Diahann Carroll is an American television and stage actress and singer that made appearances in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts. She starred in Julia, one of the first series on American television to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role. Later she played the role of Dominique Deveraux on the popular prime time soap opera, Dynasty. She is the recipient of numerous stage and screen awards and nominations including a nomination for an Academy Award for Claudine, an Emmy for Julia in 1969 and she won the Golden Globe Award in 1968. She has had a long, successful career that has spanned nearly six decades.