Actors to Watch

by riverlizzie | created - 22 Mar 2018 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

1. Naveen Andrews

Actor | Planet Terror

Born Naveen William Sidney Andrews in London on January 17, 1969. His parents were both Indian immigrants from Kerala, India. In high school, he auditioned for drama school and was accepted at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Two of his classmates were Ewan McGregor and David Thewlis. ...

2. Beatrice White

Actress | National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Beatrice White is an actress, known for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2018) and The Child in Time (2017).

3. Mozhan Marnò

Actress | The Blacklist

Marnò was born in Los Angeles, and went to boarding school at Phillips Academy, in Andover, Massachusetts. She then received a BA in Comparative Literature from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MFA in Acting at the Yale School of Drama. She has received additional training at the Guthrie...

4. Sorcha Cusack

Actress | Snatch

Sorcha Cusack was born on April 9, 1949 in Dublin, Ireland. She is an actress, known for Snatch (2000), Father Brown (2013) and Jane Eyre (1973). She is married to Nigel Cooke. They have two children.

5. Mandy Patinkin

Actor | Homeland

Mandy Patinkin was born Mandel Bruce Patinkin in Chicago, Illinois, to Doris "Doralee" (Sinton), a homemaker and cookbook writer, and Lester Patinkin, who operated two scrap metal plants. He is of Russian Jewish and Latvian Jewish descent. Growing up, he began singing in synagogue choirs at the age...

6. Jacob Latimore

Actor | Detroit

Hailed by Variety, Indiewire and The Wrap as an exciting breakout star, Jacob Latimore is quickly emerging as one of the most talented and versatile actors of his generation.

Recently Latimore drew strong critical acclaim for his star turn as Bo in 2016 Sundance Film Festival favorite SLEIGHT, ...

7. Alicia Vikander

Actress | Ex Machina

Alicia Vikander is a Swedish actress, dancer and producer. She was born and raised in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Maria Fahl-Vikander, an actress of stage and screen, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. Through her mother, she is one quarter Finnish, and had a maternal great aunt ...

8. Michele Weaver

Actress | Love Is_

Michele Weaver works in all four categories of theater, commercial, film and television. She first got noticed starring in the two short films Diana Leigh (1960s musical) and Daughters of Eve ( Civil War Drama, AFI). She has played Dorothy Dandridge in The Nicolas Brothers Tribute and Marylin "A ...

9. John Light

Actor | Albert Nobbs

John Light was born on September 30, 1973 in Birmingham, England. He is an actor, known for Albert Nobbs (2011) and Love in a Cold Climate (2001). He was previously married to Neve Campbell.

10. Tyler Dean Flores

Actor | Reefa

From his debut role in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," to portraying the true story of a young Miami-based artist killed by police, Puerto Rican-American actor Tyler Dean Flores has proved that from blockbuster hits to gritty indie darlings, he can do it all.

This year, Tyler will star ...

11. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Actor | Farming

Born and raised in London, England, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje began his career as a model in Milan. He graduated with a masters degree in Law from London's prestigious Kings College, before moving to Los Angeles to make the transition to acting. Fluent in several languages, including English, ...

12. David Haydn-Jones

Actor | Supernatural

From his seemingly inauspicious beginnings in his hometown of Kyle, Saskatchewan to the glittering hustle and bustle of Los Angeles where David Haydn-Jones now resides, this versatile actor has never lost his old-fashioned values or hard-working ethics.

Reared in a household which he describes as "...

13. Dolores Drake

Actress | The Professor

Dolores Drake is an actress, known for The Professor (2018), Trixie (2000) and Say It Isn't So (2001).

14. Mark Deklin

Actor | Designated Survivor

A critically-acclaimed actor and fight director, Mark has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at regional theaters across the country in addition to his work in film and television. He holds an MFA from the University of Washington's PATP conservatory, as well as a BA from Penn State University (...

15. Zeeko Zaki

Actor | Allegiant

Zeeko Zaki was born on January 18, 1990 in Alexandria, Egypt. He is an actor and producer, known for Allegiant (2016), Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018) and Stuck in Love. (2012).

16. Noah Mills

Actor | Sex and the City 2

Noah Mills is an actor born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He then moved to the United States where he was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Noah started his career has a model while transitioning into acting. In 2017 he starred on the NBC Drama 'The Brave' as 'Joseph 'McG' McGuire' and can next been ...

17. Megan Hilty

Actress | Smash

Megan Hilty was born on March 29, 1981 in Bellevue, Washington, USA as Megan Kathleen Hilty. She is an actress and producer, known for Smash (2012), Secret of the Wings (2012) and BrainDead (2016). She has been married to Brian Gallagher since November 2, 2013. They have two children.

18. Jonathan Scarfe

Actor | The Equalizer 2

Jonathan Scarfe was born on December 16, 1975 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Jonathan J. Scarfe. He is an actor and producer, known for The Equalizer 2 (2018), Van Helsing (2016) and Hell on Wheels (2011). He has been married to Suki Kaiser since August 30, 1998. They have two children.

19. Michael Greyeyes

Actor | Wild Indian

Michael Greyeyes is an actor, director, scholar and founding artistic director of Signal Theatre. He is Nêhiyaw (Plains Cree) from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada. His film work includes the role of Traylor in "Blood Quantum," (Elevation Pictures/ Shudder Original), written and ...

20. Ray Fisher

Actor | Zack Snyder's Justice League

Ray Fisher is an American stage actor, best known for his role in the comedy The Good, the Bad and the Confused. On April 24, 2014, it was announced that Fisher will portray the superhero Victor Stone/Cyborg in the upcoming film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. and is expected to reprise his ...

21. Carlos Bernard

Actor | The Lincoln Lawyer

Carlos Bernard is the son of a Spanish painter and spent most of his formative years in Mexico City and Chicago. He attended New Trier High School and majored in Fine Art at Illinois State University. It was after college that Carlos began his acting career - performing at such Chicago theaters as ...

22. Adam Rayner

Actor | Tyrant

Adam Rayner was born in Shrewsbury, England but grew up near Norwich in Norfolk. Having an American mother and a British father means he has dual nationality, and the family lived in the United States when he was a child, albeit briefly, before returning to East Anglia. He attended Durham ...

23. Alex Tarrant

Actor | 800 Words

Alex Tarrant is an actor, known for 800 Words (2015), Tatau (2015) and Night Raiders (2021).

24. Thomas Howes

Actor | Downton Abbey

Thomas Howes was born in 1986 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. He is an actor and composer, known for Downton Abbey (2010), Anna Karenina (2012) and Dark Angel (2016).

25. Samuel Anderson

Actor | The History Boys

Samuel Anderson was born in 1984 in England. He is an actor and producer, known for The History Boys (2006), The Lady in the Van (2015) and Gunpowder Milkshake (2021).

26. Simona Brown

Actress | Behind Her Eyes

Simona Brown is an actress, known for Behind Her Eyes (2021), The Little Drummer Girl (2018) and Kiss Me First (2018).

27. Alexander Koch

Actor | Under the Dome

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Koch was heavily involved in both local community and high-school theater productions. He attended the Theatre School at DePaul University.

Alexander Koch made his acting film debut as "Frank" in Eddie O'Keefe's independent short film The Ghosts. The film ...

28. Rob Yang

Actor | Succession

Rob Yang is known for his work on Succession (2018), The Americans (2013) and Living with Yourself (2019).

29. Clémence Poésy

Actress | In Bruges

Clémence Poésy was born Clémence Guichard in Paris in 1982. She took her mother's maiden name, Poésy, as her stage name. She attended an alternative school for most of her education, but spent her last year at L'École alsacienne.

She trained at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique",...

30. Connor Crawford

Actor | Glitch

Connor Crawford is an actor, known for Glitch (2015), Winners & Losers (2011) and The Doctor Blake Mysteries (2013).

31. Jacob Gibson

Actor | One Piece

Jacob Gibson is an actor, known for One Piece, Blairsden and Grey's Anatomy (2005).

32. William Ash

Actor | Hush

William Ash was born on January 13, 1977 in Chadderton, Lancashire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Hush (2008), Mad About Mambo (2000) and Making Out (1989).

33. Matt Jones

Actor | Bob Hearts Abishola

Matt Jones was born on November 1, 1981 in Sacramento, California, USA as Matthew Lee Jones. He is an actor and director, known for Bob Hearts Abishola (2019), Mom (2013) and El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019). He has been married to Kristen Hager since December 21, 2020. He was previously ...

34. Zachary Levi

Actor | Shazam!

The middle child between two sisters, Zachary Levi was born as Zachary Levi Pugh on September 29, 1980 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Susan (Hoctor) and Darrell Alton Pugh. He uses his middle name as his stage surname because his birth name, "Pugh", which is of Welsh origin, sounds too much like "...

35. Gina Yashere

Actress | Bob Hearts Abishola

This dynamic young comedienne hailing from London via Nigeria has taken the comedy world by storm since her debut. In a few short years, she has become one of the most sought after comics in the country, making numerous appearances on Television, radio and the big screen.

This former lift engineer's...

36. Cole Sprouse

Actor | Riverdale

Cole Mitchell Sprouse was born in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse, and was raised in Long Beach, in their native California. Cole began his acting career alongside his identical twin brother at the tender age of six months. From 1993 to 1998 the ...

37. Kellan Lutz

Actor | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Actor and model Kellan Lutz was born in Dickinson, North Dakota, to Karla (Theesfeld) and Bradley Lutz. He has six brothers and a sister, and is of German, as well as smaller amounts of English, Swedish, and Dutch, descent. As a child, his family moved around, and he grew up in North Dakota, the ...

38. Enver Gjokaj

Actor | The Avengers

Enver Leif Gjokaj is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles as Victor in Joss Whedon's science fiction television series Dollhouse and as Agent Daniel Sousa on Agent Carter (2015). Gjokaj was born in Orange County, California. His father is Albanian, and his mother is ...

39. Lenora Crichlow

Actress | Fast Girls

Lenora Crichlow was born on January 4, 1985 in Westminster, London, England as Lenora Isabella Crichlow. She is an actress, known for Fast Girls (2012), Sugar Rush (2005) and Being Human (2008).

40. Valentina Acca

Actress | L'amica geniale

Valentina Acca is an actress, known for My Brilliant Friend (2018), Querido Fidel (2021) and The Dark Sea (2006).

41. Gaia Girace

Actress | L'amica geniale

Gaia Girace is an actress, known for My Brilliant Friend (2018), Luna Park (2020) and A Future Together (2021).

42. 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...

43. Roger Cross

Actor | Coroner

Roger Cross was born on October 19, 1969 in Christiana, Jamaica. He is an actor, known for Coroner (2019), Continuum (2012) and Dark Matter (2015).

44. Tracy Spiridakos

Actress | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Tracy spent part of her childhood in her parents' homeland, Greece, before the Spiridakos family returned to Canada to open a Greek restaurant. She worked there until moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, a center of Canadian film and television production, to ...

45. Leonard Roberts

Actor | Drumline

Leonard Roberts was born on November 17, 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor, known for Drumline (2002), American Sniper (2014) and Savages (2012).

46. Ella Purnell

Actress | Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ella Purnell was born in London, U.K. She is best known for her roles in Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (2016), in BBC One's Ordeal By Innocence (2017) and Starz' Sweetbitter (2017), in which she plays the series lead role of Tess in the adaptation of Stephanie Danler's ...

47. Adam Rodriguez

Actor | CSI: Miami

Adam Rodriguez, best known for his role as Eric Delko on the internationally acclaimed CBS crime drama, CSI: Miami (2002) was just cast as 'Cookies' love interest on Fox's record-breaking series Empire (2015). Adam stars opposite Channing Tatum in the Warner Brothers feature film Magic Mike XXL (...

48. Daniel Zovatto

Actor | Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

Daniel Zovatto is a Costa Rican actor. Born 28 June, 1991 in San José, Costa Rica, Zovatto moved to New York City, initially pursuing a career in theater. He was later cast in the short film The Return (2012). He then moved to Los Angeles, where he made his feature film debut in the horror movie ...

49. Boris Van Severen

Actor | Ben X

Boris Van Severen is an actor, known for Ben X (2007), In Flanders Field (2014) and De 16 (2016).

50. Tom Mison

Actor | Sleepy Hollow

English actor Tom Mison has established himself in the world of theater through his roles in Andrew Bovell's When the Rain Stops Falling at the Almeida Theatre, and Posh by Laura Wade at the Royal Court Theatre. Mison trained at the Webber-Douglas Academy and is also a writer who has penned for ...

51. Christian Hillborg

Actor | The Last Kingdom

Christian Hillborg was born on March 16, 1978 in Stockholm, Sweden as Leif Christian Hillborg. Christian is an actor and director, known for The Last Kingdom (2015), The Bridge (2011) and Fleabag (2016).

52. Sushant Singh Rajput

Actor | Dil Bechara

Sushant Singh Rajput was born on January 21, 1986 in Purnia, Bihar to K. K. Singh and Usha Singh. He has 4 sisters (i.e. Neetu, Meetu, Priyanka & Shweta). He was an Indian television & film actor, dancer and entrepreneur. He became a household name after playing the role of Manav in the TV series, ...

53. Cristián de la Fuente

Actor | Basic

Cristián de la Fuente was born on March 10, 1974 in Santiago, Chile. He is an actor and producer, known for Basic (2003), Driven (2001) and In Plain Sight (2008). He has been married to Angelica Castro since January 5, 2002. They have one child.

54. Shalim Ortiz

Actor | Grand Hotel

Shalim Ortiz is a Puerto Rican artist that has been one of the few Latino actors of his generation to successfully establish himself both in the English and Spanish markets. Working throughout the arts, Shalim has received critical acclaim in acting (television & film), theatre & as a recording ...

55. Colin Lawrence

Actor | Virgin River

Colin Lawrence was born on September 7, 1970 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Virgin River (2019), Riverdale (2017) and iZombie (2015). He has been married to Lucia Walters since September 18, 1999. They have one child.

56. Kiefer O'Reilly

Actor | Legends of Tomorrow

BIO Kiefer O'Reilly was born in June 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia. His talent comes through his love of performing and entertaining others. After starting his career at three years old, working on When Calls the Heart as Ephraim Noonan, Kiefer has grown into an extremely successful working ...

57. Andrew Scott

Actor | Spectre

Andrew Scott was born in Dublin, Ireland, the middle child with two sisters, Sarah and Hannah. His parents, Jim and Nora, sent him to a private Catholic school for boys. He did a little acting as a child when he was in a couple of commercials on Irish TV. At 17 he was chosen to star in his first ...

58. Adam Nagaitis

Actor | The Terror

Adam Nagaitis was born and raised in Chorley, Lancashire. At the age of 19, Adam left the UK to study acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York. Following this, Adam returned to the UK to study at RADA. Out of RADA, Adam was offered a role in Yann Demanges' first feature film, the ...

59. Wolé Parks

Actor | Premium Rush

Wolé Parks was born on July 27, 1982 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Premium Rush (2012), Virtually (2019) and As the World Turns (1956).

60. Himesh Patel

Actor | Yesterday

Himesh Patel was born on October 13, 1990 in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England as Himesh Jitendra Patel. He is an actor and writer, known for Yesterday (2019), Tenet (2020) and The Aeronauts (2019).

61. Manu Bennett

Actor | 30 Days of Night

"Shall We Begin!", the battlecry of The undefeated Gaul Crixus first bought Manu Bennett's voice & acting career to international attention. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011) spoke a universal language that slowly but surely captured a massive audience. The the show lost lead actor Andy Whitfield...

62. Rochelle Neil

Terminator: Dark Fate

Rochelle Neil is an actress, known for Terminator: Dark Fate (2019), The Nevers (2021) and Das Boot (2018).

63. Zackary Momoh

Actor | Seven Seconds

Zackary Momoh is an actor and producer, known for Seven Seconds (2018), Harriet (2019) and Doctor Sleep (2019).

64. Adam Swain

Actor | The Hardy Boys

Adam Swain is an actor, known for The Hardy Boys (2020), The Man in the High Castle (2015) and A Million Little Things (2018).

65. Will Yun Lee

Actor | Altered Carbon

Will Yun Lee was born in Arlington, Virginia, to Jung Ja Lee and Soo Won Lee, who had recently emigrated from Korea. He was raised by both immediate and extended family and moved often, exposed to life on the tough Bronx streets and idyllic Hawaiian beaches. By his teens he was living in the San ...

66. Trevante Rhodes

Actor | Moonlight

Trevante Rhodes was born on February 10, 1990 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, USA as Trevante Nemour Rhodes. He is an actor, known for Moonlight (2016), The Predator (2018) and Bird Box (2018).

67. David Warshofsky

Actor | Running Scared

David was born David Warner in Letterman Army Hospital on the Presidio of San Francisco, CA to MAJ Phillip Warner and Gerry Lee Godley. His grandfather, EJ Warshofsky had immigrated from Kyiv, Ukraine (the Russian Empire) in 1908. He changed his last name professionally back to the original, ...

68. Ser'Darius Blain

Actor | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Ser'Darius Blain was born on March 10, 1987 in the USA as Ser'Darius William Blain. He is an actor and director, known for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), The Big Leap (2021) and The Last Full Measure (2019).



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