Cannes 2013 Up and Comers

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Adelaide Clemens
Born and raised in Brisbane, Australia. Daughter of a British father. Clemens began working as an actress on Australian television while in high school. She guest-starred in a 2006 episode of Blue Water High as Juliet, and in 2007, she starred in the children's series Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji as Alison...
 
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Callan McAuliffe
Callan McAuliffe is an Australian actor, currently working in the USA, UK and Australia. He was born in Sydney, Australia and ultimately educated at The SCOTS College, wherafter he retains an immunity to - and perhaps even a fondness of - bagpipes. His USA career began in 2009 when Rob Reiner cast him as his romantic lead Bryce in "Flipped"...
 
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Gemma Ward
Gemma Ward was born in Perth, Australia in 1987 and started her model career in the year 2002. When she was 15 years old, she was discovered in the audience of Search for a Supermodel, an Australian television show. At the age of 16, she was selected by Anna Wintour (fashion editor) to be feature in the "It Girls" of the supermodel world...
 
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Elizabeth Debicki
Debicki was born in Paris to a Polish father and an Australian mother of Irish descent, who were both dancers. When she was five, the family moved to Melbourne where she grew up with two younger siblings. She became interested in ballet at an early age and trained as a dancer until deciding to switch to theatre...
 
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Boyd Holbrook
Actor, Logan
Boyd Holbrook is an American actor and fashion model. He has appeared in films such as Milk, Out of the Furnace, Gone Girl, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Run All Night and in the Netflix series Narcos. In 2007 Holbrook sent a screenplay to director Gus Van Sant, who was impressed enough to give him the role of Denton Smith for the movie Milk.
 
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Yayaying Rhatha Phongam
Born Rhatha Phongam, Thai actress and pop star Yayaying (Ying for short) is the daughter of famed comedic actor Noi Phongam. Yayaying has recorded with some of Thailand's top talents, and released her debut album when she was only 16. She is also an excellent dancer, and has studied ballet since she was 6 years old...
 
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Sven Ruygrok
Actor, Zulu
Dynamic 19 year-old Sven Ruygrok graduated from Beaulieu College in 2009 with two distinctions - one of them in his favorite subject, Drama. A natural leader, Sven was Deputy Head Boy and was awarded Full Drama Colours. Until recently, he was involved in Men's Artistic Gymnastics and received his Junior Protea Colours in this sport...
 
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Conrad Kemp
Actor, Zulu
Conrad Kemp is a South African actor of British and Afrikaans descent. He trained in Ireland at the Gaiety School of Acting. He has performed to critical acclaim in Ireland, the United Kingdom, South Africa and the USA, including principle roles on both the West End in London (Stones in his Pockets, 2006) and Broadway in New York (Romeo and Juliet, 2013)...
 
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Logan Marshall-Green
Actor, Prometheus
Logan is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. His parents are both drama teachers. His mother, Lowry Marshall, is the artistic director of Brown University's repertory-theater department. Logan graduated with a Master's in Fine Arts from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts...
 
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Léa Seydoux
French actress Léa Seydoux was born in 1985 in Paris, France, to Valérie Schlumberger, a philanthropist, and Henri Seydoux, a businessman. Her grandfather, Jérôme Seydoux, is chairman of Pathé, and her father is a great-grandson of businessman and inventor Marcel Schlumberger (her mother also descends from the Schlumberger family)...
 
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Kerry Bishé
Actress, Argo
 
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Benjamin Walker
Benjamin Walker was born Benjamin Walker Davis in Georgia, and was raised in Cartersville, GA, the son of Jeannine (Walker), a music teacher, and Greg Davis, who worked in finance and owned a movie rental store. He has one older brother. Walker was educated at Cartersville High School in Georgia and the Interlochen Arts Academy in Traverse City...
 
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Israel Broussard
Israel was born in Gulfport, Mississippi in 1994 and has lived in the rural Mississippi community of Saucier all his life. Israel took up acting on an unplanned audition for a Biloxi Little Theater production of Miracle Worker in 2006, playing the role of Percy. He was "discovered" by Hollywood scouts at a ProScout event in January, 2008, and signed with Abrams Artists Agency...
 
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Taissa Farmiga
Taissa Farmiga is an American actress, and the younger sister of Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga, who is 21 years her senior. She was born in Readington Township, New Jersey, USA, to Ukrainian-born parents Michael and Lubomyra (Spas) Farmiga. Unlike her older sister, Taissa initially had no interest in becoming an actor...