HIFF 2016: Variety 10 Actors to Watch

Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch

Variety-150-newNow in its fifth year of partnership, the Hamptons International Film Festival and Variety, the respected trade publication, present this year’s Variety 10 Actors to Watch class.

These formidable new talents join an elite group of actors honored in HIFF’s history, including Lupita Nyong’o, Brie Larson, Oscar Isaac, David Oyelowo, Tatiana Maslany, Dane DeHaan, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Blake Lively, Rooney Mara, Ezra Miller, and Alexander Skarsgård.

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Riz Ahmed

Appearing in:
UNA

Notable credits:
NIGHTCRAWLER, The Night Of, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

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Mahershala Ali

Appearing in:
MOONLIGHT
GUBAGUDE KO

Notable credits:
House of Cards, Luke Cage

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Rachel Brosnahan

Notable credits:
PATRIOTS DAY, BOOMTOWN, House of Cards, Crisis in 6 Scenes

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Ana de Armas

Notable credits:
HANDS OF STONE, WAR DOGS, BLADE RUNNER (2017)

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Alden Ehrenreich

Notable credits:
HAIL, CAESAR!, RULES DON’T APPLY, THE YELLOW BIRDS, upcoming STAR WARS (2018)

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Tavi Gevinson

Notable credits:
The Crucible (Broadway), ENOUGH SAID, HUMAN PEOPLE

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Kara Hayward

Appearing in:
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
PATERSON

Notable credits:
MOONRISE KINGDOM

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Lucas Hedges

Appearing in:
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Notable credits:
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (2017)

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Aja Naomi King

Notable credits:
How to Get Away With Murder, THE BIRTH OF A NATION

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John Legend

Appearing in:
LA LA LAND

Notable credits:
Oscar®-winning songwriter (SELMA)