Actors to watchby ekowdaniels | created - 21 Jan 2018 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
Actor | Back to the Future Part III
Tom Wilson is a creative artist whose professional career has explored almost every imaginable artistic discipline, blending them into a unique and very individual declaration of a life in the arts. A man of fervent but private faith his whole life, the last few years have been interesting, with ...
Actor | Back to the Future
While he's never been a typical leading man, Crispin Glover has distinguished himself as one of the most intriguing personalities in the movie business. His unusual characters and personal projects have inspired a cult-like following that has dubbed him both madman and genius.
The son of actress and...
5. Andy Serkis
Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes
English film actor, director and author Andy Serkis is known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), ...
6. Olivia Cooke
Actress | Ready Player One
Olivia Cooke was born and raised in Oldham, a former textile manufacturing town in Greater Manchester, North West England. She comes from a family of non-actors; her father, John, is a retired police officer, and her mother is a sales representative. Cooke attended Royton and Crompton Secondary ...
7. Maggie Siff
Actress | Push
Maggie Siff (born June 21, 1974) is an American actress. Her television roles have included department store heiress Rachel Menken Katz on the AMC drama Mad Men, Tara Knowles on the FX drama Sons of Anarchy, and psychiatrist Wendy Rhoades on the Showtime series Billions. She has had roles in the ...
8. Damian Lewis
Actor | Band of Brothers
Damian Lewis was born on February 11, 1971, in St. John's Wood, London, England, to Charlotte Mary (Bowater), from an upper-class background, and J. Watcyn Lewis, a city broker whose own parents were Welsh. He was raised on Abbey Road in London until the age of 8 with his siblings Gareth, William, ...
11. Ben Foster
Actor | Hell or High Water
Ben Foster was born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gillian Kirwan and Steven Foster, restaurant owners. His younger brother is actor Jon Foster. His paternal grandparents were from Russian Jewish families that immigrated to Massachusetts (his grandfather became a prominent judge in ...
13. Taylour Paige
Actress | Jean of the Joneses
Taylour Paige was born and raised in Inglewood, California. Paige started her career at a young age training at the Westside Ballet Academy, and spent two summers at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC. In 2001, she became a student of the choreographer, director, executive producer, and ...
14. Adjoa Andoh
Actress | Invictus
Adjoa Andoh was born on January 14, 1963 in Bristol, England as Adjoa Aiboom Helen Andoh. She is an actress and writer, known for Invictus (2009), National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (2016) and Horizon Zero Dawn (2017). She has been married to Howard Cunnell since March 2001. They have ...
Actor | The Matrix
One of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers and the recipient of a truckload of NAACP Image awards, Laurence John Fishburne III was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell (Crawford), a teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer.
17. Garret Dillahunt
Actor | 12 Years a Slave
Garret studied journalism at the University of Washington and received an MFA from New York University's Graduate Acting Program. He performed on and off Broadway and in theaters around the country before he also began pursuing film and television roles. A self described workaholic, he enjoys a ...
18. Rami Malek
Actor | Bohemian Rhapsody
Rami Said Malek (born May 12, 1981) is an American actor. He won a Critics' Choice Award and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his lead role as Elliot Alderson in the USA Network television series Mr. Robot. He also received Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors ...
20. Numan Acar
Actor | Homeland
Numan Acar is a Turkish-born German actor, film producer, writer and director. Acar was born in Kozoglu, Kelkit District, and lived until his eighth year in Erzincan in Turkey. In 1982, he emigrated to Germany where he become a civil engineer. After completion of his studies he started an acting ...
22. Jimmy Jean-Louis
Actor | Hollywood Homicide
Jimmy Jean-Louis led a simple Life in the slums of Haiti until the age of 12, when he moved to Paris.
Jimmy worked for 3 years in a musical theater in Spain "La Belle Époque" before embarking on a successful modeling career in France, Spain, Italy, South Africa and England.
He moved to Los Angeles in...
23. Claire Foy
Actress | First Man
Claire Elizabeth Foy (born 16 April 1984) is an English actress. She studied acting at the Liverpool John Moores University and the Oxford School of Drama and made her screen debut in the pilot of the supernatural comedy series Being Human, in 2008. Following her professional stage debut at the ...
24. Adeel Akhtar
Actor | Four Lions
Adeel was born in London on 18th September 1980 to a Pakistani father and a Kenyan mother and attended Cheltenham College throughout the 1990s. His father was keen for him to become a lawyer and he obtained a law degree but was more interested in acting and studied at the Actors' Studio in New York...
25. Neil Maskell
Actor | Kill List
Neil Maskell was born in 1976. From the age of eleven he attended the Anna Scher acting school in Islington in his native London and later studied at the Miskin Theatre at the North West Kent College,subsequently returning there as a director. He began acting as a teenager,making his television ...
26. Paul Ready
Actor | The Terror
Paul Ready is a British actor. He is known principally for his work on stage, but he has also appeared in television, radio and films. He received a commendation at the 2003 Ian Charleson Awards. In 2018, he played the role of Rob MacDonald in the BBC television series Bodyguard.
Ready was born in ...
27. Matt Nable
Actor | Riddick
Matthew "Matty" Nable is a former Rugby League footballer turned actor. After playing in the Winfield Cup Premiership for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and South Sydney Rabbitohs during the 1990s, he wrote and starred in the rugby league-centered drama The Final Winter in 2007. He is a good friend...
28. 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...
30. Ed Begley
Actor | 12 Angry Men
Charismatic character star Edward James Begley was born in Hartford, Connecticut of Irish parents and educated at St.Patrick's school. His interest in acting first surfaced at the age of nine, when he performed amateur theatricals at the Hartford Globe Theatre. Determined to make his own way, he ...
Actor | Sorry to Bother You
Lakeith Lee Stanfield is an actor and rapper from Victorville, CA. At the age of 15, Lakeith attended the John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center in Orange County. A few years later, he auditioned for Destin Cretton's then college thesis film Short Term 12 (2008). Later, the newer version of ...
33. Lars Mikkelsen
Actor | Headhunter
Lars was born in Gladsaxe near Copenhagen, Denmark as the first child of Bente Christiansen, an occupational health nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a bank clerk. Lars grew up in Copenhagen, where about one and a half years after him brother Mads was born, who's also an actor now. At first the family ...
34. Kirk Acevedo
Actor | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Born and raised in the Bronx, and spent most of his formative years hanging out in New York City, Kirk Acevedo, who is of Puerto Rican descent, received his BFA from SUNY Purchase and founded a theater company called The Rorschach Group. After guest-starring on several television shows like New ...
35. Ray McKinnon
Writer | Rectify
Ray McKinnon is a writer, actor, director and producer. He served from 2012 through 2016 as creator, showrunner, writer and director of the Peabody Award winning, Sundance TV series, "Rectify."
As an actor, McKinnon has created a canon of unforgettable, offbeat and richly textured characters. In a ...
36. Eddie Marsan
Actor | Happy-Go-Lucky
Eddie Marsan was born in Stepney, East London, to a lorry driver father and a school employee mother, and raised in Bethnal Green. He served an apprenticeship as a printer before becoming an actor twenty years ago. During this time he has worked with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, ...
37. David Nzinga
Actor | Måste gitt
David Nzinga is born in Angola but raised in Sweden. He is a visionary in the Swedish film industry and founder of the production company DNZ pictures.
He is currently working at Sweden's National Theatre for Children and young people - UNGA KLARA ON TOUR 2019. The tour includes international ...
38. Ben Whishaw
Actor | Cloud Atlas
Proclaimed by many critics as one of the best young actors of his generation, Benjamin John Whishaw was born in Clifton, Bedfordshire, to Linda (Hope), who works in cosmetics, and Jose Whishaw, who works in information technology. He has a twin brother, James. He is of French, German, Russian (...
41. Sarah Nicklin
Actress | Missing William
Sarah Nicklin is an American actress and producer. Known for her girl next door sensibility and strong emotional range, Nicklin first gained prominence in 2009 in the independent film scene as the vigilante nun in the action comedy Nun of That (2009), and then as the protective and damaged Delilah ...
42. Dustin Hoffman
Actor | Rain Man
Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, ...
43. Joey Ansah
Actor | The Bourne Ultimatum
Joey Ansah was born in 1982 in Hammersmith, London, England, 2nd in line to an older brother, Ryan, 3 years his senior. He is of mixed ethnicity, with his mother Nicola, originating from Plymouth, Devon, England and his father Kofi, originally from Ghana, west Africa. Joey grew up and spent the ...
44. Tracey Ullman
Actress | The Tracey Ullman Show
Tracey Ullman (born Trace Ullman) is a multiple award-winning television, stage and film actress who performs as a comedian, singer, dancer, as well as works as a screenwriter, producer, director, author, and businesswoman. She holds dual British and American citizenship.
Ullman's early appearances ...
45. Jason Forbes
Actor | Pompidou
Jason Forbes is a British actor, writer and comedian best known for the CITV series Horrible Science (2015), for playing PC Peasey in the The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm (2014) movies on BBC One, and as a member of the award-winning sketch trio 'Daphne'.
He is co-creator, star and ...
46. Rowan Atkinson
Actor | Johnny English
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January, 1955, in Consett, Co. Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. His father owned a farm, where Rowan grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney. He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees ...
47. Lashana Lynch
Actress | Brotherhood
Lashana Lynch (born 27 November 1987) is a British actress. She plays the leading role of Rosaline in the ABC period drama series Still Star-Crossed.
Lynch is a graduate of the BA Acting course at ArtsEd drama school in London. She made her film debut in the 2011 drama film Fast Girls. She later ...
49. Dominique Tipper
Actress | The Expanse
Dominique Tipper, who performs as a singer under the name Miss Tipper, is a British actress, singer-songwriter and dancer from Limehouse, East London who plays engineer Naomi Nagata in the science fiction television series The Expanse. She is of British and Dominican origin.
Until 2012, Tipper ...
50. John Magaro
Actor | The Big Short
John Robert Magaro was born in 1983 in Akron, Ohio, to Wendy and James Magaro, and was raised in the local suburb Munroe Falls. He began appearing in local theatre productions in and around Cleveland and Akron.
In film, Magaro has starred in Paramount's Overlord (2018), directed by Julius Avery. He ...
52. Doc Brown
Actor | Drunk History: UK
Doc Brown is the stage name of Ben Bailey Smith, the younger brother of novelist Zadie Smith. He was born in December 1977 to Jamaican and English parentage and began his professional career as a rapper. Following the release of his short film 'Blighty' he moved into the realm of stand-up comedy, ...
54. Chris Browning
Actor | Bright
Tall and imposing, Nevada native Chris Browning initially intended to be a screenwriter but enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles without realizing it was a school for actors only. Taking to the craft, Browning received one of his first parts in a Dr. Pepper commercial ...
Actor | True Detective
Ólafur Darri was born in Connecticut, USA in 1973. He has lived in Iceland for most of his life and works full time as an actor. He does a lot of theatre work as well as films and he is one of the founders of the Vesturport theatre company, which has performed around the world.
57. Amit Shah
Actor | The Hundred-Foot Journey
Amit Shah was born in North London in 1981. His parents were originally from Kenya and grandparents from Gujarat in India. His father is an accountant and mother a health-food shop manageress.
He had never acted until he was cast as the lead in his school play at the age of 16.
Amit went on to ...
59. Joseph Mawle
Actor | Game of Thrones
Joseph Daniel Turner Mawle (born 21 March 1974) is an English actor. Mawle is best known for his roles as Benjen Stark in Game of Thrones, Detective Inspector Jedediah Shine in Ripper Street, Firebrace in Birdsong, Jesus Christ in The Passion and Odysseus in Troy: Fall of a City.
Mawle was born in ...
60. Suzi Quatro
Soundtrack | Van Wilder
Born in Detroit and grew up in the nearby suburb of Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Moved to England to pursue music career. Had tremendous success as a rock singer in Britain and worldwide, but only managed one hit in her native America. Was reportedly asked to audition for the part of Happy Days (1974)'...
61. Mahershala Ali
Actor | House of Cards
Mahershala Ali is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater.
This past fall, Ali wrapped A24's Brad Pitt and Adele Romanski produced independent feature film, ...
62. Olivia Colman
Actress | The Favourite
Olivia Colman was born on January 30, 1974 in Norwich, Norfolk, England as Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman. She is an actress, known for The Favourite (2018), Tyrannosaur (2011) and The Lobster (2015). She has been married to Ed Sinclair since August 2001. They have three children.