Top 30: Up and Coming Actresses of 2012

by AsexyBeast | created - 16 Aug 2011 | updated - 16 Aug 2011 | Public

List of unknown 30 indie Film actresses to watch out for in 2012!

1. Juno Temple

Actress | Atonement

Juno Violet Temple was born in London, England, into a showbiz family, the daughter of producer Amanda Temple and film director Julien Temple. She was named 'Juno' after her parents took a visit to the Grand Canyon during pregnancy, and found they were standing on a butte of Cape Final known as ...

2. Lucy Punch

Actress | Into the Woods

Lucy Punch grew up in London and was a member of the National Youth Theatre in her late teens before going to University College London to read History. While she was there she auditioned for TV roles and eventually dropped out to concentrate on acting.

She learned a lot, she says, from working on ...

3. Elizabeth Olsen

Actress | Martha Marcy May Marlene

Elizabeth Chase "Lizzie" Olsen (born February 16, 1989) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the films, Silent House (2011), Liberal Arts (2012), Godzilla (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Captain America: Civil War (2016). For her role in the critically-acclaimed Martha ...

4. Adelaide Clemens

Actress | Silent Hill: Revelation

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 ...

5. Analeigh Tipton

Actress | Two Night Stand

Analeigh was born in Minnesota, USA, and grew up in Sacramento, California. When she was a child, she was a competitive ice skater. She gave up competing at age 16, but has taken part in charity skating events.

In 2008, Analeigh appeared on cycle 11 of America's Next Top Model (2003). She finished ...

6. Kristen Ruhlin

Actress | Beatus

After graduating from Ohio State University, Kristen moved to New York City in 2007 joining the Upright Citizens Brigade. Ruhlin, then performed, The O'Neil readings at Provincetown Playhouse and soon to follow was a lead role in the play, The Danaides, a Yale Drama Alumni production, in which ...

7. Brit Marling

Actress | Another Earth

Brit Heyworth Marling was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Heidi (Johnson) and John Marling, both of whom work in real estate. She graduated from Georgetown University, with a bachelor's in economics, and was offered a job with Goldman Sachs, which she turned down in favour of a career as an artist.

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8. 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 Grandma (2015).

Garner also starred in the Netflix series Ozark.

She had her ...

9. Zoe Kazan

Actress | Ruby Sparks

Zoe Swicord Kazan was born in Los Angeles, California, to screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord. She is the granddaughter of director Elia Kazan. She is of Greek (from her paternal grandfather), English, and German descent.

Kazan received her BA in Theater from Yale University. In the fall ...

10. Melonie Diaz

Actress | Fruitvale Station

Melonie Diaz was raised on New York's Lower East Side. She was bitten by the acting bug while attending the Henry Street Settlement. Melonie was also a student at the Professional Performing Arts High School. Her parents are of Puerto Rican descent. She has one older sister and is very close with ...

11. Lily Collins

Actress | The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Lily Jane Collins was born in Guildford, Surrey, England. Her father is English musician Phil Collins, while her mother, Jill Tavelman, who is from Los Angeles, California, was president of the Beverly Hills Women's Club for three terms. Lily moved with her mother to LA at the age of five, after ...

12. Camille Guaty

Actress | Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Camille Guaty, raised in Northern California and New Jersey, studied at Boston University and continued her education at R.A.D.A, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. There she learned the great works of William Shakespeare.

After a ten day trip to meet her new Los Angeles reps, they ...

13. Jessie Cave

Actress | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Jessie Cave studied Illustration and Animation at Kingston University, London, and worked backstage in various theatres before deciding to pursue acting.

She got a place at RADA to study Stage Management, but after watching some actors in rehearsal rooms she changed her mind and applied to drama ...

14. Alexis Knapp

Actress | Pitch Perfect

Alexis Merizalde Knapp hails from Allegheny in Pennsylvania. She worked as a model before breaking into acting, starting with small roles in Couples Retreat (2009) and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010). She also came to public attention during a high-profile relationship...

15. Haley Webb

Actress | Teen Wolf

Haley Vianne Webb was born in Fairfax, Virginia and moved to Southern California in her teens. She began acting professionally at 15 and in 2011 founded production company Legion of Horribles through which she directs, produces, and acts. She resides in Los Angeles and is married to photographer ...

16. Amanda Walsh

Actress | Disturbia

Amanda Walsh (born October 3, 1981) is a Canadian actress and former VJ for the Canadian television station MuchMusic. Walsh was born in Rigaud, Quebec. She went to Hudson High School, in Hudson, Quebec. Since the age of 12, Walsh has been working as a professional actor and dabbled in sketches and...

17. Gia Mantegna

Actress | Unaccompanied Minors

Gina Cristine "Gia" Mantegna (born April 17, 1990) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Devin Levin on American sitcom The Middle.

Mantegna was born Gina Cristine Mantegna in Manhattan, New York, and raised in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Arlene, who owns the restaurant "...

18. Emma Heming

Actress | RED 2

Emma Heming was born on June 18, 1978 in Malta. She is an actress and producer, known for RED 2 (2013), Perfect Stranger (2007) and The Comebacks (2007). She has been married to Bruce Willis since March 21, 2009. They have two children.

19. Jess Weixler

Actress | Teeth

Jessica Weixler is an American actress. She played Dawn O'Keefe in the comedy-horror film Teeth and Jordan in the comedy The Big Bad Swim. Weixler graduated in 1999 from Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where she also attended the Walden Theatre Conservatory Program and was in The ...

20. Joy Suprano

Actress | The Good Cop

Joy Suprano was born on March 19, 1980. She is known for her work on The Good Cop (2018), A Little Help (2010) and How to Make It in America (2010).

21. Louise Linton

Actress | Lions for Lambs

Louise Linton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and attended St. George's School for Girls and then Fettes College, a boarding school in the heart of the Capital.

As a young girl, she began professional training as an actress at The Edinburgh Drama Academy. She later trained with a private coach from ...

22. Caitlin FitzGerald

Actress | It's Complicated

Caitlin FitzGerald is known for her work on It's Complicated (2009), Always Shine (2016) and Masters of Sex (2013).

23. Kay Panabaker

Actress | Fame

Stephanie Kay Panabaker is an American actress, who was born on May 2, 1990 in Orange Grove, Texas, USA. She is the daughter of Donna (née Mayock) and Harold Panabaker. She has an older sister, Danielle Panabaker, who is also an actress. She started acting at various community theaters in Chicago, ...

24. Ashley Bell

Actress | The Last Exorcism

Ashley Bell made her feature film debut in Lionsgate and Strike Entertainment's thriller, The Last Exorcism (2010). Her performance garnered her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and an MTV Movie Award nomination, while the film grossed nearly $70 million, worldwide...

25. Sarah Steele

Actress | The To Do List

Sarah Steele was born on September 16, 1988 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Sarah Jane Steele. She is an actress, known for The To Do List (2013), Spanglish (2004) and Please Give (2010).

26. Addison Timlin

Actress | Odd Thomas

Addison Timlin began her career with the 2000-01 National Tour of "Annie". She performed every orphan role before taking over the role of Annie when she was 9 years old. Her love of stage continued to several productions of Annie including Papermill Playhouse and the Theater of The Stars Tour ...

27. Kim Shaw

Actress | I Just Want My Pants Back

Kim Shaw was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for I Just Want My Pants Back (2012), Animals (2014) and Saving Hope (2012).

28. Lindsay Sloane

Actress | The Other Guys

Admitting to her own lively nature as a child, Sloane took up acting as an outlet for her energy. She developed a real love for the art and signed with an agent at the tender age of 8. Sloane was a television series regular on Mr. Rhodes (1996) and had a recurring role on The Wonder Years (1988). ...

29. Lindsey Kraft

Actress | Getting On

Lindsey Kraft was born January 23, 1983 and grew up on Long Island where she began her career as a model. After attending the University of Maryland she transitioned to acting. Most people recognize her from her portrayal of Allison on the Netflix show Grace & Frankie and from the HBO series ...

30. Italia Ricci

Actress | Designated Survivor

Italia Ricci was born on October 29, 1986 in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Designated Survivor (2016), Chasing Life (2014) and Supergirl (2015). She has been married to Robbie Amell since October 15, 2016.

31. Gal Gadot

Actress | Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family. Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer, who is a sixth-generation Israeli. She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title ...



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