With films like Fruitvale Station, The Butler and 12 Years a Slave, the past few years have been a turning point for black films and black filmmakers alike. Despite roles such as Chiwetel Ejiofor’s portrayal of Solomon Northup however, several outstanding black actors continue to shine under the radar.
From the small screen to the big screen, the following fellas are without a doubt in need of a little extra recognition. Hit the flip for five black actors who are phenomenal and you didn’t even know it! – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie