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Famous Actresses Who Are Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha

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When it comes to the field of acting the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha have been trailblazers from the stage to the silver screen.

To celebrate their sucess in the field, we at Watch The Yard have created a list of some of the notable members of the sorority who have found fame and success in some of our favorite plays, tv shows and movies.

Check out the full list below:

Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia was initiated into the Alpha Chapter of the sorority before going on to star in The Crosby Show and with a Tony Award.

Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols starred on Star Trek before becoming a NASA recruiter. She is an honorary member of the sorority.

Brandy Norwood

Brandy, a Grammy Award-winning singer and actress, is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Inga Ballard

Theater actress, known for playing Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray and Mazeppa in Gypsy, Inga Ballard was initiated into the Mu Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Yvette Nicole Brown

Yvette is an actress in film and television, as well as a regular host and voice artist. She crossed through the Delta Pi Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Vanessa Bell Calloway

Vanessa Bell Calloway is known for her role in Coming to America. She was initiated into the Delta Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Olivia Cole

Olivia Cole, an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, was the first African-American actress to win an Emmy Award.

Cicily Daniels

Cicily Daniels has performed in the tv series Ugly Betty, the film Across the Universe, as well as the Broadway productions of The Little Mermaid and Rent. She crossed through the Xi Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine is known for roles in Waiting to Exhale, This Christmas and the original production of Dreamgirls. She was initiated into the Epsilon Lambda Chapter of the sorority. 

Tanisha Lynn Eanes

Actress known for playing Daniela Frye on All My Children, Tanisha was initiated into the Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Marla Gibbs

Marla Gibbs is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, and is known for roles in 227 and The Jeffersons.

Jo Marie Payton

Jo Marie Payton who played the mother on Family Matters is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Taylor Polidore

This well-known actress has starred in numerous tv shows and was initiated into the Alpha Pi Chapter of the sorority.

Roxie Roker 

Known for her role The Jeffersons, Roxie Roker crossed through the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Medina Senghore

Medina Senghore crossed through the Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Tika Sumpter

Tika Sumpter is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Wanda Sykes

Actress and comedian Wanda Sykes was initiated into the Gamma Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Regina Taylor

Golden Globe-winning actress, Regina Taylor, crossed through the Kappa Mu Chapter of the sorority.

Lynn Whitfield

Emmy Award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

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