My Favorite Breakout Tv Actors/Actresses of 2016

by thomaslevesque1992 | created - 27 Sep 2016 | updated - 27 Sep 2016 | Public

1. Lauren Ash

Actress | Lars and the Real Girl

Lauren Ash is a recent alumna of the Second City Chicago Mainstage. She is also an alumna of the Second City Toronto Mainstage and is one half of sketch comedy duo "Cory!". She is a two-time Canadian Comedy Award winner for Best Female Improviser and has also won for Best Comedic Play in 2008 and ...

Superstore

2. Nichole Bloom

Actress | Superstore

Prior to booking her films "Model Minority" and "Project X," Nichole has done commercial work and modeled for American Apparel. Although she cannot pinpoint the exact moment she realized she wanted to start acting, Nichole recalls that she loved recreating characters and doing funny voices from a ...

Superstore

3. Kate Lambert

Actress | Teachers

Kate Lambert was born on April 13, 1981 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Teachers (2016), Teachers (2012) and Adults & Tiaras (2011).

Teachers

4. Katy Colloton

Actress | Teachers

Katy Colloton is an actress and producer, known for Teachers (2016), Break-ups: The Series - Katy & Ted (2010) and Teachers (2012).

Teachers

5. Kathryn Renée Thomas

Actress | Teachers

Kathryn Renée Thomas is an actress and producer, known for Teachers (2016), Teachers (2012) and Little Joy (2008).

Teachers

6. Martha Kelly

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Martha Kelly is an actress, known for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Baskets (2016) and American Gods (2017).

Baskets

7. Tom Ellis

Actor | Lucifer

Tom Ellis was born on November 17, 1978 in Cardiff, Wales as Thomas Paul Ellis. He is an actor, known for Lucifer (2015), Miranda (2009) and Buffalo Soldiers (2001). He was previously married to Tamzin Outhwaite.

Lucifer

8. Katherine McNamara

Actress | Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

Missouri native Katherine McNamara is an accomplished actor, singer, dancer, songwriter and student who can currently be seen starring as the lead 'Clary Fray' in the brand new Freeform series "Shadowhunters," (January 2016); a book-to-screen adaptation of the bestselling "The Mortal Instruments" ...

Shadowhunters

9. Dominic Sherwood

Actor | Vampire Academy

Actor Dominic Anthony Sherwood was born in Kent, South East England. After studying Drama and Theater Studies at schools in Maidstone, he left to work abroad starting in Kenya and moving for 6 months before returning to London. There he began work in several plays before being signed to an agency ...

Shadowhunters

10. Sarah Jeffery

Actress | Shades of Blue

Sarah Jeffery is an actress who has quietly amassed a body of work that encompasses both television and film. Growing up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sarah has been performing on stage in musicals and theater productions since the age of three, but it was when she became a teen that she decided ...

Shades of Blue

11. Ciara Renée

Actress | Arrow

Ciara Renee (born 19 October 1990), is a NYC actress, model, singer and dancer. Renée replaced Patina Miller in the Tony-Award winning Broadway revival of Pippin as Leading Player. She also appeared in Big Fish on Broadway, as The Witch, as well as regional productions of The Hunchback of Notre ...

Legends of Tomorrow

12. Sterling K. Brown

Actor | This Is Us

Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown stars in NBC's Emmy and Golden Globe nominated drama series THIS IS US. For his role as Randall Pearson, Brown won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as well as a Golden Globe, becoming the first African American actor to win his ...

The People v. O.J. Simpson & This is Us

13. Miranda May

Actress | Bunk'd

Miranda May, originally from Ohio, began acting at the age of 8. Soon after moving to Los Angeles at the age of 10, she was cast in "The Heartbreak Kid" starring Ben Stiller. She would follow this impressive debut with the film "Lower Learning" starring Eva Longoria and Jason Biggs. Her first ...

Buck'd

14. Jenna Ortega

Actress | Iron Man Three

Jenna Marie Ortega was born on September 27, 2002 in Coachella Valley, California. Jenna began acting when she was nine, and plays Harley, a creative and engineering whiz kid who is navigating life as the middle child in a family of seven children, in the the Disney Channel series, "Stuck in the ...

Stuck in the Middle

15. Kayla Maisonet

Actress | Stuck in the Middle

Kayla Rose Maisonet is an American actress. At the age of 12, her mom Amanda and Kayla moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. She booked the role of TMC, in The Disney Channel Pilot, "Shmagreggie Saves The World." Disney Channel then booked her in the hit TV show, "Dog With A Blog," ...

Stuck in the Middle

16. Ronni Hawk

Actress | On My Block

Ronni Hawk was born as Veronica Faith Hawk. She is an actress, known for On My Block (2018), Stuck in the Middle (2016) and Found (2014).

Stuck in the Middle

17. Michael Campion

Actor | Robo-Dog

Michael Campion has always wanted to become a successful actor. He was thrilled to work on the new Fuller House (2016) as "Jackson Fuller". He previously worked on Christmas Trade (2015), with Billy Baldwin (aka William Baldwin) and Denise Richards. He also starred in the feature films, Robo-Dog (...

Fuller House

18. Soni Bringas

Actress | Fuller House

Soni Bringas was born as Soni Nicole Bringas. She is an actress, known for Fuller House (2016), Beautiful & Twisted (2015) and Instant Mom (2013).

Fuller House

19. Elias Harger

Actor | Fuller House

Elias, a Colorado native, has been acting since the age of five. He has appeared in numerous performances in the Denver theatre community; among them a "A Christmas Carol" & "Shrek: The Musical" as well as several commercials. Between the stage and in front of the camera Elias continued to appear ...

Fuller House

20. Noah Galvin

Actor | The Real O'Neals

Noah can be seen playing 'Kenny' in ABC's comedy "The Real O'Neals" premiering in March 2016.

Noah is most proud of his critically acclaimed work off- Broadway at theaters such as the Signature, Playwrights Horizons, MCC, The Vineyard, The Public, The Culture Project, The Flea, The Wild Project, New...

The Real O'Nealss

21. Matt Shively

Actor | The Real O'Neals

Matthew realized he loved to entertain in the 4th grade when he was the lead in the Christmas play at school, The Polar Express. He then went on to such productions as Footloose, Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Dracula. He then decided to pursue his acting ...

The Real O'Neals

22. Bebe Wood

Actress | The Real O'Neals

Bebe Wood was born in 2002 in the USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Real O'Neals (2016), The New Normal (2012) and 30 Rock (2006).

The Real O'Neals

23. Jade Pettyjohn

Actress | Trial by Fire

Jade Elizabeth Pettyjohn began performing on a professional level by booking a national commercial followed by a major role on the CBS hit show The Mentalist. While shooting The Mentalist she landed a recurring role on Steven Speilberg's United States of Tara.

2010 was a banner year in television ...

School of Rock

24. Ashley Zamora

Actress | Gang Related

Ashley Zamora is an actress, known for Gang Related (2014), Lopez (2016) and Rainbow Falls: The Sitter (2013).

Lopez

25. Natasha Leggero

Actress | He's Just Not That Into You

Natasha Leggero was born on March 26, 1974 in Rockford, Illinois, USA as Natasha Terese Leggero. She is an actress and writer, known for He's Just Not That Into You (2009), Another Period (2013) and Let's Be Cops (2014). She has been married to Moshe Kasher since October 11, 2015. They have one ...

Dice

26. Riley Keough

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Actress and model Danielle Riley Keough was born in Santa Monica, California, to musicians Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough. She is the eldest grandchild of legendary singer Elvis Presley and actress Priscilla Presley. Keough started modeling as a teenager. Her first appearance was on a runway ...

The Girlfriend Experience

27. Liam Carroll

Actor | The Detour

Liam Carroll was born in Manhattan Beach, California after his grandparents immigrated to the United States from Ireland. He currently resides there with his parents Siobhan and Timothy Carroll and younger siblings, sister Norah and brother Ronan.

Liam Carroll began performing on stage at Family ...

The Detour

28. Ashley Gerasimovich

Actress | The Detour

Ashley Gerasimovich was born as Ashley Elizabeth Gerasimovich. She is an actress, known for The Detour (2016), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) and Louie (2010).

The Detour

29. Ruth Negga

Actress | Loving

Ruth Negga was born on January 7, 1982 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is an actress, known for Loving (2016), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and World War Z (2013).

Preacher

30. Elijah Jacob

Actor | My First Miracle

Elijah Jacob is an actor, known for My First Miracle (2016) and Feed the Beast (2016).

Feed the Beast

31. Madison Iseman

Actress | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Madison Iseman (born February 14, 1997) is an American actress. She is known for her role on the CMT comedy television series Still the King, where she played the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus' character. Iseman is from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Madison Iseman is dating singer and model Spencer ...

Still the King

32. Carlie Craig

Actress | Untitled MadTV Revival

Carlie Craig is an actress, singer and South Florida native who is most known for her work on the CW's reboot of the iconic sketch show MADtv. Carlie moved to Los Angeles ten days after graduating from Florida State University with her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre & Media Production. She then began ...

MadTv

33. Michelle Ortiz

Actress | Untitled MadTV Revival

Michelle Ortiz is an actress, known for Untitled MadTV Revival (2016), Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (2014) and Life in Pieces (2015).

MadTv

34. Elizabeth Lail

Actress | Once Upon a Time

Elizabeth Lail was born on March 25, 1992 in Williamson County, Texas, USA as Elizabeth Dean Lail. She is an actress, known for Once Upon a Time (2011), Dead of Summer (2016) and You (2018).

Dead of Summer

35. Lucien Laviscount

Actor | The Bye Bye Man

Lucien Laviscount was born on June 9, 1992 in Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England as Lucien Leon Laviscount. He is an actor, known for The Bye Bye Man (2017), Supernatural (2005) and Snatch (2017).

Dead of Summer

36. Zelda Williams

Actress | Were the World Mine

Zelda Williams was born on July 31, 1989 in New York City, New York, USA as Zelda Rae Williams. She is an actress and director, known for Were the World Mine (2008), The Legend of Korra (2012) and Never (2014).

Dead of Summer

37. Millie Bobby Brown

Actress | Stranger Things

Millie Brown was born in Spain, to British parents. They moved to Orlando, Florida in 2011, where Millie went to acting workshops to pass the time on a Saturday, and it was there that a top Hollywood talent scout called and told Millie's parents that "she has instincts you cannot teach." She ...

Stranger Things

38. Gaten Matarazzo

Actor | Stranger Things

Gaten Matarazzo was born on September 8, 2002 in New Jersey, USA as Gatano John Matarazzo III. He is an actor, known for Stranger Things (2016), The Blacklist (2013) and Imagine the Moon.

Stranger Things

39. Finn Wolfhard

Actor | It

Finn Wolfhard was born in Vancouver, Canada, where he is now in high school. He has always had a laser focus on continuously growing as an actor, all the way back from the time that he saw his first movie (thank you Sam Raimi's Spider-Man!).

Following that pivotal life event, Finn went to work, and ...

Stranger Things

40. Natalia Dyer

Actress | Stranger Things

Natalia Dyer is an American actress known primarily for her role as "Nancy Wheeler" in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things (2016). Her career began around the age of twelve in 2009, in the family comedic drama Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) starring Miley Cyrus. It was not ...

Stranger Things

41. Charlie Heaton

Actor | Stranger Things

Charlie Heaton was born on February 6, 1994 in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for Stranger Things (2016), The New Mutants (2019) and Shut In (2016).

Stranger Things

42. Caleb McLaughlin

Actor | Stranger Things

Caleb McLaughlin is known for his role as Lucas Sinclair on the hit Netflix Original series, Stranger Things. However, Caleb has worked on several television shows which include: ABC Forever, CBS Unforgettable, NBC Law & Order SVU, HBO Miniseries Show Me a Hero, ABC 20/20 What Would You Do?, HBO's ...

Stranger Things

43. Shannon Purser

Actress | Stranger Things

Shannon Purser is an American actress, known to audiences for her roles in the series Stranger Things (2016) as Barbara "Barb" Holland, and CW's teen drama Riverdale (2016) as "Ethel Muggs". She was born on June 27, 1997, in Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked at a movie theatre. She switched her ...

Stranger Things

44. 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

45. Joe Keery

Actor | Stranger Things

Joe Keery was born in 1992. He is an actor, known for Stranger Things (2016), Molly's Game (2017) and Slice (2018).

Stranger Things

46. Maya G. Love

Actress | Vice Principals

Maya G. Love is an actress, known for Vice Principals (2016).

Vice Principals

47. Justice Smith

Actor | Paper Towns

Justice Smith was born on August 9, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Justice Elio Smith. He is an actor, known for Paper Towns (2015), The Get Down (2016) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018).

The Get Down

48. Jaden Smith

Actor | The Karate Kid

Jaden Smith is a movie actor, known for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Karate Kid (2010) and After Earth (2013). In addition to being an actor he is also a dancer, songwriter and rapper who won an MTV award for his performance in The Pursuit of Happyness. He co-starred with his father Will ...

The Get Down

49. Herizen F. Guardiola

Actress | The Get Down

Herizen F. Guardiola is an actress, known for The Get Down (2016).

The Get Down

50. Jessica Rothe

Actress | La La Land

Jessica Rothe was born as Jessica A. Rothenberg. She is an actress, known for La La Land (2016), Happy Death Day (2017) and Valley Girl.

Mary+Jane

51. Scout Durwood

Actress | Justified

Scout Durwood was born on October 11, 1983 in Kansas, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Justified (2010), Love In The Last Five Days (2017) and Alex & The List (2018).

Mary+Jane

52. Nicole Byer

Actress | Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Nicole Byer was born on August 29, 1986 in New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016), *Loosely Exactly Nicole (2016) and Young & Hungry (2014).

Loosely Exactly Nicole

53. Lakeith Stanfield

Actor | Short Term 12

Lakeith Lee Stanfield is an actor and rapper from Victorville, CA. At the age of 15, Lakeith attended 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 newer version of ...

Atlanta

54. Ryan Cartwright

Actor | Vacation

Ryan Cartwright was born on March 14, 1981 in Erdington, Birmingham, England. He is known for his work on Vacation (2015), Alphas (2011), Mad Men (2009) and Bones (2008-2011). After working for many years in England on shows like Hardware (2003-2004), Donovan (2005-2006) and The Grimleys (1999-2001...

Kevin Can Wait

55. Taylor Spreitler

Actress | Kevin Can Wait

Taylor Spreitler was born on October 23, 1993 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA as Taylor Danielle Spreitler. She is an actress and producer, known for Kevin Can Wait (2016).

Kevin Can Wait

56. Jameela Jamil

Actress | The Good Place

Jameela Jamil is an English born actress, writer, DJ, model and radio host. She was discovered at 22 years old when she was teaching English in London, UK. Her first job in media was a main host on T4, the UK's leading youth entertainment show where she made a name for herself interviewing famous ...

The Good Place

57. Micah Fowler

Actor | Speechless

Biography Micah Fowler JJ DiMeo on ABC's "Speechless"

Micah Fowler is thrilled to be part of the amazing cast and crew of the ABC Network Television show, " Speechless" and was recently named to the "Forbes 30 Under 30, class of 2018", which acknowledges the inspiring work of young entrepreneurs and...

Speechless

58. Mason Cook

Actor | Speechless

At just 17 years old, Mason Cook has made quite an impact on film and television. Mason stars as Ray DiMeo on ABC's award-winning television comedy Speechless, airing Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30c.

In 2015, Mason notably was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award for "Outstanding Performer in a Children's ...

Speechless

59. Kyla Kenedy

Actress | The Walking Dead

A rising talent with a knack for both comedy and drama, Kyla Kenedy is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young actresses in the industry.

Kenedy will can currently be seen starring opposite Minnie Driver in ABC's Television Critics Association Award-winning sitcom, "Speechless." The show...

Speechless

60. Mckenna Grace

Actress | Gifted

Mckenna Grace was born on June 25, 2006 in the USA. She is known for her work on Gifted (2017), Designated Survivor (2016) and I, Tonya (2017).

Desginated Survivor

61. Kylie Bunbury

Actress | Pitch

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) ...

Pitch

62. Lucas Till

Actor | X: First Class

Lucas Daniel Till was born in Fort Hood, Texas, to Dana Lyn (Brady) and John Mark Till, a lieutenant colonel in the army. He spent most of his childhood growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, Lucas' family quickly noticed that he had an affinity for impersonating voices...

MacGyver

Cooper Barrett

64. Meaghan Rath

Actress | Being Human

Meaghan Rath was born on June 18, 1986 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for Being Human (2011), New Girl (2011) and Rogue (2013).

Cooper Barrett

65. Iman Benson

Actress | Uncle Buck

Iman Benson is an actress, known for Uncle Buck (2016), Station 19 (2018) and Alexa & Katie (2018).

Uncle Buck

66. Jessica Sula

Actress | Split

Jessica Sula was born on May 3, 1994 in Gorseinon, Swansea, Wales. She is an actress, known for Split (2016), The Lovers (2017) and Skins (2007).

Recovery Road