Black actresses who are phenomenal and you didn’t even know it

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It’s been several months since Lupita Nyong’o accepted her Oscar for her work in 12 Years A Slave. Many breakthrough stars, including actresses like Nyong’o and Quvenzhané Wallis, were pretty much unknown and underrated before catching their big break.

But they are not alone. From the big screen to the small screen, the following women have made massive moves in their field and without much acclaim. Hit the flip for five black actresses who are phenomenal and you didn’t even know it. – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie

R. Hawkins
R. Hawkins

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