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 successful televisi...


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Lynn WhitfieldGrowing 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 who dreamed of being...


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Taraji Henson

Academy award winning actress

Taraji P. HensonTaraji Henson earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress opposite Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. She co-stars with star and director Tom Hanks in Larry Crowne alongside Julia Roberts and Cedric the Entertainer that is set to release July 1, 2011. She starred in the hugely successful Karate Kid opposite Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan and in Date Night with Tina Fey and Steve Carre...


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Terrence JenkinsTerrence 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 UK), to take his pla...


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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 the role o...


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Robert Townsend

Hollywood Iconic Actor, Comedian, and Filmmaker

Robert TownsendRobert 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 actors, ...


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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 success has alr...


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Wendy Raquel Robinson

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

Wendy Raquel RobinsonAudiences know Wendy Raquel Robinson 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 staying...


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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 highly successful CBS ...


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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 SohnSonja 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, Sohn found h...


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T’Keyah Crystal Keymah

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

T’Keyah Crystal KeymahPerformer, 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 Collection of Cha...


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Kevin Brown

Stand-up Comedian/American Actor; Emcee

Kevin BrownKevin 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 Fey, Alec Baldwin an...


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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 LiffordThe 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 critically accla...


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Anthony Carter

Speaker specialized in surviving unemployment, mentoring, GLBTQ Issues, Relationships, HIV/AIDS personal responsibility for achieving goals.

Anthony CarterAnthony is a writer, actor and teacher. He is adjusting to life on the West Coast after years of being a theater rat in NYC.A semifinalist in the Strawberry One Act Festival 2007 with his play, Breakfast for Dinner, Anthony Carter combines his love of theatre, writing, storytelling and black queer feminist theory to create projects that inspire all to greatness.His book: Unfettered Mind: The Importance of Black Male Mental Health, r...


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David Arnold

David is a veteran stand up comedian & TV writer who has overcome adversity and addiction to go on to a successful marriage and career.

David A. Arnold         You’re probably asking yourself “Who is David A. Arnold?” Don’t feel bad, David answers that question in his latest self-produced stand up DVD “I’ve Never Heard of You Either!” More and more people became aware of Arnold’s stand up presence when he was selected to perform on the premiere of Russell Simmons’ presents “The Ruckus” on Comedy Central. Also dates with “Shaq’s All Star Comedy Tour” has raised David’s profile as ...


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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 IIIDenzel 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 DB3tv.com and denzelburnside3.com. Denzel was...


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Angela “Asa Lovechild” Arnold         Singer, actress & writer, Angela “Asa Lovechild” Arnold, is a native of Louisville, KY who started her entertainment career on the theatre stage at the age of four. Working under the tutelage of Nona Hendryx, Ruby Dee, Tsidii Le Loka (Lion King), Dr. Barbara Ann Teer and many others, Asa Lovechild holds a degree in Literature and Theatre Arts (musical and dramatic) from The University of Louisville.She is a f...


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