The Zimas 30 under 30 (from 30 to 1)

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Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989 in Fulham, London, England, to casting agent Marcia Gresham (née Jacobson) and literary agent Alan Radcliffe. His father is from a Northern Irish Protestant background, while his mother was born in South Africa, to a Jewish family (from Lithuania, Poland...
“ [30th](21)---he got started so young in his life if people can get past the whole, this is Harry thing, than he should be fine ” - bbzizzle
Seth Rogen
A talented actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen. Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian Jewish descent...
“ [29th](29)---Obviously a long shot that this guy does anything with his career other than smoke weed and do Judd Apatow movies but hey ya never know. His acting in performance in "Funny People" may have been nothing to brag about but it's a start. ” - bbzizzle
Jay Baruchel
Jay Baruchel was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and was raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the son of Robyne (Ropell), a freelance writer, and Serge Victor Baruchel, an antiques dealer. He has a younger sister who also acts. He started acting in 1995 when he made his first of three appearances on the hit show Are You Afraid of the Dark?...
“ [28th](29)---This one is truly a long shot but his voice acting in "How to Train Your Dragon" was great so maybe...? ” - bbzizzle
Chris Hemsworth
Actor, Thor
Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. His brothers are actors Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, and German ancestry. His uncle, by marriage, was Rod Ansell, the bushman who inspired the film Crocodile Dundee...
“ [27th](27)---Soon to be star of the Marvel film "Thor" which will get him loads of popularity instantly. He was pretty good in the beginning of "Star Trek" as well. ” - bbzizzle
Garrett Hedlund
Born in Roseau, Minnesota, Garrett John Hedlund is the son of Kristi Anne (Yanish) and Robert Martin Hedlund. He has two older siblings, Nathaniel and Amanda. His father is of Swedish descent and his mother is of German and Norwegian ancestry. Garrett spent his early years growing up on a farm in a small town...
“ [26th](26)---As many other I was a skeptic of the sequel "Tron: Legacy" but I surprising left feeling guilty because how entertained I was by the film. Working with Jeff Bridges is good for anyone especially at this point in someone's young career. ” - bbzizzle
Dave Franco
David John Franco was born in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, an author, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of Portuguese and Swedish descent. He has two older brothers, actor James Franco and Tom Franco. Dave made his first television appearance at the age of 21...
“ [25th](25)---Only has starred in small roles during his film career but being the younger sibling of Oscar nominee James Franco has got to be somewhat good for your career. His role in the short lived season 9 of "Scrubs" was the only positive thing about the show. With some discipline and a good role this kid could be good. ” - bbzizzle
Chris Evans
Christopher Robert Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theater, and G. Robert Evans III, a dentist. His uncle is congressman Mike Capuano...
“ [24th](29)---The action star is about to return to take on the mantle of Captain America. The role might get him a few looks at doing some other movies that might show his acting skills. This guy isn't a sure thing but he is a possibility. ” - bbzizzle
Olivia Wilde
Actress, Rush
Actress and activist Olivia Wilde is a modern-day renaissance woman. Starring in films and popular television shows, Wilde shares the screen with renowned actors while simultaneously giving back to the community. Olivia Wilde was born Olivia Jane Cockburn in New York City, to journalists Leslie Cockburn (née Leslie Corkill Redlich) and Andrew Cockburn...
“ [23rd](27)---The "House" star has been doing whatever she can to break through to big league Hollywood. Just a matter of time until she gets lucky ” - bbzizzle
Josh Hutcherson
Joshua Ryan Hutcherson was born on October 12, 1992 in Union, Kentucky to Michelle Fightmaster Hutcherson, who worked for Delta Air Lines, and Chris Hutcherson, an EPA analyst. He has one younger brother, Connor Hutcherson. From the age of four, Josh knew that he wanted to be an actor. In order to pursue his goal, Josh and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was nine-years-old...
“ [22nd](18)---A relative no name until this years "The Kids Are All Right" which gave him the opportunity to get mentored by some of the most talented actors around currently. ” - bbzizzle
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...
“ [21st](14)---Recent action star of "Kick-Ass" and "Let Me In" seems to be on every casters list right now. The star is slated to be in eight different movies in the next two years. ” - bbzizzle
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill was born and raised in Los Angeles, the son of Sharon (Chalkin), a fashion designer and costume stylist, and Richard Feldstein, a tour accountant for Guns N' Roses. His siblings are music manager Jordan Feldstein and actress Beanie Feldstein. He graduated from Crossroads School in Santa Monica and went on to The New School in New York to study drama...
“ [20th](27)---He hasn't done much in his young acting career to prove to anyone he will be anything other than Apatow boy until "Cyrus". "Cyrus" makes anyone second think there thinking of young Jonah ” - bbzizzle
Shia LaBeouf
Shia Saide LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California, to Shayna (Saide) and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf, and is an only child. His mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while his father has Cajun (French) ancestry. His parents are divorced. He started his career by doing stand-up comedy around places in his neighborhood...
“ [19th](24)---Anyone who knows me knows I hate this man. But he is talented... ” - bbzizzle
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is Danish. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter Johansson, born three minutes after her, and a paternal half-brother, Christian. Her grandfather was writer Ejner Johansson...
“ [18th](26)---Four time Golden Globe nominee has already put herself at the top of Hollywood. Look for her career to take off sooner than later. ” - bbzizzle
Rebecca Hall
Actress, The Prestige
Rebecca Hall was born in London, UK, the daughter of Peter Hall, a stage director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Maria Ewing, an opera singer. Her father is English. Her mother, who is American, is of Dutch, Scottish, Sioux, and African American origin. Her parents separated when she was still young...
“ [17th](28)---She is very talented at putting herself in good movies such as "The Prestige", "The Town", and "Frost/Nixon". If she can be hone in her skills for a movie she can easily be an Oscar nominee ” - bbzizzle
Emma Watson
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years, she trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts...
“ [16th](21)---The Brown student is probably the only star of the Harry Potter series with a chance of doing anything else. Her character in the latter half of all the movies seems to be the only one with any genuine feelings or emotions ” - bbzizzle
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Actor, Kick-Ass
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is an English stage, television, and film actor. He was born Aaron Perry Johnson in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, to Sarah and Robert Johnson, a civil engineer. He has a sister, Gemma Johnson, who had a small role in his movie Tom & Thomas. Aaron is of English-Russian Jewish background...
“ [15th](20)---The recently married 20 year old like or not was pretty good in the comic flick "Kick-Ass", you felt for the character the entire movie which was because of his performance. He recently starred as John Lennon in "Nowhere Boys" which also was a pretty good performance making him 2 for 2 in my books ” - bbzizzle
Michael Cera
Canadian actor Michael Cera was born in Brampton, Ontario, to parents who worked for Xerox. His mother, Linda, who is from Quebec, has English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry, and his father, Luigi Cera, is Sicilian. Michael is the middle child between two sisters. He was educated at Conestoga Public School...
“ [14th](22)---The quirky kid from "Superbad" and "Juno". Last year I wouldn't have said the same thing about him but after what Jesse Eisenberg (who was only a slightly more mature Michael Cera) did last year (Oscar nomination) it got me, as well as others, thinking "why not Michael Cera?" ” - bbzizzle
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...
“ [13th](22)---Until last year she was just that girl from "Superbad" and "Zombieland" but in 2010 she was in "Easy A". The movie all in all wasn't anything to brag about but her performance sure was. The future Ms. Gwen Stacy will team up with Andrew Garfield in "The Amazing Spider-Man" ” - bbzizzle
Greta Gerwig
Actress, Frances Ha
Greta Celeste Gerwig is an American actress and filmmaker. She was born in Sacramento, California, to Christine Gerwig (nee Sauer), a nurse, and Gordon Gerwig, a financial consultant and computer programmer. She has German, Irish, and English ancestry. Gerwig was raised as a Unitarian Universalist...
“ [12th](27)---The lead female role in "Greenberg" showed critics all around that this girl could be for real. Her performance was excellent and was the perfect compliment to the best performance in Ben Stiller's career. The Academy screwed that movie so her only concern would be to get herself in a similar role and back with Noah Baumbach. ” - bbzizzle
Anne Hathaway
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series Get Real...
“ [11th](28)---She's trying real hard to be the next top actress. She hosted the Oscars and recently signed on to "The Dark Knight Rises". Maybe with the help of Christopher Nolan she can be the next top thing? ” - bbzizzle
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...
“ [10th](27)---Most known for her role as Jackie in "That 70's Show". She has been putting her self in the right movies and its simply just a matter of time till she finds the right role. Her acting potential was shown in "Black Swan" and that performance might just give her the reputation she needs in order to succeed in her career. ” - bbzizzle
Jennifer Lawrence
Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is best known for playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook, and Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle. Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Karen (Koch), who manages a children's camp...
“ [9th](20)---An Oscar nominee last year who gave a great performance in "Winter's Bone". She will soon be seen in "X-Men: First Class" ” - bbzizzle
Hailee Steinfeld
Actress, True Grit
Hailee Steinfeld was born on December 11, 1996 in Tarzana, California, to Cheri (Domasin), an interior designer, and Peter Steinfeld, a personal fitness trainer. She has a brother, Griffin. Her uncle is Jake Steinfeld, a fitness trainer, and her great-uncle is actor Larry Domasin. Her father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and her mother's ancestry is Filipino...
“ [8th](14)---youngest person on this list and one of the youngest people to ever be nominated for an Academy Award. At 14 it is almost a guarantee that this girl becomes big! ” - bbzizzle
Rooney Mara
Patricia Rooney Mara was born in 1985 in Bedford, New York. She is one of four children of Kathleen McNulty (née Rooney) and NFL football team New York Giants executive Timothy Christopher Mara. Her grandfathers were Wellington Mara, co-owner of the Giants, and Timothy Rooney, owner of Yonkers Raceway...
“ [7th](25)---She played Erica Albright in "The Social Network" and also starred in 2010's "A Nightmare on Elm Street". She is currently going to be working again with acclaimed director David Fincher in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" which is already getting praise before it even releases. ” - bbzizzle
Ellen Page
Actress, Inception
Ellen Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning television series Pit Pony...
“ [6th](24)---An obvious choice but at 24 years old she will continue to be high on everyone's list until she is no longer in her twenties. She earned an Oscar nomination for her work in "Juno" and was exceptional in "Inception" as well. This is the future Annette Bening of our generation. ” - bbzizzle
Mia Wasikowska
Mia is an Australian actress, born and raised in the country's capital, Canberra. She is the daughter of photographers Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid. Her mother is Polish and her father is an Australian of British ancestry. She has an older sister, Jess, and a younger brother, Kai. At age eight, her family moved to Poland for a year...
“ [5th](21)---This girl stayed busy last year showing that all she wants to do is act. She starred in "Alice in Wonderland" with Helena Bonham Carter (two time Oscar nominee) and starred in "The Kids are all Right" with Annette Bening (four time Oscar nominee), Julianne Moore (four time Oscar nomineee), and Mark Ruffalo (Oscar nominee). She played a pretty good Jane Eyre apparently in the movie "Jane Eyre" ” - bbzizzle
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...
“ [4th](27)---The Co-star in the hit "The Social Network" showed us that we shouldn't be that skeptic about the upcoming "The Amazing Spider-Man". He was great in the "Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" and doesn't seem like he's planning on stopping his hot streak anytime soon. The Academy screwed him this year but he will be back. ” - bbzizzle
Jesse Eisenberg
Curly haired and with a fast-talking voice, Jesse Eisenberg is a movie actor, known for his Academy Award nominated role as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network. He has also starred in the films The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, The Education of Charlie Banks, 30 Minutes or Less...
“ [3rd](27)---A rather obvious choice. The 27 year old earned huge critical praise from his performance in "The Social Network" including an oscar nomination. He was great in that and look for him to be great in everything he does from here on out. ” - bbzizzle
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor, Inception
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
“ [2nd](29)---After starring in major roles like "Inception" and "500 days of Summer" he has shown viewers his true acting potential. Getting taken under the wing of the young and talented director Christopher Nolan should prove to be a perfect step in his career. Nolan's films have been getting better and better and he typically re-uses actors. All this kid needs is an excellent script. ” - bbzizzle
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie's agent. She left Israel for Washington...
“ [1st](29)---Okay, I know a cheap pick for number one but she is still 29 until June. She is truly the (figuratively) hottest actress in Hollywood. She's coming out with movies every other week it seems...not to mention she won an Academy Award for her work in "Black Swan" ” - bbzizzle