By: Brooke Sell
Viola Davis is an American Actress. She is 55 years old and is also a producer. She has won an Academy Award for best Actress in a Supporting Role. She has also won 2 Tony Awards and is the first African-American to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting Award. She was also one of the 100 most influential people for Time Magazine in 2012 and 2017. She has been in Movies and TV shows including How to get Away With Murder, The Help, Widows, Suicide Squad, and will be in The Suicide Squad coming out this year. Viola came from a very poor family, but managed to work her way to make a huge name for herself. She got financial assistance for her schooling and she was the first to go to college in her family. She was first known for her role in The Substance of Fire in 1996. Lastly, Glamour magazine named Viola Film Actress of the year in 2012.
Jennifer Lopez or J. Lo is an American actress, dancer, and singer. She is 51 years old and is very talented. She has done voice acting for the movies Home and Ice Age. She has also been in other movies like Hustlers, Selena, The Boy Next Door, Shades of Blue, Jersey Girl, and much more. She hasn’t won very many acting awards because she is more focused on her singing career. She was acting and in college at the same time and eventually dropped out of Baruch College in NY to pursue her acting and singing career. J. Lo founded a production compacy called Nuyorican Productions. Her first big movie that she starred in was Lost in the Wild and it was filmed in 1993. She started acting before she was a famous singer. Jennifer’s role in Selena is what sparked her music career. Lastly, she is not only in movies, but she was on American Idol and World of Dance as a judge.
Sarah Paulson is an American Actress and she is 46 years old. She has been in numerous movies and TV shows including American Horror Story, Ratched, Oceans 8, Glass, Run, Birdbox, and many more. She has won many awards a Primetime Emmy Award, A Golden Globe, and many more. Some facts about Sarah is that she has done drama, horror, and comedy movies. She made her debut on TV in Lay and Order. She has directed many episodes of American Horror Story. She has been working on acting since she was 12 years old. Lastly she has a favorite actress, Jessica Lange, and she got to work with her on the set of American Horror Story.
Rebel Wilson is an Australian actress and she is 41 years old. She is also a singer, comedian, producer, and writer. She is most known for her role as Fat Amy in the Pitch Perfect movies. Other movies she has been in are The Hustle, Bridesmaids, Cats, and How to be Single. Rebel has won multiple MTV awards and her net worth is $22 million. She was in many Australian films before being known in the US. Her breakthrough movie in the US is called Ghost Rider. She went to school to become a lawyer and that knowledge has helped her negotiate her contracts as an actress. Rebel went to South Africa as a youth ambassador. While she was there she caught malaria and had to go into intensive care and during that time she had many hallucinations. She dreamt that she won an Oscar and instead of giving a formal speech on stage, she rapped instead. Lastly, since Rebel Wilson wasn’t huge in America during her first movies she didn’t make much money until the second Pitch Perfect movie came out.
Cameron Diaz is an American actress. She has also produced, written books and modeled. She is 48 years old and has been many movies including Annie(2014), Charlies Angels, My Sisters Keeper, all of the Shrek movies, The Holiday, and many more. She hasn’t won many big awards besides multiple MTV awards. Her net worth is $140 million. Her big break was when she played Tina Carlyle in The Mask. Even though, she did not win she was nominated for many Golden Globe awards. She is semi-retired, but is still the 5th highest-grossing actress. She was a model for Coca-Cola in the 1990s. Lastly, in Shrek she was the voice actor for Fiona.
Emma Roberts is an actress and is 30 years old. She also sings, but mostly sticks to acting. She has been in many movies including Nerve, Aquamarine, Nancy Drew, Holidate, and many more. She has starred in TV shows as well like Scream Queens, American Horror Story, and her breakthrough TV show on nickelodeon, Unfabulous. She hasn’t won any awards besides a Teen Choice award and an MTV award, but her net worth is $25 million. Emma’s aunt is Julia Roberts, who is also an actress. She played Johnny Depps daughter in the movie Blow. She did end up going to college, but had to stop due to her work life. Emma Roberts has a child and his name is Rhodes. The father of the baby is Garrett Hedlund and he is an actor as well.
Sandra Bullock is an American actress and she is 56 years old. She is not only an actress, but is a producer as well. She was one of the worlds highest paid actresses in 2010 and 2014. In 2015 she was named People’s Most Beautiful Women and was also included in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world. She has win many awards including a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, and many others. Films she has been in are The Blind Side, Oceans 8, Bird Box, Gravity, and many more. She has produced many of the movies she has starred in as well. In 1995 she started a production company of her own called Fortis Films. Her movie gravity made over $723 million. She has won a Golden Raspberry Award(an award people get for worst movie and it happens the night before The Oscars) and showed up to get the award for the movie ‘All about Steve’ and got a Golden Globe award the same year for the movie The Blind Side. Sandra Bullock is the only actress to show up for a Golden Raspberry award and win a Golden Globe in the same year.
Kristen Stewart is an American actress. She is 30 years old and is most famous for her role as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga series. She hasn’t won any big awards, but has won many teen awards/nickelodeon awards. Some other movies Kristen has been in besides for The Twilight Saga movies are the new Charlie’s Angels, Underwater, Snow White and the Huntsman, and a lot more. She did more acting in her younger years. Kristen Stewart took after her parents and also got into film making, along with acting. Her big break movie was when she starred as Jodie Foster, in Panic Room. She can sing and play many instruments as well including guitar and drums. Finally, in 2012 she was marked as one of the highest-paid actresses making about 34.5 million in a year and she was only 22.
Nicole Kidman is an American-Australian actress. She has won an Academy Award, two Emmys, and five Golden Globe awards. She has been ranked one of the worlds most highest-paid actresses in 2006, 2018, and 2019. Her net worth is $183 million from 2015. She has starred in the tv show Big Little Lies. The movies she has starred in are The Undoing, The Others, Bombshell, Aquaman, The Hours, Batman Forever, and many more. She is a producer and singer, also. She used to be married to Tom Cruise, but they broke up before the 2000’s. She is now married to Keith Urban. Her best friends Reese Witherspoon and Naomi Watts, who are both actresses. Her first debut was in a movie called A Bush Christmas(A remake of an Australian holiday favorite). Lastly, her breakthrough roles were in the movie Dead Calm.
Scarlett Johansson is an actress and is 36 years old. She was the highest paid actress in 2018 and 2019 and has been featured on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. She has starred in the Avengers series, other marvel movies, We Bought a Zoo, and many more. Before Scarlett acted in movies, she did commercials and theater acting. Her first leading role movie was Manny & Lo and she played a pregnant teenager. She was known for being able to act older than she really was. She was only 18 while filming Lost in Translation, but her ability to act older made her really fit in with the cast. Though she has not won many awards, she has been nominated several times for both Academy Awards, Golden Globes and guild awards.
Cate Blanchett is an Australian actress. She produces and directs also. Cate is 51 years old and has won a lot of awards including two Academy Awards and 3 Golden Globes. Some of the movies she has starred in is Cinderella(live action), The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Indiana Jones, and many more. She studied art history at the University of Melbourne and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Her first TV roles were in the shows Heartland and Bordertown. Her breakthrough role was when she played Queen Elizabeth I. She is the only Australian to win two acting Oscars. Lastly, for her movie “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou” she did not rehearse or meet most of the cast before filming a certain part of the movie and she did it amazingly anyways.
Emma Stone is an actress and is 32 years old. She has been acting since 2004. She was just casted for the role of Cruella DeVille in the new 101 Dalmatian spin-off, Cruella. Some of her other most famous movies are La La Land, the Spiderman series, The Help, The Croods, and many more movies. She is a very talented actress and has won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a movie. Some interesting facts about Emma is that she can build websites, on her own, just for fun. She has written a book called I Am Bigger Than My Anxiety, which is about her struggles with anxiety and depression when she was younger. For her role in Easy A she had to record herself doing a monologue. She spent hours and hours on it trying to choose the right version that showed herself in her acting, she was so freaked out about it her roommate at the time chose one for her and sent it in. Her closest friends are Jennifer Lawrence, Martha Maslsaac and Sugar Lyn Beard. They spend a lot of time together. Lastly, her and Ryan Gosling have starred in three major movies together which are Crazy, Stupid, Love, Gangster Squad and La La Land.
Reese Witherspoon is an actress and is 41 years old. She has been in many movies and TV shows. Her most famous movies are A Wrinkle in Time, Home Again, Legally Blonde, and more. TV shows she has starred in are Big Little Lies and Little Fires Everywhere. She has won many awards including MTV awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. Some facts about Reese is that both of her parents were in the medical field so that is what she wanted to do until she got into acting. Her first role was in The Man in the Moon and she was only 14. Her hit movie Legally Blonde made about $150 million. Her net worth is about $80 million. Lastly, she started her own production company called Type of Films.
Saoirse Ronan is an Irish/American actress and she has been acting since she was young. She is now 26 and has won many smaller awards, but has won a Golden Globe for being the best actress in the movie Lady Bird. She is greatly known for her role in Little Women and Lady Bird. Facts about Saoirse Ronan is that she was nominated for an Oscar at the age of 13. She does not read her movie reviews because “there will be something that sticks in my head, because it’s not a natural, normal thing for people you don’t know to personally write about you” she says. She can do very many accents, but in real life she has an Irish accent. Finally, she is very picky about the roles she plays because she likes to play characters who are well rounded and smart. She wants her role to be written intelligently.
Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress. She is 35 years old and is most famous for her role in the live action Wonder Woman. She is not only an actress, but a producer and model as well. She was a soldier who served two years in the Israel Defense Forces. She hasn’t been in many things other than Wonder Woman, nut she has won 2 awards for that movie. Some facts about Gal Gadot is that she was in the Miss Universe Pageant in 2004 as Miss Israel. She was in Ralph Breaks the Internet as the voice actress of Shank. She is going to be starring as Cleopatra in an upcoming movie. Finally, in 2020 she was one of the highest-paid actresses and she earned more than $30 million.
Emma Watson is a English actress and is currently 30 years old. She has been acting since she was 10 when she starred in the first Harry Potter movie. She has been acting ever since in movies. She has been in the whole Harry Potter series. Beauty and the Beast(live action), Perks of Being a Wallflower, Little Women, and more. Some cool facts about Emma Watson is that she has always wanted to act, starting at the age of 6. She was the cover of a Teen Vogue magazine at only the age of 15. She has a college degree and is also a journalist. She hasn’t won any major awards, but she has won many smaller ones.
Meryl Streep is an actress and she has been acting since 1969. She is currently 71 years old and is often described as the “best actress of her generation”. She can do multiple accents and can sing. She has starred in a numerous amount of movies and TV shows. She has been in Mamma Mia, Disney movies, The giver, Little Women, and many other hit productions. She has won multiple Golden Globes for best actress and multiple Academy Awards for Best Actress. She has one 20 awards in total. Some facts about Meryl Streep is that she has more Academy Award Nominations than any other female. She also is worth $90 million. She is the Spokeswoman for the national Women’s History Museum. Lastly, Meryl Streep donated her entire salary for The Iron Lady movie to the National Women’s History Museum because she thinks “that women’s story needs to be told”.
Jennifer Lawrence is an actress and is currently 30 years old. She is super known for her role in The Hunger Games. She has also won many Academy Awards and has won multiple Golden Globe Awards(both were for best actress in a leading role). Some facts about Jennifer Lawrence is that she finished high school two years early. She is also very friendly and talkative. She was also the highest paid actress in 2015 and 2016. She was also on a list for 100 of the most friendly people.
Angelina Jolie is an actress and she is most known for her role in Maleficent(live action), as Maleficent herself. She is 45 years old and has won many awards including three Grammys and an Academy Award. Some interesting facts about her is that she is a fully licensed pilot. She has 6 children and 3 of them are adopted. She was married to Brad Pitt(the biological father of the other three children). They got a divorce in 2016. Finally, she does her own stunts in the movies she stars in.
Zendaya is a Disney star and is also in Euphoria and Spiderman: Far From Home. She is 24 years old and has an already won an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series’ for her show Euphoria.