Who will be the next Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman or Jennifer Lawerence? We took a look at the careers of up-and-coming talent and we realized the entertainment world has an embarrassment of riches. Here are the top actresses to be on the lookout for. 

Cherie Johnson

Cherie Johnson is an American actress, author, columnist, executive producer, producer, and writer. She is of African American and Puerto Rican descent. Johnson first rose to fame, at age six, when she appeared on Punky Brewster (1984) as the fictional character, “Cherie”. “Punky Brewster” later expanded into a cartoon series titled Punky Brewster (1985), which she contributed her voice for “Little Cherie” and it aired from 1985-1987. One of her most recognized acting roles is on Family Matters (1989), where she co-starred as the character, “Maxine”. With 215 episodes, “Family Matters” is the third longest-running U.S. sitcom with a predominantly African-American cast.

Victoria Pedretti

Victoria Pedretti is an American film and television actress, best known for her portrayal of Eleanor "Nell" Crain in the Netflix television series The Haunting of Hill House, created and directed by Mike Flanagan.

Eliza Scalen

Eliza Scalen had her scene-stealing role as Amy Adams’s murderous little sister in HBO’s Sharp Objects, Scanlen, a 20-year-old actress from Australia, is set to star alongside Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Meryl Streep in 2019’s remake of Little Women. Scanlen will play Beth March, which, fans of Little Women know, has a pivotal role in the storyline. 

Joey King

Joey King has been working for years, starting with a role as Selena Gomez’s younger sister in Ramona and Beezus in 2010. But her best work is yet to come. Following the success of Netflix’s teen rom-com The Kissing Booth, in which King plays a teenager who dates her best friend’s brother, King will star in Hulu’s anticipated anthology series, The Act. King will play Gypsy Blanchard, a woman who was diagnosed with Munchausen by proxy and murdered her mom. Patricia Arquette will star as Blanchard’s mother, Dee Dee.

Hari Nef

Hari Nef’s first major role was a guest arc in the second season of Amazon’s Transparent in 2015. She didn’t work again in movies or television until 2018, but she’s racked up some impressive roles already. She starred in the black comedy thriller Assassination Nation and landed a recurring role in Lifetime’s hit show You, as well as a guest-starring role in HBO’s Camping. We’re not sure what her upcoming projects are, but we’re eager to see what she does next.


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