By Haley Crane, Asst. Manager, Celebrity & Influencer and Jill Robben, Sr. Manager, Celebrity & Influencer
Our team of experts has compiled the following up-and-comers to watch based on data and signals from social media. We hope this list sparks new ideas, creativity, and maybe some entertainment recommendations.
You may already recognize a few of these names, but we wanted to document their recent growth, along with some newer names. Here are some of the faces on our radar right now.
KNOWN FOR: Ted Lasso
TALKING POINTS: Jimoh is a British actor known for his breakout role as Sam in Ted Lasso. His newest project The Power premieres this year on Amazon Prime Video.
UPCOMING PROJECTS: The Power
KNOWN FOR: West Side Story
TALKING POINTS: Steven Spielberg cast Zegler to star as Maria in West Side Story. This breakout role scored her a Golden Globe for Best Actress, various other award nominations, and roles like Snow White in Disney’s live-action version of the classic tale.
UPCOMING PROJECTS: Snow White, Shazam! Fury of the Gods
KNOWN FOR: Beach Rats, Maleficent, The King’s Man
TALKING POINTS: Dickinson was nominated for the 2022 BAFTA Rising Star award for his recent work in The King’s Man. He’s set to star in the highly anticipated film Where the Crawdads Sing, releasing this year.
UPCOMING PROJECTS: Where the Crawdads Sing
KNOWN FOR: Judas & the Black Messiah, Project Power, The Hate U Give
TALKING POINTS: Fishback starred in the critically acclaimed film Judas & the Black Messiah as well as films The Hate U Give and Night Comes On. She’s set to appear in the upcoming film Transformers: Rise of the Beast.
UPCOMING PROJECTS: Transformers: Rise of the Beast
KNOWN FOR: CODA, Locke & Key
TALKING POINTS: Jones had her breakout role in the critically-acclaimed film CODA that scored her huge praises. She also stars in Netflix’s Locke & Key, which will be releasing it’s third season this year.
UPCOMING PROJECTS: Cat Person
KNOWN FOR: The Wheel of Time
TALKING POINTS: Stradowski is a Dutch actor who’s been acting since childhood. With several Dutch films and TV shows under his belt, he’s now breaking into the US with a role on Amazon’s The Wheel of Time with season two set to premiere later this year.
UPCOMING PROJECTS: The Wheel of Time
KNOWN FOR: The Society, Undertow, Hiding
TALKING POINTS: DeJonge is a native Australian who can be seen in shows like Netflix’s The Society and films like Stray Dolls and Josie & Jack. However, she’s about to shine in her biggest role to date as Priscilla Presley in the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic.
UPCOMING PROJECTS: Elvis, The Staircase
KNOWN FOR: In the Heights, Leslie Grace
TALKING POINTS: An accomplished musician and actress, not only did Leslie star in In the Heights, she’s also the recipient of three Latin Grammy Awards for her debut album released in 2013. Leslie will be starring in Batgirl set to release later this year.
UPCOMING PROJECTS: Batgirl
KNOWN FOR: You, After We Collided, Halloween
TALKING POINTS: Arnold got his start with appearances in projects like Nashville, Halloween, and After We Collided, but he has gained subsequent stardom for his role in season 3 of You. He’s currently working on a film about the LA riots.
UPCOMING PROJECTS: April 29,1992
KNOWN FOR: Collapsed in Sunbeams
TALKING POINTS: A British singer-songwriter who topped the UK Albums Chart at number three, Parks is just getting started. Her debut album continues to be praised, and to top it off, she just released a new single. She’s set to begin her worldwide tour later this month.
UPCOMING PROJECTS: Softly, 2022 Tour
KNOWN FOR: Mayor of Kingstown
TALKING POINTS: Dubbed one of the 10 Brits to Watch for 2021 by Variety, Laird broke onto the scene with her role in Taylor Sheridan’s Mayor of Kingstown. Laird will continue on the show as it begins filming season two.
Grace Van Patten
KNOWN FOR: Nine Perfect Strangers, The Meyerowitz Stories, Mayday
TALKING POINTS: Coming from a family in the film industry, Van Patten made her first TV debut at age 8, but she’s proving she’s more than her name. With supporting roles in Nine Perfect Strangers and The Meyerowitz Stories, she’ll debut her starring role in the coming-of-age film Tell Me Lies.
UPCOMING PROJECTS: Tell Me Lies
Stay tuned for more up and coming actors, actresses, and artists!