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Six Black Actresses Who Could Play Nina Simone

By// Mariah Craddick & Raven Craig

The internet went nuts once news of Zoe Saldana being cast in the forthcoming Nina Simone biopic hit the web, and mass annoyance continues to mount as more photos of the actress on set keep surfacing. While Saldana has proven to be a talented actress, many have expressed disappointment with Hollywood for overlooking other talents who they feel are a better fit to play the late singer/songwriter.

JETmag.com decided to pick out a few actresses we thought could fit the role just as well.

1. Adepero Oduye

Oduye’s name has come up a lot for bloggers and anyone else with an opinion about Nina. Not only does she bear a striking resemblance to the late singer, but she’s also proving herself to be a talented actress based on noted performances in the 2011 film Pariah and most recently, Lifetime’s remake of Steel Magnolias.

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