Up and Coming

by vondramach | created - 17 Mar 2020 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

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 | Bridgerton

Regé-Jean Page (real name: Regererai Page) is a British actor born in 1988. Rege was a student at 'St Ignatius College' a Catholic secondary school for boys aged 11-18 in Enfield London, on weekend he went to 'Jigsaw Performing Arts School Enfield' and 'Jigsaw Youth Theatre', then as an adult ...

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 | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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 Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for BlacKkKlansman (2018), Tenet (2020) and Malcolm & Marie (2021).

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 | Hamilton

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). He has been married to Lex Scott Davis since July 21, 2019.

16. Mustafa Elzein

Actor | Sequestered

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

17. Rafael L. Silva

Actor | 9-1-1: Lone Star

Rafael Silva is originally from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, but moved to the United States at the age of 13. Following his grandfather and many of his uncles' footsteps, he grew up wanting to become a veterinarian and working with farm animals.

In his junior year of high school, Rafael ...

18. 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.

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), Jae and the Strange Fruit (2020) and Grown-ish (2018).

22. Quincy Brown

Actor | Dope

Quincy Brown effectively executes across film/television, music, fashion, sports and tech with ease. Better known by his mononym Quincy, he is proving to be a memorable rule breaker for the ages. Quincy went on to capture the hearts for his memorable role in the 2015 Cannes and Sundance Film ...

23. Jordan Calloway

Actor | Black Lightning

Jordan Calloway was born on October 18, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Black Lightning (2017), 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 and executive, known for Dear White People (2017), You're the Worst (2014) and 13 Reasons Why (2017).

29. 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).

30. 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 ...

31. Cleo Anthony

Actor | Divergent

Cleo Anthony is an actor, known for Divergent (2014), THE PREY: Legend of Karnoctus (2022) and Transparent (2014).

32. Eli Goree

Actor | One Night in Miami...

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 ...

33. Devon Terrell

Actor | Barry

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

34. Alfred Enoch

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

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), ...

35. 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).

36. Jay Ellis

Actor | Insecure

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 ...

37. Kendrick Sampson

Actor | How to Get Away with Murder

Kendrick Sampson was born on March 8, 1988 in Houston, Texas, USA as Kendrick Smith Sampson. He is an actor and producer, known for How to Get Away with Murder (2014), The Vampire Diaries (2009) and Gracepoint (2014).

38. Alexander Hodge

Actor | Insecure

Alexander Hodge is an actor and writer, known for Insecure (2016), Untitled Adele Lim/Lionsgate Comedy Project and Resort to Love (2021).

39. Norman Towns

Actor | The Affair

California born and Arizona raised, Norman Towns attended University of Providence in Montana, where he also played basketball. Leaving Big Sky Country with a double major in business and art under his belt, Towns returned to his birthplace of Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting and ...

40. E.J. Bonilla

Actor | Gemini Man

E.J. Bonilla was born on September 8, 1988 in New York, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Gemini Man (2019), Four (2012) and The Long Road Home (2017).

41. Kamal Angelo Bolden

Actor | Vacation Friends

Kamal has recently garnered much acclaim for his heartbreaking portrayal of a devastated husband fighting for his wife's life on 'The Resident' Season 2 Episode 20 "If Not Now, When?" The episode is based on the true story surrounding the reprehensible medical malpractice that lead to the ...

42. Jidenna

Soundtrack | Moonlight

Jidenna is an actor and composer, known for Moonlight (2016), Dirty Grandpa (2016) and Luke Cage (2016).

43. John Clarence Stewart

Actor | Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

John lives in Harlem, NY. By way of Atlanta, GA. Stone Mountain, GA. To be specific.

Most recent credit: Luke Cage, Alex Wesley, Mariah (Alfre Woodard's Assistant).

Mission: He is a Storyteller whose sole mission is to tell the truth. An Actor, Writer/Poet, Singer-Songwriter, and Mentor John is drawn...

44. RJ Brown

Actor | The Carrie Diaries

Before his career in movies RJ was a regular on the NASA web show Kids Science News Network. His rise to fame included discussing the inner workings of servers, and how wind tunnels work. His superb explanations enlightened the youth of the 1990s and onward.

45. Jan Luis Castellanos

Actor | 13 Reasons Why

Jan Luis Castellanos- Born September 11, 1995 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. After being raised by his grandparents he moved to New Jersey at 8 years old to live with his mother, step-father & his siblings. He is the oldest out of four. While attending school at Secaucus High School, he ...

46. Satya Bhabha

Actor | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Satya Bhabha was born on December 13, 1983 in London, England as Satya Sorab Bhabha. He is an actor and director, known for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Fair Game (2010) and Sense8 (2015).

47. Saïd Taghmaoui

Actor | Wonder Woman

Saïd Taghmaoui was born July 19th 1973 in Villepinte, Seine-Saint-Denis, France, to Moroccan immigrant parents. He has 9 siblings. He dropped out of school at a young age and became a boxer; at one point ranking number 2 in France in his category. He met Mathieu Kassovitz with whom he co-wrote the ...

48. 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 '...

49. Jordan Fisher

Soundtrack | Moana

Jordan Fisher was born on April 24, 1994 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Jordan William Fisher. He is an actor and producer, known for Moana (2016), To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) and Grease Live! (2016).

50. 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 ...

51. Ismael Cruz Cordova

Actor | In the Blood

Ismael Cruz- Córdova is an actor, entrepreneur currently based in New York. Born and raised in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico. At age fifteen, Ismael began working locally in commercials, TV and film shortly after joining his High School Drama Club. In 2006 he decided to further pursue his dream and ...

52. Aaron Pierre

Actor | The Underground Railroad

Aaron Pierre is an actor, known for The Underground Railroad (2021), Old (2021) and Krypton (2018).

53. Alain Chanoine

Actor | Suicide Squad

On Friday, August 5th of this year, Montreal-born Alain Chanoine made a grand entrance into Hollywood with his role as the legendary mythological sex demon 'Incubus', the brother of Cara Delevingne's 'Enchantress' in Warner Bros.' massive feature film, 'Suicide Squad'. Now in his early 30s, Alain ...

54. Damon J. Gillespie

Actor | Rise

Damon J. Gillespie is an actor, known for Rise (2018), Inside Amy Schumer (2013) and Empire (2015).

55. Brett Gray

Actor | On My Block

Brett Gray was born on August 7, 1996 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for On My Block (2018), When They See Us (2019) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).

56. Nathaniel Logan McIntyre

Actor | David Makes Man

Nathaniel Logan McIntyre is an actor, known for David Makes Man (2019), Horror Noire (2021) and Barry (2016).



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