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Emerging Talent to Watch: Spring 2022

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Emerging Talent to Watch: Spring 2022

By Haley Crane, Asst. Manager, Celebrity & Influencer and Jill Robben, Sr. Manager, Celebrity & Influencer

Our team of experts has compiled the following up-and-comers to watch based on data and signals from social media. We hope this list sparks new ideas, creativity, and maybe some entertainment recommendations.

You may already recognize a few of these names, but we wanted to document their recent growth, along with some newer names. Here are some of the faces on our radar right now.

Toheeb Jimoh

KNOWN FOR: Ted Lasso

AGE: 24

TALKING POINTS: Jimoh is a British actor known for his breakout role as Sam in Ted Lasso. His newest project The Power premieres this year on Amazon Prime Video.


Rachel Zegler

KNOWN FOR: West Side Story

AGE: 20

TALKING POINTS: Steven Spielberg cast Zegler to star as Maria in West Side Story. This breakout role scored her a Golden Globe for Best Actress, various other award nominations, and roles like Snow White in Disney’s live-action version of the classic tale.

UPCOMING PROJECTS: Snow White, Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Harris Dickinson

KNOWN FOR: Beach Rats, Maleficent, The King’s Man

AGE: 25

TALKING POINTS: Dickinson was nominated for the 2022 BAFTA Rising Star award for his recent work in The King’s Man. He’s set to star in the highly anticipated film Where the Crawdads Sing, releasing this year.

UPCOMING PROJECTS: Where the Crawdads Sing

Dominique Fishback

KNOWN FOR: Judas & the Black Messiah, Project Power, The Hate U Give

AGE: 30

TALKING POINTS: Fishback starred in the critically acclaimed film Judas & the Black Messiah as well as films The Hate U Give and Night Comes On. She’s set to appear in the upcoming film Transformers: Rise of the Beast.

UPCOMING PROJECTS: Transformers: Rise of the Beast

Emilia Jones

KNOWN FOR: CODA, Locke & Key

AGE: 19

TALKING POINTS: Jones had her breakout role in the critically-acclaimed film CODA that scored her huge praises. She also stars in Netflix’s Locke & Key, which will be releasing it’s third season this year.


Josha Stradowski

KNOWN FOR: The Wheel of Time

AGE: 27

TALKING POINTS: Stradowski is a Dutch actor who’s been acting since childhood. With several Dutch films and TV shows under his belt, he’s now breaking into the US with a role on Amazon’s The Wheel of Time with season two set to premiere later this year.


Olivia Dejonge

KNOWN FOR: The Society, Undertow, Hiding

AGE: 23

TALKING POINTS: DeJonge is a native Australian who can be seen in shows like Netflix’s The Society and films like Stray Dolls and Josie & Jack. However, she’s about to shine in her biggest role to date as Priscilla Presley in the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic.

UPCOMING PROJECTS: Elvis, The Staircase

Leslie Grace

KNOWN FOR: In the Heights, Leslie Grace

AGE: 27

TALKING POINTS: An accomplished musician and actress, not only did Leslie star in In the Heights, she’s also the recipient of three Latin Grammy Awards for her debut album released in 2013. Leslie will be starring in Batgirl set to release later this year.


Dylan Arnold

KNOWN FOR: You, After We Collided, Halloween

AGE: 27

TALKING POINTS: Arnold got his start with appearances in projects like Nashville, Halloween, and After We Collided, but he has gained subsequent stardom for his role in season 3 of You. He’s currently working on a film about the LA riots.


Arlo Parks

KNOWN FOR: Collapsed in Sunbeams

AGE: 21

TALKING POINTS: A British singer-songwriter who topped the UK Albums Chart at number three, Parks is just getting started. Her debut album continues to be praised, and to top it off, she just released a new single. She’s set to begin her worldwide tour later this month.

UPCOMING PROJECTS: Softly, 2022 Tour

Emma Laird

KNOWN FOR: Mayor of Kingstown

AGE: 23

TALKING POINTS: Dubbed one of the 10 Brits to Watch for 2021 by Variety, Laird broke onto the scene with her role in Taylor Sheridan’s Mayor of Kingstown. Laird will continue on the show as it begins filming season two.

Grace Van Patten

KNOWN FOR: Nine Perfect Strangers, The Meyerowitz Stories, Mayday

AGE: 25

TALKING POINTS: Coming from a family in the film industry, Van Patten made her first TV debut at age 8, but she’s proving she’s more than her name. With supporting roles in Nine Perfect Strangers and The Meyerowitz Stories, she’ll debut her starring role in the coming-of-age film Tell Me Lies.


Stay tuned for more up and coming actors, actresses, and artists!