The Ones to Watch

by Liam57 | created - 22 Apr 2014 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

1. Carlson Young

Actress | The Blazing World

Carlson Elizabeth Young is an American actress and filmmaker. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Susan Young and Marshall Young, a geologist. She attended the University of Southern California, where she studied Creative Writing, before leaving to film the first season of Scream: The TV Series (...

2. Elliot Villar

Actor | Mr. Robot

Elliot Villar was born on June 6, 1980 in Bronx, New York, USA as Elliot Carmelo Villar. He is known for his work on Mr. Robot (2015), Sneaky Pete (2015) and The Son (2017). He has been married to Emily Dorsch since August 22, 2009.

3. Victor Rasuk

Actor | Lords of Dogtown

Victor Rasuk was born on January 15, 1984 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Lords of Dogtown (2005), Godzilla (2014) and Fifty Shades of Grey (2015).

4. Antonia Thomas

Actress | The Good Doctor

Antonia Thomas is an English actress. She is best known for her work in the TV series Misfits, Lovesick and the The Good Doctor.

She studied for a Bachelor of Arts in acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2009, and then joined the National Youth Theatre.

Her acting debut was in ...

5. J. Mallory McCree

Actor | Good Trouble

J. Mallory McCree is an actor and producer, known for Good Trouble (2019), Homeland (2011) and Quantico (2015).

6. Chris Rustin

Actor | The Long Short

Chris was born in Willingboro, New Jersey.

At the age of ten, he moved to New York City. Chris began acting at age thirteen after being cast in "Running Man"-- an Obie award-winning and a Pulitzer Prize nominated play. After the successful run of "Running Man", he received a scholarship to attend ...

7. Zaraah Abrahams

Actress | Payback Season

Zaraah Abrahams was born in 1987 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Payback Season (2012), Waterloo Road (2006) and Girls in Love (2003).

8. Kent Moran

Actor | The Challenger

Kent Moran was born in New York City and raised in Connecticut. Following college, he began pursuing an acting and music career. After landing a few small roles in film and television in NY, Kent moved to Los Angeles. He soon booked some more roles in television as well as several roles playing ...

9. Addison Timlin

Actress | Derailed

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 ...

10. John Boyega

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

John Boyega is a British actor, known for playing Finn in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015). Boyega rose to prominence in his native United Kingdom for his role of Moses in the 2011 sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block (2011), before attaining international recognition for his work ...

11. Thom Green

Actor | Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

Thom began his professional career at the age of 16 with his first role in the Network Ten telemovie "Emerald Falls" alongside actors Vince Colosimo, Georgie Parker and Catherine McClements. Through his early teen years he also starred in four Australian short films "Vafadar" and "The Ground ...

12. Kylie Bunbury

Actress | When They See Us

Bunbury was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, to Kristi Novak and Alex Bunbury, a footballer. Her father is Guyanese-Canadian, and her mother is American, of Polish and Swedish descent. She spent her childhood in Europe (England for two years, and seven years on the island of Madeira, Portugal) ...

13. Dane DeHaan

Actor | Chronicle

Dane DeHaan recently wrapped production on Amazon Studio's international cocaine drama Zero Zero Zero, in which he stars.

On the silver screen DeHaan was last seen as Billy the Kid in The Kid opposite Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt. He played the title character in Luc Besson's Valerian and The City of...

14. Toni Belafonte

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Toni Belafonte is an actress and producer, known for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), What Would You Do? (2009) and For Life (2020).

15. Stephen Tyrone Williams

Actor | Person of Interest

Stephen Tyrone Williams is an actor, known for Person of Interest (2011), Tobacco Burn (2014) and Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014).

16. Lorin Doctor

Actress | Too Old to Die Young

Lorin Doctor is an actress and producer, known for Too Old to Die Young (2019), The Brawler (2018) and American Crime Story (2016).

17. Jessica Lucas

Actress | The Covenant

Jessica Lucas (born September 24th, 1985) is a Canadian actress and singer. She is known for her roles in television, such as Edgemont, Melrose Place (1992) and Cult, and in the films The Covenant (2006), Cloverfield (2008) and 2013's Evil Dead (2013). She also starred in the music video for ...

18. Amari Cheatom

Actor | Night Catches Us

Amari Cheatom is an actor, known for Night Catches Us (2010), Detroit (2017) and Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017).

19. Jaclyn Betham

Actress | NCIS: New Orleans

Jaclyn Betham was born on July 4, 1986 in Long Beach, California, USA. She is known for her work on NCIS: New Orleans (2014), The Haves and the Have Nots (2013) and Dear White People (2017).

20. Jason Hurt

Actor | Cop Out

In 2010, Jason was cast alongside actor Tracey Morgan in Director Kevin Smith's comedy "Cop Out" also starring Bruce Willis and Guillermo Diaz. That same year, Jason booked a lead role in The Hallivis brothers and Lionsgate Entertainment distributed sports drama "Game Time" (Released in the U.K. as...

21. Melanie Chandra

Actress | Code Black

Melanie is an actress and producer passionate about bringing more empathy to this world through her work. In line with that mission, she uses her platforms both on-screen and behind the camera to share powerful and diverse stories about women and minorities. She is best known for her work as Malaya...

22. Adepero Oduye

Actress | Pariah

Adepero Oduye hails from Brooklyn, New York City by way of Nigeria. She is a graduate of Cornell University; and has studied acting with Wynn Handman, Austin Pendleton, and Susan Batson. Her name is pronounced "Add-eh-pair-o Oh-due-yay."

Her theatre credits include Danai Gurira's play Eclipsed, at ...

23. Sean Boyce Johnson

Actor | For Life

Sean Boyce Johnson is an American actor and voice-over artist who holds an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. Sean is a recipient of the Lloyd Richards Scholarship for Acting. An only child of a single mother, he was born and raised in Queens, New York. After pursuing a career in Law Enforcement...

24. Nicoye Banks

Actor | Invincible

Nicoye Banks is known for his work on Invincible (2006), Brooklyn's Finest (2009) and Green Zone (2010).

25. Tobias Truvillion

Actor | Brooklyn's Finest

Tobias Truvillion was born on October 1, 1975 in Flushing, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Brooklyn's Finest (2009), One Life to Live (1968) and Hitch (2005).

26. James Udom

Actor | Judas and the Black Messiah

James Udom is an actor and director, known for Judas and the Black Messiah (2021), The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021) and Crown Heights (2017).

27. Bilal Bishop

Actor | August Rush

Bilal Bishop is an actor, known for August Rush (2007) and The Project (2008).

28. LaKeith Stanfield

Actor | Sorry to Bother You

LaKeith Lee Stanfield is an actor and rapper from Victorville, California. At the age of fifteen, LaKeith began attending the John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center in Orange County. A few years later, he auditioned for Destin Cretton's then college thesis film Short Term 12 (2008). Later, the ...

29. Brenton Thwaites

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Brenton Thwaites is an Australian actor. He played Luke Gallagher on the Fox8 teen drama series SLiDE (2011) and Stu Henderson on the Australian soap opera hit Home and Away (1988). His films include Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012), Oculus (2013), Maleficent (2014), and The Giver (2014). He ...

30. Jessie T. Usher

Actor | The Boys

Born a leap year child he excelled academically from elementary through high school as a top honor student. He graduated class salutatorian before moving straight to the Dean's List in college, studying culinary arts and earning the honor of being a member of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

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31. Teyonah Parris

Actress | Dear White People

Teyonah Parris was born on September 22, 1987 in Hopkins, South Carolina, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Dear White People (2014), Chi-Raq (2015) and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018).

32. Naomi Scott

Actress | Aladdin

Naomi Scott is a multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter. She stars as "Jasmine" in Disney's blockbuster live action remake Aladdin (2019), alongside Mena Massoud and Will Smith, directed by Guy Ritchie. Disney released the film in May 2019, and it became one of the biggest films of the year.

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33. Elyse Levesque

Actress | Ready or Not

Elyse Levesque (born Elyse Marie Levesque in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) began acting at the age of 11, when she became part of the repertory company for the acclaimed children's television series, Incredible Story Studio (1997). This was followed by commercial work for both television and radio ...

34. Patrick Duke Conboy

Actor | Ratched

Patrick Duke Conboy is an actor born in Atlanta,GA before he and his family of two sisters and one brother moved to Charlottesville,VA. At 19 he moved to New York City and shortly after began studying at Stella Adler Studio Of Acting. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Mickaela, and their two ...

35. Dacre Montgomery

Actor | Stranger Things

Dacre was born in 1994 in Perth, Western Australia. His mother is Australian-Canadian and his father is a New Zealander. At the time of his birth both of his parents were working in the film industry and he spent many hours during his childhood on film sets where he developed a love of acting. ...

36. Logan Browning

Actress | Bratz

Logan Browning was born on June 9, 1989 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Logan Laurice Browning. She is an actress, known for Bratz (2007), The Perfection (2018) and Dear White People (2017).

37. Tatiana Maslany

Actress | Perry Mason

Tatiana Gabrielle Maslany was born September 22, 1985 in Regina, Saskatchewan, to Renate, a translator, and Dan, a woodworker. She graduated from Dr. Martin LeBoldus High school in 2003. She was a well respected student, and participated as often as possible in school productions. She is well known...

38. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Actor | Aquaman

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was born on July 15, 1986 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Aquaman (2018) and The Get Down (2016).

39. Betty Gabriel

Actress | The Purge: Election Year

Betty Gabriel was born in Washington D.C. and raised in both Pittsburgh and Hyattsville, MD. After graduating from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science/Pre-Vet, she moved to Chicago to become a modern dancer. She also studied acting. After years of performing as a dancer...

40. Rotimi

Actor | Divergent

Rotimi was born on November 30, 1988 in East Orange, New Jersey, USA as Olurotimi Akinosho. He is an actor and producer, known for Divergent (2014), Power (2014) and Coming 2 America (2021).

41. Daniel Wu

Actor | San ging chaat goo si

Daniel Wu was born on September 30, 1974 in Berkeley, California, USA as Daniel N. Wu. He is an actor and producer, known for New Police Story (2004), One Nite in Mongkok (2004) and Warcraft (2016). He has been married to Lisa S. since April 6, 2010. They have one child.

42. Lucy Boynton

Actress | Sing Street

Lucy Boynton (born 17 January 1994) is an American-English actress. She made her film debut with a leading role in Miss Potter (2006). Boynton starred in Copperhead (2013), Sing Street (2016), Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).

Boynton was born in New York City and ...

43. Marque Richardson

Actor | Dear White People

Marque Richardson was born on October 23, 1985 in San Diego, California, USA as Marque Richardson Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Dear White People (2014), True Blood (2008) and Detention (2011).

44. Cassandra Freeman

Actress | Inside Man

Cassandra Freeman was born on October 1, 1978 in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Inside Man (2006), Luke Cage (2016) and Atlanta (2016).

45. Hannah John-Kamen

Actress | Ant-Man and the Wasp

Hannah Dominique E. John-Kamen is a British actress. She is known for her roles as Dutch in the Syfy television series Killjoys, Ornela in the HBO series Game of Thrones, F'Nale Zandor in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, and Ghost in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Hannah was born in Beverley, Yorkshire, ...

46. Jonas Bloquet

Actor | Elle

Jonas Bloquet was born on July 10, 1992 in Brussels, Belgium. He is an actor and director, known for Elle (2016), The Nun (2018) and 3 Days to Kill (2014).

47. John David Washington

Actor | BlacKkKlansman

John David Washington was born on July 28, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for BlacKkKlansman (2018), Tenet (2020) and Malcolm & Marie (2021).

48. Awkwafina

Actress | Ocean's Eight

Nora Lum, known professionally as Awkwafina, is an American actress and rapper. She has played supporting roles in the comedy films Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians (2018), and her leading role in the comedy-drama The Farewell (2019) earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress nomination.

She ...

49. Nidra Sous la Terre

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Nidra Sous la Terre, formerly Nedra McClyde, was raised in Mitchellville, Maryland by James and Rose McClyde. A former biology major, she studied theater and dance at the University of Richmond and earned an MFA in Acting at the Actors Studio Drama School. As of 2020, she resides in Brooklyn, New ...

50. Jharrel Jerome

Actor | Moonlight

Jharrel Jerome was born on October 9, 1997 in Bronx, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Moonlight (2016), When They See Us (2019) and Mr. Mercedes (2017).

51. Michael James Shaw

Actor | Avengers: Endgame

Michael James Shaw was born on September 16, 1986 in Ocala, Florida, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Avengers: Endgame (2019), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Limitless (2015).

52. Jonathan Majors

Actor | Lovecraft Country

Jonathan graduated from the Yale School of Drama with an MFA in acting. Jonathan is a recipient of the National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) National Drama Competition. Jonathan made his screen debut starring in the ABC miniseries "When We Rise" and has since landed strong roles, cementing ...

53. Anna Diop

Actress | Titans

Anna Diop is a Senegalese-American actress.

Diop was born in Senegal, but moved to United States when she was six. In 2006, she made her television debut, appearing on Everybody Hates Chris. In the following years, she guest starred on Lincoln Heights, Whitney, and Touch. In film, Diop had a role ...

54. Alexander Hodge

Actor | Insecure

Alexander Hodge is an actor and writer, known for Insecure (2016), Resort to Love (2021) and Epic.

55. Kario Marcel

Actor | A Jazzman's Blues

Kario Marcel is an actor and writer, known for A Jazzman's Blues (2022), The Brides (2020) and Broad City (2014).

56. Vella Lovell

Actress | Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Vella can be seen on season three of the critically acclaimed series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. For two seasons, Vella's character Heather has been the fan favorite/ standout comic relief alongside Golden Globe Winner Rachel Bloom. In season three, fans have been in shock when they saw Heather, the ...

57. Brennyn Lark

Actress | The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Brennyn Lark is an actress, known for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017), Les Miserables: The Broadway Musical (2014) and Major (2021).

58. Brando Eaton

Actor | Dexter

Brando Eaton was born in Los Angeles, California where he was raised as an only child by a single mother. Bitten by the acting bug early, he started doing plays at the age of five and continued throughout high school.

After graduation he decided to pursue acting as a career, working day jobs until ...

59. Stephan James

Actor | Race

Stephan James was born on December 16, 1993 in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Race (2016), If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) and Selma (2014).

60. Sydney Lemmon

Actress | Helstrom

Sydney Lemmon was born in Los Angeles and raised in Glastonbury, Connecticut. She received her Masters at the Yale School of Drama in 2017, where she was the recipient of the Julie Harris Scholarship. Lemmon also studied at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts and Boston University. She made her ...

61. Lauren E. Banks

Actress | City on a Hill

Lauren E. Banks is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Howard University, from which she received her MFA and BFA in acting respectively. In 2017, Lauren was awarded Yale's Carol Finch Dye Award, whose previous recipients include Frances McDormand and Meryl Streep. Banks is most known for ...

62. Grace Porter

Actress | Prodigal Son

Grace Porter is an actress, known for Prodigal Son (2019), Madam Secretary (2014) and Godfather of Harlem (2019).

63. Jasmine Batchelor

Actress | The Surrogate

Jasmine is a producer, writer, and actor from Philadelphia, PA and Atlanta, Georgia. She stars in the independent film The Surrogate, written and directed by Jeremy Hersh, which debuted at SXSW 2020 and garnered her a 2021 IFP Gotham Award nomination for Breakthrough Actor. In addition to film and ...

64. Sullivan Jones

Actor | The Gilded Age

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, following high school Sullivan played basketball and studied theater at Brown University for two years, before leaving school to more avidly pursue a career in acting. He has since studied at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre and the UCLA ...

65. Braeden Baade

Actor | Days of Our Lives

Braeden Baade is an actor, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), One Under the Sun (2017) and Zombie with a Shotgun (2019).

66. Trai Byers

Actor | Empire

Trai Byers was born on July 19, 1983 in Kansas City, Kansas, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Empire (2015), The 24th (2020) and Selma (2014). He has been married to Grace Byers since April 14, 2016.

67. Abbey Lee

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Abbey Lee is known for her work as a model and actress. In 2015 Abbey made her feature film debut alongside Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in George Miller's post-apocalyptic film "Mad Max: Fury Road". Abbey has since appeared in numerous feature films in both America and Australia. She has starred ...

68. Celeste Arias

Actress | NOS4A2

Celeste Arias is an actress, known for NOS4A2 (2019), The Big Sick (2017) and The Post (2017).

69. Tiffany Mack

Actress | Jessica Jones

Tiffany Mack is an actress, known for Jessica Jones (2015), Hap and Leonard (2016) and Timeless (2016).

70. Julian Elijah Martinez

Actor | Wu-Tang: An American Saga

Julian Elijah Martinez is a New York based actor who holds a B.F.A from Elon University and a M.F.A from the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale. Raised in Howard County Maryland, Elijah has also performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regionally throughout the country. Elijah is a founding member...



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