Naughton left the R&B group 3LW to pursue a well-rounded career in Hollywood and after turning in solid performances in 'Notorious' and 'Fame,' we eagerly await her next project: the retro TV series 'Playboy.'
Mr. Mackie has been quietly building his resume for years with standout performances in '8 Mile,' 'She Hate Me' and 'We Are Marshall' and he’s poised to become a household name in the near future with roles in 'The Adjustment Bureau,' 'Real Steel' and 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.'
Ex-football player turned actor, Isaiah Mustafa, rose to fame with an Old Spice commercial. It led to a role with Jennifer Aniston in the upcoming film 'Horrible Bosses,' which means he's right there alongside the big dogs now.
Keke Palmer starred in 'Akeelah and the Bee' way back in 2006, and has only moved up in the ranks since then. She's currently filming 'Joyful Noise' opposite Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, which might just establish her has an able player in Hollywood.
After bursting onto the scene as the breakout star of NBC’s Community, Glover picked up a small role in this November’s The Muppets, but you can be sure that this is only the beginning of his very bright career.
Yaya Dacosta got her start on 'America's Next Top Model,' but she has slowly been building her career as an actress over the past five years. She finally found herself on the cusp of officially breaking out in 2011 after her terrific supporting roles in 2010's 'The Kids Are All Right' and 'Tron: Legacy.' We're expecting more from her in the years to come.
After a few years of background work, Adepero Oduye's coming-of-age performance in 'Pariah' received a standing ovation at Sundance, proving that -- with the right role -- the girl can act. And there's no doubt that she'll continue to do so.