23 Actresses taking over Hollywood in 2014

by daren-dixon | created - 13 Nov 2012 | updated - 03 Mar 2014 | Public

We highlight the best emerging talent for 2013 (In no particular order)

1. Zawe Ashton

Actress | Blitz

Zawe was born on 21st July 1984 in Hackney, London, to two teachers, Ugandan Victoria and English Paul, and had her first acting experience at the age of six as a member of the Anna Scher Theatre school in Islington. After leaving the City and Islington College in London - where she was an A ...

2. Nichola Burley

Actress | Wuthering Heights

Nichola Burley was born in 1986 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Wuthering Heights (2011), Donkey Punch (2008) and Payback Season (2012).

3. Emilia Clarke

Actress | Game of Thrones

British actress Emilia Clarke was born in London and grew up in Berkshire, England. Her father is a theatre sound engineer and her mother is a businesswoman. Her father was working on a theatre production of "Show Boat" and her mother took her along to the performance. This is when, at the age of 3...

4. Ashley Madekwe

Actress | How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

Ashley Madekwe was born on December 6, 1981 in London, England. She is an actress, known for How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008), Salem (2014) and Cassandra's Dream (2007). She has been married to Iddo Goldberg since June 17, 2012.

5. Lenora Crichlow

Actress | Fast Girls

Lenora Crichlow was born on January 4, 1985 in Westminster, London, England as Lenora Isabella Crichlow. She is an actress, known for Fast Girls (2012), Sugar Rush (2005) and Being Human (2008).

6. Emma Rigby

Actress | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Emma Rigby was born in St. Helens, Merseyside, England. A trained ballerina and dancer, she began her professional acting career full time at 14 on Chanel 4's Hollyoaks, playing Hannah Ashworth. At 16, Emma also gained 9 A* grades at GCSE. She is known for her work in films The Physician, and The ...

7. Allison Williams

Actress | Girls

Allison Howell Williams, born April 13, 1988, is an American actress, comedian, and singer. She is best known for her role as "Marnie Michaels" on the HBO comedy-drama series, Girls (2012). Williams was born and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut, and is the daughter of former NBC Nightly News ...

8. 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 ...

9. Shanika Warren-Markland

Actress | 4.3.2.1.

Shanika Warren-Markland is an actress, known for 4.3.2.1. (2010), Brotherhood (2016) and Fedz (2013).

10. Jane Levy

Actress | Evil Dead

Jane Levy was born on December 29, 1989 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Jane Colburn Levy. She is an actress, known for Evil Dead (2013), Suburgatory (2011) and Don't Breathe (2016). She was previously married to Jaime Freitas.

11. Anna Nightingale

Actress | Age of the Living Dead

Anna Nightingale is an actress, known for Age of the Living Dead (2018), Abducted (2014) and Sunset Contract (2018).

12. Hannah Simone

Actress | New Girl

Hannah Simone stars on FOX's hit series, New Girl (2011), opposite Zooey Deschanel. Simone hosted HGTV Canada's popular design show, "Space for Living", before moving onto Canada's largest music channel, "MuchMusic". After MuchMusic, Simone moved to Los Angeles, where she hosted two seasons of WCG ...

13. 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 ...

14. Melanie Liburd

Actress | This Is Us

Melanie was born in Hertfordshire, England, daughter of Georgina a Realtor and Michael Liburd a Martial Arts Expert and has two brothers Marc and Leon. She is half Kittitian, half English. Her mother was born in Russell Square in London and her father was born on the Island of Saint Kitts and Nevis...

15. Stephanie Siadatan

Actress | Casualty

Stephanie Siadatan is an actress and producer, known for Casualty (1986), The Hike (2011) and The Seventeenth Kind (2014).

16. Nathalie Emmanuel

Actress | Furious Seven

Nathalie Emmanuel is an English actress, known for her role as Missandei on the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011) and Ramsey in Furious 7 (2015).

Nathalie was born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, to a father of Saint Lucian and English descent and a mother of Dominican origin. Nathalie ...

18. Alix Ross

Actress | EastEnders

Alix Ross is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Grantchester (2014) and Playhouse Presents (2012).

19. Jennifer Lee Moon

Actress | Krypton

Jennifer Lee Moon is an actress, known for Krypton (2018), The Gentleman's Wager (2014) and Perfect Song (2017).

20. Louisa Lytton

Actress | EastEnders

Since a young age, Louisa has had a love of performing, having been a pupil at London's iconic Sylvia Young Theatre School. Here, she learnt from some of the best tutors, and was able to develop her skills as both an actress, and an all-round performer. It was this platform that led to Louisa ...

21. Imogen Poots

Actress | Green Room

British actress Imogen Poots was born in Hammersmith, London, England, the daughter of English-born Fiona (Goodall), a journalist, and Trevor Poots, a Northern Ireland-born television producer. She was educated at Bute House Preparatory School for Girls, Queen's Gate School for Girls and Latymer ...

22. Jodie Comer

Actress | Rillington Place

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

23. Sacha Parkinson

Actress | Coronation Street

Sacha Parkinson was born in Manchester, England as Sacha Louise Parkinson to an English mother and a Scottish father. She was a pupil at Walkden High School, Worsley, Nr Salford, Manchester. She passed her studies. Sacha began her acting career at the age of just 11 in channel 4's adaptation of The...