Actors & Actresses destined for success in 2015

by leos_monkey | created - 02 Dec 2014 | updated - 02 Dec 2014 | Public

Upcoming Australian Actors- male and female- who have been taken noticed by the media in the last 12 months

1. Taylor Glockner

Actor | Neighbours

Taylor Glockner is an Australian actor who launched his career on the Family Movie Channel's major multi-platform series 'Conspiracy365'. After the resounding success of 'Conspiracy365', Taylor was sourced directly by producers to play Mason Turner on Australia's most successful and longest running...

2. Chelsea Williamson

Actress | The Reckoning

Chelsea Williamson is an actress, known for The Reckoning (2014), Broken Contract (2018) and Awake for a Moment (2016).

3. Meyne Wyatt

Actor | The Nightingale

Meyne Wyatt is an actor and writer, known for The Nightingale (2018), The Sapphires (2012) and Mystery Road (2018).

4. Remy Hii

Actor | Marco Polo

Remy Hii began his career on stage at the age of 19 with the Queensland Theatre Company in the award winning play The Estimator. Television roles soon followed, and three years of full time study with the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia where he graduated in 2011.


5. Kaiya Jones

Actress | Neighbours

Kaiya Jones is an actress, director and writer. She was born in Scotland and grew up in Australia. In 2018, she earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Professional Acting from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Kaiya wrote and directed her first short film Coping (2013) at just 17 years old. Her ...

6. Charlie Garber

Actor | Ghost Rider

Charlie Garber is an actor and writer, known for Ghost Rider (2007), Spirited (2010) and Sando (2018).

7. Ash Ricardo

Actress | Thor: Ragnarok

Ash Ricardo is known for her work on Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Offspring (2010) and Event Zero (2017).

8. Gracie Gilbert

Actress | Love Child

Gracie Gilbert was born on October 20, 1992 in Australia. She is an actress, known for Love Child (2014), Lockie Leonard (2007) and SLiDE (2011).

9. Lincoln Younes

Actor | Grand Hotel

One of Australia's leading young actors, Lincoln was recently cast in the coveted role of Benjamin in the television adaptation of The Lost Boys for The CW (which has ceased production due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Prior to this, Lincoln starred as Danny in ABC's Grand Hotel executive produced by ...

10. Olivia DeJonge

Actress | The Visit

Olivia DeJonge was born to Robyn and Rob DeJonge on April 30, 1998, in Melbourne, and is the oldest out of two children. In October 2003 she and her family moved to Perth Western Australia where she commenced school at Presbyterian Ladies College in Peppermint Grove, a riverside suburb of Perth. ...

11. Adele Perovic

Actress | The Code

Adele Perovic is an actress, known for The Code (2014), SLiDE (2011) and Fell (2014).

12. Aaron L. McGrath

Actor | Mystery Road

Aaron McGrath is an Indigenous actor whose family comes from Gulargambone, a small town in the central west plains of New South Wales, Australia. Born in 1996, he grew up in Redfern Sydney and graduated from Lewisham Christian Brothers in 2013. Represented by T&E Management in Australia he has ...

13. Madeleine Madden

Actress | Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Madeleine Madden was born on January 29, 1997 in Australia. She is an actress, known for Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019), Mystery Road (2018) and Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018).

14. Miranda Tapsell

Actress | Love Child

Miranda Tapsell is an actress and writer, known for Love Child (2014), Top End Wedding (2019) and The Dry (2020).

15. Shari Sebbens

Actress | Thor: Ragnarok

Shari Sebbens is an actress and director, known for Thor: Ragnarok (2017), The Sapphires (2012) and Redfern Now (2012).

16. Rarriwuy Hick

Actress | Wentworth

Rarriwuy Hick is an Australian actress, dancer and theatre performer. Hick was born in Sydney, New South Wales and spent much of her youth growing up in and around the Arhnem Land communities of Lilyfield. Hick graduated from the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association (...

17. Miah Madden

Actress | The Sapphires

Miah Madden was born on April 9, 2001 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Miah is an actress, known for The Sapphires (2012), Australia Day (2017) and Hyde & Seek (2016).

18. Dougie Baldwin

Actor | Nowhere Boys

Dougie Baldwin is an actor, known for Nowhere Boys (2013), Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows (2016) and Disjointed (2017).

19. Joel Lok

Actor | The Home Song Stories

Joel Lok is an actor, known for The Home Song Stories (2007), Nowhere Boys (2013) and Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows (2016).

20. Rahart Adams

Actor | Pacific Rim: Uprising

Born in Melbourne, to first generation Australian-Pakistani/Maltese parents and the second oldest of four children. Rahart Adams is an accomplished actor whose career thrives predominantly between The United States and Australia.

While training at TAFTA (The Australian Film and Television Company) ...

21. Matt Testro

Actor | The Gloaming

Matt Testro is an actor, known for The Gloaming (2020), Nowhere Boys (2013) and Neighbours (1985).

22. Lara Robinson

Actress | Upper Middle Bogan

With an impressive list of credits to her name, Lara is perhaps best known to audiences for her work in the ABC comedy Upper Middle Bogan. This year, Lara has taken a place on the MA Theatre Lab program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London.

Prior feature credits include Knowing, ...

23. Harrison Feldman

Actor | Upper Middle Bogan

Harrison Feldman is an actor, known for Upper Middle Bogan (2013), Girl Asleep (2015) and Fancy Boy (2016).

24. Keegan Joyce

Actor | Superman Returns

Keegan Joyce is an actor and singer. He was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1989. Keegan attended the King's School in North Parramatta, Australia and in 2014, he earned a degree in Musicology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He began acting professionally at the age of 12. Best known for his ...

25. Charles Cottier

Actor | Home and Away

Charles Cottier was born in Brisbane, Australia on 27 October, 1992. He has always wanted to be on screen and loved to perform in home videos from a young age. He grew up in a close knit family of three boys, in which he is the middle child. Charles started acting classes at the age of 12 at The ...

26. Nikita Leigh-Pritchard

Actress | Please Like Me

Nikita Leigh-Pritchard is an actress, known for Please Like Me (2013), Blue Heelers (1994) and Wentworth (2013).

27. Charlotte Nicdao

Actress | Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet

Charlotte Nicdao was born on August 14, 1991 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is known for her work on Mythic Quest (2020), Please Like Me (2013) and Camp (2013).

28. Millie Samuels

Actress | Alex & Eve

Millie studied the many platforms in media production and performance at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst; B.A Communications (Theatre Media). Upon graduating in 2011, Millie has worked professionally both in production teams for Channel Seven, Fremantle Media, ABC and numerous feature length ...

29. Mark Coles Smith

Actor | Last Cab to Darwin

Mark Coles Smith is an Australian film, television and theater actor, as well as a writer. He grew up in Broome, Australia and received a certificate in Aboriginal Theatre from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Mark has won numerous awards, including: the Yvonne Cohen Award from ...

30. Michala Banas

Actress | Upper Middle Bogan

Michala Banas is a multi award winning film, television and theatre actor. Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Michala splits her time working between Melbourne and Los Angeles. Michala's career began very early with her first film credit at the age of 5. Since then, she has forged a ...

31. Thomas Cocquerel

Actor | Table 19

Thomas Cocquerel is an Franco-Australian actor born in Sydney on the 5th September, 1989. He is graduate of the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney from 2012. He has three younger sisters Emilie, Elsa and Anna Cocquerel who are also all actors. Thomas began his career ...

32. Brandon McClelland

Actor | The Other Guy

Brandon McClelland is an actor and writer, known for The Other Guy (2017), Anzac Girls (2014) and Truth (2015).

33. Andrew Hazzard

Actor | Love Child

Andrew Hazzard was born on November 2, 1987. He is an actor, known for Love Child (2014), Underbelly (2008) and Home and Away (1988).

34. Campbell Smith

Actor | Love Child

Campbell Smith is an actor, known for Love Child (2014).

35. Sophie Bloom

Actress | The Little Death

Sophie has trained with the Australian Theatre for Young People and participated in the NIDA open program. Sophie has a BA in Media Communications; Media, Arts and Production from UTS.

Sophie has appeared in television on Home and Away, Underbelly "The Golden Mile", Crownies, Cops LAC, All Saints, ...

36. Harriet Dyer

Actress | The Invisible Man

Harriet Dyer is an actress and writer, known for The Invisible Man (2020), No Activity (2015) and Love Child (2014).

37. John Harlan Kim

Actor | The Little Things

John Kim was born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His early years in grade school were spent focusing on extra-curricular athletics including basketball, tennis and Australian rules football. It was not until High School that John became interested in the arts.

At age 15, he attended a...

38. Ashleigh Brewer

Actress | Neighbours

Born 9th December 1990 in Brisbane, Australia, Brewer began her acting career at the tender age of 12 when she joined the children's show Sleepover Club (2003). A week after graduation she arrived in Melbourne to look for acting work and auditioned for the ongoing role of Kate Ramsay in the ...

39. Ella Scott Lynch

Actress | Pimped

Ella Scott Lynch is an Australian actress of film, television and theatre and also a writer, who was born in Sydney, New South Wales Australia. Lynch is best known for her roles in Love Child (2014) and iconic Australian medical drama All Saints (1998), also making an appearances in other ...

40. Ben O'Toole

Actor | Hacksaw Ridge

Ben O'Toole is known for his work on Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Detroit (2017) and Bloody Hell (2020).

41. Ryan Corr

Actor | Holding the Man

Ryan's charismatic on-screen presence and the breadth of his emotional and comedic range ensure he is in constant demand.

Upcoming feature films include 1930's action-thriller High Ground, directed by Stephen Johnson, and the lead role in Maziar Lahooti's debut feature film Below, opposite Anthony ...

42. James Peter Fraser

Actor | The Wilds

James made his Acting debut in 2007 opposite Daniel Radcliffe in 'December Boys'. Recent screen work includes 'The Wilds' for Amazon Prime and Russell Crowe's directorial debut, 'The Water Diviner'.

2014 saw him labeled as "One to Watch" by GQ magazine, following a starring role in 'Deadline ...

43. Lee Cormie

Actor | Darkness Falls

Lee Cormie was born on February 8, 1992 in Melbourne, Australia. He is an actor, known for Darkness Falls (2003), December Boys (2007) and Blue Heelers (1994).

44. Christian Byers

Actor | Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger

Christian Byers was born on July 31, 1993 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and writer, known for Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008), The Tree (2010) and December Boys (2007).

45. Cody Fern

Actor | American Crime Story

Hailing from rural Western Australia, Cody made his auspicious stage debut as the lead in the National Theatre's production of 'War Horse'. He played David Madson on the Emmy and Golden Globe winning Limited Series: 'American Crime Story, The Assassination of Gianni Versace', Michael Langdon (The ...

46. Jessica Marais

Actress | Love Child

Jessica Marais was born on the 29th January 1985 in South Africa and moved to Perth Australia at a young age. Recently she moved to Sydney where she has a TV role as Rachel Rafter in the Australian comedy series Packed to the Rafters. She has also recently appeared in the new Australian film Two ...

47. James Stewart

Actor | Packed to the Rafters

James Stewart was born on October 21, 1975 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is an actor, known for Packed to the Rafters (2008), The Condemned (2007) and Tomorrow, When the War Began (2016).

48. Angus Sampson

Actor | Mad Max: Fury Road

Angus Sampson was born on February 12, 1979 in Australia as Angus Murray Lincoln Sampson. Angus is an actor and writer, known for Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Fargo (2014) and Where the Wild Things Are (2009).

49. Deniz Akdeniz

Actor | The Flight Attendant

Deniz Akdeniz is best known for playing the iconic Disney Prince "Aladdin" in the ABC series 'Once Upon A Time' with Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas and Robert Carlyle. His film credits include 'The Water Diviner' directed by Russell Crowe along with 'I, Frankenstein' opposite Aaron Eckhart. Akdeniz...

50. Chris Pang

Actor | Crazy Rich Asians

Chris Pang is an actor and producer, known for Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Palm Springs (2020) and Charlie's Angels (2019).

51. Caitlin Stasey

Actress | Tomorrow, When the War Began

Caitlin Jean Stasey is an Australian actress who is well known for her roles as Francesca Thomas in Sleepover Club (2003), Rachel Kinski in Neighbours (1985) and Ellie Linton in the film adaptation of John Marsden's best seller 'Tomorrow When the War Began'

Caitlin is from Victoria, Australia, She ...

52. Lincoln Lewis

Actor | Tomorrow, When the War Began

Lincoln Lewis was born on October 24, 1987 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia as Lincoln Clay Lewis. He is an actor, known for Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010), Home and Away (1988) and After Earth (2013).

53. Ashleigh Cummings

Actress | Tomorrow, When the War Began

Ashleigh Cummings was born on November 11, 1992 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She is an actress, known for Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010), Hounds of Love (2016) and NOS4A2 (2019).

54. Eamon Farren

Actor | Chained

Eamon Farren is an actor, known for Chained (2012), Winchester (2018) and The Dig (2021).

55. Aaron Jakubenko

Actor | Tidelands

Aaron Jakubenko is an actor, known for Tidelands (2018), Roman Empire (2016) and The Shannara Chronicles (2016).

56. Teressa Liane

Actress | The Vampire Diaries

Teressa Liane is an Australian actress born in Melbourne, Victoria.

Best known for her portrayal of ruthless heretic Mary Louise on the hit show "The Vampire Diaries" (Warner Bros./The CW) & Angelica on "Into the Badlands" (AMC). Teressa's first big break was on Australian television show, "...

57. Oliver Ackland

Actor | Secret Bridesmaids' Business

Oliver Ackland is an Australian actor best known for his role as Tristan de Martel in the third season of The CW's Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals.

With a filmography spanning both the small and silver screens, Ackland solidified his career whilst being heavily involved in a number of ...

58. Mia Pistorius

Actress | Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Mia Pistorius is an actress, known for Spartacus (2010), Love Birds (2011) and Moth (2015).

59. Ben Mingay

Actor | Hacksaw Ridge

Ben Mingay is an actor, known for Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Wonderland (2013) and Home and Away (1988).

60. Emma Lung

Actress | Stranded

Emma Lung was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for Stranded (2006), Triangle (2009) and Crave (2012). She has been married to Henry Zalapa since 2013. They have one child.

61. Anna Bamford

Actress | Wonderland

Anna Bamford is an actress, known for Wonderland (2013), Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012) and Home and Away (1988).

62. Brooke Satchwell

Actress | Neighbours

Brooke Satchwell was born in Melbourne, in Victoria Australia, and raised on a small farm about 40 miles south of Melbourne, in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsular. Her first school was Red Hill Primary. She started High School at Toorak College in Mount Eliza, Victoria, an independent ...

63. Glenn McMillan

Actor | Power Rangers DinoThunder

Glenn McMillan was born on October 5, 1984 in São João da Boa Vista, São Paulo, Brazil as Glenn Aguiar McMillan. He is an actor, known for Power Rangers DinoThunder (2004), Wonderland (2013) and Power Rangers Ninja Storm (2003).

64. Jessica Tovey

Actress | Tracks

Jessica Tovey was born on November 10, 1987 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She had never acted professionally prior to winning the role of Belle Taylor on Channel 7s Home and Away, apart from a role in 2005 in "Wicked Science".

She had an OP score of 98.8, and had the option of becoming a ...

65. Tim Ross

Actor | Romance on the Menu

Tim Ross is a trained actor and graduate of the Victorian College of Arts (VCA) and has played lead roles on the stage, screen and in feature films with some of the most notable theatre companies, television networks and streaming platforms across the globe. He currently resides on the Gold Coast, ...

66. Michael Dorman

Actor | Daybreakers

Michael Dorman was born on April 26, 1981 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is known for his work on Daybreakers (2009), Patriot (2015) and Triangle (2009).

67. Elise Jansen

Actress | Predestination

Elise Jansen is an actress, known for Predestination (2014), Crawlspace (2012) and Footballer Wants a Wife (2015).

68. Les Hill

Actor | Patricia Moore

Les Hill was born on August 1, 1973. He is an actor and producer, known for Patricia Moore (2018), The Beast (1996) and 'Til Death.

69. Simone Kessell

Actress | Obi-Wan Kenobi

Simone Kessell was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. Her mother is Maori and her father of European decent. Simone began her acting career as a teenager in New Zealand working on local TV drama's and hosting her own kids show 'The Cartoon Company' at 18. She later moved to Sydney and worked...

70. Kate Mylius

Actress | Kinda Weird

Katherine 'Kate' Mylius is an Australian stage and screen actress. As well as acting, she is also a skilled dancer and singer. Having taken private singing lessons and dance training for many years. She finished a musical theater workshop at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). Kate made...

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