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Meet Mega Hollywood Stars With African Roots

It is easy to watch the movies and see someone that we love on the screen either with a black skin or white skin and not even know that we ...

It is easy to watch the movies and see someone that we love on the screen either with a black skin or white skin and not even know that we share the same nationality with them. 

There are some Hollywood stars that have been able to carve a niche for themselves in the number one movie industry of the world as Africans.

Danai Gurira 
This Hollywood diva is from Zimbabwe and has been able to carve a niche for herself in Hollywood with roles in movies like Lie to Me, Law and Order, The Visitor, Ghost Townand My Soul to Take, but is probably best known for her role as the sword-wielding character Michonne on the AMC series The Walking Dead.
Danai Gurira 

Chiwetel Ejiofor 
Born in England to Nigerian parents, he starred in many classic Hollywood movies like “12 Years A Slave,” “The Martian,” “Z For Zachariah,” with the latest being “Triple 9.” How cool can this dude be?

Charlize Theron 
Hollywood actress Charlize Theron is known for her roles in blockbuster movies like “The Devil’s Advocate,” “North Country,” “Prometheus,” “Monster,” among many others but many of her fans do not know that she is actually South African born and grew up in South Africa with her first language being Afrikaans.

Idris Elba 
Idris Elba might have lived most of his life in England but the fact remains that his father is from Sierra Leone while his mother is from Ghana. He starred in the highly acclaimed movie “Beasts of No Nation,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Luther,” to mention but a few.
Charlize Theron 

Djimon Hounsou 
He used to be a model before quitting the runways to act in “Gladiator,” “Furious 7,” “Blood Diamond” among some other blockbuster releases.While we love his incredible acting skills, we just need to take a moment to remind you that he was born in Cotonu, Benin.

Sophie Okenedo
Although this star actress holds a British citizenship, her father is actually from Nigeria while her mother is Jewish. She has starred in movies such as “Hotel Rwanda,” “After Earth,” “The Secret Life Of Bees,” “Sinbad,” among a host of many others and was actually conferred with an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2010 by Queen Elizabeth.
Idris Elba 

Lupita Nyong'o 
Oscar award winning actress, Lupita stole the hearts of many across the globe when she starred in the movie “12 Years A Slave” and has since gone on to feature in movies like“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “The Jungle Book,” and “The Queen of Kwate.” Lupita is of Mexican and Kenyan descent and is currently repping Africa in Hollywood. - Online Sources 

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