Celebrity Women of Color Share the First Movie & TV Characters Who Made Them Feel Seen

By  Louisa Ballhaus

Eva Longoria Saw Herself in Jasmine From ‘Aladdin’

Jennifer Lopez Saw Herself in Rita Moreno's Role in 'West Side Story'

Viola Davis Saw Herself in Cicely Tyson

Halle Berry Saw Herself in Dorothy Dandridge's Role in 'Carmen Jones'

Awkwafina Saw Herself in Lucy Liu's Role in 'Charlie's Angels'

Regina King Saw Herself in Shonda Rhimes

Taraji P. Henson Saw Herself in Debbie Allen's Role in 'Fame'

Angela Bassett Saw Herself in Diana Ross

Priyanka Chopra Saw Herself in Sarah Michelle Gellar's Role in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'

Mindy Kaling Saw Herself in Parminder Nagra's Role in 'Bend It Like Beckham'

Lupita Nyong'o Saw Herself in Oprah Winfrey

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