Diahann Caroll was born Carol Diahann Johnson in July 1935 in Bronx, New York. She is an American television and stage actress as well as singer. Some of her earliest appearances in a major studio which featured black casts, were "Carmen Jones" and "Porgy and Bess. She starred in "Julia", one of the first series which portrayed a black woman in a non-stereotypical role. She went on to create the role of Dominique Deveraux on the prime time series, "Dynasty". By the time Carroll was 15, she was modeling for Ebony Magazine. She was nominated for an Emmy in 1963 for the "Naked City". She won the Golden Globe for "Best Actress In a Television Series" in 1968. Carroll has since been nominated for a third Emmy in 1989 for her recurring role of Marion in "A Different World" and appeared in a medical drama, "Grey's Anatomy". Diahann Carroll has made many successful movies, films, productions and a documentary entitled, "1 a Minute".