Most Successful African Actresses in Hollywood

Azie Tesfai

The Los Angeles native is the daughter of Eritrean immigrants and an only child. The actress got acceptance letters from multiple Ivy League colleges such as Yale, Columbia, and Brown but instead got her degree in business administration from UC Berkeley. During her time in Berkeley, the actress started going for acting classes having to travel between Berkeley and L.A in order to attend acting classes.


Azie Tesfai played supporting roles in many TV shows, including:
• Ghosted
• The Real O’Neals
• Superstore
• Rosewood
• Powers
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Tesfai had her first taste of the silver screen when she appeared on FOX’s “Wicked Wicked Games.” She has also had roles on “Melrose Place”, “Franklin and Bash,” “Law and Order: SVU” and “Royal Pains.”

Tesfai has also done some humanitarian work even fighting to stop the shutdown of a non-profit she supported in her native
Ethiopia. In her trying to save the non-profit, Tesfai ended up opening her own such organization known as Fortuned Culture. The non-profit deals in selling jewelry and donating the proceeds to children in developing countries.