Famous Black Actresses of the 90s
The ’90s were full of popular Black actresses, and there’s no shortage of them to choose from. Many of them have achieved great success. Here are a few of the best:
Angela Bassett, Vivica Fox, Nia Long, Regina King, and Halle Berry are just a few. Halle Berry has the distinction of being a stand-alone box-office star, while Jada Pinkett is a notable co-star. Vanessa Williams is another well-known actress, though she was not a major movie star in the 1990s. Her most notable film role was as an extra in the romantic comedy “Stone Cold”.
Meagan Monique Good is another famous Black actress of the ’90s. Born in Panorama City, California, the manager of a local bar and the daughter of an LAPD officer, Good began starring roles in commercials at a very young age. She was the star of Independence Day (1992), and has been working in the entertainment business ever since. In 2005, she was even cast in Dancing With the Stars.
Another film with a black actress is the 1995 romance movie Love Jones. This film, starring Larenz Tate and N’Bushe Wright as well as Rose Jackson and Keith David, should be seen by all Black film fans. Love Jones is one of the best love stories put on screen. Martin Lawrence, Robin Harris, Tisha Campbell and Robin Harris are just a few examples of the most beautiful Black actors in the 90s.
Oprah Winfrey was another well-known name in the 1990s. Oprah is a talk show host, television producer, and actress. Her Chicago-based talk show is one of the highest rated in history. Nicole Ari Parker Kodjoe was first seen on screen in 1995 with Boogie Nights, which was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. She was a star in many television and film shows, including Broadway productions.
The Golden Age of Black cinema thrived into the 1990s and many awards confirmed the careers of these women. Deep Cover, Jungle Fever and Menace II Society celebrated this year their three-decade milestones. Tony Todd’s Candyman will return to the public consciousness in 2021. The 90s were a pivotal decade for cinema history and its stars will continue making a lasting impression on generations to come.