The most influential black actors range from relative newcomers like Michael B. Jordan to acting legends like Morgan Freeman. Hollywood is full of black talent and while it is hard to narrow down the list, here are the most influential black actors of all time.
Most Influential Black Actors
Danny Glover is one influential black actor that has built up quite an impressive standing in Hollywood. Known for work in films such as The Color Purple, and as "Roger Murtaugh" in the Lethal Weapon films, Danny Glover is not just a talented actor but also an influential director and political activist.
Next on the list is a relative newcomer to Hollywood. Michael B. Jordan may only be 34, but he has stirred up quite a storm in Hollywood. Talented, dashing, and driven, People's Sexiest Man Alive 2020 has made his mark on fans and critics alike with films like Creed (2015) and Black Panther (2018).
Speaking of Black Panther, this next influential actor may have left us way too early, but he has left an enduring mark on Hollywood. Well-known for playing the "Black Panther", Chadwick Boseman was the talk of the town at the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Receiving four nominations posthumously for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Da 5 Bloods, Boseman will forever be remembered in Hollywood. Check out which other black actors have made our most influential list!