Rising Stars of 2012by bethbeth072 | created - 02 Mar 2012 | updated - 20 Jun 2012 | Public
In no particular order...these are names you will be hearing a lot of this year! UK and USA
Actor | Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Douglas John Booth is an English actor. Booth was born in London, England, the son of Vivien (De Cala), an artist, and Simon Booth, who works in shipping for Citigroup. He has appeared on English television as (Christopher and His Kind (2011), Great Expectations (2011)), starred in the film Romeo &...
Actress | Underground
Jurnee Smollett-Bell was born on October 1, 1986 in New York City, New York, USA as Jurnee Diana Smollett. She is an actress, known for her role as "Jess Merriweather" on the Emmy Award-winning TV series, Friday Night Lights (2006). She is also known for her roles in The Great Debaters (2007), ...
Actress | Bridge to Terabithia
Actress AnnaSophia Robb can next be seen co-starring in Hulu's upcoming anthology series THE ACT, alongside Patricia Arquette, Chloë Sevigny and Joey King. Robb portrays Lacey, Gypsy Blancahrd's only confidant. Lacey knows more than she lets on when law enforcement investigates Dee Dee's murder in ...
5. Max Adler
Actor | Detention of the Dead
Born in Queens, New York and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Adler knew from an early age that he wanted to become an actor. Upon graduating from Horizon High School in AZ, he made the move to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams of working in the entertainment industry. After landing a few guest-star ...
8. Kurt Finney
Actor | Non-Stop to Comic-Con
Kurt Brian Finney was born in Fountain Valley, CA on October 23. His mother, Kathleen Finney, works as a real estate agent and day trades for the stock market. His father, Gary Finney, selflessly works as a firefighter, and has done so for more than 30 years. Kurt has a younger brother named Kyle ...
9. John Boyega
John Boyega is a British actor, known for playing Finn in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015). Boyega rose to prominence in his native United Kingdom for his role of Moses in the 2011 sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block (2011), before attaining international recognition for his work ...
11. Vanessa Kirby
Actress | The Crown
Vanessa Kirby is an English stage, TV, and film actress. From 2016 to 2018, Kirby portrayed Princess Margaret in Peter Morgan's Netflix series The Crown, for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Television Series in 2018. She starred as Estella in the BBC ...
12. Tamzin Merchant
Actress | Pride & Prejudice
Tamzin Merchant is a British born actress, writer and director. She grew up in Dubai and was cast in her first professional role as Georgiana Darcy in Joe Wright's Pride and Prejudice. She attended The University of Cambridge to read English Literature and continued to develop her career as an ...
14. Daniel Sharman
Actor | Immortals
Daniel Sharman was born in London. He began working as an actor at The Royal Shakespeare Company before going on to train for three years at The London Academy of Dramatic Art in 2007. After which he performed in many theatrical productions in London and Europe. He lives in Los Angeles and London.
16. Michael Socha
Actor | This Is England
Michael Robert Socha is an actor, known for his role as Tom in Being Human (2008).
He was born December 13, 1987 in Derby, Derbyshire, England, to Kathleen (Lyons) and Robert Socha, and has Polish, English, Irish, and Italian ancestry. Socha was a rebellious pupil who often skipped school. At the ...
18. Christian Cooke
Actor | Love, Rosie
Christian Louis Cooke was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. He began his acting career at the age of 10 when he appeared in a production of Bedazzled at the Bingley Arts Centre. His first television appearance was in a commercial for Birds Eye beef burgers. His career has progressed from ...
20. Sasha Spielberg
Actress | The Terminal
Sasha Spielberg was born on May 14, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Sasha Rebecca Spielberg. She is an actress and writer, known for The Terminal (2004), The Art of Getting By (2011) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).
21. Julito McCullum
Actor | God Bless You
Uriel McCullum was born on December 16, 1990 in Brooklyn, New York. Before his debut into the cinematic world Julito was a dancer for the New York Knicks and Liberty. Born to Colombian and American parents Glynis and Uriel Almanza his mom decided after his fathers murder in a robbery gone bad, to ...
22. Rose Leslie
Actress | Honeymoon
Rose Leslie is a Scottish actress. Her leading on screen debut was at age 21 in the television film New Town (2009). She is famous for playing Ygritte in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011). Leslie also appeared in the films Now Is Good (2012) and The Last Witch Hunter (2015).
Leslie was ...
Actor | At Middleton
Spencer Rocco Lofranco was born on October 18, 1992 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His father, Rocco C. Lofranco is a lawyer practicing in Toronto, Ontario. Spencer's mother is a model and actress and has a passion for dancing, and singing. Spencer's parents divorced when he was a young child. His ...
29. Sami Gayle
Actress | Vampire Academy
Actress Sami Gayle stars as "Nicky Reagan-Boyle" on CBS' cop drama Blue Bloods.
Gayle began her acting career as Baby June in the off-Broadway production of "Gypsy," starring Patti LuPone. She then reprised her role when the production transferred to Broadway shortly thereafter. Gayle later ...
30. Ashley Chin
Actor | Victim
Ashley Chin grew up in south London with his Jamaican mother and spent his youth mixed up in gang culture. He converted to Islam in 2002. The former rapper has spent the past year touring the country delivering his story "From The Streets 2 Islam" In a unique poetic style, which will leave you ...