Alfre Woodard portrayed Mistress Shaw, a formerly enslaved woman who married a white slave master in the Oscar-nominated film, 12 Years a Slave.
Spencer portrayed Oscar Grant’s (played by Michael B. Jordan) mother in the critically-acclaimed film, Fruitvale Station.
Nyong’o is certainly number one on everyone’s list of breakout stars of 2013 thanks to her outstanding performance as Patsey in the film 12 Years a Slave.
The Sleepy Hollow star played Jackie Robinson’s wife Rachel Robinson in the biopic, 42 which hit a home run at the box office in early 2013.
In Prisoners, Davis and her husband (played by Terrence Howard) take the law into their own hands when their daughter and her best friend are abducted.
Harris portrayed Winnie Mandela in the Nelson Mandela biopic, Long Walk to Freedom.
The Walking Dead actress starred in the indie film Mother of George, portraying a newlywed Nigerian woman who goes to great lengths to become pregnant.
The Scandal actress starred alongside Kali Hawk and Kimrie Lewis-Davis in African-American filmmaker Tina Gordon Chism’s film, Peeples.
Bassett and Hudson played mother and daughter in the holiday film, Black Nativity where Bassett made her singing debut. Hudson also starred in Winnie Mandela.
Regina Hall, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Melissa De Sousa and Monica Calhoun reunited for The Best Man Holiday.
Oduye played Eliza, a free woman kidnapped into slavery like Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor).
When she needed a relationship reality check, Montana Moore (Paula Patton) turned to her work BFF’s Gail Best (Jill Scott) and Sam (Adam Brody) in the David E. Talbert romocom, Baggage Claim.
Alafia played student activist Carol Hammie in Lee Daniels’ The Butler.