Prime Time To Shine: 9 Actresses Who Are Ready For Their Big Breakthrough

November 19, 2012 ‐ By M A


It hasn’t been an easy road to stardom for some of these talented ladies, and while they’ve gotten their chance to shine in supporting roles and lesser-known flicks, these actresses have too much talent and too much ambition to be relegated to the background for much longer. With the roles they’ve snagged this year, these ladies are poised to be the next big thing. Here are 10 actresses who are ready to have their breakthrough.

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  • This list has a few people to question, but there’s no doubt that Regina Hall, Kimberly Elise, Tasha Smith, and Megan Good need to be on the forefront of black Hollywood. It saddens me that “reality stars’ can get deals and shows like it’s nothing for their buffoonery but these hard working women are left for supporting actress roles.

  • Chrissy85

    Jurnee Smollett & Nicole Beharie and a few others should have been on this list… most of these people are already household names espicall Megan Good and Elise Neal

  • gsutiger

    Your right – Kimberly Elise needs her moment. Totally underrated.

  • Ms. Bee

    Kimberly Elise cries on cue better than any actress I know.

  • Ms. Bee

    I love Anika Noni Rose the most of everyone on this list, and I can see her getting a breakthrough role here soon. She’s very VERY talented, and very humble.

  • scandalous7

    Its time for Kimberly Elise to break through more than anyone on this list in my opinion.

  • When is Yelling to the Sky coming out in theaters nationwide?!!? I been waiting for like 2 years for it…

  • Elise Neal, Tasha Smith & Meagan Good are already household names (black households anyway;)

    • scandalous7

      sorry to say, but that is not enough