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A tribute to all the actors and actresses who have brought legends back to life through films.

Biopic Brothers and Sisters  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton

OWN announced that Toni Braxton is set to star as Darlene Love in the network’s first scripted TV film “My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story.”

2. Idris Elba

Idris Elba

Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela in Mandela

3. Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson as Winnie Mandela in Winnie

4. Beyonce

Beyonce

Beyonce as Etta James in Cadillac Records

5. Andre 3000

Andre 3000

Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix

6. Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone

7. Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It and Coretta Scott King in Coretta and Betty.

8. Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown

9. Charlayne Woodard

Charlayne Woodard

Charlayne Woodard as Gail Devers in Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story

10. Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr. as Ben Carson and James Robert Kennedy

11. Derek Luke

Derek Luke

Derek Luke as Antwone Fisher

12. Dorian Harewood

Dorian Harewood

Dorian Harewood as Jesse Owens The Jesse Owens Story

13. Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker as Eugene Allen in The Butler

14. Imani Hakim

Imani Hakim

Imani Hakim as Gabby Douglas (ages 14-16) in The Gabby Douglas Story

15. Jamal Woolard

Jamal Woolard

Jamal Woolard as Christopher “Biggie” Wallace in Notorious

16. Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright as Martin Luther King, Jr.

17. Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield as Josephine Baker in the Josephine Baker Story

18. Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station

19. Quinton Aaron

Quinton Aaron

Quinton Aaron in the Blind SIde

20. Shirley Jo Finney

Shirley Jo Finney

Shirley Jo Finney as Wilma Rudolph in Wilma

21. Sydney Mikayla

Sydney Mikayla

Sydney Mikayla as Gabby Douglas (age: 7-12) in The Gabby Douglas Story

22. Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard as James ‘Jim’ Ellis in Pride

23. Diana Ross

Diana Ross

Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues

24. REGISTER NOW for the 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion taking place August 28- September 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida! For booking information, call 407-248-9191.

REGISTER NOW for the 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion taking place August 28- September 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida! For booking information, call 407-248-9191.