Star Wars: Black actresses and actors who could suitably feature in the future movies

by ant-kay | created - 23 Mar 2014 | updated - 21 Aug 2014 | Public

Black actors and actresses who could suitably feature in future Star Wars movies.

1. Pippa Bennett-Warner

Actress | Wakefield

Pippa Bennett-Warner was born on July 23, 1988 in Banbury, England. She is an actress, known for Wakefield (2016).

To play Lando's daughter or niece

2. Adrian Lester

Actor | The Day After Tomorrow

Adrian Lester OBE was born on August 14, 1968 in Birmingham, England as Adrian Anthony Lester. He is a multi award winning actor and director, known for seven seasons of the hit TV show Hustle (2004), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and Primary Colors (1998) and his extensive classical work in the ...

Jedi Master

3. Noémie Lenoir

Actress | Rush Hour 3

Noémie Lenoir was born on September 19, 1979 in Versailles, Yvelines, France. She is an actress, known for Rush Hour 3 (2007), After the Sunset (2004) and The Transporter Refueled (2015).

Lando's neice

4. Anthony Mackie

Actor | The Hurt Locker

Anthony Mackie is an American actor. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Martha (Gordon) and Willie Mackie, Sr., who owned a business, Mackie Roofing. Anthony has been featured in feature films, television series and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, ...

Lando's son

5. Freema Agyeman

Actress | Doctor Who

Freema Agyeman was born on March 20, 1979 in London, England as Frema Agyeman. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), Law & Order: UK (2009) and Sense8 (2015).

Lando's neice

6. Terrence Howard

Actor | Hustle & Flow

Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His love for acting came naturally, through summers spent with his great-grandmother, New York stage actress Minnie Gentry. He later began his acting career ...

Head of Security or Rebel Commander / Jedi trainer

7. Eamonn Walker

Actor | Lord of War

Eamonn Walker was born on June 12, 1962 in London, England as Eamonn Roderique Walker. He is an actor, known for Lord of War (2005), Unbreakable (2000) and Oz (1997). He is married to Sandra Walker. They have three children.

Head of Security (Rebels/Jedi)

8. Nina Sosanya

Actress | Love Actually

Born in London, with a Nigerian father, Nina trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and gained A-levels in Performing Arts. Soon she was appearing as Desdemona in "Othello", Olivia in "Twelfth Night" and Hermia in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", along with the title role in "Educating ...

Rebel Commander

9. Cuba Gooding Jr.

Actor | Jerry Maguire

Cuba Gooding Jr. was born on January 2, 1968, in The Bronx, New York. His mother, Shirley (Sullivan), was a backup singer for The Sweethearts. His father, Cuba Gooding, was the lead vocalist for the R&B group The Main Ingredient, which had a hit with the song "Everybody Plays The Fool". His ...

Cheeky intergalatic smuggler

10. Maisie Richardson-Sellers

Actress | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Maisie Richardson-Sellers is an English actress. She is known for her role as Rebekah Mikaelson / Eva Sinclair on The CW series The Originals, as well as her starring roles as King Saul of Israel's daughter Michal in the ABC Biblical series Of Kings and Prophets and as Amaya Jiwe / Vixen and ...

11. Devon Anderson

Actor | Spice World

Devon Anderson was born on August 25, 1987 in London, England as Devon Carlo Anderson. He is an actor, known for Spice World (1997), Sinbad (2012) and EastEnders (1985).

Rebel / Jedi Padawan

12. Denzel Washington

Actor | Fences

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at ...

Rebel Commander / Jedi Master

13. Paterson Joseph

Actor | The Beach

Paterson Joseph was born on June 22, 1964 in London, England. He is known for his work on The Beach (2000), Æon Flux (2005) and Neverwhere (1996). He is married to Emmanuelle Joseph. They have one child.

Jedi Master / Rebel Commander

14. Don Gilet

Actor | EastEnders

Don Gilet was born in 1967 in Walsall, West Midlands, England as Donald Samuel Gillett. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), Love & Marriage (2013) and Doctor Who (2005).

Corrupt Senator

Played Lucas Johnson in Eastenders.

15. Lenora Crichlow

Actress | Fast Girls

Lenora Crichlow was born on January 4, 1985 in Westminster, London, England as Lenora Isabella Crichlow. She is an actress, known for Fast Girls (2012), Sugar Rush (2005) and Being Human (2008).

Galactic Republic Senator (like Mon Mothma)

16. Charles Venn

Actor | The Dark Knight

After three years of performing arts studies, Chucky Venn has plied his trade professionally in the acting business for eleven years. His big break came when he auditioned for the role of Curtis Alexander on hit Football soap Dream Team(Hewlland International, Sky One). What originally started out ...

Rebel / Jedi

17. Michael B. Jordan

Actor | Black Panther

Michael B. Jordan, the middle of three children, was born in Santa Ana, California and raised in Newark, New Jersey. He is the son of Donna (Davis), a high school counselor, and Michael A. Jordan. His middle name, Bakari, means "noble promise" in Swahili. (He is not related to, or named after, ...

Lando's son

18. Hugh Quarshie

Actor | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Hugh Quarshie was born on December 22, 1954 in Accra, Ghana as Hugh Antony Kobna Quarshie. He is an actor and director, known for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Highlander (1986) and Nightbreed (1990). He is married to Annika Sundström.

Capt. Panaka (reprise) or Galactic Republic Senator

19. Patrick Robinson

Actor | The Bill

Patrick Robinson was born in November 1963 in London, England. He is an actor and director, known for The Bill (1984), Casualty (1986) and A Many Splintered Thing (2000). He is married to Janis. They have two children.

Jedi Master

Ash from Casualty (BBC TV)

20. David Oyelowo

Actor | Selma

David Oyelowo (pronounced - "oh-yellow-oh"), is a classically trained stage actor who has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and received the "Scholarship for Excellence" from Nicholas Hytner in 1998.

...

Jedi

21. Colin Salmon

Actor | Resident Evil

Colin Salmon is one of Britain's most renowned actors. With a bold voice and posture, Colin makes his characters a favorite among audiences for every role he plays. He made his feature debut as Sgt. Robert Oswald in the British mega-hit mini-series Prime Suspect 2 (1992), which gave him much ...

Galactic Republic Senator or Jedi Master / trainer

22. Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Actress | Belle

Gugu Mbatha-Raw was born Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England. Her father, Patrick Mbatha, is a Black South African doctor, and her mother, Anne Raw, is a Caucasian English nurse. Her parents separated when she was a year old, and she was brought up by her mother ...

23. Rudolph Walker

Actor | EastEnders

Rudolph Walker was born on September 28, 1939 in Trinidad, British West Indies as Rudolph Malcolm Walker. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), King Ralph (1991) and The Thin Blue Line (1995). He has been married to Evangeline Vincent since 2016. He was previously married to Dounne Alexander...

Galactic Republic Senator

24. Morgan Freeman

Actor | Se7en

With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman...

Galactic Republic Senator

25. Danny Glover

Actor | Lethal Weapon

Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 35 years.

Glover was born in San Francisco, California, to Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover, postal workers who were also active in civil rights. Glover trained at the Black ...

Galactic Republic Senator

26. Don Warrington

Actor | Hamlet

Along with his brother, Don was raised in Warrington Road, Newcastle upon Tyne. Inspired to act after seeing the film On the Waterfront (1954), he got into stage school then became an Assistant Stage Manager. As there was already an actor called Donald Williams, Don had to change his name so ...

Galactic Republic Senator

27. Don Cheadle

Actor | Crash

Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in...

Jedi Master / trainer

28. Rhashan Stone

Actor | Keeping Faith

Rhashan was born 3 November, 1969 in Elizabeth New Jersey. His mother, Joanne, was a singer who relocated to London, England to be with her then husband Russell Stone. They formed the singing duo R& J Stone, best known for their hit "We Do It" in 1977. Other members of his family enjoyed musical ...

Jedi master / trainer

29. Djimon Hounsou

Actor | Blood Diamond

Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, in west Africa, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He moved to Lyon, France, when he was thirteen. Hounsou has graced the catwalks of Paris and London as a popular male model. He has since left his modeling career and has worked on Gladiator (2000) ...

Jedi master / trainer

30. Idris Elba

Actor | Beasts of No Nation

An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped...

Jedi Trainer

31. Chiwetel Ejiofor

Actor | 12 Years a Slave

English actor, writer and director Chiwetel Ejiofor is renowned for his portrayal of Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He is also known for playing Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things...

Corrupt Senator / Jedi master

32. Rihanna

Actress | Battleship

Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in a parish in Barbados called St. Michael, to Monica (Braithwaite), an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is of Afro-Barbadian and British Isles ancestry (known as "Redlegs" in the Caribbean). Rihanna lived ...

Jedi Padawan

33. James Earl Jones

Actor | Rogue One

Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native USA and internationally, James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred ...

Back as the voice of Darth Vader



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