Actors & Actresses to Follow

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1. Jadyn Wong

Actress | Scorpion

A Canadian actress who has a black belt in karate and is also a classical pianist, Jadyn J. Wong made her professional acting debut in the Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated miniseries "Broken Trail," on June 24, 2006, with Academy Award-winner Robert Duvall. She was handpicked for the ...

2. Alexandra Park

Actress | The Royals

Alexandra Park is an Australian actress. She is best known for her role as Claudia Hammond in the Australian soap opera Home and Away from 2009 to 2013. She stars in the E! television drama The Royals as Princess Eleanor.

Park started her film and television career in 2011 by being cast as Veronica ...

3. Bobby Lockwood

Actor | Dunkirk

Bobby is a British actor from Southend-on-Sea, he began his acting career at a young age, when he landed his breakout role, as the voice of Patch in Walt Disney's animated film 101 Dalmatians 2: Patch's London Adventure (2002).

In 2012 Bobby landed the lead role of Rhydian in CBBC's hit series ...

4. Tom Austen

Actor | Misfits

Tom was born on September 15 1988 and brought up in Taunton, Somerset, where his parents still live. He attended Queen's College, Taunton where he says his interest in acting was encouraged and in 2006 he enrolled on the two year course at the Guildhall School of Music in Drama. On graduating he ...

5. James Norton

Actor | Happy Valley

James Norton was born in 1985 to two teachers and has a younger sister who is a doctor. Growing up in North Yorkshire he espoused acting at a very early age - playing Joseph in his primary school nativity play aged five - and, after leaving Ampleforth College he did work experience at the Stephen ...

6. Jodie Comer

Actress | Killing Eve

Jodie Comer was born on March 11, 1993 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. She is an actress, known for Killing Eve (2018), Thirteen (2016) and Doctor Foster (2015).

7. Richard Rankin

Actor | Outlander

Richard was born in Rutherglen, Glasgow, on 4 January 1983, his birth name actually being Richard Harris. It was changed to Rankin, his mother's maiden name, to avoid any confusion with the famous Irish actor. Initially wanting to be an IT professional, he was inspired by a trip to Los Angeles at ...

8. Louisa Connolly-Burnham

Actress | Call the Midwife

Louisa Sarah Anne Connolly-Burnham is a British actress born June 23rd 1992 in Solihull, England. She is the daughter of Anthony Burnham and Tracey Connolly, has two younger brothers Tyler and William, and was raised in Buckinghamshire, England.

She graduated from Tring Park School for the ...

9. Edward Bluemel

Actor | The Commuter

Edward Bluemel is an actor and writer, known for The Commuter (2018), A Discovery of Witches (2018) and The Halcyon (2017).

10. Leona Vaughan

Actress | Wolfblood

Leona Vaughan is an actress, known for Wolfblood (2012), Cops and Monsters (2014) and Bridgend (2015).

11. Keanu Reeves

Actor | The Matrix

Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Patricia Taylor, a showgirl and costume designer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, ...

12. Halle Berry

Actress | Catwoman

Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister, Heidi Berry. Halle ...

13. Jason Mantzoukas

Actor | The Dictator

Jason Mantzoukas was born on December 18, 1972 in Nahant, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Dictator (2012), The House (2017) and The Lego Batman Movie (2017).

14. Ian McShane

Actor | Deadwood

From a lawless, foul-mouthed saloon owner in "Deadwood" to a tough, no-nonsense British gangster in "Sexy Beast," Ian McShane has virtually cornered the market on playing rogues, villains, and all-around badasses.

A natural at portraying complex anti-heroes and charismatic heavies, the classically ...

15. Anjelica Huston

Actress | The Witches

Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951 in Santa Monica, California, to prima ballerina Enrica "Ricki" (Soma) and director and actor John Huston. Her mother, who was from New York, was of Italian descent, and her father had English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Huston spent most of her ...

16. Laurence Fishburne

Actor | The Matrix

One of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers and the recipient of a truckload of NAACP Image awards, Laurence John Fishburne III was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell (Crawford), a teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer.

His ...

17. Asia Kate Dillon

Actor | John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Asia Kate Dillon was born on November 15, 1984 in Ithaca, New York, USA. They are known for playing Brandy Epps in Orange Is the New Black (2013) and Taylor Mason in Billions (2016). Their role on Billions is the first gender non-binary character shown on American television. Dillon identifies as ...

18. Ruby Rose

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Ruby Rose Langenheim (born 20 March 1986), better known as Ruby Rose, is an Australian model, DJ, boxer, recording artist, actress, television presenter, and MTV VJ. Rose emerged in the media spotlight as a presenter on MTV Australia, followed by several high-profile modelling gigs, notably as the ...

19. John Leguizamo

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

Fast-talking and feisty-looking John Leguizamo has continued to impress movie audiences with his versatility: he can play sensitive and naive young men, such as Johnny in Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991); cold-blooded killers like Benny Blanco in Carlito's Way (1993); a heroic Army Green Beret, ...

20. Kedar Williams-Stirling

Actor | Shank

Kedar Williams-Stirling is an actor, known for Shank (2010), Wolfblood (2012) and Montana (2014).

21. Asa Butterfield

Actor | Hugo

Asa Butterfield was born in Islington, London, England, to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He began acting at the age of 8, after a talent spotting casting director saw him at his local after school drama club, The Young Actors Theatre in Islington. Following on from a couple of small roles in...

22. Sophie Okonedo

Actress | Hotel Rwanda

Sophie Okonedo was born on August 11, 1968 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Hotel Rwanda (2004), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) and After Earth (2013).

23. K.J. Apa

Actor | Riverdale

K.J. Apa was born on June 16, 1997 in Auckland, New Zealand as Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa. He is an actor, known for Riverdale (2017), The Hate U Give (2018) and The Last Summer (2019).

24. Ross Butler

Actor | Shazam!

Ross Fleming Butler was born in Singapore, and was raised in the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area. He attended The Ohio State University studying Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering, but decided to drop out after one year after discovering he had no passion or interest in that field of ...

25. Dylan O'Brien

Actor | Teen Wolf

Dylan O'Brien was born in New York City, to Lisa Rhodes, a former actress who also ran an acting school, and Patrick B. O'Brien, a camera operator. His father is of Irish descent and his mother is of English, Spanish, and Italian ancestry. Dylan grew up in Springfield Township, Union County, New ...

26. Tyler Posey

Actor | Teen Wolf

Tyler was born in Santa Monica, California, and lives in the Los Angeles area with his two dogs. He is the son of Cyndi Garcia (1959-2014) and actor/writer John Posey. He is of Mexican (mother) and British Isles (father) descent. Tyler developed an early interest in the arts, and began his acting ...

27. Holland Roden

Actress | Teen Wolf

No stranger to primetime television with roles on hit shows such as Lost (2004), Weeds (2005) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), up and coming actress Holland Roden can be seen in her starring role as "Lydia Martin" in MTV Network's most successful scripted series, Teen Wolf (2011). As a ...

28. Shelley Hennig

Actress | Unfriended

Shelley Hennig was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Catherine Distefano Gosset and Glenn H. Hennig, Sr. Her father has German and English ancestry while her mother is of Italian descent. She was the fastest typist her senior year of high school as well as Miss Teen USA. Miss Teen USA gave her a ...

29. Linden Ashby

Actor | Mortal Kombat

After graduating from Bolles High School in Jacksonville, Florida, Ashby took a degree in psychology and business administration at Fort Lewis College in Durango in the state of Colorado, and then moved to New York where he took drama classes in the Neighborhood Playhouse. Early in his career he ...

30. Melissa Ponzio

Actress | Life as We Know It

Melissa Ponzio spent most of her childhood clowning it up at school and impersonating her beloved family. Then late one night, she saw Sigourney Weaver in Alien and knew right then and there what she wanted to be...she wanted to be an alien! But they said she couldn't really be an alien, so on to ...

31. Gina Carano

Actress | Haywire

From pioneering women's MMA to blazing a trail in movies, GINA CARANO is one of Hollywood's most unique rising stars. Carano began her training with Muay Thai to competitive MMA, where she competed in Strikeforce and EliteXC. Her popularity led to her being called the "Face of Women's MMA" and she ...

32. Giancarlo Esposito

Actor | Breaking Bad

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian carpenter/stagehand father from Naples, Italy, and an African-American opera singer mother from Alabama. His parents, working in Europe at the time of his birth, settled in Manhattan by the time he was 6, and ...

33. Parminder Nagra

Actress | Bend It Like Beckham

Parminder Nagra was born on October 5, 1975 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Parminder Kaur Nagra. She is an actress, known for Bend It Like Beckham (2002), ER (1994) and The Blacklist (2013). She was previously married to James Stenson.

34. Keira Knightley

Actress | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Keira Christina Knightley was born March 26, 1985 in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald. An older brother, Caleb Knightley, was born in 1979. Her father is English, while her Scottish-born ...

35. Israel Broussard

Actor | The Bling Ring

Israel Broussard is an American actor. He was born Isaiah Israel Broussard on August 22, 1994 in Gulfport, Mississippi to Angela (Clapp) and Lawrence Clayton Adams. His biological father passed away when he was four, and he was raised in Saucier, Mississippi by his mother and stepfather, Gil ...

36. Nicholas Braun

Actor | How to Be Single

Nicholas was born in Bethpage, New York. His parents are actor Craig Braun and Elizabeth Lyle. He made his debut in Disney productions such as Sky High (2005) and Princess Protection Program (2009). He also had a recurring role as Cameron in ABC Family's 2009-2010 series 10 Things I Hate About You ...

37. Charlie Carver

Actor | The Boys in the Band

Charlie Carver was born in San Francisco, California.

At a young age, Charlie moved up to a small town in the Napa Valley. It was there in school that Charlie had his first exposure to acting. He went on to study at the Interlochen Arts Academy, ACT San Francisco, and the University of Southern ...

38. Max Carver

Actor | Teen Wolf

Max Carver was born in San Francisco, California to philanthropist/community organizer Anne Carver and doctor/writer Robert Martensen. After graduating from St. Paul's, a prestigious boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire, Max moved to Los Angeles to attended the University of Southern ...

39. Rachael Leigh Cook

Actress | She's All That

Minneapolis native Rachael Leigh Cook began her career as a model at the tender age of 10, gracing Milk-Bone(R) boxes and Target(R) ads nationwide in the USA. She also appeared in a now-famous (in the USA) anti-drug TV spot in which, armed with a frying pan, she bashed her way through a kitchen to ...

40. Hamish Linklater

Actor | The Big Short

Hamish Linklater was born on July 7, 1976 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor, known for The Big Short (2015), Battleship (2012) and Fantastic Four (2005). He was previously married to Jessica Goldberg.

41. Michael Angarano

Actor | Sky High

Angarano was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Doreen and Michael P. Angarano. He is of Italian descent. His family owns and operates three successful dance studios; two in New York (Brooklyn and Staten Island) and one in California (Los Angeles) called Reflections in Dance. His mother is the ...

42. Zoey Deutch

Actress | Set It Up

Zoey Deutch was born in Los Angeles, California. She starred in Everybody Wants Some (2016), Before I Fall (2017), Why Him? (2016), Flower (2017) and Set It Up (2018).

She recently wrapped production on Buffaloed (2109) which she produced as well, and is currently shooting the series The Politician ...

43. Zoë Kravitz

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Zoe Isabella Kravitz, the daughter of singer/actor Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, was born on December 1, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. She is of half African-American (from her father's mother and her mother's father) and half Ashkenazi Jewish (from her father's father and her mother's ...

44. Emile Hirsch

Actor | Into the Wild

Emile Davenport Hirsch was born in Palms, California, to Margaret Esther (Davenport), a teacher and visual artist, and David M. Hirsch, an entrepreneur and producer. He grew up in Los Angeles and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and having been introduced to acting while still at school, he got his first ...

45. Kid Cudi

Soundtrack | Need for Speed

Kid Cudi was born on January 30, 1984 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA as Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi.

46. Moises Arias

Actor | Ender's Game

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

47. Mateo Arias

Actor | Kickin' It

Mateo Arias is an actor, known as Jerry on the Disney series Kickin' It, and provided the voice of Antonio Perez in the 2013 animated film Despicable Me 2. Other shows include Yours, Mine & Ours and Good Kids.

Mateo was born on October 31, 1995 in New York City, New York, USA, the son of parents ...

48. Ashley Judd

Actress | Double Jeopardy

American actress and political activist Ashley Judd was born Ashley Tyler Ciminella on April 19, 1968, in Granada Hills, California. She grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the sister of Wynonna Judd. While she is best known ...

49. Dayo Okeniyi

Actor | Run Sweetheart Run

Dayo Okeniyi (Pronounced: Die-o Okay-nii-yii) began performing on the stage in elementary school. In 2003, Okeniyi, the youngest of five siblings, moved from Nigeria with his family to the The United States. His father, now a retired customs officer and mother, a British literature teacher, were ...

50. Tyler Hoechlin

Actor | Road to Perdition

Tyler Hoechlin was born on September 11, 1987 in Corona, California, USA as Tyler Lee Hoechlin. He is an actor, known for Road to Perdition (2002), Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) and Teen Wolf (2011).

51. Natalia Tena

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Natalia Tena was born on November 1, 1984 in London, England as Natalia Gastiain Tena. She is an actress, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and About a Boy (2002).

52. Dafne Keen

Actress | Logan

Dafne Keen Fernández is a British and Spanish actress who played the role of Ana "Ani" Cruz Oliver in the television series The Refugees, and the mutant Laura Kinney / X-23 in the 2017 film Logan.

She is the daughter of British actor Will Keen, and Spanish actress, theatre director and writer María ...



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