Breakout Movie and Television Stars of 2021



Through 2021 you might be seeing these actors and actresses a little more as they cross your screen. These actors have been in shows that received a lot of buzz, partly for their fantastic acting in it. While you might not recognize these names alone, once you see the shows and movies they’ve appeared in, everything will click. 

Here are the biggest breakout movie and television stars of 2021. 

Matilda De Angelis 

Before catching her big American break, Matilda has been seen in several Italian films. Appearing in the HBO show, The Undoing launched her career statewide. 

Maria Bakalova 

You might have seen Bakalova in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, and the actress proved she could hold her own in the comedy realm. There is Oscar buzz from her performance and the actress saying that getting into the business was a way for her to escape reality. 

Fin Argus

Argus was the star of the movie Clouds that premiered on Disney+. The movie followed a real-life story of a kid who rose into musical fame and navigated life with osteosarcoma. The film received great reviews from fans and critics. 

Midori Francis 

Dash & Lily was a major buzz during the holidays, and Francis was one of the main stars of this Netflix show. The twenty-six-year-old has also appeared in Good Boys and Ocean’s 8. 

Ariana Debose 

This broadway actress is making her way to the big screen. She’s been seen in Hamilton and even appeared as the main character on Netflix’s The Prom. Debose got her big break when she appeared on the reality show So You Think You Can Dance and turned into a Tony-nominated actress. 

Eli Goree 

Goree helped star in Regina King’s first directorial debut, in One Night In Miami. He played a young boxer, and his performance was refreshing to see in a little darker of a film. Goree acted next to big names, including Leslie Odom Jr. and Aldis Hodge. If you recognize the name, he has also been in Riverdale

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

Ramakrishnan landed a role in Never Have I Ever, after being against 15,000 of girls for the part. Fans loved how Ramakrishnan navigated the teen series that dealt with issues like grief and coming of age. 

Jamie Demetriou 

For a while, Demetriou has been in the game, appearing in shows and movies including Fleabag, Tracey Ullman’s Show, and Paddington 2. He has proved that he is a genius in the comedy world and has recently appeared in The Great, and Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Robbie Amell 

Amell has been floating around a few movies and television shows but is making a splash in the comedy Upload. Fans loved his portrayal of Nathan on the show and the chemistry he has with Andy Allo. 

Lovie Simone 

Simone was born in the Bronx and appeared in The Craft: Legacy, which jump-started her career. Besides this, Simone has appeared in Selah and The Spades as a queen of her boarding school and starred in Greenleaf


Don’t be shocked if you see these actors and actresses appearing more on your screens in the future. Most of them are young and have a promising career ahead of them in Hollywood, especially in their shows, keep performing well on streaming services like Netflix.

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