Rising Actors You Need To Keep On Your Radar

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Young Hollywood is constantly changing because, you know, people age and stuff. That means there’s always a new crop of actors heading to Tinseltown to make their dreams come true. Many are there for the parties, while others are there to get comfortable and stick it out for a the long haul.

Here are some of the latter that we think have the goods to make it.

Tye Sheridan, 18


Where You’ve Seen Him: The Tree Of Life, Mud, Dark Places
What He’s In Next: Sheridan will play Cyclops in a small franchise known as X-Men. You may have heard of it?
Why He’s Going To Be Big: Sheridan has taken on a string of serious roles in his short career. With dramatic chops that have him holding his own next to actors like Matthew McConaughey and Brad Pitt, you know this kid has got the goods.

Kaitlyn Dever, 18


Where You’ve Seen Her: Dever made the sitcom rounds with roles in Modern Family, Justified and Last Man Standing, but her biggest impact has been in films. Her memorable roles in Bad Teacher, Short Term 12 and Men, Women and Children showed off her skills both as a comedic and dramatic actress.
What She’s In Next: Dever will star opposite Catherine Keener, Anton Yelchin, and Maya Rudolph in The Greens Are Gone about a mother’s grief over her missing son.
Why She’s Going To Be Big: Kaitlyn’s ability to be relateable, coupled with her deep understanding of hard-hitting emotional content helps put viewers at ease in emotionally dark films.

Tom Holland, 19


Where You’ve Seen Him: Billy Elliott: The Musical, The Impossible, In The Heart Of The Sea
What He’s In Next: Holland will debut his role as Spider-Man in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
Why He’s Going To Be Big: Like we said, Spider-Man.

Alexandra Shipp, 23


Where You’ve Seen Her: Drumline: A New Beat, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B
What She’s In Next: Alexandra will star in the highly anticipated Straight Outta Compton hitting theatres this fall. She is also taking the role of Storm in next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse.
Why She’s Going To Be Big: Like Tye Sheridan, Shipp has been tapped as one of the bright new cast members joining the X-Men team. The big budget films don’t take just any old actor for a starring role.

Oona Laurence


Where You’ve Seen Her: Matilda on Broadway, Law and Order: SVU, Orange Is The New Black
What She’s In Next: This month’s Southpaw and next year’s remake of Pete’s Dragon.
Why She’s Going To Be Big: Laurence’s role as the daughter of a troubled boxer in Southpaw is not an easy one and she’s already gaining rave reviews for her performance.

Joe Cole, 26


Where You’ve Seen Him: Skins, A Long Way Down, Offender
What He’s In Next: Cole stars opposite Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor as the suspected killer of Robert’s teenage daughter in Secret In Their Eyes.
Why He’s Going To Be Big: Cole is in good company with Skins as the breeding ground for incredible talent in the UK. Fellow alumni like Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones), Nicholas Hoult (X Men), Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) and have gone on to huge careers in American films and shows.

Kiersey Clemons, 26


Where You’ve Seen Her: Transparent, Eye Candy
What She’s In Next: Kiersey stars in the Sundance-stealing Dope.
Why She’s Going To Be Big: Kiersey can play the stereotypical pretty girl everyone wants to date in New Girl one minute and the badass androgynous teen in Dope the next.

Odeya Rush, 18


Where You’ve Seen Her: The Giver, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green
What She’s In Next: Odeya plays Hannah, the daughter of famous children’s novelist RL Stine (Jack Black) in Goosebumps.
Why She’s Going To Be Big: Odeya seems to be making the leap from children’s films to adult roles quite seamlessly. She’s set to star opposite Sam Worthington in Hunter’s Prayer, where she plays a woman avenging the death of her family. Not very Goosebump-y.