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The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013 

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List Rules Film, TV and/or musicians who had breakout careers in 2013.

Who were the biggest breakthrough celebrities of 2013? The year brought a ton of fresh faces to the celebrity scene. This list includes great breakout artists in movies, television and in the music industry. Be sure to vote up the celebs that you feel made the biggest impact on pop culture in 2013, and vote down any that you don't think deserve a place of honor on this list. Also, if your favorite breakthrough celeb of 2013 is missing, add them by all means.

In terms of great breakthrough actors of 2013, the choices are excellent. Actress Lupita Nyong'o blew everyone away with her gut-wrenching performance in one of the year's best films, '12 Years a Slave.' The same can be said for Michael B. Jordan, who gave a monster performance in another critically acclaimed film, 'Fruitvale Station.' And yes, Henry Cavill certainly swooped in and got everyone's attention with his portrayal of Superman in the 2013 blockbuster movie 'Man of Steel.'

Music-wise, some of the biggest breakthrough artists of 2013 include Ariana Grande, Robin Thicke (sure, he was famous over the pond but "Blurred Lines" put him on the map in the U.S.), Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and of course, Ylvis, for giving us "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say)."

Television also saw it's fair share of new talent, including the new ladies of 'Saturday Night Live,' Cecily Strong and Kate McKinnon. Taylor Schilling and Uzo Aduba are just two of the wonderful breakout stars from the hugely popular Netflix original series 'Orange is the New Black,' and Tatiana Maslany's celebrity soared thanks to her mind blowingly great work in 'Orphan Black.'
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Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
RazzleDazzle(Crimsonny) added Age 43 from Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-upon-Trent, United Kingdom
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Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Age 35 from Mexico City, Mexico
12 Years a Slave
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Lorde is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Age 22 from Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Singer, "Royals"
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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Age 25 from Boca Raton, Florida, United States of America
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Henry Cavill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Age 35 from Jersey, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories
Man of Steel
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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
MaríaPazHerrera added Age 28 from Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
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Charlie Hunnam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Age 38 from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Pacific Rim, Sons of Anarchy
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Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Age 45 from Virginia Beach, USA, Virginia
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Taylor Schilling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Age 34 from Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Orange is the New Black
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Margot Robbie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Age 28 from Gold Coast, Australia
The Wolf of Wall Street
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Sarah Hyland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
BobbyMoore added Age 28 from Manhattan, New York City, New York
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Robin Thicke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Age 41 from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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Sam Claflin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Age 32 from Ipswich, United Kingdom
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
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Cecily Strong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Age 35 from Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America
Saturday Night Live
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Michael B. Jordan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Age 32 from Santa Ana, California, United States of America
Fruitvale Station
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Chloe Bennet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Age 26 from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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Macklemore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Age 35 from Seattle, Washington
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Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
JoyGerardi added Disclosure
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Jamie Dornan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Age 36 from Holywood, Bangor, United Kingdom
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Uzo Aduba is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Orange is the New Black
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Tatiana Maslany is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Age 33 from Regina, Canada
Orphan Black
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Barkhad Abdi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
Barkhad Abdi
Captain Phillips
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Ylvis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
"The Fox (What Does the Fox Say)"
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Austin Mahone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
mecka2002 added Age 22 from San Antonio, Texas
cutest singer on earth
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Aloe Blacc is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Biggest Breakthrough Celebrities of 2013
CalebKyle added Aloe Blacc