Florence Pugh. Ana de Armas. Noah Skirt. Kaitlyn Dever. These are just a few of the few rising stars who enjoyed a successful 2019, following their fame the following year. While some of these artists have found great success in critically acclaimed films, some of them have also continued their work in well-known television series.
For example, Dever won a Golden Globe nomination for Netflix Unbelievable while balancing its new popularity of Booksmart. Likewise, Jonathan Majors (of the Last black man in San Francisco glory) starred in last year Lovecraft Country. Overall, these new-age actors hold a lot of promise in their future filmography.
ten Ana de Armas
Although Ana de Armas has become a mainstay of Hollywood, she has been a popular face of Cuban cinema and television since the late 2000s. After moving to Los Angeles, de Armas landed English-speaking roles in films like Dogs of war and Stone hands. His appearance as Joi in Blade Runner 2049 brought him further recognition.
However, it was in 2019 that his performance in Knives Out as a nurse, Marta Cabera established her screen presence as a lead actress and earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Currently, she has several big budget projects including the upcoming James Bond film. No time to die, and a biopic of Marilyn Monroe titled Blond.
9 Noah Skirt
British actor Noah Jupe has had a few supporting roles to his credit, including hits like Wonder and A quiet place. In 2019, honey boy offered him a major opportunity to unleash his dramatic potential in his portrayal of a troubled child actor. He has received nominations for the Independent Spirit and Critics Choice awards.
In the same year he also appeared in the sports biopic Ford vs. Ferrari in which he played the son of Ken Miles (Christian Bale). Affirming herself as one of the most popular stars of her age, Jupe was last seen in A Quiet Place, Part II reprising his role as the predecessor of the horror blockbuster.
8 Paul Walter Hauser
Paul Walter Hauser can be recognized by small parts in me Tonya, and Blackkklansman, in addition to providing Stingray comedic relief in Netflix Cobra Kai. However, it was his collaboration with Clint Eastwood that allowed him to shine a light on his acting prowess. Play the lead role in Richard jewell, Hauser brought childlike innocence by playing a security guard falsely accused of a terrorist bombing.
Since then he has continued to appear in supporting roles in Da 5 bloods, and more recently, in Cruel in which he plays Horace Badun, a thief and one of Cruella de Vil’s childhood friends.
7 Jonathan majors
Jonathan Majors has received numerous accolades for his performance in social drama The last black man in San Francisco. His career only progressed with a leading role in Lovecraft Country. A horror set in the 1950s, the HBO series dealt with a trip to a separated United States as Atticus Freeman (Majors) searched for his missing father. During his travels he encounters not only supernatural terror but also real threats like white supremacists.
Other majors screen credits include the Western revisionist Hostiles and Spike Lee’s war drama Da 5 bloods. His date with the Western genre continues with the next The more they fall in which he will play the legendary cowboy Nat Love. Another highly anticipated role is that of Kang, the Conqueror in the upcoming The ant Man movie.
6 Kaitlyn Dever
Kaitlyn Dever has been playing since 2011 with small roles in Bad teacher, and Short term 12. 2019 was an opportunity to deepen his palette with two completely opposite characters in Unbelievable and Booksmart. In the old miniseries, she played a woman struggling with the trauma of sexual abuse. In Booksmart, she co-starred with Beanie Feldstein as a studious high school student who wants to have a rule-breaking party on her last day of school.
Having provided the voice and motion capture for Cassie Drake in Unexplored 4, Dever would also be voicing a character in the upcoming video game. Open roads. Her next film appearance will be in the teenage musical drama, Dear Evan Hansen.
5 Julia Butters
Juli Butters had a few film and television roles to her credit but it was her role in the Quentin Tarantino movie. Once upon a time in hollywood which caught his widespread attention. Butters shared brief but punchy scenes with Leonardo DiCaprio playing child actress Trudi Fraser. While DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton is a washed-out star struggling with his lines, his Lancer co-star Trudi gives him an unexpected pep talk to motivate him.
While Butters had a starring role in the sitcom american housewife, she left after the fourth season to pursue her new film success. Since then she has been shooting for The gray man, a Russo action thriller slated for release in 2022.
4 Da’vine Joy Randolph
Da’Vine Joy Randolph has a decorated background in theater, earning a Tony nomination for Ghost: the musical in 2012. As for his filmography, Randolph found his big chance in the star of Eddie Murphy Dolemite is my name. Inspired by the life of comedian and film producer Rudy Ray Moore, the biopic found her as actress Lady Reed aka Queen Bee.
She has since appeared in Kajillionaire, and Troll world tour, as well as a recurring role in Hulu’s High Fidelity. His upcoming projects include the guilty, a thriller directed by Antoine Fuqua.
3 Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Kelvin Harrison Jr. is best known for his lead role in the 2019 drama Waves. The film primarily deals with the emotional struggles that a high school wrestler must go through after a life-changing injury. This drastic change ends up straining her relationship with her family, especially her controlling father (Sterling K. Brown).
Harrison managed to capture the melancholy tones of the making of the film Waves an intense come-of-story. An underrated gem by comparison was Luce in which Harrison shared screen space with seasoned veterans like Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts and Tim Roth. 2020 saw him in another ensemble-led film as he portrayed Fred Hampton in The Chicago 7 trial. He is also expected to play BB King in Elvis.
2 Taylor russell
Taylor Russell starred as Kevin Harrison Jr.’s on-screen sister in the above Waves. Along with her co-stars, her performance was also well received by critics and audiences alike. Another of his popular films is said to be psychological horror Escape room. Although it generated mixed reviews, the film was a dormant success and spawned an upcoming sequel that would once again feature Russell in the lead.
On television, she is known to play Judy Robinson in Netflix’s ongoing revival of Lost in space. The third and final season of the series is slated for release this year.
1 Florence pugh
Florence Pugh stunned audiences with her haunting act as Dani Ardor in Middle. Playing an emotionally unstable character against the backdrop of a pagan cult-type festival, his character is one of the most identifiable in modern horror. In the same way Middle, 2019 turned out to be a good year for Pugh with his Oscar nominated role as Amy, one of March’s sisters, in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little woman.
Another notable success this year has been Fight with my family, a dramatized account of the life of WWE wrestler Paige. Having started out with independent films like Lady Macbeth, Pugh also has his taste for blockbuster movies with a supporting role in the highly anticipated Black Widow.
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