Sundance: Special Jury Prize - Performances and Ensembles

by KSTLeo | created - 18 Sep 2014 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

1. Rhianne Barreto

Actress | Share

Rhianne Barreto is an actress, known for Share (2019) and Hanna (2019).

Acting - Share

2. Krystyna Janda

Actress | Przesluchanie

Krystyna Janda was born on December 18, 1952 in Starachowice, Swietokrzyskie, Poland. She is an actress and director, known for Interrogation (1989), Pestka (1995) and A Few People, a Little Time (2005). She was previously married to Edward Klosinski and Andrzej Seweryn.

Acting - Dolce Fine Giornata

3. Valeria Bertuccelli

Actress | La reina del miedo

Valeria Bertuccelli was born on November 30, 1969 in San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Mónica Valeria Bertuccelli. She is an actress, known for The Queen of Fear (2018), XXY (2007) and Mientras tanto (2006). She has been married to Vicentico since 1994. They have two children.

Acting - The queen of fear (La reina del miedo)

Acting - Blaze

5. Mason Lee

Actor | The Hangover Part II

Mason Lee was born on May 30, 1990 in the USA as Mason Chun Lee. He is an actor, known for The Hangover Part II (2011), Lucy (2014) and Who Killed Cock Robin? (2017).

Ensemble - Dead pigs

6. Meng Li

Actress | Xue di zi

Meng Li is an actress, known for The Guillotines (2012), Young Love Lost (2015) and Saving Mr. Wu (2015).

Ensemble - Dead pigs

7. David Rysdahl

Actor | That's Not Us

David Rysdahl is an actor and writer, known for That's Not Us (2015), Black Swell (2016) and The Revival (2017).

Ensemble - Dead pigs

8. Vivian Wu

Actress | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Vivian Wu was born in Shanghai, China, in 1966 as Wu Jun Mei. She started acting at age 15 with the Shanghai Film Studio, and then later studied Travel Industry Management at Hawaii's Pacific University. After that she played 'Wen Hsiu' in the Oscar-winning The Last Emperor (1987) directed by ...

Ensemble - Dead pigs

9. Haoyu Yang

Actor | Jiabiangou

Haoyu Yang was born on September 25, 1974 in Chongqing, China. He is an actor, known for The Ditch (2010), The Wandering Earth (2019) and The Rise of Phoenixes (2018).

10. Chanté Adams

Actress | Roxanne Roxanne

Chanté Adams is an actress, known for Roxanne Roxanne (2017) and Monsters and Men (2018).

Breakthrough performance - Roxanne Roxanne

11. Melanie Lynskey

Actress | Togetherness

At 16 years of age, Melanie Lynskey captivated audiences with her astonishing debut in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures (1994). Her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (Kate Winslet) spirals dangerously out of control was described as "perfect" by TIME magazine ...

Individual performance - The Intervention

12. Craig Robinson

Actor | This Is the End

Craig Robinson was born on October 25, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Craig Phillip Robinson. He is an actor, known for This Is the End (2013), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015).

Individual performance - Morris from America

13. Manolo Cruz

Actor | La ciénaga entre el mar y la tierra

Manolo Cruz is an actor and director, known for Between Sea and Land (2016), Talion (2015) and Por amor a Gloria (2005).

Acting - Between sea and land

14. Vicky Hernández

Actress | Proof of Life

Vicky Hernández is an actress, known for Proof of Life (2000), Between Sea and Land (2016) and Confesión a Laura (1990).

Acting - Between sea and land

15. Joe Seo

Sound_department | Freedom Writers

Joe Seo is known for his work on Freedom Writers (2007), Spa Night (2016) and Gridiron Gang (2006).

Breakthrough performance - Spa night

16. Jack Reynor

Actor | Glassland

Jack Reynor was born on 23 January, 1992, in Longmont, Colorado, to an Irish mother. He moved to County Wicklow, Ireland, when he was two, and was raised there. In early 2010, Jack was cast in Kirsten Sheridan's Dollhouse (2012) which debuted at Berlinale 2012. In late 2011 he played the title role...

Acting - Glassland

17. Regina Casé

Actress | Que Horas Ela Volta?

Few Brazilian artists leave such a rich, fun and coherent path, in the television, opening space for so many characters, places and mores, like Regina Casé. Winner of the Moliére Award as best theater actress at the age of 23, Regina carries a history of success throughout Brazil, in the theater, ...

Acting - The second mother

18. Camila Márdila

Actress | Que Horas Ela Volta?

Camila Márdila was born on February 21, 1988 in Taguatinga, Distrito Federal, Brazil. She is an actress, known for The Second Mother (2015), Above Justice (2016) and Thirteen Days Away from the Sun (2017).

Acting - The second mother

19. Emily Browning

Actress | A Series of Unfortunate Events

Australian actress Emily Browning was born in 1988 in Melbourne, Australia, to Shelley and Andrew Browning. She has two younger brothers. Her start in acting came after a classmate's father, involved in the acting business, noticed her "acting all ditsy" in a school play. Emily found an agent and ...

Ensemble - God help the girl

20. Olly Alexander

Soundtrack | God Help the Girl

Olly Alexander was born in 1990 in Yorkshire, England as Oliver Alexander Thornton.

Ensemble - God help the girl

21. Hannah Murray

Actress | God Help the Girl

Hannah Murray is an English actress known for portraying Gilly in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011) and Cassie Ainsworth in the E4 teen drama series Skins (2007), from 2007 to 2008 (and again in 2013). In 2014, Murray starred in God Help the Girl (2014). In 2015, she played Sara in the Danish ...

Ensemble - God help the girl

22. Miles Teller

Actor | The Spectacular Now

Miles Alexander Teller is an American actor and musician. For his performance in the film The Spectacular Now (2013), he won the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. He has appeared in the films Rabbit Hole (2010), Footloose (2011), Project X (2012), That ...

Acting - The Spectacular now

23. Shailene Woodley

Actress | Divergent

Actress Shailene Woodley was born in Simi Valley, California, to Lori (Victor), a middle school counselor, and Lonnie Woodley, a school principal. She has one brother, Tanner. She was educated at Simi Valley High School in California. When Woodley was four years old she began commercial modeling. ...

Acting - The Spectacular now

24. John Hawkes

Actor | The Sessions

John Hawkes was born John Marvin Perkins in Alexandria, Minnesota, to Patricia Jeanne (Olson) and Peter John Perkins, a farmer. He is of Scandinavian and British Isles descent. John moved to Austin, Texas to begin his career as an actor and musician. He co-founded the Big State Productions Theatre ...

Ensemble - The Sessions

25. Helen Hunt

Actress | As Good as It Gets

Helen Hunt began studying acting at the age of eight with her father, respected director and acting coach Gordon Hunt. A year later she made her professional debut and afterwards worked steadily in films, theatre and television.

Ensemble - The Sessions

26. William H. Macy

Actor | Fargo

William H. Macy was born on March 13, 1950 in Miami, Florida, USA as William Hall Macy Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for Fargo (1996), Shameless (2011) and Magnolia (1999). He has been married to Felicity Huffman since September 6, 1997. They have two children.

Ensemble - The Sessions

27. Annika Marks

Actress | The Sessions

Annika Marks is an actress and producer, known for The Sessions (2012), Waco (2018) and Goliath (2016).

Ensemble - The Sessions

28. Moon Bloodgood

Actress | Terminator Salvation

Moon Bloodgood was born on September 20, 1975 in Alliance, Nebraska, USA as Korinna Moon Bloodgood. She is known for her work on Terminator Salvation (2009), Faster (2010) and The Sessions (2012). She has been married to Grady Hall since August 2011. They have two children.

Ensemble - The Sessions

29. Felicity Jones

Actress | Rogue One

Felicity Rose Hadley Jones is an English actress. Jones was born in Birmingham, West Midlands, and grew up in Bournville. Her parents met while working at the Wolverhampton Express and Star. Her father was a journalist while her mother was in advertising. They divorced when she was three, and she ...

Acting - Like crazy

30. 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.

Acting - Tyrannosaur

31. Peter Mullan

Actor | Tyrannosaur

He was interested in directing films at the age of 19 and he made several shorts. As he wasn't admitted to the National Film School, he decided to dedicate himself to acting, and made his debut in the theatre in 1988 before moving to cinema and television. Fame came with the parts he played in such...

Acting - Tyrannosaur

32. Tatiana Maslany

Actress | Stronger

Tatiana Gabrielle Maslany was born September 22, 1985 in Regina, Saskatchewan, to Renate, a translator, and Dan, a woodworker. She graduated from Dr. Martin LeBoldus High school in 2003. She was a well respected student, and participated as often as possible in school productions. She is well known...

Breakout performance - Grown up movie star

33. Mark Ruffalo

Actor | The Kids Are All Right

Mark Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to Marie Rose (Hebert), a stylist and hairdresser, and Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, a construction painter. His father's ancestry is Italian, and his mother is of half French-Canadian and half Italian descent. Mark moved with his family to Virginia Beach, ...

Performance - Sympathy for Delicious

34. Mo'Nique

Actress | Precious

Mo'Nique received a standing ovation when she stepped on stage for the first time in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, giving her confidence to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. After numerous stand-up performances, she took a leap forward with one of the starring roles in The Parkers (...

Acting - Precious

35. Catalina Saavedra

Actress | La Nana

Catalina Saavedra was born on January 9, 1968 in Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Chile as Catalina Saavedra Pérez. She is an actress, known for The Maid (2009), Amor a domicilio (1995) and Volver a mí (2010).

Acting - La nana

36. Sam Rockwell

Actor | Moon

Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo, California, the only child of two actors, Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess. The family moved to New York when he was two years old, living first in the Bronx and later in Manhattan. When Sam was five years old, his parents separated, at which ...

Ensemble - Choke

37. Anjelica Huston

Actress | The Witches

Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951 in Santa Monica, California, to prima ballerina Enrica "Ricki" (Soma) and director and actor John Huston. Her mother, who was from New York, was of Italian descent, and her father had English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Huston spent most of her ...

Ensemble - Choke

38. Kelly Macdonald

Actress | No Country for Old Men

Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald was born and raised in Glasgow. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she was raised by her mother, a sales executive in the garment industry. She has one brother, David. As a hobby, she acted in an amateur theatrical club, which she enjoyed a great deal. ...

Ensemble - Choke

39. Brad William Henke

Actor | Orange Is the New Black

Brad William Henke was born on April 10, 1966 in Columbus, Nebraska, USA. He is an actor, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Bright (2017) and Sneaky Pete (2015). He was previously married to Katelin Chesna.

Ensemble - Choke

40. Tamara Podemski

Actress | Four Sheets to the Wind

Tamara Podemski is a multi-disciplinary artist born and raised in Toronto to an Ojibway mother and an Israeli father. She made her biggest mark with the film "Four Sheets to the Wind" when she won the Special Jury Prize for Acting at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, as well as an IFC Spirit Award ...

Performance - Four sheets to the wind

41. Jess Weixler

Actress | Teeth

Jessica Weixler is an American actress. She played Dawn O'Keefe in the comedy-horror film Teeth and Jordan in the comedy The Big Bad Swim. Weixler graduated in 1999 from Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where she also attended the Walden Theatre Conservatory Program and was in The ...

Performance - Teeth

42. Robert Downey Jr.

Actor | Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.

Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...

Ensemble - A guide to recognizing your saints

43. Shia LaBeouf

Actor | Transformers

Shia Saide LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California, to Shayna (Saide) and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf, and is an only child. His mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while his father has Cajun (French) ancestry. His parents are divorced. He started his career by doing stand-up comedy around ...

Ensemble - A guide to recognizing your saints

44. Rosario Dawson

Actress | Rent

This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division (2008), which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy...

Ensemble - A guide to recognizing your saints

45. Chazz Palminteri

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Bronx-born and raised Chazz Palminteri was a natural choice to continue the Italianate torch in film. In the tradition set forth in the 1970s by such icons as director Martin Scorsese and actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, John Cazale and Joe Pesci, Palminteri has brought grit, muscle and an ...

Ensemble - A guide to recognizing your saints

46. Dianne Wiest

Actress | Hannah and Her Sisters

One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her mother, Anne Stewart (Keddie), was a nurse from Auchtermuchty, Scotland, and her father, Bernard John Wiest, was a college dean and social worker who was born in Pennsylvania, of ...

Ensemble - A guide to recognizing your saints

47. Channing Tatum

Actor | 21 Jump Street

Channing Tatum was born in a small town, Cullman, Alabama, 50 miles north of Birmingham. He is the son of Kay (Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Matthew Tatum, who worked in construction. Growing up, he was full of energy and somewhat troublesome, so his parents decided to enroll him in ...

Ensemble - A guide to recognizing your saints

48. Amy Adams

Actress | Arrival

Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ...

Performance - Junebug

49. Lou Taylor Pucci

Actor | You

Lou is the son of Linda (Farver) Pucci, a onetime model and former Miss Union County, and guitarist Lou Pucci, formerly of the groups "The Watch" and "Leap of Faith". He never showed any interest in singing or acting as a child till his aunt, Cindy, bribed him to try out for a community theater ...

Performance - Thumbsucker

50. Vera Farmiga

Actress | Up in the Air

Vera Farmiga is an American actress who has received an Academy Award nomination for her role in Up in the Air (2009) and Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her roles in Bates Motel (2013) and When They See Us (2019).

She was born Vera Ann Farmiga, the second of seven children, on August 6, 1973, ...

Performance - Down to the Bone

51. Patricia Clarkson

Actress | The Green Mile

This remarkable, one-of-a-kind actress has, since the early 1990s, intrigued film and TV audiences with her glowing, yet careworn eccentricity and old world-styled glamour. Very much in demand these days as a character player, Patricia Clarkson nevertheless continues to avoid the temptation of ...

Performance - All the real girls, The Station agent and Pieces of April

52. Charles Busch

Actor | Die, Mommie, Die!

Charles Busch is a writer in theater and writer of the film Psycho Beach Party (2000). He is famous for crossdressing in his films he appears in and theatrical presentations he does. Busch got a lot of attention in film and television work playing a prisoner named Nat Ginsberg for two seasons on ...

Performance - Die, mommy, die!

53. Franky G

Actor | Saw II

Franky G was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. Franky has a recurring role as poncho on the Starz hit TV show POWER that is executive produced by 50 cent and creator/writer Courtney A Kemp and also a series regular as Juan Rodriguez on the new show Carl weber's "THE FAMILY BUSINESS" on BET ...

Ensemble - Manito

54. Leo Minaya

Actor | Manito

Leo Minaya was born on an airplane and he has been making headlines ever since. He grew up with his single mother and four siblings in Washington Heights in New York City. Leo never allowed his environment to weigh him down, and his imagination provided the outlet he needed to escape the hard times...

Ensemble - Manito

55. Manuel Cabral

Actor | Fighting

Manuel Cabral is an actor, known for Fighting (2009), Manito (2002) and Che: Part One (2008).

Ensemble - Manito

56. Héctor González

Actor | Blazin'

Héctor González is an actor, known for Blazin' (2001), Salud (2009) and El barrio (2009).

Ensemble - Manito

57. Julissa Lopez

Actress | Manito

Julissa Lopez is an actress, known for Manito (2002).

Ensemble - Manito

58. Jessica Morales

Actress | Manito

Jessica Morales is an actress, known for Manito (2002) and True Life (1998).

Ensemble - Manito

59. Panchito Gómez

Actor | Borderline

Panchito Gómez has been working in entertainment since the age of 5. He played Antonio, one of the kids on Sesame Street Season 3 becoming the first child performer to receive billing in the credits. Gómez joined the show in 1971, when he was eight years old. Gómez was born in New York City and has...

Ensemble - Manito

60. America Ferrera

Actress | The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

America Georgine Ferrera (born April 18, 1984) is an American actress. She is known for her leading role as Betty Suarez on the American Broadcasting Company's comedy-drama television series Ugly Betty (2006-10). Her acting garnered critical acclaim, and she won the Golden Globe Award for Best ...

Acting - Real women have curves

61. Lupe Ontiveros

Actress | Chuck & Buck

Lupe Ontiveros was born on September 17, 1942 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Guadalupe Moreno. She is known for her work on Chuck & Buck (2000), Real Women Have Curves (2002) and The Goonies (1985). She was married to Elias P. Ontiveros. She died on July 26, 2012 in Whittier, California, USA.

Acting - Real women have curves

62. Tom Wilkinson

Actor | Michael Clayton

Popular British character actor Tom Wilkinson was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, and comes from a long line of urban farmers. He is the son of Marjorie (Percival) and Thomas Wilkinson. Economic hardships forced his family to move to Canada for a few years when Wilkinson was a child; after ...

Acting - In the bedroom

63. Sissy Spacek

Actress | In the Bedroom

As a kid, Sissy Spacek climbed trees, rode horses, swam, and played in the woods. She was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on December 25, 1949, in Quitman, Texas, to Virginia Frances (Spilman) and Edwin Arnold Spacek, Sr., a county agricultural agent. Her father's family was of Czech and German origin.

...

Acting - In the bedroom

64. Donal Logue

Actor | Blade

Donal Logue's versatility and talent makes him one of the most well respected and beloved actors today. Born in Ottawa, Canada, Logue moved all over the United States, from the Boston area as an infant to various towns on the Mexican border. He returned to Boston to attend Harvard University, where...

Performance - The Tao of Steve

65. Janet McTeer

Actress | Albert Nobbs

Janet McTeer was born on August 5, 1961 in Newcastle, England, UK to parents Jean and Allan McTeer. She was raised in York from the age of 6. She attended Queen Anne Grammar School for Girls, where there was not much opportunity for drama. She became interested in acting at age 16, when she saw "...

Ensemble - Songcatcher

66. Aidan Quinn

Actor | Benny & Joon

Aidan Quinn was born on March 8, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Aidan T. Quinn. He is an actor, known for Benny & Joon (1993), Practical Magic (1998) and Flipped (2010). He has been married to Elizabeth Bracco since September 1, 1987. They have two children.

Ensemble - Songcatcher

67. Pat Carroll

Actress | The Little Mermaid

She has played everything from chatterbox wives to wicked stepsisters on TV, and from Gertrude Stein to Shakespeare's Falstaff on stage. At age 80 plus, the plucky comedienne shows no signs of stopping any time soon. The riotous Pat Carroll was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1927, the daughter of...

Ensemble - Songcatcher

68. Jane Adams

Actress | Happiness

Jane Adams has performed theatre at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. The plays include "Love Diatribe", "The Nice and the Nasty", and "Greetings From Elsewhere Cabaret". She also performed in "Careless Love" at the Empty Space Theatre, "Candide/Len Jenkin" at the Pioneer Square Theatre", "Talking ...

Ensemble - Songcatcher

69. Greg Huge

Producer | Silent Voice

Greg Huge is a producer and actor, known for Silent Voice, Half Lives and Dream Man.

Ensemble - Songcatcher

70. Iris DeMent

Soundtrack | True Grit

Iris DeMent was born on January 5, 1961 in Paragould, Arkansas, USA.

Ensemble - Songcatcher

71. Steve Zahn

Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes

Steve Zahn was born in Marshall, Minnesota, to Zelda, who worked at a YMCA, and Carleton Edward Zahn, a Lutheran pastor at Peace Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale, Minnesota. His career kicked off in his native Minnesota when he crashed the audition of a local stage production of "Biloxi Blues" and won ...

Comedic performance - Happy, Texas

72. Andrea Hart

Actress | Miss Monday

Andrea Hart is an actress and talent agent, known for Miss Monday (1998), Humans (2015) and My Life So Far (1999).

Performance - Miss Monday

73. Parker Posey

Actress | Scream 3

Parker Posey was born two months premature in Baltimore, Maryland, to Lynda (Patton) and Chris Posey. The family moved to Monroe, La. and then Laurel, Mississippi, where Chris became owner of Laurel's own Posey Chevrolet. Parker attended high school at R. H. Watkins High School in Laurel, and ...

Acting - The house of Yes

74. Lili Taylor

Actress | American Crime

Lili Taylor is a well-known and successful American actress. She acts in film, TV and stage. She was born in Glencoe, Illinois, to Marie (Lecour) and George Park Taylor, an artist and hardware store operator. Lili graduated from New Trier High School in 1985. Then, she attended the Theatre School ...

Performance - I shot Andy Warhol

75. Sean Nelson

Actor | Fresh

Sean Nelson was born on May 9, 1980 in Bronx, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Fresh (1994), The Wood (1999) and The Corner (2000).

Technical acting - Fresh

76. Alicia Witt

Actress | 88 Minutes

Actor/singer songwriter Alicia Witt has had a nearly three-decade long career, starting with her film debut, in 1984, as "Alia" in David Lynch's science fiction classic, Dune (1984).

Witt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Diane (Pietro), a high school teacher, and Robert Witt, a photographer ...

Technical acting - Fun

77. Renée Humphrey

Actress | Mallrats

Renée Humphrey was born on January 27, 1975 in San Mateo, California, USA as Renee K. Humphrey. She is an actress, known for Mallrats (1995), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) and Fun (1994).

Technical acting - Fun

78. Seymour Cassel

Actor | Rushmore

Seymour Cassel, the veteran character actor who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as the hippie swinger Chet in John Cassavetes' Faces (1968), studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and at the Actors Studio. He made his movie debut in Cassavetes' first film, Shadows ...

Outstanding performance - In the soup

79. Viveca Lindfors

Actress | Stargate

Ms. Lindfors was a Swedish-born actress whose stage and screen career in the U.S. and Sweden spanned more than half a century. She was brought to Hollywood in 1946 by Warner Brothers in the hope that she would be a new Greta Garbo or Ingrid Bergman. She appeared with Ronald Reagan in her first ...

Outstanding performance - Rachel River



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