under-rated actors and actressesby moviegeek75-1 | created - 02 Sep 2011 | updated - 02 Sep 2011 | Public
actors and actresses who deserve more and better roles
1. Guy Pearce
Actor | Memento
Guy Edward Pearce was born 5 October, 1967 in Cambridgeshire, England, UK to Margaret Anne and Stuart Graham Pearce. His father was born in Auckland, New Zealand, to English and Scottish parents, while Guy's mother is English. Pearce and his family initially traveled to Australia for two years, ...
2. Sam Rockwell
Actor | Moon
Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo, California, the child of two actors, Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess. The family moved to New York when he was two years old, living first in the Bronx and later in Manhattan. When Sam was five years old, his parents split up, at which point he ...
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 ...
Actor | The Death of Stalin
Simon Russell Beale is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed talents in British theatre.
He spent his early years abroad as his father was Surgeon General to the British Army (his mother is also a doctor), but aged 8 was relocated to England and became a pupil at St Paul's Cathedral ...
5. Elias Koteas
Actor | The Thin Red Line
Elias Koteas was born on March 11, 1961, in Montreal, Canada. Both his parents are of Greek descent. Elias attended Vanier College in Montreal before leaving to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1981, of which he is a graduate. He also attended the Actors Studio in ...
6. Peter Mullan
Actor | Tyrannosaur
He was interested in directing films at the age of 19 and he made several shorts. As he wasn't admitted to the National Film School, he decided to dedicate himself to acting, and made his debut in the theatre in 1988 before moving to cinema and television. Fame came with the parts he played in such...
Actor | This Is England
Stephen Graham was born August 3, 1973, in the small town of Kirkby, Lancashire, to a pediatric nurse mother and a social worker father. His paternal grandfather was Jamaican, and one of his grandmothers was Swedish. After years of small parts, he finally got his big break in an unexpected way, ...
Actor | A Serious Man
Michael Stuhlbarg was born in Long Beach, California. His parents raised him to be an adherent of Reform Judaism, a liberal strand of Judaism. Stuhlbarg attended Juilliard School, a performing arts conservatory located in New York City. In 1992, he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He ...
Actress | The Green Mile
This remarkable, one-of-a-kind actress has, since the early 1990s, intrigued film and TV audiences with her glowing, yet careworn eccentricity and old world-styled glamour. Very much in demand these days as a character player, Patricia Clarkson nevertheless continues to avoid the temptation of ...
15. Sarah Paulson
Actress | 12 Years a Slave
Sarah Paulson was born on December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida, to Catharine Gordon (Dolcater) and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. She spent most of her early years in New York and Maine, before settling in Manhattan to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the High School for Performing Arts. ...
16. Elizabeth Marvel
Actress | True Grit
Elizabeth Marvel was born on November 27, 1969 in Orange County, California, USA as Elizabeth Allen Marvel. She is an actress, known for True Grit (2010), Lincoln (2012) and Gifted (2017). She has been married to Bill Camp since September 4, 2004. They have one child.
17. John Ortiz
Actor | Silver Linings Playbook
John Ortiz was born on May 23, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Gangster (2007) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007). He is married to Jennifer Ortiz. They have one child.
19. Brian Geraghty
Actor | The Hurt Locker
Originally from Jersey, Brian Geraghty graduated from The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre and then began his professional career in New York City before moving to Los Angeles. He has previously enjoyed being a surf instructor and continues to surf in his free time.