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7 African Actors on the Rise in Hollywood

Nonso Anozie

Nonso Anozie is a Hollywood film and television star of Nigerian descent who was born in Lincoln, England.  In 2011, Anozie  starred in the remake of Conan the Barbarian.  That year, he was also cast in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones.  Later, he went on to star in the film The Grey, and also played the role of Samson in the History Channel’s television mini-series The Bible. In 2013, Anozie appeared in the film Ender’s Game and is currently starring in the NBC series Dracula.

Edi Gathegi

Edi Gathegi is originally from Nairobi, Kenya. His earliest work on the Hollywood scene was his  recurring role  in the television series House in 2006.  In 2007,  he secured a role in the film “Gone Baby Gone,” and then moved on to his most famous work in the blockbuster movie “Twilight” and its sequel, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” Gathegi also starred in the 2011 smash hit, “X-Men: First Class.”

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