Up and Coming

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1. Mason Gooding

Actor | Booksmart

Mason Gooding is an American actor. Mason was born on November 14, 1996 in Los Angeles, CA, to Sara Kapfer and Cuba Gooding Jr. He attended school in California, graduated from Windward High School in California and is a matriculating student at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. ...

2. Regé-Jean Page

Actor | Roots

Regé-Jean Page is a British-Zimbabwean actor whose upbringing saw him travel across Africa, Europe, the US, and the UK before he finally settled in London. An alum of the National Youth Theatre and trained at the infamous Drama Centre London, Regé is best known for Roots (2016), Survivor (2015), ...

3. Michael Evans Behling

Actor | All American

Michael Evans Behling is an American actor. He was born March 5, 1996 in Columbus, Ohio and grew up in Columbus, Indiana. He grew up participating in a variety of sports. Eventually he went on to run track at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. After two years at Indiana State ...

4. Amir Wilson

Actor | The Secret Garden

Amir Wilson is an actor, known for The Secret Garden (2020) and The Kid Who Would Be King (2019).

5. Ukweli Roach

Actor | Blindspot

Ukweli was born in 1986. Brought up in Woolwich by an English mother and Guyanese father - his name Ukweli means 'Truth' in Swahili, he applied for a law course at University but turned it down in favour of acceptance by London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from where he graduated in 2009, ...

6. Kofi Siriboe

Actor | Queen Sugar

Kofi Siriboe (born March 2, 1994) is an American actor whose works have spanned theatre, film, and television. He is most notable for his role as Javy Hall in the Fred Durst directed movie 'The Longshots'. He appeared as James Newton on the CBS veteran show 'CSI' during the thirteenth season in the...

7. Henry Simmons

Actor | No Good Deed

Henry Simmons was born in Stamford, Connecticut, one of three children to Aurelia, a school teacher, and Henry Simmons, Sr., an IRS agent. One of his sisters is his twin. Simmons earned a basketball scholarship at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire. He graduated with a business degree and ...

8. Charles Michael Davis

Actor | The Originals

Charles Michael Davis is an American actor, director, model and photographer from Dayton, Ohio.. He was born on December 1st, 1984 to an African American father and Filipino mother. Charles got his start with the talent agency Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ (AMTC). As an actor, he is best ...

9. Jesse Williams

Actor | The Cabin in the Woods

Jesse Wesley Williams born August 5, 1981 is a former high school teacher and activist turned actor/director. He's best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey's Anatomy and his advocacy for the disenfranchised, highlighted by his internationally resonant ...

10. Michael Ealy

Actor | Barbershop

Known for his charming looks and deep personality, Michael Ealy blessed the movie screen with his role in Barbershop (2002). When he left Silver Spring, Maryland, with a degree in English, he headed off to New York. From there he performed in several stage productions, including the Off-Broadway ...

11. John David Washington

Actor | BlacKkKlansman

John David Washington was born on July 28, 1984 in the USA. He is an actor and producer, known for BlacKkKlansman (2018), The Book of Eli (2010) and Ballers (2015).

12. Marcus Scribner

Actor | Black-ish

Marcus Scribner landed his first series regular role at the age of 13 on ABC's hit comedy "Black-ish" starring as Andre Jr opposite Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. Since its premiere in September 2014, the series has gone on to receive both critical acclaim and awards recognition year after...

13. Daveed Diggs

Actor | Blindspotting

Daveed Daniele Diggs is an actor, singer, producer, writer and rapper. He is the vocalist of the experimental hip hop group Clipping. Diggs originated the role of, and won a Grammy and Tony for, the Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in the 2015 musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

14. Michael B. Jordan

Actor | Black Panther

Michael B. Jordan, the middle of three children, was born in Santa Ana, California and raised in Newark, New Jersey. He is the son of Donna (Davis), a high school counselor, and Michael A. Jordan. His middle name, Bakari, means "noble promise" in Swahili. (He is not related to, or named after, ...

15. Mo McRae

Actor | Wild

Mo McRae was born on July 4, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Wild (2014), Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) and The First Purge (2018).

16. Mustafa Elzein

Actor | Sequestered

Mustafa Elzein is an actor, known for Sequestered (2014), Lethal Weapon (2016) and American Warfighter (2018).

17. Rafael Silva

Actor | 9-1-1: Lone Star

Rafael Silva is an actor, known for 9-1-1: Lone Star (2020), Fluidity (2019) and Madam Secretary (2014).

18. Trai Byers

Actor | Empire

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

19. Trevor Jackson

Actor | Superfly

Trevor Jackson is an actor and director, known for SuperFly (2018), Grown-ish (2018) and Burning Sands (2017).

20. Luka Sabbat

Actor | The Dead Don't Die

Luka Sabbat is an actor and producer, known for The Dead Don't Die (2019), Grown-ish (2018) and Giants Being Lonely (2019).

21. Andrew Liner

Actor | Better Things

Andrew Liner is an actor, known for Better Things (2016) and Grown-ish (2018).

22. Quincy Brown

Actor | Dope

Also known as Quincy Combs, he is the son of model and actress Kim Porter and Sean 'Diddy' Combs. Quincy is a singer, model and actor. His biological father is 80's New Jack Swing singer Al B. Sure!. Quincy was born on June 4, 1991 in New York, he was named after his godfather music legend Quincy ...

23. Jordan Calloway

Actor | Black Lightning

Jordan Calloway is an actor and producer, known for Black Lightning (2018), Riverdale (2017) and Countdown (2019).

24. 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).

25. 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 ...

26. Brandon P Bell

Actor | Dear White People

Brandon P Bell was born on January 13, 1985 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Dear White People (2014).

27. DeRon Horton

Actor | Dear White People

DeRon Horton was born in Texas and raised in Saudi Arabia. He is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where he majored in Performing Arts. While attending school, he starred in the short film LIONS AND LAMBS. Horton landed his first leading role in the independent feature ...

28. Brandon Black

Actor | Dear White People

Brandon Black is an actor, known for Dear White People (2017), You're the Worst (2014) and 13 Reasons Why (2017).

29. Jay Ellis

Actor | Escape Room

Jay Ellis is a television and film actor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Born in Sumter, South Carolina, Ellis spent the majority of his childhood traveling with his military family. His father completed over 15 years of service in the Air Force while his mother was an accomplished finance ...

30. Sarunas J. Jackson

Actor | Insecure

Sarunas J. Jackson is an actor and writer, known for Insecure (2016), Good Trouble (2019) and Games People Play (2019).

31. Lyriq Bent

Actor | Acrimony

After graduating college with high honors, Lyriq Bent originally began his career as a Computer Graphic Technician. Bent's plans, however, were short-lived as he decided to take up acting on a dare. Since then, his career has gained considerable momentum with numerous film and television ...

32. Cleo Anthony

Actor | Divergent

Cleo Anthony is an actor, known for Divergent (2014), THE PREY: Legend of Karnoctus (2020) and Transparent (2014).

33. Eli Goree

Actor | Race

Eli Goree is a Canadian actor that is known for his award winning portrayal of great American Olympian athlete Dave Albritton in the film Race (2016); and for his roles in TV Series' The 100 (2014), Ballers (2018) and Riverdale (2018) and Pearson (2019). Eli has a diploma in Film and Television ...

34. Devon Terrell

Actor | Barry

Devon Terrell is an actor, known for Barry (2016), Ophelia (2018) and The Professor (2018).

35. Keiynan Lonsdale

Actor | The Flash

Keiynan Lonsdale (born 19 December 1991) is an Australian actor, singer, and dancer. He is known for his role as Wally West aka Kid Flash in CW's 'The Flash' & 'Legends Of Tomorrow', Uriah in Lionsgate's 'The Divergent Series', and most recently Bram in the critically acclaimed FOX feature film '...

36. Alfred Enoch

Actor | Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Alfred Lewis Enoch was born December 2, 1988 in Westminster, London, England, the son of English actor William Russell (William Russell Enoch) and Brazilian doctor Etheline Margareth Lewis. He is an actor, known for his role as Dean Thomas in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) (2001), ...



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