Good Lesser-Known Actors

by dog_lover_twelve | created - 06 Feb 2012 | updated - 19 Feb 2012 | Public

1. Sandra Hüller

Actress | Toni Erdmann

Sandra Hüller was born in 1978 in Suhl, East Germany. She is an actress, known for Toni Erdmann (2016), Requiem (2006) and Über uns das All (2011).

2. Noah Taylor

Actor | Shine

Noah George Taylor, the elder of two boys, was born in 1969 in London, England, to Maggie (Miller), a journalist and book editor, and Paul Taylor, a copywriter and journalist. His family lived in both England and New Zealand before returning to his parents' native Australia in 1974. His parents ...

3. Ewen Bremner

Actor | Trainspotting

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Ewen Bremner has worked with many of the most respected directors in world cinema, including Danny Boyle, Mike Leigh, Ridley Scott, Joon-Ho Bong, Werner Herzog and Woody Allen. Ewen has established himself by creating unique characters in critically acclaimed films, as ...

4. Leo Bill

Actor | 28 Days Later...

Leo Bill was born on August 31, 1980 in Warwickshire, England. He is an actor, known for 28 Days Later... (2002), Becoming Jane (2007) and The Living and the Dead (2006).

5. Saxon Sharbino

Actress | Poltergeist

Born and raised in Texas, Sharbino has pursued acting since the age of 9.

In 2012, Saxon Sharbino beat out hundreds of actresses and was cast as the lead in a gritty spy pilot for FOX, creator Karyn Usher and director Brett Ratner. Shortly after, Sharbino was hired as a series regular on the hit ...

6. Catinca Untaru

Actress | The Fall

Catinca was born in Bucharest, Romania on 21 March 1997, the only child of Untaru family. When she was three years old, she told her grandparents that she would like to became a theatre actress waiting for people to give her flowers on a stage. From an early age, she was fascinated by fantasy ...

7. Eamonn Owens

Actor | The Butcher Boy

Eamonn Owens was born on January 18, 1983 in Killeshandra, Ireland. He is an actor, known for The Butcher Boy (1997), Breakfast on Pluto (2005) and Dorothy Mills (2008).

8. Aidan Gillen

Actor | Game of Thrones

Aidan Gillen is an Irish actor. He is best known for portraying Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011), CIA operative Bill Wilson in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Stuart Alan Jones in the Channel 4 series Queer as Folk (2000), John Boy in the RTÉ Television series ...

9. Kate Fahy

Actress | Defiance

Kate Fahy was born in Dublin, Ireland as Katherine Fahy. She is known for her work on Defiance (2008), The Living and the Dead (2006) and The House of Eliott (1991). She has been married to Jonathan Pryce since 2015.

10. Stephen Root

Actor | Office Space

Stephen Root, one of today's most prolific character actors, can be seen in the critically acclaimed psychological-thriller Get Out (2017), written and directed by Jordan Peele. Root also starred alongside Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage and Walton Goggins in John Avnet's drama-film Three Christs (...

11. Lina Leandersson

Actress | Låt den rätte komma in

Lina Leandersson was born in Falun, Sweden She took an interest in performing from an early age, acting in amateur theatre performances, attending drama courses, and performing street- and jazz dance. One of her first roles was in amateur theatre performance, playing the mother of a spoiled girl ...

12. Amanda Fuller

Actress | Last Man Standing

Amanda Fuller was born in 1984. She is an actress and producer, known for Last Man Standing (2011), Red White & Blue (2010) and Grey's Anatomy (2005).

13. Burghart Klaußner

Actor | Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei

Burghart Klaußner was born on September 13, 1949 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor, known for The Edukators (2004), The White Ribbon (2009) and Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer (2015). He is married to Jenny. They have two children.

14. Richard Jenkins

Actor | The Shape of Water

Richard Jenkins was born on May 4, 1947 in DeKalb, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for The Shape of Water (2017), The Visitor (2007) and Step Brothers (2008). He has been married to Sharon R. Friedrick since August 23, 1969. They have two children.

15. Roger Lloyd Pack

Actor | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

A superbly versatile character actor of lugubrious countenance and strong physical presence, Roger was the son of Charles Lloyd Pack, a small-part supporting player in Hammer horror films of the '50s and '60s. Roger was educated at Bedales, a prestigious co-educational school in Hampshire, noted ...

16. Hugh O'Conor

Actor | Chocolat

A young dramatic actor of film and TV who has appeared in several dark big-screen dramas, the Irish-born O'Conor (not to be confused with the late American actor Hugh O'Connor) began acting at the age of eight. O'Conor was still a relative unknown pre-teen when he co-starred with Liam Neeson in the...

17. Tracy Coogan

Actress | Zombie Honeymoon

Tracy Coogan was born and raised in County Meath, Ireland. Tracy got her first taste of acting while growing up in Ireland , appearing in numerous theatrical productions at her school. Upon graduation, Tracy went to New York City for the summer, where she represented Ireland in the Helen Rogers ...

18. Juan José Ballesta

Actor | El Bola

Juan José Ballesta was only nine when he debuted in the TV series Querido maestro (1997) but his real break came when director Achero Mañas gave him the title role in his sensitive Truffaut-like tale of two youths El Bola (2000). The film garnered lots of awards, of which young Juan José got a ...

19. Georges Du Fresne

Actor | Ma vie en rose

Georges Du Fresne was born on November 30, 1984 in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France as Georges Chan. He is an actor, known for Ma Vie en Rose (1997), Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999) and L'inconnu de Strasbourg (1998).

20. Greg Timmermans

Actor | Ben X

Greg Timmermans was born on March 17, 1979 in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium. He is an actor, known for Ben X (2007), Amateurs (2014) and De Bunker (2015).

21. Darlene Cates

Actress | What's Eating Gilbert Grape

The lovable, impressionable and immeasurably talented Darlene Cates was born December 13, 1947 in Borger, Texas, to Dorothy Ann (née Pfrimmer) and Truman Madison Guthrie. She grew up in Dumas. Darlene's parents divorced when she was 12 years, which lead to overeating, which manifested itself into ...

22. Yûya Yagira

Actor | Dare mo shiranai

Yuya Yagira was born on March 26th, 1990, in Tokyo. His friends call him Yagy. He loves soccer and swimming. And he loves meat and ang-ning-tofu-square. He belongs to StarDust Promotion Agency. He decided to be an actor. By himself. On his own. Just him. His very first audition was Nobody Knows (...

23. Tara Devon Gallagher

Actress | Swimmers

Tara Devon Gallagher is an actress, known for Swimmers (2005) and Mad Hot Ballroom (2005).

24. Eddie Marsan

Actor | Happy-Go-Lucky

Eddie Marsan was born in Stepney, East London, to a lorry driver father and a school employee mother, and raised in Bethnal Green. He served an apprenticeship as a printer before becoming an actor twenty years ago. During this time he has worked with directors such asMartin Scorsese, Michael Mann, ...

25. Pep Tosar

Actor | Mientras duermes

Pep Tosar was born in 1961 in Artà, Balearic Islands, Spain as Josep Tosar i Vaquer. He is an actor, known for Mientras duermes (2011), El ministerio del tiempo (2015) and Dr. Curry (1997).

26. Martin Compston

Actor | Doomsday

Martin Compston grew up in Greenock, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire. He spent his teen years going to see soccer (football) team Celtic with his brother Barry and dreamed one day he would play for them. He attended St. Columba's High School in Gourock, Inverclyde, where he passed through his Standard ...

27. Ashley Rickards

Actress | Sassy Pants

Ashley Nicole Rickards is an American actress. She graduated from high school, at age 15, and is currently a member of MENSA. She has been in various films and television shows, portraying a wide variety of characters, most notably Fly Away (2011), in which she portrayed "Mandy", a severely ...

28. Paddy Considine

Actor | Dead Man's Shoes

Paddy (Patrick) Considine was born on September 5, 1974 in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire in the U.K. As a teenager, Considine studied a drama course at Burton College where he met with now friend and director Shane Meadows, who cast Considine in his first role in a feature film as the disturbed ...