Sundance Up and Comers 2013

by jeffvespa | created - 07 Dec 2012 | updated - 07 Dec 2012 | Public

1. Lindsay Pulsipher

Actress | Hatfields & McCoys

Lindsay Pulsipher is an American actress. She has had several roles in film and television, she is best known for HBO's True Blood, and Hatfields & McCoys (2012).

She was born and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, with five siblings, and was inspired to be an actor by her mother, a theater actress. ...

2. Julia Garner

Actress | Martha Marcy May Marlene

Julia Garner is an American actress and model. She is best known for her roles in Electrick Children (2012), We Are What We Are (2013), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), and Grandman (2015).

Garner also starred in the Netflix series Ozark.

She had her ...

3. Wyatt Russell

Actor | Everybody Wants Some!!

Wyatt Russell was born on July 10, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Wyatt Hawn Russell. He is an actor, known for Everybody Wants Some!! (2016), 22 Jump Street (2014) and Cold in July (2014).

4. JJ Feild

Actor | Captain America: The First Avenger

JJ Feild was born on April 1, 1978 in Boulder, Colorado, USA as John Joseph Feild. He is an actor, known for Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Centurion (2010) and Austenland (2013).

5. Georgia King

Actress | Wild Child

Georgia King was born on November 18, 1986 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is an actress and director, known for Wild Child (2008), The Duchess (2008) and One Day (2011).

6. James Callis

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

James Callis was born on June 4, 1971 in London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Battlestar Galactica (2004), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and Austenland (2013). He has been married to Neha Callis since December 30, 1998. They have three children.

7. Jonathan Groff

Actor | Frozen

Jonathan Groff was born on March 26, 1985 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA as Jonathan Drew Groff. He is an actor, known for Frozen (2013), Looking (2014) and Mindhunter (2017).

8. Johnathan Tchaikovsky

Actor | The Wolf of Wall Street

Johnathan Tchaikovsky was born and raised in New York City. While pursuing a career in comic-book illustration, an appreciation for poetry led to studying the works of William Shakespeare at HB Studio. The teachers there encouraged him to study acting as a professional pursuit, leading to his first...

9. Emily Kinney

Actress | The Walking Dead

Emily Kinney is an American actress. She is best-known for her role as "Beth Greene" in the AMC television series, The Walking Dead (2010). Kinney was born in Wayne, Nebraska. She graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2006. Kinney has had reoccurring roles and guest appearances on ...

10. Kaya Scodelario

Actress | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Kaya Rose Scodelario was born in Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, to a Brazilian mother, Katia (Scodelario), and an English father, Roger Humphrey. Her surname comes from her mother's Italian grandfather. Thanks to her mother, Kaya grew up fluent in Brazilian Portuguese, as well as English. At the ...

11. Sam Jaeger

Actor | Lucky Number Slevin

Sam Jaeger began his professional career in New York, while still attending Otterbein College in Ohio, landing a guest-starring role on Law & Order (1990). He also spent several seasons doing theater in NY before making the move to Los Angeles. Once in LA, he landed parts in two feature films, ...

12. Aneurin Barnard

Actor | Dunkirk

Aneurin Barnard was born on May 8, 1987 in Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. He is an actor, known for Dunkirk (2017) and Citadel (2012).

13. Ahna O'Reilly

Actress | The Help

Ahna O'Reilly was born on September 21, 1984 in Palo Alto, California, USA. She is an actress, known for The Help (2011), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) and Fruitvale Station (2013).

14. Mamie Gummer

Actress | Ricki and the Flash

Mamie Gummer was born on August 3, 1983 in New York City, New York, USA as Mary Willa Gummer. She is an actress, known for Ricki and the Flash (2015), Side Effects (2013) and The Ward (2010). She was previously married to Benjamin Walker.

15. Martin Starr

Actor | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Martin Starr was born on July 30, 1982 in Santa Monica, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Adventureland (2009) and Knocked Up (2007).

16. Alex Shaffer

Actor | Win Win

Alex Shaffer is an actor, known for Win Win (2011), We Are Your Friends (2015) and Delinquent (2016).

17. Rami Malek

Actor | Mr. Robot

Rami Malek was born on May 12, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Rami Said Malek. He is an actor and producer, known for Mr. Robot (2015), Short Term 12 (2013) and Need for Speed (2014).

18. Nate Parker

Actor | The Birth of a Nation

Nate Parker was born on November 18, 1979 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Birth of a Nation (2016), Arbitrage (2012) and The Great Debaters (2007). He has been married to Sarah DiSanto since 2007. They have four children.

19. Kentucker Audley

Actor | V/H/S

Kentucker Audley is a filmmaker and actor who received rave reviews from the New Yorker, Hollywood Reporter, and Indiewire for his lead performance in Amy Seimetz's directorial debut Sun Don't Shine. He has a supporting role in David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints opposite Casey Affleck and ...

20. Frank Mosley

Actor | Upstream Color

Frank Mosley has been called "a superb actor and filmmaker" (RogerEbert.com), "an indie hard-hitter" (The Playlist), and "the kind of experimentalist we don't see often enough...with a pair of soulful eyes behind which there always seems to be something going on" (Keyframe). He is an alumnus of the...

21. Cherien Dabis

Producer | Amreeka

Cherien Dabis was born on November 27, 1976 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Amreeka (2009), Empire (2015) and May in the Summer (2013).

22. Danai Gurira

Actress | The Visitor

Danai Gurira was born in Grinnell, Iowa to parents from Zimbabwe, when her father was teaching Chemistry at Grinnell College. When she was 5, the family moved back to Zimbabwe. Gurira studied social psychology at Macalaster College, and received an MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the...

23. Yaya DaCosta

Actress | The Butler

Yaya DaCosta was born and raised in New York City along with her sister and two brothers. She got her first acting gig at the age of eleven when her junior high school drama teacher, Ann Willis Ratray, encouraged her to audition for educational films. She continued to perform in school shows ...

24. Miles Teller

Actor | Fantastic Four

Miles Alexander Teller is an American actor and musician. For his performance in the film The Spectacular Now (2013), he won the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. He has appeared in the films Rabbit Hole (2010), Footloose (2011), Project X (2012), That ...

25. Kaitlyn Dever

Actress | Detroit

Having been named one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch, Kaitlyn Dever has become one of Hollywood's top emerging young actresses.

Dever has showcased her versatility, appearing in movies such as Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar, James Ponsoldt's The Spectacular Now, Destin Daniel Cretton's Short Term 12, ...

26. Nick Robinson

Actor | Jurassic World

Nick Robinson is best known for his starring role in the critically acclaimed CBS Films "The Kings of Summer." This was followed by shooting a lead role in the Universal action adventure sequel "Jurassic World." Robinson stars alongside Chris Pratt, Judy Greer, Vincent D'Onofrio and Bryce Dallas ...

27. Gabriel Basso

Actor | Super 8

Gabriel Basso was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor, known for Super 8 (2011), The Kings of Summer (2013) and American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016).

28. Moises Arias

Actor | The Kings of Summer

Moises Arias was born on April 18, 1994 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Kings of Summer (2013), Ben-Hur (2016) and Despicable Me 2 (2013).

29. Erin Moriarty

Actress | Blood Father

Erin Moriarty was born on June 24, 1994 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Blood Father (2016), Captain Fantastic (2016) and The Kings of Summer (2013).

30. Lili Reinhart

Actress | Riverdale

Lili Reinhart was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and at an early age, developed a passion for the performing arts. Lili took dance classes for 10 years and also performed in many local musicals before she signed with her first agency in Cleveland when she was 11. She traveled from Ohio to New ...

31. Nathan Keyes

Actor | The Kings of Summer

Keyes was born in Washington, D.C. to Holly and Dale Gumke, but he was raised in York, Pennsylvania with younger brother Chris.After graduating in 2004, Keyes moved to Los Angeles, where he started working as graphic designer and photographer of CD covers. Meanwhile, he studied acting with coach ...

32. Brina Palencia

Actress | Lumberjack Man

Brina Palencia was born as Brina Michelle Palencia. She is an Honduran-American actress and director, known for One Piece (1999), Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009), The Walking Dead (2010), and Star-Crossed (2014). Growing up, she split her time between Honduras and the United States. She is fluent in both ...

33. Amy Seimetz

Actress | Upstream Color

Amy Seimetz first came to prominence producing and directing shorts and independent films. Most notably associate producing Barry Jenkins' Medicine For Melancholy which was nominated for Gotham and Independent Spirit Awards, after playing at South By Southwest and the Toronto International Film ...

34. Tequan Richmond

Actor | Ray

Tequan (Tuh-kwon) Richmond arrived in Los Angeles from his hometown of Burlington, North Carolina a little over a decade ago, but he certainly hasn't sat idle since planting his feet in Los Angeles soil.

He has appeared in a national Spalding basketball commercial with Boston Celtic's Paul Pierce, ...

35. Annet Mahendru

Actress | The Americans

Actress Annet Mahendru was born to an Indian father (a journalist and professor) and a Russian mother (a businesswoman and artist). Annet spent her early years learning six languages while living in Afghanistan, Russia, and Europe. She put her curious mind to use playing competitive chess and ...

36. Katelynn Rodriguez

Actress | Escape from Tomorrow

Katelynn Rodriguez is an actress, known for Escape from Tomorrow (2013), American Horror Story (2011) and Conception (2011).

37. Jack Dalton

Actor | Escape from Tomorrow

Jack Dalton is an actor, known for Escape from Tomorrow (2013) and Tiny Warriors (2014).

38. Danielle Safady

Actress | Escape from Tomorrow

Danielle Safady is an actress, known for Escape from Tomorrow (2013).

39. Hannah Gross

Actress | Mindhunter

Hannah Gross was born on September 25, 1992 in West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Mindhunter (2017), Unless (2016) and Marjorie Prime (2017).

40. Gina Piersanti

Actress | It Felt Like Love

Gina Piersanti was born in 1997 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for It Felt Like Love (2013), Here Alone (2016) and Louie (2010).

41. Ronen Rubinstein

Actor | It Felt Like Love

Ronen Rubinstein is an actor and director, known for It Felt Like Love (2013), Orange Is the New Black (2013) and Dead of Summer (2016).

42. Jonny Mars

Producer | America's Parking Lot

Jonny Mars is an actor and producer, known for America's Parking Lot (2012), A Ghost Story (2017) and Focus Puller (2014).

43. Clark Duke

Actor | The Croods

Clark Duke was born in Glenwood, Arkansas. His parents are Angela and Ronnie Duke. Along with best friend Michael Cera, Duke created, wrote, directed, and produced the web series Clark and Michael (2007) in which he plays a fictional version of himself. The pilot episode was directed by Duke as his...

44. Ariane Labed

Actress | Alpeis

Ariane Labed was born in 1984 in Athens, Greece. She is an actress, known for Alpeis (2011), Assassin's Creed (2016) and Attenberg (2010). She is married to Yorgos Lanthimos.

45. Nora Kirkpatrick

Actress | The Office

Nora created, wrote and directed the first ever comedy series in Virtual Reality, with SNL alum Mike O'Brien, which is set to air early 2017 on Hulu. She was a founding member and accordion player for the band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, with whom she won a Grammy in 2013. Nora starred in...

46. Hugo Becker

Actor | L'assaut

Hugo was born on May 13 1987. Brought up in Metz, France he graduated from both the French Conservatory of Dramatic Art and RADA and in 2010 received the Young Cannes Talent Award. His breakthrough role came in the American comedy series 'Gossip Girl' as Prince Louis of Monaco but, being bilingual,...

47. Elise Eberle

Actress | Salem

Elise Eberle was born on March 6, 1993 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA as Elise K. Eberle. She is an actress, known for Salem (2014), The Last Tycoon (2016) and The Astronaut Farmer (2006).

48. Lindsey Broad

Actress | 21 Jump Street

Lindsey Broad is an actress, known for 21 Jump Street (2012), The Office (2005) and Benders (2015).

49. Shiloh Fernandez

Actor | Evil Dead

Shiloh Fernandez was born on February 26, 1985 in Ukiah, California, USA as Shiloh Thomas Fernandez. He is an actor and writer, known for Evil Dead (2013), Red Riding Hood (2011) and The East (2013).

50. Amanda Crew

Actress | The Haunting in Connecticut

Amanda Catherine Crew was born in Langley, British Columbia. Her mother is a legal secretary and her father is a telecommunication worker. Amanda attended Brookswood Secondary School in Langley. She began her acting career when she was cast in the musical Dragon Tales during her fourth grade in ...

51. Tamsin Egerton

Actress | Grimsby

Egerton attended Ditcham Park School near Petersfield in Hampshire, where she says she was bullied. She also states she truanted, preferring to go to modeling shoots. After finishing school at 16 with nine A-grade GCSEs, Egerton decided to pursue acting rather than going to university. She had a ...

52. Sarah Solemani

Actress | Bridget Jones's Baby

Sarah Solemani was born on September 4, 1986 in England. She is an actress and writer, known for Bridget Jones's Baby (2016), Mrs Henderson Presents (2005) and The Bad Education Movie (2015). She has been married to Daniel Ingram since June 3, 2012. They have one child.

53. Vanessa Kirby

Actress | The Crown

Born 1989, the daughter of a magazine editor and a surgeon Kirby was turned down by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and took a gap year travelling before studying English at Exeter University. She then turned down her place at LAMDA in London after she was signed up to an agency and met the theatre ...

54. Alden Ehrenreich

Actor | Hail, Caesar!

Alden Ehrenreich is an American actor. He made his feature film debut in Francis Ford Coppola's film Tetro (2009), and appeared in Coppola's subsequent film Twixt (2011).

In 2013, he starred as Ethan Wate in the film adaptation of the novel Beautiful Creatures (2013). He then played the stepson of ...

55. Mirrah Foulkes

Actress | Sleeping Beauty

Mirrah Foulkes is an actress and writer, known for Sleeping Beauty (2011), Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke (2012) and Animal Kingdom (2010).

56. Xavier Samuel

Actor | Love & Friendship

Xavier Samuel was born on December 10, 1983 in Hamilton, Victoria, Australia. He is an actor, known for Love & Friendship (2016), Fury (2014) and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010).

57. Sophie Lowe

Actress | Beautiful Kate

Sophie is the daughter of Ian and Anne Lowe and younger sister of brother Sam. Sophie moved, with her family, to Australia, at age 10, and first developed an interest in acting, after appearing in a grade school musical production at age 16. Moreover, Lowe did some modeling in her early teens (she ...

58. Boyd Holbrook

Actor | Logan

Boyd Holbrook is an American actor and fashion model. He has appeared in films such as Milk (2008), Out of the Furnace (2013), Gone Girl (2014), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Run All Night (2015) and in the Netflix series Narcos.

In 2007 Holbrook sent a screenplay to director Gus Van Sant, who...

59. Liam James

Actor | The Way Way Back

Liam James was born on August 7, 1996 in Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for The Way Way Back (2013), 2012 (2009) and Psych (2006).

60. Zoe Levin

Actress | Palo Alto

Zoe Levin is an actress, known for Palo Alto (2013), The Way Way Back (2013) and Red Band Society (2014).