under-rated actors and actresses

by 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, ...

Genius actor

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 ...

3. 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 ...

4. Simon Russell Beale

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...

7. Chris Messina

Actor | Away We Go

Chris Messina was born on August 11, 1974 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Away We Go (2009), Argo (2012) and Ruby Sparks (2012).

8. Stephen Graham

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, ...

9. Matt Ross

Director | Captain Fantastic

Matt Ross was born on January 3, 1970 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA as Matthew Brandon Ross. He is an actor and director, known for Captain Fantastic (2016), American Psycho (2000) and The Aviator (2004).

10. Ana Reeder

Actress | One for the Money

Ana Reeder is an actress and costume designer, known for One for the Money (2012), No Country for Old Men (2007) and Acts of Worship (2001).

11. Ritchie Coster

Actor | The Dark Knight

Ritchie Coster was born on July 1, 1967 in London, England. He is an actor, known for The Dark Knight (2008), Let Me In (2010) and Blackhat (2015).

12. Michael Stuhlbarg

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 ...

13. Patricia Clarkson

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 ...

14. Maria Dizzia

Actress | Martha Marcy May Marlene

Maria Dizzia was born on December 29, 1974 in New Jersey, USA as Maria Teresa Dizzia. She is an actress, known for Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), True Story (2015) and While We're Young (2014).

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.

18. Andre Royo

Actor | The Spectacular Now

Andre Royo was born on July 18, 1968 in Bronx, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Spectacular Now (2013), Super (2010) and The Collection (2012).

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.