Every year new stars emerge on the scene and take the world by storm. While it may seem as if they’re “overnight celebrities”, these trailblazing actors have put in the work late nights for years, earning them buzz worthy mentions. Vogue, Hollywood Reporter, and Backstage have made their predictions of Breakout & Buzzworthy Actors of 2022, here are 10 you should know.
Jabari Banks is now a household name, making him one of this year’s one to watch. The Bel-Air Star proved he was here to stay, taking on the iconic role of “Will Smith” in peacocks Bel-Air, a reimagine of the 90’s hit TV Show Fresh Prince of Belair. The future is bright for Banks as peacock has already greenlit two seasons of the series.
Jenna Ortega is on the rise and nothing can stop her! Jenna was introduced on the scene playing the young version of Jane in Jane the virgin, while some may also recognize her as Ellie in Netflix’s You. Ortega has blazed 2022 starring in the reboot of Scream that premiered in January and Netflix’s new Series Wednesday.
Zoe Kravitz, name ring a bell? While most know her as the daughter of musician Lenny Kravitz and Actress Lisa Bonet’s, Zoe has officially stepped out of her parent’s shadow and into a stardom of her own. Kravitz has already appeared in box office movies as Divergent, and is now set to star as Cat-Woman in the new Batman Movie.
TJ Jackson is carving a lane of his own. After making his theatrical debut in Hulu’s Vacation Friends, the newcomer is showing no signs of slowing down as he is one of the stars in Domino’s latest Stranger Things theme commercial. Jackson is introduced as Birthmark in the highly anticipated Season 2 of Starz hit series P-Valley, and is set to recur as Josiah in Tyler Perry’s Ruthless this season.
Glen Powell is a Powerhouse, making him easily one to watch in 2022. Powell, who’s unforgettable performances in movies such as Hidden Figures and Jurassic World, stars in new Top Gun release alongside Tom Cruise which already grossed 1 Billion at the box office making it a first in cruise’s career.
Simone Ashley is a force to be reckoned with. The Stunning starlet was introduced on the scene as Olivia on Sex Education. It is clear why Ashley is one of 2022 Actresses to watch, the breathtaking beauty stars in Netflix’s Bridgerton Season 2 navigating a complicated love life, involving a love triangle involving her sister.
Austin Butler has shown how to step outside of the Disney and Nickelodeon child star title and navigate a successful career as an adult. Butler is starring as the one and only Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 musical biopic Elvis and is set to appear in the sequel of the Award Winning film Dune.
Li Jun Li is known for her performance as Iris Chang in the ABC series Quantico and Fox series The Exorcist. This Year Li Jun Li is gearing up for Damian Chazelle’s new movie “Babylon” where Li is gaining Oscar buzz playing Anna May Wong who is one of the first Asian American stars in Hollywood.
Naomi Ackie is one firecracker. Having made her television debut as Bonnie on the television dark comedy drama series The End of the F-ing World, Ackie has found a sweet spot in everyone’s heart as she is set to appear as Whitney Houston in the highly anticipated Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
Joel Kim Booster skyrocketed on the scene as a stand up comedian, scoring his very own special on Comedy Central. Booster has made guest appearances on both The Other Two and Shrill. What makes him one to watch in 2022? Joel’s upcoming gay comedy Fire Island, set release on HULU, an original he also wrote.