10 most famous black actresses in their 50s (2022) in Hollywood

10 most famous black actresses in their 50s
10 most famous black actresses in their 50s

Ranking Top 10 most famous black actresses in their 50s (2022) is not an easy task. The difficult part is, who’d you exclude from the list? Black actresses have won the hearts of millions of their fans by their acting prowess and significant on-screen presence. They are beautiful and extremely talented.

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  1. Jasmine Guy

    Jasmine Guy
    Jasmine Guy
    Age: 60 years 2 months 13 days

  2. Karyn Parsons-Rockwell

    Karyn Parsons-Rockwell
    Karyn Parsons Rockwell
    Age: 55 years 7 months 15 days

  3. T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh

    T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh
    TKeyah Crystal Keymah
    Age: 59 years 7 months 10 days

  4. The Lady of Rage

    The Lady of Rage
    The Lady of Rage
    Age: 54 years 3 months 17 days

  5. Kim Coles

    Kim Coles
    Kim Coles
    Age: 60 years 4 months 12 days

  6. Rachel True

    Rachel True
    Rachel True
    Age: 55 years 6 months 8 days

  7. Wanda Sykes

    Wanda Sykes
    Wanda Sykes
    58 years 2 months 16 days

  8. Vivica A. Fox

    Vivica A. Fox
    Vivica A. Fox
    Age: 57 years 9 months 24 days

  9. Viola Davis

    Viola Davis
    Viola Davis
    Age: 56 years 9 months 12 days

  10. Janet Jackson

    Janet Jackson
    Janet Jackson
    Age: 56 years 9 months 12 days


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How we’ve measured the popularity of these black actresses in their 50s as of 2022?

In present age, measuring one’s popularity is not that tough. Especially if someone has extensive footprint in digital arena i.e on internet, the task becomes even easier. One’s popularity can easily be measured by number of her Instagram followers, Twitter Followers, Facebook Followers, number of monthly Google search by her name, number of articles on Google on her name etc.. The more the value of these parameters, the more popular she is.

Which search term we’ve used to find out the number of articles on Google against a black actress in her 50s?

To find out the number of articles published on black actresses in their 50s, we’ve used allintitle:Name of the actress in Google search field. See the picture below to better understand. Here allintitle: operator returns all the search results which have the name of the actress in the title of an article.

10 most famous black actresses in their 50s (2022) in Hollywood
10 most famous black actresses in their 50s

We searched allintitle:Viola Davis (No space after colon) and got the result. She is having 170,000 articles published on Google as on May 23, 2022 as shown in the picture above.

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Black actresses in their 50s – Who are Black Americans?

Black Americans or African Americans are an ethnic group in America with total or partial ancestry links to black racial groups in Africa. African Americans, today, constitute the third largest ethnic group in America. Arrival of Black Americans in America mostly started from 16th century as a part of transatlantic slave trade by Europeans. They mostly transported to mainland America from West and Central Africa. The first record of arrival of these black people dates back to August 1619. The record “20 and odd negroes“, which states, they were shipped to Jamestown, Virginia via Cape Comfort. Today Black Americans are as successful on American soil as other Europeans.

History of Afro-American Actors / Actresses in Hollywood

African-Americans actors in Hollywood used to be mainly cast in menial roles like servant, driver, shopkeepers etc..Black actors were portrayed in mainly three themes; a tale of rags to riches, thug life, or segregation.

Through most of the 20th century, images of African-Americans in advertising were mainly limited to servants like the pancake-mammy Aunt Jemima and Rastus, the chef on the Cream of Wheat box.

New York Times

Due to racial discrimination in America in 19th and early 20th century, Hollywood producers / directors often avoided casting of black actors in their movies. Things started to change from 20th century. Actor and singer Al Jolson, made blackface popular in media through characters like Amos ‘n’ Andy in 1950s.

In early 1900s, white audience largely prefer to see Afro-Americans in comic roles while Black community wants to see the real-life portrayal of their lives on-screen.

Directors like Spike Lee and Tyler Perry have contributed a significant part in bringing the black lives on-screen.

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Movies like 12 Years a Slave, Fruitvale Station, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Best Man Holiday and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom helped change the perception on black actors in America.

10 hottest black actresses in their 50s

Karyn Parsons-Rockwell, Age: 55 years 7 months 15 days

Karyn Parsons-Rockwell - Black actresses in their 50s
Karyn Parsons-Rockwell – Black actresses in their 50s
NameKaryn Parsons-Rockwell
DoB08-Oct-66
Age as on May 23, 202255 years 7 months 15 days
Height5′ 7″
Net Worth as of 2022$1.5 Million
Affairs / Partners / Wife Alexandre Rockwell (m. 2003), Randy Brooks (m. 1987–1990)
Known forHilary Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Number of articles on Google as on May 23, 202294
Instagram Accounthttps://www.instagram.com/karynparsons
Number of Instagram Followers as on  May 23, 2022304k
Number of Instagram Followings as on  May 23, 2022249
Twitter HandleComment below if you know
Karyn Parsons-Rockwell Age, Net Worth, Recent Affairs, Instagram, Twitter, Popularity based on Google Search

Karyn Parsons-Rockwell – Did You Know?

  • Karyn Parsons-Rockwell’s mother, Louise Parsons, is African-American from Charleston, South Carolina and her father, Kenneth B. Parsons, is British American of English and Welsh descent and from Butte, Montana
  • Parsons was married to The Young and the Restless actor Randy Brooks from 1987 to 1990. She is presently married to director Alexandre Rockwell. Parsons and Rockwell married in 2003. Together they have a daughter, Lana, and a son, Nico.

T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, Age: 59 years 7 months 10 days

T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh - Black actresses in their 50s
T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh – Black actresses in their 50s
NameT’Keyah Crystal Keymáh
DoBOctober 13, 1962
Age as on May 23, 202259 years 7 months 10 days
Height5′ 7″
Net Worth as of 2022$3 Million
Affairs / Partners / WifeWill Update Soon
Known forErica Lucas on the CBS sitcom Cosby and Tanya Baxter
Number of articles on Google as on May 23, 20221,580
Instagram Accounthttps://www.instagram.com/tkeyahcrystal
Number of Instagram Followers as on  May 23, 202214.1k
Number of Instagram Followings as on  May 23, 20223967
Twitter HandleComment below if you know
T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh Age, Net Worth, Recent Affairs, Instagram, Twitter, Popularity based on Google Search

The Lady of Rage, Age: 54 years 3 months 17 days

 The Lady of Rage - Black actresses in their 50s
The Lady of Rage – Black actresses in their 50s
NameThe Lady of Rage
DoB06-Feb-68
Age as on May 23, 202254 years 3 months 17 days
Height5′ 6″
Net Worth as of 2022$2 Million
Affairs / Partners / Wife
Known forRapper, singer and actress
Number of articles on Google as on May 23, 20224,850
Instagram Accounthttps://www.instagram.com/theladyofrage_
Number of Instagram Followers as on  May 23, 2022140k
Number of Instagram Followings as on  May 23, 20221189
Twitter HandleComment below if you know
The Lady of Rage Age, Net Worth, Recent Affairs, Instagram, Twitter, Popularity based on Google Search

Kim Coles, Age: 60 years 4 months 12 days

 Kim Coles - Black actresses in their 50s
Kim Coles – Black actresses in their 50s
NameKim Coles
DoB11-Jan-62
Age as on May 23, 202260 years 4 months 12 days
Height5′ 9″
Net Worth as of 2022$3 Million
Affairs / Partners / WifeReggie Mckiver (m. 2015–2019), Aton Edwards (m. 1985–1995)
Known forSynclaire James-Jones on television sitcom Living Single
Number of articles on Google as on May 23, 202216,700
Instagram Accounthttps://www.instagram.com/kimcoles
Number of Instagram Followers as on  May 23, 2022210k
Number of Instagram Followings as on  May 23, 20221533
Twitter Handlehttps://twitter.com/kimcoles
Kim Coles Age, Net Worth, Recent Affairs, Instagram, Twitter, Popularity based on Google Search

Rachel True, Age: 55 years 6 months 8 days

 Rachel True - Black actresses in their 50s
Rachel True – Black actresses in their 50s
NameRachel True
DoB15-Nov-66
Age as on May 23, 202255 years 6 months 8 days
Height5′ 2″
Net Worth as of 2022$1 Million
Affairs / Partners / WifeNot Known
Known forThe Craft, Nowhere, and Half Baked
Number of articles on Google as on May 23, 202227,800
Instagram Accounthttps://www.instagram.com/trueracheltrue
Number of Instagram Followers as on  May 23, 2022162k
Number of Instagram Followings as on  May 23, 2022970
Twitter Handlehttps://twitter.com/RachelTrue
Rachel True Age, Net Worth, Recent Affairs, Instagram, Twitter, Popularity based on Google Search

Wanda Sykes, Age: 58 years 2 months 16 days

 Wanda Sykes - Black actresses in their 50s
Wanda Sykes – Black actresses in their 50s
NameWanda Sykes
DoB07-Mar-64
Age as on May 23, 202258 years 2 months 16 days
Height5′ 2″
Net Worth as of 2022$10 Million
Affairs / Partners / WifeAlex Sykes (m. 2008), Dave Hall (m. 1991–1998)
Known forThe Chris Rock Show
Number of articles on Google as on May 23, 202235,100
Instagram AccountComment below if you know
Number of Instagram Followers as on  May 23, 2022Comment below if you know
Number of Instagram Followings as on  May 23, 2022Comment below if you know
Twitter Handlehttps://twitter.com/iamwandasykes
Wanda Sykes Age, Net Worth, Recent Affairs, Instagram, Twitter, Popularity based on Google Search

Vivica A. Fox, Age: 57 years 9 months 24 days

 Vivica A. Fox - Black actresses in their 50s
Vivica A. Fox – Black actresses in their 50s
NameVivica A. Fox
DoB30-Jul-64
Age as on May 23, 202257 years 9 months 24 days
Height5′ 7″
Net Worth as of 2022$4 Million
Affairs / Partners / Wife Christopher Harvest (m. 1998–2002)
Known forAmerican actress, producer and television host
Number of articles on Google as on May 23, 202263,500
Instagram Accounthttps://www.instagram.com/msvfox
Number of Instagram Followers as on  May 23, 20221.6m
Number of Instagram Followings as on  May 23, 20221463
Twitter Handlehttps://twitter.com/MsVivicaFox
Vivica A. Fox Age, Net Worth, Recent Affairs, Instagram, Twitter, Popularity based on Google Search

Jasmine Guy, Age: 60 years 2 months 13 days

 Jasmine Guy - Black actresses in their 50s
Jasmine Guy – Black actresses in their 50s
NameJasmine Guy
DoB10-Mar-62
Age as on May 23, 202260 years 2 months 13 days
Height5′ 2″
Net Worth as of 2022$4 million
Affairs / Partners / Wife Terrence Duckett (m. 1998–2008)
Known forDina in the 1988 film School Daze and as Whitley Gilbert-Wayne on the NBC The Cosby Show spin-off A Different World
Number of articles on Google as on May 23, 202267,500
Instagram Accounthttps://www.instagram.com/iamjasmineguy
Number of Instagram Followers as on  May 23, 2022306k
Number of Instagram Followings as on  May 23, 202276
Twitter HandleComment below if you know
Jasmine Guy Age, Net Worth, Recent Affairs, Instagram, Twitter, Popularity based on Google Search

Viola Davis, Age: 56 years 9 months 12 days

 Viola Davis - Black actresses in their 50s
Viola Davis – Black actresses in their 50s
NameViola Davis
DoB11-Aug-65
Age as on May 23, 202256 years 9 months 12 days
Height5′ 5″
Net Worth as of 2022$30 million 
Affairs / Partners / Wife Julius Tennon (m. 2003)
Known forAmerican actress and producer
Number of articles on Google as on May 23, 2022170,000
Instagram Accounthttps://www.instagram.com/violadavis
Number of Instagram Followers as on  May 23, 20228m
Number of Instagram Followings as on  May 23, 2022596
Twitter Handlehttps://twitter.com/violadavis
Black actresses in their 50s – Viola Davis Age, Net Worth, Recent Affairs, Instagram, Twitter, Popularity based on Google Search

Janet Jackson, Age: 56 years 0 months 7 days

 Janet Jackson - Black actresses in their 50s
Janet Jackson – Black actresses in their 50s
NameJanet Jackson
DoB16-May-66
Age as on May 23, 202256 years 0 months 7 days
Height5′ 6″
Net Worth as of 2022$190 million
Affairs / Partners / Wife Wissam Al Mana (m. 2012), René Elizondo Jr. (m. 1991–2000), James DeBarge (m. 1984–1985)
Known forSinger, songwriter, actress, and dancer.
Number of articles on Google as on May 23, 2022556,000
Instagram Accounthttps://www.instagram.com/janetjackson
Number of Instagram Followers as on  May 23, 20225.7m
Number of Instagram Followings as on  May 23, 2022176
Twitter Handlehttps://twitter.com/JanetJackson
Black actresses in their 50s – Janet Jackson Age, Net Worth, Recent Affairs, Instagram, Twitter, Popularity based on Google Search
  •  Lena Horne is Jackson’s inspiration in Entertainment Industry.
  • Jackson is “a very big Joni Mitchell fan”.
  • Janet Jackson eloped with singer James DeBarge in September 1984.

Who is the most famous black actress in her 50s?

If we consider, number of articles on Google against one’s name as the measure of popularity, Janet Jackson is undoubtedly the most famous black actress in her 40s. She has 556,000 articles on Google as on May 23, 2022 followed by Viola Davis ( 170,000 articles) and Jasmine Guy ( 67,500 articles).  Janet Jackson also has a whopping 5.7 million followers on Instagram which clearly asserts her popularity.

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