African-American Biopics - Biography

African-American Biopics

Who can forget Angela Bassett as Tina Turner or Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles? Do you remember who played Billie Holiday? Or who Beyoncé performed as in the film Cadillac Records? More recent African-American biopics include The Butler (2013), starring Forest Whitaker and based on the life of Eugene Allen, Race (2016), starring Stephan James as Olympian Jesse Owens, and Hidden Figures (2017), which tells the story of NASA's "human computers" Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe).