She always playing somebody’s mama

Vote for your top 10 Black screen mothers of all time

  • Jenifer Lewis – Black-ish, The Brothers, Think Like A Man Too, Cookout, What’s Love Got to Do With It, The Preachers Wife, Fresh Prince Of Belair
  • Cecily Tyson  Diary of a Mad Black Women, The Help, Madea’s Family Reunion, The Proud Family
  • Alfre Woodford – Love & Basketball, The Family That Preys, Something New, Crooklyn
  • Tisha Campbell – My Wife and Kids, Martin, House Party, School Daze
  • Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish, Girlfriends
  • Tichina Arnold – Everybody Hates Chris, Martin
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph – Moesha, Sister Act 2, Tylers Perry House of Payne
  • Mo’Nique – The Parkers, Precious, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson – The Game, The Steve Harvey Show
  • Jo Marie Payton – Family Matters, The Proud Family
  • Lynn Whitfield – Greenleaf, A thin Line Between Love and Hate
  • Angela Bassett – Blank Panther, Waiting to Exhale, What’s Love Got To Do With It, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Boyz In The Hood, Notorious,
  • Diahann Carroll – Claudine, The Five Heartbeats, Eve’s Bayou
  • Octavia Spencer – The Help, Hidden Figures, Seven Pounds, Gifted
  • Taraji P. Henson – Empire, Hidden Figures, Proud Mary, Baby Boy, Karate Kid, Hustle & Flow
  • Lorraine Toussaint – Selma, Rosewood, Orange is the New Black, Dangerous Minds
  • Marla Gibbs – The Jeffersons, 227, Meteor Man, The Brothers
  • Jackée Harry – Sister, Sister, 227
  • Irma P. Hall – Soul Food, Believed, Meet The Browns, Mo Money
  • Esther Rolle – Good Times, Down in the Delta
  • Phylicia Rashad – The Cosby Show, Empire, Creed, Just Wright, For Colored Girls
  • Loretta Devine – Waiting to Exhale, This Christmas, For Colored Girls, Jumping the Broom, Death at a Funeral
  • Janet Hubert – Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Daphne Maxwell Reid – Fresh Prince of Bel-Air






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