Which celebrities make cameos in #blackAF season 1, if any? As it turns out, Kenya Barris’ Netflix comedy series is loaded with big names from television and movies, whether it’s writers and directors or actors and actresses. Netflix released #blackAF season 1, which consists of eight episodes, in April 2020.
Barris stars as himself opposite Rashida Jones as his wife Joya in #blackAF season 1. Portraying the wealthy parents of six mixed-race children, the couple attempts to pinpoint what it means to be black in America and how the past affects the present. Kenya offers lengthy monologues about race and class while showing off the perks of being the man who created the hit show Black-ish and c0-created America’s Next Top Model. Naturally, various celebrities show up to comedically punctuate the Barris family drama.
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#blackAF seasons 1 opens with cameos from well-known executives, and then progressively elevates the star power from there. Specifically, episode 5 packs the biggest punch, but there’s a whole lot more in between. The following is each and every celebrity cameo in #blackAF season 1 on Netflix.
Steven Levitan as Himself: The creator of Modern Family teases Kenya with references to the Fast & Furious franchise. (Episode 1)
Scooter Braun as Himself: The record executive appears briefly at a restaurant scene. (Episode 1)
Jay Rock as Himself: A well-known recording artist (and the musician behind the theme song “WIN”), Jay Rock appears live on stage at Lunar Festival. (Episode 2).
Knowledge Bennett as Himself: The L.A.-based visual artist explains his painting at the Barris home. (Episode 3)
Angela Kinsey as Leeza: Known best for portraying Angela Martin in The Office, Angela Kinsey portrays one of Kenya’s writers. (Episodes 4-6)
Jonathan Groff as Jerome Sinfield: A Black-ish executive producer, Jonathan Groff portrays a TV writer. (Episodes 4-6)
Melvin Gregg as Cousin Harold: Marcus Parrish from The Way Back pitches his life story to Kenya. (Episode 5)
Mike Epps as Uncle Ray: A famous comedian, Mike Epps appear at a family gathering and talks movies. (Episode 5)
Nelson Franklin as Nelson: A Black-ish cast member, Nelson Franklin portrays one of Kenya’s writers. (Episodes 4-6)
Kym Whitley as Aunt Nadine: The well-known character actress appears at a Barris family cookout. (Episode 5)
Phil Morris as Grandpa Barris: Another veteran character actor, Phil Morris appears at the cookout and speaks kindly of Juwanna Mann. (Episode 5)
KJ Smith as Tischina: The Lethal Weapon and Sistas actress shows up at the cookout. (Episode 5)
Valarie Pettiford as Grandma: Known for appearing in The Blacklist, Valarie Pettiford makes a cameo during a Barris family party. (Episode 5)
Tyler Perry as Himself: The famous entertainment mogul gives advice to Kenya. (Episode 5)
Issa Rae as Herself: The Insecure star is part of Kenya’s “Black Illuminati” video call. (Episode 5)
Ava Duvernay as Herself: The When They See Us filmmaker is part of Kenya’s video call. (Episode 5)
Will Packer as Himself: A successful movie producer (Girl Trip), Will Packer also appears during the video call. (Episode 5)
Lena Waithe as Herself: The Chi creator participates in the video call. (Episode 5)
Tim Story as Himself: The Fantastic Four director appears during the video call. (Episode 5)
Yassir Lester as Director: A stand-up comic, Yassir Lester portrays the director of a movie that Kenya despises. (Episode 5)
Bresha Webb as Jasmine: Recently seen in A Fall from Grace, Bresha Webb shows up as Joya’s supportive friend. (Episode 6)
Brittany Daniel as Dr. Peterson: A Black-ish alum, Brittany Daniel appears briefly as a doctor. (Episode 6)
Nia Long as Lavette: The former NCIS: Los Angeles star portrays Joya’s publicist. (Episodes 6-8)
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