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Many male actors in the film industry have turned heads and stolen the hearts of numerous women with their smashing looks. From the likes of Jesse Williams, Omari Hardwick, Shemar Moore, Gary Dourdan, Michael Ealy, and many others, Hollywood is steaming with handsome men. Today, I want to take a look at 10 handsome African-American actors born from 1995-2000.
1. Abraham D. Juste (Born 10 October 1997)
Abraham D. Juste is undoubtedly handsome with his tall, dark and handsome stature. Nicknamed Da’Vinchi, Abraham was born and raised in the East Coast of the USA. The Haitian-American male actor is about 1.91 meters tall and his appearance on-screen continues to charm the ladies. Abraham’s career began in New York City where he engaged in spoken word and rapping gigs.
He later entered the acting industry and has been featured on a variety of films and television shows, including The Way Back, Grown-ish (as “Cash Mooney”), The Boys (as “Anthony”), All American Season 2 (as “Darnell Hayes”), Jessica Jones (as Eric Ambrose) and Lethal Weapon (as “Dylan”).
2. Michael Evans Behling (Born 5 March 1996)
Michael Evans Behling is a good-looking actor who is best known for acting as “Jordan Baker” on the television series All American. He was born in Columbus, Ohio where he became the adopted son of Mike and Carol Behling. Michael is biracial with German and Nigerian roots, and he has three other siblings. Growing up, the handsome male actor participated in a variety of sports, including soccer, volleyball and baseball.
In terms of education, Michael went to Columbus North High School, and Indiana State University. He dropped out of college to engage in modeling and acting. His first role as an actor was on Empire in 2017 as the “Handsome Dude”. In 2018, he was able to cement his TV career when he was cast in All American. Michael has revealed that when he relocated to Los Angeles, California, he run out of funds for a while forcing him to sleep on a friend’s floor.
3. Noah Gray-Cabey (Born 16 November 1995)
Another super-handsome actor is Noah Gray-Cabey, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Newry, Maine. Along with his father Shawn Cabey, mother Whitney Gray and three siblings: Nick, Zack and Bryanna, Noah moved to California in 2004. The dashing actor and pianist is well-educated as he attended Paraclete High School and Harvard University.
Noah has been acting since 2001, and has successfully appeared on 48 Hours, My Wife and Kids, Heroes, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, CSI: Miami, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Lady in the Water, Code Black, and several other programs. Not only does he act, but he is also a talented musician. At just four years of age, Noah performed in a couple of venues all through New England and Washington. Additionally, he made a tour to Jamaica alongside the New England Symphonic Ensemble. When he was five years old, he was crowned the youngest soloist in history to grace the Sydney Opera House with an orchestra.
4. Trevor Jackson (Born 30 August 1996)
A lot of young ladies across the world have an undying crush for Trevor Jackson, because of his elegant demeanor, sweet nature and confidence. Trevor’s birthplace is Indianapolis, Indiana where he was born as the second son of Kevin Jackson and Cam Baxter. While his family legacy lies in basketball, the stunning 1.88 m-tall male actor chose to pursue a career in entertainment. Fortunately, he has been able to gain huge success in acting, singing and composing songs.
Trevor is well-known for his role as “Aaron Jackson” on the TV series Grown-ish. However, he has also appeared on Showtime at the Apollo, Cold Case, Eureka, Let it Shine, K.C. Undercover, Black-ish, Superfly, and many other shows. As a multi-talented performer, Trevor has also released several studio albums, extended plays, mix tapes, and singles. His single “Drop It” appeared on the US R&B Airplay chart in 2013.
5. Diggy Simmons (Born 21 March 1995)
Diggy Simmons, also known as Daniel Dwayne Simmons III, is a gorgeous-looking actor, musician and model. The handsome lad hails from New York City, and is the son of Joseph Simmons (Rev. Run) and Justine Simmons. He has five other siblings: Russell, Angela, Joseph, Vanessa, and Victoria Anne. Together with his parents and siblings, Diggy appeared in the 2005-2009 MTV reality TV show called Run’s House.
After the close of Run’s House, the 1.74 m-tall celebrity went on to release multiple music singles, including “Made You Look”, “Oh Yeah”, “Do It Like You”, and “My Girl”. In addition, he started a line of sneakers and appeared in a variety of TV shows, such as 106&Park, Rip the Runway, and Grown-ish. In the Freeform show Grown-ish, Diggy plays the role of “Douglas Frederick Edwards”, who is the boyfriend of “Jazz” (Chloe Bailey).
6. Marcus Scribner (Born 7 January 2000)
Marcus Scribner is widely known for his portrayal of “Andre Johnson Jr.” on Black-ish (ABC show). Similar to his character on Black-ish, Marcus is multiracial. His mom is half black and half white while his father (Troy Scribner Sr.) is black. In addition to Black-ish, Marcus has also been cast on She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Castle, The Good Dinosaur, Alexander IRL, The Wedding Band, Mixed-ish, and Grown-ish.
Marcus was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and he was just 10 years of age when he landed his first acting role on Castle. The actor’s appearance on Black-ish led to a nomination for NAACP Image Award under the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor. Marcus is also passionate about the environment, and has called on people to conserve their surroundings and defend the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
7. Shameik Moore (Born 4 May 1995)
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Shameik Alti Moore is the son of Sharon and Errol Moore. With roots in Jamaica, Shameik is widely recognized for his acting, rapping, dancing and modeling prowess. His first lead role was in the 2015 Rick Famuyiwa’s film Dope. Shameik’s musical ability is seen in the movie’s soundtrack, which he recorded together with Pharrell Williams.
Before appearing on Dope, the famous actor had also gotten roles in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (2007), Reed Between the Lines (2011), Incredible Crew (2013), Joyful Noise (2012), and The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013). In recent years, Shameik has made an appearance on The Get Down (2016-2017), The Pretenders (2018), Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Let it Snow (2019), Wu-Tang: An American Saga (2019) and Cut Throat City (2020). Shameik has a height of 1.78 m, and he continues to be a beloved act among his millions of fans, who appreciate his talent and enticing looks.
8. Nadji Jeter (Born 18 October 1996)
Nadji Anthony Jeter is another attractive star that deserves a spot on this list of handsome African-American actors born from 1995 to 2000. The celebrity’s hometown is in Atlanta, and his parents took notice of his dancing, acting, and comedy skills while he was still very young. In 2007, Nadji made a move to California, so that he could pursue an acting career.
The young star has a height of approximately 1.74 m, and is best known for his performance in Reed Between the Lines, Grown Ups, The Last of Us, The 5th Wave, Wonder, and Bobbi Kristina. Nadji has also played a lead role in a dozen national commercials, and participated in the Starlight Children’s Foundation, and Usher’s New Look Foundation. At age 18, the actor was arrested after he was caught driving while high on marijuana. But, he was soon released after spending one night in jail.
9. Luka Sabbat (Born 26 November 1997)
Luka Sabbat is a suave Generation Z actor with a high fashion sense that apparently runs in his family. His mom used to be a fashion stylist before becoming a chef, while his dad is a fashion designer. In addition, Luka’s grandmother worked as an interior decorator. The handsome model was born in New York City and was partially raised in Paris. He has German, Irish, Haitian and English roots, and refers to himself as a Creative Entrepreneur.
Luka has a height of 1.78 m, a wide array of body tattoos, and spectacular dreadlocks that exude his elegance. He is best known for playing the role of “Luca Hall” in the teen-drama Grown-ish since 2018. His appearance as Luka led to two Teen Choice Award nominations in 2018 and 2019. Luka has also played a part in The Dead Don’t Die (2019) and Giants Being Lonely (2019).
10. Khamani Griffin (Born 21 August 1998)
Born in Oakland, California, Khamani Griffin started his acting career in 2003. He has made a name for himself in the acting industry by appearing on Daddy Day Care (2003), All of Us (2003-2007), Norbit (2007), Grey’s Anatomy, Rise of the Guardians (2012), and many other movies and TV shows. Khamani has also showcased his voice on numerous animation movies, including Barnyard, Rise of the Guardians, Happy Feet, The Little Engine That Could, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, and Ni Hao, Kai-Lan.
Khamani’s mother is Gena Sexton, and he has two other siblings: De’Von Flournoy and Aniela. The 1.57-meter tall actor started off as a child model after his mom sent his photos to several modeling agencies when he was hardly two. He was able to appear in a couple of print advertisements before transitioning gradually into television ads.
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