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Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities Of 2019

Updated February 3, 2020 116.1k votes 5.1k voters 17k views54 items

List RulesVote up the celebrities who hit the scene in 2019 and you think deserve more than 15 minutes of fame.

Unfamiliar famous faces show up across your screens on a daily basis, strangers until they're stars, and in 2019 there seem to be even more ways than before to steal the spotlight. From the breakout stars of 2019's best films to the voices behind 2019's greatest albums, these rising stars are making their names known to a wide audience and starting to claim some of the celebrity they deserve.

Whether they're someone you felt was being slept on, or on a clear and unencumbered path to the top, each fresh generation of popular, cool new celebrities bring an invigorating twist to the well-worn conventions of stardom. Some of these celebs have been working hard for years and are just now getting mainstream traction. Others are already names because they're cast on star-makers like the Game Of Thrones prequel. Maybe they finally released an album, worked their way up the cinematic ladder, or are the name on all the jerseys you see fans wear this year. However they earned it, these fresh faces and young names are ushering in a new era of talent and setting the bar for the stars of future generations who will someday follow in their footsteps.

Who do you think are the best new celebrities of 2019? Who has got the staying power to remain among the most interesting and the most talented names? Vote up the stars who are most deserving of the Best New Celebrity title!

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    Euphoria, Malcom And Marie


    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

    Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman (; born September 1, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child model and backup dancer, before gaining prominence for her role as Rocky...  more
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    Millie Bobby Brown (born 19 February 2004) is an English actress and producer. At the age of twelve, she rose to prominence for her role as Jane "Eleven" Ives in the first season of Netflix science...  more
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    Finn Wolfhard (born December 23, 2002) is a Canadian actor and voice actor. He is best known for his starring roles as Mike Wheeler in the Netflix series Stranger Things, and Richie Tozier in the...  more
  • 4
    Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell (born December 18, 2001), known professionally as Billie Eilish, is an American singer and songwriter signed to Interscope Records. Her first experience with...  more
  • 5

    Letitia Wright

    Black Panther, Small Axe


    BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    Letitia Michelle Wright (born 31 October 1993) is a Guyanese-born British actress. Beginning her professional career in 2011, she has played roles in several British TV series, including Top Boy,...  more
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    Lana Therese Condor (born May 11, 1997) is a Vietnamese-born American actress and dancer. She made her debut as Jubilation Lee / Jubilee in the 2016 superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse. Lana Condor...  more
  • 7

    Ansel Elgort

    The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent


    BirthplaceUnited States of America

    Ansel Elgort (born March 14, 1994) is an American actor, singer and DJ (under the name Ansølo). As a film actor, he played Tommy Ross in the horror film Carrie (2013), Caleb Prior in The Divergent...  more
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    Tessa Thompson

    Creed, Selma


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Tessa Lynn Thompson (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Her breakthrough role was in Tina Mabry's independent film Mississippi Damned (2009). She gained further...  more
  • 9
    Melissa Jefferson (born April 27, 1988), better known by her stage name Lizzo, is an American alternative hip hop artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a founding member of indie hip hop...  more
  • 10

    Bella Thorne

    Shake It Up!, The DUFF


    BirthplacePembroke Pines, Florida, USA

    Alternative NameAnnabella Avery Thorne

    Annabella Avery Thorne (born October 8, 1997), known as Bella Thorne, is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child model. Thorne played Ruthy Spivey in the television series My...  more
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    Hayley Kiyoko

    Lemonade Mouth, CSI: Cyber


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Alternative NameHayley Kiyoko, Hayley Alcroft

    Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft (born April 3, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Beginning dance lessons as a child, Kiyoko's interest in entertaining led to her working as a child model...  more
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    Timothée Chalamet

    Interstellar, The Adderall Diaries


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York, NY

    Timothée Hal Chalamet (born December 27, 1995) is an American actor. Chalamet started his acting career in short films before appearing in the acclaimed television series Homeland. He made his...  more
  • 13

    Amandla Stenberg

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Amandla Stenberg (born October 23, 1998) is an American actress. She portrayed Rue in The Hunger Games (2012), Madeline Whittier in Everything, Everything (2017), and Starr Carter in The Hate U Give...  more
  • 14

    Gina Rodriguez

    Jane the Virgin, Our Family Wedding


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Gina Alexis Rodriguez (born July 30, 1984) is an American actress, model, writer, producer, and director. She began her career the stage, she made her screen debut in an episode of Law & Order. Her...  more
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    Charles Melton (born January 4, 1991) is an American actor and model. He portrays Reggie Mantle on The CW television series Riverdale. Melton was born in Juneau, Alaska, but spent his childhood in...  more
  • 16

    John Boyega

    Attack the Block, Star Wars: The Force Awakens


    BirthplacePeckham, South London, England, UK

    John Adedayo B. Adegboyega (born 17 March 1992), known professionally as John Boyega, is an English actor known for playing Finn in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens and its 2017 sequel Star...  more
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    Alex Lawther (born 4 May 1995) is an English actor best known for portraying James in the Channel 4/Netflix series The End of the F***ing World and the young Alan Turing in the film The Imitation...  more
  • 18

    Constance Wu

    Fresh Off the Boat, Sound of My Voice


    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

    Constance Tianming Wu (born March 22, 1982) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Kathy on the web series EastSiders (2012–present) and as Jessica Huang in the ABC comedy series...  more
  • 19
    Adam Aminé Daniel (born April 18, 1994) is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He is best known for his commercial debut single, "Caroline", which peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot...  more
  • 20

    Patrick Mahomes II

    Patrick Lavon Mahomes II (born September 17, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He is the son of former Major League Baseball...  more
  • 21

    Issa Rae

    Jo-Issa "Issa" Rae Diop (born January 12, 1985) is an American actress, writer, director, producer, and web series creator. She is best known as the creator, co-writer and star of the HBO series...  more
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    Anthony "Tony" Revolori is an American actor. He is known for playing Zero Moustafa in The Grand Budapest Hotel and Flash Thompson in Spider-Man: Homecoming....  more
  • 23
    Joel Hans Embiid (born 16 March 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After one year of college basketball...  more
  • 24

    Priyanka Chopra

    Barfi!, Don 2


    BirthplaceJamshedpur, India

    Alternative NamePriyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas (born 18 July 1982) is an Indian actress, singer, and film producer who works in Hindi films. The winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant, Chopra is one of India's highest-paid...  more
  • 25

    Eiza González

    Lola, érase una vez


    BirthplaceMexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

    Alternative NameEiza González Reyna, Eiza González

    Eiza González Reyna (born 30 January 1990) is a Mexican actress and singer-songwriter. She gained popularity for her debut role as Lola Valente in the Mexican musical telenovela Lola, érase una vez....  more