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26 Side-By-Sides Of Black Actresses Then Vs. Now That Might Surprise You

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Angela Bassett

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Then: Enough premiere in 2001.

Now: Marvel Studios' Black Panther premiere in 2018.

Bianca Lawson

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Then: Save the Last Dance premiere in 2001.

Now: 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards in 2018.

Cicely Tyson

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Then: The Broadway opening of Dance of Death in 2001.

Now: Honored at the National CARES Mentoring Movement's third annual For The Love Of Our Children Gala in 2018.

Danai Gurira

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Then: 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in 2001.

Now: Premiere of Marvel Studios' Black Panther in 2018.

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Eve

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Then: Challenge for the Children celebrity basketball game in 2000.

Now: 60th Annual Grammy Awards in 2018.

Franchesca Ramsey

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Then: "Pinspiring" Dove Self-Esteem Project Workshop for Girls in 2015.

Now: HBO's 2 Dope Queens NYC slumber party in 2018.

Gabrielle Union

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Then: Premiere of Fox Searchlight's Kingdom Come in 2001.

Now: Refinery29 29Rooms Los Angeles: Turn It Into Art opening night party in 2018.

Halle Berry

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Then: Swordfish photo call in 2001.

Now: 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2018.

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Issa Rae

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Then: XoJane.com's first "25 Most Shameless People on the Web" list celebration in 2014.

Now: DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert in 2018.

Jada Pinkett Smith

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Then: Bamboozled premiere in 2000.

Now: The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation Presents Broadening the Lens: Perspective on Diverse Storytelling panel in 2018.

Kerry Washington

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Then: Save the Last Dance premiere in 2001.

Now: 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards in 2018.

Lupita Nyong’o

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Then: 12 Years A Slave premiere in 2013.

Now: Premiere of Marvel Studios' Black Panther in 2018.

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Maya Rudolph

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Then: amfAR Benefit Honors Gala in 2003.

Now: 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2018.

Nia Long

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Then: Holding her award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for The Best Man at the 31st NAACP Image Awards in 2000.

Now: American Black Film Festival Honors in 2017.

Octavia Spencer

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Then: Comedy Central Emmy Party in 2006.

Now: A Kid Like Jake pre-party at Sundance Film Festival 2018.

Phylicia Rashad

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Then: Posing with her People's Choice Award in 1989.

Now: Jazz at Lincoln Center 2017 Gala "Ella at 100: Forever the First Lady of Song" in 2017.

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Queen Latifah

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Then: Backstage at KMEL Summer Jam in 1993.

Now: Essence Festival 2017.

Regina King

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Then: Premiere of Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde in 2003.

Now: Premiere Of Netflix's Bright in 2017.

Sanaa Lathan

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Then: Premiere of the HBO film Disappearing Acts in 2000.

Now: Screening for FOX TV's Shots Fired in 2017.

Tracee Ellis Ross

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Then: Announcement of UPN's 2002–2003 primetime schedule of series in 2002.

Now: 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2018.

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Uzo Aduba

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Then: After party for Broadway's Godspell in 2011.

Now: Netflix hosts the SAG afterparty in 2018.

Viola Davis

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Then: Premiere of Solaris in 2002.

Now: Focus Features' Golden Globe Awards afterparty in 2018.

Whoopi Goldberg

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Then: Holding her People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a Comedy Motion Picture in 1994.

Now: National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala in 2018.

Xosha Roquemore

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Then: AFI FEST screening of Precious in 2009.

Now: 11th annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews for Hulu's The Mindy Project in 2017.

Yara Shahidi

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Then: Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in 2009.

Now: Premiere of Marvel Studios' Black Panther in 2018.

Zoë Kravitz

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Then: DVD release party for the first three seasons of Seinfeld in 2004.

Now: InStyle and Warner Bros. 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party in 2018.