My Top Favorite Breakthrough Actress of 2017

by tlev-38675 | created - 08 Jul 2017 | updated - 20 Dec 2017 | Public

1. Danielle Macdonald

Actress | Patti Cake$

Danielle is an Australian actress who originally booked the role of Becca on the ABC family show Huge (2010), which she was unable to do after her visa came in too late. She later moved to Los Angeles where she first appeared in the short film for Glamour Reel Moments with Joel Edgerton and ...

Patti Cake$

2. Bria Vinaite

Actress | The Florida Project

Bria Vinaite was born on June 10, 1993 in Lithuania as Barbora Bulvinaite. She is an actress and writer, known for The Florida Project (2017), Untitled Bria Vinaite Project and The OA (2016).

The Florida Project

3. Keala Settle

Actress | The Greatest Showman

Keala Joan Settle (born November 5, 1975) is an American actress and singer. Settle originated the role of Norma Valverde in Hands on a Hardbody, which ran on Broadway in 2013, and was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, and Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a ...

The Greatest Showman

4. Dafne Keen

Actress | Logan

Dafne Keen Fernández is a British and Spanish actress who played the role of Ana "Ani" Cruz Oliver in the television series The Refugees, and the mutant Laura Kinney / X-23 in the 2017 film Logan.

She is the daughter of British actor Will Keen, and Spanish actress, theatre director and writer María ...

Logan

5. Abby Quinn

Actress | Landline

Abby has been performing since the age of six when she was cast as a munchkin in her school's production of The Wizard of Oz. Most recently, she played a lead role in the comedy Good Girls Get High which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival this year. She also starred alongside Edie Falco, ...

Landline

6. Kelly Marie Tran

Actress | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Kelly Marie Tran was born on January 17, 1989 in San Diego, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) and Hot Girls on the Beach (2011).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

7. Talitha Eliana Bateman

Actress | Annabelle: Creation

Talitha is the youngest girl of eight. Like her older sister, Leah Bateman, she loves being goofy and enjoying life. She has four older brothers, Justin, Aleq, Noah E. Bateman, and Judah Bateman, a little brother, Gabriel Bateman, and two older sisters, Hannah Rochelle Bateman and Leah.

Among her ...

Annabelle: Creation/So B. It

8. Jessica Williams

Actress | The Incredible Jessica James

Jessica Williams was born on July 31, 1989 in California, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Incredible Jessica James (2017), Booksmart (2019) and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015).

The Incredible Jessica James

9. Isabella Amara

Actress | Wilson

Isabella Amara is an American actress and vocalist. She will next star in Facebook Watch's Queen America opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones.

She recently played the role of 'Sally Avril' in the Marvel films, Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Spiderman: Homecoming(2017). She also starred in Fox ...

Wilson/Spider-Man: Homecoming

10. Florence Pugh

Actress | The Falling

Florence Pugh is an English actress. She is known for The Falling (2014), her film debut, Lady Macbeth (2016), Outlaw King (2018), Fighting with My Family (2019), and Midsommar (2019).

Pugh also appear in the ITV detective series Marcella and starred in the AMC Mini-Series The Little Drummer Girl.

In...

Lady Macbeth

11. Samara Weaving

Actress | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Samara Weaving was born on February 23, 1992 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, but spent the years after that moving around from Singapore, Fiji, Indonesia, and back to Australia with her family. During that time, she attended grade school in Jakarta, Indonesia, eventually going to Pittwater...

Monster Truck/The Babysitter/Mayham

12. Taliah Webster

Actress | Good Time

Taliah Webster is an actress, known for Good Time (2017), Caper (2019) and Hair Wolf (2018).

Good Time

13. Elizabeth Cappuccino

Actress | Super Dark Times

Elizabeth Cappuccino is an actress, known for Super Dark Times (2017), Jessica Jones (2015) and Broad City (2014).

Super Dark Times

14. Millicent Simmonds

Actress | A Quiet Place

Millicent Simmonds is an actress from Bountiful, Utah. She became deaf at twelve months old and her mother decided that the entire Simmonds family would learn American Sign Language. Millie joined the drama club at Jean Massieu School for the Deaf, and participated in Utah Shakespeare Festival, but...

Wonderstruck

15. Francesca Eastwood

Actress | True Crime

Francesca Eastwood was born on August 7, 1993 in Redding, California, USA as Francesca Ruth Fisher-Eastwood. She is an actress, known for True Crime (1999), Outlaws and Angels (2016) and Jersey Boys (2014). She has been married to Clifton Collins Jr. since January 1, 2017. She was previously ...

M.F.A.

16. Brooklynn Prince

Actress | The Florida Project

Brooklynn Prince is an actress and director, known for The Florida Project (2017), Home Before Dark and The Turning (2020).

The Florida Project

17. Zendaya

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Zendaya (which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona) is an American actress and singer born in Oakland, California. She began her career appearing as a child model working for Macy's, Mervyns and Old Navy. She was a backup dancer before gaining prominence for her role as Rocky Blue on ...

Spider-Man: Homecoming/The Greatest Showman

18. Zoey Deutch

Actress | Flower

Zoey Deutch was born in Los Angeles, California. She starred in Everybody Wants Some (2016), Before I Fall (2017), Why Him? (2016), Flower (2017) and Set It Up (2018).

She recently wrapped production on Buffaloed (2019) which she produced as well, and is currently shooting the series The Politician ...

Before I Fall

19. Maddie Ziegler

Actress | Ballerina

Since the age of two, Maddie Ziegler has had a passion for performance. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Maddie's mother Melissa enrolled her and her younger sister, Mackenzie Ziegler, in dance classes at a local studio. A few years later the trio starred in the hit Lifetime reality series '...

Book of Henry/Leap

20. Austyn Johnson

Actress | The Greatest Showman

Austyn Johnson was born on April 28, 2006 in New York, USA. She is an actress, known for The Greatest Showman (2017), The Post (2017) and Lost Girls (2019).

The Greatest Showman

21. Mckenna Grace

Actress | Gifted

Mckenna Grace is an American child actress. She began acting professionally at the age of 6, her earliest roles including Jasmine Bernstein in the Disney XD comedy series Crash & Bernstein (2012-2014) and Faith Newman in the soap opera The Young and the Restless (2013-2015). Her early film roles ...

Gifted/How To Be a Latin Lover/I, Tonya

22. Naomi Scott

Actress | Aladdin

Naomi Scott is a multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter. She stars as "Jasmine" in Disney's blockbuster live action remake Aladdin (2019), alongside Mena Massoud and Will Smith, directed by Guy Ritchie. Disney released the film in May 2019, and it became one of the biggest films of the year.

...

Power Rangers

23. Amiah Miller

Actress | The Water Man

Amiah Miller was born on July 16, 2004 in the USA. She is an actress, known for The Water Man, War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) and MacGyver (2016).

War For The Planet of the Apes

24. 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 ...

Detroit

25. AnnJewel Lee Dixon

Actress | The Last Word

AnnJewel Lee Dixon is an actress, known for The Last Word (2017) and Payment Received.

The Last Word

26. Deepika Padukone

Actress | Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Deepika Padukone, born 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is an Indian model & Actress. She is the daughter of former badminton Champion Prakash Padukone. Her mother tongue is Konkani. Deepika has a younger sister named Anisha.

She has been modeling appearances in print and television advertising...

XXX: Return of Xander Cage

27. Becky G

Actress | Power Rangers

Rebbeca Marie Gomez, better known by her stage name Becky G, is an American singer and actress. Gomez first gained recognition in 2011 when she began posting videos of herself covering popular songs online. One of her videos caught the attention of producer Dr. Luke, who subsequently offered her a ...

Power Rangers

28. Garance Marillier

Actress | Grave

Garance Marillier is a French actress, she is best known for her lead role in Raw (2016). Marillier began her acting career in 2011 in the short movie Junior (2011) by Julia Ducournau. She also appeared in the short movie It's Not a Cowboy Movie (2012). She was a musician before turning to acting, ...

Raw

29. Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz

Actress | Rings

Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz was born in Milan, Italy to two former fashion models and until the age of five, grew up in the little country town of Gudo Visconti. Her American father, Elliston, became a famed fashion photographer, while her mother, Maria, went on to do PR for a fashion press office. ...

Rings

30. Laura Harrier

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Laura Ruth Harrier (born March 28, 1990) is an American actress and model. Harrier was first recognized for her portrayal of Destiny Evans in the short-lived reboot of the American soap opera One Life to Live in 2013. In 2017, she made her major film debut portraying Liz Allan in Spider-Man: ...

Spider-Man: Homecoming

31. Anjela Nedyalkova

Actress | T2 Trainspotting

Anjela Nedyalkova was born on March 2, 1991 in Bulgaria. She is an actress, known for T2 Trainspotting (2017), The Paradise Suite (2015) and Avé (2011).

T2: Trainspotting

32. Caitlin Carver

Actress | I, Tonya

Caitlin Carver was born on March 31, 1992 in Monrovia, Alabama, USA. She is an actress, known for I, Tonya (2017), Paper Towns (2015) and Dear White People (2017).

I, Tonya

33. Lulu Wilson

Actress | Annabelle: Creation

Deemed "a standout", "particularly impressive" and "worthy of especially high marks" for her terrifying starring role in Mike Flanagan's Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016), Lulu Wilson continues to command audience attention at only 11 years old.

Originally from New York City, Wilson made her film debut ...

Annabelle: Creation

34. Ryan Simpkins

Actress | A Single Man

Ryan Elise Simpkins is an American actress, known for her performance in films such as Pride and Glory, A Single Man and Revolutionary Road. She has worked with luminaries such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Kate Winslet, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Kyle Mooney and Colin Farrell. Performed on ...

The House/Brigsby Bear

35. Kelly Rohrbach

Actress | Baywatch

Kelly Rohrbach is a Connecticut-born actress. After graduating from Georgetown University in 2012, where she was recruited to play Division One Women's Golf, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for acting. Kelly majored in theater at Georgetown, as well as attending the London Academy of...

Baywatch

36. Ruby Rose

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Ruby Rose Langenheim (born 20 March 1986), better known as Ruby Rose, is an Australian model, DJ, boxer, recording artist, actress, television presenter, and MTV VJ. Rose emerged in the media spotlight as a presenter on MTV Australia, followed by several high-profile modelling gigs, notably as the ...

XXX: Return of Xander Cage/Resident Evil: Final Chapter/John Wick chapter 2

37. Azealia Banks

Soundtrack | Pitch Perfect

Azealia Banks was born on May 31, 1991 in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA as Azealia Amanda Banks. She is an actress and composer, known for Pitch Perfect (2012), Love Beats Rhymes (2017) and The Heat (2013).

Love Beats Rhymes

38. Alexi Pappas

Writer | Tracktown

Alexi Pappas is a writer and actress, known for Tracktown (2016), Olympic Dreams (2019) and Tall as the Baobab Tree (2012).

Tracktown

39. Octavia Chavez-Richmond

Actress | Knives Out

Octavia Chavez-Richmond was born on November 24, 1988 in Arlington, Virginia, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Knives Out (2019), Lolita Express and A Ring for Christmas (2019).

From Nowhere

40. Adea Lennox

Actress | The Bling Ring

Adea Lennox is an actress and director, known for The Bling Ring (2013), Thrill Kill (2016) and Super Dark Times (2017).

Super Dark Times

41. Amandla Stenberg

Actress | The Hate U Give

Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power," Amandla was born in Los Angeles, California, to Karen Brailsford, a writer, and Tom Stenberg, a businessman. Her mother is African-American and her father is Danish (and of part Inuit-Greenlandic ancestry).

In the summer and fall of 2010, she shot her ...

As You Are/Everything, Everything

42. Gabrielle Haugh

Actress | Jeepers Creepers 3

Gabrielle Haugh is an actress, known for Jeepers Creepers III (2017), Against the Clock (2019) and The Institute (2017).

Jeepers Creepers 3

43. Addison Riecke

Actress | The Beguiled

Addison Riecke was born January 26, 2004, in Covington, Louisiana (a New Orleans suburb). She discovered her love for acting, singing, and playing musical instruments at age four. By the age of 8, she appeared in ABC's How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life), and in national ...

The Beguiled

44. Grace Fulton

Actress | Shazam!

Grace Fulton was born on July 17, 1996 in the USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Shazam! (2019), Annabelle: Creation (2017) and Revenge (2011).

Annabelle: Creation

45. Virginia Kull

Actress | Big Little Lies

Virginia Kull was born on October 5, 1981 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Virginia Erin Kull. She is an actress, known for Big Little Lies (2017), The Looming Tower (2018) and Boardwalk Empire (2010). She has been married to Ryan Howard Young since May 2, 2009.

Imperfections

46. Jesse Sullivan

Actress | American Satan

Jesse Sullivan is an actress, known for American Satan (2017), Enigma of Being Awake (2016) and Fuckkkyouuu (2015).

American Satan

47. Isabella Blake-Thomas

Actress | Secret Society of Second Born Royals

Isabella Blake-Thomas is an actress and producer, known for Secret Society of Second Born Royals (2020), Once Upon a Time (2011) and Shameless (2011).

Kepler's Dream

48. Philippa Coulthard

Actress | Howards End

Philippa Coulthard was born in Dallas, Texas and moved to Brisbane, Australia at the age of four. From an early age, she loved acting and persuaded her parents, aged 10, to let her have an agent. Her first professional job was a small role in an Australian independent film called Unfinished Sky. At...

Annabelle: Creation

49. Samara Lee

Actress | Annabelle: Creation

Samara Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea on March 8, 2008. She began acting at the age of 4 shortly after moving to the United States. Samara landed her first audition in front of revered casting director, Donna Belajac, who immediately recognized her unique talent. That audition led to Samara ...

Annabelle: Creation

50. Tayler Buck

Actress | Annabelle: Creation

Tayler Buck is an actress, known for Annabelle: Creation (2017), American Crime Story (2016) and Transcend (2016).

Annabelle: Creation

51. Morgan Hinkleman

Actress | Halt and Catch Fire

Morgan is your typical little girl. She loves school, her sisters, the beach, and music. From the young age of 3, she loved posing for the camera, which led to the start of some modeling, but it wasn't until she was 5 that she discovered a true passion for acting.

Acting, singing, and modeling are ...

American Made

52. Leedy Corbin

Actress | Iris

Leedy Corbin is an actress, known for Iris, Those Who Wait and The Night Shift (2014).

Kepler's Dream



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