My Top Favorite Breakout Movie Females of 2016

by tomlev-60399 | created - 15 Dec 2016 | updated - 15 Dec 2016 | Public

1. Sasha Lane

Actress | American Honey

Sasha Bianca Lane is an American actress. She made her film debut in American Honey (2016) directed by Andrea Arnold.

Lane was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in Dallas, Texas. Her father is African-American, and her mother, who is from New Zealand, is of European and Maori descent. After her ...

American Honey

2. Brianna Hildebrand

Actress | Deadpool

Brianna Hildebrand was born on August 14, 1996 in College Station, Texas, USA as Brianna Caitlin Hildebrand. She is an actress and producer, known for Deadpool (2016), Deadpool 2 (2018) and Tragedy Girls (2017).

Deadpool

3. Morgan Saylor

Actress | Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Morgan Saylor was born in Chicago and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. The love of acting and storytelling were apparent at an early age. In her early teens, she began performing in local and regional stage productions. In 2009, Morgan was cast as Dana Brody, on Showtime's "Homeland" when she was ...

Being Charlie/White Girl

4. Haley Lu Richardson

Actress | Five Feet Apart

Haley Lu Richardson was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, as the only child of creative parents, Valerie (Valiquette), a graphic designer, and Forrest Richardson, a golf course architect. She attended Montessori school, where kids are encouraged to think outside the box and value self-motivation...

The Bronze/The Edge of 17

5. Taylor Richardson

Actress | Rise

Taylor Richardson is an actress and assistant director, known for Rise (2018), Jack of the Red Hearts (2015) and Slender Man (2018).

Jack of the Red Hearts

6. Angourie Rice

Actress | The Nice Guys

Angourie Rice in an Australian actress with international credits including Spider-Man: Far From Home and Black Mirror: Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too.

In 2018 she starred in Every Day from director Michael Sucsy (The Vow, Grey Gardens), adapted from the YA novel by David Levithan, and period drama ...

The Nice Guys

7. Auli'i Cravalho

Actress | Moana

Auli'i Cravalho was born on November 22, 2000 in Kohala, Hawaii, USA. She is an actress, known for Moana (2016), Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) and Spring Awakening.

Moana

8. Stefania LaVie Owen

Actress | Krampus

Stefania LaVie Owen was born on December 15, 1997 in Miami, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for Krampus (2015), The Lovely Bones (2009) and Coming Through the Rye (2015).

All We Had

9. Lucy Boynton

Actress | Sing Street

Lucy Boynton (born 17 January 1994) is an American-English actress. She made her film debut with a leading role in Miss Potter (2006). Boynton starred in Copperhead (2013), Sing Street (2016), Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).

Boynton was born in New York City and ...

Sing Street

10. Samantha Isler

Actress | Molly's Game

Samantha Isler, originally from Oklahoma, has already made a name for herself in both the television and feature film world.

Samantha made her Feature Film debut in Home Run (2013), directed by David Boyd. The following year, she booked the lead role in P.J. Fishwick and Hunter Adam's film "Dig Two ...

Captain Fantastic

11. Harley Quinn Smith

Actress | Tusk

Harley Quinn Smith was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, to Jennifer Schwalbach and Kevin Smith. At the age of two, Smith and her family moved to Los Angeles. Smith had intentions to become a professional bass guitarist, but later fell in love with acting.

She has been seen in several films, including ...

Holidays/Yoga Hosers

12. Annalise Basso

Actress | Captain Fantastic

Annalise Basso (born on December 2, 1998) is an American film and television actress and model. Her older siblings, Alexandria Basso and Gabriel Basso, are also actors. She has starred in the films, Bedtime Stories (2008), Love Takes Wing (2009), Standing Up (2013), and Oculus (2013). From 2014 ...

Captain Fantastic/Ouija: Origin of Evil

13. Lily-Rose Depp

Actress | Tusk

Lily-Rose Depp was born 27 May, 1999 in Paris, France. Her mother is French singing sensation Vanessa Paradis, and her father is American actor Johnny Depp. Her little brother, John "Jack" Christoper III, joined the clan in 2002. During Lily-Rose's early years, the Depp-Paradis family divided their...

Yoga Hosers

14. Zoey Deutch

Actress | Set It Up

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 ...

Dirty Grandpa/Everybody Wants Some

15. Ella Purnell

Actress | Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ella Purnell was born in London. She is best known for her roles in Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (2016), in BBC One's Ordeal By Innocence (2017) and Starz' Sweetbitter (2017), in which she plays the series lead role of Tess in the adaptation of Stephanie Danler's hit ...

Miss Peregrine

16. Gal Gadot

Actress | Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, to a Jewish family. Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer, who is a sixth-generation Israeli. She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.

Gal ...

Batman v. Superman

17. Lauren Cohan

Actress | The Boy

Lauren Cohan is a British-American actress and model, best known for her role as Maggie Greene on The Walking Dead (2010) and recurring roles on The Vampire Diaries (2009), Supernatural (2005), and Chuck (2007). After her film debut on Casanova (2005) as Sister Beatrice, she starred in the sequel ...

The Boy/Batman v. Superman

18. 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 ...

Ouija: Origin of Evil

19. Beth Riesgraf

Actress | Alvin and the Chipmunks

Beth Riesgraf was born on August 24, 1978 in the USA as Beth Jean Riesgraf. She is an actress and producer, known for Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007), Leverage (2008) and Intruders (2015).

Intruders

20. Masey McLain

Actress | I'm Not Ashamed

Masey McLain fell in love with acting in the 9th grade when she won Most Outstanding Actress in her first play. However, home videos easily show that her love for the camera developed at an early age. Masey signed with an agency when she was 15 years old, and has continued to book T.V., film, and ...

I'm Not Ashamed

21. Madisen Beaty

Actress | Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Madisen Beaty is an actress and director, known for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019), The Master (2012) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).

Other People

22. Ruby Barnhill

Actress | The BFG

Ruby Barnhill was born on July 16, 2004 in Knutsford, Cheshire, England. She is an actress, known for The BFG (2016), 4 O'Clock Club (2012) and Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017).

The BFG

23. Abbey Lee

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Abbey Lee is known for her work as a fashion model and actress. She appeared in two Victoria's Secret Fashion shows (in 2008 and 2009). She has appeared on the cover or has been featured in many international fashion magazines, including Vogue, Numero, Muse, Dazed and Confused, V and W. She has ...

The Neon Demon/Office Christmas Party

24. Hayley Orrantia

Actress | The Goldbergs

Hayley Orrantia plays the role of "Erica Goldberg" on the ABC comedy, The Goldbergs (2013). Originally from Highland Village, Texas, she is an actress, singer and songwriter. Hayley began singing professionally at the age of 13 and acting at the age of 14. Prior to "The Goldbergs", she performed in...

God's Not Dead 2

25. Maude Apatow

Actress | This Is 40

Maude Apatow is an American actress. She is the eldest daughter of director Judd Apatow and actress Leslie Mann, and is possibly best known for her very popular Twitter page. After minor roles in Knocked Up (2007) and Funny People (2009), as the daughter of Leslie Mann's characters, she had a ...

Other People

26. Claudia Lee

Actress | Kick-Ass 2

Claudia Lee was born Claudia Lee Mirkowski June 20, 1996 in West Lafayette, Indiana, the second child of a Polish-American immigrant father and an American-born mother. As a little girl watching TV, she dreamed of being an actress, and loved performing around the house. She began studying dance ...

The Girl in the Photographs

27. Beanie Feldstein

Actress | Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

Beanie Feldstein was born as Elizabeth Feldstein. She is an actress, known for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016).

Neighbors 2

28. Alexa Nisenson

Actress | Fist Fight

Alexa Nisenson is an emerging young talent with credits as diverse as her abilities. She is best known for her stand out performances in feature films. Alexa won the critics hearts for her performance in the role of "Georgia" in "Middle School The Worst Years of My Life". The New York Times, in ...

Middle School

29. Sophie Nélisse

Actress | The Book Thief

Sophie Nélisse was born in Windsor, Ontario, but moved to Montréal with her family when she was just age four.

She began her career at the age of seven in commercials, then made her movie debut at age 10 in the 2012 French-Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar. For her performance in the film, she won a ...

The Great Gilly Hopkins

30. Margaret Qualley

Actress | Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Sarah Margaret Qualley, known as Margaret Qualley, is an American actress. Qualley was born in Montana and is the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell and former model, Paul Qualley. Margaret grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. She trained as a ballerina and at sixteen she earned an apprenticeship...

The Nice Guys

31. Callie Hernandez

Actress | Alien: Covenant

Most recently seen in the David Robert Mitchell neo-noir thriller Under the Silver Lake, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorehead's Sci-Fi thriller The Endless, Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, Damien Chazelle's La La Land, Epix's Graves opposite Nick Nolte. Upcoming work includes independent film Avalanche,...

Blair Witch

32. Kylie Rogers

Actress | Collateral Beauty

Kylie Rogers is a Texas-born actress, who came to Los Angeles in 2012. Kylie's first major film was the lead role of "Sunshine" in Space Station 76 (2014), working alongside Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer and Marisa Coughlan. That role was followed closely by William Monahan's psychological ...

Miracles From Heaven/Fathers and Daughters

33. Makenzie Leigh

Actress | Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Makenzie Leigh was born on August 8, 1990 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Makenzie Leigh Weinman. She is an actress and director, known for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016), James White (2015) and The Slap (2015).

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

34. Ella Anderson

Actress | The Glass Castle

At just 12 Years old Ella Anderson is being praised by critics for her role as Jeannette Walls in "The Glass Castle" as "The show-stealing Ella Anderson" "First among equals" "Emotional and raw" "Simply Enchanting..possessing acting chops well beyond her years." "Anderson is a revelation"

Ella ...

The Boss/Mother's Day

35. Maddie Hasson

Actress | God Bless America

Maddie grew up in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina with her parents and two sisters. Maddie began dancing at the age of seven, almost immediately getting picked up by FoxTroupe Dance Company under the direction of Mira Fox Lamendola. While competing in FoxTroupe, Maddie won many ...

I Saw The Light

36. Corbin Reid

Actress | How to Get Away with Murder

Corbin Reid was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. Her acting roots began in theatre receiving a BFA from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). Almost immediately after graduating she moved to NYC and performed on Broadway in American Idiot, Sister Act and Rent. In 2014, she starred in the pilot...

Blair Witch

37. Bria L. Murphy

Art_department | Daddy Day Care

Bria L. Murphy was born on November 18, 1989 in Sacramento, California, USA as Bria Liana Murphy. She is known for her work on Daddy Day Care (2003), The Perfect Match (2016) and The Game (2006).

Amateur Night

38. Danika Yarosh

Actress | Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Danika Yarosh was born on October 1, 1998 in Morristown, New Jersey. An avid dancer, Danika quickly found her footing in the dance world, winning titles at many regional and national competitions. It was this high energy performance background that enabled her graceful transition to the Broadway ...

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

39. Valorie Curry

Actress | Blair Witch

Curry grew up as the youngest of three children in Orange County, California. She graduated from Sonora High School in La Habra, California in 2004. She attended California State University Fullerton, receiving a degree in theater. She has worked with The Second City, Phantom Projects theater ...

Blair Witch

40. Katie Crown

Actress | Storks

Katie Crown is an actress and writer, known for Storks (2016), Bob's Burgers (2011) and Clarence (2013).

Storks

41. Diamond White

Actress | The Lion Guard

Diamond White is an actress, known for The Lion Guard (2016), Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) and Transformers: Rescue Bots (2011).

Boo! A Madea Halloween

42. Ruth Negga

Actress | Loving

Ruth Negga was born on January 7, 1982 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is an actress and producer, known for Loving (2016), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and World War Z (2013).

Loving

43. Sarah Jeffery

Actress | Across the Line

Sarah Jeffery is an actress who has quietly amassed a body of work that encompasses both television and film. Growing up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sarah has been performing on stage in musicals and theater productions since the age of three, but it was when she became a teen that she decided ...

Be Somebody

44. Ksenia Solo

Actress | Black Swan

Ksenia Solo is a Latvian-Canadian actress. She was born in Riga, Latvia in to an artistic family. She is a recipient of many prestigious Canadian awards, including 3 Gemini Awards and a nominee of the first ever Canadian Screen Awards. Ksenia was the youngest actor in Canadian television history to...

Pet

45. Liza Koshy

Actress | Liza on Demand

Liza Koshy is a YouTube comedian, actress, and former Vine star. Liza has one of the fastest-growing YouTube channels of all time gaining nearly 6 million subscribers in 2016 alone, at times, gaining more subscribers than any other YouTube channel. She now has over 13.2 million subscribers and over...

Boo! A Madea Halloween

46. Emma Greenwell

Actress | Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Emma Greenwell was born in the United States but raised in London. After graduating high school she applied to drama schools and did a play at the Edinburgh Festival. She studied acting at Hurtwood House and LAMDA. After graduating, Emma moved to Los Angeles and booked her first role of Mandy ...

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

47. Anya Taylor-Joy

Actress | The VVitch: A New-England Folktale

Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy was born in Miami, Florida, the youngest of six children. Her mother is African-Spanish-English and her father is Scottish-Argentinian. She lived her whole life between Argentina and England. Her dad was an international banker but gave it all up to race motorboats. ...

The Witch/Morgan

48. Nadja Alaya

Actress | The Bounce Back

Nadja Alaya is an actress, known for The Bounce Back (2016), Hart of Dixie (2011) and Shameless (2011).

The Bounce Back



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