My Top Favorite Breakthrough Actors of 2018

by tlev-06565 | created - 30 Apr 2018 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

1. Richie Merritt

Actor | White Boy Rick

Richie Merritt is an actor, known for White Boy Rick (2018), Clean and Made in Hollywood (2005).

White Boy Rick

2. Sunny Suljic

Actor | Mid90s

Sunny Suljic is an American child actor and skateboarder. He is known for The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Mid90s (2018), Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) and The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018).

Suljic also did voice work and motion capture for Atreus, the son of Kratos in ...

Mid90s

3. Rafael Casal

Actor | Blindspotting

Rafael Casal is an actor and assistant director, known for Blindspotting (2018), Bad Education (2019) and Def Poetry (2002).

Blindspotting

4. John David Washington

Actor | BlacKkKlansman

John David Washington was born on July 28, 1984 in the USA. He is an actor and producer, known for BlacKkKlansman (2018), The Book of Eli (2010) and Ballers (2015).

BlackKklansman

5. Lamar Johnson

Actor | The Hate U Give

Lamar Johnson is known for his work on The Hate U Give (2018), Kings (2017) and The Next Step (2013).

Kings/the Hate U Give

6. Henry Golding

Actor | Crazy Rich Asians

Malaysian television host, actor and model Henry Ewan Golding was born in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, to Margaret Likan and Clive Golding. His father is English and his mother is Malaysian. His mother is from the Iban people, an Indigenous group in Sarawak, and Henry completed the bejalai, an Iban ...

Crazy Rich Asians/A Simple Favor

7. Olan Prenatt

Actor | Mid90s

Olan Prenatt is an actor, known for Mid90s (2018) and IMDb at Toronto International Film Festival (2017).

Mid90s

8. Joel Dawson

Soundtrack | Mary Poppins Returns

Joel Dawson is known for his work on Mary Poppins Returns (2018).

Mary Poppins Returns

9. Troye Sivan

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Troye Sivan Mellet is South African-born YouTuber, actor, model and singer known for his roles in The Spud Franchise, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Boy Erased (2018). He moved to Perth, Australia when he was two years old. Troye has two brothers and a sister, and was raised Modern Orthodox. In 2018...

Boy Erased

10. Calum Worthy

Actor | The Act

Calum Worthy was born in in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and has dual citizenship - Canadian and British. He has more than 70 acting credits, 2 producer credits, 4 writing credits, and has worked in Canada, USA, UK, Australia and Singapore.

When he was four years old, after watching Macaulay ...

Bodied

11. Myles Truitt

Actor | Kin

Included in Variety's 2018 "Young Hollywood Impact Report" of talent poised for break-through, Myles Truitt was seen as the lead in the Lionsgate feature film Kin (2018). He portrays Eli, an adopted teenager searching for connection. The film begins as Eli is reunited with his step-brother, and ...

Kin

12. Winston Duke

Actor | Black Panther

Winston Duke is an actor and producer, known for Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Person of Interest (2011).

Black Panther

13. Trevor Jackson

Actor | Superfly

Trevor Jackson is an actor and director, known for SuperFly (2018), Grown-ish (2018) and Burning Sands (2017).

Superfly

14. Jake Ryan

Actor | Eighth Grade

Jake Ryan is an actor, known for Eighth Grade (2018), Isle of Dogs (2018) and Moonrise Kingdom (2012).

Eighth Grade

15. Alden Ehrenreich

Actor | Hail, Caesar!

Alden Ehrenreich is an American actor. He made his feature film debut in Francis Ford Coppola's film Tetro (2009), and appeared in Coppola's subsequent film Twixt (2011).

In 2013, he starred as Ethan Wate in the film adaptation of the novel Beautiful Creatures (2013). He then played the stepson of ...

Solo: A Star Wars Story

16. Jahi Di'Allo Winston

Actor | The Upside

Jahi Di'Allo Winston is an actor, known for The Upside (2017), Everything Sucks! (2018) and Proud Mary (2018).

Proud Mary

17. Azhy Robertson

Actor | Marriage Story

Azhy Robertson is an actor, known for Marriage Story (2019), Juliet, Naked (2018) and The Plot Against America.

Juliet, Naked

18. Blake Cooper

Actor | The Maze Runner

Blake Cooper, who began acting at 10, is best known for his endearing portrayal of Chuck, the youngest "Glader" in the international blockbuster, The Maze Runner. In May, 2018, Blake, singled out by Variety in their annual Youth Impact Issue as "one to watch", will be seen in the coming of age film...

Measure of a Man

19. Josh Dylan

Actor | Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Josh Dylan is an actor, known for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018), Allied (2016) and The Little Stranger (2018).

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

20. Na-kel Smith

Actor | Mid90s

Na-kel Smith is an actor, known for Mid90s (2018), Away Days (2016) and Blessed (2018).

Mid90s

21. Huck Milner

Actor | Incredibles 2

Milner was born Huckleberry Milner in New York City, New York in 2008.

He discovered his passion for acting when he followed his sisters into community theatre at 4 years old. His professional debut was the role of Dash in Incredibles 2, replacing Spencer Fox.

Milner continues to act professionally ...

Incredibles 2

22. Daniel Doheny

Actor | Alex Strangelove

Daniel Doheny is an actor and writer, known for Alex Strangelove (2018), Adventures in Public School (2017) and The Package (2018).

Alex Strangelove/The Package

23. Gio Galicia

Actor | Mid90s

Gio Galicia is an actor.

Mid90s

24. McCaul Lombardi

Actor | American Honey

McCaul is best known for his roles in A24 / Film4's "American Honey" from Oscar winning director Andrea Arnold - which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016; and Fox Searchlight's "Patti Cake$" which premiered at Cannes in 2017.

More recently, McCaul played the lead in "Sollers ...

Soller's Point

25. Alex Neustaedter

Actor | A-X-L

Alex Neustaedter was born in Kansas City and began acting at a young age in Los Angeles before returning to the Midwest to pursue athletics and formal training as an actor. During this time, Alex landed several roles in feature films, commercials and industrial projects. While attending an acting ...

AXL

26. J. Michael Finley

Actor | I Can Only Imagine

J. Michael Finley was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas and raised in Lebanon, Missouri. He is the second of five children born to Wayne and Betsy Finley. He began singing and acting in Junior High. He attended Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts and began his professional acting ...

I Can Only Imagine

27. Billy Howle

Actor | Dunkirk

Billy Howle was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, to a schoolteacher mother and a father who teaches at Kent University, the second of four sons. His older brother, Sam, is a graphic designer. Despite his parents' academic backgrounds, Billy has said that he was not interested in further education, ...

On Chesil Beach

28. Ryder McLaughlin

Actor | Mid90s

Ryder McLaughlin is an actor, known for Mid90s (2018), Ballers (2015) and Summer of 17 (2017).

Mid90s

29. Eli Fucile

Actor | Incredibles 2

Eli Fucile is an actor, known for Incredibles 2 (2018), The Incredibles (2004) and Jack-Jack Attack (2005).

Incredibles 2

30. Philip Zhao

Actor | Ready Player One

Philip Zhao is an actor, known for Ready Player One (2018), The 40th Annual Young Artist Awards and Made in Hollywood (2005).

Ready Player One

31. Asher Miles Fallica

Actor | Tully

Asher Miles Fallica is an actor, known for Tully (2018), NOS4A2 (2019) and Greener Grass (2019).

Tully

32. Owen Vaccaro

Actor | Daddy's Home

Owen Vaccaro was born as Owen Wilder Vaccaro. He is an actor, known for Daddy's Home (2015), The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) and Mother's Day (2016).

House with a Clock In Its Walls

33. Hugh Skinner

Actor | W1A

Hugh was born on 6 January 1985 in London. He attended Eastbourne College from 1998 to 2003. He studied drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and on graduation went into stage work. After minor roles in 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' and 'Any Human Heart' on television in 2014 he ...

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

34. Koyu Rankin

Actor | Isle of Dogs

Born in 2007 in Vancouver, Canada, to a Scottish-Canadian father and Japanese mother, Koyu is bilingual in both Japanese and English. Koyu can be heard voicing the character of Atari Kobayashi in Wes Anderson's stop-motion animation film, "Isle of Dogs", which is Koyu's first role in a film. The ...

Isle of Dogs

35. Deric McCabe

Actor | A Wrinkle in Time

Deric McCabe is an actor, known for A Wrinkle in Time (2018), Stephanie (2017) and Hold On (2019).

A Wrinkle in Time



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