What comes to your mind when you hear the phrase Hollywood movies? Do names such as Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, or Angelina Jolie ring in your head? To many, these Hollywood stars have consistently entertained them since they were young. Further, different magazines have regularly published their names in the list of the top 100 most influential persons, the highest-paid Hollywood actors, actresses, and so on.
Thankfully, some vivacious new blood is joining Hollywood, and soon you will fall in love with these brilliant emerging actors. These young celebrities know how to perform on screen and stage. The up-and-coming stars want to tackle iconic roles and move around the world through their impressive performances.
A number of these up-and-comers dominating Hollywood are women. But Hollywood is known for its gender inequality. The presence of these actresses on the big screen shows that they’re ready to challenge the perceptions of their identity as women. They want to stay true to themselves and focus on building a persona. Indeed the 2023 breakout actresses wish to use their impressive talents to push back all the imitations and expectations that society has put on their lives.
Here is the story of 50 rising stars of Hollywood who are excitingly focusing on their art.
1. Abigail Breslin
Date of Birth: April 14, 1996
Place of Birth: New York City
Movies: Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008), Maggies (2015), Zombieland: Double Tap (2019), Stillwater (2021)
Publications: “This May Sound Crazy”
Abigail Breslin and her brothers Ryan and Spence Breslin are actors. At three, Breslin appeared in a Toys “R” Us commercial. She grew throughout her acting career and became a sought-after actress of her generation.
Because of her unique talent, the Academy Award-nominated female actor has played versatile roles in genres like drama and horror-comedy. This adult film actress has played various roles in more than 150 films.
2. Amandla Stenberg
Date of Birth: October 23, 1998
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
Movies: Colombiana (2011), The Hunger Games (2012), The Darkest Minds (2017), Dear Evan Hansen (2021), Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)
Amandla Stenberg began her acting career by performing catalog modeling shoots for Disney and commercials for brands such as Boeing. Her first appearance on the big screen was when she featured in Colombiana in 2011.
At 14, she played the role of Rue in The Hunger Games (2012), which became her breakthrough. Since then, she has continued to gain recognition and fame, as well as earn several nominations and awards. Stenberg is an intersectional feminist and came out as gay when Wonderland Magazine interviewed her in 2018.
3. Amber Midthunder
Date of Birth: April 26, 1997
Place of Birth: New Mexico
Movies: Sunshine Cleaning (2008), Bare (2015), She’s Missing (2019), The Ice Road (2021), Prey (2022)
Amber Midthunder began acting at an early age with the support of her mother, Angelique. a stunt performer and casting director, and her father, David, a Native American actor. In fact, her parents meet when working on East Meets West, a 1995 Japanese film.
Amber Midthunder hit the screen at 9 when she took up a speaking role in the indie hit Sunshine Cleaning. The New Mexican actress has played various roles in feature films. The actress is an environmental and animal rights activist.
4. America Ferrera
Date of Birth: April 18, 1984
Place of Birth: Los Angeles
Movies: Real Women Have Curves (2002), Gotta Kick It Up (2002), Our Family Wedding (2010), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
America Ferrera appeared on the screen in July 2002 when she featured in The Disney Channel television film Gotta Kick It Up (2002). She followed this with roles in feature movies like Real Women Have Curves (2002) and Plainsong (2004).
Besides acting, the American actress is politically active. She teamed up with Chelsea Clinton and others to support Hillary Clinton’s campaign. She also participates in the #MeToo campaign in support of the victims of sexual harassment. America Ferrera, alongside other Hollywood celebrities, founded Time’s Up legal defense fund.
5. Anya Taylor-Joy
Date of Birth: April 16, 1996
Place of Birth: Miami, Florida
Movies: Endeavour (2014), The Witch (2015), Emma (2019), The New Mutants (2020), The Northman (2021), The Menu (2022)
Anya Taylor-Joy began dreaming of acting at a very young age. She first started as a model and trained in dancing at 15. Sarah Doukas, the storm management founder, scouted her as a model at 17.
She made her initial appearance on TV in 2014 when she played the role of Phillippa Collins-Davidson in Endeavour, a detective drama series. Anya Taylor-Joy has continued to wow viewers, winning various awards, and has been included in multiple magazines as a breakout star and emerging leader. She also serves as an ambassador for numerous brands.
6. Ariana Grande
Date of Birth: June 26, 1993
Place of Birth: Boca Raton, Florida
Movies: Victorious (2009), Swindle (2013), Zoolander 2 (2016), Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (2021), Don’t Look Up (2021)
Ariana Grande is famous for using the whistle register and four-octave vocal range. The American actress, singer, and songwriter has received a lot of media coverage, accolades, and awards. She started singing in 2008 at the age of 15 and, in 2009, rose to fame after featuring in the Nickelodeon TV series Victorious where she played the role of Cat Valentine.
Although Audrey Hepburn’s style inspired her early in her career, she gradually drifted to the styles of popular 1950s and 1960s actresses like Marilyn Monroe, Nancy Sinatra, and Ann Margret. She has drawn criticism for her impolite interactions with reporters and for behaving poorly. Besides acting, Ariana Grande engages in child rights activism and supports transgender youth and marginalized communities.
7. Ayo Edebiri
Date of Birth: October 3, 1995
Place of Birth: Boston
Movies: Cicada (2020), As of Yet (2021), Theater Camp (2022), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (2023)
Ayo Edebiri is an actress, comedian, producer, and writer. The American actress ventured into comedy via eighth-grade drama class. She later joined Boston Latin School’s improv club. As a television writer, she wrote NBC’s Sunnyside and The Rundown with Robin Thede. She has appeared on Up Next of Comedy Central and with Olivia Craighead, they both cohost the podcast Iconography.
8. Beanie Feldstein
Date of Birth: June 24, 1993
Place of Birth: Los Angeles
Movies: My Wife and Kids (2002), Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), Booksmart (2017), How to Build a Girl (2019), The Humans (2021), Drive-Away Dolls (2023)
Elizabeth Greer “Beanie” Feldstein is known for her starring roles in various comedy films. The American actress appeared on stage for the first time in 2002 in My Wife and Kids, the ABC comedy series. She also featured in the comedy film Fan Girl the same year, where she played Anna. Her excellent performance got her nominated for Golden Globe Award.
9. Bella Ramsey
Date of Birth: September 2003
Place of Birth: Nottingham
Movies: Game of Thrones (2016-2019), Two for Joy (2018), Resistance (2020), Catherine Called Birdy (2022), Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (2023)
Isabella May Ramsey began acting at the age of 4 as a hobby. She attended Stagecoach Theatre Arts for seven years and later began auditioning for professional roles in Television Workshop.
Her first credited role was in Game of Thrones, an HBO fantasy drama television series where she portrayed Lyanna Mormont. Throughout her acting career, the English actor appeared as a standout actor because of portraying a no-nonsense leadership style in her character in The Broken Man (Seasons 6 & 7).
10. Bella Thorne
Date of Birth: October 8, 1997
Place of Birth: Pembroke Pines, Florida
Movies: Stuck On You (2003), Underdogs (2013), The DUFF (2015), Her & Him (2019 director), Masquerade (2021). Measure of Revenge (2022)
Publication: Autumn Falls (2014), Autumn’s Kiss (2015), Autumn’s Wish (2016), The Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray Vol 1 (2019).
Annabella Avery Thome began acting at an early age to support her family after her father, Delancey Reinaldo “Rey” Thome, died in a traffic accident. Her mother, Tamara Thome, struggled to raise Thome and her three siblings. The American actress made her first appearance in the film in 2003, where she featured in Stuck on You with an uncredited role.
She also appeared in various film and television projects such as Entourage and The O.C. Aside from singing and acting, Bella Thorne is a published writer. The actress supports multiple organizations that provide food, medicine, and education to children in Africa. She has appeared in more than 30 commercials and music videos in the past. BBC recognized her among the 100 Women of 2019.
11. Brie Larson
Date of Birth: October 1, 1989
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California
Movies: Raising Dad (2001-02), Rampart (2011), Digging for Fire (2015), Free Fire (2016), The Marvels (2023)
Brianne Sidonie Desauliniers was homeschooled, allowing her to explore abstract and innovative experiences. The actress appeared in film and television when she portrayed Emily in Raising Dad, the WB sitcom (2001-02). At 11, she began to nurture her interest in music by learning to play guitar. Later she started writing her own songs, self-recorded and uploaded tracks on her website.
The American actress became established in her career, gained recognition and fame, and focused on her other interests, including podcasting and vlogging. She is a gender equality activist and supports sexual assault survivors. Brie Larson has been vocal about Hollywood’s gender pay gap.
12. Charmaine Bingwa
Date of Birth: (November 13, 1985)
Place of Birth: Perth, Western Australia
Movies: The Good Fight (2017), Little Sista (2018), The Good Fight (2021), Emancipation (2022), Trees of Peace (2022)
Charmaine Bingwa is known for her enormous talents. She began as a singer and slowly switched to acting. The Zimbabwean/Australian actress is famous for her role in The Good Fight (2017), where she portrayed Carmen Moyo.
The female actor also made history when she was awarded the Heath Ledger Scholarship. She has starred, written, co-directed, and produced series such as Little Sista (2018)
13. Chloe Grace Moretz
Date of Birth: February 10, 1997
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Movies: Heart of the Beholder (2005), The Poker House (2008), I Love You, Daddy (2016), Shadow in the Cloud (2020), The Addams Family 2 (2021)
Chloe Grace Moretz began acting when she portrayed Violet in the two episodes of The Guardian, a CBS series. In 2005, she played Molly in Heart of the Beholder. The American actress has continued to wow viewers because of her outstanding performance.
Moretz has appeared in several magazines, different haute couture events, and various videos and reports. She actively supports LGBT equality since her two brothers are gay, and she identifies as a feminist.
14. Dakota Fanning
Date of Birth: February 23, 1994
Place of Birth: Conyers, Georgia
Movies: Father Xmas (2001), Hide and Seek (2004), Please Stand By (2017), Viena and the Fantomes (2020), The Equalizer 3 (2023)
Hannah Dakota Fanning and her sister Elle Fanning are actors. The American actress began acting at the Towne Lake Arts Center as a child. At 5, Fanning began acting professionally when she appeared in a Tide television commercial. Acting as a guest role in ER (2000), an NBC primetime drama, remains her favorite role.
With her sister, Fanning starred in an adaptation of The Nightingale (2015), Kristin Hannah’s novel. The sisters also formed a production company, Lewellen Pictures, in March 2021. Throughout her acting career, the actress focuses on portraying women in culture and film.
15. Dominique Thorne
Date of Birth: November 8, 1997
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Movies: If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Judas and the Black Messiah (2021), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
Dominique Thorne began acting when she portrayed Sheila Hunt in If Beale Street Could Talk (2018). Thorne was the main character’s (Fonny Hunt – Stephan James) ill-tempered younger sister in this feature. Prior to this, she starred in various productions while still studying at Professional Performing Arts High School (PPAS). The New York native won a prestigious award, the 2015 US Presidential Scholar in the Arts that the White House Commission appoints.
The actress co-wrote and performed 19th-century gazelle, a piece that highlights her heritage. Dominique Thorne sets to play various roles in the upcoming films and television series.
16. Ella Fanning
Date of Birth: April 9, 1998
Place of Birth: Conyers, Georgia
Movies: I Am Sam (2001), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017), All the Bright Places (2020, producer), The Girl from Plainville (2022, Ex. Producer)
Ella Fanning and her younger sister Dakota Fanning are outstanding actors. She began acting at 3 in the miniseries Taken and later film I Am Sam (2001). At age four, the American actress featured in the comedy Daddy Day Care (2002).
Her excellent performance has earned Fanning nominations such as Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Ella and Dakota Fanning founded Lewellen Pictures and got the First Deal at MRC Television.
17. Emma Roberts
Date of Birth: February 10, 1991
Place of Birth: Rhinebeck, New York
Movies: Blow (2001), The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015), The Hunt (2020), Abandoned (2022), About Fate (2022)
Emma Roberts is the niece of Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, who are both actresses. As a result, the American actor spent her childhood on the sets of Julia Robert’s films. It’s these experiences that nurtured her interest in acting.
At 9, Roberts portrayed Kristina Jung in the film Blow (2001). She also featured in Julia Roberts and family films. However, she started taking mature roles in the 2010s, which helped her to gain recognition. Emma Roberts has appeared in several magazines, including Teen Vogue and Cosmopolitan.
18. Emma Watson
Date of Birth: April 15, 1990
Place of Birth: Paris
Movies: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001), My Week with Marilyn (2011), Noah (2014), Little Women (2019), Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022)
Emma Watson began acting in 1999 after her Oxford theatre teacher recommended and producers got impressed by her confidence. After eight auditions, Watson portrayed Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, released in 2001. Her performance was admirable and stole the show. As a result, she received nominations for five awards for that performance.
In 2005, the American actress started a modeling career for Teen Vogue. Watson adopted sustainable fashion at an early age. Unlike other actresses, she dressed ethically on the Red Carpet and partnered with ethical brands. She is a member of the Kering Board of Directors and chairs the sustainability committee. Emma Watson promotes girls’ education, was appointed UN Women Goodwill ambassador in July 2014, and advocates for gender equality.
19. Frankie Corio
Date of Birth: 2010
Place of Birth: Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland
Movies: Aftersun 2022
Frankie Corio played Sophie, the daughter of Calum, in Aftersun (2022), alongside Paul Mescal. Following an advert searching for tomboyish girls aged 10-12, Corio’s mum sent her photograph to a casting agent. The young girl won the part even though she had not acted before.
Her entire family stayed with her during the two months of filming. The film won a BAFTA, and Corio considers it a very great film. She hopes to continue acting when she grows up because playing another character she is not is fun.
20. Hailee Steinfeld
Date of Birth: December 11, 1996
Place of Birth: Tarzana, California
Movies: She’s a Fox (2009), When Marnie Was There (2014), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019), Hawkeye (2021)
A few of the Haile Steinfeld are actors. Jake Steinfeld is her paternal uncle, Larry Domasin is her maternal great-uncle, and True O’Brien is her maternal first cousin. O’Brien began acting when Steinfeld was eight, inspiring her to join this profession.
At age 10, Steinfeld played Talia Alden in She’s a Fox (2009) as well as in other short films. At 13, she portrayed Mattie Ross in True Grit. Her performance was considered Top 10 of 2010 by Time magazine’s Richard Corliss. Besides acting, Steinfeld is a singer who tells her story and life experience in her own words. In fact, she wants the world to remember her as an artist passionate about art.
She launched Prive Revaux, her eyewear line, and is the brand ambassador for CORE Hydration. Hailee Steinfeld endorses numerous charities, especially organizations that focus on improving the lives of children.
21. Halle Bailey
Date of Birth: March 27, 2000
Place of Birth: Mableton, Georgia
Movies: Last Holiday (2006), Let It Shine (2012), Beyoncé: Lemonade (2016), Why The Sun And The Moon Live In The Sky (2021),
Halle Lynn Bailey and her sister learned how to write songs from their father at ages 8 and 10. The American actress began acting by playing minor roles in Last Holiday (2006). She played in Joyful Noise (2012) and Let It Shine (2012). Apart from acting, she is a composer and plays the guitar.
At an early age, Bailey began listening to Billie Holiday, who significantly influenced her vocals. Her musical influences come from Jazz. Additionally, she makes beaded earrings and necklaces in her free time and sells them on Etsy.
22. HoYeon Jung
Date of Birth: June 23, 1994
Place of Birth: Myeonmok-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Movies: Korea’s Next Top Model (2013), Squid Game (2021)
Jung HoYeon started her modeling classes at 15. In 2010, she began freelance modeling, which involved two years of walking in shows such as Seoul Fashion without an agency. In 2011, the South Korean actress and model auditioned for Korea’s Next Top Model, the OnStyle reality competition series season two. However, she quit and signed with Esteem Models the following year.
She relocated to New York in 2016 to pursue a career overseas. In September 2016, Jung appeared at New York Fashion Week. Because modeling careers are short-lived, she pursued acting. In 2021, she portrayed Kang Sae-byeok in Netflix K-drama Squid Game. She has continued to perform and feature in music videos since then.
23. Hunter Schafer
Date of Birth: December 31, 1998
Place of Birth: Trenton, New Jersey
Movies: Euphoria (2019-present), Belle (2021), Girl in Red (2022), The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Shakes (2023)
Hunter Schafer is an actress, model, and LGBTQ rights activist. She began her activism while in high school. She first protested against the Public Facilities Privacy & Security (HB2) of North Carolina. As a result, she appeared in the Teen Vogue “21 Under 21.”
Further, Schafer has modeled for different companies, including Dior, Gucci, Prada, and other fashion houses. She appeared in Euphoria (2019), an HBO series. Although many praised her for their excellent performance, her name didn’t make it to the Prime Emmy Awards as a transgender actor. Hunter Schafer is an LGBTQ+ activist.
24. Iman Vellani
Date of Birth: August 12, 2002
Place of Birth: Karachi, Pakistan
Movies: Ms. Marvel (2022), The Marvels (2023)
The Pakistani-born Canadian actress began acting when her aunt sent her a casting call, and Vellani submitted a self-tape for a role and audition in Los Angeles. After two screen tests, the actress featured in Ms Marvel (2022), which premiered on Disney+. Her performance earned her widespread praise. Vellani will continue to portray Kamala Khan in The Marvels (2023), a continuation of Ms Marvel.
25. Isabela Merced
Date of Birth: July 10, 2001
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Movies: 100 Things To Do Before High School (2014-2016), Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), Sweet Girl (2021), Rosaline (2022), Father of the Bride (2022)
Isabela Yolanda Moner began acting at a young age by staring in local community theatre and watching movies that featured Judy Garland and Shirley Temple. At 10, Merced and Ricky Martin sang in Spanish during the production of Evita and released an album entitled Stopping Time in September 2015. She portrayed CJ Martin in 100 Things To Do Before High School, a Nickelodeon television series from 2014 to 2016.
On October 14, 2019, Merced declared that she intended to use Isabela Merced as her stage name. She has continued to star in various films and gain recognition.
26. Jennie Ruby Jane
Date of Birth: January 16, 1996
Place of Birth: South Korea
Movies: Solo (2018), Village Survival, the Eight (2018)
Jennie Kim, also Cheongdam-dong Gangnam-gu Seoul, began using Jennie Ruby Jane as her stage name when she started her acting debut in 2022. On April 10, 2012, The YG Entertainment official blog introduced Jennie via a photo titled “Who’s the girl?” This photograph gained much attention online and became the most searched topic under “Mystery Girl”. Jennie appeared in “That XX”, G-Dragon’s music video, as the lead actress on September 1, 2012.
Jennie has continued to co-write songs and feature in several videos. The performances of Lauryn Hill and TLC inspired the singer. Rihanna is also her role model and musical influence. Besides rapping, singing, and writing lyrics, Jennie is an ambassador to Channel Korea and other fashion brands.
Since 2018, Jennie has supported the “Protect Our Family” campaign of Cheongdam Woori Animal Hospital. This organization protects rescued abandoned dogs and pets.
27. Jennifer Lawrence
Date of Birth: August 15, 1990
Place of Birth: Indian Hills, Kentucky
Movies: Garden Party (2008), The Hunger Games (2012), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Dark Phoenix (2019), Don’t Look Up (2021), Causeway (2022)
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence began appearing on television in 2006 when she starred in Company Town, a movie that was never aired and sold. The American actresses appeared in several other television shows, such as Monk (2006) and Medium (2007).
She gained worldwide recognition in 2011 when she appeared in Like Crazy and other movies throughout the years. She identifies herself as a feminist because she supports gender equality. In 2015, Lawrence launched Jennifer Lawrence Foundation to support charities like the Special Olympics and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. She is a founding member of Time’s Up, an organization that protects women against discrimination and harassment.
28. Jessica Henwick
Date of Birth: August 30, 1992
Place of Birth: Surrey, England
Movies: St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold (2009), Newness (2017), Love and Monsters (2020), The Matrix Resurrections (2021), Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)
In June 2009, Jessica Henwick was the first actor of East Asian descent to appear in a British television series when she featured in Spirit Warriors, a BBC show. The English actress made her professional theatre debut in early 2013 when she appeared in Running on the Cracks, based on Julia Donaldson’s book. Henwick has continued to gain fame and star in several movies, including The Matrix Resurrections (2021), The Gray Man (2022), and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022).
Besides acting, Jessica Henwick co-wrote a young adult series Nancy Wu Done It, and Amazon has appeared on Amazon since 2020. She wrote an episode for Moley and Bus Girl, a Xiaomi short film she wrote, starred in, and directed in 2022. She won the Mary Pickford Prize as a female filmmaker.
29. Joey King
Date of Birth: July 30, 1999
Place of Birth: Los Angeles
Movies: Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Quarantine (2008), The Sound and the Fury (2014), The Princess (2022), A Family Affair (2023)
Joey King is an American actress who ventured into the film industry at age 4. She was featured in a commercial for Life Cereal, Kay Jewelers, AT&T, and Eggo. She appeared in Quarantine (2008) and voiced the yellow fur ball Katie in Horton Hears a Who! (2008). She has continued to act and gain recognition for her outstanding performance.
King signed a deal with Hulu, where she will be producing content for its service. Her production company, All The King’s Horses, struck a deal with Netflix in July 2021. Joey King has earned several Golden Globe, Emmy, Critics’ Choice, and SAG awards nominations.
30. Kathryn Newton
Date of Birth: February 8, 1997
Place of Birth: Orlando, Florida
Movies: All My Children (2001-2004), Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019), Freaky (2020),
Kathryn Newton played Colby Marian Chandler in the soap opera All My Children (2001-2004) at age four. She continued to star in short films before locating to Los Angeles, where she attended Notre Dame High School.
In 2019 she played Lucy in the blockbuster Pokémon Detective Pikachu and horror comedy film Freaky (2020). Kathryn Newton has received several awards, including the 30th Young Artists Awards in 2009, the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the 1st Critics Choice Super Awards in 2020. The actress will appear in several movies going into the future.
31. Keyla Monterroso
Date of Birth: 1998
Place of Birth: Hawthorne, California
Movies: Launchpad (2021), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2021), Abbott Elementary (2022), Freeridge (2023
Keyla Monterroso Mejia is an actress and comedian. She portrayed Val Garcia in Launchpad (2021), episode “Growing Fangs”, and continued to have minor roles in various TV shows. The American actress got her first major role when she played Maria Sofia Estrada in Curb Your Enthusiasm (2021) as well as Garcia in Abbott Elementary (2022) second season.
Mejia will take a lead role in Freeridge (2023), where she will play Gloria alongside actors like Ciara Riley Wilson, Bryana Salaz, and Tenzing Norway Trainor.
32. Megan Stalter
Date of Birth: September 15, 1990
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Movies: Star-Crossed: The Film (2021), Tooning Out the News (2020-present), Hacks (2021-present), Problemista (2023)
Megan Stalter is an actress and comedian who began acting in high school. Stalter left Wright State University before graduating to try acting. She relocated to New York and hired a manager. The actress voice Bonnie Davis in Tooning Out the News (2020-present) and Kayla in Hacks (2021-present).
Apart from television roles, the bisexual actress appeared in the feature film Star-Crossed: The Film (2021) as a heist gear driver and as Lili in Problemista (2023)
33. Millie Bobby Brown
Date of Birth: February 19, 2004
Place of Birth: Malaga, Spain
Movies: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013), Intruders (2014), Spheres: Songs of Spacetime (2018), Enola Holmes 2 (2022)
Millie Bobby Brown began acting when she played the role of Young Alice in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013). Brown was a guest star in this ABC fantasy drama series, but in 2014 she portrayed Madison O’Donnell in Intruders, a BBC America paranormal drama thriller series.
Her performance in Stranger Things (2016) earned her critical praise, nominations, and awards. She appeared in this film at age 12. Brown has appeared in commercial advertisements and covers of magazines such as Vogue. The actress was harassed and bullied on Twitter, which made her close her account.
34. Myha’la Herrold
Date of Birth: April 6, 1996
Place of Birth: San Jose, California
Movies: Premature (2019), Modern Love (2019), Industry (2020), Bodies, Bodies, Bodies (2022), Leave the World Behind (2023)
Myha’la Herrold is popular for starring in Premature (2019), where she portrayed Dymond. In Modern Love (2019), she played Tami in the episode “So He Looked Like Dad. It Was Just Dinner, Right? and played the leading role in Industry (2020), where she played Harper Stern. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, the American actress began featuring in films.
The actress is said to act with a lot more confidence, grit, and savvy because she practices her scenes repeatedly. Herrold will continue acting going into the future.
35. Naomi Ackie
Date of Birth: August 22, 1991
Place of Birth: Camden, London
Movies: Doctor Who (2015), Lady Macbeth (2016), Start Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody (2022)
Naomi Ackie appeared first on television when she portrayed Jen in Doctor Who (2015), Episode “Face the Raven”. In 2016 she was featured in Lady Macbeth, which earned her a British Independent Film Award in 2017.
The British actress portrayed Whitney Houston in Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody (2022). She received a lot of praise for her performance.
36. Nicola Peltz
Date of Birth: January 9, 1995
Place of Birth: Westchester County, New York
Movies: Deck the Halls (2006), Bates Motel (2013-2015), Our House (2018), Holidate (2020), Welcome to Chippendales (2022)
Nicola Anne Peltz Beckham is the sister to actor Will Peltz. The American actress appeared on the screen first when she played Mackenzie in Deck the Halls (2006). She appeared as Bradley Martin in the drama-thriller series for A&E Bates Motel (2013).
Adopting a dog earned Peltz and her husband, Brooklyn Beckham, the PETA 2022 award. The couple became Pawsome Adoption Advocates and encouraged fans to foster animals.
37. Olivia Cooke
Date of Birth: December 27, 1993
Place of Birth: Oldham, Greater Manchester
Movies: Blackout (2012), Bates Motel (2013-2017), The Signal (2014), Sound of Metal (2019), Fireheart (2022)
Olivia Kate Cooke began her acting career at eight when she portrayed Maria in Blackout (2012). Beverly Keogh secured her role in Blackout (2012), where she played Christopher Eccleston’s daughter, Meg Demoys. The British actress earned her first American role playing Emma Decody in Bates Motel (2013-2017).
Her first feature film is The Signal (2014), where she played Haley Peterson. She has continued to star in various films, such as Sound of Metal (2019), which premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. Cooke will appear in several films in the future.
38. Olivia Holt
Date of Birth: August 5, 1997
Place of Birth: Germantown, Tennessee
Movies: Kickin’ It (2011-2015), Class Rank (2017), Status Update (2018), Trouble (2019)
Olivia Hastings Holt started by acting in local theater productions. At age 10, she appeared in television commercials for brands such as Mattel, Kidz Bop 14, Hasbro, Littlest Pets Shop, Bratz Dolls, and Girl Gourmet. The actress starred in Kickin’ It (2011-2015), where she played Kim from seasons 1 to 3, and was a special guest in season 4, which had three episodes. Holt was featured in Class Rank (2017) and Status Update (2018).
Holt has recorded several songs, toured various parts of the world, and signed a record deal with Hollywood Records from October 2014 to November 2021. The actress and singer has been the Neutrogena brand ambassador since March 2016.
39. Pom Klementieff
Date of Birth: May 3, 1986
Place of Birth: Quebec City, Quebec
Movies: Oldboy (2013), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2018), Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
Pom Alexandra Klementieff began professional acting when she portrayed Catherine Deneuve in Après lui (2007). In 2013, she appeared in the Hollywood film Oldboy, where she played Haeng-bok. After this film, she relocated to Los Angeles for more Hollywood auditions. The French actress gained recognition and fame worldwide when she joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe and has been appearing in several films.
40. Rachel Sennott
Date of Birth: September 19, 1995
Place of Birth: Simsbury, Connecticut
Movies: Shiva Baby (2018), Call Your Mother (2021), Tahara (2020), Shiva Baby (2020)
Rachel Anne Sennott began her career by acting in student firms, attending and performing comedy at open mic nights. In 2018, she portrayed Danielle in Shiva Baby, a short film, but she switched to Twitter comedy and alt scene and developed her shows.
Sennott starred in Call Your Mother (2021), HBO’s High Maintenance, where she played Jackie Raines. In 2020 she appeared as Hannah Rosen in the film Tahara and Danielle in Shiva Baby.
41. Scarlet Johansson
Date of Birth: November 22, 1984
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York
Movies: Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), He’s Just Not That Into You (2009), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Don Jon (2013), Lucy (2014)
Scarlet Johansson is an award-winning, gorgeous, and highest-paid actress who began acting at eight and has bagged various roles since then. The American actress has been featured severally in Forbes Celebrity 100 list and in other magazines like Time. She started acting professionally at age nine when she appeared in North (1994), a fantasy comedy. After playing several roles as a teenager, Johansson transitioned to adult roles in 2003.
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. In the Girl with a Pearl Earring, she played Griet which received positive reviews and was profitable and in Lost in Translation, which revealed her as the most versatile actress. The actress supports charitable organizations like Cancer Research UK, Aid Still Required, Stand Up To Cancer, and USA Harvest.
42. Selena Gomez
Date of Birth: July 22, 1992
Place of Birth: Grande Prairie, Texas
Movies: Barney & Friends (2002), The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2006), Living Undocumented (2019), 13 Reasons Why (2017-2020)
Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress, singer, producer, and businesswoman who began acting at a young age. Her mother, Mandy Teefey, was a stage actress and watching her prepare stage productions inspired Gomez to act. The actress began by portraying Gianna in Barney & Friends (2002), and after appearing in thirteen episodes of this children’s television series, the show producer removed her because of her age.
Gomez continued acting and singing, where she was described as a pop artist. In 2008 she founded her own production company, July Moon Productions. She started her Dream Out Loud collection, a fashion line, in 2010. The actress has received several nominations and awards throughout her acting.
Further, she became UNICEF ambassador in 2009 at age 17. She has continued to run charity concerts and support campaigns to support childhood education and create awareness about issues associated with raising children.
43. Simona Tabasco
Date of Birth: April 5, 1994
Place of Birth: Naples, Italy
Movies: Fuoriclasses (2014-2015)
Simona Tobasco is popular for portraying Lucia in The White Lotus (2021) season II. The Italian actress began acting when featured in short films. She portrayed Aida Merlissi in Fuoriclasses (2014-2015). Tabasco made her international appearance when she appeared in The White Lotus. Her performance as Lucia received a lot of praise.
Along with the cast of this film, she won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. In March 2023, Simona Tabasco appeared on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.
44. Stephanie Hsu
Date of Birth: November 25, 1990
Place of Birth: Torrance, California
Movies: Girl Code (2013-2015), The Path (2016-2018), Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022), Joy Ride (2023), Shortcomings (2023)
Stephanie Ann Hsu pursued theater in two institutions before regularly appearing in comedy series. She appeared in Girl Code (2013-2015) and as Joy Armstrong in The Path (2016-2018). Her performance in Be More Chill (2015-2019), where she played Christine Canigula, earned her Drama Desk Award and Lucille Lortel nominations.
Further, Hsu received several awards for a role as Joy Wang in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022). Stephanie Hsu has received several nominations and awards.
45. Storm Reid
Date of Birth: July 1, 2013
Place of Birth: Atlanta Georgia
Movies: Across To Bear (2012), 12 Years a Slave (2013),
Storm Reid began acting when she was featured in Across To Bear (2012). Indeed, her appearance in 12 Years a Slave (2013) as Emily earned her critical acclaim. Further, her role in A Wrinkle in Time (2017), where she portrayed Meg Murry, earned her NAACP Image Award and Teen Choice Award nominations. The American actress continues to appear in films such as Missing (2023) and The Nun 2 (2023).
46. Talia Ryder
Date of Birth: August 16, 2002
Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York
Movies: Broadway Kids Against Bullying: I Have a Voice (2016)
Talia Ryder began acting when she was 12, following her family visit to see Matilda the Musical. Ryder and her sister auditioned for the show where she was picked to play Hortensia. Her sister Mimi is a musical actress with Matilda the Musical.
In 2016, the American actress appeared on Broadway Kids Against Bullying: I Have a Voice (2016). Ryder has also appeared in the Netflix movie Do Revenge (2022) as Gabbi Broussard and is expected to star as Joy Womack in an upcoming film Joika.
47. Tamara Lawrance
Date of Birth: 1994
Place of Birth: Wembley, London
Movies: Undercover (2016), Twelfth Night (2017), King Charles III (2017), Kindred (2020), The Silent Twins (2022)
Tamara Naomi Lawrance earned recognition for her performances in King Charles III (2017). She also played Viola in Twelfth Night (2017), a role that earned her earned the Ian Charleson Award. Before appearing in feature movies, Lawrance started acting at 6. During the Shakespeare School Festival, she played in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth.
In 2016, Lawrence was featured in Undercover, where she portrayed Clem alongside Adrian Lester and Sophie Okonedo. She has starred and co-starred in various films.
48. Yasmin Finney
Date of Birth: August 30, 2003
Place of Birth: Manchester
Movies: Heartstopper (2022-present), Doctor Who (2023),
Yasmin Finney began acting by participating in different local theater productions, such as Sackville Theater for the University of Manchester. She also gained a following by sharing her experiences on TikTok.
In 2021, she portrayed Kelsa in Anything’s Possible, a Billy Porter film. However, Eva Reign replaced her when she couldn’t get United States work visa due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. In 2022, it was announced Finney would portray Rose, a transgender, just like her in Doctor Who (2023). The British actress starred in upcoming films and has various accolades, including the Soho House and Rose d’Or Awards in 2022.
49. Zazie Beetz
Date of Birth: June 1, 1991
Place of Birth: Berlin
Movies: Applesauce (2015), Easy (2016), Atlanta (2016), Nine Days (2020), Bullet Train (2022)
Zazie Olivia Beetz was named after Zazie in The Metro, a Raymond Queneau novel. She began acting by performing on local stages and community theaters. After acting in short film projects, Beetz was featured in Applesauce (2015) and continued to play adult roles in various films.
The German-born American actress rose to fame by portraying Vanessa alongside Donald Glover in Atlanta (2016), a comedy-drama series, and Noelle in Easy (2016), a Netflix anthology series. Beetz was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Date of Birth: September 1, 1996
Place of Birth: Oakland, California
Movies: Shake It Up (2010-2013), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Euphoria (2019-present), Dune (2021), Is That Black Enough for You? (2022)
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is a singer and actress who starts as a model and backup dancer. She appeared in Shake It Up (2010-2013) and K.C. Undercover (2015-2018). Zendaya became the youngest actor to receive Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series following her successful performance in Euphoria (2019-present). She portrayed Rue Bennett, a teenager struggling with drug addiction.
Zendaya released the singles Swag It Out and Watch Me in 2011. The American actress has continued to thrive in film, singing, and fashion. In 2108, Net-a-Porter ranked her the best-dressed woman. She also won an award for promoting diversity and inclusion in fashion and film in October 2020.
Zendaya supports numerous charities and causes. She supports campaigns supporting victims of natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, where she became Conoy of Hope’s ambassador in 2012. She raised funds during her 18th birthday to help Feed Hungry Children through feedONE in countries like Tanzania, Haiti, and the Philippines. Additionally, she supports campaigns for women empowerment initiatives, creates awareness about and access to HIV/AIDS treatment, and awareness about marginalized communities. Zendaya supports the Black Lives Matter movement, America Heart Association, and Children Mending Hearts.