The Wiz.

Tracee Ellis Ross...
American actress and the daughter of singer/actress Diana Ross.

Tracey Ross...
Actress best known for roles on the soap operas Ryan's Hope.

Richard Roundtree...
American actor and former male fashion model famous for portraying John Shaft in the film Shaft (1971)

Victoria Rowell...
Award-winning American dancer and actress.

Kelly Rowland...
Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter, dancer, and occasional actress.

Lamman Rucker...
Lamman Rucker is an American actor. He currently appears on the TBS sitcom Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns.

Maya Rudolph...
American actress and comedian, currently best known as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live.

RuPaul...
American drag performer, dance music singer, actor, and songwriter.

Tim Russ...
American actor, film director, screenwriter, and musician best known for his role on Star Trek: Voyager as Lieutenant Commander Tuvok.

Nipsey Russell...
Comedian, best known today for his many appearances as a guest panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s.

Roz Ryan...
American actress and comedian.


Eriq La Salle ...
Actor, best known for his portrayals of Darryl in the 1988 comedy film Coming to America and Dr. Peter Benton during the first eight seasons of the NBC drama series ER.

Ken Sagoes...
Best known for his role in the 1987 horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.

Jeffrey D. Sams...
Actor known primarily for his television work.

Giovonnie Samuels...
Known for her work on the Nickelodeon channel's All That show.

Ajai Sanders...
Actress best known for her supporting role as Gina Devereaux in The Cosby Show spinoff, A Different World.

C.J. Sanders...
Child actor who had a part in the movie Ray, where played a young Ray Charles.

Diana Sands...
The Black Experience in the Creation of Drama.

Isabel Sanford...
Actress most famous for her role as Louise "Weezie" on the Jeffersons.

Merlin Santana ...
A Dominican-American television and film actor best known for his role as teenager Romeo on The Steve Harvey Show. Santana was killed in a botched robbery attempt.

Ruben Santiago-Hudson...
A Tony Award-winning American actor and playwright.

India Scandrick...
Broadway actress who also landed the role as Young Nala in the hit Broadway musical The Lion King.

Kente Scott ...
They Call Me Sirr-- Nutty Professor II.

Klea Scott ...
R.H.D./LA -- Minority Report.

Larry B. Scott ...
100 Kilos -- Diablo II-- Lord of Destruction-- Paladin.

Tupac Shakur ...
Also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an rap artist, actor, and poet. He was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling rap/hip-hop artist ever.

Shanice...
Boasting a five-octave range, which she handles with beauty and ease.

Vicellous Reon Shannon ...
Actor, native of Memphis, Tennessee. He appeared in the The Hurricane movie in 1999 and as the son of President Palmer in 24.

Kiki Shepard...
Television host, best known as the longtime co-host of It's Showtime at the Apollo.

Mercedes Scelba-Shorte...
American fashion model and actress.

Esther Scott...
Esther has had regular spots in shows such as The Geena Davis Show, City Guys and The Tracy Morgan Show.

Kimberly Scott...
American actress.

Larry B. Scott...
Known in the 1980s for playing "token black" characters in teen movies, including Karate Kid and SpaceCamp.

Franklyn Seales...
ovie appearances include The Onion Field, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Southern Comfort, and The Taming of the Shrew.

Joe Seneca...
African-American film and television actor who had a lengthy Hollywood career.

Saycon Sengbloh...
American actress and singer.

Sicily Sewell...
African American actress.

Tupac Shakur...
American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism.

Stan Shaw...
American actor.

Al Shearer...
Portrayed Nevil Shed in the 2006 Disney blockbuster Glory Road.

Angela V. Shelton...
American comedian and actress.

Kiki Shepard...
African-American television host, best known as the longtime co-host of It's Showtime at the Apollo.

Gwen Shepherd...
African American actress known for her various television appearances.

Sherri Shepherd...
An American comedian and actress.

Davetta Sherwood...
American actress best known for playing the role of Lily Winters Romalotti on the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless.

Drew Sidora...
American actress/Singer known for recurring role as Chantel in the Disney Channel Original Series That's So Raven.

Beanie Sigel ...
Fast and the Furious 2 --Paper Soldiers.

Frank Silvera ...
Perilous Voyage -- Revolution of Antonio DeLeon -- Valdez Is Coming.

Derrick Simmons...
Oz -- Third Watch -- Paper Soldiers -- Paid in Full

O. J. Simpson...
Worked as an actor, spokesperson and broadcaster.

Sinbad ...
American stand-up comedian and actor.

John Singleton ...
Film director, producer, and screenwriter.

Sinitta...
African-American actress and singer.

Sisqó...
American R&B singer and actor.

Tomika Skanes...
An established professional model/actress of African American and Korean American heritage.

Tucker Smallwood...
American actor, author and vocalist.

Rickey Smiley...
A standup comedian, television host, actor, and radio personality best known for his prank phone calls.

Antonique Smith...
"Notorious" and "Rent" star Antonique Smith has already captivated the worlds of television, film and theater. The New Jersey native is now embarking on a music career and putting the power inside the hands of her fans.

Arjay Smith...
American actor who played Brian Parks in the film The Day After Tomorrow.

Bubba Smith...
American actor and former athlete.

Jaden Smith...
The son of actress/singer Jada Pinkett Smith and actor/rapper Will Smith who made his debut in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness.

La Tamara Smith ...
Room for Seven -- Naomi's Web.

Roger Guenveur Smith ...
All About the Benjamins -- Ramose -- Huey P. Newton Story.

Will Smith...
A Golden Globe and a two time Academy Award-nominated American actor, and a multiple Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist.

Wesley Snipes...
An American actor, martial artist and film producer. He may be best known for his role as the vampire hunter in the Blade trilogy films.

Snoop Dogg...
Rapper, record producer, and actor.

Sonja Sohn...
American actress of African and Korean American heritage.

Gabby Soleil...
Played Adriana on The Hughleys in the 2001–2002 season.

Sommore...
Actress and comedian from Trenton, New Jersey.

Carol Speed...
Carol Speed's Web Den.

Chris Spencer ...
African-American actor, comedian, writer and producer.

Danielle Spencer ...
Actress and former child star best known for her role as the sarcastic adolescent Dee Thomas on the 1970s American sitcom What's Happening!!

Octavia Spencer...
American comedian and actress.

Nathaniel Stampley...
African-American actor. He has performed in the West End, on Broadway, on tours, and regionally.

Bern Nadette Stanis...
American actress best known for her role as the strong-willed Thelma Evans on the CBS sitcom, Good Times.

Fredro Starr...
American rapper, actor and a member of hardcore rap group Onyx.

Eddie Steeples...
American actor.

Darryl Stephens...
He is best known for playing Noah Nicholson on the television dramedy, Noah's Arc.

Kellee Stewart...
American film and television actress

Mel Stewart...
Late American character actor who appeared in numerous films and television shows from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Kristoff St. John...
Emmy Award-winning American actor, best known for his role as Neil Winters in the highest-rated daytime drama The Young and the Restless.

Austin Stoker...
Best known for his role as Lt. Ethan Bishop, the police officer in charge of the besieged Precinct 9, Division 13, in John Carpenter's Howard Hawks-inspired, 1976 film, Assault on Precinct 13.

Angie Stone...
A Grammy Award-nominated American R&B and neo soul singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, and actress.

Mathew St. Patrick ...
Six Feet Under -- All My Children.

Fredro Starr ...
Commitments -- Save the Last Dance -- Flossin. k

Nick Nicodemus Stewart...
African Americans in Television.

Timothy D. Stickney ...
Coming Soon -- Cop Land.

Phyllis Yvonne Stickney ...
Big Ain't Bad -- Acapulco Black Film Festival.

Sterling St. Jacques...
Was an African American actor and dancer and the son of Raymond St. Jacques. Died from AIDS.

Khari Streeter ...
Lift -- Black & White & Red All Over.

Woody Strode...
Born July 28, 1914, Los Angeles, California; died December 31, 1994, was a decathlete and football star at UCLA before becoming a film actor.

Gary Sturgis...
American actor known for providing the voice of Ebon in the television series Static Shock.

Jeremy Suarez...
American actor perhaps best known for his starring role of Jordan Thomkins, Bernie Mac's nephew, on The Bernie Mac Show.

Michael Gene Sullivan ...
(actor/director/playwright)

Madame Sul-Te-Wan...
Sul-Te-Wan was the first black actor, male or female, to sign a film contract and be a featured performer.

Cree Summer...
American-born Canadian actress, musician, and Emmy Award nominated voice actress.

Tika Sumpter...
Known for her role as Layla Williamson on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live.

Daniel Sunjata...
Tony Award nominated actor who has performed in film, television and in the theater.

Vonte Sweet ...
Traffic - Die Macht des Kartells -- Restaurant.

Wanda Sykes...
Emmy-winning American stand-up comedian and actress.

Harold Sylvester...
American film and television actor.

Raven Symone ...
The Official Web Site of Raven, formerly known as Raven Symone and Raven-Symone. Written by Raven herself including her favorite recipes as well as a chat room.

Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.































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