Southern Actors on the RISE!

A random list of southern (southeast US) actors and actresses to keep your eye on... Most have movies coming out this year, so stay tuned!

(List is in no particular order!)

I'll be adding more later...

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Rachel St. Gelais
Rachel has spent time on sets ever since she can remember. She always loved learning her older siblings scripts. One of her earliest film roles was with Diana Scarwid in "And Then She Was Gone" filmed in Savannah, Georgia. Her three older siblings are also working actors. Justin St. Gelais - Steven St...
 
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Lucas Till
Lucas Daniel Till was born in Fort Hood, Texas, to Dana Lyn (Brady) and John Mark Till, a lieutenant colonel in the army. He spent most of his childhood growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, Lucas' family quickly noticed that he had an affinity for impersonating voices and characters...
 
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Emma Rayne Lyle
Actress, Mr. Mercedes
Emma Rayne Lyle is a stage, television, and film actress. She has three films releasing in 2016: Jessica Darling's It List, Sweet, Sweet Summertime, and Blue. She has had a remarkable career for an actor that does not live in Los Angeles or New York. She lives in a rural community in the south and quite often submits by tape and flies in to meet producers and directors upon being called back...
 
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David Topp
David Topp is an award-winning American actor and filmmaker. He has a love of all aspects of film and likes working behind the camera as much as in front of it. In 2012, he co-founded his own production company, Topp Scot Productions. In May of 2014, he won Best Actor at the prestigious Young Artist Awards in Hollywood California for his dual lead roles in his companies' first production...
 
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Jeff Rose
During an extended hiatus from the industry in the late 90s due to family illnesses, Jeff decided to relocate from Los Angeles back to his hometown of Marietta, Georgia. At long last, just as his family was recovering from the various maladies and Jeff was making plans to head out west again, his dentist's hygienist set him up on a blind date...
 
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Kelly Johns
Kelly was born and raised in Canton, GA, where she realized her calling for performing at a young age. After years of community and school theater, she signed with East Coast Talent Agency at age 15. Following her second audition, she booked her first role in the film "The Blind Side." She now resides in Atlanta...
 
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Jenna Leigh Hall
Jenna Leigh Hall was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Her passion for acting began on the stage when Jenna performed at local theaters in the Atlanta area. She began her film career at the age of 15 when she played "Iris" in Lifetime's "The Pregnancy Pact". Since then Jenna has relocated to Los Angeles where she is pursuing her acting career.
 
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Michelle DeFraites
Michelle DeFraites, a Mississippi native, discovered her passion for the arts at an early age. With over ten years of dancing and local theater under her belt, Michelle launched into the chaos of Los Angeles and began tackling her career in entertainment. You can currently find her as Madison on the hit BET show The Quad and starring in the new movie musical Crazy for the Boys (2017)...
 
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Ben Sabet
Ben was born August 28, 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina and currently (2013) lives in a small town in South Carolina. He enjoys the simplicity of small town life. Currently he is a senior in high school and plans to attend university to pursue a degree in music. He sings and is a self taught musician. He plays the piano, guitar, bass, and drums.
 
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Amber Wallace
Actress, Footloose
Amber was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the oldest of four. She has two sisters and one brother. Amber started acting at an early age. Her first role at the age of six was, "Baby", the daughter of Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland in the TV mini-series, The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All...
 
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Mitzi Corrigan
Casting Director, Cabin Fever
 
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Chandler Darby
Best known for his role in Dance of the Dead (2008 film) distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment. Took time for college and studied acting at the University of Northern Colorado graduating May 2014. Performed his first professional theater role of Benjamin Braddock in "The Graduate" in Denver at The Edge Theatre...
 
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Elizabeth Brewster
Elizabeth Brewster was born Elizabeth Tucker in an Army Hospital on Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC. She spent the first 3 years of her life in Germany. At the age of 5 her father, Maj David Bruce Tucker, was shot and killed in Viet Nam. Her grandfather, Maj General Rueben Henry Tucker, would be immortalized by Robert Redford in the film version of the book A Bridge Too Far...
 
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Ben Winchell
Actor, Feed
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Ben Winchell stars in the lead role, Max McGrath, in the film Max Steel, produced by Dolphin Films and Mattel. He also played Troy in the top-rated Lifetime Network movie Pregnancy Pact, Dixon in season 3 of A.N.T. Farm, on Disney, and Eric in season 2 of Necessary Roughness, on TNT.
 
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Stephen Ford
Stephen Lunsford was born in Sacramento, California on November 25, 1989 where he was raised until the age of 6, before relocating with his mother to Orlando, Florida to care for his ailing grandparents. He started acting at the age of 8 because he couldn't stop getting thrown into the principal's office for causing disturbances in class...