Where Are They Now? 10 Black Actresses Who Should Have Blown Up Big…

May 31, 2012  |  
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Shareeka Epps

If you’re huge Ryan Gosling fans like we are, you’ve probably seen, or at least heard of the movie Half Nelson. And while Gosling’s great work as a drug addicted teacher garnered him an Academy Award nomination, Shareeka Epps, who played his loyal student, Drey, should have received one too for her amazing acting in the film. If you haven’t seen it, please check it out via Netflix (they do have it on instant!). The Brooklyn-born actress has done mostly independent films since then (see The Winning Season, Mother and Child, My Soul to Take and Yelling to the Sky with Zoe Kravitz and Gabourey Sidibe), but nevertheless, she’s been great, and we’re hoping to see more of her soon.

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