Strong Actors On The Rise!

A list of Actors/Actresses with a lot of Promise. Ones we've seen that stood out in their films. Mainly lead their own indies. Mention more to add on bottom if you like.
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Gary Cairns
Gary is an Actor/Writer/Producer who was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Early in his career, he appeared in over twenty commercials (Starbucks, Cheerios, and Sears, among others) and on a number of hit television shows (N.Y.P.D. Blue, Malcolm in the Middle, Once and Again, etc). He most recently stars in...
 
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Timothy Ryan Cole
Actor, Dirty 30
Actor / Comedian / Writer Timothy Ryan Cole is best known for playing the role of "Jimmy" as part of the Jimmy and Ronnie musical duo in Geico's most recent "Happier Than" campaign and has appeared in over 35+ national commercials and campaigns to date. He grew up all along the East coast, spending the majority of his childhood in Maine...
 
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Mayra Leal
Actress, Machete
Mayra Leal is a Latina cinema artist of Mexican and El Salvadorian descent, born in Houston, Texas. The University of Houston Communications and Mathematics graduate has discovered a passion for film, TV and digital media and is garnering the attention of veteran producers, directors, business leaders, marketing agencies, fashion designers, and a growing loyal fan-base...
 
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Agnes Olech
Agnes Olech was born in Bielsko Biala, Poland. Now settled in Los Angeles she loves spending her free time with her dogs and being outdoors. She is an avid runner, yogi, and animal lover. Agnes can be seen in season two of HBO's acclaimed series True Detective playing Veronica Chessani, the Mayor's...
 
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Maika Monroe
Actress, It Follows
Santa Barbara-born Maika Monroe's initial desire was to pursue a career in professional freestyle kiteboarding (kite surfer). Following in her father's footsteps, she started the sport at the age of 13. She moved to the Dominican Republic's north coast of Cabarete in her senior year of high school to train full-time while she completed her studies online...
 
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Scoot McNairy
During the early 2000s, actor Scoot McNairy quickly came to specialize in portrayals of colorful and individualistic young men with a slightly rebellious edge. McNairy began during the early to mid-2000s, with bit parts in films including Wonderland (2003), Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), and Art School Confidential (2006)...
 
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Steven Yeun
Son of Je Yeun (Father) and June Yeun (Mother). Has a brother named Brian Yeun. His parents own two beauty supply stores in Detroit, MI, USA. Went to Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, USA, where he studied Psychology as a major subject(BS in Psychology, 2005). Was a member of Stir Friday Night, a sketch-comedy group made up of Asian-American performers...
 
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Lauren Cohan
Lauren Cohan is a British-American actress and model, best known for her role as Maggie Greene on The Walking Dead and recurring roles on The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Chuck. After her film debut Casanova as Sister Beatrice, she starred in the sequel to Van Wilder, _Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj as Charlotte Higginson (2006)_...
 
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Marta Cross
Born in Panama and spending her early years in Costa Rica, Marta Cross, began her acting career on stage at the age of 9. She began her film career when her family moved to Texas where she landed leading roles in the horror films Side FX (with Amber Heard) and Red Ridge. She moved to Los Angeles following her first theatrical debut in Believe In Me co-starring with Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice...
 
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Zack Bennett
Zack Bennett was born and raised in the small, rural mining town of Grass Valley, California. He began performing on stage at the age of 8 when his 3rd grade teacher decided that while his high energy and incredibly loud voice weren't great for the class room, it'd be perfect for the stage. By the time the concept of careers came into Zack's mind...
 
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Lesley-Ann Brandt
Actress, Lucifer
Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Lesley-Ann Brandt has become one of the biggest South African exports via New Zealand after immigrating to Auckland with her parents and brother in 1999. With her mixed ethnic background, Lesley-Ann is Hollywood's exciting new discovery. As a child, she participated in almost every kindergarten and school play and was a natural singer...
 
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Bill Oberst Jr.
Known for a Daytime Emmy Award-winning performance in "Take This Lollipop" and a ratings-winning role on CBS-TV's "Criminal Minds," Bill Oberst Jr. is an American actor whose real-life gentleness and interest in things spiritual are at odds with his often macabre screen persona. The premiere of the...