Stars of awards season frontrunners and streaming obsessions, these 12 rising talents have found their footing as Hollywood, at large, charts a new course.
They have broken out on premium cable (The Bear’s Ayo Edebiri and Yellowjackets Jasmin Savoy Brown) and in the specialty theatrical space (Everything Everywhere All At Once‘s Stephanie Hsu). For some, like Elvis‘ Austin Butler, this moment has been over a decade in the making, while stars like The Fabelmans‘ Gabrielle LaBelle found themsleves fronting studio film as one of the their professional credits. Up next, they are working with top directors and joining some of Hollywood’s biggest tentpoles. Or, they are behind their own star vehicles, like Meg Statler and her A24 pilot.
This year’s class join a list that, in the past, has included Marvel faces Florence Pugh and Jonathan Majors, Atlanta’s LaKeith Stanfield, and recent Oscar winner Ariana DeBose. Says Butler, “I just always tried to keep my sights on what I wanted to do.”
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