We all know that feeling when you meet someone for the first time and look way older or younger than they're supposed to. It can be strange and sometimes hard to believe. Well, the same goes for celebrities. Some stars look much older or younger than their age, and here are just a few of them. Please scroll down and keep reading to see some famous black celebs who don't look their age.
1. Michelle Obama
It's hard to believe that Michelle Obama is already 58 years old. After all, she seems like such a young, vibrant person. Yet, it's incredible how much she has accomplished in her life thus far. Her work as an advocate for nutrition and healthy living is commendable, and she continues to be a role model for women everywhere.
2. Pharrell Williams
It's hard to believe that Pharrell Williams is 48 years old! The music superstar seems like he's just hitting his prime. With a new album out and a world tour in the works, Williams shows no signs of slowing down.
3. Sanaa Lathan
Sanaa Lathan is one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood. She has starred in various films and television shows throughout her long career. She's gorgeous and talented, and she's still going strong at the ripe age of 50.
4. Halle Berry
Halle Berry is 55 years old! While that may seem like a pretty advanced age to some people, she doesn't look a day over 35. She's still looking gorgeous and shows no signs of slowing down. She's one of those rare actresses who only gets better with time. Look at her latest movie release, where she completely stole the show. But age isn't stopping this woman from achieving her dreams.
5. Rachel True
Do you know who Rachel True is? I'll give you a hint; she was in the movie The Craft. If you still don't know who she is, that's okay; I'm about to tell you all about her. Rachel is an actress and a model who started her career in the early 1990s. She has appeared in several films and TV shows but is probably best known for playing Rochelle in The Craft. More recently, she has starred in the hit TV show Bloodline. At 55 years old, Rachel is still looking good and showing no signs of slowing down. She seems to be getting more popular as she gets older!
6. Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell is a British supermodel and actress born in London on May 22, 1970. She is now 51 years old. Her career has included covers of magazines such as Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Time, as well as runway work for designers including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Yves Saint Laurent/Pierre Bergé. Campbell has also starred in television shows and movies over the years.
7. Bianca Lawson
Bianca Lawson is best known for her roles in teen dramas like "Dawson's Creek" and "The Vampire Diaries." But did you know that she's only 42 years old? That's right, Bianca has been gracing our TV screens since she was a teenager. So what's her secret to looking so young? Bianca says it all comes down to healthy eating and a good skincare routine.
8. Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union is one of those actresses that seems to get better with age. At 49 years old, she's still slaying on the big screen and television.
9. Alfre Woodard
f you're like me, you've been following the career of Alfre Woodard since she first started appearing on television in the early 1980s. In that time, she starred in dozens of films and TV shows, picking up many awards along the way. Alfre turned 69 years old this year—a fantastic feat for anyone, actress or not.
10. Angela Bassett
Badass Angela Bassett is 63 years young! But she's got more energy than people half her age, and she's still slaying the game. Whether on the big or small screen, Bassett always brings her A-game. Here's to hoping we will see many more outstanding performances from her in the future.
11. Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence is one of the most successful African American comedians in history. He got his start on the hit show "Martin" and has continued to make us laugh ever since. Martin marks his 25th anniversary in comedy this year – a true milestone!
12. Regina Hall
Regina Hall is one of those actresses you cannot help but love. She's always been so talented and funny, and it's great to see her having such a successful career. But did you know that she's almost 50? Yep, Regina Hall is 49 years old and doesn't look a day over 35. Although, some people say she looks even younger!
13. Morris Chestnut
Morris Chestnut is one of the most popular African American actors in Hollywood today. His work in film and television has earned him a loyal following, and at the ripe age of 51, Morris shows no signs of slowing down. With new projects in the works, he shows that his talent is only getting better with time!
14. Lisa Bonet
Lisa Bonet is one of the most talented and eclectic actresses in Hollywood. She has starred in television shows and movies for over 30 years and has always managed to maintain her unique persona. Unlike many other celebrities, Bonet has never been shy about speaking her mind or expressing herself artistically.
15. Taraji P Henson
You're not alone if you were surprised to learn that Taraji P Henson is only 51 years old. However, the actress has seemingly been around forever and shows no signs of slowing down. With a long list of impressive credits to her name, Henson is one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood today.
16. Lenny Kravitz
Do you remember the song "It Ain't Over Till It's Over?" Lenny Kravitz released that in 1991, and it became an instant hit. Lenny's music has been popular for decades and shows no signs of slowing down.
17. Michael Ealy
Hollywood heartthrob Michael Ealy is all grown up! The 48-year-old actor has been in the entertainment industry for over 25 years and shows no signs of slowing down. From his early beginnings on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" to his current work on the hit TV show "Empire," Ealy has proven himself to be a versatile and talented actor.
18. Jada Pinkett Smith
The gorgeous actress and wife of Will Smith turned 50 years old on September 18. Even as she enters her fifth decade, Pinkett Smith looks better than ever. What's her secret?
19. Blair Underwood
Today we're looking at the life of Blair Underwood Smith, one of America's most prominent actors. He started in the entertainment industry early on and has never looked back. At 57 years old, he shows no signs of slowing down.
20. Oprah Winfrey
Age ain't nothing but a number, and Oprah Winfrey is proof of that. At 67 years old, she's still one of the most successful women in the world. She just became the first black woman to own a cable network.
21. Lionel Richie
Lionel is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, and got his start in the music industry as a member of the Commodores. Since then, Lionel has released nine solo studio albums and won four Grammy Awards.
22. Barack Obama
Aging is a natural process that we all experience. For some, aging happens quickly, and others seem to stay young at heart well into their golden years. However, no matter your age, it's always interesting to look at how other people have aged over the years. Today, we're looking at Barack Obama, who turned 60 years old on August 4.
23. Jamie Foxx
Do you remember when Jamie Foxx was a young rapper starting in the music industry? Well, he's 54 years old now – and he still looks pretty good! He may even look better than ever.
24. Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington is one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood at only 44 years old. Kerry has become a household name with an impressive resume, including starring in both film and television.
25. LL Cool J
The multitalented performer LL Cool J has been in the music industry since 1983 and shows no signs of slowing down. He's released 13 studio albums, acted in over 20 movies and TV shows, and has a few business ventures. Here's to hoping that LL keeps going strong for many years.
26. Cynthia Bailey
Cynthia Bailey is one of the most successful Black women in business. She is currently the owner and CEO of Cynthia Bailey Skincare, a line of natural skincare products. At only 54 years old, she has accomplished a lot and shows no signs of slowing down.
27. Eric Benét
Do you know who Eric Benét is? If you don't, that's okay. He's a fairly successful musician who started his career in the early 1990s. What's interesting about him isn't his music, but the fact that he's over 50 years old and still looks fantastic. Seriously, some 20-year-olds could learn a thing or two from this guy!
28. Karyn Parsons
I don't know about you, but I think Karyn Parsons looks terrific for 55! She could easily pass for someone in their early 40s. Parsons is known for her role in the TV series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," but she's passionate about helping women and children living in poverty these days. In my opinion, she's a role model for all of us!
29. Nia Long
Actress Nia Long turned 51 years old on October 30 last year, and she looks better than ever! The beautiful star has been in the entertainment industry for over 25 years and shows no signs of slowing down. She is a role model to many women, focusing on maintaining a healthy lifestyle while balancing work and family. Nia Long is an inspiration!
30. Sade Adu
What do you get when you cross a musician, actress, and model? You get Sade Adu, 63 years young and still going strong. The Grammy Award-winning artist is one of the most successful female singers in history, with a career spanning more than three decades. From her early days with the band Sade, she has entranced audiences worldwide with her unique sound and timeless style.
31. Jenifer Lewis
Jenifer Lewis is an actress who rose to prominence in the early 1990s. She is perhaps best known for her role as Ruby on The Cosby Show sitcom. In recent years, she has become a well-known figure in the entertainment industry for her outspokenness and promotion of diversity in Hollywood.
32. Janet Jackson
What can be said about Janet Jackson that hasn't already been said? She is one of the most successful and renowned pop stars in history, with a career spanning more than three decades. From groundbreaking music to iconic fashion moments, Jackson has always pushed boundaries and set new standards for herself and the industry.
33. Tracee Ellis Ross
In case you missed it, Tracee Ellis Ross turned 49 years old on October 29 last year. That's right, the matriarch of the fabulous Ross family is officially a senior citizen. To mark the milestone, Tracee took to Instagram to share an inspiring message about aging gracefully. "49 looks pretty good on me, y'all!" she wrote. Ellis also reflected on all she's learned in her 49 years, including "that I am fierce, I am powerful, and I am enough." A woman after our hearts! We're so inspired by Tracee Ellis Ross and her positive attitude towards aging. Here's to another fantastic year.
34. Brandy Norwood
The multitalented Recording artist, actress, television personality, and designer has accomplished much in her life thus far. Reflecting on all she has achieved, it's incredible to think about how far she has come at such a young age. Here's to hoping that the best is yet to come for Brandy Norwood!
35. Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys, one of the most popular R&B singers in the world, recently turned 41. While this may seem like an ordinary milestone to some, for Keys, it's a time to reflect on all she has accomplished at such a young age. In her latest interview, Keys talks about how grateful she is for her fans and how dedicated she is to continue to make great music. She also shares some words of wisdom for younger artists looking to succeed in the music industry. Whether you're a fan of Alicia Keys or not, her story is worth reading!
36. Ice Cube
In 1992, Dr. Dre released The Chronic and completely changed the course of hip-hop music. One of the most popular songs on the album was "Nuthin’ But a G Thang," featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg. The following year, Ice Cube released his third solo album, The Predator. The title track featured Eminem and was produced by Dr. Dre. Since its release 25 years ago, the song has been hailed as one of the greatest rap tracks.
37. Sean 'Diddy' Combs
Sean "Diddy" Combs is one of the world's most well-known and successful African American businessmen. Diddy has accomplished much in his lifetime, from up-and-coming rapper to mogul extraordinaire. Keep reading to learn more about this powerhouse entertainer!
38. Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah is one of the most successful and well-known black women in entertainment. From music to acting to producing, Queen Latifah has done it all. She's a true Renaissance woman and an inspiration to women of all ages.
39. Will Smith
Despite his advancing age, Smith shows no signs of slowing down – he recently announced plans for a new tour and is busy at work on various film projects. With a career that has spanned more than three decades, Smith is one of the most successful entertainers in the world.
40. Idris Elba
Despite his age, the actor shows no signs of slowing down. He continues to star in blockbuster films and appears regularly on television. Elba is also a successful DJ, having released several mixtapes over the years. So what's the secret to his longevity and success? We may never know for sure, but one thing is certain: Idris Elba is an unstoppable force.
It's hard to believe that some celebrities are in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s. But there they are, looking great and rocking it on the red carpet as nobody else can!
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