32 Times Black Men Played Black Women On "SNL"
In 37 years, Saturday Night Live has had 137 cast members, and only four of them have been African-American women. But the show's nine male African-American cast members have played just about every black woman ever.
This past weekend, Saturday Night Live poked fun at its diversity problem. This list should help demonstrate exactly how bad that problem is.
Tim Meadows portrayed Oprah Winfrey during the "Oprah" skit on May 9, 1998.
2. Wilma McNabb
3. Whoopi Goldberg
Kenan Thompson was Whoopi Goldberg during Weekend Update on March 13, 2010.
4. Dr. Vivian Stam
5. Tina Turner
Garrett Morris performed on SNL as Tina Turner in the 1970s.
6. Diana Ross
Garrett Morris portrayed Diana Ross during the "Weekend Update" skit on Nov. 4, 1978.
7. Claudine Parker
8. Raven Symoné
Kenan Thompson impersonated former Disney Channel star Raven Symoné in March 2011.
9. Virginiaca Hastings
10. Chaka Khan
Kenan Thompson played Chaka Khan during "The LaToya Jackson Show" skit on Dec. 6, 2008.
11. Mrs. Stapleton
12. Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shephard
In a skit parodying The View from March 2009, Kenan Thompson was Whoopi Goldberg and Tracy Morgan was Sherri Shepherd.
13. Eleanor Johnsonduring
14. Star Jones
Both Tracy Morgan and Kenan Thompson took turns performing as Star Jones over their years on the cast.
15. LaWanda Page
Tracy Morgan portrayed American actress and comedienne LaWanda Page during "Super Buzzers" skit on March 2, 2002.
16. Florida Evans of Good Times
Kenan Thompson portrayed the character of Florida Evans during the Good Times skit on April 10, 2004.
17. Barbara Birmingham
18. Lil' Kim
Kenan Thompson was Lil' Kim during "The Search for the Next Doll" skit on March 17, 2007.
19. Cynthia McKinney
Kenan Thompson portrayed American politician Cynthia McKinney during an Anderson Cooper 360 skit on April 8, 2006.
20. Quvenzhané Wallis
Comedian Kevin Hart played 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis when he hosted SNL in March 2013.
21. Robbin Grider and Lorena Porter Shelby
22. Maya Angelou
Tracy Morgan portrayed author Maya Angelou during Weekend Update on Jan. 12, 2002.
23. Deronica and Yonette
24. Bobbi Kristina Brown
Kenan Thompson portrayed Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown in a skit on Dec.13, 2003.
25. Fatasia Divine
26. Tracy Chapman
Tim Meadows played singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman during "The Sinead O'Connor Awards" skit on Feb. 23, 1991.
28. Aretha Franklin
Both Tracy Morgan and Kenan Thompson have played songstress Aretha Franklin on SNL. Morgan played her during the "J.Lo vs. Mango" skit on Feb. 10, 2001, while Thompson played her during an Access Hollywood skit on Oct. 22, 2005.
30. Venus and Serena Williams
Tracy Morgan and Dean Edwards were Venus Williams and Serena Williams during the "Tennis Talk" skit on Nov. 16, 2002.
31. Missy Elliott
Tracy Morgan portrayed Missy Elliott during "Dropping the LBs with Missy E" skit on Nov. 9, 2002.