Rising Stars of 2012

by 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

1. Douglas Booth

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 &...

2. Jurnee Smollett-Bell

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), ...

3. AnnaSophia Robb

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 ...

4. Hannah Ware

Actress | Hitman: Agent 47

Hannah Ware was born as Hannah Rose Ware. She is an actress, known for Hitman: Agent 47 (2015), Oldboy (2013) and Cop Out (2010). She was previously married to Jesse Jenkins.

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 ...

6. Giles Matthey

Actor | Jobs

Giles Matthey is an actor, known for Jobs (2013), 24: Live Another Day (2014) and True Blood (2008).

7. Jason Maza

Producer | The Little Princess

Jason Maza was born on April 24, 1987 in London, England. He is an actor and producer, known for The Little Princess (2018), Welcome to the Punch (2013) and Rise of the Footsoldier (2007).

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

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

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 ...

10. Condola Rashad

Actress | Sex and the City 2

Condola Rashad was born on December 11, 1986 in New York City, New York, USA as Condola Phylea Rashad. She is an actress, known for Sex and the City 2 (2010), Money Monster (2016) and Billions (2016).

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 ...

13. Angela Trimbur

Actress | The Final Girls

Angela Trimbur was born on July 19, 1981 as Angela Denice Trimbur. She is an actress and writer, known for The Final Girls (2015), The Good Place (2016) and Under the Silver Lake (2018).

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.

15. Gabrielle Ryan

Actress | The Detour

Gabrielle Ryan is an actress and producer, known for The Detour (2016), The Jim Gaffigan Show (2015) and Demons Never Die (2011).

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 ...

17. Wunmi Mosaku

Actress | Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Wunmi Mosaku was born on July 31, 1986 in Zaria, Nigeria as Oluwunmi Olapeju Mosaku. She is an actress, known for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Philomena (2013).

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 ...

19. Richie Campbell

Actor | The Frankenstein Chronicles

Richie Campbell is an actor and assistant director, known for The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015), Alien: Isolation (2014) and Anuvahood (2011).

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 ...

23. Spencer Rocco Lofranco

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 ...

24. Malachi Kirby

Actor | Curfew

Malachi Kirby was born on September 20, 1989 in England. He is an actor, known for Curfew (2019), Devils (2019) and Roots (2016).

25. Freddie Fox

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Freddie Fox was born on April 5, 1989 in London, England as Frederick Fox. He is an actor and producer, known for The Three Musketeers (2011), Victor Frankenstein (2015) and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).

26. Solomon Glave

Actor | Wuthering Heights

Solomon Glave was born in 1997 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as Solomon Galiath Glave. He is an actor, known for Wuthering Heights (2011).

27. Jennie Jacques

Actress | Shank

Jennie Jacques was born on February 28, 1989 in Coventry, West Midlands, England. She is an actress, known for Shank (2010), Vikings (2013) and WPC 56 (2013).

28. James Howson

Actor | Wuthering Heights

James Howson was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for Wuthering Heights (2011).

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 ...

31. Sophie Berenice

Actress | The Callback Queen

Sophie Berenice was born as Sophie Berenice Scott. She is an actress and writer, known for The Callback Queen (2013), Stolen (2009) and Rearview (2017).

32. Natasha Jean Sparkes

Actress | The Tapes

Natasha Jean Sparkes was born on April 21, 1987. She is an actress and writer, known for The Tapes (2011), Powder Room (2013) and Victim (2011).



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