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This curly girl is a UK native who stars in Belle, a film that debuted in last year's Toronto Film Festival about a black woman living in 18th century British society.
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The Belle star attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts to study acting.
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This actress is everyone's best bud and a super fun Instagramer to boot.
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The Girlfriends star—and one of our fave curly girls—is a former model and fashion editor.
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This Rhode Island native is slated to play James Brown's mother in an upcoming biopic.
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Viola Davis debuted her natural hair during award season last year, making waves when she appeared sans wig on the Oscars red carpet.
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This Brit starred on a wildly popular medical drama and in one of Eddie Murphy's early 2000s comedic bombs.
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Well known for her 2004 role in Crash, Newton also starred opposite Eddie Murphy in the 2007 flop Norbit and as Dr. Carter's love interest on ER.
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This songwriter had a role in the direct-to-video film Bring It On: All or Nothing.
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The stylish Houston-born singer has also tried her hand at acting and was a spokesmodel for Rimmel London in 2011.
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This South Sudanese supermodel first graced the catwalk in 1995.
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Wek's family fled to the United Kingdom to escape civil war in her native country. She was the first African model to cover ELLE in 1997 and appeared as a guest judge on America's Next Top Model in 2011.
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Born in Brooklyn to Nigerian parents, this rising star graduated from Cornell University.
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The Steel Magnolias actress was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her role in the drama Pariah.
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This singer, songwriter, guitar player was born in Cameroon.
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The 24-year-old funk artist is currently touring with stops in Los Angeles, Seattle, Glasgow and Berlin.
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You may have spotted this actress sporting locs but a crop is her signature 'do.
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Our favorite zombie-slayer garnered critical acclaim for her role in the 2007 drama The Visitor.
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This California Girl has rocked everything from locs to curls to braids.
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On November 20th, the singer will release a revamp of her successful 2011 album Break of Dawn that includes three new tracks.
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Though it only lasted for one season, her BBC-produced comedy drama series still has a cult following.
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The multi-talented megastar started acting in the early 2000s and most recently appeared in Baggage Claim opposite Paula Patton.
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This up-and-comer just graduated from the Yale School of Drama in 2012.
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Nyong'o directed, penned and produced In My Genes, 2008 documentary about albinism in Kenya. She was cast in Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave right after graduating from theatre school.
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