It can be difficult to build a notable career as a young celebrity, especially if you're a Black actor or actress. We've put together a list of Black actors and actresses under 40 who are making waves with audiences and winning acclaim for their work in television and film.
We aren't only listing the best African American actors, but famous Black actresses and actors from other countries like John Boyega and Lupita Nyong'o. We also have included Afro-Latinx actors like Alfred Enoch and Tessa Thompson. All of these young Black actors are at different points in their careers, but all of them are owning their space in Hollywood and we can't wait to see where their future takes them!
Who's your pick for the best Black actors under 40 in Hollywood right now? Check out the list of famous young Black actors below and vote up the ones you think are nailing their roles and taking the industry by storm.
- Star Wars cinematic universe
- Pacific Rim Uprising
- Attack The Block
- A Wrinkle In Time
- Awkward Black Girl