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Genre: Romantic Comedy

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An 18-year-old girl is ecstatic when she finds out that her favorite rock star is a guest at the tropical resort where she is working for the summer. When they are both thrown overboard during a cruise and find themselves stranded on a remote beach, she fails to tell him the beach is just down the road from the resort.




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Lupita Nyong'o

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is of Mexican and Kenyan descent. She was born in Mexico City but was raised in Kenya and educated in the United States. Earlier this year she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her first starring role in "12 Years a Slave." People magazine subsequently named her the "Most Beautiful" star of 2014.

During the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon in February, the actress talked about being bullied as a child and wishing she could change her skin color.

She told the Associated Press: "I got teased and taunted about my skin. My one prayer to God was that I would wake up lighter skinned."

She added: "The morning would come and I would be so excited about seeing my new skin that I would refuse to look down at myself until I was in front of the mirror because I wanted to see my face first. Every day I would feel the disappointment of being just as dark as the day before."

She later accepted her skin tone after learning about the beautiful dark skinned model Alex Wek.

Nyong'o is just one of many beautiful black actresses in Hollywood.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

Halle is probably one of Hollywood's most famous black actresses. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a black father and caucasian mother. She has mentioned that her biracial background was painful and confusing when she was a young woman, and she made the decision early on to live as a black woman because she knew that was how she would be perceived.

She started modeling before launching her acting career and landed her first major role in the Spike Lee film "Jungle Fever." She is known for films including "X-Men," "Monster's Ball," and "Die Another Day."

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

Zoe stars in one of summer's most anticipated films, "Guardians of the Galaxy." She covers her beautiful body in bold make-up to play the green-skinned alien assassin Gamora.

The black latina actress was born Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario in Passaic, N.J., and was raised in Queens, N.Y., before moving to the Dominican Republic, where her father was born. Her mother is of Puerto Rican descent.

The star returned to the United States as a teenager and got her first big break in show business when she appeared in the 2000 film "Center Stage." She is most known for the films "Avatar" and "Star Trek."

She landed the lead role in an upcoming Nina Simone biopic, causing controversy because of her latin roots.  She told Allure magazine in 2013: "It doesn't matter how much backlash I will get for it, I will honor and respect my black community because that’s who I am."

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Kerry was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. to an African American father and Jamaican American mother. The actress has described her mother as having a mixed-race background with English, Scottish, and Native American roots.

Kerry is widely known for her leading role on the hit TV series "Scandal," for which she received several awards, including a Golden Globe. She also starred in films such as "Ray" and "Django Unchained."

During a guest hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" in 2013 she did a sketch mocking the lack of African-American women in the comedy show's cast.

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton

British actress Thandiwe Melanie "Thandie" Newton was born in London to an English father and Zimbabwean mother, who was a Shona princess. Newton has starred in films including "Crash," "Mission: Impossible II" and "Beloved."

According to Intermix.com, the actress once said: "I used to feel as neither white nor black, but as a bridge between both. Now I see myself as black. There is a side of me that would like to go back to how I used to feel. But then I was looking at my peers. Now I'm looking at the whole world.'


Jada Pinkett-Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada was born in Baltimore, MD and is of African-American, West Indian, Creole, and Portuguese-Jewish descent. She starred in th 90s sitcom "A Different World" and has appeared in films including "The Nutty Professor," "Set It Off," "The Matrix Reloaded," and "Madagascar." She also plays in the band Wicked Wisdom. She is married to fellow actor Will Smith.

In 2013, she posted a message on Facebook musing whether white women should be allowed to pose on the covers of black magazines, such as Essence, Ebony and Jet. "I pose this question with the hope that it opens a discussion about how we can build a community for women based upon us all taking a deeper interest in one another," she wrote.

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

Union was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and modeled a bit before landing acting debut in 1999's "She's All That." She has appeared in the films "Think Like A Man Too" and "Good Deeds." She currently stars in the TV series "Being Mary Jane."

During a speech at the 2013 Black Women in Hollywood luncheon where she received the Fierce and Fearless award, Union talked about she used to be mean to her fellow black actresses and how that experience made her into a better person.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Actress/singer Jennifer Hudson was born in Chicago, Ill. She catapulted to fame after appearing on the third season of "American Idol" and subsequentily landing a role in "Dreamgirls," for which she won an Academy Award. She has also appeared in "The Secret Life of Bees" and "Winnie Mandela." She won a Grammy award for her self-titled debut album.

Nia Long

Nia Long

Brooklyn-born Nia Long was raised in Los Angeles and is of of Trinidadian descent.

She talked to the Huffington Post in 2013 about the lack of diversity in the film industry but didn't blame her race for preventing her from getting work.

"It's tough, because it's Hollywood. It's tough, because we're women. It's tough, because we're not in our 20s. It's tough no matter how you look at it. I'm not one of these people who walks around and goes 'Oh my God, it's soo hard being a black actress,' but this business is hard," she said.

She has appeared in films including "Friday," "Soul Food," "The Best Man," "Big Momma's House" and "Are We There Yet?"

Regina King

Regina King

Regina King was born in Los Angeles and kicked off her acting career as a teenager in the sitcom "227." She has also starred in the TV series "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Boondocks."

Before "Scandal," King was one of the few African-American women starring on primetime television in "Southland." She told The Daily Beast in 2012. "It's incredibly hard out there for women of color. That's why I do love being a woman of substance on Southland. Someone who isn't a caricature and isn't a stereotype. But remember she wasn't written as a black character and that makes a big difference in how she can be portrayed."

Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan is part African American and part Native American. Her first names translates into "art" in Swahili and "brilliance" in Arabic.

She has appeared in films including "Love & Basketball" and "The Best Man." Earlier this year she starred in the thriller "Repentance," opposite Anthony Mackie & Forest Whitaker. She pointed out to BET.com that, "You don't see a lot of psychological thrillers with all-Black casts."

She later told Ebony.com: "I think one of the reasons why Best Man Holiday did so well is because it’s universal. I know a lot of white people who went to go see that, and loved it just as much as the black people who went. That’s how all of these movies should be. We are the human race, and, yes, we have our cultural differences. But like Repentance—it’s a black psychological thriller, but there’s nothing black about it except that the cast is black."

Meagan Good

Meagan Good

Meagan Good was born in Los Angeles and claims Jewish, African, Puerto Rican, Barbadian and Cherokee roots. She made her film debut in "Friday" and has starred in movies including "You Got Served," "Stomp the Yard," and "Jumping the Broom." Her small screen credits include "The Famous Jett Jackson," "My Wife and Kids" and the shortly lived "Deception."

In June 2014 she talked to RollingOut magazine about the double standards in Hollywood. She said: "If Angelina Jolie goes topless, everyone goes 'Wow, she’s so badass, so committed to her craft. But if Halle Berry goes topless, everyone's like 'She's a slut. She probably took a bunch of money to do that.' People attack her with unsavory names. And it's unfortunate...There's definitely a double standard but I can’t put my finger on exactly why that is."

Nicole Ari Parker

Nicole Ari Parker

Nicole was born in Baltimore, MD, and is known for roles in films such as "Brown Sugar," "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins" and "Black Dynamite." She has also starred in the TV series "Soul Food" and "Second Time Around."

She told Dallas Black in 2004: "I’m just light-skinned and from Baltimore...My mother's from North Carolina and she has green eyes and freckles. So, I'm sure there's a whole lot of white and Native-American mixed-in there. But I'm only claiming African-American, because that's really what I know."

Taraji P Henson


Taraji P Henson

Taraji was born in Washington, D.C. Her first and middle name (Penda) are Swahili meaning hope and love. She is known for roles  "Hustle and Flow" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," for which she receive an Oscar nomination. She also starred in the CBS series "Person of Interest."

She was once accused of saying she was done with dating black men. She clarified to Hip Hollywood earlier this year: "[ The media] said I was done with black men. I have a black son, what are you saying, what does that mean?”

"I said that I have started dating other cultures, so it was a celebration of other cultures and not a put down of my own. That's stupid. Why would I say I'm done with black men. That's dumb."

Angela Basset

Angela Bassett

Angela was born in Harlem, N.Y. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in African-American studies from Yale University in 1980 and later earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama.

She is known for films including "Waiting To Exhale," and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back."She earned an Oscar nomination for her role as Tina Turner in "What's Love Got To Do With It." She starred in the TV series "ER" and "American Horror Story."

In 2013 was asked by Huff Post Live about the importance of seeing black women like Kerry Washington ("Scandal") fulfilling big roles on the big and small screen. "Get used to it," she said. She added that over time, it will be "no big deal" to see African-American actresses in roles that didn't specifically call for a black woman.

She is making her directorial debut in a made-for-television biopic about Whitney Houston.

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Lupita Nyong'o

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is of Mexican and Kenyan descent. She was born in Mexico City but was raised in Kenya and educated in the United States. Earlier this year she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her first starring role in "12 Years a Slave." People magazine subsequently named her the "Most Beautiful" star of 2014.

During the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon in February, the actress talked about being bullied as a child and wishing she could change her skin color.

She told the Associated Press: "I got teased and taunted about my skin. My one prayer to God was that I would wake up lighter skinned."

She added: "The morning would come and I would be so excited about seeing my new skin that I would refuse to look down at myself until I was in front of the mirror because I wanted to see my face first. Every day I would feel the disappointment of being just as dark as the day before."

She later accepted her skin tone after learning about the beautiful dark skinned model Alex Wek.

Nyong'o is just one of many beautiful black actresses in Hollywood.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

Halle is probably one of Hollywood's most famous black actresses. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a black father and caucasian mother. She has mentioned that her biracial background was painful and confusing when she was a young woman, and she made the decision early on to live as a black woman because she knew that was how she would be perceived.

She started modeling before launching her acting career and landed her first major role in the Spike Lee film "Jungle Fever." She is known for films including "X-Men," "Monster's Ball," and "Die Another Day."

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

Zoe stars in one of summer's most anticipated films, "Guardians of the Galaxy." She covers her beautiful body in bold make-up to play the green-skinned alien assassin Gamora.

The black latina actress was born Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario in Passaic, N.J., and was raised in Queens, N.Y., before moving to the Dominican Republic, where her father was born. Her mother is of Puerto Rican descent.

The star returned to the United States as a teenager and got her first big break in show business when she appeared in the 2000 film "Center Stage." She is most known for the films "Avatar" and "Star Trek."

She landed the lead role in an upcoming Nina Simone biopic, causing controversy because of her latin roots.  She told Allure magazine in 2013: "It doesn't matter how much backlash I will get for it, I will honor and respect my black community because that’s who I am."

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Kerry was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. to an African American father and Jamaican American mother. The actress has described her mother as having a mixed-race background with English, Scottish, and Native American roots.

Kerry is widely known for her leading role on the hit TV series "Scandal," for which she received several awards, including a Golden Globe. She also starred in films such as "Ray" and "Django Unchained."

During a guest hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" in 2013 she did a sketch mocking the lack of African-American women in the comedy show's cast.

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton

British actress Thandiwe Melanie "Thandie" Newton was born in London to an English father and Zimbabwean mother, who was a Shona princess. Newton has starred in films including "Crash," "Mission: Impossible II" and "Beloved."

According to Intermix.com, the actress once said: "I used to feel as neither white nor black, but as a bridge between both. Now I see myself as black. There is a side of me that would like to go back to how I used to feel. But then I was looking at my peers. Now I'm looking at the whole world.'

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Jada Pinkett-Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada was born in Baltimore, MD and is of African-American, West Indian, Creole, and Portuguese-Jewish descent. She starred in th 90s sitcom "A Different World" and has appeared in films including "The Nutty Professor," "Set It Off," "The Matrix Reloaded," and "Madagascar." She also plays in the band Wicked Wisdom. She is married to fellow actor Will Smith.

In 2013, she posted a message on Facebook musing whether white women should be allowed to pose on the covers of black magazines, such as Essence, Ebony and Jet. "I pose this question with the hope that it opens a discussion about how we can build a community for women based upon us all taking a deeper interest in one another," she wrote.

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

Union was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and modeled a bit before landing acting debut in 1999's "She's All That." She has appeared in the films "Think Like A Man Too" and "Good Deeds." She currently stars in the TV series "Being Mary Jane."

During a speech at the 2013 Black Women in Hollywood luncheon where she received the Fierce and Fearless award, Union talked about she used to be mean to her fellow black actresses and how that experience made her into a better person.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Actress/singer Jennifer Hudson was born in Chicago, Ill. She catapulted to fame after appearing on the third season of "American Idol" and subsequentily landing a role in "Dreamgirls," for which she won an Academy Award. She has also appeared in "The Secret Life of Bees" and "Winnie Mandela." She won a Grammy award for her self-titled debut album.

Nia Long

Nia Long

Brooklyn-born Nia Long was raised in Los Angeles and is of of Trinidadian descent.

She talked to the Huffington Post in 2013 about the lack of diversity in the film industry but didn't blame her race for preventing her from getting work.

"It's tough, because it's Hollywood. It's tough, because we're women. It's tough, because we're not in our 20s. It's tough no matter how you look at it. I'm not one of these people who walks around and goes 'Oh my God, it's soo hard being a black actress,' but this business is hard," she said.

She has appeared in films including "Friday," "Soul Food," "The Best Man," "Big Momma's House" and "Are We There Yet?"

Regina King

Regina King

Regina King was born in Los Angeles and kicked off her acting career as a teenager in the sitcom "227." She has also starred in the TV series "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Boondocks."

Before "Scandal," King was one of the few African-American women starring on primetime television in "Southland." She told The Daily Beast in 2012. "It's incredibly hard out there for women of color. That's why I do love being a woman of substance on Southland. Someone who isn't a caricature and isn't a stereotype. But remember she wasn't written as a black character and that makes a big difference in how she can be portrayed."

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Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan is part African American and part Native American. Her first names translates into "art" in Swahili and "brilliance" in Arabic.

She has appeared in films including "Love & Basketball" and "The Best Man." Earlier this year she starred in the thriller "Repentance," opposite Anthony Mackie & Forest Whitaker. She pointed out to BET.com that, "You don't see a lot of psychological thrillers with all-Black casts."

She later told Ebony.com: "I think one of the reasons why Best Man Holiday did so well is because it’s universal. I know a lot of white people who went to go see that, and loved it just as much as the black people who went. That’s how all of these movies should be. We are the human race, and, yes, we have our cultural differences. But like Repentance—it’s a black psychological thriller, but there’s nothing black about it except that the cast is black."

Meagan Good

Meagan Good

Meagan Good was born in Los Angeles and claims Jewish, African, Puerto Rican, Barbadian and Cherokee roots. She made her film debut in "Friday" and has starred in movies including "You Got Served," "Stomp the Yard," and "Jumping the Broom." Her small screen credits include "The Famous Jett Jackson," "My Wife and Kids" and the shortly lived "Deception."

In June 2014 she talked to RollingOut magazine about the double standards in Hollywood. She said: "If Angelina Jolie goes topless, everyone goes 'Wow, she’s so badass, so committed to her craft. But if Halle Berry goes topless, everyone's like 'She's a slut. She probably took a bunch of money to do that.' People attack her with unsavory names. And it's unfortunate...There's definitely a double standard but I can’t put my finger on exactly why that is."

Nicole Ari Parker

Nicole Ari Parker

Nicole was born in Baltimore, MD, and is known for roles in films such as "Brown Sugar," "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins" and "Black Dynamite." She has also starred in the TV series "Soul Food" and "Second Time Around."

She told Dallas Black in 2004: "I’m just light-skinned and from Baltimore...My mother's from North Carolina and she has green eyes and freckles. So, I'm sure there's a whole lot of white and Native-American mixed-in there. But I'm only claiming African-American, because that's really what I know."

Taraji P Henson


Taraji P Henson

Taraji was born in Washington, D.C. Her first and middle name (Penda) are Swahili meaning hope and love. She is known for roles  "Hustle and Flow" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," for which she receive an Oscar nomination. She also starred in the CBS series "Person of Interest."

She was once accused of saying she was done with dating black men. She clarified to Hip Hollywood earlier this year: "[ The media] said I was done with black men. I have a black son, what are you saying, what does that mean?”

"I said that I have started dating other cultures, so it was a celebration of other cultures and not a put down of my own. That's stupid. Why would I say I'm done with black men. That's dumb."

Angela Basset

Angela Bassett

Angela was born in Harlem, N.Y. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in African-American studies from Yale University in 1980 and later earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama.

She is known for films including "Waiting To Exhale," and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back."She earned an Oscar nomination for her role as Tina Turner in "What's Love Got To Do With It." She starred in the TV series "ER" and "American Horror Story."

In 2013 was asked by Huff Post Live about the importance of seeing black women like Kerry Washington ("Scandal") fulfilling big roles on the big and small screen. "Get used to it," she said. She added that over time, it will be "no big deal" to see African-American actresses in roles that didn't specifically call for a black woman.

She is making her directorial debut in a made-for-television biopic about Whitney Houston.

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