Top 30 TV Performances of 2017 (assorted shows)by Onianne | created - 31 Mar 2017 | updated - 9 months ago | Public
Best 30 actor/actress performances of the shows I'm currently watching (subject to change)
Keep in mind that I don't watch a lot of TV shows.
1. Bob Odenkirk
Actor | Better Call Saul
Robert John Odenkirk was born in Berwyn, Illinois, to Barbara (Baier) and Walter Odenkirk, who worked in printing. His ancestry includes German and Irish. He grew up in Naperville, IL, the second of seven children. He worked as a DJ for WIDB, his college radio station at Southern Illinois ...
Better Call Saul - Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman
Actor | This Is Spinal Tap
Michael McKean was born on October 17, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael John McKean. He is an actor, known for This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Better Call Saul (2015) and Clue (1985). He has been married to Annette O'Toole since March 20, 1999. He was previously married to Susan Russell.
Better Call Saul - Chuck McGill
3. Sheryl Lee
Actress | Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
"Dead, wrapped in plastic" is how Sheryl Lee entered onto the scene as Laura Palmer, the doomed homecoming queen on the cult TV series Twin Peaks (1990).
Lee was born April 27, 1967 in Germany. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado, spending much of her youth studying dance before knee injuries ended her...
Twin Peaks - Laura Palmer
4. Rami Malek
Actor | Bohemian Rhapsody
Rami Said Malek (born May 12, 1981) is an American actor. He won a Critics' Choice Award and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his lead role as Elliot Alderson in the USA Network television series Mr. Robot. He also received Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors ...
Mr. Robot - Elliot Alderson
5. Naomi Watts
Actress | Mulholland Dr.
Naomi Ellen Watts was born on September 28, 1968 in Shoreham, England, to Myfanwy Edwards "Miv" (Roberts), an antiques dealer and costume/set designer, and Peter Watts (Peter Anthony Watts), the road manager to Pink Floyd. Her maternal grandfather was Welsh. Her father died when Naomi was seven and...
Twin Peaks - Janey-E Jones
Actor | Twin Peaks
The "boy next door, if that boy spent lots of time alone in the basement", is how Rich Cohen described Kyle MacLachlan in a 1994 article for "Rolling Stone" magazine. That distinctly askew wholesomeness made MacLachlan a natural to become famous as the alter ego of twisted director David Lynch.
Twin Peaks - Dale Cooper/Mr. C
Actor | True Romance
Christian Michael Leonard Slater was born on August 18, 1969 in New York City, to Michael Hawkins, a well-known soap actor, and Mary Jo Slater (née Lawton), a casting agent. Christian started in show business early, appearing on the soap opera The Edge of Night (1956) in 1976 at the age of 7. He ...
Mr. Robot - Mr. Robot
8. Rhea Seehorn
Actress | Better Call Saul
Rhea Seehorn studied painting and drawing from a young age, following in the footsteps of her father and grandmother. Although she continued in the visual arts, she also had a growing passion for the movies and theatre and secretly wanted to become an actor.
Not knowing how to pursue the profession,...
Better Call Saul - Kim Wexler
Actor | Fargo
William H. Macy was born on March 13, 1950 in Miami, Florida, USA as William Hall Macy Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for Fargo (1996), Shameless (2011) and Magnolia (1999). He has been married to Felicity Huffman since September 6, 1997. They have two children.
Shameless - Frank Gallagher
10. Grace Zabriskie
Actress | Inland Empire
"Amazing Grace" Zabriskie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She wrote her own original poetry, then performed at coffee shops and various artist hangouts in Atlanta. She was also a wonderful silk-screen printmaker. She moved to Hollywood and made her acting debut in Norma Rae (1979). She went on ...
Twin Peaks - Sarah Palmer
11. Michael Mando
Actor | Spider-Man: Homecoming
Mando can next be seen starring as fan-favorite, 'Nacho Varga' opposite Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks in the fifth season of AMC's hit series, Better Call Saul. Like its predecessor, Breaking Bad, the series has received immense critical acclaim and garnered multiple Golden Globe, SAG, Critics' ...
Better Call Saul - Nacho Varga
12. Martin Wallström
Actor | Mr. Robot
Martin Wallström was born on July 7, 1983 in Uddevalla, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Carl Martin Gunnar Wallström Milkéwitz. He is an actor, known for Mr. Robot (2015), Arn (2010) and Johan Falk: GSI - Gruppen för särskilda insatser (2009). He is married to Lisa Linnertorp.
Mr. Robot - Tyrell Wellick
13. Alfie Allen
Actor | John Wick
Game of Thrones - Theon Greyjoy
14. Glenn Howerton
Glenn Howerton was born on April 13, 1976 in Japan as Glenn Franklin Howerton III. He is an actor and writer, known for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005), The Strangers (2008) and Serenity (2005). He has been married to Jill Latiano since September 8, 2009. They have two children.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Dennis Reynolds
15. Pablo Schreiber
Actor | 13 Hours
Pablo Tell Schreiber was born in Ymir, British Columbia, Canada, to Lorraine Reaveley, a Canadian psychotherapist, and Tell Schreiber, an American actor. His paternal half-brother is actor Liev Schreiber. Pablo, who is named after Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, was raised in Ymir, and moved to Seattle,...
American Gods - Mad Sweeney
16. Jeff Daniels
Actor | The Squid and the Whale
Actor Jeff Daniels was born in Athens, Georgia, but was raised in Chelsea, Michigan. He is the son of Marjorie J. (Ferguson) and Robert Lee Daniels, who owned The Chelsea Lumber Company and was also mayor of Chelsea. Jeff attended Central Michigan University, but became involved in acting and ...
Godless - Frank Griffin
17. Bobby Cannavale
Actor | The Station Agent
In both career and in real life, Bobby Cannavale tends to choose the unconventional way of doing things. In the beginning, his decisions may have cost the dark, swarthily good-looking actor some acting roles and/or good-paying money but, in the end, his strong work ethic and sense of self, despite ...
Mr. Robot - Irving
18. Noah Schnapp
Actor | Stranger Things
Noah can be seen in a central role on season 2 of the Award-winning Netflix series "Stranger Things" where he portrays Will Byers opposite Winona Ryder. The series was nominated for various awards in 2016 and 2017, including a Golden Globe for Best Drama Television Series, a SAG Award for ...
Stranger Things - Will Byers
19. Alia Shawkat
Actress | Arrested Development
Alia Shawkat was born in Riverside, California, to Dina Burke and actor Tony Shawkat. Her maternal grandfather, Paul Burke, was also an actor. Her father is from Baghdad, Iraq, and her mother has Irish, Italian, and Norwegian ancestry. Success arrived early for Alia. Her career began at the young ...
Search Party - Dory Sief
20. Walton Goggins
Actor | Justified
In the past few years, Walton Goggins has had pivotal roles in films by two of Hollywood's most important auteurs: Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg. His integral role as 'Chris Mannix,' a southern renegade who claims to be the new sheriff of Red Rock in Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT, marks ...
Vice Principals - Lee Russell
21. 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 ...
American Gods - Mr. Wednesday
22. Michelle Dockery
Actress | Downton Abbey
Michelle Suzanne Dockery born 15 December 1981 is an English actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey (2010-2015), for which she has been nominated for three consecutive Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. She made her ...
Godless - Alice Fletcher
23. Portia Doubleday
Actress | Youth in Revolt
Portia Ann Doubleday (born June 22, 1988) is an American actress. She has appeared in the 2009 film Youth in Revolt as Sheeni Saunders, in the 2011 film Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son as Jasmine Lee and in the 2013 film Carrie as Chris Hargensen. Since 2015, she stars as Angela Moss in the USA ...
Mr. Robot - Angela Moss
24. Michael Dorman
Actor | Daybreakers
Patriot - John Tavner
25. Arturo Castro
Actor | Broad City
Narcos - David Rodriguez
26. Grace Gummer
Actress | Frances Ha
Grace Jane Gummer (born May 9, 1986) is an American actress. She received a Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut in the 2011 revival of Arcadia. Her television work includes recurring roles in The Newsroom (2012) and American Horror Story (2011): Freak Show, and regular roles in Extant and Mr...
Mr. Robot - Dominique DiPierro
27. Lena Headey
Actress | Game of Thrones
Lena Headey is a British actress. She was born in Bermuda to parents from Yorkshire, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter John Headey, a police officer, and his wife Sue. Headey is best known for her role as "Cersei Lannister" in Game of Thrones (2011) (2011-present) and The Brothers ...
Game of Thrones - Cersei Lannister
28. Cameron Monaghan
Actor | Gotham
Cameron Monaghan was born in Santa Monica, California.
Cameron's debut TV role as "Winthrop Paroo" in The Music Man (2003) was originally played by Ron Howard in The Music Man (1962).
Cameron began his acting career at 5 years old in commercials. At age 7, he began appearing on stage as Stuart Little...
Gotham - Jerome Valeska
29. Jimmy Tatro
Actor | American Vandal
Jimmy Tatro is an actor, writer, director, and creator who began his career on YouTube and has since become one of the most sought-after young talents in comedy. In 2011, Tatro started "TheJimmyTatroChannel," which was later changed to "LifeAccordingToJimmy." The online community-which is dedicated...
American Vandal - Dylan Maxwell
30. Aubrey Plaza
Actress | Safety Not Guaranteed
Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress and comedian known for her deadpan style. She portrayed April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation (2009), and after appearing in supporting roles in several films, had her first leading role in the 2012 comedy Safety Not Guaranteed (...
Legion - Lenny Busker