12 Breakout Stars Of 2016 Who Are On Fire

It’s hard to believe we’re already at the end of 2016, but looking back, it’s a little jaw dropping to see all the stars who were thrust from Tinseltown obscurity into Hollywood’s white hot A-list. We rounded up 12 uber talented individuals who made a major impression on the small and silver screens, making us excited for what’s to come in 2017!

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Former Disney star Brie Larson had a modest and successful acting career until she starred in Room. Her performance made her 2016's award season darling, which had her nominated for virtually every actress in a leading role award including an Oscar, which she took home at the end of the night.
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There's no doubt Stranger Things was one of 2016's smash series hits thanks to the ragtag cast of young actors who successfully time traveled fans back to the '80s. However, it was Millie Bobby Brown whose lead character, Eleven, stole the show with her lovably spooky personality. Not only did she completely crush it with acting, but she had the guts to shave her head on a gamble that the show would get a hook in audiences. Now she's the hottest new star of young Hollywood everyone will be watching in 2017.
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Last we checked, Evan Rachel Wood was dating Marilyn Manson. However thanks to HBO's hit new series, Westworld, she's now known for her jaw-dropping performance of her character, Dolores. The range she's shown as an actress has majorly upped the demand for her talent and is keeping her comfortable on multiple end of year round-ups as one to keep an eye on.
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Adam Driver has been a staple on HBO's Girls for years but has remained relatively under the radar. However, his 2015 role as Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens set him up for an incredible 2016. Starring in three movies, including Silence, directed by Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese, Adam hosted Saturday Night Live and voiced his role in the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game. With two movies already set to release (including Star Wars: Episode VIII) in 2017 and the end of Girls on the way, It's pretty clear Adam isn't stepping out of the spotlight anytime soon.
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She made a splash in The Wolf of Wall Street, but 2016 was Margot Robbie's true breakout year. Her role in Suicide Squad, Saturday Night Live hosting gig, being invited to every late night talk show, and a ton of new project offers has certified her Hollywood gold.
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The 28-year-old Swedish actress clinched her A-list star status when she took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2016. Two movies followed, and while they didn't have the same kind of success as The Danish Girl, she's got three movies set for release in 2017 we can't wait to watch!
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Westworld has made mega stars of actors on the rise, including Jimmi Simpson, who plays William, a park visitor who experiences the deepest level of self discovery. His unconventional good looks and acting talent has suddenly made him a major player in Tinseltown with all eyes on him.
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Haley Bennett dominated Hollywood, starring in four movies including, The Girl on the Train and The Magnificent Seven, propelling the 28-year-old into Tinseltown's mainstream. With two movies already on the way in 2017, it looks like Hollywood has another future superstar under its wing.
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Tessa is an accomplished singer and actress who has worked steadily in Hollywood for years. However, it was her role as Charlotte Hale in HBO's Westworld that really made audiences sit up and pay attention. The 33-year-old is already working on two movies for 2017 and prepping to reprise her role in season two of Westworld. We can't wait!
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The daughter of rock royalty Lenny Kravitz and all-around icon, Lisa Bonet has had a lot to live up to, but in 2016 successfully proved she's no longer living in her parents' shadows. Aside from fronting her band Lolawolf and playing massive summer festivals, Zoe appeared in five movies and has another on the way in 2017.
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After playing Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia franchise, a string of indie movies and theater followed for Ben Barnes until he was cast as the arrogant and entitled Logan in Westworld. Quickly becoming one of the most hated characters on the show, Ben is front and center in the spotlight as if he was an overnight sensation.
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LOVE was a charming Netflix original series surprise in 2016. Indie actor Paul Rust went major mainstream once the show he created and starred in took off and wrapped it's lovely relationship relatable arms around binge-watchers everywhere. Wrapping up season 2, Paul's knack for nailing life as a 30-something in LA is sure to lead him to several more exciting projects in the coming year.

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