23 Rising Black Actors and Actresses to Keep on Your Radar


They say a “star is born every day,” and with that being true than these stars are already ready to take over Hollywood.

As steep of the competition in Hollywood, it’s not easy building your acting resume but these actors are doing it. Some have been flying under the radar for years with small roles and others found a way to land their first major gig. They are the rising black actors and actresses that are letting their skills prove that they have next.

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In a short span of time they will be flooding every major red carpet or have their face plastered on the poster of a major film. Because these budding a-listers are just one role away from being someone you may know to a name that’s household.

Check out the 23 rising actors and actresses to keep on your radar


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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10:  Actor Jessie Usher attends the HBO Luxury Lounge featuring PANDORA Jewelry at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 10, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for mediaplacement)

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