Over her long career, Diahann Carroll has distinguished herself as a singer and as an actress on screen, television, and the stage. She attended Manhattan's School of Performing Arts and worked as a nightclub singer and model before making her Broadway debut in The House of Flowers. That year, she also made her film debut alongside Dorothy Dandridge in Carmen Jones. Mrs.Carroll made a number of films during her career and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for Claudine in 1974. She starred in No Strings and also appeared in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Mrs. Carroll was the first African-American woman to star in her own television series named Julia. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for Julia in 1969 and won the Golden Globe Award in 1968. Mrs. Carroll is also well known for her role as jet setter Dominique Deveraux on Dynasty from the 1980s.
Mrs. Carroll also appeared in some of my personal favorites like, The Five Heartbeats, A Different World and most recently Grey's Anatomy.