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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 ...
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.
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
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, ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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,...
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 ...
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...