Idris Elba | Sierra Leone

Idris Elba, Idrissa Akuna Elba OBE  is an English actor, writer, producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ.  He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). He has [...]

Adwale Akinnuoye-agbaje | Nigeria

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje born 22 August 1967 is a British actor, director, and former fashion model known for his roles as Nykwana Wombosi in The Bourne Identity, Kurse in Thor: The Dark World, Killer Croc in Suicide Squad, Mr. Eko on Lost, Malko in the fifth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones and Dave [...]

Arnold Vosloo | South Africa

Arnold Vosloo (born 16 June 1962) is a South African-American actor. He is known for his roles as Imhotep in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, Colonel Coetzee in Blood Diamond, Pik van Cleef in Hard Target, Dr. Peyton Westlake / Darkman in Darkman II and Darkman III, Zartan in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and its sequel, and terrorist Habib Marwan during the fourth season of 24. Early life An Afrikaner of Dutch and German ancestry, Vosloo was born into a Pretoria acting family, [...]

Alexander Siddig | Sudan

Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi born 21 November 1965) is a Sudanese-born English actor. He is known by the stage names Siddig El Fadil through the mid-1990s and Alexander Siddig since. A graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Siddig is known for [...]

Barkhad Abdi | Somalia

Barkhad Abdi (Somali: Barkhad Cabdi) (born April 10, 1985) is a Somali-American actor and director. He made his debut in the film Captain Phillips (2013), for which he received a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, as well as Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. More recently, he has played roles such [...]

Boris Kodjoe | Ghana

Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe born March 8, 1973), better known as Boris Kodjoe, is an Austrian-born actor of German and Ghanaian descent known for his roles as Kelby in the 2002 film Brown Sugar, the sports-courier agent Damon Carter on the Showtime drama series Soul Food, and a recurring character on FOX's The Last [...]

Carmen Ejogo | Nigeria

Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo born 22 October 1973) is a British television and film actress and singer. She began her career as host of the Saturday Disney morning show from 1993 to 1995. Her film credits include Love's Labour's Lost (2000), What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001), Away We Go (2009), Sparkle (2012), Alex Cross [...]

Charlize Theron | South Africa

Charlize Theron born 7 August 1975) is a South African and American actress and producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, an American Cinematheque Award, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world [...]

Chiwetel Ejiofor | Nigeria

Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor born 10 July 1977) is a British actor. After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre in 1995 and attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at age 19 and three months into his course, Ejiofor was cast by Steven Spielberg to play a supporting role in the film Amistad (1997) [...]

Chris Rock | Cameroon

Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina on February 7, 1965. Rock hosted the Academy Awards twice, in 2005 and in 2016. He has won four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards. He was voted the fifth-greatest stand-up comedian in a poll conducted by Comedy Central. He was also voted in the United [...]

Deep Roy | Kenya

Gurdeep Roy (born Mohinder Purba; 26 January 1957), known professionally as Deep Roy, is a Kenyan-born Indian-American actor, stuntman and puppeteer of Indian descent. At 132 centimetres (4 ft 4 in) tall, he has often been cast as diminutive characters, such as Teeny Weeny in The NeverEnding Story and the Oompa-Loompas in Charlie and the [...]

Daniel Auteuil | Algiers

Daniel Auteuil  is a French actor and director who has appeared in a wide range of film genres, including period dramas, romantic comedies, and crime thrillers. In 1996 he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival together with Belgian actor Pascal Duquenne. He is also the winner of two César Awards for [...]

Djimon Hounsou | Benin

Djimon Gaston Hounsou born 24 April 1964 is a Beninese-American actor and model. Hounsou began his career appearing in music videos. He made his film debut in the Sandra Bernhard film Without You I'm Nothing (1990) and gained widespread recognition for his role as Cinqué in the Steven Spielberg film Amistad (1997). He gained further [...]