The actresses that star in your favorite films and television shows are more than just gifted artists that help viewers get lost in the worlds they create. They’re incredibly hard workers in their own right as well. The following are just a few up and coming acting talents you’ll definitely want to keep your eye on in the months and years to come.
1. Amber Heard
Amber Heard’s status as the former Mrs. Johnny Depp may have been what she was best known for in the past, but she’s proven she’s so much more than just a pretty face with critically acclaimed performances in super-successful films like Aquaman and The Danish Girl. She’s also heavily involved in social activism within the LGBTQ community, making her an all-around amazing human as well.
2. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga’s been famous for years for her killer singing and songwriting chops but lately it’s been hard not to notice what an incredible actress she is. Her amazing performance as American Horror Story: Hotel’s Countess Elizabeth earned her numerous accolades. Then her heart-wrenching performance in A Star Is Born (produced by Warner Brothers and the Heather Parry helmed Live Nation Productions) earned her a best actress Oscar nomination and got filmgoers everywhere extra excited to see what she does next.
3. Chloe Grace Moretz
Chloe Grace Moretz first started wowing movie lovers as a child actress with memorable roles in films like Kick-Ass and The Amityville Horror. These days, she’s all grown up, but still taking Hollywood by storm with challenging roles in thought-provoking projects like Suspiria and Greta. She’ll also be lending her pleasant voice to the upcoming 3D-animated Addams Family production as Wednesday Addams herself.
4. Yara Shahidi
Fans of ABC’s hit series Black-Ish and its Freeform spin-off Grown-Ish will be very familiar with the beautiful face and poised screen presence of Yara Shahidi. This year, her fans got to experience even more of what she brings to the table as an actress with a stunning performance in The Sun Is Also a Star. If you’d like to see proof that Yara was just as amazing a screen actress as a young girl, check her out as the adorable Destiny in 2011’s Butter.
Of course, these are just a few of the incredible actresses you’ll definitely want to keep an eye on as we continue on through 2019 and get ready to ease into 2020, but they’re definitely among the most noteworthy. Who would make your personal list?