The 10 to Watch

Ten actors and actresses that have been doing some stellar work lately.
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Zooey Deschanel
Actress, Elf
Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel, is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks. Her paternal grandfather was French, and her other roots include English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Dutch...
“ Excluding The Happening and most of Tin Man, Zooey has been killing it! Her recent performances in (500) Days of Summer, Yes Man, and Gigantic are quite charming. Her role in Weeds was spectacular. Also, her work with M. Ward for She & Him, so fun! I'm excited to see her next roles, and more of those big blue eyes. ” - hollymarie87
 
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Rose Byrne
Rose Byrne was born in Balmain, Sydney, Australia. She is the daughter of Jane, a primary school administrator, and Robin Byrne, a semi-retired statistician and market researcher. She landed her first role in a movie, Dallas Doll, when she was 15 years old. Since then, Rose has appeared in a variety of Australian televisions shows including Heartbreak High...
“ Adam, Sunshine, 28 Weeks Later, Wicker Park. All solid performances. She has a grace to her performances that is so intriguing. Excited to see her in Insuious and X-Men. Plus, love love love her new bangs. ” - hollymarie87
 
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Jason Segel
Multi-talented Jason Jordan Segel was born in Los Angeles, California, where he was raised by his parents, Jillian (Jordan), a homemaker, and Alvin Segel, a lawyer. His mother is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and his father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. He was educated at St. Matthew's Parish School in Pacific Palisades...
“ I know that Freaks and Geeks is old now, but he was spectacular in it. Forgetting Sarah Marshall made me fall in love. He does so well at playing a loser, ha! Looking forward to his role in Bad Teacher. ” - hollymarie87
 
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Mila Kunis
Actress, Black Swan
The talented Milena "Mila" Markovna Kunis was born to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. After attending one semester of college between gigs...
“ There has been a lot of hype surrounding Mila this year, mainly from Black Swan, which I have yet to see. She charmed me in Forgetting Sarah Marshall as well. Her smaller roles in Extract and Date Night have kept me hopeful for her acting future. Aside from her blooming career, I think that she is one of the prettiest women in Hollywood. ” - hollymarie87
 
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“ There Will Be Blood introduced me to Paul, and he left an impression. Little Miss Sunshine, Gigantic, The Extra Man, and Knight and Day were excellent performances. Loved his voiced character in Where the Wild Things Are. I love his obvious dedication to acting, and look forward to seeing him in more. ” - hollymarie87
 
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Maggie Gyllenhaal
Academy Award-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was born on November 16, 1977, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Her parents, Naomi Foner (née Achs) and Stephen Gyllenhaal, are both filmmakers, and her brother is actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while her father has Swedish, English, Swiss-German, and German ancestry...
“ Mona Lisa Smile was the first movie I remember seeing her in, and the charisma she brought to the role drew me to watch other movies she's in. Stranger Than Fiction, The Dark Knight, and Crazy Heart were all spectacular performances. Looking forward to much more. ” - hollymarie87
 
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Andrew Garfield
Andrew Russell Garfield was born in Los Angeles, California, to a British-born mother, Lynn (Hillman), and an American-born father, Richard Garfield. When he was three, he moved to Surrey, U.K., with his parents and older brother. Andrew was raised Jewish. He went to a private school, the City of London Freemen's School...
“ The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus showcased a small part for Andrew, and he was so dedicated to it. Since then I have seen him in Never Let Me Go and The Social Network, and he did a great job. He's been dubbed the new Spiderman, and I really hope it doesn't ruin his career. ” - hollymarie87
 
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Emma Stone
Actress, The Help
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista (Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish (from her paternal grandfather), English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix...
“ Superbad, The House Bunny, Zombieland, Easy A. So, so good. This funny lady has charmed me with her unique voice, witty humor, and beautiful smile. So excited to see her in anything she does next. ” - hollymarie87
 
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Jena Malone
Actress, Contact
Jena Malone was born in Sparks, Nevada, to Deborah Malone and Edward Berge. Her grandfather owned a casino, Karl's Silver Club, in Sparks. She was raised by her mother and her mother's partner. Beginning as a child actress, and then stepping up to roles as a young adult, Malone's career path has been compared to that of Jodie Foster...
“ Just watched Contact, and she is so adorable! Into the Wild has been one of my favorite roles of hers to date, with honorable mentions to Saved!, The Go-Getter, and Pride and Prejudice. Sucker Punch is coming up, and besides that I am really excited for her new things. ” - hollymarie87
 
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Chloë Grace Moretz
Actress, Kick-Ass
Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older, including actor Trevor Duke-Moretz. Her ancestry is mostly German and English. Chloë's first two appearances were as Violet in two episodes of the series The Guardian...
“ (500) Days of Summer, Kick-Ass, Let Me In, and 30 Rock. Being so young, and performing the way that she does, man. I will watch ANYTHING that she is in. Funny, dramatic, she can do it all. ” - hollymarie87