Acting Speakers

Great Black Speakers works with many actors and actresses who would be awesome as speakers for your next event. These individuals make a living by putting on performances, which make them perfect candidates to knock the socks off your audience members. If you are a film school or media department, then I highly recommend that you review this page.

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Hill Harper          Hill is an award winning actor, bestselling author and philanthropist. Hill is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Letters to a Young Brother, Letters to a Young Sister, and The Conversation. Letters to a Young Brother was named “Best Book for Young Adults” by the American Library Association in 2007.Hill currently stars on the hit television drama CSI:NY as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes. CSI is the most successfu...

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Taraji Henson

Academy award winning actress

Taraji P. Henson        Taraji earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress opposite Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.        She starred in the hugely successful Karate Kid opposite Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan and in Date Night with Tina Fey and Steve Carrell. For her role in Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself, she received the 2009 Diversity Award for Best Actress. She also stars in the up...

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Lynn Whitfield         Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Lynn Whitfield first watched the likes of Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and Bette Davis in “All About Eve” from her grandmother’s lap. She loved classic movies and with child-like confidence, she could see no reason she could not become an actress and some day play those same types of roles. Over the course of nearly three decades, the talent of the little girl wh...

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Terrence Jenkins         Terrence J is a young man with a master plan. From apprenticing with NASCAR® to working on radio and throwing some of the best social gatherings around, Terrence J has been preparing himself for superstardom and making sure that his life is the American Dream, blasted out of the box. Now, he’s using his hosting spot on BET®’s 106 and Park, the hottest music program in the world (airing in the US, Japan and the U...

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Jasmine Guy

Dancer, actor, singer, director, and writer - Star of A Different World

Jasmine Guy         Actor-dancer-director Jasmine Guy has enjoyed a diverse career in television, theater and film. She began her professional career at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Jasmine starred on Broadway in the original productions of Beehive and Leader of the Pack, and reprised hit productions of Grease, The Wiz and Chicago (as Velma Kelly).After years on Broadway and touring the globe, Jasmine landed ...

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Robert Townsend

Hollywood Iconic Actor, Comedian, and Filmmaker

Robert Townsend         Robert started out as an extra in the classic film “Cooley High” and became one of the most extraordinary forces in entertainment.Townsend made his name with early roles such as corporal ellis in 1984’s “A Soldier's Story.”But when Townsend couldn't find more good roles, he created his own. 1987’s “Hollywood Shuffle” was a statement about Black Hollywood in content and its creation...A cutting satire about African-American...

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Hosea Chanchez

Actor and Filmmaker

Hosea Chanchez         Hosea stars as Malik Wright on the BET comedy The Game, a smart, cutting-edge show about professional football players and the women entangled in their lives. Chanchez’s acting talent, charisma, and instinctive sense of humor have made Malik a truly multidimensional character: a star quarterback who is both a “ladies’ man” and a “momma’s boy.” His portrayal of this brash yet sweet young man faced with sudden succe...

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Wendy Raquel Robinson

Star Actress of The Game, Producer, Director, and Entrepreneur.

Wendy Raquel Robinson         Audiences know Wendy as the sexy and feisty sports manager ‘Tasha Mack’ on BET’s #1 rated scripted series, The Game. This groundbreaking role has earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination for “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series” and three nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.” With another record-breaking premiere and continued rating success, “The Game” has shown its stay...

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Sonja Sohn

Celebrity Servant: lives to fuse her entertainment expertise with her passion for service through empowering troubled youth and struggling families living in marginalized communities.

Sonja Sohn          Sonja Sohn was born and raised in the South, primarily in Newport News, VA, to an African American father and Korean mother during the post civil rights era. After a youth filled with love, struggle and small triumphs, Sohn set her sights on New York City where she lived for two decades, briefly attending various colleges and eventually marrying and raising two daughters before moving to Baltimore in 2003.In her late teens, So...

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T’Keyah Crystal Keymah

Award-winning Performer, Writer, Producer, and Director.

T’Keyah Crystal Keymah          Performer, writer, producer, director, T’KEYAH CRYSTAL KEYMÁH is her name personified: a prism of energy and vision, known worldwide for her acclaimed work on TV’s In Living Color, Cosby, and That’s So Raven. Keymáh voiced Bumblebee on Teen Titans and Trixie’s mom on American Dragon. Stage credits include Love Letters (w/ David Alan Grier), her critically acclaimed one-woman show, Some of My Best Friends: A Collect...

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Alimi Ballard

Let your DREAMS be bigger than your fears and your ACTIONS be louder than your words.

ALIMI (“Ali - Me”) BALLARD         Alimi can currently be seen recurring as Detective Kevin Crawford in CBS’S 14yr Global Sensation “CSI (VEGAS)”. The 2011 movie season kicked off with Alimi as FUSCO alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson & Vin Diesel in UNIVERSAL’S Summer Blockbuster “FAST FIVE”. Ballard is best known for his portrayal of “Special Agent David Sinclair”, for Six Seasons as a series regular, on Tony and Ridley Scott’s high...

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Kevin Brown

Stand-up Comedian/American Actor; Emcee

Kevin Brown         Kevin Brown aka Dot Com/ Uptown Kevin Brown/ Kevin “Dot Com” Brown /30 Rock Dot Com/ Dot Com: Kevin “Dot Com” Brown was a winner of the 15th annual “SCREEN ACTORS GUILD” award, for his portrayal of “Dot Com”, in N.B.C.'s “30 ROCK” (winner of multiple “EMMY awards” and “GOLDEN GLOBES”) and was on 30 Rock, the award winning comedy from its inception to the final episode Jan 31, 2013 (7 seasons) starring opposite Tina F...

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Tina Lifford

Stars as Renee Trussell on NBC’s hit series, Parenthood, and also as Evelyn Lancaster in the VH1 hit Single Ladies.

Tina Lifford         The Artist        With more than 15 years as a working Hollywood actress, Tina Lifford is recognizable around the industry to say the least. She currently stars as Renee Trussell on NBC’s hit series, Parenthood, and also as Evelyn Lancaster in the VH1 hit Single Ladies. Over her career Tina has achieved a number of notable accomplishments, among them: becoming the first black female series lead (since Diahann Carroll) in the ...

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Jean Claude La Marre

LaMarre is a Writer, producer and actor. La Marre's powerful oratory style is impactful, independent and refreshing.

Jean Claude La Marre             Jean Claude is an award-winning public speaker. He has amassed over 300 awards in Persuasive and Informative speaking tournaments during his Collegiate career.        After settling into Hollywood, LaMarre has garnered critical praise for his numerous performances, along such notables as Denzel Washington, Samuel Jackson, Danny Glover and many more.   In recent years, La Marre has segued into a pro...

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Rodney Collins

Dynamic speaker with unique ability to deliver a relevant, compelling and life changing message that crosses generational boundaries inspiring people to live out their purpose.

Rodney Collins         Rodney has traveled the world providing a life changing message in the United States, West Africa, and South America. He has (20) years of experience in both the For-Profit and Non-Profit arena as a Management Professional strategically mobilizing teams and providing expertise in aligning company missions and outcomes to meet vital community initiatives.He has a proven track record of successfully collaborating across organ...

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T Rodgers

Award-winning and “Certified Community Gangologist.”

T Rodgers, Ph.G         He is the first ever validated ex-gang leader to train L.A.P.D Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.).     He’s also trained the L.A Sheriff’s’ O.S.S. (Operation Safe Streets), Oregon State Police, the Portland G.E.T. Team (Gang Enforcement Team), the Indiana Lafayette Police as well as other local community peace officers in the Indiana state region.He serves as a court “expert witness” providing factual...

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Denzel Burnside

It is his belief that he’ll effectively take all of the experiences and knowledge, and divine anointing to change the world, one conversation at a time.

Denzel D. Burnside III          Denzel is a multi-faceted and multi-talented individual. He is a spoken word artist, writer, business and media consultant, aspiring filmmaker, and community activist. He is the founder of Burnside Administration/DB3 Media, which is a media and film management, brand management, and consulting and business development company he has started to manage his various projects such as and ...

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Angela “Asa Lovechild” Arnold

The Industry Rebel (International Indy Artist and Background Singer for Nona Hendryx) / Tackling Female Identity Crisis Within the Entertainment Industry

Angela “Asa Lovechild” Arnold         Singer, actress & writer Asa Lovechild, is a native of Louisville, KY who started her singing and acting career on the theatre stage at the age of four. Because of her mother believing in keeping her well rounded, she is well versed in West African dance. She has had the privilege and honor of touring with the legendary Nona Hendryx for the past four years, and has shared the stage and worked with the likes o...

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Earl Majette

Brother Earl-Poet and Community Activist who specializes in serving at risk youth, expanding our communal economic mindset using Hip Hop to bridge the generational divide.

Carolyn Moore

Survivor of domestic violence, playwright, evangelist, caseworker for youth and adult services, author and motivational speaker who specializes in women barriers.

Carolyn Moore         Carolyn’s parents are Joe & Ethel Herring of Lake City, Florida and Virginia Herring of Warrensburg, MO. She and her husband, Pastor Marcus L. Moore, have 11 children: Sparkle, Promiss, Marquis, Paradise, Nicolette, Bless, Malik and Princess-Star. Their additional children are from her deceased brother. They are Summer, Gregory L, and Gregory Q. The Moore family are members of Norhside Missionary Baptist Church, Tampa, FL. T...

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