Black History Month: Here are 10 actors who stand out on our TV

Black History Month: Here are 10 actors who stand out in our story ;lé


In the not so distant past, we counted on the fingers of one hand the actors of Quebec of Afro-descendant. There was of course Didier Lucien, Normand Brathwaite, Frédéric Pierre, Widemir Normil. Today, young people like Zeneb Blanchet can move us in all kinds of registers, Fayolle Jean Jr is successfully following the path paved by his patriarch, chef Oli (Olivier Lamin Louissaint) leads his own show. Samantha Fins and Tatiana Zinga Botao are now part of our daily lives thanks to Stat and Indefensible. Marie-Evelyne Lessard, Martin David Peters and Yanic Truesdale inherit main scores. Mélissa Bédard has etched herself in the hearts of people. Even Maka Kotto who stood out in politics is making a strong comeback. Black actors are no longer secondary. We keep them away from clichés. They are now teachers, doctors, investigators, parents. If February is Black History Month, history is now being written in color, for the better, making way for talented actors. 

Patrick Emmanuel Abellard

A graduate of Dawson College's theater program, Patrick Emmanuel Abellard has had a successful career in both English and French. He held colossal roles in the theater. Think of King Dave or Legacy. On TV, he navigates between the crazy world of Completely high schoolwhere he's Keith O'Keefe, Allie's repressed gay best friend, the shenanigans of Philippe Peck, a real estate agent in Counteroffer, an empathetic school psychologist in a sticky situation in Chouchou, a police officer in the 3rd season of Plan B. 

  • In 2023, we will find him in The candidate< /em> and IXE-13

Myriam De Verger

Coming from the 2003 cohort of the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Myriam evolves as much on stage as on the small screen. She did not hesitate to create her own pieces in order to make herself known. Currently, she plays Stéphanie, Catherine's friend, confidante and colleague in Les moments parfaits. A lively woman who does not hesitate to say what she thinks. In We, she is the mother of Anaïs whom she tries to get closer to. In Les bracelets rouges, she is the mother of Flavie who lives with anorexia, a diagnosis that took time to detect. 

Irdens Exantus

It is thanks to Philippe Falardeau that we discovered him when he played the memorable Sovereign Pascal de Guibord goes to war. Since then, he graduated from the National Theater School where he distinguished himself. He plays a financial adviser in Les mecs, Father Edmond Oscar in L'Échappée, a perceptive and exasperated investigator, Romain Félix, in Larry and a bereaved son with no inspiration and smothered in secrecy in Fragments. Role that brings him into all sorts of areas. He also hosts the series Pa t’mentir. We'll see him shortly in the television adaptation of High Demolition.   

Fabiola Nyrva Aladdin

A formidable improviser, Fabiola has many talents. In addition to acting, she sings and writes. It's in Can you hear me?that we discovered. She was Tessa, Ada's bright friend whom she meets in a transition center. His versatility allows him to play many roles in the humorous variety Drôles de Véronic. She is a social worker in the web series I would like to be erased. Then, Yasmine, the virgin nurse in search of the ideal man at the Walk-in clinic. In the cinema, it is difficult not to mention her performance as a pseudo-astronaut and head of mission in Viking, by Stéphane Lafleur. 

  • We will see her shortly in the new series Les Révoltés

Naïla Louidort

All life revealed her to us as she played a pregnant teenager. In the 2nd season of The Flaw, she teamed up with Céline as an investigator. We can now say that we see it everywhere. Manipulative, she manages a not too neat network in Larry, she is an idealistic policewoman who takes risks in 5e rang< /em>, a journalist in Counter-offer and she is uncompromising towards her anorexic sister in Les bracelets rouges. In The Emperor, she is a surging Olympian who the sponsors want and who ends up in the hands of an abuser. She is also herself five days a week in Big Brother celebrity. To crown this great year, it will be from Denys Arcand's next film, Testament.  

Anglesh Major

A graduate in drama at UQAM's École Supérieure de Théâtre, Anglesh is the famous Jean-Daniel Magloire who has long been talked about in District 31< /em>. At the same time, he leads projects in the theater and on television. We owe him the first version of a King Dave Noir. He played the tough in I would like to be erased, an investigator in Cerebrum then in A criminal affair, and a leader of gang in Larry. He accumulates projects giving life to diverse roles. He was from the Google Black sketch of the last Bye Bye and will be from the next series directed by Louis Choquette, Les révoltés. And we find him every day in the emergency room of St-Vincent Hospital where he is Dr. Marc-Olivier Morin.  

Chanel Mings

Coming from the 2018 cohort of Lionel-Groulx College in theater, Chanel quickly stood out. She played Marilou Magloire in Amber Alert, character who also tinted Alert. For the youngest, she is Florence from Clash and Basta from Petits Rois. At the bar in Before the crash, she is the one who advises Marc-Antoine. She makes Simone's heart beat faster in Cerebrum. Currently, it can be seen in We. She is part of a quintet of friends, all born on the same date, who juggle loves, aspirations and the desire to flourish when one becomes an adult. 

Catherine Souffront

It could be said that Catherine made a drastic career change. Crown prosecutor, specialist in domestic violence, she officially started in the game in 2018. She sings, she writes and plays in English and French. She landed the role of Mylène, the perfect mother-in-law in L’œil du cyclone, we find her in the English version of Entre deux draps, Pillow Talk, she is a nurse full of empathy in Les bracelets rouges and the mermaid Coralie in the youth show L’île Kilucru. And many of us have seen her in the romantic comedy December 23.  

Schelby Jean-Baptiste

< p>It's hard not to be moved by Trécée Coicou, the defenseless prisoner she played in Unit 9. The blue hour, The fault, Forever more than one day, Schelby is in the credits of several big series. She is sequestered and tortured in the series Piégés, plays a seductive journalist in Padre, embodies a burnt-out social worker in L'Échappée , a junkie mother in a toxic relationship in I would like to be erased and works in a radio station in Me neither. We saw her in the Bye Bye in a squeaky skit. She's bright in Fragmentswhere she lends her features to a teacher who watches over the well-being of others, especially those who are a little crooked. She also co-hosts the magazine Pa t'mentir of which she is the instigator. 

Richardson Zéphir

Comedian, author, host and comedian, Richardson is a master of improvisation. He developed characters, including the famous sexy policeman, who went around the web. He is Major Zéphir from the comedy La Maison Bleue. He is also part of the Club Soly band where he plays many characters. It was his presence at Big Brother celebrities that made him known to the general public. Public who also gave him the favorite prize. Last year, he launched his one man show which he still presents all over the province. Everyone can now discover his quirky humor and deadpan side in LOL: who will laugh the last offered by the Amazon Prime platform.