40 Actors & Actresses That We Love

With ESSENCE's Black Women In Hollywood event going on this afternoon and the Academy Awards on this Sunday night, all eyes are fixed on Hollywood. In honor of the 40th anniversary of ESSENCE magazine, we present 40 actresses and actors we love. Their work has made us laugh, made us cry, allowed us to step away from the pressures of our day-to-day lives, and taught us more about ourselves and our culture. Check out who made our list. Who would you add? Read more: 40 Things We Love About Michelle Obama 40 Of Our Favorite Female Grammy Winners

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